Elie Nakache is now a World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner after topping the Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Nakache topped the 811-entrant field to win the $1,320,945 first-place prize while earning 1,100 PGT points to be driven to sixth place on the PGT leaderboard. 

Nakache won the WSOP bracelet for his native country of France after he defeated overnight chip leader and WPT Champions Club member Joshua Adkins during heads-up play. According to The Hendon Mob, Nakache has amassed more than $1.6 million in lifetime tournament earnings and moves into 55th on the French All-Time Money List.

A huge increase from 2023 in Event #66 resulted in a prize pool of more than $7.5 million which paid the top 122 players. Paul Volpe, Daniel Geeng, Ka Kwan Lau, Rainer Kempe, Benny Glaser, Artem Maksimov, Joni Jouhkimainen, Marco Johnson, John Hennigan, Kevin Gerhart, Jim Collopy, Jerry Wong, Michael Mizrachi, Eric Wasserson, Noah Boeken, Stephen Chidwick, Richard Gryko, David Benyamine, and Eelis Parssinen, all fell to the rail prior to the final five bagging up on Day 3. 

Entering the final day, Adkins held a massive chip lead with more than half the chips in play. Israel's Oshri Lahmani was the first to wall when he was all-in preflop against Nakache and Jonathan Bowers. Bowers improved to a straight on the river to trump Lahmani's king-high as he was eliminated in fifth place.

Manh Nguyen was eliminated next when he was all-in with a pair and straight draw, but fell to the two pair of Adkins. Adkins held a three-to-two chip advantage over his two opponents and quickly extended it out to his biggest lead of the tournament. Bowers would be eliminated next when he was all-in on the turn with a ten-high flush. Adkins however had the nut flush, and Bowers headed to the rail as Adkins led with nearly a four-to-one advantage over Nakache.

Nakache immediately chipped away at his disadvantage before moving into the lead when he rivered a full house against Adkins' aces-up. Following some back-and-forth between both players, the final hand played out with Adkins called all-in aces but was shown the flopped nut straight of Nakache. Adkins settled for a runner-up finish, while Nakache would claim his first WSOP bracelet and a career-defining score of $1,320,945.

2024 WSOP Event #66: $100,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Elie Nakache France $1,320,945 1,100
2nd Joshua Adkins United States $880,621 881
3rd Jonathan Bowers United Kingdom $615,251 615
4th Manh Nguyen United States $436,751 437
5th Oshri Lahmani Israel $315,098 315
6th Krzysztof Magott Poland $231,101 231
7th Eelis Parssinen Finland $172,355 172
8th David Benyamine France $130,748 131

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 1,368 0 14 $3,403,782
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 1,100 1 1 $1,320,945
7th Chris Hunichen 1,050 1 2 $5,235,701
8th Chance Kornuth 1,041 0 4 $2,385,298
9th Nick Schulman 1,035 1 9 $1,912,611
10th Viktor Blom 1,000 0 3 $2,291,709

These are the leaderboard standings as of Saturday, June 29, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

The next eligible WSOP event to earn PGT points is Event #73: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, beginning on June 29. Following that will be Event #74: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship, beginning on June 30, while Event #76: $10,000 Mystery Bounty kicks off on July 1.

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