NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
WASSUP '09: Final Table Set For First 2009 PL Omaha Bracelet
June 3, 2022

Event #5 of the 2009 World Series of Poker presented by Jack Link's Beef Jerky is down to only nine players, after shedding 800 others during two quick days of poker action including such well known players as Allen Cunningham, Erick Seidel, Nam Le, Phil Hellmuth, Jeff Madsen, Jimmy Fricke and PokerRoad Radio's Gavin "The Caveman" Smith.

Despite being only (relatively speaking) a $1,500 buy-in event, the huge number of attendees for the first pot-limit Omaha event of this year's series were still able to build an impressive total prize pool and create a top prize worth $237,415.  That prize, along with the WSOP bracelet that goes with it, is still within the grasp of nine men including such formidable foes as Jason Mercier, Steven Burkholder, An Tran and Dario Alioto.

Current final table chip stacks for Event #5, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, are as follows:

Kevin Iacofano- 770,000
Jonathan Tare- 639,000
An Tran- 445,000
Jason Mercier- 384,400
Victa Park- 341,000
Dario Alioto- 315,000
Matt Giannetti- 311,000
Steven Burkholder- 263,000
Chris Biondino- 182,000

For updates, chip counts and photos from the WSOP Event #5 final table visit www.worldseriesofpoker.com powered by PokerNews.


Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

i couldnt help myself from makin a semibluff for all my chips on the turn vs allencunningham and after several minutes he laid his hand down
-Eric Froehlich

Ok, new personal best. Made it till one a.m. One outta the bubble.
-Allen Cunningham

In the money and on to day 2 of PLO with 35400..avg is 45k and 81 remain going into tomorrow.
-Shannon Shorr

restart is delayed til 3pm wtf?
-Jeff Williams

PLO restart pushed back til 3 p.m. Vegas time, so I'ma go get fitted for a tux for my sister Heather's wedding that's later this month.
-Shannon Shorr

doing the slow chip climb, feelin good
-Eric Froehlich

ran into the misclick call w straight and flush draws on a paired board, he got there river and still shouldve folded. so f'ing sick
-Eric Froehlich

flopped a set vs a straight draw, out in 26th
-Eric Froehlich

*A sampling of Event #5 Twitter posts, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation

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