There were 405 players who took part in the 2017 WSOP $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo event.
It was a keenly contested event and at the end of the day, it was Smith Sirisakorn who had the final laugh. He took home the first WSOP gold bracelet of his career and also the top prize of $215,902.
Sirisakorn did not have any live cash earnings to report about when he entered the tournament. He has only one cash from a tournament and that was many years ago. He mainly plays cash game in Los Angeles and loves playing the Stud/8, $40 or $80 limits or the Omaha/8 disciplines.
Smith said that he did not play in many tournaments. He is just a recreational player even though he has loads of experience playing in the cash games. Sirisakorn entered the final day of the event with a decent stack. He was in 3rd position among the final 14 players who made it to the final day. He was able to get the better of all players on his table from the start and ran over them. He climbed to over 1 million chips within the first hour of play.
There were nine players to end up on the final table. Sirisakorn was in the second chip position on the final table. He made his way through the final table to end up facing Jameson Painter in the heads-up clash. Sirisakorn said that he wanted to remain in an aggressive frame of mind throughout the final day. He had good cards with good tunes, good rivers, and good flops and all worked out in his favor.
Smith bet on every street in stud and Omaha and his strategy seemed to work. He was able to finally get the better of Painter and win the competition. Sirisakorn said that he was not stressed out with the massive lineup of pro pokers on the final day.