Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha

Varnell Doubles Through Zimmerman; Takes Massive Chip Lead

simkha • Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Craig Varnell

Craig Varnell raised to 360,000 from the button and Seth Zimmerman called from the big blind.

The flop came {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Zimmerman checked. Varnell bet 420,000, Zimmerman check-raised to 1,920,000, and Varnell called.

The {J-Spades} fell on the turn and Zimmerman announced a pot-sized bet. Varnell jammed and Zimmerman called with a barely-covering stack.

Craig Varnell: {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Seth Zimmerman: {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

Zimmerman had flopped a set of eights but found himself trailing Varnell's turned straight. Since Varnell also had a set of jacks, Zimmerman's only hope to end the tournament was the case eight, but the river was the {6-Spades}, so Varnell took the pot to double up and leave Zimmerman with less than 10 big blinds.

Player Chips Progress
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 10,900,000 5,600,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 1,200,000 -5,600,000

Tags: Craig VarnellSeth Zimmerman