Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After eight hours of Pot-Limit Omaha action, "ChilaxChuck" emerged victorious in the $10,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Event, taking home $442,041, and the WSOPC ring. The prizepool had a guarantee of $1,000,000, but the field ended up drawing 234 entries, making for a huge prizepool of just under $2,267,000.
"ChilaxChuck" started the final table as the short stack, but after scoring an early double up, they went on a tear, knocking out every player at the final table except "Mikhail Tal".
Final Table Results
Three handed play saw a few swings before "ChilaxChuck" scored the knockout of "SillyRabbit". Then, in the biggest pot of the entire tournament, "ChilaxChuck"'s naked pair of aces was able to dodge a flush draw and set outs for "BailaMorena," and from that point on, "ChilaxChuck would never lose the lead.
That wraps our coverage of this action packed Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. Thanks to everyone who tuned in, and be sure to check out all the other tournaments covered here by Pokernews!
"BailaMorena" and "ChilaxChuck" would get all of the chips in the middle after the flop of . Both players had flopped flush draws, but "BailaMorena" also flopped a straight. "ChilaxChuck" could still win the WSOPC ring and first place with a turn or river diamond, and he got just that with the river.
"BailaMorena" will take home $330,249.77 for second place, but the $442,041 and the WSOPC ring will be going to "ChilaxChuck". Stay tuned for a full recap to be posted in a bit.
"ChilaxChuck" had grinded "BailaMorena" down to their last 225,000 in chips, when those chips went into the middle. "ChilaxChuck" was drawing quite thin after the flop, as only one of the two remaining jacks in the deck would do. That card would never come, and "BailaMorena" scored the double up, though "ChilaxChuck" still holds a comfortable lead.
After the flop came down , "BailaMorena" and "ChilaxChuck" got all the chips in the middle, where "BailaMorena" would secure the WSOPC ring and first place prize if they won the hand. They tabled a king high flush draw and a pair of tens, while "ChilaxChuck" held a naked pair of aces. The board would finish out with red face cards, which secured "ChilaxChuck" a double up to over 1.4 million.
For the third time in almost as many hands it seemed, "SillyRabbit and "ChilaxChuck" tangled in a massive pot, and this time, "ChilaxChuck" was able to put the final nail in "SillyRabbit"'s coffin.
The two would ace again get the chips in the middle after the flop, with "ChilaxChuck" flopping the nut flush draw, while "SillyRabbit" flopped top pair and a wrap. The on the turn gave "SillyRabbit" a straight, but also gave "ChilaxChuck" more outs for a full house. The flush would come on the river, virtually doubling "ChilaxChuck" up, while also sending his recent rival to the rail.
With that, heads up play has begun. Good luck to the final two!
"SillyRabbit" did not hold onto those chips for very long, as he and "ChilaxChuck" would once again get the chips in the middle, after a flop of . "SillyRabbit" had flopped top pair, while "ChilaxChuck" had a straight draw and two over cards. The turn brought no help, but the on the river gave him the double up.
"SillyRabbit" and "ChilaxChuck" got into a raising war that saw all of "SillyRabbit"'s chips go into the middle preflop. The hand was over by the turn however, as "SillyRabbit" made an unbeatable full house.
The action isn't slowing down one bit despite the huge pay jumps at stake, as there are suddenly only three players left. The latest to hit the rail was "Mikhail Tal", who got his final chips in preflop in a blind vs blind situation. "Mikhail Tal" would flop top pair, but he was never able to catch up to the two jacks held in "BailaMorena"'s hand.
This leaves us with just three players remaining. They have all earned at least $246,730.66.
"ChilaxChuck" continued his hot streak when he knocked out "4sigma" in 5th place, right after busting "SUPERUNKNOWN" in 6th. On this hand the money went in preflop, and "ChilaxChuck" never relinquished the lead, making an unnecessary set of queens on the river.
This means just four players remain. They all have at least $184,333.18 locked up.