Event: Seven-Card/Omaha High-Low
Prize pool: $1,023,750
Prizes Paid: 48
1st Owais Ahmed (United States) -- $255,959
2nd Michael Mizrachi (United States) -- $158,148
3rd Abe Mosseri (United States) -- $100,532
4th Scott Bohlman (United States) -- $72,491
5th Scotty Nguyen (United States) -- $53,091
6th Gerard Rechnitzer (United States) -- $39,475
7th Gregory Jamison (United States) -- $29,791
8th Thomas Whitehair (United States) -- $22,819
10th Matthew Ashton (Liverpool) -- $17,731
20th Richard Ashby (Watford) -- $7,452
34th Stuart Rutter (Birmingham) -- $5,282
20th Richard Ashby (Watford) -- $7,452
Vegas 11 Stats:
Vegas Prize Fund:
• Owais is a 27-year old data warehouse analyst and supply chain project manager.
• He resides in Irvine, California, but was born in Karachi, Pakistan.
• He is a graduate of the University of California and earned a degree in computer science.
• He has attended the WSOP during each of the past four years.
• This is his second final table, but first bracelet.
• This is his fourth cash so far this year.
• Hasan Habib is the only other known bracelet winner to have been born in Pakistan.
• Only one nation was officially represented at the final table: the United States.
• Mizrachi was vying for his second bracelet after winning the $50,000 HORSE last year.
• L.A. Lakers majority owner Jerry Buss finished 25th place. His first cash was in 1991.
“I can’t believe it’s real right now. I played my heart out. I played my A-game and in the end, it all worked out for me. I’m ecstatic. The final table started with Mike Mizrachi – ‘The Grinder.’ He had a third of the chips in play. We had Scotty Nguyen, Abe Mosseri, another online player, a lot of really, really good players. And I just played my hands, I picked my spots. And I waited it out until I got heads-up and Grinder had like a 3:1 chip lead heads-up, and you know, I just grinded through it. I just played my A-game, picked my spots, flustered him a few times, and got some hands.
“Actually, when we started the match, it was like a 50:1 crowd advantage for Mizrachi. And, you know, I had a chip disadvantage, and the whole room felt really small, and it felt like it was me against the world. And then we played for about 20 minutes, then we had a break, and during break, I went and washed my face. I meditated a little bit, and I said, you know, I am just going to come out and play my A-game, and that is going to win me that bracelet. The crowd doesn’t matter. I put my glasses on, I was in my zone, and when I do that, I am as good as anyone in the world.
“I spent a lot of time in America, but my family is from Pakistan. I’m just representing Pakistan in the World Series of Poker. It’s a great honor. Growing up, I watched Pakistan win the Field Hockey World Cup, the Cricket World Cup, and now... Pakistan has a World Series of Poker champion. And that is a great honor for me.”
Vegas 11 Interview - Richard Ashby
Image courtesy of wsop.com; words Nolan Dalla.
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