Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Days:
1234

Two Pair and a Low Scoops Cassidy

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From the small blind, Scotty Nguyen limped in. Joe Cassidy raised from the big blind and Nguyen called to see the {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop. Nguyen checked the flop and Cassidy bet. Nguyen check-raised and Cassidy called.

Fourth street was the {J-Clubs} and Nguyen led out. Cassidy called. The river completed the board with the {8-Hearts} and Nguyen led again. Cassidy called.

Nguyen tabled the {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} for a low and two pair. Cassidy mucked and Nguyen won the pot. Below are the chip counts following this hand.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 1,700,000 170,000
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
us 1,140,000 140,000
Joe Cassidy us
Joe Cassidy
us 980,000 -340,000

Tags: Joe CassidyScotty Nguyen

Three in a Row for Phil

Happy_Freaked • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Phil Ivey just won three pots in a row. On the first one he called a bet on a {10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop from Joe Cassidy to see the turn. Cassidy check-folded the turn, which was the {4-Hearts}, and Ivey took down the pot.

On the second hand Ivey raised from the small blind and Nguyen called from the big blind. The flop came down {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Nguyen called Ivey's bet. The turn was the {9-Clubs} and both players checked. On the river the {A-Clubs} hit and Ivey took down the pot with a bet.

On the third hand Ivey raised the button and both blinds called. The flop came down {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Ivey took down the pot with a bet.

Tags: Phil IveyJoe CassidyScotty Nguyen

Nguyen Takes Some From Cassidy

Happy_Freaked • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Joe Cassidy raised the button and Scotty Nguyen called from the big blind. The flop came down {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Nguyen check-called a bet. The turn was the {10-Spades} and both players checked. On the river the {2-Hearts} showed up and Nguyen bet. Cassidy called and mucked when Nguyen turned over {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}.

Tags: Scotty NguyenJoe Cassidy

Cassidy Calls Ivey Down

Happy_Freaked • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Joe Cassidy raised it up from the small blind and Phil Ivey put in three bets from the big blind. Cassidy called. The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Cassidy decided to check-call all the way.

Ivey showed {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and he took down the low while Cassidy raked in the high with {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

Tags: Joe CassidyPhil Ivey

Break

Happy_Freaked • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

The remaining three players decided to take another 20-minute break.

Meng La Eliminated in 4th Place ($102,260)

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Meng La
Meng La

And we're down to three. From the small blind Meng La raised to 50,000 and Joe Cassidy defended his big blind. The flop came down {J-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Cassidy called La's continuation bet.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and La moved all in. Cassidy called and showed {Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. La had an amazing Pot Limit Omaha hand with {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}, but Cassidy already had made a flush.

We are down to just three players and will be on a short break.

Meng La US
Meng La
US Busted

Tags: Joe CassidyMeng La

Level:
26
Limits:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
0

Ivey Slipping, Nguyen Climbing

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Scotty Nguyen raised under the gun and Phil Ivey defended his big blind. The flop came down {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Spades} and Ivey decided to check-raise. Nguyen made the call and the turn was the {5-Diamonds}. Ivey put out another 50,000 and Nguyen called. The river was the {2-Diamonds} and the same process got repeated.

Nguyen showed {A-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades} and beat Ivey's {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Ivey and Nguyen are now almost even while Cassidy is well ahead.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 1,025,000 -400,000
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
us 925,000 350,000

Tags: Scotty NguyenPhil Ivey