Live Events 4
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Days:
1234

Highlights

Highlights

Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 3 Completed

John Esposito Leads Final Seven in $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

MartianNews • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
John Esposito
John Esposito

The third day of Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better has now reached the final seven players and all remaining players will be bagging up and moving on to the final day of the tournament. It is well-known John Esposito who will be the chipleader headed into the final day.

Esposito began Day 3 fourth in chips and wasted no time spinning up a stack. By the start of the second break, he had already over doubled the stack of which he started the day and was on the verge of eclipsing the one million mark. He played solid, making minimal mistakes and will be starting the final day with a monstrous 2,330,000 in chips.

The Chicago, Illinois native has over 1.2 million in WSOP cashes and is the owner of a bracelet that he won in a $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event in 1999. Esposito is a fan favorite who has all weapons in his arsenal needed to acquire bracelet number two and will be desperate to capture not only his second WSOP bracelet but the $228,228 top prize. Players are already guaranteed to win at least $27,530, but seventh-place will be no-one's target when play resumes.

Right on Esposito's tail is Jason Berilgen with 2,145,000. The always dangerous Ben Yu will be starting the day on the shorter side with 290,000 but will be one to watch if he can accumulate chips early.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Bets
1Derek McMasterUnited States1,775,00018
2Joseph AronestyUnited States855,0009
3Jason BerilgenUnited States2,145,00021
4John EspositoUnited States2,330,00023
5Ben YuUnited States290,0003
6David HalpernUnited States1,270,00013
7Tom McCormickUnited States85,0001

Final Table Payouts

PlacePayout
1$228,228
2$141,007
3$98,807
4$70,231
5$50,646
6$37,063
7$27,530

Action of the Day:

Day 3 saw 46 return of the original 853 entry slips sold and many familiar faces were still in contention, some of which made it. Others like three-time bracelet winner John Monnette, bracelet winner Andrew Barber, and well-known Bradley Butcher all were not as fortunate, taking early exits in the day during the first level.

The field fell drastically and on level 25 the final 18 took their seat at the final two tables of the tournament. Mike Matusow was the second to take an exit after being involved in a large three-way pot where he didn't even bother to table his cards at the end, taking an exit in 17th place.

On level 27 the tournament lost the start of the day chipleader Rick Fuller after a horrible round of hands. Fuller moved his last chips in against Jason Berilgen and both flopped two pair, but Berilgen's higher two pair took down the pot and Fuller took an exit in tenth place.

The final table of nine was now set and it was not long before a player headed to the payout desk in Patrick Leonard, who lost against Joseph Aronesty's flopped full house. About an hour after Leonard took an exit in ninth, Shannon Shorr would be eliminated to the likes of David Halpern who was holding aces.

Many notables started the third day of the event in the hopes of a final birth but unfortunately came up short and that list includes the likes of Patrick Leonard (9th - $15,897), Mike Matusow (17th - $7,846), Andrey Zaichenko (20th - $6,405), Sampo Ryynanen ($26th - $6,405), Jeff Madsen (28th - $5,316), and Andrew Barber (42nd - $4,487).

A restart time of 12 p.m. has been set and players will be returning to 25,000/50,000 blinds with 50,000/100,000 limits. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels of play, a dinner break is not currently in the schedule but may be added. The remaining seven will play until a champion is crowned, taking home that $228,228 top prize, as well as the priceless gold WSOP bracelet.

The final day of this event will be airing on CBS All Access and PokerGO as this event is simulcast on both platforms with equal access for the subscribers of those platforms at 1 PM local time.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing all you all of the updates throughout the final day of the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds.

Tags: Andrew BarberAndrey ZaichenkoBradley ButcherDavid HalpernJason BerilgenJohn EspositoJohn MonnetteMike MatusowPatrick LeonardSampo RyynanenShannon Shorr

Shannon Shorr Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,760)

DegenOnTour • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

David Halpern raised from the button to 100,000 and Tom McCormick folded his small blind. Shannon Shorr called from the big blind leaving himself with just 20,000 behind.

