Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer's Choice

Frank Kassela Eliminated in 6th Place ($18,575)

mnuwwarah • Level 23
Frank Kassela is eliminated in 6th place in a multi-way pot

Pot-Limit Omaha

Aaron Schaff selected PLO, and it proved extremely beneficial.

He opened under the gun to 14,000, and Robert Mizrachi (cutoff) and Frank Kassela (small blind) called. In the big blind, Daniel Idema woke up with a pot raise to 70,000. One by one, each player made the call, building a massive pot. The flop rolled out {6-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}, and Kassela thought for about 30 seconds before pushing all in for about 240,000. Idema folded, and Schaff announced all in over the top. Mizrachi tossed his hand into the muck after thinking for a bit.

Schaff: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Kassela: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Kassela was in awful shape with a worse draw and a worse hand. Idema lamented folding the best hand, and the dealer burned and turned a {5-Hearts} to give Kassela some hope in the form of a flush draw. The {2-Spades} river was a brick though, and Kassela became the first player eliminated at the official final table.

Player Chips Progress
Aaron Schaff us
Aaron Schaff
us 1,275,000 535,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us Busted

Tags: Aaron SchaffDaniel IdemaFrank KasselaRobert Mizrachi