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Magnus Edengren Clinches WSOP Bracelet in Event #43: $1,500 Mixed Omaha, Securing $196,970 Prize

Swedish Poker Player Wins Big in 2024 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas

In a stunning display of skill and strategy, Magnus Edengren from Sweden emerged victorious in Event #43: $1,500 Mixed Omaha (Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and Big O) at the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Held at the iconic Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, the event saw Edengren outplay 853 entries, ultimately defeating James Juvancic and Tim Seidensticker in a swift conclusion.

A Triumphant Return

Edengren, who had stepped away from regular poker playing, returned to the game for fun and to enjoy the Las Vegas atmosphere. Prior to this win, he had five WSOP cashes totaling $59,649. This victory, with a top prize of $196,970, more than tripled his career earnings. Runner-up Seidensticker took home $131,308, while Juvancic earned $91,132 for his third-place finish.

Edengren’s Poker Journey

Magnus Edengren began playing poker in the early 2000s and competed actively for about a decade before taking a break. Despite stepping away from regular play, he continues to visit Las Vegas annually to participate in tournaments for enjoyment. “I haven’t started playing again. I just come to Vegas every year to have fun and then I play some tournaments,” Edengren shared with a smile. “I don’t really play poker anymore at all. I stopped a long time ago and just play for fun.”

Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Magnus EdengrenSweden$196,970
2Tim SeidenstickerUnited States$131,308
3James JuvancicUnited States$91,132
4Phil HellmuthUnited States$64,324
5Joshua AdcockUnited States$46,187
6Dylan LambeUnited States$33,748
7Ying ChuUnited States$25,100

Notable Performances and Past Achievements

Edengren’s first three WSOP cashes came in 2013 and 2018, all in four and five-card split-pot game variants, his preferred formats. Despite finishing 19th in Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet six years ago, he only secured a modest prize of $4,470.

In recent performances, Edengren finished 12th in Event #24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, earning $28,891, and cashed in Event #37: $10,000 Big O Championship for $20,306. These results reflect his consistent success in Omaha variants, which he began specializing in at the start of his poker career. “I knew all the math back then; now I just have fun,” Edengren remarked, underscoring his relaxed approach to the game.

A Day of Quick Victories

On the final day, after an arduous Day 3 that saw the field whittled down from 22 to the final three, Edengren wasted no time asserting his dominance. He started as the chip leader and swiftly eliminated Juvancic, who missed a flopped wheel draw, and Seidensticker, who fell to Edengren’s aggressive play in two decisive Big O hands.

In the final hand against Seidensticker, the Swede’s top pair with a king-high flush draw bested Seidensticker’s two pair with a queen-high flush draw, sealing the victory with a better two pair when a king appeared on the river.

A Swedish Victory

This win marks another significant achievement for Sweden, which now boasts 20 WSOP bracelets won by 18 different players. Edengren’s triumph adds to the country’s growing legacy in the poker world, highlighting his unique approach to playing the game “for fun” while still achieving remarkable success.

Reflecting on the Win

As he reflected on his unexpected victory, Edengren expressed his contentment and uncertainty about how to spend the rest of his day. “I don’t know, actually. I am in kind of a bubble right now. Maybe I will go watch my friends play poker and have fun,” he mused before heading to the payout desk.

Action of the Final Day

The unscheduled Day 4 saw quick eliminations, beginning with Juvancic, who was outdrawn by Edengren’s flush. Seidensticker then faced Edengren’s relentless pressure, eventually succumbing in a high-stakes Big O hand.

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