2008 World Series of Poker - Event #37 - $10K World Championship Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better - Day 2
End of Day 2 chip counts and payout information:
Saturday, 21st of June 2008 03:10 AM
Danny Smith got all in holding AK94 (ds) against David Chiu, who held AQ53 (ss). The board came K 8 3 J T giving David the runner-runner Broadway straight and the pot. All Danny got was the boot.
Danny Smith finished in 22nd place, earning $22,090.
James van Alstyne got his chips involved in a three-way with Danny Dang and David Chiu. Danny took the high, Danny and David split the low, and James just split.
James van Alstyne finished in 21st place, earning $22,090.
Play continued in Level 18: Blinds 6k/12k, Limits 12k/24k.
James Grove got his last chips in on the turn with the board showing K 8 8 A. David Benyamine made the call, showing KJT8 (ss) for 8s full. The 6 on the river did not help James.
James Grove finished in 20th place, earning $22,090.
Patrick Rao got into a three-way with Jason Gray and Chau Giang. At showtime, the board was Q J 8 7 5. Chau showed AT64 (ss) for the straight to take the high-half. Jason showed A532 (ss) for the nut low to take half. Patrick mucked and was left with less than 20k.
Patrick then got all-in against Berry Johnston. Patrick held Q742 (ds). Berry held A843 (ss). The board came A 5 2 9 9 giving Berry the wheel to scoop.
Patrick Rao finished in 19th place, earning $22,090.
Play has been halted with 18 players remaining. They will return at 3pm Saturday to continue the fight for the top prize and the bracelet.
Ram Vaswani leads the field with 450,000 chips.
When the official end of day chip counts are available, they will be posted here.
Saturday, 21st of June 2008 02:10 AM
Play resumed after the break with Level 17: Blinds 5k/10k, Limits 10k/20k.
Dustin Sitar got his last chips in pre-flop against Stuart Paterson. Dustin held AKJ6 (ss). Stuart held AT72 (ss). The board came T 9 4 3 9 and Stuart took the pot with a pair of Tens.
Dustin Sitar finished in 25th place, earning $22,090.
Bruno Fitoussi was all in holding 9875 (ss) against Pat Pezzin, who held A972 (ss). The board was K 9 8 7 K giving both players Kings and 9s, but Pat held the Ace kicked to take the pot.
Bruno Fitoussi finished in 24th place, earning $22,090.
On a board of J J 8 9, William McMahon check-raised Mike Matusow, who made the call. The river was a Ten and Mike bet. William made the crying call, saying “nice catch” and showing KJ95 for Jacks full of 9s on the turn. Mike tabled KJTT for Jacks full of Tens on the river. Mike chipped up to 390k while William was left with 60k.
Brad Booth and William McMahon were all in against David Chiu. William had a full house to scoop the pot, sending Yukon Brad to the rail.
‘Yukon’ Brad Booth finished in 23rd place, earning $22,090.
Saturday, 21st of June 2008 01:10 AM
Eugene Katchalov was all in on the river with calls from Erick Lindgren and Bruno Fitoussi. The board read 6 6 4 4 J. Eugene showed AK54 (trip fours) and the other two mucked. Eugene was up to 60k.
Erick Lindgren was then all in on a flop of Q 5 2 against Rich Zhu and William McMahon. Both checked the 2 on the turn, then when an Ace hit the river, William bet and Rich mucked. William showed A743 for a wheel and Erick mucked his hand, heading for the rail.
Bob Slezak, Max Pescatori, and Brian Haaack have all busted out. Shirley Rosario and Karen Longfellow have also busted. Karen was the last woman sitting in this event.
Chau Giang scooped a pot from Patrick Rao, then got involved in a pot with Thang Nguyen. On the river, the board showed Q 3 2 4 9 and Chau showed AJT5 (ds) for the wheel to scoop. Thang flashed his A32x and mucked. He was left with only 22k.
On the next hand, Thang was utg+1 and raised to 8k. All folded to seat 3 in the big blind, who suggested they just put the rest of the chips in. Thang showed A853 (ss) and seat 3 held AKJ3. The board came K 7 2 4 2 giving both players the nut low and giving seat 3 the high with two pair. Thang had to settle for one-quarter of the pot, which left him with 11k.
On the next hand, Thang folded utg and Chaug Giang took the pot with a raise from the button.
On the next hand, Thang had 8k in for the big blind. All folded to Ram Vaswani in the small blind, who raised to put him all in. Thang complied and showed AQT5 (ss). Ram held AT98 (ss). The board came 9 8 7 K 8 giving Ram 8s full of 9s and giving Thang the boot.
