The WSOP is on the way , and the race for bracelets is at his peak, A few professionals came very close to win some, one of them actually won.
The $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker World Championship Omaha Eight-or-Better event (#18), wrapped up yesterday with Daniel Alaei taking the title and his second WSOP bracelet.
Alaei beat out a surprisingly star studded final 17 for an open event that included Scott Clements, Alex Kravchenko, John Monnette, Toto Leonidas and two PokerRoaders Annie Duke and Daniel Negreanu.
Both Duke and Negreanu were dangerously short numerous times throughout the difficult final day of play, but remarkably were both still able to squeak their way onto the final table before finally being dispatched with.
For the first place finish Alaei pocketed $445,898.
The final table finish positions for Event #18, the $10,000 buy-in World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo were as follows:
1st. Daniel Alaei- $445,898
2nd. Scott Clements- $275,946
3rd. Ben Boyd- $182,730
4th. Daniel Negreanu- $130,401
5th. John Monnette- $97,422
6th. Greg Jamison- $77,736
7th. Thomas Koral- $65,453
8th. Annie Duke- $58,049
9th. Yueqi (Rich) Zhu- $54,179
For further details on Event #18 visit www.worldseriesofpoker.com