Jarred Graham won Event 31, a $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better tournament, Wednesday night earning his first gold bracelet and $255,942.
Graham, a cash game specialist from Australia, found himself under the bright lights of a World Series of Poker final table being railed by none other than the 2005 Main Event champion Joe Hachem. Hachem and Graham formed a friendship while playing cash games in their home country a few years back and it’s blossomed in the time since. At just 24 years old, Graham is following in the footsteps of Hachem and helping to further cement Australia’s place on the poker map.
Not only did Graham perform under the watchful eye of Hachem, he outperformed a final table with poker resumes as stout as Hachem’s. The final table included three gold bracelet winners, most notably Perry Green and Barry Greenstein. Green and Greenstein are both three-time champions. Green’s wins came in 1976, 1977 and 1979. Miraculously, his first eight WSOP cashes came in the form of final table appearances, three of them victories and two of them runner-up finishes. Green finished 9th in Event 31 while Greenstein finished 3rd.
Gold bracelet champion Eric Rodawig finished 7th.
The $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better tournament drew 936 players generating a prize pool of $1,263,600. The top 117 players finished in the money with a min-cash awarding $2,400.
Notables to cash include Justin Gardenhire (90th), Jason Mercier (83rd), Ryan Lenaghan (59th), Nick Binger (58th), Mitch Schock (48th), Allen Cunningham (44th), David Sands (41st), Mel Judah (27th) and Jeff Lisandro (24th).
Loni Harwood (6th) was the fourth woman to make a final table appearance this year while Marco Johnson (2nd) was the 14th player to make multiple final table appearances.
Here are the final table results for the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event:
1st: Jarred Graham – $255,942
2nd: Marco Johnson – $158,379
3rd: Barry Greenstein – $99,091
4th: Noomis Jones – $71,924
5th: Gabriel Blumenthal – $53,096
6th: Loni Harwood – $39,803
7th: Eric Rodawig – $30,275
8th: Joao Pires – $23,338
9th: Perry Green – $18,233