Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Players 630

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 0

Chino Rheem Starts the Day Strong

simkha • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem

With about 80,000 chips already in the middle and the board reading {4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}, Eric Hicks checked from the big blind and Chino Rheem bet 50,000 from the cutoff. Hicks check-raised to 200,000, and after a few moments of thought, Rheem called.

The {10-Spades} fell on the river and both players checked. Hicks seemed hesitant to show but tabled king high, and Rheem flipped over {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{2-} for deuces full of aces to take the pot.

Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 1,100,000 148,000
Eric Hicks us
Eric Hicks
us 290,000 -213,000

Tags: Chino RheemEric Hicks

Madsen Cracks Aces to Score an Early Double

Jan_Kores • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Daniel Reijmer open-raised from under the gun and Aleksei Altshuller flatted from the button. Action was on Jeff Madsen in the small blind, and the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year decided to shove his 177,000. Reijmer called and Altshuller got out of the way.

Jeff Madsen: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Daniel Reijmer: {A-}{A-}{A-}{5-}

Madsen was trailing to Reijmer's aces, but the {8-Spades}{K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} flop came to his rescue. Reijmer had only one out left, and the {5-Diamonds} turn and the {10-Spades} river weren't what he wished for.

Daniel Reijmer nl
Daniel Reijmer
nl 600,000 -176,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 385,000 178,000

Tags: Daniel ReijmerJeff Madsen

Day 3 Underway

simkha • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Cards are officially in the air and Day 3 play is now underway.


Rheem Leads 19 Players into Final Day of Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem

Nineteen players return for the final day of Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed, all of whom are aiming for the $362,185 top prize and a bracelet. While some of the elite players have a long way to climb from the bottom of the counts, Chino Rheem has no such troubles. The 37-year-old from California is leading the remaining contenders, coming back to a leading stack of 952,000 or 79 big blinds.

Starting at 2 p.m. today with the blinds at 6,000/12,000, Rheem will be in the limelight in the Brasilia Room. He's already known for being part of the original November Nine in 2008 (finishing seventh in the Main Event for $1,772,650) and for his three World Poker Tour titles. However, even with $8.7 million-plus in career winnings there is one thing missing from Rheem's packed career résumé — a WSOP bracelet.

Louis Calvo is Rheem's nearest rival, entering the final day with 914,000. European players Daniel Reijmer (776,000) and Mark Reilly (675,000) follow in the counts while Costa Rica's Alberto Fonseca (611,000) rounds out the top five.

While Rheem is yet to emerge victorious in a WSOP tournament, Jeff Madsen has plenty of experience with four bracelets under his belt. Madsen, who won the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year, will need to spin up one of the shortest stacks (207,000) in order to win himself a fifth title.

However, pot-limit Omaha has always been Madsen's forte. One of the strongest players in this game, Madsen has already won a $3,000 PLO tournament here at the World Series back in 2013. Lying in 17th place among the 19 remaining hopefuls, Madsen still has 17 big blinds with which to maneuver and his chances might be better than it looks at first sight.

Another well known face is trailing Madsen as former European Poker Tour champion Roberto Romanello bagged 152,000 yesterday, the second-shortest stack. Romanello has seven top 10 finishes in the bracelet events, but his showcase is still missing the WSOP jewel.

Tune to PokerNews at 2 p.m. PDT to find out who among this talented field emerges to becomes the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event champion.

Day 3 Seat Draw:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7002William KakonUnited States302,00025
Brasilia7003Michael TrujilloUnited States30,0003
Brasilia7004Rudolph SawaUnited States584,00049
Brasilia7005Mark ReillyIreland675,00056
Brasilia7011Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom152,00013
Brasilia7012Gionni DemersUnited States531,00044
Brasilia7013Eric HicksUnited States563,00047
Brasilia7015Alberto FonsecaCosta Rica611,00051
Brasilia7016Chino RheemUnited States952,00079
Brasilia7021James St HilaireUnited States559,00047
Brasilia7023Kenneth WongCanada331,00028
Brasilia7024Gerhard SchleicherGermany574,00048
Brasilia7025Brad RubenUnited States327,00027
Brasilia7026Orlando RomeroUnited States354,00030
Brasilia7031Aleksei AltshullerRussia593,00049
Brasilia7033Jeff MadsenUnited States207,00017
Brasilia7034Luis CalvoUnited States914,00076
Brasilia7035Daniel ReijmerNetherlands776,00065
Brasilia7036Roussos KoliakoudakisGreece553,00046

Tags: Alberto FonsecaChino RheemDaniel ReijmerJeff MadsenLouie CalvoMark ReillyRoberto Romanello

Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
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