Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Kate Hoang Eliminated in 2nd Place ($148,150)

KaleGozer • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante
Kate Hoang

Left with crumbs after the earlier fold, Kate Hoang was all in for the third time in a row, this time for 300,000 on the button.

Kate Hoang: {Q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Julien Martini: {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades} to give Martini the lead with a pair of tens. The {Q-Diamonds} on the turn swung the lead to Hoang, but the {K-Diamonds} on the river improved Martini to the winner and ended the tournament.

Cheering, Martini walked to the French rail and high fived them one by one, before making his way over to Hoang. He shook her hand and bowed his head in respect for Hoang's tough opposition.

After winning $182,281 in the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better two years ago, Hoang added another six-figure score to her poker resumé and said her goodbyes in second place.

With his victory, Julien Martini became the 18th French bracelet winner in WSOP history. He added $239,771 to his lifetime winnings, by far the biggest score of his career. The winner's photo and an extensive recap of the tournament will follow shortly.

Kate Hoang
Kate Hoang eliminated in 2nd place ($148,150)
Player Chips Progress
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 6,850,000 300,000
Kate Hoang us
Kate Hoang
us Busted

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