Event #42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Sexton Fills Up; KO's Opponent

• Level 6: 250-500, 0 ante

We caught up on a board reading {4-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, where a single opponent was all in against Mike Sexton.

Sexton: {4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Opponent: {9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{K-Clubs}

A {4-Hearts} landed on the river, giving Sexton a full-house and sending his opponent to the rail.

Sexton is up to 160,000.

Tags: Mike Sexton

Le Eliminated

Tuan Le and his opponent were heads up on a flop that read {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. Le's opponent checked, and Le went all-in for 15,000, and his opponent called instantly.

Le: {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs}

Both players had just one pair, and though Le's pair was inferior, he did have a flush draw. The turn came the {3-Hearts}, giving his opponent two pair, and the river came the {j-Clubs}, giving both players two pair. Le's two pair was again inferior, and he was eliminated.

Tuan Le Busted

Negreanu Bluffs; Then Runs

• Level 6: 250-500, 0 ante

We walked by on a board of {6-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and saw that Daniel Negreanu was all-in against Joe Hachem. Hachem fell hard into the tank and then proceeded to call the clock on himself. The flooman came over and began the minute-long count.

With about 20 seconds to go, Hachem mucked and asked if Negreanu was bluffing.

"Of course I was bluffing, I'm still in the other tournament!" Negreanu replied, literally running away from his table to head to the Amazon Room - where he is still playing in the $5,000 six-max event.

Negreanu is up to 41,000 while Hachem has slipped to 18,000.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJoe Hachem

Updated Chip Counts

Max Pescatori 160,000 -6,000
J.C. Tran 130,000 35,000
Greg Fund 130,000 7,000
Michael Binger 100,000 14,000
Peter Jetten 98,000 18,000
Michael Mizrachi 80,000 35,000
Erik Cajelais 78,000 -18,000
Barry Greenstein 57,000 15,000
Andy Seth 50,000 10,000
John Hennigan 50,000 20,000
Erik Seidel 48,000 13,000
Dan Kelly 47,000 22,000
David Baker 46,000 7,500
Steve Billirakis 43,000 -5,000
Allen Bari 41,000 8,000
Matt Waxman 40,000 -22,000
Carlos Mortensen 38,000 1,000
Lex Veldhuis 38,000 -19,000
David Ulliott 38,000 5,000
Vanessa Selbst 37,500 -32,500
Nenad Medic 36,000 3,000
John Juanda 35,000 -1,000
Phil Laak 33,000 18,000
Christian Harder 32,300 2,300
Mike Matusow 32,000 17,000

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Brenes Doubles Up

Humberto Brenes and an opponent got in a raising war preflop that saw Brenes get his last 17,900 in there.

Brenes: {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{q-Spades}{2-Clubs}

The flop brought Brenes a ton of help, coming {5-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Brenes spiked two pair on the turn when it came the {4-Hearts}, and the {j-Spades} changed nothing on the river, giving Brenes the double.

Humberto Brenes 40,000 22,000

Tags: Humberto Brenes

Selbst Sends One to the Rail

• Level 6: 250-500, 0 ante

On a board reading {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Vanessa Selbst checked from the hi-jack and her lone opponent in the cut-off checked behind. The river brought a {4-Hearts} and Selbst checked. Her opponent thought for about a minute and then put his remaining several thousand into the middle. Selbst snap-called, which got a groan of disappointment out of her opponent.

Selbst tabled{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades} for treys-full and her opponent mucked.

Selbst is up to 70,000.

Tags: Vanessa Selbst

Updated Chip Counts

Tom Dwan 130,000 -10,000
Eric Baldwin 66,000 11,000
Tex Barch 60,000
Matt Glantz 60,000 30,000
Richard Ashby 58,000 13,000
James Akenhead 51,000 4,000
Sam Trickett 50,000 20,000
Sam Stein 49,000 12,000
Jacobo Fernandez 37,000
Felipe Ramos 36,000
Romik Vartzar 32,000
Ben Zamani 30,000
Joe Hachem 30,000 -3,000
Daniel Negreanu 28,000
Jeff Lisandro 28,000 -15,500
Erica Schoenberg 23,000 -2,000
Anders Taylor 21,000
Craig Bergeron 20,000
Roberto Romanello 19,000
Humberto Brenes 18,000 -3,000
Steve Sung 17,000 -8,000
Jani Sointula 11,000

Pescatori Flushes Lindgren Out

We just caught a huge pot between Max Pescatori and Erick Lindgren that has given Pescatori the chip lead. The two were in the hand with two other players, and they all took a flop of {6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Lindgren get 4,500, and Pescatori made it 16,000 to go. The other two players folded, and then Lindgren raised pot, essentially going all in. Pescatori went all in, and the players tabled their cards.

Lindgren: {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Pescatori: {8-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Lindgren had flopped middle set, and Pescatori was drawing to an ace or a diamond. He didn't get it on the turn, as it came the {j-Clubs}, but the {q-Diamonds} spiked the river, shipping a huge pot over to Pescatori and knocking Lindgren out of the tournament.

Max Pescatori 166,000 136,000
Erick Lindgren Busted

Tags: Erick LindgrenMax Pescatori

Rast and Binger Get Flushed

• Level 6: 250-500, 0 ante

We caught up with the action on the {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop, where Michael Binger led out for 7,000 and was called by Brian Rast and the player on the button. All players then proceeded to check down on the {2-Spades} turn and the {2-Diamonds} river.

The player on the button revealed {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for a flush and Binger and Rast both mucked.

Binger is at 88,000 and Rast is sitting with 33,000.

Tags: Brian RastMichael Binger

Time To Crunch Some Numbers

• Level 6: 250-500, 0 ante

The tournament director just announced all of the numbers over the loud speaker, telling us that 361 players entered this tournament, up from the 346 who entered last year. First place is a whopping $814,436, the third highest prize of the series so far. Only the $25,000 heads up championship, won by Jake Cody, and the $5,000 No-Limit Holdem won by Allen Bari, produced a higher first place prize. 36 players will be paid, with the first payout being 20,699, and the top 7 players will all be getting six-figure scores.