Shorr immediately bet his last 20,000 when the flop fell {k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Halpern called right away.

Shannon Shorr: {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
David Halpern: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Spades}

The board bricked out and before the chips were in Halpern's stack everybody got up from there seat as they were all ready to go home.

The day is done and all remaining players will bag and tag. A full recap will be posted shortly.

David Halpern us
David Halpern
us 1,100,000 380,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us Busted

Tags: David HalpernShannon ShorrTom McCormick

Yu Secures a Double Through Halpern

MartianNews • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

David Halpern opened from under the gun, Ben Yu defended his big blind and the flop came down {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Yu bet, Halpern raised and Yu called for his remaining chips.

Yu tabled {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} for a low draw and Halpern showed {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades} for a pair of threes. The board ran out {q-Diamonds} on the turn and the {7-Spades} as a river. Yu scooped the pot with his straight and better low hand.

David Halpern us
David Halpern
us 720,000 160,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 460,000 160,000

Tags: Ben YuDavid Halpern

McMaster Doubles Up Aronesty

DegenOnTour • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Derek McMaster
Derek McMaster

Joseph Aronesty just had to fade a ton of outs to avoid elimination. He did so on the {k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} board when the river was the {10-Hearts}.

Aronesty was playing {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades} while Derek McMaster put him at risk of elimination with {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}.

Aronesty managed to stay alive in the tournament while McMaster lost a bit of chips without losing his cheerful personality.

Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 1,900,000 -300,000
Joseph Aronesty us
Joseph Aronesty
us 800,000 400,000

Tags: Derek McMasterJoseph Aronesty

McMaster Making Waves Late on Day 3

MartianNews • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Derek McMaster
Derek McMaster

Shannon Shorr raised on the button, Derek McMaster called in the small blind and Joseph Aronesty defended his big blind. The dealer spread out {j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} on the flop and all three players checked to the {3-Clubs} turn card.

McMaster fired in a bet and Shorr was the only opponent to stick around to the {6-Clubs} river card. McMaster threw in another bet and Shorr thought for several moments. Ultimately he threw his cards away and McMaster pulled in another pot.

Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 2,200,000 1,100,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 320,000 -300,000

Tags: Derek McMasterShannon ShorrJoseph Aronesty

McCormick Down But Not Out

DegenOnTour • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Tom McCormick
Tom McCormick

Tom McCormick called in the small blind and Shannon Shorr put in a second bet from the big blind. McCormick called the raise and they went heads-up to the flop.

The flop was dealt {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Spades} and McCormick checked to Shorr who checked behind. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and McCormick checked again. Shorr bet 100,000 this time and that was 80% of McCormick his stack.

He ended up folding and the pot was pushed to Shorr.

McCormick is left with just 125,000 which is 1.25 big bets.

Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 620,000 -155,000
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 125,000 -65,000

Tags: Shannon ShorrTom McCormick

Level:
28
Limits:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
0

Halpern Knocks McCormick Down Further

MartianNews • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

David Halpern Opened from the cutoff, Tom McCormick pushed in three bets, Halpern called and the dealer spread out {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{2-Spades} on the flop.

Halpern fired in a bet, McCormick called and the {6-Spades} came on the turn. Halpern pushed in a bet and McCormick thought for a moment. Ultimately he folded, sending the pot to Halpern.

David Halpern us
David Halpern
us 560,000 -120,000
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 190,000 -210,000

Tags: David HalpernTom McCormick

Yu and McCormick Play the Waiting Game

DegenOnTour • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Ben Yu and Tom McCormick both have the shortest stack at the table. There hasn't been a lot of action in the last 15 minutes and both seem to wait it out until they see the perfect opportunity to double up.

They are both below five big bets and they will be under four in the next level in about en minutes.

Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 400,000 -340,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 300,000 -405,000

Tags: Ben YuTom McCormick