Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low

Deck Shoves on Depa

[user249920] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Jonathan Depa made it 40,000 under the gun, and he found one caller in Woody Deck in the big blind. Depa's 20,000 continuation-bet on the {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop was called. Depa fired a second bullet of 95,000 on the {q-Diamonds} turn, only to see Deck pot it. Depa tanked for five minutes before folding.

Woody Deck US 840,000 140,000
Jonathan Depa us 168,000 -132,000

Tags: Jonathan DepaWoody Deck

Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Day 2 completed

Depa Leads Final 20

[user249920] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Jonathan Depa has the top stack after two days.
Jonathan Depa has the top stack after two days.

Twenty players survived the first full day of play here in Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low, and Jonathan Depa heads the chip counts with 442,000. The runners only played eight levels due to the massive Monster Stack field on Day 1, and 152 players returned for Day 2.

Depa is a relatively unknown Chicago native whose only six-figure score is for $127,669 in last October's Asia Championship of Poker in Macau. The top two payouts in this tournament would represent a career best for him.

Others bagging stacks included Fabrice Soulier (347,000), Florian Langmann (265,000), Ted Lawson (199,000), Lee Markholt (136,000), Eoghan O'Dea (96,000), and Paul Volpe (50,000). Toting the shortest stack into Day 3, Volpe will certainly have his work cut out for him.

Notables Tony Cousineau, George Danzer, Bart Hanson, Dylan Linde, Tom Koral, Day 2 chip leader Brett Shaffer, Brett Richey, and Andy Bloch all busted today but walked away with financial reward for their efforts, as they placed in the top 54. Melissa Burr, Tom Schneider, David "ODB" Baker, Rep Porter, Daniel Idema, Robert Mizrachi, David Bach, Dan Kelly, and Amnon Filippi fell short of the money.

The tournament will resume at 2 p.m. local time tomorrow, so be sure to tune back in to PokerNews for the relevant live updates and possible crowning of a champion.

Tags: Amnon FilippiAndy BlochBart HansonBrett RicheyBrett ShafferEoghan O'DeaDylan LindeDavid BachDavid "ODB" BakerDaniel IdemaDan KellyFabrice SoulierFlorian LangmannGeorge DanzerJonathan DepaLee MarkholtTed LawsonRobert MizrachiRep PorterPaul VolpeMelissa BurrTom KoralTom SchneiderTony Cousineau

Chip Counts

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Jonathan Depa us 442,000 12,000
Shiva Dudani us 405,000 15,000
Gary Bolden us 382,000 -23,000
Fabrice Soulier fr 347,000 7,000
Woody Deck US 322,000
Zach Freeman us 272,000 -13,000
Florian Langmann de 265,000 -5,000
Joe Lu ca 222,000 -48,000
TJ Eisenman US 205,000 120,000
Ted Lawson us 199,000 -36,000
Toby Hausen DE 182,000 12,000
Brad Ruben 173,000 -7,000
Dylan Wilkerson us 162,000 2,000
Lee Markholt us 136,000 -9,000
Doug Baughman us 115,000 25,000
Antony Lellouche fr 114,000 19,000
Eoghan O'Dea ie 96,000 36,000
Alex Miningham US 93,000 -7,000
Richard Armstrong US 84,000 -41,000
Paul Volpe us 50,000 -45,000

Ippolito Busts in Vicious Fashion

[user249920] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Peter Ippolito opened for pot in the cutoff, and Shiva Dudani repotted out of the big blind. Ippolito jammed and was called.

Ippolito: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Dudani: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

"You have better diamonds, I like your hand," Ippolito said.

The flop came {k-Clubs}{4-Spades}{q-Spades}, and a {9-Diamonds} turn meant no flushes would be hit. The dealer peeled the {4-Hearts} on the river though, giving Dudani trips on his one unique card and bringing some gasps from the table.

Shiva Dudani us 258,000 128,000
Peter Ippolito us Busted

Tags: Shiva DudaniPeter Ippolito

Kiyokazu Nishikawa Eliminated by Gary Bolden

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Zach Freeman raised to 14,000 in the hijack, Lee Markholt called in the cutoff, Fabrice Soulier called on the button and Gary Bolden called in the small blind, Kiyokazu Nishikawa three-bet shoved from the big blind for 74,500 and only Markholt and Bolden.

(Bolden, though, confirmed what Markholt had behind (145,000) before he called).

The flop fell {J-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Spades} and Bolden shoved, resulting in a fold from Markholt.

Bolden: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Nishikawa: {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The {7-Hearts} turn and {3-Spades} river locked up the pot for Bolden with jacks and tens for the high and the nut low.

Gary Bolden us 405,000 127,000
Lee Markholt us 145,000 -70,000
Kiyokazu Nishikawa JP Busted

Tags: Gary BoldenLee MarkholtKiyokazu Nishikawa

Soulier Ousts Crouch

[user249920] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Fabrice Soulier raised to 17,000 in the hijack, and Cody Crouch put his last 26,000 in from the cutoff. Gary Bolden cold-called on the button, and Soulier called. The two active players checked the {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop, and Soulier bet 33,000 on the {5-Hearts} turn. Bolden folded after some thought, and Soulier turned over {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{7-Clubs} for trips. Crouch had been outflopped with {a-}{a-}{10-}{3-}, but he could survive if a low card hit. The river brought the {k-Clubs} for kings full for Soulier, though.

Fabrice Soulier fr 388,000 28,000
Cody Crouch us Busted

Tags: Fabrice SoulierGary BoldenCody Crouch

Brett Richey Eliminated by Gary Bolden

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Brett Richey - Eliminated
Brett Richey - Eliminated

In a multi-way pot with the flop reading {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, Brett Richey bet 25,000. After a few folds, Gary Bolden called to see the {K-Clubs} turn. Richey shoved for about 56,000 and Bolden called.

Richey: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Bolden: {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Bolden turned Broadway but still needed to dodge Richey's flush and full house outs. The river was the {5-Diamonds}, no help to Richey, giving Bolden the pot.

Gary Bolden us 278,000 88,000
Brett Richey us Busted

Tags: Brett RicheyGary Bolden

Final 27 Redraw

[user249920] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Table 428

SeatPlayer
1Andy Bloch
2Peter Ippolito
3Antony Lellouche
4Eoghan O'Dea
5Shiva Dudani
6Jonathan Depa
7Alex Miningham
8Iddo Feinberg
9Florian Langmann

Table 429

SeatPlayer
1Toby Hausen
2TJ Eisenman
3Doug Baughman
4Bradley Ruben
5Richard Armstrong
6Joe Lu
7Brandon Del Nano
8Dylan Wilkerson
9Ted Lawson

Table 430

SeatPlayer
1Brett Richey
2Paul Volpe
3Zach Freeman
4Lee Markholt
5Fabrice Soulier
6Cody Crouch
7Gary Bolden
8Kiyokazu Nishikawa
9Woody Deck