Event #50: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,162,000
Players 460


Everyone got to play musical chairs, except Jose Nacho Barbero, who somehow managed to redraw the same seat.

Table 344

Seat 1: Gary Bolden
Seat 2: Kevin Boudreau
Seat 3: Scott Mandel
Seat 4: Julian Gardner
Seat 5: Niall Charlton
Seat 6: Jose Nacho Barbero
Seat 7: David Iammarino
Seat 8: Ali Aljenabi
Seat 9: Ryan D'Angelo

Table 345

Seat 1: Robert Mizrachi
Seat 2: Danny Smith
Seat 3: Mark Eddleman
Seat 4: Edward Martin
Seat 5: Eric Liu
Seat 6: Ran Azor
Seat 7: Joe Beevers
Seat 8: Chance Kornuth
Seat 9: Jason Mercier

Benny Spindler Eliminated in 19th Place ($15,566)

Benny Spindler - 19th Place
Benny Spindler - 19th Place

Mark Eddleman limped from the cutoff, and on the button, Benny Spindler potted to 54,000. It folded back to Eddleman, who asked how much Spindler had behind. He had about 40,000 left, but Eddleman decided to flat call. The cooler flop fell {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, and Eddleman snap shoved. Spindler called just as fast. "Flush," said Eddleman, and Spindler threw his cards down in disgust.

Spindler: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades} for middle set
Eddleman: {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a flopped flush

Spindler needed the board to pair to stay alive, but the {3-Clubs} turn and {7-Clubs} river were entirely unhelpful. Spindler left disappointedly in 19th place, and Eddleman stacked up 310,000.

They're down to 18 now and redrawing to two tables.

Tags: Benny SpindlerMark Eddleman

Ross Boatman Eliminated in 20th Place ($15,566)

Ross Boatman - 20th Place
Ross Boatman - 20th Place

Ross Boatman made his last stand preflop with {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Danny Smith called him down with the case aces - [asad5c5dh].

The {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop didn't give either a flush draw, and the {6-Hearts} turn gave Boatman five extra outs to win rather than chop. But the cruel {5-Diamonds} on the river made Smith a set to bust a stunned Boatman. He's out in 20th, while Smith is suddenly in the top of the counts with 760,000.

Tags: Ross BoatmanDanny Smith

Josh Tieman Eliminated in 21st Place ($15,566)

Joshua Tieman - 21st Place
Joshua Tieman - 21st Place

There was an all in hand on all three tables, and Josh Tieman found himself on the losing end of one of them. He is out in 21st place, following fellow 2010 bracelet winner Ayaz Mahmood. That means we're guaranteed to add a new face to the summer's wall of winners tonight.

Aljenabi Denialled a Knockout

Niall Charlton potted preflop to 42,000, and Ali Aljenabi called from middle position. After the {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop, Charlton moved all in, and Aljenabi called.

Charlton: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Aljenabi: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The {9-Hearts} turn and {a-Diamonds} river kept Charlton's kings in the lead. He doubled to 210,000, leaving Aljenabi with 225,000.

Tags: Niall CharltonAli Aljenabi

Chip Counts At This Time

Robert Mizrachi us 820,000 -50,000
Ran Azor il 720,000 -5,000
Chance Kornuth us 590,000 -115,000
Scott Mandel 490,000 160,000
Eric Liu 465,000
Jose Ignacio Barbero ar 385,000 -95,000
Ryan D'Angelo us 370,000 -5,000
Ali Aljenabi 340,000 260,000
Danny Smith us 325,000 165,000
Julian Gardner 285,000 -10,000
Kevin Boudreau us 280,000 10,000
Edward Martin 270,000 62,000
Ross Boatman 252,000 200,000
Josh Tieman us 230,000 21,000
Joe Beevers gb 210,000 -2,000
Jason Mercier us 165,000
Gary Bolden us 145,000 62,000
Niall Charlton 130,000 -35,000
Benny Spindler de 98,000 -241,000
Ayaz Mahmood us 95,000 -31,000
Mark Eddleman us 80,000 -28,000
David Iammarino 60,000 -90,000

Di Dang Eliminated in 23rd Place ($15,566)

Danny Smith raised to 40,000 from middle position, and Di "urindanger" Dang moved all in on the button. Smith called.

Dang: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Smith: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Dang's queens weren't looking good against Smith's kings. The board fell {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, and that wasn't going to get Dang out of danger. He's out in 23rd place, and Smith is up to 200,000.

Tags: Di DangDanny Smith

Joe Serock Eliminated in 24th Place ($15,566)

This one is complicated, and funny, and sad, and above all, MASSIVE.

Ross Boatman raised pot in early position and Joe Serock flat-called. Scott Mandel re-potted, and Boatman called all in. Serock called too, and a side pot was formed.

Serock and Mandel saw a {q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop and Serock went all in for 245,000. Mandel called all in for 244,000, a 1,000 chip difference.

Boatman: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts} for a pair of nines
Serock: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for top pair
Mandel: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for an overpair and a flush draw

Turn: {9-Clubs}

River: {9-Hearts}

Yes, that's right. Boatman made runner-runner quads. As you do. He tripled up to 252,000, and after the hand went over and did a little dance in front of fellow Hendon Mobber Joe Beevers. Fair enough.

However, the more astute reader will have noticed Mandel, already ahead on the flop, had improved to a flush, meaning he took the chunky side pot and moved up to 490,000. Serock was left with just 1,000. It went in a couple hands later.

Serock: {k-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Danny Smith: {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

Board: {3-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}

Smith flopped a flush, and that was that for Serock.

Tags: Joe Serock