Event 4: $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha

Mad About Busting

Chip leader Con Angelakis has just claimed another victim in Mikkel Madsel.

Angelakis opened the pot with a raise to 6,000 from early position. Action then folded around to Madsel on the button who reraised all in for about 19,000 total. Angelakis made the call and tabled {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}, to find himself up against Madsel's {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

The ensuing board ran out {K-Spades}{4-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{J-Diamonds} giving Angelakis a spade flush to knock Madsel out of the tournament in 13th place ($2,000 AUD).

Tahtouh Has a Tough Time

After the {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop, Billy Seri checked, Emad Tahtouh made it 9,200 to go. Seri then moved all-in and Tahtouh made the call.

Seri: {7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Tahtouh: {6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The turn brought the {9-Clubs} and the river brought the {k-Spades}. Tahtouh lost the pot and is now sitting with 32,000. Seri has moved up to 95,000.

Andre Birt Eliminated in 14th Place ($2,000)

Tony Bloom is now sitting with just over 70,000 in chips after eliminated Andre Birt from the tournament.

Birt opened the pot with a raise to 7,000 from under-the-gun and Bloom, next to act, repopped it to 24,000. Birt then moved all in for a little bit more and Bloom made the call:

Bloom: {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Birt: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The ensuing board ran out {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} giving Bloom top set to eliminate Birt from the tournament.

Back At It

The players have made their way back from their 10 minute break and the cards are now in the air.

Break Time!

We're on a break. We'll be back in 10.

Vincent Moro Eliminated in 15th Place ($2,000)

Short stack Vince Moro has just been eliminated from the tournament by Paul Taylor.

Moro opened the pot with a raise to 5,200 from late position. Action then folded around to Taylor in the small blind who reraised another 5,000, which was enough to put Moro all in. The big blind folded and Moro made the call, setting up the following showdown:

Moro: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Taylor: {3-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

The board then ran out {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Taylor's aces held up to take down the pot, sending Moro to the rail in 15th place.

McDonald Goes Back to the Farm

In a five way limped pot preflop the flop came down {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-?}. Jason Pritchard and George McDonald got it all in. McDonald showed {8-?}{9-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-?} and Pritchard showed {q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{j-Clubs}{k-Clubs}.

The turn brought a {3-?} and the river brought the club on the river sealing the deal for Pritchard and sending McDonald away in 16th place, good for $2,000 AUD.

Gutch Comes Through in the Clutch

Ryan Gutch got his last 32,000 or so into the middle before the flop holding {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Hearts} against Oliver Gill's {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Note that the only two cards separating the two hands were Gutch's seven and Gill's ace.

The ensuing flop came down {7-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} giving Gutch trip sevens to take the lead in the hand.

The turn brought the {A-Spades} giving Gill a couple of outs to steal the pot back, but the river blanked ({4-Spades}) and Gutch took down the pot with trip sevens, improving to 68,600 on the day.

Gill dropped back down to 129,000 in chips after the hand.

Reading Sampieri's Soul

Michael Sampieri put in a raise to 3,500 and was called by Oliver Gill in the small blind. As he called, Gill said to Sampieri, "Your hands are shaky. You have a big hand."

Flop: {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}

Gill checks and Sampieri made it 10,000. Gill then asked Sampieri how much he had left. Sampieri said nothing but our reporter counted about 18,000 behind. Gill went into the tank, folded, and showed {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{k-Spades}{Xx}. As he mucked, Gill said, "show me aces with the nut flush draw."

And with that, Sampieri rolled over {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}. Gill dodged some bullets that time.