Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low

Updated Chip Counts; Brad Ruben Out

[user249920] • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Brandon Gerson US 190,000 15,000
Scott Abrams us 157,000 110,000
James Van Alstyne us 130,000 76,000
Chino Rheem us 130,000 91,400
Tony Merksick US 110,500 10,000
Brett Richey us 110,000 59,800
David Williams us 105,500 86,000
Amnon Filippi us 105,000 30,800
John D'Agostino us 90,000 -14,000
Marvin Rosen us 70,000 -23,800
David Jacobs 44,000 43,999
Julie Schneider 34,500 -6,000
Mike Leah ca 30,000 -98,000
Brad Ruben Busted

Burr Bests O'Shea

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John O'Shea raised from early position and was called by both blinds, seeing a {9-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop. Everyone checked, and a {7-Hearts} hit. Melissa Burr bet out from the small blind, the big blind mucked, and O'She raised. Burr called before betting the {2-Hearts} river. O'Shea called, mucking at the sight of Burr's {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, good for eights and the nut low.

Melissa Burr us 143,000 85,500
John O'Shea IE 66,000 -35,800

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Blinded Down and Out

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A player who was blinded down to a single T500 chip waited in vain for someone to bust until he went all in under-the-gun just after the level changed. He found himself heads-up against the big blind, Brendan Taylor.

Taylor: {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

The flop of {k-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} gave Taylor two pair, while a {7-Clubs} gave him a straight. The {8-Hearts} river was a brick, and hand-for-hand play ended at last.

Also, the tournament staff restarted the level to make up for time lost during hand-for-hand play.

Brendan Taylor us 279,000 -4,000

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Linde "Has Balls"

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Dylan Linde got it all-in preflop and was called by the big blind. After the other tables wrapped up, the two tabled.

Linde: {a-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Big blind: {a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

The dealer spread a beautiful flop for Linde - {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} - giving him nines with no possibility of a low. The {4-Clubs} and {q-Clubs} completed the board.

"You got balls, kid," one of the players at the table said.

Dylan Linde us 11,000 5,000

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Linde Latest Shorty to Avoid Guillotine

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Action folded to Dylan Linde, who moved all in for his last 4,000 on the button. The blinds called him, and they checked down the {6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{10-Clubs} board. Linde showed {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{3-} - hopeful for a scoop - but only the low was favorable considering the small blind had {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for a straight.

Dylan Linde us 6,000 -22,200

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One Down, One to Go

[user249920] • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

With the elimination of a player at Table 347, the tournament is now on the money bubble.