Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low started with 470 players and the winner would take home $267,327 for a first-place prize and a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. England’s John Kabbaj stood at the top after 28 levels of play to earn his second bracelet and scoop the cash prize. Kabbaj's first bracelet came in the 2009 WSOP Event #45 $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em for $633,335.
Eighteen players returned on Day 3 and within the first four hours nine players went busto to cut the field down to half: Matt Glantz (18th - $7,784); Michael Roeseler (17th - $7,784); WSOP bracelet winners Konstantin Puchkov (16th - $9,462), Owais Ahmed (15th - $9,462), Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (14th - $11,676), and Robert Mizrachi (13th - $11,676); seven-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Chris Reslock (12th - $14,605); online pro Andrey “gigaloff” Zhigalov (11th - $14,605); and Fu Wong (10th - $18,519).
The unofficial final table combined and at Level 24 Tyson Marks made his way to the cashier in 9th place.
When heads-up play started Kabbaj had more than a 2-1 chip lead over Thomas Keller — it wasn't long before it was over. Two big stud hi-low hands found Kabbaj stacking the chips to cripple Keller.
John Kabbaj completed to 50,000 with the as his door card and then called the raise from Keller to 100,000. Keller and Kabbaj got all single bets until fifth and Keller had 35,000 left. Kabbaj bet to put him all in and Keller called off.
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Caitlyn Howe and John talk about his win: