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

Gonzales Quadruples Up in Big-stack Clash

will_shill • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 0 ante
Matthew Gonzales

Stephen Chidwick raised to 750,000 at the new blind level and Matthew Gonzales re-raised all in for 1,100,000 from the next position.

Alex Epstein eyed the 12 and five big blind stacks of Wasim Korkis and Erik Seidel behind him, as well as spying the stack of Chidwick who had opened.

Korkis then called out of the small blind, Seidel folded and Chidwick called the extra 350,000.

With over 4.5m chips in the middle and Gonzales all-in, the flop came {2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Spades}. Korkis checked and Chidwick bet 1,000,000. Epstein took his time, asked how much was in the pot, and raised to 2,800,000. Korkis folded and action was on Chidwick.

Chidwick tanked and then moved all in for 10,300,00. Epstein looked into the distance and folded.

Matthew Gonzales: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Stephen Chidwick: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs}

Chidwick held the nut flush draw against the aces of Gonzales who would need to hold to stay alive. The turn was the {7-Clubs} giving Chidwick extra gutshot outs.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Gonzales quadrupled his stack, with Chidwick moving ahead of Epstein at the top of the counts.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 10,300,000 -1,200,000
Alex Epstein us
Alex Epstein
us 9,300,000 -3,900,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 6,500,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 4,800,000
Matthew Gonzales us
Matthew Gonzales
us 4,700,000 3,300,000
Wasim Korkis US
Wasim Korkis
US 2,100,000 -1,100,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 1,200,000 100,000

Tags: Alex EpsteinErik SeidelMatthew GonzalesStephen ChidwickWasim Korkis