Event #55: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,252,400
Players 346

Check-Raising Alaei

Trevor Uyesugi was still out of his chair for this hand, and Ludovic Lacay raised 180,000 into his dead big blind. Daniel Alaei called, and they took a heads-up flop of {Q-Spades} {2-Hearts} {J-Diamonds}. Lacay checked, and Alaei was going to bet. He cut out 400,000, broke it down, then shuffled it back together. Then he took four of the chips back onto his stack and cut down the 300,000 and shuffled it back together again. Then he grabbed the four chips back off his stack, cut and shuffled 400,000 again. He moved it forward into the middle, and cut 300,000 of it out into the pot, plopping those four remainder chips back atop his stacks.

Without wasting too much time, Lacay verbally announced a raise and slid out 1.5 million in three towers of green chips. Alaei waited patiently for Lacay to finish, then helicoptered his cards into the muck.

Tags: Daniel AlaeiLudovic Lacay

Mattila Pushes Strong


Ludovic Lacay raised and Ville Mattila reraised from the big blind. Lacay called and created a pot of over one million before we even saw a flop.

The flop came down {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Mattila bet 260,000. Lacay thought for a moment and then made the call.

The turn brought the {Q-Diamonds} and action was on Mattila again. He fired all in for 625,000 and this sent Lacay into the tank for a couple minutes. He checked his holecards again and ever pulled out the amount in order to make the count while counting down his own stack. Eventually though, Lacay made the fold.

Mattila showed the {K-}{Q-}{5-}{4-} for just trip sixes on board with a king-queen kicker. Lacay smirked, but didn't look too happy as he gave up the pot and a chance to knock out Mattila.

Tags: Ludovic LacayVille Mattila

Back from Dinner

Trevor Uyesugi's empty chair
Trevor Uyesugi's empty chair

The cards are back in the air. Both Miguel Proulx and Trevor Uyesugi are still missing from their seats so we're three handed for now.

Time to Chow

The remaining five players are on a one-hour dinner break.

We'll be back at 9:36 p.m. to resume.

More Chips for Lacay


Trevor Uyesugi raised from the button and made it 130,000 to go. Ludovic Lacay reraised from the small blind to 450,000. Daniel Alaei contemplated his action in the big blind, but folded in the end. Uyesugi made the call.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs} and both players checked. After the turn produced the {7-Diamonds}, pairing the board, Lacay fired 350,000. Uyesugi went back and checked his cards before tossing them into the muck. He was left with 1.08 million in chips while Lacay moved to about 3.7 million.

Tags: Ludovic LacayTrevor Uyesugi

Stephen Pierson Eliminated in 6th Place ($147,138)

Stephen Pierson - 6th Place
Stephen Pierson - 6th Place

Miguel Proulx raised from the cutoff before Stephen Pierson reraised from the big blind. Proulx thought for a little bit and then stuck the chips in in order to put Pierson all in. He called.

Pierson held the {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades} against the {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} for Proulx. The flop, turn and river ran out {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Hearts} and Proulx's kings held strong.

For his finish in sixth place, Pierson took down nearly $150,000 in prize money.

Tags: Miguel ProulxStephen Pierson

Alaei Gets By Lacay

Ludovic Lacay raised to 150,000 from the button, Daniel Alaei made a quick call from the small blind, and the two men were heads up the rest of the way.

The flop came out {A-Clubs} {8-Hearts} {5-Spades}, and both men checked. That put the {5-Clubs} out there on fourth street, and now Alaei led out with a bet of 215,000. Lacay called without delay, and the {3-Clubs} drew one last bet from Alaei. He announced 475,000 and slid those chips forward, and that sent Lacay deep into the tank. He took several long minutes to consider, occasionally turning his glance to Alaei to check on him. Finally, Lacay took one last look at his cards and plopped them into the muck.

Tags: Daniel AlaeiLudovic Lacay