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2009 World Series of Poker

Event 46 - $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better

Day 3 completed

Posted 06-25-2009 22:33 GMT-12
Event 46 - $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
Day 3 completed

Congratulations to Derek Raymond, Champion of Event #46! ($229,192)

Derek Raymond, Champion of Event 46!
Derek Raymond, Champion of Event 46!
Whew! This was a marathon of a day for Derek Raymond and Mark Tenner. We can honestly say that both players deserved the win in this tournament. Each played masterfully and with guts. At the end, however, it was Raymond who hit the hands he needed to hit when he needed to hit them.

Raymond started the day in 9th chip position of the 23 players remaining. He steadily and quietly climbed the counts as player after player was eliminated. Coming into the final table, Raymond was positioned well for a deep run. He was fourth in chips and in no danger of an immediate bust.

In the end, it was stamina and resolve that brought Raymond the bracelet -- and perhaps a timely run of cards. No one can deny that limits were high at the end. This thing could easily have gone the other way. But it didn't, and Derek Raymond is our deserving champion.

Congratulations, Derek!

Tags: Derek Raymond

Mark Tenner Eliminated in 2nd Place ($141,647)

Can you spare us a tenner?
Can you spare us a tenner?
Raymond bet out on a {K-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {K-Clubs} flop, and Tenner folded. Tenner was looking a bit shorter.

Then Raymond check-raised on a {7-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} flop and Tenner called, but he folded when Raymond bet out on the {J-Diamonds} turn. This left Tenner on just 205,000. Yikes...

And so, Tenner got it all in from the button. And Raymond called. Just like that. Ding!

Tenner: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {2-Hearts}
Raymond: {3-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {10-Spades}

Board: {J-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} {2-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds}

All the chips were silently shipped over to Raymond. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Said Nolan Dalla, shaking the hand of our new bracelet winner, "Congratulations, champ, that was easy."

Time for bed.

Tags: Mark Tenner

Tenner All In Preflop!

Raymond had been assiduously whittling away at Tenner, forcing him to fold on various assorted flops and turns, and finally we saw Tenner all in preflop following a raising war.

Tenner: {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs} {J-Hearts} {6-Spades}
Raymond: {A-Hearts} {2-Spades} {7-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}

Board: {10-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}

Chop, chop.

Flushes All Round

Now it's Tenner's turn to make a flush! He called a bet from Raymond on the turn of the {A-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {10-Spades} {J-Diamonds} board, and both players checked the {A-Clubs} river.

"Straight," announced Raymond.

"Flush," announced Tenner for the trump. He turned over {8-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {7-Spades} to prove it, and took the pot.

We're Even Again

Good lord. Our blinds are up, as you may have noticed, and you'd think our old friend Variance would maybe kick in around now. Nevertheless, here we are with two players on almost identical stacks, at 3am.

Tenner check-called a bet from Raymond on the river of the {J-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {10-Spades} {10-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} board, but then mucked to Raymond's {3-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} {7-Spades} flush.

Level 30 started

Posted 06-25-2009 21:59 GMT-12
Level:
30
Blinds:
50000/100000
Ante:
0

No Change Yet

Derek Raymond's been trying to get his chips in, but those pots just keep ending up chopped.

Most recently he called a preflop raise from Tenner and then bet out on every street of the {5-Spades} {10-Diamonds} {6-Spades} {5-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} board. Tenner called him all the way down, and duly they chopped.

Raymond: {2-Clubs} {3-Spades} {4-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}
Tenner: {Q-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {6-Hearts} {4-Diamonds}
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