At the same time on another table, Doyle Brunson was all in against James Grove. The board showed J T T 5 and Doyle held AA95 (ss) for Aces-up. James held AKJ3 (ss) for Jacks-up and a gutshot. The river was the gutterball James was looking for – a Queen, completing his straight and sending Texas Dolly to the rail.
Since Thang Nguyen and Doyle Brunson were busted on the same hand, they will share bubble-boy honors, tied for 28th place. The remaining 27 players drew seats and moved to the final three tables.
Alexander Kostritsyn finished in 27th place, earning $22,090.
Yequi 'Rich' Zhu finished in 26th place, earning $22,090.
End of level and players were sent on a 20-minute break.
Saturday, 21st of June 2008 12:00 AM
After the break, play resumed with Level 15: Blinds 3k/6k, Limits 6k/12k.
Brad Booth was all-in and at-risk against Max Pescatori with a pair of Queens and worst possible low. Max had two pair and a low draw with no counterfeit protection. A Ten on the river killed any chance for Max to scoop and they split the pot.
Soheil Shamseddin, who was once the chip leader on day 1, has busted out.
Robert Williamson III was all-in against Mike Matusow and James van Alstyne, who both checked to the river. Mike fired on the river and James made the call with the board showing K 3 2 6 7. Mike showed A742 (ss) for the nut low and two pair. James showed Q542 (ds) for the 7-high straight. RW3 mucked his cards and headed for the rail while Mike and James chopped up his chips.
Marcel Bedard ran into Jason Gray’s flush and was busted.
Greg Jamison and Chau Giang sit atop the leader-board with ~300k each.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 11:00 PM
Alexander Kostritsyn scooped a three-way pot with two pair. Doyle Brunson and David Chiu missed their low draws.
Alexander Kravchenko got all-in pre-flop against David Benyamine. Alexander’s AK74 (ss) would need help against David’s AQQ9 (ss). The board came 9 6 4 J T and David’s pair of Queens were good. Alexander was gone.
Chris Ferguson got all in pre-flop against Bruno Fitoussi and Rich Zhu. Rich kept firing at the side pot as the cards came A J 9 7 K. Rich showed AKQ3 (ss) to take the side pot with Aces-up. Chris showed 8632 (ss) which was completely inadequate and he was busted. Rich took the main pot, also.
Antony Lellouche got his chips in against Mike ‘the Mouth’ Matusow, but Mike turned the Broadway straight to scoop the pot and send Antony to the rail.
Spencer Lawrence was busted by the nut flush of Chau Giang. Tom Love was sent packing by Ram Vaswani’s two pair.
Brian Haack took a pot when Doyle Brunson folded on the river. Doyle was down to 165k.
Chris Bjorin got all in against Berry Johnston and Max Pescatori, who kept firing to the river: 6 5 3 T 7. Max showed A832 for the nut low and pair of 3s. Berry showed AA44 for a pair of Aces. Max and Berry chopped. Chris mucked and headed for the door.
End of level and players are taking a 20 minute break. Play will resume about 11pm.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 10:00 PM
Michael Bedard took the high half of the pot, then split the low half three ways with Doyle Brunson and Pat Pezzin as all three held A2 for the nut low.
Ralph Perry got the last of his chips in pre-flop against Brent Carter, who held A942 (ss). Ralph held Q962 (ss) and would need some help. The board came 9 5 3 T 5 giving both two pair, but Brent had the better kicker. Ralph hit the road.
More roadsters: Annie Duke, Matt Lefkowitz, and Huckleberry Seed.
Play continued into Level 14: Blinds 2,500/5k, Limits 5k/10k. Jennifer Harman got her last chips in pre-flop with action from Stuart Paterson and Bruno Fitoussi. Stuart bet the 9 5 5 flop and Bruno bowed out. Stuart showed AJJ2 (ds) for the nut flush draw and two pair. Jennifer held AT82 (ss) and would need help. The last two came 5 6 giving Bruno 5s full and killing the low. Jennifer was history.
With Jennifer's departure there are only two ladies left in the field: Karen Longfellow and Shirley Rosario.
47 players remain and only 27 get paid. Then they have to get down to the final table of 9 -- it's going to be a long night!
Chris Reslock has also hit the door.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 09:00 PM
Following the dinner break, play resumed with Level 13: Blinds 2k/4k, Limits 4k/8k.
Van Marcus flopped a straight and got his chips in the middle against Roland de Wolfe, but Roland rivered the Broadway straight to scoop. Van hit the road.
Andreas Krause got his last chips in on the turn against Bruno Fitoussi. The board showed A 5 5 Q with two diamonds. Andreas held A422 (ds with diamonds) for Aces up with the nut flush draw and low draw. Bruno held AT77 (ss with diamonds) for a worthless flush draw and Aces-up with a better kicker. The river was an offsuit Jack, completely missing all of Andreas’ outs and he was busted.
