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

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,162,000
Players 460

A Note on Scheduling

There was supposed to be a 60-minute dinner break after this level, but they have decided to play down to ten players and then take dinner. If they reach ten earlier, they'll stop then. If not, they'll push dinner back. At ten, they'll redraw to the unofficial final table, move their chips to the ESPN featured stage, and then recess for an hour.

That's Much Better

All players are back at the table, presumably feeling relieved and ready for another hour of poker before their dinner break.

Um, Break?

See, it doesn't just happen in the ladies' event. All twelve players agreed to a five minute bathroom break. Cooperation ftw!

Mizrachi Pushed Off

We arrived just in time to see a {4-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop on the felt and Robert Mizrachi (button) betting 130,000. In the small blind, Danny Smith, who seemed to have checked, announced pot - which as it turned out, was greater than his remaining stack. He was all in.

Mizrachi made a face - not a happy face - and after a few moments he folded.

Smith - up to 760,000
Mizrachi - down to 855,000

Tags: Danny SmithRobert Mizrachi

Gardner's Stack Grows

Julian Gardner made it 55,000 under the gun, and Ran Azor called from the cutoff. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Gardner potted for 134,000, and Azor raised. Gardner only had another 33,000 to his name, and he tossed that in.

Gardner: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Spades} for an overpair
Azor: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for bottom pair, a gutshot, and a backdoor flushdraw

The {7-Hearts} turn and {j-Hearts} river bricked for Azor, and Gardner's kings were enough to give him a massive double up to 455,000. Azor looked unfazed as he dropped to 525,000 and Gardner's fans went nuts on the rail.

Tags: Julian GardnerRan Azor

David Iammarino Eliminated in 13th Place ($24,711)

David Iammarino - 13th place
David Iammarino - 13th place

David Iammarino got his last in from under the gun and was up against Scott Mandel.

Iammarino: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Mandel: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Board: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

Mandel flopped a flush and Iammarino couldn't better it. He busted out in unlucky 13th place, and Mandel bumped his stack back up to 240,000.

Tags: David IammarinoScott Mandel

Niall Charlton Eliminated in 14th Place ($24,711)

Niall Charlton - 14th place
Niall Charlton - 14th place

Niall Charlton potted for 42,000 under the gun leaving himself just 11,000 behind. Kevin Boudreau called from the button and Julian Gardner called in the big blind. They saw a flop.

Flop: {2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

Gardner checked and Charlton's last 11,000 found their way into the middle. Boudreau now raised. "I wish I had a six," said Gardner, but he presumably didn't as he folded.

To showdown.

Charlton: {8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} for a flush draw
Boudreau: {5-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for aces

Turn: {5-Spades}

River: {k-Spades}

Boudreau's aces held, and Charlton nodded politely and took his leave.

Tags: Julian GardnerKevin BoudreauNiall Charlton

Boudreau Rolls Over Charlton

Kevin Boudreau and Niall Charlton were heads up to a raised flop. The deck seems to be rigged today, and the {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop continued that trend. Boudreau checked, and Charlton bet 65,000. After a minute, Boudreau announced "pot." Before he could put any chips out, Charlton said all in, and Boudreau called, putting himself all in. Oh boy.

Boudreau: {5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{j-Spades}{j-} for a flopped wheel
Charlton: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for a set of aces

That hurts. The {9-Hearts} turn and {7-Clubs} river failed to pair the board, and Boudreau wheeled his way to a massive double up. He had 365,000 in his stack for Charlton to match, and after it was all said and done, Boudreau was up to 830,000 and Charlton was out of breath and down to his last 50,000.

Tags: Kevin BoudreauNiall Charlton

Ali Aljenabi Eliminated in 15th Place ($24,711)

Ali Aljenabi - 15th Place
Ali Aljenabi - 15th Place

Ali Aljenabi lost most of his chips to Ryan D'Angelo minutes before the break. He got the rest in preflop against his nemesis shortly after they returned.

Aljenabi: {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts}
D'Angelo: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}

The board came {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, and D'Angelo's trip tens with an ace-king beat Aljenabi's trips with an ace-queen. Aljenabi survived more all ins than most other players combined since the beginning of Day 2, but his run came to an end in 15th place. D'Angelo picked up an extra 100k to move up to 430k.

Tags: Ali AljenabiRyan D'Angelo