Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Boonie Stays Alive


Michael "Boonie" Kleist wasn't in good shape when we came back from dinner, but he just won a pot for his tournament life against well known mixed game specialist Michael Chow.

We caught the action on the turn with the board showing {Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and Kleist bet 5,000 after which Chow made sure he still had chips behind. There was already another short stack all in and after Chow called we saw the {8-Clubs} on the river.

Kleist got his last chips in and Chow called after which we got to see their cards. Kleist showed {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the nut low and a full house while Chow tabled {A-}{K-}{Q-}{5-}. He had trips with an ace kicker and also a good low, but Kleist had him on both occasions.

The all in player mucked and left the tournament while Kleist is back up to 50,000 chips. Chow is in serious trouble now as he has just a couple of big bets left.

Player Chips Progress
Michael "Boonie" Kleist
Michael "Boonie" Kleist
50,000 25,000
Michael Chow us
Michael Chow
us 10,000 -15,000

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