Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Paez Busts D'Angelo and Takes the Lead


From under the gun, Kevin Saul raised to 2,400. Steve Merrfield called from the hijack seat and then Raul Paez called from the cutoff seat. On the button, Ryan D'Angelo reraised the pot to 13,500. Saul called, Merrifield called and Paez called.

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{7-Clubs} and action checked to D'Angelo. He fired all in for 40,600. Saul and Merrifield folded, but Paez made the call to create a huge pot up for grabs.

D'Angelo showed the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for top set and a straight draw. Paez held the {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs} for a pair of jacks along with a flush and straight draw as well.

The turn was the {10-Clubs} and gave Paez his flush. The river failed to pair the board when the {9-Spades} fell and D'Angelo lost to pot. He was eliminated as PAez soared to 144,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
es 144,000 77,200
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us Busted

Tags: Kevin SaulRaul PaezRyan D'AngeloSteve Merrifield