Shack-Harris wins PLO Event 3

Updated: June 2, 2014, 4:00 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart predicted that Event 3 of the 2014 campaign would set records. The media often hear promoters from venues around the world boast their initiatives to no avail, but in Stewart's case, he was dead on. The $1,000 pot-limit Omaha event attracted 1,138 entries, the most for any non-no-limit hold 'em event in history, and Brandon Shack-Harris captured the top prize to win his first bracelet and $205,634.

[+] EnlargeBrandon Shack-Harris
WSOPBrandon Shack-Harris captured his first WSOP victory in Event 3 of the 2014 WSOP.

"I was really surprised at the quality of players who played in this event, so to win it is great," said Shack-Harris to the WSOP.

A Chicago native, Shack-Harris has five career WSOP cashes and two final tables. He's a regular on the mixed game scene who honed his skills online pre-Black Friday, and according to fellow professional poker player Eric Crain, "He's world class at all the games."

While he hadn't seen the recognition up until this point, Shack-Harris was happy to at least get a nod after putting in his time.

"I try to stay humble, I believe in humility, but I think there's always a part of every professional player who wouldn't mind a little bit of acknowledgement," said Shack-Harris after his bracelet ceremony to Bluff magazine. "I've done this for a long time and it's nice to get a little credit and I'm thrilled about the bracelet. ... I feel that I need to validate the recognition I'm now getting from this bracelet."

According to the WSOP, Shack-Harris began the final table second in chips behind two-time bracelet winner Steve Billirakis, whose most recent WSOP win came in the WSOPE pot-limit Omaha event in 2011. With four players left, Shack-Harris made his move and opened up nearly a 2-to-1 lead over his nearest competitor.

Billirakis exited fourth after moving all-in after a flop of A-9-5 and missing a massive draw holding 8-7-6-4 (Shack-Harris held A-A-K-10), providing him with a $57,785 pay day. With Billirakis gone and a massive lead over Iori Yoho and Morgan Popham, Shack-Harris maintained his control and chipped away until Yogo was eliminated in third. Popham put up a fight heads-up and almost evened the stacks, but he was ultimately eliminated by Shack-Harris who rivered a straight to take the title. The runner-up finish was Popham's first WSOP-related cash.

Other notable finishers include Stephen Chidwick (10th), 2012 WSOP main event champion Greg Merson (14th), Phil Laak (39th) and Maria Ho (40th).

Below are the complete results of Event 3 at the 2014 World Series of Poker:

Event 3: Pot-limit Omaha
Buy-in: $1,000
Entries: 1,128
Prize pool: $1,015,200
Players in the money: 117

1. Brandon Shack-Harris ($205,634)
2. Morgan Popham ($127,245)
3. Iori Yogo ($79,611)
4. Steve Billirakis ($57,785)
5. Matthew Ryan ($42,658)
6. Robert Paddock ($31,978)
7. Patrick Arena ($24,324)
8. Loren Klein ($18,750)
9. Nick Guagenti ($14,649)
10. Stephen Chidwick ($11,593)
11. Peter Charalambous ($11,593)
12. John O'Shea ($11,593)
13. Curtis Krushelniski ($9,299)
14. Greg Merson ($9,299)
15. Jorg Perleberg ($9,299)
16. Andrew Paterson ($7,553)
17. Yves Kupfermunz ($7,553)
18. Jason Somerville ($7,553)
19. Mark Johnson ($6,213)
20. Allan Le ($6,213)
21. James Brown ($6,213)
22. Nick Kallenbach ($6,213)
23. Mikal Blomlie ($6,213)
24. Gabriel Nassif ($6,213)
25. Ray Di Donato ($6,213)
26. Joe Monro ($6,213)
27. Jason Rosenberg ($6,213)
28. Leif Force ($5,187)
29. John Gordon ($5,187)
30. Wayne Lewis ($5,187)
31. Damon Kaufman ($5,187)
32. William Kakon ($5,187)
33. Jesse Yaginuma ($5,187)
34. Mark Thoennes ($5,187)
35. Alexander Ziskin ($5,187)
36. Erik Gorman ($5,187)
37. Erich Wehrmann ($4,385)
38. Bill Fritz ($4,385)
39. Phil Laak ($4,385)
40. Maria Ho ($4,385)
41. Hoyt Corkins ($4,385)
42. Perry Green ($4,385)
43. Dominique Mosley ($4,385)
44. Scott Stanko ($4,385)
45. Cole Jackson ($4,385)
46. Zachary Hirst ($3,746)
47. Dennis Marcum ($3,746)
48. Paul Phillips ($3,746)
49. David Eldridge ($3,746)
50. Olivier Chaume ($3,746)
51. Mitch Schock ($3,746)
52. Syed Shah ($3,746)
53. Arvis Nantz ($3,746)
54. Tyson Potrebenko ($3,746)
55. Krzysztof Stybaniewicz ($3,238)
56. Steve Loube ($3,238)
57. Robert Matuszewski ($3,238)
58. Scott Simon ($3,238)
59. Justine Roders ($3,238)
60. Benjamin Yerushalaim ($3,238)
61. Philip Siegel ($3,238)
62. Richard Furay ($3,238)
63. Khang Luong ($3,238)
64. Arthur Claudet ($2,842)
65. Alexander Pulaski ($2,842)
66. David Diiorio ($2,842)
67. Kody Muir ($2,842)
68. Karim Jomeen ($2,842)
69. Samuel Greenwood ($2,842)
70. Michal Maryska ($2,842)
71. Bradley Ruben ($2,842)
72. Steve Stencil ($2,842)
73. William Romaine ($2,527)
74. Sean Remz ($2,527)
75. Christopher Lee ($2,527)
76. Blake Whittington ($2,527)
77. Humberto Brenes ($2,527)
78. Chris DeMaci ($2,527)
79. Robert Darrah ($2,527)
80. James Morris ($2,527)
81. Brian Kelley ($2,527)
82. Andrew Holland ($2,274)
83. Casey Yontz ($2,274)
84. Juan Manuel Esteves Dorrego ($2,274)
85. Jeffrey Brunelle ($2,274)
86. Rick Feilberg ($2,274)
87. Scott Bosart ($2,274)
88. Douglas Polk ($2,274)
89. Matthew Hyatt ($2,274)
90. David Iammarino ($2,274)
91. Michael Katz ($2,091)
92. Carolyn Romero ($2,091)
93. Neil Henning ($2,091)
94. Jamison Churchill ($2,091)
95. Gordon Vayo ($2,091)
96. AP Phahurat ($2,091)
97. Adam Chase ($2,091)
98. Eric Shanks ($2,091)
99. Jose Rosenkrantz ($2,091)
100. Austin Geyer ($1,928)
101. Ashton Griffin ($1,928)
102. Christopher Conrad ($1,928)
103. Alex Cohen ($1,928)
104. Stephen Jones ($1,928)
105. Eric Pratt ($1,928)
106. Joshua Field ($1,928)
107. Kevin Hildebrand ($1,928)
108. Brendan Taylor ($1,928)
109. Brian Jordan ($1,928)
110. Huck Seed ($1,928)
111. Zachary Hench ($1,928)
112. Brent Roberts ($1,928)
113. Jeff Shulman ($1,928)
114. Dan Buzgon ($1,928)
115. Joshua Ladines ($1,928)
116. Alex Queen ($1,928)
117. Dan Smith ($1,928)

Andrew Feldman is ESPN.com's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.

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