Julien Martini Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $239,771


26-year old Julien Martini won his first World Series of Poker bracelet and took home $239,771 after finishing in first place in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.

“When I was 14 and I started poker, I was like, ‘Whoa, what kind of guy can win a $1,500 tournament or a $10,000?’ I was dreaming about this for seven years. It’s one of the best things in my life. I’m super proud and very happy.” said Julien Martini.

The final day started with Julien Martini as the chip leader and Kate Hoang in second place. Kate Hoang finished second in the 2016 WSOP $3,000 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event for $182,281. Mack Lee and William Kopp survived to day 4 with only 2 big bets each, and it wasn’t long until both were sent to the rail. But that was his high point on Day 4, and about 40 minutes after Kopp was eliminated, Lee finished in third place for $104,016.

WSOP Event #4 Final Table Results:

PlaceWinnerPrize (USD)
1Julien Martini$239,771
2Kate Hoang$148,150
3Mack Lee$104,016
4William Kopp$74,058
5Brandon Ageloff$53,482
6Chad Eveslage$39,182
7Rafael Concepcion$29,128
8Denny Axel$21,977
9Tammer Ilcaffas$16,832