Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,673,200
Players 178

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Mor Doubles

[user101598] • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Ofir Mor doubles
Ofir Mor doubles

Ofir Mor raised from under the gun, Viatcheslav Ortynskiy called in the big blind, and the Russian check-raised on a flop of {2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Mor called.

Ortynskiy led out on the turn ({j-Spades}), and the turn ({q-Hearts}), and Mor called both bets. The river bet set Mor all in, and he showed {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for Broadway.

Ortynskiy couldn't beat that with {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-}{5-}, and Mor doubled.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy ru 1,240,000 -400,000
Ofir Mor us 650,000 350,000

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• Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
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McPherson Doubles

[user101598] • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy raised on the button, Jason McPherson reraised out of the big blind, and Ortynskiy called. The flop fell {9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, McPherson led out for a bet, and Ortynskiy called.

The turn was the {k-Hearts}, McPherson was all in for 40,000, and Ortynskiy called. McPherson scooped with {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} - the nuts - after the {4-Spades} completed the board, doubling to 320,000 chips.

Jason McPherson US 320,000 160,000

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Steve Lustig Eliminated in 7th Place ($65,472)

[user101598] • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Steve Lustig - 7th Place
Steve Lustig - 7th Place

Steve Lustig raised on the button, Richard Ashby called in the big blind, and the flop came {5-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. Ashby check-raised, and the action was quickly capped at five bets. The turn was the {j-Hearts}, and Lustig committed the remainder of his stack.

Lustig: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}
Ashby: {10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}

The {k-Clubs} completed the board, bringing no qualifying low, and Ashby scooped the pot with two pair. Lustig was eliminated in seventh place, earning $65,472.

Steve Lustig US Busted

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Melissa Burr Eliminated in 8th Place ($51,768)

[user101598] • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Melissa Burr - 8th Place
Melissa Burr - 8th Place

Richard Ashby made it two bets to go in early position, Melissa Burr reraised to three bets in the hijack and Ofir Mor cold-called on the button. Ashby called, and the three players took a flop of {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}.

Ashby checked, Burr moved all in for 15,000, Mor called and Ashby check-raised. Mor called. The turn was the {q-Spades}, Ashby led out with a bet and Mor folded.

Burr: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Ashby: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

The {3-Clubs} bricked off on the river and Burr was eliminated in eighth place.

Richard Ashby gb 1,300,000 165,000
Melissa Burr us Busted

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Final Table Interview: Melissa Burr

• Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Melissa Burr
Melissa Burr

Melissa Burr is a well-respected mixed-game cash player from Atlantic City who is gearing up for an unusually busy schedule of tournaments in Las Vegas this summer. Today’s final table marks her first ever at the World Series of Poker, and she's also secured only her second WSOP cash.

We caught up with Melissa as the players went to break to discuss her road to the final table and her plans for the rest of the summer.

PokerNews: Congratulations on your final table. Is Omaha high/low one of your best games?

Melissa Burr: Yes and limit hold’em and stud eight or better.

How is playing tournament Omaha high/low different than a cash game?

The chips have a different value. Tournament play is about surviving. In cash games, you can rebuy, they never tell you that you have to leave. In tournaments the value of the chips go up and you have just one chance.

Do you prefer cash games or tournaments?

I prefer cash. But this is the World Series and the fields are large and it’s very prestigious to win a bracelet. I hope I win one someday.

This event always draws such a tough field. What’s your game plan?

The blinds are so high and it eliminates a little bit of the playing. Everyone is down to ten big blinds, so your strategy is all about preflop selection for me and hope I hit the flop.

What’s your schedule for the summer? Are you playing a lot of mixed game events?

The $10K H.O.R.S.E., Limit Hold’Em, Stud Eight or Better, Omaha and The Main Event. I just started playing no limit last year. And I have done OK. A lot of min cashes. And I will also play all the smaller events. Probably 10-15 events plus some cash games too.

So you're here all summer?

Yes. I am here all summer. Unfortunately, I have to go home relatively soon for a funeral.

So sorry to hear that.

My grandmother passed away today. The timing of it is a little awkward but the reality is this is the only way she could watch me play poker at a final table, maybe it was meant to be. I’d like to think that is what happened.

We want to extend our sincerest condolences to Melissa and her family during this difficult time.

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