There is no better player to win the 2017 WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better event than Nathan Gamble.
Since 2003 when Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP main event, there is no player to have fitted the occasion to win an event than Gamble. The 27-year-old Texas player won his first gold bracelet of his career by winning the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better event number 46.
A total of 840 players entered the fray for this WSOP competition. Gamble came on top of all the players and took home the title and the maximum first place prize of $223,339. Gamble told reporters after winning the event that he was in a state of shock. He said that he used to play the pot-limit Omaha and the pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better since he was 13 or 14 years of age. He had good confidence entering this WSOP main event.
He has so far played in four WSOP Omaha tournaments and had cashed in three of them. He has a good success rate at the Omaha tournaments in the WSOP. This is why he felt really better going into this tournament than any other tournaments that involve the Omaha events.
Gamble took the time to thank his dad and said that he was always supportive of him. He said that he dedicated this win to his father as he is the one who has put together tournaments and does not have the chance of getting a bracelet. This would mean the world to his father.
Gamble entered the final day in the 14th chip position. There were a total of 21 players remaining on the final day. Gamble defeated Marco Johnson to enter into the knockouts. He quickly finished off the three opponents to lay his hands on the title. Adam Hendrix was in the second place with $137,992 prize money and third place went to Ray Henson who took home $96,555.