On Sunday, Earl Burton caught you up on a bunch of the day’s tournaments at the World Series of Poker, but the WSOP is so busy that there was even more going on after he clicked “publish.” So, let’s take a quick look at a couple of the more interesting tournaments as the weekend came to a close.

David “ODB” Baker was down, but not out

David “ODB” Baker captured his third career bracelet Sunday night, winning Event #24: $1,500 Razz. With 556 entries, it was the largest Razz tournament in WSOP history. While every bracelet win is special, this one was extremely impressive, as he found himself down to just two big blinds at one point.

Every bracelet means something to its winner, whether it be their first, second, third, or eighth. For Baker, it means everything. “If you polled poker players to find out who loved poker the most, my name would be on the top ten list. I live for this,” he said in his post-game interview.

He also thought back to when he was on the other end of a comeback.

“In 2017, in this event I was up I think 30:1 on Jason Gola,” Baker recalled. “That was the most disappointed I’ve been. That one really ate me up. It’s a lot of redemption to come back in the same event that he stole from me. Not to say he didn’t play great – he made a great comeback. But now I have a first, a second, a third, and a fifth in razz. I’ve been around a long time, and I know in these events, sometimes you just need to win that one pot. I never lost hope.”

For the win, Baker earned $152,991. Runner-up Justin Liberto cashed for $94,558.

Erik Seidel wants one for his second thumb

Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship could end up being historic, though there is still a ways to go. Going into Day 3 with just 21 players remaining, Erik Seidel is third in chips.

Should Seidel go all the way and win the tournament, he would become just the fifth player to win ten WSOP gold bracelets. Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey, and recently-departed Doyle Brunson all have ten, while Phil Hellmuth is the career leader with 16.

It’s an extremely tight leaderboard, too. Chip leader Jay Kerbel has 1.065 million, Jose Luis Velador has 1.040 million, and both Seidel and Johannes Becker have 1.010 million.

The tournament will stop tonight when it is down to five players, so if Seidel makes the top five, we will have to wait until tomorrow to see if he gets his tenth.

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