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

James Woods Wins Round One Against Ben Ludlow

MrCleverFox • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
James Woods

Ben Ludlow opened from middle position. Action folded around to James Woods in the small blind and he raised. Action folded back to Ludlow and he called the bet.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Woods led out with a bet. Ludlow called.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} and again Woods led out. Ludlow called again.

On the {2-Spades} river, Woods led for a third time. Ludlow went into the tank and thought for a few seconds before calling. Woods turned up {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for a straight and the nut low and that was enough to elicit a muck from Ludlow.

"Either way, that pot couldn't have gone to a nicer guy," Woods said, consoling Ludlow after the hand. "I'll tell you why I did that later."

Player Chips Progress
James Woods us
James Woods
us 87,000 -7,100
Ben Ludlow us
Ben Ludlow
us 58,000 -30,000

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