Live Events 4
Event 48 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,040,130
Players 762

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0

Mathieu and Cantu Chop

Lee Watkinson opened to 84,000 with both Brandon Cantu and Jacqmin Mathieu making the call.

The flop of {8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Clubs} was checked round to Cantu, who fired 276,000 at the pot. Mathieu moved all in, Watkinson folded and Cantu called.

Mathieu: {A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Cantu: {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The turn and river fell the {5-Hearts} and {K-Diamonds} to see the pot chopped up as Cantu took the low and Mathieu took the high.

Vedes and Weinstock Battle Again

Tommy Vedes and Ted Weinstock continue to battle; this time seeing Weinstock at risk after all the money went in preflop.

Weinstock: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Vedes: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} to see the pot chopped up.

Steve Jelinek Eliminated in 6th Place ($36,893)

Steve Jelinek eliminated in 6th place
Steve Jelinek eliminated in 6th place
Tommy Vedes potted to 70,000 from the button. Steve Jelinek re-potted to 222,000 from the big blind.

Vedes made the call and when the flop of {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades} fell, Jelinek moved all in for his last 184,000. Vedes made the call and the cards were tabled.

Jelinek: {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Vedes: {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

When the {A-Diamonds} dropped on the turn, no qualifying low would be out there, and for Jelinek to stay alive he would need to see an ace of king fall.

The river landed the {2-Diamonds} and Steve Jelinek became our 6th place finisher as he headed to the rail with $36,893 in his pocket.

Dinner Annoucement

The Tournament Director has taken a vote of the remaining six players on whether or not dinner should be taken at the conclusion of this level or in two-and-a-half levels time.

The players decided on moving dinner break to approximately 8:30pm at the conclusion of level 24.

Cantu Scooped

Steve Jelinek opened on the button to 87,000 and both blinds, Brandon Cantu and Ted Weinstock, made the call.

The flop fell down {K-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Cantu potted to 252,000. Weinstock shipped his 204,000 into the middle, and after a few moments of deliberation Jelinek did the same.

Cantu: {A-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Weinstock: {A-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Jelinek: {A-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts}{K-Spades}

The turn and river fell the {8-Spades} and {7-Spades} to see Jelinkek scoop the low and Weinstock river the high with trip sevens.

As Cantu was scooped down to 670,000, Jelinek climbed to 403,000 and Weinstock to 442,000.

Jelinek Lets One Up

On a board reading {6-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{k-Spades}{K-Hearts}, Lee Watkinson and Steve Jelinek checked it down to the river to see Watkinson fire out 30,000.

Jelinek folded, and Watkinson won the battle of the blinds.

Yes, folks, it's that slow!

Action Ceases

The level has been upped, but the action hasn't heated up at all.

An occasional flop here, and an occasional flop there surrounded by a single preflop raise taking down the blinds and antes.

It might be a long night ahead, if play continues like this!

Vedes Scoops

Tommy Vedes opened the pot to 67,000 from the button and Steve Jelinek made the call from the big blind.

The board of {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Spades} was checked down to the river to see Vedes fire 144,000 at the pot.

Jelinek made the call and when he saw the {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs} of Vedes he mucked his hand to slip to 195,000 as Vedes climbs to 550,000 in chips.

Watkinson Closes in on Chip Lead

Watkinson working hard to chip lead
Watkinson working hard to chip lead
Lee Watkinson opened to 70,000 from under the gun and found callers in both Steve Jelinek and Ted Weinstock.

The flop fell down {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Watkinson checked to see Jelinek fire 100,000 at the pot.

Weinstock passed, but once the action was on Watkinson he reraised all in for 553,000 total. Jelinek deliberated for a while before laying his hand down as Watkinson climbed to 863,000 in chips.