Jim Collopy came out on top of a field of 1,143 entries in 2023 World Series of Poker $1,500 event Omaha eight or better, earning $262,542 and his third career WSOP gold bracelet for victory.
This win came nearly a decade after he secured his first bracelet in 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific festival in a $1,650 AUD pot-limit Omaha tournament. His second bracelet was won in the $3,000 HORSE event in 2021.
Collopy now has more than $5.3 million in total tournament earnings, with over $1.3 million coming from cashes WSOP bracelet events.
In addition to the title and money, Collopy also earned 960 Card player Player of the Year points for winning. This was his second title and sixth final table of the year, with over $693,000 to date POY extension earnings accrued along the way. As a result, it now ranks 59th in 2023 POY extension ranking presented by Global Poker.
This event took three days to complete. The top 172 finishers cashed, with big names like three-time ‘Miami John’ bracelet winner Cernuto (22nd), bracelet winner Giuseppe Pantaleo (18th), eight-time bracelet winner and WSOP Circuit ring winner Kyle Cartwright (7th) and bracelet winner James Obst (5th).
This was Obst’s first final table in a live tournament since 2018. During that time, he took a long break from poker to pursue his dream of becoming a professional tennis player.
Runner-up Nick Kost took home $162,266 for the second-highest point finish of his career. The bracelet winner from Okemos, MI now has more than $732,000 in career tournament winnings, most of which is the $283,275 he earned as the winner of this same event in 2014.
Here’s a look at the prizes and ranking points awarded at the final table:
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Winning photo credit: WSOP / Omar Sader.