Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022 came to a close yesterday with Sean Troha of North Olmstead, Ohio taking it down to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet and the $1,246,770 first prize. Troha made an incredible final table comeback to beat Indo-American Shiva Dudani in the heads-up. The latter walked away with $770,556 for his efforts. With prior career WSOP earnings of $270,226, this is by far Troha’s biggest career tournament score.
The biggest $10K Pot-Limit Omaha Championship in the history of the WSOP drew a record field of 683 unique entries and generated $6,368,975 in prize pool. After three days of action, the four-day event whittled down to just five yesterday with Shiva Dudani (15,650,000) leading the charge. Troha was the second-shortest stack but he made a great comeback, eventually winning the coveted title.
Dudani’s relentless aggression on the FT paid off Troha handsomely. At two points on the final table, he needed to hit a two-outer to survive, and did so both times en route to his incredible victory.
When asked about his come-from-behind win, he was somewhat lost for words. “Probably not, I am usually not a man of many words at the table. I have been coming out here for a lot of years and haven’t won any [bracelet], hopefully this makes up for all of that,” Troha said after his big victory.
The final table featured several notables including Norway’s Joachim Haraldstad (5th), Tom Hu (4th) and Michael Duek (3rd). All of them were eliminated by the red-hot running Dudani, who started the final day as the chip leader and held three quarters of the chips in play during the 3-handed play.
Despite holding the chip lead for major part of the final table, Dudani could not close it out. He lost a few pots to Troha who had moved ahead of him by the time the heads-up began. Troha began the heads-up battle with 23,500,000 over Dudani’s 17,500,000 chips and went all the way, shipping it for $1,246,770. Dudani had to settle for a consolation prize of $770,556, which is his career-best.
The final hand saw Dudani with Kd Jd 9d 6c and Troha held As Qd Jc 10d. Troha had checked the flop Js 6d 4h and Dudani bet 1,200,000 into 2,100,000. Troha raised the pot and then called the shove by Dudani for seven million. The 9c on the turn gave Dudani jacks and nines but the Qc on the river improved Troha to queens and jacks to take down the title for his maiden gold bracelet.
Final Table Payouts (USD)
- Sean Troha – $1,246,770
- Shiva Dudani – $770,556
- Michael Duek – $548,015
- Tom Hu – $395,465
- Joachim Haraldstad – $289,630
- Thair Kallabat – $215,326
- Nitesh Rawtani – $162,542
- Toby Lewis – $124,611