Magnus Edengren Wins $1,500 Mixed Omaha at 2024 WSOP

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The poker world watched with bated breath as Phil Hellmuth, the all-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet leader, made it to the final four players in the $1,500 mixed Omaha eight-or-better event at the 2024 WSOP. The Poker Hall of Famer came tantalizingly close to securing his record-extending 18th victory but ultimately finished in fourth place. The player who ended Hellmuth’s run was Magnus Edengren. The Swede earned $196,970 and his first bracelet by winning the final hand in this event, which featured a rotation of limit Omaha eight-or-better, pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, and Big O (five-card pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better).

This victory marked the largest live tournament score of Edengren’s career, far surpassing the $28,891 he earned for a 12th-place finish in the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better championship event just over a week earlier. In between these two accomplishments, Edengren also made the money in the inaugural $10,000 Big O championship.

Among the 128 players who shared the $1,140,090 prize pool were several notable names, including bracelet winners Michael Rodrigues (21st), Filippos Stavrakis (18th), Derek Raymond (17th), six-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (16th), and two-time bracelet winner Nathan Gamble (14th).

As the final table of eight was set, James Juvancic held the lead, with Edengren in second and Hellmuth in the middle of the pack. Stephen Hubbard (8th – $19,009), Ying Chu (7th – $25,100), and Dylan Lambe (6th – $33,748) were the first to be eliminated.

Edengren continued to accumulate chips, winning a significant all-in with A♠ A♦ K♠ 8♠ against the A♣ 7♠ 5♦ 2♠ of Joshua Adcock, who finished 5th for $46,187.

A similar scenario led to Hellmuth’s exit from the final table. Edengren raised to 350,000 on the button with A♥ A♣ K♣ 10♣, and Hellmuth three-bet to 1,160,000 with A♠ 9♦ 2♠ 2♦. Edengren called, and the flop came J♥ J♠ 8♠, giving Hellmuth a nut flush draw and backdoor low possibilities. Hellmuth moved all-in for his last 735,000, and Edengren called with his overpair. The 5♦ on the turn gave Hellmuth a nut low draw and a second flush draw, but the 8♥ on the river bricked all of his outs, sending him home with $64,324 for his fourth-place finish. This marked his 206th cash in a bracelet event, with over $17.9 million of his $26.8 million career tournament earnings coming from WSOP events.

The final three played on until after midnight, with Edengren leading into the unscheduled Day 4. Juvancic was the first to fall when play resumed, getting all-in with the nut straight against Edengren’s same straight in a hand of Big O. Despite holding backdoor flush possibilities, Edengren made his clubs on the river, eliminating Juvancic in third place for $91,132.

Entering heads-up play with a more than 5:1 chip lead, Edengren quickly converted his advantage into a win. After a flop of 10♠ 7♥ 3♠ in Big O, Edengren bet the pot with A♣ K♠ 10♦ 9♠ 9♦ for a pair and a king-high flush draw. Seidensticker re-potted with Q♠ Q♥ 7♣ 3♥ 2♠ for an overpair, bottom two pair, a queen-high flush draw, a backdoor heart draw, and the only low draw. Edengren moved all-in and Seidensticker called. The K♦ on the turn improved Edengren to kings and tens, giving him the best high hand. The river 2♣ locked up the entire pot for Edengren.

Tim Seidensticker earned $131,308 as the runner-up, marking his largest career tournament score.

$1,500 Mixed Omaha Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize (in USD)
1 Magnus Edengren Sweden $196,970
2 Tim Seidensticker United States $131,308
3 James Juvancic United States $91,132
4 Phil Hellmuth United States $64,324
5 Joshua Adcock United States $46,187