Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Slepe stave:

Twelfth Hand

Joe Kushner opened to 13,000, and Michan Smith called on the button. The flop came {2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}, and Kushner led for 23,000. Smith called.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds}, and Kushner led for 38,000. Smith raised the pot - which took some time to figure out. With the help of Matthew Kirk and Huck Seed however, the amount was determined to be 147,000 on top. Kushner released, and Smith won the pot.

"Trying to go out on the bubble?" Seed asked with a smile.

"If I bust, I bust," Smith returned.

Joe Kushner
Joe Kushner
570,000 -4,500
Micah Smith us
Micah Smith
us 365,000 56,000

Oznake: Joe KushnerMatthew KirkHuck SeedMicah Smith

Seventh Hand

• Nivo 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

On the seventh hand, Adam Kornuth and Sammy Farha were heads up with the board reading {a-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Kornuth led for 16,000 from the blinds, and Farha raised to 66,000.

"Pot," Kornuth announced, raising it to 165,000.

Farha sunk into the tank, and since every other table had finished their hand, a crowd began to gather around the table. Farha thought for nearly two minutes before folding {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} face up.

After the hand, the tournament director warned all spectators that they're not allowed to wander around the tournament area during hand-for-hand play.

Oznake: Adam KornuthSammy Farha

Six Hands

• Nivo 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

We've played six hands without any major pots or eliminations. As soon as we witness either, you'll be the first to know!

Finkelstein Eliminated, Hand-for-Hand Play Begins

David Finkelstein called a raised from Jason Mercier, who was on the button, and the dealer fanned {9-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Finkelstein quickly moved all in, and Mercier instantly called.


Mercier's two pair was ahead of Finkselstein's, and the {2-Diamonds} on the turn changed nothing. The {7-Diamonds} on the river gave Mercier a full house, and Finkelstein was eliminated.

"Good game," Mercier offered.

With Finkelstein's elimination, we are now on the bubble and will enter hand-for-hand play.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 530,000 105,000
David Finkelstein
David Finkelstein

Oznake: David FinkelsteinJason Mercier

Slepe stave:

Chip Counts

Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
us 642,000 -18,000
Joe Kushner
Joe Kushner
574,500 19,500
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
us 546,500 6,500
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 425,000 55,000
Hasan Habib us
Hasan Habib
us 413,000 78,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 370,000 -55,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de 366,000 -114,000
Ville Wahlbeck fi
Ville Wahlbeck
fi 355,500 40,500
Josh Tieman us
Josh Tieman
us 353,500 -26,500
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
us 349,000 -96,000
John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb 316,500 26,500
Adam Kornuth
Adam Kornuth
312,500 122,500
Micah Smith us
Micah Smith
us 309,000 24,000
Steven Silverman us
Steven Silverman
us 295,000 -10,000
Benjamin Sage
Benjamin Sage
258,000 -32,000
Timothy Flanders gb
Timothy Flanders
gb 255,000 105,000
Ted Lawson us
Ted Lawson
us 211,000 -64,000
Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
ru 210,000 10,000
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 174,000 14,000
Alexander Kravchenko ru
Alexander Kravchenko
ru 172,500 52,500
David Callaghan ie
David Callaghan
ie 168,500 3,500
Matthew Kirk au
Matthew Kirk
au 163,500 -36,500
John Shipley gb
John Shipley
gb 155,500 15,500
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 154,000 -16,000
Bahram Zohri
Bahram Zohri
152,500 37,500

Preberi vse


• Nivo 16: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

The players are now on a one-hour dinner break. See you in sixty minutes.

Crawford Out Right Before Dinner

Sammy Farha limped in from under the gun, David Callaghan called in the cutoff, and Brandon Crawford raised the pot on the button. Farha and Crawford called.

The flop came down {8-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}, and Farha checked. Callaghan moved all in, and Crawford called for less. Farha mucked, and the hands were opened.


The turn and river came {7-Hearts}, {6-Hearts} respectively, and Crawford was eliminated.

David Callaghan ie
David Callaghan
ie 165,000
Brandon Crawford
Brandon Crawford

Oznake: Brandon CrawfordDavid CallaghanSammy Farh

Kihara Doubles Beevers, then Doubles Through Smith

On the first hand, Joe Beevers was all in holding {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{9-Spades}, and Naoya Kihara had {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and Beevers doubled to around 91,000.

Kihara was left with just 30,000 or so, and got that in against Micah Smith. Kihara was ahead this time with {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, and held against Smith's {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, when the board came {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}.

Micah Smith us
Micah Smith
us 285,000 80,000
Joe Beevers gb
Joe Beevers
gb 91,000 56,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 65,000 -65,000

Oznake: Joe BeeversNaoya KiharaMicah Smith