Event #61:$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Alaei Doubles Through Bleznick, Assumes Lead

Shamus • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Daniel Alaei

Hand #67: Daniel Alaei raised to 115,000 from middle position, then Jared Bleznick reraised to 350,000 from one seat over. It folded back around to Alaei who called the raise, then the flop came {9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Alaei promptly bet 775,000, leaving himself about 300,000 behind. Bleznick raised, and Alaei called.

Alaei: {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Bleznick: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

Bleznick had the lead with his kings, but the {3-Spades} fell on the turn to give Alaei more ways to overtake him. A standing Bleznick leaned over and grabbed Alaei's shoulders, saying "good luck." The river then brought the {6-Spades} to complete Alaei's flush, and though disappointed Bleznick nonetheless shook Alaei's hand as he went from near-elimination to the chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 2,550,000 1,350,000
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 1,150,000 -1,450,000

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