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

Clemencon Bests Mosseri

[user68268] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

On the {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop, Tristan Clemencon bet 22,000 and Abe Mosseri called. The turn was the {K-Hearts} and after Clemencon checked, Mosseri bet 35,000. Clemencon called. The river was the {K-Spades} and both players checked.

Clemencon tabled the {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for the flush to win the pot. Mosseri mucked and dropped back to 280,000. Clemencon improved to 335,000.

Tags: Abe MosseriTristan Clemencon

Kelopuro Doubles Through Selbst


Sami Kelopuro just doubled through Vanessa Selbst. The money went in on the turn with the board reading {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}. Selbst held the {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} to Kelopuro's {Q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Kelopuro had bet the turn for 30,500, Selbst raised to 132,000 and then Kelopuro reraised all in for 172,000. Selbst called.

The river completed the board with the {3-Spades} and Kelopuro won the hand to double.

Sami Kelopuro 380,000 260,000
Vanessa Selbst 230,000 -150,000

Tags: Vanessa SelbstSami Kelopuro

Ramos Busts a Saint


On the {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop, Richard St. Peter checked and Felipe Ramos bet 18,500. St. Peter called to see the {Q-Hearts} fall on the turn. St. Peter led for 71,000 and Ramos raised to put him all in. St. Peter called.

St. Peter held the {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs} for three queens with a king kicker. Ramos held {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for three queens with an ace kicker. The river completed the board with the {7-Spades} and Ramos filled up to send St. Peter to the rail.

Felipe Ramos 392,000 168,000
Richard St. Peter Busted

Tags: Felipe RamosRichard St. Peter

Melting Away

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

This group seems more focused on the impending money bubble than most $10k fields. Plenty of short stacks are getting shorter and shorter and shorter, and other players, even those with sizable stacks, seem to taking an extra few seconds (or minutes) to make every decision. We've heard the clock called in a few spots and expect that some fed-up players will be using it more often. They're still 17 players out of the money.

Tony Cousineau isn't going to be able to blind away for that long, but he's looking for the right spot to risk his chips. Action folded to Vanessa Selbst in the small blind in one hand we just witnessed, and she raised to 12,000. Rather than let her steal his blind or ship, Cousineau called, leaving himself about 55,000 behind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades}, and Selbst bet. Cousineau folded, much to Selbst's disappointment. She showed {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a flopped boat.

Tags: Vanessa SelbstTony Cousineau

Updated Chip Counts

Ben Lamb 715,000 405,000
Aaron Schaff 540,000 -40,000
Tom Marchese 350,000 45,000
Dario Alioto 310,000 -140,000
Max Pescatori 274,000 33,000
Surindar Sunar 235,000 75,000
John Shipley 235,000 184,900
Davidi Kitai 230,000 -18,000
Jesus Cortes 175,000 -95,000
Benjamin Kaupp 155,000 94,300

Clemencon Completes Teska's Demise

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Roger Teska had close to 400,000 at dinner break and was among the chip leaders. But he cooled off big time and after dropping a few major pots was on the short side. After a player in middle position limped, Tristan Clemencon over-limped. In the small blind, Teska potted it to 22,000. The first limper called, but Clemencon had everyone exactly where he wanted them and made it 94,000 to see a flop. Teska called all in for 91,000, and after three minutes in the tank, the third player folded.

Teska: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Clemencon: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}

Clemencon's aces were in the lead, but the {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop was huge for Teska, giving him a straight and flush redraw. The {j-Clubs} on the turn gave Clemencon two ace outs. He couldn't hit a third jack because Will Failla was busy having a heart attack that he'd folded jacks and would have made quads. And there, on the river, was the shiny {a-Diamonds}. Clemecon jumped out of his chair with a yell, issuing a few celebratory grunts while Teska stared at the board in shock.

Clemencon is up to 270,000.

Tags: Roger TeskaTristan Clemencon

Chartier Outier


From the button, Aaron Schaff raised to 10,000. John Shipley called from the small blind and then Sam Chartier reraised to 44,000 from the big blind. Schaff called and Shipley folded.

The flop came down {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and Chartier moved all in. Schaff called with the {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. Chartier held the {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{3-Spades}.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} to give Schaff a straight. The river completed the board with the {2-Diamonds} and that was it for Chartier as he was eliminated.

Aaron Schaff 580,000 235,500
Sam Chartier Busted

Tags: Sam ChartierJohn ShipleyAaron Schaff


Stein Increases Through Dwan

Sam Stein
Sam Stein

Sam Stein checked the {5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop with 24,000 chips in the middle. Tom Dwan bet 12,500 and then Stein check-raised to 61,500. Dwan thought about it long and hard, but eventually folded his hand and Stein won the pot.

Sam Stein 385,000 207,000
Tom Dwan 105,000 -30,000

Tags: Sam SteinTom Dwan

Ludo Muzzles the Mouth

• Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
Mike Matusow moves on
Mike Matusow moves on

Mike Matusow has left the building. He was so oddly quiet all day, it's almost like he was never here. Roger Teska raised to 7,000, and Matusow potted to 25,500, which left him with 19,000 behind. Ludovic Lacay and Teska both flatted rather than putting him all in. The flop fell {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, and Teska checked. Matusow dutifully stuck in his 19,000, and Lacay potted to 84,500. Teska repotted, and Lacay called all in. Both he and Matusow were at risk to big-stack Teska.

Matusow: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} - top pair, top kicker
Lacay: {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} - two pair and an open-ender
Teska: {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades} - nut-flush draw

The {4-Spades} on the turn ended the sweat, giving Lacay a full house. After the meaningless {9-Clubs} river, Matusow was eliminated, Teska dropped to 150,000, and Lacay jumped up to 230,000.

Tags: Mike MatusowLudovic LacayRoger Teska