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

One More Break

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

We are down to 40 and taking a last 20-minute break before everyone returns to play one more level. The T500 chips will be removed during this intermission.

No Money for Marchese

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Tom Marchese lasted another half an hour after getting coolered by Benjamin Kaupp, but he couldn't take his short stack much farther. He moved all in on a {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop, and Aaron Schaff looked him up.

Marchese: {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} - bottom pair and a gutshot
Schaff: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} - top two pair

The {2-Diamonds} turn and {q-Hearts} river didn't rescue Marchese, and he said his polite goodbyes to the table after a two long days on the PLO grind. Schaff now sits with 650,000.

Tags: Tom MarcheseAaron Schaff

Failla Likes This One


From the cutoff seat, Tristan Clemencon raised to 13,000. Will Failla called from the small blind and Abe Mosseri called from the big blind. The flop came down {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and everyone checked to see the {J-Spades} fall on the turn and pair the board. Failla bet 10,000 and both his opponents folded.

As the pot was pushed his way, Failla showed the {A-Diamonds} and {J-Hearts} from his hand.

Tristan Clemencon 400,000 65,000
Will Failla 390,000 -50,000
Abe Mosseri 105,000 -175,000

Tags: Will FaillaTristan ClemenconAbe Mosseri

Chop, Chop

[user68268] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Florian Langmann was all in preflop against Mike McDonald. Langmann was the player at risk with the {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. McDonald held a similar hand with the {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{5-Clubs}. The flop, turn and river ran out {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{A-Spades} and a chop was in order.

Tags: Florian LangmannMike McDonald

Queens Bad News for Kings of Cards

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Benjamin Kaupp opened to 10,400 from the cutoff, and Ben Lamb called on the button. Tom Marchese joined them out of the small blind.

Flop: {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs} - All three players checked the three-club board.

Turn: {q-Hearts} - Marchese bet out 30,000. Kaupp called, and Lamb folded.

River: {10-Diamonds} - Marchese bet 52,000, and after a minute, Kaupp raised to 115,000 total. Marchese knew where Kaupp was, calling with a sigh rather than moving all in. Marchese showed {q-Spades}{10-Spades} for tens full, but Kaupp tabled {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} for queens full. Ouch.

Marchese was left with 110,000 and Kaupp stacked up 390,000.

Tags: Benjamin KauppTom MarcheseBen Lamb

Devilfish Grilled

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Sami Kelopuro got into a blind v. blind confrontation with David "Devilfish" Ulliott, and all of Ulliott's chips went in on the {q-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop.

Ulliott: {9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} - six-high spade draw, gutshot, and bottom pair
Kelopuro: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds} - nut-flush draw

The turn was the {10-Hearts}, giving Kelopuro a gutshot, which he spiked on the river with the {k-Clubs}. LarsLuzak busted Devilfish with Broadway and moved up to 725,000 and the front of the pack.

Tags: David UlliottSami Kelopuro


Selbst Eliminated by Kabbaj

Selbst eliminated
Selbst eliminated

Vanessa Selbst limped in from under the gun plus one and then Matthew Greenwood raised to 22,500 from middle position. Sami Kelopuro called from the cutoff seat and John Kabbaj called from the small blind. Selbst also made the call to make for four-way action on the flop.

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and action was on Kabbaj. Selbst actually started moving her chips in, not realizing action was still on Kabbaj. Kabbaj thought for a minute and then bet the pot for 95,000. Selbst called all in for 71,500 and Greenwood folded. When Greenwood folded, he claimed that he must be drawing dead and left himself with just 26,000 in chips. Kelopuro then tanked for a bit, but eventually folded his hand, leaving Kabbaj to do battle with Selbst.

Selbst turned over the {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} for sevens and fives. She was at risk against the {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} for Kabbaj, which was top pair, a gutter ball and a backdoor flush draw. He also had overcards to make a better two pair.

The turn was the {Q-Spades} and the river the {9-Hearts}. The nine on the river gave Kabbaj jacks and nines, which beat Selbst's sevens and fives to eliminate her from the tournament short of the money.

Vanessa Selbst Busted

Tags: John KabbajMatthew GreenwoodSami KelopuroVanessa Selbst

Updated Chip Counts

Aaron Schaff 497,000 -48,000
Justin Schwartz 450,000 56,000
Tom Marchese 295,000 -60,000
Max Pescatori 270,000 4,000
Sam Stein 266,000 -114,000
Surindar Sunar 255,000 20,000
John Shipley 240,000 5,000
Jesus Cortes 198,000 26,000
Davidi Kitai 195,000 -35,000
Benjamin Kaupp 185,000 35,000
Todd Barlow 175,000 40,000
Jared Ingles 155,000 30,000
Hans Winzeler 150,000 30,000
David Ulliott 115,000 17,000
Thomas Tiroch 68,000 -52,000