MSPT Showdown Series
Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Nathan "Other Guy" Gamble Triples Up

Nathan Gamble
Nathan Gamble

We had four players seeing a flop of {9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades} and it was the super short stacked Nathan Gamble who moved all in for 18,000. He received two callers Stephen Wolfe, and Juha Vilkke.

Wolfe and Vilkke seemingly conceded the hand as they checked down the {10-Hearts} turn and the {J-Clubs} river. Cards were turned at it was "The Other Guy's" {4-}{7-}{6-}{5-} that was the winner with a straight.

Juha Vilkki 630,000 80,000
Nathan Gamble us 120,000 73,500
Emil Patel us 110,000 -310,000
Stephen Wolfe 56,000 -189,000

Tags: Nathan Gamble

Quinn Do Eliminated In 15th Place ($10,757)

[user197301] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Quinn Do eliminated in 15th Place
Quinn Do eliminated in 15th Place

We caught the action with the flop reading {2-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts} as Quinn Do was all-in and Elie Payan made the call. Do flipped up his {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades} for top pair, an open ended straight draw, and a four flush.

Payan held the {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for top two pair, a dead flush draw a variety of straight draws. The turn came 3c} and nothing changed. The river fell {A-Clubs} and Do was astounded that he missed every one of his many outs. Do hit the rail in 16th place and earned $13,243 for his work today.

Tags: Elie PayanQuinn Do

Richard Rinker Eliminated In 16th Place ($10,757)

[user197301] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Richard Rinker eliminated in 16th place
Richard Rinker eliminated in 16th place

Richard Rinker reraised all-in for his last 83,000 and Rafe Kibrit made the call to put him at risk. Rinker tabled the {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Kibrit held the {Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

The final board read {8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and Kibrit's straight was enough to send Rinker to the rail. He will pocket $10,757 for his run through more than 1,000 runners in this tournament

Tags: Rafe KibritRichard Rinker

Timothy Seidensticker Eliminated In 17th Place ($10,757)

[user197301] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Timothy Seidensticker raised to 45,000 from middle position and Elie Payan announced "re-pot" to force Seidensticker all-in. He quickly made the call with {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{A-Spades} and we were off to the flop. Payan held the {6-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and would need help to overcome Seidensticker's aces.

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and that help arrived in the form of a runner-runner flush. Seidensticker is out in 16th place and will pocket $10,757 for his run.

Tags: Elie PayanTimothy Seidensticker

Action Has Slown Down


It appears everyone really wants to make the final table as action has severly slowed down. We are experiencing a lot of limp pots that lead no where and a lot of blind stealing. However we were able to find one hand that just happened.

It was battle of the blinds between Emil Patel in the small blind and Stephen Wolfe in the big blind. There were no raises so both players got to see the {3-Spades}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop. It was here that Patel put out a bet of 12,000, Wolfe made the call fairly quickly and it was off to the turn.

On fourth street we saw the {A-Spades} and with it a 32,000 bet from Patel, that was again called, but this time after a few moments of contemplation.

A river {A-Hearts} led to Patel checking, and Wolfe toying with the idea of a bet for a few minutes. Eventually Wolfe decided just to check and cards were turned over. Patel showed {Q-}{7-}{Q-}{J} for a pair of queens and aces. Wolfe never showed and simply just mucked his cards.

Emil Patel us 420,000 240,000
Stephen Wolfe 245,000 -15,000

Tags: Emil PatelStephen Wolfe

Payan Punishes Peelen

[user197301] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Frank Peelen raised to 16,000 from the button and Elie "Punisher934" Payan raised the pot from the small blind, making it 56,000 to go. Peelen called and the flop fell {3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Payan instantly moved in for his last 24,000 and Peelen stared him down before calling with the {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{Q-Spades} for top pair.

Payan held {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for a apir of aces and a flush draw and Peelen was in bad shape. The turn and river came {5-Clubs} and {3-Spades} respectively and Payan's aces held up in this duel between two players who have already exchanged bitter words at points in this tournament.

Tags: Elie PayanFrank Peelen


[user198174] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

We only have three tables left and are waiting for one more player to drop before we can redraw for 18. Emil Patel does not seem to be happy with one of the other players at his table, Elie Payan. Patel accused Payan of repeatedly taking longer than the needed time in an effort to stall to the final 18.