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

Erickson Chopped Up and Left Short in Biggest Pot of Tournament

MikePatrick • Level 31
Mark Erickson

Big O

After Men Nguyen, Peter Neff, and Mark Erickson limped, Bradley Anderson made it 300,000 on the button.

Scott Abrams called in the big blind, as did the limpers, and over 1,500,000 was already in the pot.

On the {4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop, all five players checked, but that civility would not last, starting on the {8-Clubs} turn.

Action was checked to Anderson who bet 1,000,000. Only Nguyen and Erickson called. The pot was now over 4,500,000.

On the river {q-Hearts}, Nguyen moved all in for 1,705,000. Erickson took a moment and called, then after several minutes, Anderson called as well.

The winner(s) of the near ten million chip pot were now determined.

Anderson showed {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and was shocked to see he was the only player holding ace-three to claim the low half of the pot.

Nguyen showed {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades} for a queen-high straight.

Erickson then frustratedly splashed his hand down before it was turned up, revealing {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a turned top two pair and rivered set of queens, neither of which were good for high, as he lost out on a share of easily the biggest pot of the tournament so far.

Player Chips Progress
Bradley Anderson us
Bradley Anderson
us 5,500,000 3,075,000
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 5,150,000 -400,000
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 4,900,000 1,600,000
Peter Neff us
Peter Neff
us 1,745,000 -400,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 1,500,000 250,000
Mark Erickson us
Mark Erickson
us 510,000 -4,590,000

Tags: Bradley AndersonMark EricksonMen NguyenPeter NeffScott Abrams