Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

Epstein Turns a Straight and Gets Paid

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 100,000-200,000, 0 ante
Alex Epstein

Erik Seidel opened the action with a raise to 450,000 and he was called two ways by Alex Epstein and Wasim Korkis in the blinds. The {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop was checked through and the {9-Hearts} turn triggered a bet of 550,000 by Epstein. Korkis sent his cards into the muck and Seidel stuck around to see the {a-Hearts} river.

Epstein made it 1,250,000 to go and Seidel, who had 3,700,000 behind, called after some reflection and was shown the {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for the ten-high straight to scoop the first big pot of the final table. Epstein also came within two big blinds of Stephen Chidwick at the top of the counts.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 12,000,000
Alex Epstein us
Alex Epstein
us 11,700,000 2,700,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 6,100,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 4,600,000
Wasim Korkis US
Wasim Korkis
US 3,300,000 -400,000
Matthew Gonzales us
Matthew Gonzales
us 2,600,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 1,500,000 -2,200,000

Tags: Alex EpsteinErik SeidelStephen ChidwickWasim Korkis