Event #28: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
123

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,370,800
Players 596

Klein Doubles Through Proulx

Shamus

In the last hand of the level, Miguel Proulx raised to 120,000 from the small blind, and L.J. Klein called from the BB. The flop came {5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Proulx checked, and Klein bet 240,000, leaving himself about a half million behind. Proulx announced he was raising pot, and Klein called with his remaining chips.

Proulx {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}
Klein {J-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

An intriguing situation, in which Proulx's humble pair of fours were currently best. But the {9-Diamonds} turn gave Klein the straight, and the {2-Spades} sealed it.

Klein bounds back to around 1.7 million on that one, while Proulx slips back under 2 million. We'll get exact counts here in a second as the players are about to go on a 20-minute break.

Tags: L.J. KleinMiguel Proulx

Stephane Tayar Eliminated in 4th Place ($96,243)

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Stephane Tayar (right) - 4th place
Stephane Tayar (right) - 4th place

Stephane Tayar raised pot under the gun to 140,000, leaving himself only 10,000 behind. Miguel Proulx, who was next to act, made the call. The blinds then got out of the way.

Before the flop, Tayar bet his last 10,000 and Proulx called so they could turn up their cards.

Tayar: {8-Spades}{9-Spades}{J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Proulx: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

The flop came down {10-Spades}{Q-Spades}{2-Clubs}, giving Tayar a pair of queens with a draw to the straight flush if the {J-Spades} hit; however, Proulx had picked up the royal flush draw, so Tayar needed to avoid all spades.

Unfortunately for him, the {2-Spades} cale on the turn, locking up the hand for Proulx. The {7-Clubs} was run out on the river for good measure, and Tayar was officially eliminated from the tournament in fourth place.

Tags: Miguel ProulxStephane Tayar

Joerg Engels Eliminated in 5th Place ($72,227)

Shamus
Joerg Engels - 5th place
Joerg Engels - 5th place

Joerg Engels has survived a few all-in situations today, but his good fortune in those spots has finally run out.

Engels open-raised to 110,000 from the button, and Michael Greco called from the big blind. The flop came {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Greco checked, Engels pushed his remaining stack of approximately 260,000 in the middle, and Greco quickly called.

Greco {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Engels {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

Greco's trip sixes put him well ahead of Engels. The turn was the {A-Hearts}, giving Greco a boat. And the river was the {7-Spades}, sending Engels to the rail.

That hand puts Greco a little over a million in chips, good for second with four players left.

Tags: Joerg EngelsMichael Greco

Engels Avoids Elimination

Shamus

After that flurry of activity, we had a hand in which Miguel Proulx was not involved. Short stack Joerg Engels managed a double-up through L.J. Klein, pushing back up to 360,000. Klein slips back to 688,000.

Klein is still in second, but way, way behind Proulx now who has more than 2.4 million in front of him.

Tags: Joerg EngelsL.J. Klein

Karl Gal Eliminated in 6th Place ($54,736)

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Karl Gal- 6th Place
Karl Gal- 6th Place

A hand after Miguel Proulx eliminated Trevor Pope, Karl Gal moved all in for his last 200,000 after a preflop raise and was instantly called by Proulx.

Gal: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Proulx: {10-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

Gal was ahead and actually improved to a flush when the flop came {2-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. Proulx had flopped two pair and was looking to hit a jack or queen. The {A-Spades} on the turn was no help, but the {Q-Clubs} on the river sent reactions of shock and awe through the rail.

Proulx, who has been on a roll, is up over two million while Gal was eliminated from the tournament in sixth place ($54,736).

Tags: Karl GalMiguel Proulx

Trevor Pope Eliminated in 7th Place ($41,850)

Shamus
Trevor Pope - 7th place
Trevor Pope - 7th place

Trevor Pope opened with a raise to 100,000 from under the gun, and it folded to new chip leader Miguel Proulx who reraised the pot. It folded back to Pope, and he committed his last 220,000 or so to make the call.

Pope had a nice starter -- {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades} -- and was looking for the community cards to cooperate versus Proulx's {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. But the board didn't work out for Pope, coming {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades}, and he's out.

Proulx adds to his already big stack, pushing out over 1.9 million.

Tags: Miguel ProulxTrevor Pope

Monster Pot

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Miguel Proulx raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and was called by L.J. Klein from the button and Karl Gal from the big blind.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Gal checked. Proulx bet 200,000 and Klein made the call. After Gal got out of the way, Proulx checked the {7-Diamonds} on the turn and Klein bet 250,000.

Proulx raised all in, creating a pot over one million. Klein seemed frustrated and folded, leaving himself with 848,000. Meanwhile, Proulx is distancing himself as the chip leader with 1.6 million

Tags: L.J. KleinMiguel Proulx

Triple Up for Engels

Shamus

Jorge Engels was down to just 100,000 -- in the form of four green 25,000 chips -- when the big blind (now 40,000) reached him. Stephane Tayar called from the button, and Trevor Pope called also from the small blind. Engels tossed his remaining chips into the middle, Tayar called the raise, then Pope pushed all in from the BB. Tayar got out, and the cards were tabled.

Pope {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Engels {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{8-Spades}

The board ran out {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, meaning Engels ended with a full house. He'd tripled to 300,000 on that one. Pope slips to 344,000. And Tayar has 310,000.

Tags: Jorge Engels

Engels Getting Short

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Joerg Engels, who has been nursing a short stack, raised to 135,000 in early position and Stephane Tayar called from the big blind.

When the flop came {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, Tayar bet out 296,000. Engels only had 100,000 remaining but opted to fold. Tayar is up to 605,000 while Engels only has four green 25,000 chips remaining.

Tags: Joerg EngelsStephane Tayar

Updated Chip Counts; 7 Remain

Shamus

Here are the counts as we begin Level 26:

L.J. Klein -- 1,358,000
Miguel Proulx -- 735,000
Michael Greco -- 688,000
Stephane Tayar -- 450,000
Trevor Pope -- 404,000
Karl Gal -- 366,000
Joerg Engels -- 234,000