Event #50: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

ElkY Doubles


After a flop of {10-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} PokerStars Team Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier raised his opponents bet by 6,825, thus putting his tournament life on the line. His opponent made the call.

The turn brought the {q-Clubs} and the river the {5-Clubs} and ElkY's flopped set with {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts} took the pot and got him the double up.

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Hougaard Takes One from Barbero


From middle position, Jose “Nacho” Barbero made it 800. The player on the button called, as did Jesper Hougaard from the small blind.

The flop came down {7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Hougaard checked to Barbero who tossed in 2,100. The player on the button folded and Hougaard made the call.

The turn brought the {q-Spades} and Hougaard check-called Barbero's 4,000 bet.

On the {8-Clubs} river, both player checked.

Barbero flipped over {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts} first and Hougaard said, "I've got that beat," as he tabled {j-}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Barbero flicked his remaining cards in the muck.

Tags: Jesper HougaardJose “Nacho” Barbero

Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer


Ilari Tahkokallio and Kevin MacPhee keep showing up at the same table. They got heads up in the £1,000 PLO event at EPT London last year, and Tahkokallio took the victory for £30,000. MacPhee ended up with the bigger prize, however, when he beat Tahkokallio heads up at EPT Berlin Main Event for €1 million. They're seated together again tonight, and Tahkokallio got the best of Kevin in this one:

They were heads up by the time the board had completed {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. Ilari checked to Kevin, and bet 2,500. Then Tahkokallio check-raised him all in. MacPhee shook his head, knowing he'd been caught, and folded with only 3,600 behind. Tahkokallio took the pot and moved up to 16,000.

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ElkY Takes a Hit


On a flop of {2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} the player in the small blind made it 2,400 and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier made the call.

On the {5-Hearts} turn, it was checked to Grospellier who made it 6,600. His opponent moved all in, prompting Grospellier to fold.

Grospellier is down to 9,000.

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier

Chiu Out


On a flop of {2-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, Michael Mizrachi, from under the gun, made it 1,500. The player to his left then bumped it up to 4,000. David Chiu moved his remaining stack in the middle (which was very short - four lime green T25 chips). The player in the cutoff made the call and when it got back around to Mizrachi, he made it 9,000. The player to his left called off his remaining stack, and the player in the cutoff folded.

Mizrachi: {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Chiu: {k-}{k-}{9-}{5-}
Opponent: {10-}{9-}{9-}{6-}

The board bricked for Mizrachi, and Chiu couldn't catch up either. Their opponent's flopped boat won him the pot and he was shipped the chips, while Chiu made his exit.

Tags: David ChiuMichael Mizrachi


Singer Not Singing


David Singer and his opponent got all the chips in the middle on a flop of {10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Singer had his opponent covered and showed {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{8-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and was behind his opponent's flopped set with {4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

The turn brought the {7-Spades} and the river the {4-Hearts} to give Singer's opponent the double up. Singer is sitting at 13,000 now.

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Schwartz Gets a Little Value from durrrr


Tom Dwan bet 450 at an {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} flop, and Noah Schwartz raised it to 1,300. Dwan's not a big fan of folding, so he called to see the {k-Hearts} on the river. He checked this time, and called again when Schwartz bet 1,900. When durrrr checked the {6-Spades} river, Schwartz bet 7,000, and that was enough for Dwan to find a fold. Noah showed aces for flopped top boat. He's down to his last 3,500, and Schwartz has 24,000.

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Nguyen Not Happy


Men Nguyen raised preflop and pushed out several of the limpers to see an {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} flop three-handed. The first player checked, and Nguyen bet 4,000. The button folded, and the other opponent called. He checked again after the {10-Clubs} turn, and Nguyen checked behind. The {5-Diamonds} river didn't add much to the board, but it got a 6,000-chip bet out of Nguyen's opponent. Men gave up his hand and dropped down to 10,000.

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Good Day Mr. Hellmuth


Phil Hellmuth has just walked in and taken his seat at table 278 here in the blue section of the Amazon Room. Just four levels late, that's all.

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