Andrew Donabedian Nabs $205K and WSOP Gold in PLO Deepstack

Andrew Donabedian started the day with live career cashes totaling $125K but ended it with $330K and his first WSOP gold bracelet after winning $205,605 in Event #25: $600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack.

By: Charles Rettmuller

A total of 2,577 entrants aimed for WSOP glory, getting a chip stack of 30,000 in return for the $600 entry fee and combining to create a $1,352,925 prize pool. It was a huge turnout that required a 3rd day of play to determine the champion.

Donabedian is a regular in PLO events on the WSOP Circuit, but hadn't yet tasted victory, explaining to WSOP reporters that he was "saving the win for the bracelet I guess."

The final day began with 12 players remaining, min-cashers such as Joseph Cheong, Daniel Negreanu and Greg Raymer long gone among the payout field of 387. Corey Wright had the lead in chips but bowed out in 4th place for $68,258 when Todd Dreyer's K-K-3-3 connected with another trey on the flop for trips.

After Robert Valden ($92,672) was eliminated in 3rd, only Dreyer and Donabedian remained. The final hand saw the eventual champ flop a straight, sending Dreyer to the rail with $126,948.

Final Table Results

1 Andrew Donabedian $205,605
2 Todd Dreyer $126,948
3 Robert Valden $92,672
4 Corey Wright $68,258
5 Mihai Niste $50,732
6 Alexandru Ivan $38,051
7 Tom Franklin $28,803
8 Florian Fuchs $22,006
9 Alexander Condon $16,971



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