David Eldridge is the newest WSOP gold bracelet winner after winning Event #73: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller at the 2024 World Series of Poker. Eldridge emerged victorious over the 476-entrant field to take home the $2,246,728 first-place prize after defeating six-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Rast in heads-up play. 

This career-defining score of $2.24 million crushes Eldridge's previous best cash of $255,000 for finishing fourth in the partypoker MILLIONS World Bahamas $25k Super High Roller. Eldrige also pushed his lifetime tournament earnings to $3,950,609, which took him to 279th place on the United States All-Time Money List. 

The record-breaking 476-entrant field in a $25,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournament would see just five players survive into the final day of play. Eldridge held the chip lead over Ethan Cahn, while he would still need to be wary of notable pros Yang Wang and Juha Helppi, along with six-time WSOP bracelet winner, Rast. Fortunately for Rast who began the day as the short stack, he secured a double when his flopped two pair went runner-runner flush to trump Eldridge's bottom set. Helppi would tangle with Rast in a hand where he flopped second set against Rast's flush and straight draws. Rast filled his wheel on the river, and Helppi was eliminated in fifth place. 

Rast now held the chip lead, and after he took a big pot off Wang, but it would be Eldridge sending Wang to the rail. Wang was all-in on the flop with a semi-wrap against Eldridge's two pair. The turn filled up Eldridge, and Wang was eliminated in fourth place. Cahn found a series of doubles as Rast pushed further ahead, but eventually, Cahn's luck came to an end when he was all-in preflop but Rast outflopped him with a pair, and then turned a straight to take a better than three-to-one chip advantage into heads-up play. 

Although Rast drew the early advantage, Eldridge found a double when he flopped top set against the bottom set of Rast. Both players traded the lead back-and-forth before Eldridge doubled again when he was all-in with top three-pair against the top pair and flush draw of Rast. The river bricked out, and Eldridge held better than a two-to-one advantage. Eldridge then ran a bluff with with a pair and blockers to prompt a fold from Rast with a straight. Eldridge then made quads and left Rast with roughly five big blinds. 

The final hand would see Rast all-in with ace-ten-eight-six against the ace-queen-nine-seven of Eldridge.The board dropped two sevens, and Rast was eliminated in second place as Eldridge was crowned the Event #73 champion and recipient of the $2,246,728 first-place prize.

2024 WSOP Event #73: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st David Eldridge United States $2,246,728 800
2nd Brian Rast United States $1,497,824 700
3rd Ethan Cahn United States $1,038,097 700
4th Yang Wang China $731,819 439
5th Juha Helppi Finland $524,911 315
6th Billy Tarango United States $383,191 230
7th Liran Twito Israel $284,794 171
8th Anuj Agarwal United States $215,563 129

After his victory, Elie Nakache climbs sixth place on the PGT leaderboard with 1,100 PGT points from his lone 2024 PGT season cash. Joshua Adkins moves into 13th on the PGT leaderboard with 881 PGT points, while Jonathan Bowers now sits 32nd with 615 PGT points. 

Eelis Parssinen, who finished seventh, is now in 14th place on the PGT leaderboard. He has 849 PGT points from his seven 2024 PGT season cashes. Stephen Chidwick, who finished 17th, now has 823 PGT points from his tenth cash of the season. 

PGT Leaderboard Top 10 

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1st Daniel Negreanu 1,645 2 14 $2,004,231
2nd Jeremy Ausmus 1,499 0 15 $3,534,576
3rd Dylan Weisman 1,345 3 13 $1,375,099
4th David Coleman 1,336 4 12 $1,052,369
5th Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
6th Elie Nakache 1,130 1 2 $1,371,156
7th Nick Schulman 1,086 1 11 $1,983,374
8th Viktor Blom 1,051 0 4 $2,377,228
9th Chris Hunichen 1,050 1 2 $5,235,701
10th Chance Kornuth 1,041 0 4 $2,385,298

These are the leaderboard standings as of Tuesday, July 2, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

The next eligible WSOP event to earn PGT points is Event #79: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, beginning on July 2, with late registration open on July 3. Following that will be Event #81: $10,000 Main Event featuring four opening flights and registration through the first two levels on both Day 2s. On July 10, the inaugural Event #88: $10,000 8-Game Championship will take place, followed by Event #92: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller on July 12, Event #94: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Championship on July 13, and Event #96: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. High Roller on July 14.

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