Ram Vaswani is still the chip leader, but has dropped back to 190k.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 08:00 PM
Alex Kravchenko got his last chips in on the turn against Jennifer Harman, with the board showing JT65. He held A772 for the nut flush and nut-low-draw. River was the 9 making a low impossible and Alex scooped, chipping up to 45k. Jennifer was left with 60k.
Doyle Brunson took three-quarters of a pot from Bruno Fitoussi, chipping up to 75k.
Erick Lindgren flopped quads in a multi-way pot where Lonnie Heimowitz was all-in. On the river, no low was possible and everyone folded to Erick’s bet. He chipped up to 110k. Lonnie headed for the door.
Goners: Dutch Boyd, Farzad Bonyadi, Markus Golser, Jay Heimowitz, and Chris Viox.
Ram Vaswani has taken the chip lead with ~200k.
At the end of the level, players were sent on a one-hour dinner break. Play will resume about 8:20pm.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 07:00 PM
On a Q J T rainbow flop, Gabe Kaplan fired and his opponent raised. Gabe would have to call with his last chips. He suspected AK, but made the call anyway with his 98xx for the idiot-end of the straight. Sure enough, he got shown AKxx for Broadway and was busted. I thought they taught you better, Mr. Kotter.
Erick Seidel was scooped by Greg Jamison and has hit the rail.
Johnny Chan’s last chips went into a pot against Mel Judah. The former hairdresser might have something to say about the orange highlights in Johnny’s hair, but he kept mum and settled for scooping the pot out from under the Orient Express – Johnny caught the express train to the rail. It is little comfort for Johnny, but Mel hopped on that same express train soon after.
Thor Hansen has also been dispatched.
Play continued into Level 12: Blinds 1,500/3k, Limits 3k/6k.
Brad Booth and Alex Kravchenko went to the river on a board of K 8 3 Q 8. Brad tabled AAA5 for Aces up and Alex mucked. Brad was up to ~135K after that pot.
Jamie Pickering was sent pack-er-ing by Chris Reslock. Steve Ware washed out at the hands of Vegard Nygaard.
Eugene Katchalov caught a nut low and two pair to scoop a pot from Pat Pezzin.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 06:00 PM
Play resumed after the break with Level 11: Blinds 1,300/2,500; Limits 2,500/5k.
David Sklansky got his chips in against Chris Reslock on a flop of 962. David held ATT4 for a pair, flush draw, and low draw. Chris held AKJ4 for the same low draw. Then the last two cards came JK to give Chris two pair and the scooper. David hit the rail.
James DeGiorgio flopped a set of Queens, but did not improve. Roland de Wolfe turned the Broadway straight to scoop the pot, chipping up to ~70k.
David Benyamine made two pair for sole possession of the high, but Thor Hansen and Mel Judah had to settle for a quarter each as they both held the A3 nut low hand.
David then flopped a set with no low possible to scoop a pot out from under Johnny Chan, leaving the poker legend with ~10k in chips. David was up to 127k.
Bob Slezak is the current chip leader with 162k.
Shannon Elizabeth has a bust…I mean….has busted out.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 05:00 PM
Johnny Chan led the betting with Men 'the Master' and Mel Judah calling along. At the river, the board showed A 7 2 2 8. Johnny showed AA32 (ss) for Aces full to take the high. Men showed K653 (ds) for the low. Mel mucked his hand.
Play continued into Level 10: Blinds 1k/2k, Limits 2k/4k.
Alexander Kostritsyn scooped a pot from Jeff Madsen, chipping up to 65k. Johnny Chan doubled through Men 'the Master' with Aces up.
Departures: Carlos Mortensen, Barry Greenstein, Hoyt Corkins, Gavin Smith, John Juanda, Brett Jungblut, Dan Shak, and Tom Schneider.
Scott Bohlman is the current chip leader with 110k.
End of level and players are taking 20. Play will resume about 5:20pm.
Friday, 20th of June 2008 04:00 PM
Daniel Negreanu got his last chips in against Hasan Habib and Men 'the Master' Nguyen. The board came T 8 7 6 J with three clubs. Men showed 4322 with two clubs for the flush to take the high and Hasan showed A552 for the nut low to split the pot. Daniel was left with no chips and split.
Chris Reslock led the betting in three-way action and at the river showed a full house to scoop. Chris chipped up to 72k.
Chris Ferguson scooped a pot with Aces up and an 87 low -- he's up to 28k. John Juanda got all in and doubled up to 24k. John Hennigan was busted in a three-way pot where his two opponents split. Hasan Habib was busted by Johnny Chan.
End of Day 1 chip counts:
Live coverage of Event #37 Day 2, the $10K World Championship Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, begins Friday, June 20th.
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