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Event 19 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 759

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 0

Insanity at the Final Table

Jamie Pickering
Jamie Pickering
The third hand of heads up began with Pickering having about 950,000 to Selbst's 1.3 million. The two talked a bit about chopping the cash and playing for the bracelet, but couldn't come to terms and the hand was dealt.

"RAISE POT!!!" cried Pickering, again without looking at his cards. An incredulous Selbst checked hers, and made the call.

The flop came {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Selbst checked. Pickering again bet the pot, still having not checked his cards. "Have you really not looked?!" asked Selbst. She made the call.

The turn was the {J-Clubs}. This time Pickering checked. It was Selbst's turn to put on the pressure. She bet the pot.

Thus ensued about ten minutes' worth of hilarity as Pickering contemplated whether or not to call, or perhaps raise the pot again. He also had to decide whether or not he was going to look at his cards.

Finally, amid the shouts of the 70-80 spectators we have gathered around, he gave in and looked at his hand.

"Oh, sh*t! I'm dead!" he said. "Five-king-eight-two!"

"RUN IT FOUR TIMES!" came a shout from the rail.

"I've got a shot at a wheel," he said. Finally, amid the ever-rising craziness surrounding the table, he let it go. Selbst showed Q-7-7-9, not much, but better than what Pickering had folded.

Selbst has retaken her commanding chip lead.

Tags: Jamie Pickering

Party Animal

Jamie Pickering has been enjoying cocktails throughout today's play and has just had a shot. No wonder he's gambling.

He just called all-in on a flop of {9-Diamonds} {7-Spades} {K-Hearts}.

Pickering: {J-?} {J-?} {A-?} x
Selbst: {9-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} {4-Spades}

The jacks hold up and Pickering doubles up.

This is pure entertainment!

Tags: Jamie PickeringVanessa Selbst

Raise Pot!

On the first hand of heads up, Jamie Pickering had the small blind/button. Before even looking at his cards, he announced, "Raise pot!"

Vanessa Selbst looked at her cards. "This feels so dirty!" she said as she folded. Pickering turned over his cards -- he had a couple of kings!

Looks like we're gambling again here on the second hand. Stay tuned.

Good Times

A jovial mood here at the final table as supporters of both of the final two players are celebrating their friends' achievement. We're a couple of minutes away from restarting.

Stanley Statkiewicz Eliminated in 3rd ($88,062)

Stanley Statkiewicz
Stanley Statkiewicz
Vanessa Selbst raised to 60,000 from the button/under the gun, Stanley Statkiewicz called her from the small blind, and Jamie Pickering folded.

The flop came out a tantalizing {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{J-Spades}. Selbst bet 90,000. Statkiewicz counted out chips, then asked how much was in the pot. Once it was determined that the pot was big enough for him to raise all in, he did so. When Selbst quickly called, Statkiewicz did not look pleased.

Statkiewicz: {8-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{A-Spades}
Selbst: {A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}

Statkiewicz had two pair, but Selbst had flopped the flush. The turn was the {K-Spades} and the river the {2-Hearts}, and Statkiewicz was out in third.

We'll get you updated chip counts going into heads up play in a moment.

Tags: Stanley Statkiewicz

Two More Pots

Vanessa Selbst just picked up two more pots in a row.

In the first pot, she raised from the the button and both blinds called. Then she bet out on a {J-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} and takes it down. She flashed a deuce to her cheering supporters on the rail.

She took down the next pot too after reraising Jamie Pickering on the flop.

Tags: Jamie PickeringVanessa Selbst

Final Table Attracting More Attention

Within the last few minutes, the table has been surrounded by others interested in recording this one for posterity's sake. We've got a boom mike operator, a video cameraman, and another still photographer crowding hovering over our remaining three players. And there are about thirty or forty spectators watching from outside the ropes.

Vanessa Selbst has picked up a few small pots the last couple of orbits. She has maintained her lead.

Pickering Up Chips

Jamie Pickering raised to 70,000 from the button/under the gun, Vanessa Selbst folded, and Stanley Statkiewicz called from the big blind. The flop came {4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}, and Pickering hastily bet 150,000.

"How much?" asked Statkiewicz, referring to how much Pickering had behind. His chips were counted out: 276,000. Statkiewicz thought a bit more, then let it go.

And Builds on It

Jamie Pickering makes it 70,000 to play from the button and Vanessa Selbst calls from the small blind.

They both check the {8-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} flop.

When the turn comes {7-Spades} Selbst leads out for 135,000 and takes down the pot.

Tags: Jamie PickeringVanessa Selbst