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

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Robert Mizrachi us 758,000
Kevin Boudreau us 504,000
Jose Ignacio Barbero ar 480,000
Ran Azor il 445,000
Benny Spindler de 339,000
Chance Kornuth us 318,000
David Iammarino 302,000
Ryan D'Angelo us 268,000 8,000
Ali Aljenabi 254,000
Jason Mercier us 221,000
Di Dang 220,000
Joe Beevers gb 212,000
Josh Tieman us 209,000
Edward Martin 208,000
Danny Smith us 202,000
Julian Gardner 190,000
Niall Charlton 184,000
Scott Mandel 178,000
Joe Serock us 150,000
Daniel Makowsky 144,000
Yadin Shemmer 140,000
Ben Middleton 134,000 134,000
Eric Liu 130,000
Ayaz Mahmood us 126,000
Justin Smith us 120,000

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Day 2 Done, Dusted

Robert Mizrachi - chip daddy
Robert Mizrachi - chip daddy

Well, it was always a long shot playing down to a final table from half the field and it comes as no surprise to anyone that we haven't got anywhere near. For a while it looked like we might not even make the money, but as it turned out the bubble burst in spectacular fashion with an enormous bluff from Men Nguyen in the last session of the night, and the traditional post-bubble flurry of exits left us with 31 players.

As we head into Day 3, Robert Mizrachi is firmly in the lead on 758,000. However, this is a notoriously high-variance game, and anything can happen. Benny Spindler, Nacho Barbero, Justin Smith and Jason Mercier are all still in the running, and every one of them will have their eye kept firmly on top prize.

Play will resume tomorrow at 3pm and the plan is to play right down to a winner. Join us back here then.

End of Night Chip Counts (full)

Robert Mizrachi us 758,000 -42,000
Kevin Boudreau us 504,000 14,000
Jose Ignacio Barbero ar 480,000 144,000
Ran Azor il 445,000 30,000
Benny Spindler de 339,000 -1,000
Chance Kornuth us 318,000 198,000
David Iammarino 302,000 -3,000
Ryan D'Angelo us 260,000 -35,000
Ali Aljenabi 254,000 184,000
Jason Mercier us 221,000 56,000
Di Dang 220,000 -40,000
Joe Beevers gb 212,000 72,000
Josh Tieman us 209,000 -36,000
Edward Martin 208,000 108,000
Danny Smith us 202,000 -16,000
Julian Gardner 190,000 -5,000
Niall Charlton 184,000 -26,000
Scott Mandel 178,000 18,000
Joe Serock us 150,000 3,000
Daniel Makowsky 144,000 -26,000
Yadin Shemmer 140,000 -20,000
Dmitry Nemirovsky 134,000 -26,000
Eric Liu 130,000 -110,000
Ayaz Mahmood us 126,000 -29,000
Justin Smith us 120,000 -215,000

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Boudreau Robousto

The flop came {9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}, and after some potting and repotting, Kevin Boudreau was all in. Alan Reyf had him slightly covered.

Boudreau: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{q-Spades} for the overpair and nut flush draw
Reyf: {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for top two pair

The {7-Spades} on the turn paired Boudreau and gave Reyf a flush draw. But it was Kevin's flush that hit with the {q-Clubs} on the turn. Boudreau jumped to second in the chip counts with 490,000. Reyf was left with 44,000.

Tags: Kevin BoudreauAlan Reyf

Black Catapults Mizrachi into Chip Stratosphere

Black day for Andy
Black day for Andy

The flop read {7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades} when Andy Black's pretty chunky stack went in. Robert Mizrachi was his opponent.

Black: {7-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for two pair
Mizrachi: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{a-Spades}{k-Spades} for a set of sevens and a flush draw

Turn: {8-Clubs}

River: {10-Clubs}

"Wow," said Black. "Nice hand." He sounded like he meant it.

With that, Black hit the rail. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet our new chip leader by a mile - Robert Mizrachi, on a shade below 800,000. That is what we call a big ol' stack.

Tags: Andy BlackRobert Mizrachi

All Ins All Over the Place

Three players had their hands face up before the flop. Ali al Jenabi was all in for not very much, Niall Charlton was at risk as well, and Mark Eddleman had them both covered.

Al Jenabi: {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Charlton: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Eddleman: {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}. Al Jenabi flopped a set and turned a boat to triple up to 70,000. Charlton's trip deuces won him the larger side pot, and he mostly doubled through Eddleman to move up to 210,000. And after Eddleman paid off everyone, he was left with 180,000.

Tags: Ali al JenabiMark EddlemanNiall Charlton

Turbo Boosted

Anton Blagov had already been crippled to just 13,000 when he moved in to a limp from Justin "Boosted J" Smith. In the cutoff, Jason Lavallee re-shoved for 45,000, and Smith called them both.

Blagov: {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{j-Spades}
Lavallee: {q-Clubs}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Smith: {9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

Board: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

Smith got the lot and bumped his already hefty stack up to 330,000. The other two hit the rail.

Tags: Justin SmithAnton BlagovJason Lavallee