It was an intense battle at the final table of Event #7 of the 2023 World Series of Poker. Ultimately, Jim Collopy won the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event. As a result, he earned his third WSOP bracelet.
According to bookie pay per head experts, it took nine hours to complete the final table. It was a heads-up match between Collopy and Nick Kost. Also, both players did not want to give up. However, Collopy prevailed and took home the prize money worth around $262,000.
Collopy has been a winner before. He told sportsbook pay per head news reporters that winning a bracelet in a hi-lo split game was incredibly satisfying since he enjoys playing hi-lo split games in general and has been working on these sorts of games a lot.
Collopy’s Third WSOP Bracelet
Since he was part of the longest heads-up fight in WSOP history a few years ago, he also came prepared for the long waits and tricky maneuvers that would be required of him in this match.
At the start of the final table, Kost had the most chips. According to bookie tutorials and news sites, He maintained that advantage for most of the final table, but as heads-up play drew near, Collopy began to assert himself. The first finalist to go was Brian Kelley, and Igor Zektser went out in eighth place just a few hands later.
Then, Kyle Cartwright tragically lost after having too many outs against James Obst’s two pairs.
After Aubrey Gilbert finished in sixth place, he was eliminated by the hands of Collopy in a huge pot. After Kost eliminated Qinghai Pan to stop play at four players, Day 2 chip leader Kyle Burnside was eliminated by Collopy to bring the tournament to heads-up play.
After four hours of back-and-forth action, the last hand was decided, with Collopy holding a slight advantage.