Loren Klein Tops Stacked Final Table Of WSOP 2018 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship To Win His Third Bracelet

Loren Klein won his third WSOP gold bracelet in the WSOP 2018 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship after a year. Really, he is proving to be an incredibly pot-limit Omaha tournament player, having made five WSOP final tables since 2010. He took down a WSOP PLO event in 2016 for his first gold bracelet and then won his second bracelet in the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha event in 2017.  A year later, he has managed to improve his poker resume, defeating a field of 476 entries to win the 2018 WSOP $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship for his third bracelet

In a tough competition, the PLO specialist Loren Klein defeated his fellow gold bracelet holder Rep Porter. This grand victory gave Klein hefty prize of $1,018,336 along with the coveted gold bracelet.

The $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship was played across 4 days. The final day saw six contenders returning to the felts to battle it out for the first place prize.  The six finalists were led by Brandon Shack-Harris. The eventual champion Klein was third in chips at the start of final day action, but he went on to win some key pots and very soon became the chip lead at the table.

It was a tough contest as there were 5 bracelet winners among the final six players and a former November Niner. Klein ultimately faced the three-time gold bracelet winner Rep Porter in heads-up play. While he got a comfortable lead early in the duel, Porter managed to double up through him.

The heads-up battle did not last long despite Porter’s wonderful efforts. Klein bagged a commanding chip over his final opponent. Very soon, the final hand took place where the champion raised to 1 million pre-flop and Porter three-bet to 3 million. Klein potted and Porter called for his last 4.275 million. Klein tabled Ac-Ad-3d-2h to Porter’s Ks-Kd-Jd-5c. The board ran 2c-10s-4c-4d-9c where Klein clinched the coveted title, sending his final opponent to the rail for $629,378 in prize money.

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Loren Klein $1,018,336
2 Rep Porter $629,378
3 Brandon Shack-Harris $433,259
4 Jerry Wong $303,491
5 Ryan Hughes $216,391
6 Scott Bohlman $157,097
7 Mike Leah $116,166
8 Alexey Makarov $87,522