Ben Zamani Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $1,500 Omaha Eight-Or-Better Event

Ben Zamani dominated season XV on the World Poker Tour, earning Player of the Year honors. Early Sunday morning, he reminded the poker world that he’s just as good, if not better at the World Series of Poker by winning his second career bracelet.

The German-born, South Florida resident topped a field of 905 entrants in the $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better event to pick up the title and the $238,620 first-place prize. Zamani now has more than $4 million in career live tournament earnings, with millions more won online. Zamani’s previous bracelet came in 2015, in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event where he won $460,640.

Zamani was complimentary of his heads-up opponent, Jared Hemingway. “He played well,” said Zamani. “He was aggressive enough to be dangerous.”

Other notables who finished in the money included Benny Glaser (120th), Dan Heimiller (108th), Brandon Shack-Harris (92nd), Shirley Rosario (76th), Tuan Le (42nd), Humberto Brenes (36th), Marco Johnson (23rd) and Jim Collopy (17th).

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Ben Zamani $238,620 912
2 Jared Hemingway $147,428 760
3 Alex Ferrari $103,471 608
4 Ryan Paluf $73,647 456
5 Gary Vick $53,171 380
6 Forrest Auel $38,946 304
7 Scott Buller $28,948 228
8 Martin Corpuz $21,839 152
9 Dustin Sitar $16,726 76

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2017 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.


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