Event #11: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship



Here are some counts from around the room.

Yuval Bronshtein 42,000 8,000
Sorel Mizzi 35,000 5,000
Josh Arieh 34,000 4,000
Dario Alioto 33,500 -3,500
Shaun Deeb 33,400 3,400
Ben Lamb 33,000 1,300
Todd Brunson 33,000 3,000
Erik Seidel 33,000 5,000
John Juanda 29,300 -4,700
Chris Bjorin 29,000 -1,000
James Bord 28,000 -2,000
Nick Schulman 27,600 4,600
Carlos Mortensen 26,000 3,500
Sergey Rybachenko 26,000 -4,000
Pat Pezzin 25,000 -6,000
Blair Rodman 24,300 1,300
Eli Elezra 20,000 -18,000
Jason Mercier 14,500 -4,500
Nikolay Evdakov 13,000 -9,000

Watson Chopped

• Level 5: 250-500, 0 ante

Chris Oliver limped into the pot under the gun, and Steve Zolotow looked confused. "He limps in," Zolotow said to himself. "I gotta figure out what that means. I haven't seen one of those before." Zolotow called after the monologue, and Tom Dwan, Erick Lindgren (small blind), and Mike Watson (big blind) all joined them in the pot.

The flop came out {7-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}, and action checked all the way through to the {3-Hearts} turn. Watson took the betting lead now, folding Oliver and Zolotow quickly. Dwan raised to 2,000 though, Lindgren cold-called, and Watson called the extra bet to see the {2-Hearts} fill out the board. Dwan bet again, and both opponents once again called. Watson was stuck in the middle.

Dwan: {A-Clubs} {4-Spades} {8-Hearts} {9-Hearts}
Lindgren: {7-Hearts} {10-Hearts} {2-Spades} {4-Diamonds}

Dwan nearly scoops, but Lindgren's flush was just better, allowing him to take the high half the pot. Both he and Dwan are around 33,000 after chopping up Watson's chips.

Tags: Chris OliverErick LindgrenMike WatsonSteve ZolotowTom Dwan

Action on Table 119


When we reached Table 119, the board had already been dealt {2-Spades}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, and Erik Seidel faced a raise from Carlos Mortensen. Seidel tank-called.

"Nice call," Mortensen needled, turning over {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} for Broadway. Seidel mucked, and Mortensen raked in the pot.

The very next hand, John Juanda raised from middle position, Seidel called on button, and Mortensen called in the big blind. The flop fell {7-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, Mortensen led out, and Juanda raised. Both Seidel and Mortensen called.

The turn was the {8-Clubs}, Mortensen checked, Juanda bet, and both Seidel and Mortensen called. The three repeated the action after the {5-Diamonds} fell on the river, and the hands were opened.

Juanda: {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs} - Low
Seidel: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} - High and Low
Mortensen: {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{x-} - Nada

John Juanda 34,000 4,000
Erik Seidel 28,000 -2,000
Carlos Mortensen 22,500 -7,500

Tags: Carlos MortensenErik SeidelJohn Juanda

Kessler Chip Count: Starting

• Level 5: 250-500, 0 ante

Allen Kessler is back to his starting stack after dragging a little pot from Richard Ashby. The two men were heads up as the board ran out {8-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {10-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} {7-Clubs}, and Kessler was the one doing the calling. He called bets on the flop and turn, and the river went check-check to showdown.

Kessler flipped up {Q-Spades} {J-Hearts} {A-Hearts} {2-Spades} to take the pot, and he's back to 30,500 now.

Tags: Hasan HabibAllen Kessler

The Name is Lunkin

• Level 5: 250-500, 0 ante

We picked up a four-handed flop as the dealer spread out {6-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}, and Hasan Habib checked from the blinds. Vitaly Lunkin (who we infer was the preflop raiser) put out a bet, Scott Seiver folded, Dan Shak called, and Lunkin called as well to bring the three live players to the {10-Diamonds} turn. Lunkin bet again and found the same two callers, and the action repeated on the {8-Hearts} river.

At showdown, Lunkin's {A-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} was good enough to take the high half with the nut flush, and Habib and Shak both got quartered, each showing down an ace-duece to earn only a small rebate on their action.

Lunkin climbs to about 36,000 with that pot.

Tags: Hasan HabibVitaly LunkinScott SeiverDan Shak


• Level 5: 250-500, 0 ante

The numbers are in. Or at least the number of players. Our field size has capped off at 202 players now that registration is closed. The last player to register before the window slammed shut? Why, Erik Seidel, of course.

The prize pool is locked in at $1,898,800, and we'll have the breakdown of the payouts posted shortly.

Dwan Gets Right to Work

• Level 5: 250-500, 0 ante

Steve Zolotow opened with a raise, and he found calls from both Tom Dwan and George Lind III to go three-handed to the flop.

It came {2-Hearts} {3-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}, and Zolotow's continuation bet was called by both opponents to bring them to the {K-Spades} turn. Zolotow bet again, Dwan raised, and both Lind III and Zolotow called the two bets. The {9-Diamonds} filled out the board, and Dwan got one more bet in with both opponents making the call.

"Durrrr" tabled {10-Spades} {J-Spades} {A-Clubs} {7-Diamonds}, and the straight is the nuts. Dwan gets the pot, and his starting stack has already grown to about 37,000 here in his first orbit.

Tags: George Lind IIISteve ZolotowTom Dwan

lol LateRegistrationaments

[user101598] • Level 5: 250-500, 0 ante

If you show up late, especially to a $10,000 event, don't expect to have a friendly table draw.

Table 117

Seat 1: Tom "durrrr" Dwan
Seat 2: Erick Lindgren
Seat 3: Empty
Seat 4: Mike Watts
Seat 5: Empty
Seat 6: Thor Hansen
Seat 7: Steve Zolotow
Seat 8: Huck Seed
Seat 9: Shawn Buchanan

On adjacent tables, we've also spotted Vitaly Lunkin, Alex Kravchenko, Scott Seiver, Erik Seidel, Shaun Deeb, John Juanda, Josh Arieh and Carlos Mortensen.

Two Hundo

• Level 5: 250-500, 0 ante

We've ticked over 200 players in this event, but only just. The board shows 200 flat right now, and we've just spotted Tom Dwan joining our field. We'll have the official number for you as soon as it's been verified by the staff.