Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Watson On The Rail

[user38873] • Level 12: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Mike Watson was up to more than 40,000 after his previous triple-up, but then had to give up a pot on the flop to lose some of that accrued profit. We just walked past his Table 445 and his seat was empty. Upon asking Taylor Paur, he confirmed that Watson had been eliminated and Fabrice Soulier did so as well.

It was Andrey Kirillov, who got the chips with {A-}{A-}{x-}{x-} after Watson got it in preflop with {A-}{K-}{K-}{3-}. There was no help on a dry board and the MTT grinder was sent to the rail.

Andrey Kirillov 110,000 79,500
Mike Watson ca Busted

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Ebanks Felted by Humphrey

[user38873] • Level 12: 800-1,600, 0 ante

We happened to walk by the table of Joe Ebanks and saw him all in after the {6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Spades} flop. Matthew Humphrey looked him up with {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and had flopped a straight with a flush draw. Ebanks was live with the {J-Spades}{K-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for the higher flush draw and a gutshot to a better straight.

It wasn't meant to be for Ebanks, however, with the {10-Hearts} turn and the {2-Hearts} river bricking for him and sending Ebanks to the rail.

Matthew Humphrey US 63,000 24,200
Joe Ebanks us Busted

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Bryan Micon Eliminated by Case King

• Level 12: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Bryan Micon opened for a pot-sized raise and Julio Marines reraised enough to put Micon all in. It was folded back to Micon and he made the call, saying "this is the top of my range" as he turned over {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} which was ahead of Marines's {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}.

The case king would come on the {K-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop and Micon would never catch up on the {5-Hearts} turn and {4-Hearts} river. The disappointed Micon slapped the table lightly in frustration and was off to collect his winnings.

Julio Marines us 45,000 -39,000
Bryan Micon us Busted

Davies Stuns Staes

[user38873] • Level 12: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Aliosha Staes
Aliosha Staes

Aliosha Staes — sporting the Belgian flag and also a wig with the very same colors as well — has just been crippled though after a four-way limped pot to the {4-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop.

He got it in against Scott Davies and the latter was at risk for his last 27,000, showing {3-Hearts}{K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for two pair and the flush draw. Meanwhile Staes had a better flush draw with {K-Hearts}{x-Hearts}{x-}{x-}.

Staes improved to the king-high flush after the {2-Hearts} turn, but the {9-Diamonds} river saw Davies complete a full house to win the hand.

Scott Davies us 60,000 31,400
Aliosha Staes be 9,000 -39,600

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Powidzer Triples in Huge Three-Way Pot

[user38873] • Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

There was a raise to 2,400 from the cutoff by Devon Shalmi, the button made it 9,000, and Galen Hall repotted it to 30,600 out of the small blind. George Powidzer called all in for 16,600 in the big blind and Shalmi folded. The player on the button made the call and they saw the {J-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop. Hall said to the dealer "I want to wager all this," pointing with his finger to the stack in front of him.

The player on the button committed the further 15,700 as well and they turned over the cards.

Powidzer: {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Hall: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Button: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

Both the {5-Spades} turn and the {5-Hearts} river changed nothing for the outcome of the hand and the Brazilian Powidzer tripled up, which was noted by the five Brazilian bloggers around him. Meanwhile Hall got out of the hand with some profit and the player on the button has been crippled.

Galen Hall us 60,000 7,000
George Powidzer 52,000 39,900

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Chip Counts

• Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Michael Wang us 133,000 19,100
Thomas Pronold 120,000 35,700
Noomis Jones us 96,000 13,700
Erick Lindgren us 90,000 -10,000
Norman Silverman 85,000 -1,800
Julio Marines us 84,000 -24,500
Jonathan Poche us 83,500 5,800
Raj Vohra us 83,500 -1,500
AP Phahurat us 70,000 16,400
Melad Marji us 67,000 -6,600
Andrey Pateychuk ru 65,000 24,200
Morgan Popham us 65,000 -6,100
Adam Bilzerian 55,000 -2,800
Martins Adeniya gb 55,000 -8,900
Galen Hall us 53,000 7,500
Stephanie Chung us 45,000 -2,000
Joe Ebanks us 43,000 17,600
David Paredes us 35,000 34,999
Layne Flack us 35,000 -2,500
Joseph Stiers (Joe Stiers) 35,000 -9,200
Kevin Saul us 25,000 300
Will Durkee us 22,000 22,000
Vinny Pahuja us 17,500 17,500
Daniel Buzgon us 15,000 2,100
Bryan Micon us 11,500 -300

Triple-Up For Watson

[user38873] • Level 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Taylor Paur raised to 2,500 and Mike Watson moved all in for 5,100. Two seats over, Adam Bilzerian asked for a count and then called. The blinds including Fabrice Soulier folded and Paur called as well. On the {2-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop, Paur check-folded after Bilzerian bet 8,000 and the two remaining players turned over their cards.

Bilzerian: {J-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Watson: {5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Bilzerian had taken the lead with two pair and improved to a straight with the {8-Hearts} turn, but the {2-Hearts} river gave Watson the king-high flush and a triple-up.

Fabrice Soulier fr 132,000 2,700
Taylor Paur us 105,000 20,000
Mike Watson ca 17,000 6,900

Tags: Adam BilzerianFabrice SoulierMike WatsonTaylor Paur