Event #20: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Tyler Rebuilding His Stack

After a rare period of respite, it's business as usual as Denton Pfister and Tyler Patterson get it all in preflop with {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades} and {6-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} respectively. The board came {5-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} to award Tyler a crucial double up with the rivered flush. He's now flying high with 255,000, whilst Pfister is back down to 180,000.

Tags: Denton PfisterTyler Patterson

Timothy Flanders Eliminated in 15th Place ($12,258)


Timothy Flanders returned from break with just 35,000 chips and got them all in the middle preflop against John "Tex" Barch.

Flanders: {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Spades}
Barch: {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

The {Q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop was a good sweat. Barch flopped top pair, but Flanders was double-gutted with a flush draw. The {A-Hearts} on the turn did not help Flanders and neither did the {K-Clubs} on the river however eliminating him in 15th place.

Flanders will have to settle with $12,258 in prize money.

Tags: John BarchTimothy Flanders

Remaining Chip Counts


Here are the remaining players' counts:

Peter Costa gb 487,000
Ashkan Razavi ca 460,000 85,000
John Barch us 411,000 51,000
Christian Harder us 406,000
Klinghammer Thibaut 365,000 -15,000
Trai Dang 360,000 43,000
Chris Hyong Chang 333,000 72,000
Denton Pfister 300,000
Nenad Medic us 265,000
Blair Rodman us 205,000 70,000
Thomas Redfern 152,000
Tyler Patterson us 107,500
Michael Mixer 101,000
Chase Steely us 100,000
Timothy Flanders gb 35,000 -4,000

Break Time


With eight levels in the book it's time for our last 20-minute break of the night!

Nick Binger Eliminated in 16th Place ($9,856)

Nick Binger
Nick Binger

Nick Binger, who is pretty good at remaining incognito, couldn't escape our preying eyes on departure, and despite a plucky performance that would make Rocky look like a quitter, he busted in 16th place.

Blair Rodman was the man responsible, the former bracelet winner putting Binger all in preflop with {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Binger held {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}, but was unable to improve on a {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} board.

That was the third hand in a row that a player had busted from that table, and each time the sniper had a couple of bullets in his gun.

Tags: Blair RodmanNick Binger

Chris Viox Eliminated in 17th Place ($9,856)


We unfortunately couldn't record the board or hands before the dealer washed the cards, but we were told that Chris Viox was eliminated by a player who held aces preflop.

That's the second hand in a row at Table 372 that a player has been eliminated by an opponent holding aces.

Viox will have to settle with 17th and $9,856.

Tags: Chris Viox

Latest Chip Counts

Table 369:

Seat 1: Michael Mixer - 80,000
Seat 2: Peter Costa - 435,000
Seat 3: Christian Harder - 453,000
Seat 4: Nenad Medic - 287,000
Seat 5: Trai Dang - 317,000
Seat 6: Chase Steely - 117,000
Seat 7: Denton Pfister - 285,000
Seat 8: Tyler Patterson - 174,000
Seat 9: Thomas Refern - 118,000

Table 372:

Seat 1: Chris Hyong Chang - 261,000
Seat 2: John Barch - 360,000
Seat 3: Timothy Flanders - 39,000
Seat 4: Chris Voix -- 67,000
Seat 5: Ashkan Razavi - 375,000
Seat 6: Klinghammer Thibaut - 380,000
Seat 7: Nick Binger - 60,000
Seat 8: Blair Rodman - 135,000

Jeffrey Coddington Eliminated in 19th Place ($8,064)


Jeffrey Coddington was all in for his tournament life against Ashkan Razavi before the flop and the hands were tabled:

Coddington: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Razavi: {J-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}

The {6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} flop was clean and Coddington's kings remained ahead.

"No funny stuff," Coddington said to the dealer.

Jinx much?

The turn and river were both jacks ({J-Hearts} then {J-Clubs}) giving Razavi trips and eliminating Coddington from the tournament.

Razavi now has 376,500 chips while Coddington will have to settle with $8,064.

Tags: Jeffrey CoddingtonAshkan Razavi

Steven Burkholder Eliminated to 20th Place ($8,064)

Unfortunately for Steven "pikappraider" Burkholder, a return trip to the WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha final table wasn't in the cards.

According to former table opponent Michael Mixer, Burkhodler departed from the feature table with a flopped two pair and straight draw, but was outdrawn by aces which spiked a set on the turn.

Tags: Steven Burkhodler