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

Barry Wins Another One

[user75311] • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante

After two limpers, Barry Greenstein raised to 1,000 and both limpers called.

The flop came {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Greenstein bet 500 when it was checked to him. The first player called but the second player opted for the check-raise. Both Greenstein and the third opponent called.

The turn was the {Q-Hearts}. The player first to act checked, the flop check-raiser bet 1,000 and both players called.

The river was the {J-Diamonds} and all three players checked. After the player most of out of position announced two pair, Greenstein turned over his {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts} for Aces and Jacks which was good enough for the scoop.

Greenstein chips back up to 38,800 as he exits the room for break.

Tags: Barry Greenstein

Defending Champ Picking Up Steam

donpeters • Level 9: 300-600, 0 ante

Michael Chow just just picked up three-quarters of a nice pot to move to 20,000 in chips. On the final board of {K-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, Chow bet after the first two players checked to him. Both called and Chow showed the {A-Spades}{4-Spades}{J-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for the nut low and a spade flush. One of his opponents showed the {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts} to split the low with Chow and win a quarter of the pot. The other player mucked.

Tags: Michael Chow

Richey's Right Out the Door

tayke2 • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante

Brett Richey got his last 800 in the middle preflop against another all in player and two other players as well. Richey must have known he was in trouble, as the two players bet called every step of the way on a {2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} board. Richey said "nice playing with you guys" and mucked his hand before his opponents revealed their cards, and he was right as the better tabled {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for a full house.

Tags: Brett Richey

Veldhuis Gives It Up

donpeters • Level 9: 300-600, 0 ante

Action was checked by one player to Lex Veldhuis on the flop of {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Veldhuis bet and his opponent check-raised. Veldhuis made the call.

The turn brought the {Q-Clubs} and the player bet out. Veldhuis called again.

The river completed the board with the {4-Clubs} and the player bet into Veldhuis again. Veldhuis thought for a bit, studied his opponent and then mucked his hand, dropping back to 5,600.

Tags: Lex Veldhuis

Pay the Bills

Homer • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante

Bill Chen has almost trebled up after a three-way pot.

On a flop of {6-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} there was bet of 500 from the big blind and a call with Chen also calling behind to see the {K-Spades} turn. The big blind fired 1,000 this time, once again middle position called and Chen raised to 2,000, the big blind made it 3,000, middle position called again and Chen called all in for his last 200 chips. The other two players then checked the {7-Spades} river.

Big Blind: {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{2-}{7-}
Middle Position: {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Chen: {A-Spades}{3-Spades}{K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

With no low possible, Chen scooped the entire pot, he's back up to 14,500.

Tags: Bill Chen

Matusow Busto

[user75311] • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante

With 1,100 chips left, Mike Matusow opened the action to 1,000 and Chau Giang raised to 1,500. Alex Kravchenko was in the big blind and four bet forcing Matusow all in. Chau Giang called.

The flop was {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}, Kravchenko bet and Giang called. The turn was the {k-Clubs} and once again Kravchenko bet and Giang called. The river {2-Spades} once again resulted in a bet-call sequence and the hands were turned face up. Kravchenko held {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for trip eights and Giang held the nut low with {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}.

Matusow seemed more happy that he lasted so long as a short stack than disappointed. Meanwhile, Kravchenko and Giang increase their already healthy sized stacks.

Tags: Alex KravchenkoChau GiangMike Matusow

Maria Ho Eliminated

tayke2 • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante
Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Maria Ho was down to her final 1,700 when she three-bet to 1,500 preflop from the button, getting a caller from the big blind and the original raiser in the cutoff. The flop came down {4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades} and it was checked to Ho who put her last 200 in. Both players called and checked down the {5-Clubs} on the turn and the {k-Diamonds} on the river. Ho revealed {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, but her opponent showed {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for a pair of queens that was good enough to take the pot and eliminate the former Amazing Race competitor.

Tags: Maria Ho

Champ Hanging in There

Homer • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante

Defending champion Michael Chow is still in the tournament here in the Pavilion Room, but only has around 10,000 at this current stage. He'll need to improve if he wants to regain the bracelet that he won in 2010.

Tags: Michael Chow

Updated Chip Counts

Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 40,000 9,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 40,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 27,000
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
us 25,000 -2,500
Matt Savage us
Matt Savage
us 22,000 -5,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 20,000 4,000
John D'Agostino us
John D'Agostino
us 20,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 19,500 -2,500
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 19,000
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 16,000 2,500
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 16,000 2,000
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 16,000 5,000
Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
us 15,900 -1,500
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
us 15,500
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 15,000 2,600
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 14,000 -1,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 14,000 -1,000
Ted Lawson us
Ted Lawson
us 11,500 -3,300
Bryan Micon us
Bryan Micon
us 11,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 11,000 -7,000
Tony Ma us
Tony Ma
us 11,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 10,400 -3,600
David Levy us
David Levy
us 10,000
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 9,300
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 9,000


BenLudlow • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante

A few players were expressing their confusion with the current 300-500 level of the tournament.

Poker legend T.J. Cloutier turned to WPT Tournament Director Matt Savage, who is sitting at the table next to his, and asked, "Hey Matt, you ever seen this level before?"

To which Savage sarcastically responded, "Yeah of course, I do it in all my tournaments, 200-300 also."

Maybe if Savage was running the show things might be different, but at the end of the day I'm sure players won't be complaining too much with the extra level of play added in there.

Tags: Matt SavageT.J. Cloutier