Event #47: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

How Card Players Deal

Shamus • Level 16

Jerrod Ankenman, Ben Yu, and Nikolai Yakovenko are currently engaged in conversation about how losing hands in our two games, Omaha 8 & Stud 8, causes different types of pain. And creates different challenges for those attempting to move on.

"People are resigned to their fate in stud," opined Yakovenko. "But in Omaha, people can't get over it."

We're nearing the end of Level 24, during which time our remaining 36 players will have one last 20-minute break during which to try to rid themselves of the memories of hands gone wrong.

Tags: Jerrod AnkenmanBen YuNikolai Yakovenko

They Killed Kearney

Shamus • Level 16

Stud 8

Simon Kearney is out. By the time he reached sixth street versus Benjamin Lukas all of his chips were at risk. The pair were dealt their final cards, and Lukas had {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds} -- kings up for high and no low. Kearney had {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} and wanted to squeeze a non-pairing low card, a five, or an ace. But he was dealt the {K-Diamonds} and hits the rail in 37th place.

Tags: Benjamin LukasSimon Kearney

Hanson Goes Mmmm-Pop

Stud 8

Peter Gelencser: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{8-Spades} / {x-}
Bart Hanson: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} / {x-}

Bart Hanson had fired all the way but was raised on seventh and made the call with just 1,000 behind. Hanson had {8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for a Jack-high flush and a 8-7-6-3-2 low but unbelievably Gelencser had him pipped both ways. The Hungarian turned over {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for an Ace-high flush and an 8-7-5-3-A low to scoop.

Hanson had 1,000 left and couldn't mount a comeback, getting eliminated next hand.

Peter Gelencser 82,000 44,000
Bart Hanson Busted

Tags: Bart HansonPeter Gelencser

Some Current Counts

Perry Friedman 140,000 85,000
Abe Mosseri 136,000 26,000
Thomas Keller 117,000 65,000
Michael Mizrachi 115,000 7,000
Kevin Iacofano 108,000 55,000
Antony Lellouche 100,000 27,000
Jerry Buss 100,000 57,000
Michael Leah 94,000 56,000
Brent Carter 90,000 63,000
Gerard Rechnitzer 83,000 19,300
Brandon Shack-Harris 68,000 -42,000
Richard Ashby 60,000 32,000
Paul Honas 60,000 3,000
Stuart Rutter 60,000 -20,000
Peter Gelencser 38,000 18,500
Mayu Roca Uribe 25,000 -23,000
Mickey Appleman 24,000 -2,000
Simon Kearney 22,000 12,700
Hoyt Verner 17,000 -30,000
Matthew Wood 13,000 6,500

Jamison Whisks Up More Chips

Omaha 8

Gregory Jamison just shipped across a huge pot with {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{J-Spades} fitting perfectly with a board of {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts} for the nut-nut. Robert Mangino and Kyle Burnside were already in by the turn and Francesco Barbaro paid off a bet on the river as well getting crippled as a result.

Gregory Jamison 140,000 70,000
Kyle Burnside Busted
Robert Mangino Busted

Tags: Gregory JamisonRobert ManginoKyle BurnsideFrancesco Barbero

Kravchenko Crunched

Shamus • Level 16

Omaha 8

Alex Kravchenko had four low cards, Kevin Iacofano had {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}, and the board showed {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{J-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Most uncooperative, as far as Kravchenko's hand was concerned, and he hits the rail in 47th place.

Iacofano is up around 100,000 now.

Tags: Alex KravchenkoKevin Iacafano

Karandeyev, Kessler KO'd

Shamus • Level 16
Allen Kessler
Allen Kessler

Omaha 8

Allen Kessler raised from middle position, Scott Bohlman called from the hijack, and Maksim Karandeyev called with his last 1,400 from the button. Thomas Keller called as well from the big blind, and the flop came {2-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. Keller checked, Kessler bet, Bohlman raised, Keller folded, and Kessler called.

The turn was the {Q-Hearts}, and Kessler soon had the last of his chips in versus Bohlman.

Kessler {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Spades}
Bohlman {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Karandeyev {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

The river was the {9-Clubs}, which meant there was no low and Bohlman's trip queens made the best high hand. Karandeyev goes out in 47th, Kessler in 46th, and Bohlman now has about 85,000.

Tags: Maksim KarandeyevAllen Kessler

Updated Counts

Thomas Whitehair 145,000 39,000
Barry Greenstein 130,000 14,000
Jerrod Ankenman 110,000 38,000
Michael Mariakis 110,000 103,100
Daniel Klein 104,000 91,700
Nikolai Yakovenko 100,000 71,400
Benjamin Lukas 95,000 22,000
Chris Bell 90,000 56,700
Jason Potter 80,000 12,000
Kyle Loman 80,000 39,200
Matthew Ashton 75,000 33,700
Gregory Jamison 70,000 25,000
Ben Yu 66,000 -4,500
Josh Arieh 65,000 12,000
Thomas Koral 63,000 38,300
Michael Binger 56,000 -38,000
Owais Ahmed 48,000 8,000
Francesco Barbaro 46,500 2,500
Robert Mangino 45,000 13,000
Scotty Nguyen 40,000 -23,000
Kyle Burnside 23,500 -62,900
Bart Hanson 14,000 -4,600
George Rechnitzer 8,000 -1,500

No Time For the Jim

Omaha 8

Jim Ferrel is out bubble boy, all in during a three-way hand involving Michael Binger and Michael Mariakis. Mariakis bet the river of a {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs} board with Binger tank-folding, Mariakis showed {A-Clubs}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for the second nut low and the nut flush, Ferrel could only table {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{8-Spades} for two pair sending everyone into the money.

Jim Ferrel Busted

Tags: Jim FerrelMichael BingerMichael Mariakis