Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

Amundsgard Sends Shak Packing

[user153638] • Level 4
Dan Shak
Dan Shak

Pot-Limit Omaha

We saw Dan Shak packing up his things, which tends to be a sign indicative of elimination. Sure enough, a quick check at the table confirmed that he had been eliminated in the last hand of pot-limit Omaha.

As Dylan Linde explained, Sergey Rybachenko raised under the gun and Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard called from the button. Shak then potted from the big blind, Rybachenko called, and Amundsgard repotted. Shak called all in, Rybachenko made the call, and the flop came out {4-}{2-}{2-}. Rybachenko checked and then folded to a bet from Amundsgard.

Amundsgard: {a-}{a-}{10-}{2-}
Shak: {a-}{a-}{q-}{7-}

Both Shak and Amundsgard had aces preflop, but the latter was fortunate enough to flop trips. Neither the turn nor river had a bearing on the hand, and Shak became the third player to fall here in Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship.

Ola Amundsgard no
Ola Amundsgard
no 160,000 160,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us Busted

Tags: Dan ShakOla AmundsgardSergey Rybachenko

Boat For Bach in Three-Way Stud Hand

• Level 4
Cowboys Full for Bach
Cowboys Full for Bach


Bach: {x-}{x-} / {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} / {x-}
Ausmus: {x-}{x-} / {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{8-Spades} / {x-}
Song: {x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{J-Clubs} / {x-}

Kevin Song completed and David Bach raised. Jeremy Ausmus, in the next seat over, made it three bets to go. Song flatted and Bach four-bet the action. Ausmus capped it and both Song and Bach called.

On fourth street, Ausmus had first action with an ace showing. He fired a bet and Song called. Bach cut out a raise and both Ausmus and Song stuck around. On fifth, Ausmus still had first action and fired out a bet once more. Again, Song called, Bach raised, and both players called. Bach paired sevens on sixth, but Ausmus made eights, keeping him with the first action. This time, though, he checked his action and Song followed suit. Bach bet and both of his opponents called.

Seventh street saw action check around to Bach who put out one final bet. Ausmus called and Song went into the tank for about 45 seconds before also calling. Bach tabled {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{A-Clubs} for kings full of sevens, prompting both of his opponents to muck their hands.

Bach raked in the massive pot and now has roughly 230,000 in chips.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 230,000 57,000
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 114,000 -8,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 112,000 -88,000

Tags: David BachJeremy AusmusKevin Song

Bach Gets There

[user249920] • Level 4


Andy Bloch has had plenty of success in this tournament, notching second-place and third-place finishes, along with two other cashes, but he's below the starting stack in the early goings this year.

In a recent stud pot, Talal Shakerchi bet fifth street and was called by both David Bach and Bloch. It was Bloch betting sixth street, though, after pairing up.

Shakerchi: {x-}{x-}/[4cs3dah] — folded
Bach: {x-}{x-}/{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Bloch: {x-}{x-}/{5-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

Shakerchi got out of the hand, but Bach wanted to keep playing. Bloch checked the river, and Bach bet. Bloch made a frustrated motion with his hands before calling, and sure enough, he was shown {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a flush.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 173,000 -3,000
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us 128,000 -5,000

Tags: Andy BlochDavid BachTalal Shakerchi

Baranov Becomes the Second Elimination of the Day

[user153638] • Level 4
Sergeii Baranov
Sergeii Baranov

Pot-Limit Omaha

We missed the elimination of 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event runner-up Sergii Baranov, who qualified for this tournament yesterday via a satellite, but Brian Hastings was kind enough to fill us in on the details.

As he told it, Baranov was squaring off against Ismael Bojang on a {j-}{10-}{4-} flop. A raising war broke out between the two, and Baranov ended up getting his stack all in holding {j-}{10-}{9-}{5-} for top two pair. Bojang held {a-}{k-}{q-}{5-} for a wrap and a flush draw.

The turn was a blank, which was good for Baranov, but then the dealer burned and put out an {a-} on the river. Bojang rivered Broadway, and that was enough to send Baranov to the rail (he was the second elimination of the day behind Vanessa Selbst).

Ismael Bojang at
Ismael Bojang
at 210,000 88,400
Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua Busted

Tags: Sergii BaranovIsmael Bojang

Hellmuth Arrives

• Level 4

Omaha 8

Phil Hellmuth has arrived and sits in the seat once occupied by the eliminated Vanessa Selbst. We arrived at the table in time to find Hellmuth engaged in an Omaha 8 hand with John Hennigan to his direct left.

In the hand, the board read {9-Spades}{K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Hellmuth checked. Hennigan led out with a bet and the "PokerBrat" called. The {5-Spades} paired the board on the river and Hellmuth checked once more. Hennigan rapped the table back.

"King-queen," said Hellmuth.

It was no good, however, as Hennigan showed {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} for a winning two pair of kings and nines. Hennigan took down the pot and Hellmuth took a small hit to his stack to start his tournament.

John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 157,000 7,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 148,000 -2,000

Tags: John HenniganPhil Hellmuth