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2014 WSOP Event #14 $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better

by Joseph Smith Sr.

WSOP Event #14 began with 1,036 entrants paying a $1,500 buy-in to do battle across the felt and hopefully walk away with the $283,275 winner's share of the $1,398,600 prize pool and an elusive WSOP gold bracelet.  The game was Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, a specialized variant of poker that's usually left to the pro players.

Nicholas Kost, originally from Michingan, but now calling Chicago home, outlasted the field and claimed the top prize along with his first WSOP gold bracelet.  His efforts included a come from behind heads-up match with runner up Kal Raichura that lasted into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Crowd favorite and defending champion Calen McNeil, finished in 4th place.  Also present was 2004 WSOP Main Event champion, Greg Raymer, demonstrating his continuing poker skills with a seat at the final table and his 7th place finish to collect $33,510.

The following list the final table nine order of finish and prize money awarded.
 

  1. Nicholas Kost ---------- $283,275

  2. Kal Raichura ----------- $175,300

  3. Jim Bucci --------------- $109,678

  4. Calen McNeil ---------- $79,608

  5. Alexander Luneau ----- $58,769

  6. Steve Chanthabouasy - $44,055

  7. Greg Raymer ----------- $33,510

  8. Adam Coats ------------ $25,832

  9. Konstantin Puchkov --- $20,181

     

Congratulations to Nick Kost for his first WSOP bracelet and event win at the 2014 WSOP. 

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