888poker WPTDS London Online 2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,151,550
Players 853

Level Info

Level 32
Limits 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 0

McMaster Starting to Take Over

MartianNews • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Derek McMaster
Derek McMaster

John Esposito opened from the cutoff, Derek McMaster called in the small blind and the dealer spread out {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs} on the flop. McMaster checked-called a bet from Esposito and the {2-Hearts} landed on the turn.

McMaster took over and pushed in a turn bet, Esposito called and the {2-Clubs} hit the felt as a river card. McMaster fired another bet and Esposito surrendered the pot to him.

Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 2,800,000 300,000
John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 2,100,000 -400,000

Tags: Derek McMasterJohn Esposito

Halpern Wins Both Parts of the Pot

DegenOnTour • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante

John Esposito raised from the hijack and he was called by David Halpern in the cutoff and Jason Berilgen in the big blind.

The flop fell {k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and Berilgen checked to Esposito who fired a continuation-bet. Halpern called the bet and Berilgen stuck around as well.

The fourth card on the board was the {q-Diamonds} and Berilgen checked for the second time in a row. Esposito bet 120,000 this time and Halpern raised it up to 240,000. Berilgen got out of the way and Esposito put in a third bet and called right away when Halpern got his money in.

David Halpern: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
John Esposito: {a-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The river was the {5-Hearts} and Halpern took both the hi and lo part of the pot.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 2,900,000 -500,000
David Halpern us
David Halpern
us 1,100,000 395,000

Tags: David HalpernJason BerilgenJohn Esposito

Aronesty Pulls in a Pot

MartianNews • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante

John Esposito opened from the cutoff, Derek McMaster called in the small blind and Joseph Aronesty defended his big blind. The flop came down {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}, action checked to Esposito who bet.

Only Aronesty called and the dealer flipped over a {9-Clubs} turn card. Aronesty check-called a bet from Esposito, the river came the {k-Hearts}. Both players checked and Aronesty tabled {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades} for three nines, Esposito mucked and Aronesty took down the pot.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 3,400,000 -400,000
Joseph Aronesty us
Joseph Aronesty
us 1,200,000 345,000

Tags: Derek McMasterJohn EspositoJoseph Aronesty

Three Quarters for Esposito

DegenOnTour • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
John Esposito
John Esposito

Jason Berilgen raised to 120,000 and John Esposito put in a third bet to make it 180,000. Berilgen called to see the flop.

The first three community cards landed {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and they both checked. The turn was the {q-Spades} and Berilgen bet 120,000. Esposito made it 240,000 to go and Berilgen called again.

The {9-Diamonds} completed the board and Berilgen check-called a 120,000 bet form Esposito.

Berilgen showed {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and his fourth card remained unknown. Esposito had him crushed with {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for the nut flush and the nut low.

Berilgen only got a quarter while Esposito was the big winner of the hand.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 3,800,000 300,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 1,500,000 -300,000

Tags: Jason BerilgenJohn Esposito

Level:
29
Limits:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
0

Tom McCormick Eliminated in 6th Place ($37,063)

MartianNews
Tom McCormick
Tom McCormick

John Esposito opened from the button, David Halpern called in the small blind and Tom McCormick defended his big blind. The flop came down {k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Halpern bet, McCormick called and Esposito bumped it up.

Halpern and McCormick both called to see the {7-Diamonds} turn card. Action checked to Esposito, he fired in a bet, Halpern called and McCormick pushed in his remaining 95,000 as he moved all in.

The {5-Hearts} landed as a river, Halpern check-called a bet from Esposito and all hands were tabled,

Halpern: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Esposito: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
McCormick: {j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

Esposito pulled in the pot and McCormick was eliminated in the process.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 3,500,000 700,000
David Halpern us
David Halpern
us 705,000 -565,000
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us Busted

Tags: David HalpernJohn EspositoTom McCormick

Ben Yu Eliminated in 7th Place ($27,530)

DegenOnTour
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

Jason Berilgen raised to 100,000 from the button and small blind John Esposito, or 'Uncle Johnny', put in a third bet. Ben Yu put his last 70,000 in the middle and Berilgen called.

The flop was dealt {q-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Esposito continued with a bet of 50,000. Berilgen got out of the way and they opened up.

Ben Yu: {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
John Esposito: {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

The {2-Diamonds} turn was dealt and the river was the {k-Diamonds} which marked the end of Yu's deep run in this event. He cashes for $27,530.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 2,800,000 300,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 1,800,000 -100,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us Busted

Tags: Ben YuJason BerilgenJohn Esposito

Yu Down to One Big Bet

DegenOnTour

Tom McCormick put his last 85,000 in the middle from the under-the-gun position and he was called by Jason Berilgen from the cutoff, Ben Yu from the small blind and David Halpern from the big blind.

The flop fell {q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and all three players with chips checked their option.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds} and Berilgen bet 100,000 when it checked to him. Yu got out of the way but Halpern stuck around.

The river was the {10-Spades} and all three players checked again.

McCormick got half the pot for the high hand with {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades} while Berilgen had the low with {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}.

Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 1,900,000 -245,000
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 170,000 85,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 105,000 -185,000

Tags: Ben YuDavid HalpernJason BerilgenTom McCormick