The $1,500 mixed no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha event at the 2019 World Series of Poker drew a field of 1,250 runners, which created an overall prize pool of $1,687,500.
In the end, the title went to first-time winner Jerry Odeen, a 24-year-old poker pro from Gothenburg, Sweden.
“This is something I always wanted since I started playing poker,” Odeen told WSOP reporters after the win. “I started watching poker when I was like 15 years old now I’m here like nine, ten years later. I got the bracelet, it feels pretty surreal actually.”
Despite coming into the final table in second-to-last place on the leaderboard, Odeen mounted a comeback and then managed to eliminate five of his opponents on the final day. In addition to the bracelet, Odeen pocketed $304,793 for the victory.
In addition to the money, Odeen also earned 960 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win. The POY is sponsored by Global Poker.
Odeen becomes Sweden’s 11th overall bracelet winner, joining players such as Peter Eichhardt, Mats Rahmn, Michael Tureniec, WSOP main event champion Martin Jacobson, and two-time bracelet winner and Poker Hall of Fame nominee Chris Bjorin.
The final table featured Lucas Greenwood, brother of bracelet winners Sam and Max Greenwood. Had he won, the Greenwoods would have become the first trio of siblings with WSOP wins. While both Sam and Max made deep runs in the main event, Lucas settled for a fourth-place showing in this tournament worth $98,027.
Other notables who made a deep run in the event included Ayaz Mahmood (5th), Eddie Blumenthal (6th), Gary Bolden (8th), David Baker (10th), Lexy Gavin (11th), Matt Wantman (12th), Anton Wigg (15th), Frank Rusnak (20th), and Mikhail Semin (23rd).
Here is a look at the final table results.
For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.