2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #28: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Deeb Doubles Opponent


With about 1,600 in the pot and a board reading {6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, Shaun Deeb bet 1,100 only to have Seat 6 move all in for 300 more. Everyone else folded back to Deeb who made the call.

Deeb: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Spades}
Seat 6: {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{A-Spades}

When the {10-Diamonds} hit the turn, Deeb grabbed the chips and tossed them over to Seat 6. "Run better fish," Deeb said whithout being clear whether he was talking about himself or Seat 6, although it appeared to be the former.

Deeb is still sitting with 2,100 and two rebuy chips.

Tags: Shaun Deeb

Lindgren Leaves Early

Erick Lindgren was sitting to Eli Elezra's left -- before he left.
Erick Lindgren was sitting to Eli Elezra's left -- before he left.

Among our early casualties here today are Soheil Shamseddin and Erick Lindgren. Out of chips, Lindgren was seen making his way over to Erica Schoenberg where he simply explained, "I lost my fourth all in."

We did manage to snap a pic of E-Dog before he left us, however, sitting with Eli Elezra.

Tags: Erick Lindgren

550 and Counting


We've had quite a few take seats here during level 2, with the player count now topping 550 -- well above last year's turnout of 436.

J.C. Tran -- winner of this event last year -- is among that big group of late arrivals. We'll get you an official count on the number of entries once registration closes at the start of the next level.

"I Was So Confused"


Action folded around to Tom "Durrrr" Dwan on the button and he raised to 125. The small blind folded and the big blind reraised to 425. Dwan made the call and the two saw a flop of {4-Hearts}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}.

Both players checked and the turn came {Q-Clubs}. The big blind checked to Dwan, who stared down his opponent before betting 725. The big blind double checked his cards and then tossed them into the muck.

"I was so confused," Dwan confessed as he pulled in the pot. After using all his rebuy chips, Dwan is up to around 7,900.

Tags: Tom Dwan

Devilfish Down to Last Rebuy


David "Devilfish" Ulliott called all in on a flop of {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} after his opponent in Seat 5 bet.

Devilfish showed {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and was up against Seat 5's {K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{7-Spades}.

The turn was the {6-Spades}, pairing the board and giving Seat 5 an added spade flush draw. The {A-Spades} on the river completed that flush and left Devilfish with a single chip, his last rebuy chip.

He promptly used it to reload for his last 1,500.

Tags: David Ulliott

Ivey Bets Pot on the River


We didn't catch the action before the river, but we did catch Phil Ivey bet 3,500 into a pot of roughly the same size on a board of {5-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

His sole opponent, Seat 2, contemplated making the call. The bet was large enough to put Seat 2, who had no remaining rebuy chips, all in. Eventually, he opted to fold and Ivey took down a nice pot.

Since Ivey opted to use all of his rebuy chips to add to his stack, he is now sitting with around 11,000.

Tags: Phil Ivey

To Add On or Not to Add On


We're updating those chip counts as we go. A reminder -- in the counts, what is being shown are the chips in play. In other words, we aren't counting those "add-on" chips until the player actually uses them.

Some players are using all three right away. For example, Tom "durrrr" Dwan came in late and immediately used his three add-ons, and has added a few more since to sit with 8,200 in the early going. Meanwhile, Tom McEvoy is saving his three add-ons, and right now has 1,100 chips in play.

New Tables, New Players


A bunch of new tables just opened in the Pavilion Room and have been filled with some very big names. Among them are Tom "Durrrr" Dwan, Scotty Nguyen, Chau Giang, Kathy Liebert, Humberto Brenes, Jeff Madsen, and Dan Shak.

Registration is open through the first break at the end of Level 2, so it is likely that the pros will keep coming for another hour or so.