Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

WSOP Bracelet Holder Oleksii Kovalchuk Doubles Up


Steve Merrifield raised to 6,000 in first position, Raul Paez called a few seats over before Oleksii Kovalchuk squeezed to 33,000 in mid-position. Merrifield folded but Paez decided to take a flop out of position.

Flop: {10-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {5-Diamonds}

Paez put Kovalchuk all-in for around 30,000 and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet holder made the call.

Kovalchuk{A-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} {9-Spades} {3-Diamonds}
Paez{K-Clubs} {Q-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}

So Kovalchuk was ahead with his aces and that's the way the result stayed after the {5-Clubs} and {2-Spades} completed the board.

Player Chips Progress
Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
es 310,000 58,500
Oleksii Kovalchuk ua
Oleksii Kovalchuk
ua 138,000 95,000

Tags: Oleksii KovalchukRaul PaezSteve Merrifield