2013 World Series of Poker

Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
Days: 3

Butler Spikes an Out to Survive with a Quarter

Level 26 : 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Ashly Butler nearly lost his stack.
Ashly Butler nearly lost his stack.

Ashly Butler had reraised before the flop from the big blind, and Vladimir Shchmelev called from the button. Butler fired out 250,000 on the {3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop, and he was again called. The turn was a {3-Hearts}, and Butler moved all in. Shchmelev was in there instantly, and he was in fantastic shape.

Shchmelev: {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Butler: {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Butler was dead to a quartering, as Shchmelev had a full house for high and the nuts for low. Miraculously, the {4-Diamonds} hit the river, and Butler's remains in contention, though he had to ship 580,000 more over to his opponent.

Player Chips Progress
Vladimir Shchmelev ru
Vladimir Shchmelev
1,750,000 835,000
Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
700,000 -500,000

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