2014 World Series of Poker

Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Days: 2

The Shark Has Been Hung Out to Dry

Level 18 : 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Humberto Brenes
Humberto Brenes

Omaha Hi-Low

Konstantin Puchkov raised to 10,000 from early position and Humberto Brenes defended from the big blind. When the flop came down {q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, Brenes led out for 5,000 and then called off his last 4,000 when Puchkov raised.

Brenes: {3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Puchkov: {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades}

Puchkov was ahead with two pair and an ace-three low draw, but Brenes held a wrap. The Costa Rican was on his feet with his shark card protector telling the dealer to deliver him the right card (in broken English of course).

The dealer did not oblige on the {9-Spades} turn, nor on the {4-Clubs} river, which improved Puchkov to a full house with no qualifying low.

Brenes' 32nd-place finish marks his sixth cash of the 2014 WSOP, which is an impressive feat in and of itself.

Player Chips Progress
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
148,000 20,000
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Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
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