2011 World Series of Poker

Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better
Days: 3

Barbaro The Lead Horse

Francesco Barbaro raised on the button and Kostas Kalathakis called from the small blind. On the {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop, Kalathakis checked and Barbaro bet. Kalathakis came back with a raise which was just called by Barbaro. Kalathakis led the {5-Clubs} turn and Barbaro called again. Both players checked the {6-Spades} on the river and showed their cards. Kalathakis produced {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{X-} while Barbaro showed {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Spades} which was good for three quarters of the pot.

Shortly after, Barbaro raised on the button and Matthew Waxman called from the big. Waxman led out on the {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop and Barbaro answered with a raise. Waxman just called and led out again when the {6-Clubs} hit the turn. Barbaro reraised him and Waxman just called as they saw the {K-Diamonds} on the river. Waxman check called Barbaro’s bet and Barbaro revealed {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades} for the nut straight to scoop the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Francesco Barbaro us
Francesco Barbaro
3,100,000 1,150,000
Matthew Waxman us
Matthew Waxman
600,000 -700,000
Badge Title
Kostas Kalathakis
Kostas Kalathakis
550,000 -450,000

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