2023 WSOP Europe: Wing Po Liu tops Omar Eljach for €5K PLO bracelet

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: November 07, 2023 12:36 PST

Event #6 at the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe, €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, found a second player from Hong Kong, Wing Po Liu, capturing his debut WSOP bracelet in this series. Liu topped Event #2 winner and 2022 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Omar Eljach to capture the PLO title on Wednesday at the home of WSOP Europe, Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

Liu joined Event #3 winner Hokyiu Lee as a new bracelet-winner hailing from Hong Kong, and Liu became just the sixth player from that jurisdiction to claim WSOP bracelet gold. Liu currently resides in the United Kingdom, and his triumph in the €5K PLO tourney was worth €230,000 (about US $246,800), making it the largest live cash of his tournament career.

The big payday also marked Liu's first major win, and it followed his third-place finish last summer in a $3K six-handed NLH event at the WSOP in Las Vegas. In topping Eljach, Liu also denied Sweden's Eljach a possible third career WSOP bracelet.

Liu tops 118 other players for €5K PLO triumph

The €5K PLO event offered one of the smaller fields of the 2023 WSOP to date, as 119 unique players also contributed 83 re-entries. The 202 combined total entries generated a €911,525 prize pool. The top 31 finishers cashed in the event.

Liu reached the final table with a middling stack, but he doubled through early leader Gergo Nagy to climb the leaderboard. After Eljach busted Anson Tsang in fourth (€68,850) and Liu ousted Kasparas Klezys in third (€97,600), a brief duel between the two ensued. Eljach took an early lead before Liu took down a big pot, then finished off Eljach to claim the bracelet. Eljach earned €141,800 in his third deep run of the series.

The final-table finishers in Event #6, €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, were as follows:

  1. Wing Po Liu (Hong Kong) - €230,000
  2. Omar Eljach (Sweden) - €141,800
  3. Kasparas Klezys (Lithuania) - €97,600
  4. Anson Tsang (Hong Kong) - €68,850
  5. Marco Di Persio (Italy) - €49,800
  6. Gergo Nagy (Hungary) - €36,900
  7. Wooram Cho (South Korea) - €28,100
  8. Tong Li (China) - €22,000