Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha

Laplante Rivers Ionescu to Move Above 200,000

AndrewPieper • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante

Christopher Trang opened from the hijack to 6,000. John Gordon called on the button with Ryan Laplante flatting the small blind as well. Mircea Ionescu then bet the pot out of the big blind, getting folds from Trang and Gordon. Laplante pondered for a few seconds before calling the 36,000.

The two saw a flop of {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Laplante bet the remaining 30,000 or so of Ionescu's stack.

"I can't believe this. OK, I call," Ionescu said, putting the rest of his chips in the middle.

Laplante tabled {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for two pair and a straight draw to Ionescu's {J-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for an inferior one pair but an open-ended straight draw. The turn brought a {7-Diamonds} making Ionescu's straight, but the river fell an {8-Diamonds}, filling up Laplante as he eliminated Ionescu, who not long ago held over 200,000

Player Chips Progress
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 240,000 60,000
Mircea Ionescu
Mircea Ionescu

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