Canada’s 8th WSOP Bracelet Winner Justin Oliver at Event #38 – $309,071


Justin-Olive-WSOPToronto’s Justin Oliver may have started Day 3 of the $2,500 Four Handed No Limit Hold’em Event #38 as one of the shortest stacks, but things certainly didn’t stay that way.

Canada’s newest WSOP bracelet owner would eventually claim our 8th title so far of the summer, along with a little more than $309,000.

It was an uphill battle the whole way for Oliver, who proved to be a patient, but not overly aggressive player. After a huge pot seen both the 3rd and 4th players eliminated in the same hand, his eventual heads up opponent was left with an arm of chips. By the time they were down to 2, Schwarmann had Oliver out chipped about 6-1.

Justin would find an early double to narrow that to just 3-1, but it took some work and a lot of folding before he finally pulled ahead. Then, he would find himself cut down again, then quickly recover to take a 2.5 to 1 lead. Finally, after more than a hundred hands of heads up play, Justin would seal the deal to become our latest champion!

Oliver had a little more than $50,000 in career tournament winnings prior to winning the coveted gold, with 4 prior World Series of Poker cashes that includes an in-the-money finish in the 2012 Main Event.

Very nice work on going the distance this time Justin!

Quebec’s Jonathan D’Souza also started the day in the final 8 players of 566 original entries, however unfortunately was also the first elimination for a $29,770.

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Jon Harnish
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