The $1k PLO event allowed just a single rebuy. Still, once all the buy-ins and rebuys were tallied up, the field stood at 1,069 entries and the pot at $951,410.
Weisman ultimately found himself heads up against Craig Chait, a solid pro who has cashed in the top three tables of three events this series so far.
Chait came into the final table pretty short stacked and was at the bottom of the leaderboard a few hours later when play closed at the end of Day 2. At this point, just four players remained and Chait was in fourth.
“The fact that he laddered from fifth to second is phenomenal,” Weisman said about the man he eventually faced heads up. “That takes an immense amount of patience. I’m so stoked for him and the way he was able to navigate the field.”
The final hand
Heads-up play was pretty perfunctory. Weisman had 19.7 million in chips. His opponent Craig Chait had just 1.7 million. Twice Chait’s stack dwindled and he was forced to gamble. The second time he gambled marked the end of the tourney.
With blinds at 60,000-120,000, Chait bet the pot with Q♥J♦9♥5♦.
The flop came down 6♥7♦2♠ and Weisman check-raised Chait all in. Chait announced his call and Weisman turned over A♥7♥2♣2♦ for bottom set.
Chait needed 8x for an inside straight draw or a runner-runner draw the diamond flush. He also had to dodge Weisman’s redraws to a full house or quads.
The K♦ and 6♠ on the turn and river settled the matter in Weisman’s favor. Weisman won the bracelet with a full house.
Chait doesn’t seem to have any ill will against Weisman. At least that’s Weisman’s account of it. In his version, the two struck up a very Millenial friendship at the table.
“We had been playing a lot together [over the course of the tourney],” Weisman explained to interviewers. “And he just literally watched me sun run the entire tournament. So we were meme-ing about it the entire time.”
Chait can haz $102,884 for his second place finish.
2021 WSOP Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha complete final table results
|Tim Van Loo
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