Randy Ohel Wins Bracelet in Competition for the Worst Hand Possible
Luckily for Randy Ohel, a 26-Year-Old Las Vegas Poker Pro, he was particularly unlucky during the event and managed to show up with the worst of it again, and again, and again.
The $2,500 buy-in event drew 228 players creating a $518,700 prize pool. Not bad for such an unpopular game. Ohel faced some tough competition at the final table including David Baker, Farzad Bonyadi, who has 3 bracelets of his own, Jason Lavallee and Shawn Buchanan. But Benjamin Lazar, his final opponent, proved to be his toughest challenge.
In a grueling six-and-a-half hour heads-up match, the chiplead switched and estimated 14 times. Ohel was down 16 to 1 then, thirty minutes later, he was up 3 to 1. An hour later, he was back down 15 to 1. The pendulum continued to swing in this fashion, hand after hand, hour after hour, until Ohel was finally able to get all the chips in with the worst of it to win, taking home $145,247 and his first WSOP bracelet.