Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Abrams Soars Into Chip Lead

MikePatrick • Level 30
Scott Abrams

Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Scott Abrams, who finished third in this event last year may just be the man to beat, as he's steadily boosted his stack throughout the day and has now taken his turn as the chip leader.

After Barny Boatman raised in the lojack, Abrams called in the hijack and Mark Erickson called in the big blind.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and after Erickson checked, Boatman bet and Abrams raised. Erickson then called, as did Boatman, and a huge pot was already brewing.

Erickson checked again on the board-pairing {k-Diamonds} turn, as did Boatman. Abrams then bet and received calls from both his opponents, creating a 1,800,000 pot before the river.

That river brought the {5-Clubs}, ensuring the pot would not be split. After action was checked to Abrams, he bet once more and received folds from both opponents, with Erickson mentioning that his was "embarrassing".

Regardless, Abrams took down the massive pot and is on his way to improving on his 2021 finish.

Player Chips Progress
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 5,550,000 865,000
Mark Erickson us
Mark Erickson
us 4,400,000 -705,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 1,250,000 -775,000

Tags: Barny BoatmanMark EricksonScott Abrams