Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:

Mehmood Doubles Through Zhou

simkha • Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Omar Mehmood was in middle position and got his entire 264,000-chip stack in the middle before the flop against Zhou Zhou, who was under the gun.

Omar Mehmood: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Zhou Zhou: {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

Mehmood had the preflop lead with his aces and Zhou needed to improve in order to stack him. Zhou pulled ahead on the {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop, but the {2-Clubs} turn and {5-Clubs} river gave Mehmood a winning wheel and he took the pot to double up.

Zhou Zhou cn
Zhou Zhou
cn 640,000 -500,000
Omar Mehmood us
Omar Mehmood
us 535,000 230,000

Tags: Zhou ZhouOmar Mehmood

Fuller Doubles Through Zhou

simkha • Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Rick Fuller and Zhou Zhou got all the chips in the middle before the flop. Fuller was on the button, and Zhou, who was in the big blind, had the larger of the two stacks by a wide margin.

Rick Fuller: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Zhou Zhou: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

Zhou had the preflop advantage and Fuller needed to improve in order to survive. The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts} to pair Fuller's ace, so he took the pot to double up.

Zhou Zhou cn
Zhou Zhou
cn 605,000 -545,000
Rick Fuller us
Rick Fuller
us 470,000 63,000

Tags: Zhou ZhouRick Fuller

Anuj Bahl Eliminated in 18th Place ($7,264)

simkha • Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Anuj Bahl
Anuj Bahl

Anuj Bahl and Seth Zimmerman got all the chips in on a {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop and Zimmerman had the larger of the two stacks.

Anuj Bahl: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Seth Zimmerman: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Zimmerman had a commanding lead with top set and Bahl needed a lot of help from the deck to survive. The {Q-Spades} turn and {J-Diamonds} river changed nothing, so Zimmerman took the pot to end Bahl's run in this event.

Anuj Bahl us
Anuj Bahl
us Busted

Tags: Anuj BahlSeth Zimmerman

Two Table Redraw

AndrewPieper • Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4151Jason LipinerUnited States612,00025
Amazon4152Niklavs ZindulisUnited States300,00012
Amazon4153John GordonUnited States280,00011
Amazon4154Omar MehmoodUnited States305,00012
Amazon4155Matthew ShepskyUnited States270,00011
Amazon4156Jonathan DuhamelUnited States910,00038
Amazon4157Seth ZimmermanUnited States1,100,00046
Amazon4158Rick FullerUnited States213,0009
Amazon4159Maxime HerouxCanada1,480,00061
       
Amazon4231Zhou ZhouChina1,140,00041
Amazon4232Mats RosenUnited Kingdom300,00012
Amazon4233Anuj BahlUnited States280,00011
Amazon4234Shaome YangUnited States980,00041
Amazon4235Michael ReedUnited States270,00021
Amazon4236Ilian LiUnited States515,00038
Amazon4237Conway FrankenheimerUnited States753,00030
Amazon4238Christopher TrangUnited States510,00021
Amazon4239Craig VarnellUnited States912,00038

Orlando Romero Eliminated in 19th Place ($5,830)

simkha • Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Orlando Romero
Orlando Romero

Orlando Romero and Matthew Shepsky got all the chips in the middle before the flop. Romero had the larger of the two stacks by a narrow margin.

Matthew Shepsky: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Orlando Romero: {10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}

Shepsky had the preflop edge and Romero needed to improve in order to stack him. The board ran out {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} to give Shepsky the nut flush, so he doubled through Romero and left him with just 74,000 chips.

Shortly thereafter, Romero got his short stack in the middle from the big blind against Christopher Trang, who was in the small blind.

Orlando Romero: {J-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Christopher Trang: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Trang was ahead preflop with his queens and Romero needed help from the deck to survive. The board ran out {K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and Trang took the pot to end Romero's deep run in this event.

Orlando Romero us
Orlando Romero
us Busted

Tags: Christopher TrangMatthew ShepskyOrlando Romero

Level:
25
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
0

Lipiner Doubles Through Varnell

simkha • Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Jason Lipiner
Jason Lipiner

Craig Varnell raised from the button, Jason Lipiner made a pot-sized three-bet from the big blind, Varnell four-bet to put Lipiner to a decision for the remainder of his stack, and he called to put himself at risk.

Craig Varnell: {J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Jason Lipiner: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs}

Lipiner had the preflop advantage and Varnell needed to improve in order to knock him out. The board ran out {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{8-Hearts} to give both players boats, but Lipiner's was better, so he took the pot to double up.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 840,000 -170,000
Jason Lipiner us
Jason Lipiner
us 603,000 348,000

Tags: Craig VarnellJason Lipiner

Ryan Laplante Eliminated in 20th Place ($5,830)

AndrewPieper • Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante

With the action folding to Jonathan Duhamel in the small blind, he opened to 72,000 with Ryan Laplante calling the big blind for about half of his remaining stack.

The two saw a flop of {J-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and Duhamel bet the last 75,000 of Laplante's stack. Not taking long Laplante made the call, tabling {6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. Duhamel showed {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} currently in the lead with a pair of nines. The turn {A-Hearts} improved Duhamel's pair to aces, and the river {A-Diamonds} ended the repeat dreams of Laplante, former champion of this event in 2016.

Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 662,000 147,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us Busted

Tags: Jonathan DuhamelRyan Laplante

Varnell Applies Pressure

simkha • Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Craig Varnell
Craig Varnell

Anuj Bahl raised to 60,000 from the hijack, Craig Varnell announced a pot-sized three-bet from the big blind to 192,000, and Bahl called.

The flop fell {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Varnell quickly announced "pot." Bahl went into the tank for about 30 seconds before he folded and the dealer pushed the pot Varnell's way.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 1,010,000 110,000
Anuj Bahl us
Anuj Bahl
us 370,000 -450,000

Tags: Anuj BahlCraig Varnell

Millard Hale Eliminated in 21st Place ($5,830)

simkha • Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Millard Hale
Millard Hale

Jonathan Duhamel opened from the cutoff, Millard Hale three-bet shoved from the big blind, and Duhamel called to put Hale at risk.

Jonathan Duhamel: {A-}{K-}{6-}{5-}
Millard Hale: {A-}{10-}{5-}{3-}

Duhamel had the preflop advantage and Hale needed to improve in order to win. The {A-}{K-}{X-} flop gave Duhamel top two pair, Hale got no help from the turn or river, and Duhamel took the pot to end Hale's deep run in this event.

Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 515,000 327,000
Millard Hale us
Millard Hale
us Busted

Tags: Jonathan DuhamelMillard Hale