Thursday June 14,2012 : OHEL WINS WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENT 22
Las Vegas pro bests a field of 228 players
Randy Ohel, a Las Vegas-based poker pro of some six year's standing, has claimed his first World Series of Poker winner's bracelet in event 22 – $2,500 buy-in Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball, besting an entry field of 227 players to claim the main prize of $145,247.
Runner up Benjamin Lazer made the 26-year-old pro work for his victory in a marathon of a heads up that lasted for just over six-and-a-half hours after the duo had between them dismissed a final table that comprised David Baker, Farzad Bonyadi, Jason Lavallee and Shawn Buchanan.
The two players won and lost the chip lead several times each as they battled for supremacy in the high variance, roller coaster of a heads up before Ohel managed to gain the upper hand and despatch his opponent with a second placing prize of $89,714.
Other aces in the entry field for the event included Barry Greenstein, Layne Flack, Josh Arieh and Nam Le.