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Event #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Days:
123

Millard Hale Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,205)

Jan_Kores • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Millard Hale

After a long wait for a truly giant clash, the players finally delivered.

Millard Hale started the hand by raising pot from early position. He received a call from the chip leader, Nathan Gamble, sitting in the cutoff. The next player to act was another big stack, Adam Hendrix. Hendrix squeezed to 420,000, and Hale decided to move all of his chips in — 510,000 total. Gamble wasn't willing to step back, and he called fairly quickly. Hendrix's face showed a little bit of confusion, but he had no option to bump up the pot any more. While he technically still could leave the pot, the odds made a clear option for him; he called.

With over 1.5 million in the pot, neither Gamble nor Hendrix were interested in increasing that giant sum as they checked through the {9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{J-Hearts} board.

"Nut flush," Gamble announced, and Hendrix shook his head in frustration. Hale knew he was on his way to payouts as Gamble rolled over his {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. As per the rules of an all-in situation, all players have to expose their hands, even though Hale and Hendrix knew they weren't getting any piece of the massive pot.

Hendrix held {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}, while Hale's last hole cards in the tournament were {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Hale, who entered the final day in chip lead, walked away in eighth place for $20,205.

Gamble extended his lead, now maneuvering nearly half of the total chips in play.

Player Chips Progress
Nathan Gamble us
Nathan Gamble
us 2,850,000 1,050,000
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 675,000 -470,000
Millard Hale us
Millard Hale
us Busted

Tags: Adam HendrixMillard HaleNathan Gamble