2013 World Series of Poker

Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Days: 3
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Tong Takes from Ashton

Level 21 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante


Mike Gorodinsky raised from under the gun, and Kristopher Tong made the call a few seats over. Matthew Ashton also called, and the dealer fanned out a {10-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop. Ashton fired right out, and Gorodinsky made the call. Tong announced a raise, and both players called. The turn brought the {q-Hearts}, and it was checked to Tong, who fired out again. This time, Ashton called, but Gorodinsky got out of the way after a few moments of thought.

The river was the {7-Clubs}, and Ashton checked again. Tong thought for about 10 seconds before tapping the table, and then showed {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a broadway straight. Ashton mucked, and tong jumped up to 475,000, while Ashton fell to 186,000.

Player Chips Progress
Kristopher Tong us
Kristopher Tong
475,000 115,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
186,000 -44,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Ahmed Takes the Lead

Level 21 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Owais Ahmed (Day 2)
Owais Ahmed (Day 2)


From middle position, Kristopher Tong raised. George Fotiadis made the call from the small blind, and Owais Ahmed called from the big blind. On the {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop, Fotiadis fired a bet and Ahmed raised. Tong reraised, and Fotiadis folded. Ahmed called.

The turn was the {6-Hearts}, and Ahmed bet out. Tong put out 30,000, which was ruled a raise because he put half of a second bet in, but he really only wanted to call. Ahmed called. Then, the two players checked the {9-Diamonds} river card.

Ahmed showed the {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a flush, king high. Tong showed just the {A-Hearts}, then mucked his hand, and Ahmed won the pot. He's now on 600,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
600,000 129,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kristopher Tong us
Kristopher Tong
360,000 -73,000

Tags: George FotiadisKristopher TongOwais Ahmed

Level: 21

Limits: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 2,000

PokerNews Podcast Episode #154: We Got Outs feat. Bracelet Winner Chad Holloway

Level 20 : 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Chad Holloway with his gold bracelet
Chad Holloway with his gold bracelet

PokerNews' own Chad Holloway won the first gold bracelet of the 2013 World Series of Poker, so naturally the crew breaks down the event and the amazing atmosphere in the Mothership. Holloway himself then joins the crew to talk about some key hands before heading to the ceremony to accept his bracelet.

Tags: Chad HollowayPokerNews Podcast

Three Quarters for Tong

Level 20 : 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante


On the second hand, Mack Lee raised from under the gun, and action folded all the way over to Kristopher Tong in the big blind. He reraised, and Lee made the call.

The dealer spread the {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop, and Tong bet out. Lee raised, and Tong made the call.

The turn was the {4-Spades}, and Tong check-called a bet from Lee before seeing the {8-Clubs} land on the river. Both players checked.

Tong showed the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for two pair, eights and threes, with a live ace for the low. Lee showed the {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for the same live ace for a low and a losing pair of fours for the high. Tong scooped three quarters of the pot, while Lee was left getting just one quarter.

Tags: Kristopher TongMack Lee

Unofficial Final Table

Level 20 : 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Here is the seat draw for the "unofficial" final table. There are just over nine minutes left before a 20-minute break, and we'll grab official chip counts from the table then.

1Julie Schneider
2George Fotiadis
3Owais Ahmed
4Matthew Ashton
5Mike Gorodinsky
6George Danzer
7Kristopher Tong
8Mack Lee
9Dustin Leary