Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Billirakis Takes a Surprise Pot

[user249920] • Level 12: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Steve Billirakis is among the leaders after dragging a large pot with a pair of eights.

We found Steve Billirakis in late position, calling a bet of 15,600 from an opponent who fired pot on fourth street with the board reading {5-Clubs}{8-Spades}{q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. The river brought a likely-brick: {k-Spades}. The first player, who only had about 13,000 left, thought briefly before checking. Billirakis examined his opponent's stack before making what appeared to be a resigned check back.

The first player flipped {j-}{10-}{9-}{8-} for a pair eights and a missed wrap. Billirakis looked at his opponent's hand for a second, then picked out the {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} from his own hand for a pair of eights with a better kicker before throwing down the {10-Spades}{9-Clubs} for his own missed draw.

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