Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Higgs on a Heater

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Sam Higgs

Sam Higgs bet throughout a board of {q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and forced folds from Mike Wattel and John Racener to get his stack up to around 445,000. That was the start of a rush for the Aussie, as he continued with plenty of aggression.

In the next hand he defended out of the small blind against a raise by Philip Sternheimer and check-called on the {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop. Higgs check-raised the {4-Hearts} turn and Sternheimer called before Higgs bet the {q-Diamonds} river as well. Sternheimer called all in and was shown the {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for a flush and a low. Sternheimer only had {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and was eliminated.

Higgs took on Wattel and Racener once more and this time it was just Racener that called a river bet on {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Higgs rolled over {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} for a full house and scored the next pot.

One hand later, Chris Bjorin was all in after four-way action to the {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts} turn as Andrey Zaichenko had led. Higgs called in the cutoff and also called another bet by Zaichenko on the {j-Hearts} river.

Zaichenko {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}) and Bjorin {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs} chopped the low and Higgs took the high portion with {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 160,000 -15,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 105,000 -140,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 50,000 -40,000
Chris Bjorin se
Chris Bjorin
se 24,000 -26,000
Philip Sternheimer gb
Philip Sternheimer
gb Busted

Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoChris BjorinJohn RacenerMike WattelPhilip SternheimerSam Higgs