Day 1 Completed
|Average Chip Stack||360,000|
Day 1 Completed
Event 6: Limit Omaha 8 Championship has come to a close. After 24 players battled down to to the end, it was Pedro Rios who emerged as the winner of the belt buckle and $4,080.
The local player from Houston has over $350,000 in career poker earnings and is a regular on the mixed game circuit, with several cashes in mixed games throughout the years.
Rios stayed consistent throughout the day, remaining as one of the upper level stacks for most of the afternoon.He remained within touching distance of the big stack Kim Stone late in the final table and eliminated Richard Semander in 3rd which was enough to boost his stack slightly above Stone's stack, where the players then decided on an even money chop and to give the title to Rios rather than a heads up coin flip with the very shallow stack depth.
That concludes PokerNews's coverage of today's action at the Lone Star Poker Series. Coverage will resume tomorrow at around 2 p.m. local time for a variety of events, including Event #8: The Monster NLH.
After Pedro Rios eliminated Richard Semander the boost to his stack was enough to slightly move his stack ahead of Kim Stone's.
The two remaining players agreed to evenly chop the money and give Rios the belt buckle and title from his slight chip lead.
Richard Semander moved his remaining short stack to the middle.
Kim Stone and Pedro Rios continued to play out the hand as the flop came . The turn was the , the river came the .
Rios turned over the to scoop up the entire pot as Stone mucked and Semander flashed his hand briefly before teh dealer turned it over as the losing hand and Semander was gone in 3rd place.
Casey Robbins became the bubble boy as he lost his all in to Kim Stone and the field was cut to three.
The remaining five players are now on a 15-minute break.
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The flop read . Casey Robbins was all in holding the against the of Alan Middleton.
The turn was the and the river came the to give Robbins the full pot to keep him in the tournament and to leave Middleton short.
The final nine players will play down to the final three who will get paid.