Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
123
Level:
18
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
0

Vilkki Vanquishes Lee

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Anthony Lee moved all-in for his last 13,000 chips and two other players made the call. Juha Vilkki was looking to isolate the action, however, and reraised to 75,000. The power play worked and the two callers released their hands. Lee showed down the {K-Hearts}{k-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Vilkki tabled {A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-}{5-}.

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and Vilkki's trip deuces were enough to eliminate Lee in 20th place. He will take home $8,848 for his run through this 1,000+ player field.

Tags: Anthony LeeJuha Vilkki

T.K. Miles Taken Out

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

We missed the action but T.K. Miles was eliminated in 21st place for a cash of $8,848. The action has been moving at a fast and furious pace here since moving to three-table play, with calls of "all-in" and "call" being heard simultaneously at all three tables.

Tags: T.K. Miles

Welch Flops the World, Makes Straight to Bust Thoennes

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Mark Thoennes pushed all-in for his last 37,000 and was called by Ryan Welch and another player. The flop fell {6-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and Welch bet into the dry side pot, signifying he had hit the flop hard. The third player dropped out and Welch tabled the {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades} for an open ended straight flush draw, among other additional draws. Thoennes showed the {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} for a pair of fives and a gutshot straight draw.

The turn of {4-} was of no help to either player, but the {8-Clubs} on the river made Welch's straight and Thoennes was eliminated in 22nd place and earned $8,848 for his work.

Tags: Mark ThoennesRyan Welch

Kibrit Delivers

After everyone folded it was left to the blinds to battle it out. Rafe Kibrit called the small blind and was raised by the Matthew Maggard in the big blind. Kibrit made the call and we got to see a flop.

{A-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades} all made an appearance on the flop, and after a series of betting Maggard was all in for his tournament life.

Maggard: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Kibrit: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Spades}{10-}

The turn-river came {10-Hearts}{2-} and Kibrit was awarded the pot with his winning two pair.

Rafe Kibrit 415,000 197,000
Matthew Maggard Busted

Tags: Rafe KibritMatthew Maggard

Brandon Paster Eliminated

We didn't see what happened, but we can confirm that Brandon Paster has been eliminated in 26th place. He will pocket $8,848 for his run in this tournament.

Brandon Paster Busted

Tags: Brandon Paster

Compton Crushed By Wolfe's Boat

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

We saw Steve Wolfe and Mark Compton assuming the usual all-in positions, standing and waiting for the dealer to determine a winner.

Showdown:

Wolfe: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Compton: {a-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Wolfe's aces were far in the lead but as we have seen before, Omaha can be a cruel mistress when it comes to made hands. The flop came {4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts} and suddenly Wolfe didn't need his aces, as he was now playing two pair, eights and nines.

The {10-Clubs} on the turn muddled things further by giving Compton a better two pair with tens and eights, but Wolfe added the nut flush draw to his arsenal. He could now win with the case ace for trips, the case eight or a nine for a full house, or any club for a flush.

River: {9-Spades}

Wolfe found an out on the river and his full house was good for the win. Compton was eliminated in 27th place, earning $8,848 for his efforts today.

Tags: Mark ComptonSteve Wolfe

Final Three Tables Underway

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

We are back from break and the last 27 players remaining in this $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament have convened on three tables to duke it out in pursuit of the gold bracelet.

Level:
17
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
0

Break Time

• Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Players are on a 20 minute break. When they come back we will have a table redraw for the final 18 players.