World Series of Poker Player of the Year leader Brandon Shack-Harris joins the PokerNews Podcast to talk about his summer thus far, tell stories, discuss music, and share some very brilliant accents. There are also cameos by friend of the podcast Matt Glantz and ESPN's own Andrew Feldman.
Three players saw the river as the board came , and Michal Maryska bet 45,000 out of the small blind. Michael Shklover called, and Daniel Hood folded. Shklover showed for a low flush, but it was good enough to take down the pot.
With the board reading , Thomas Kearney got his stack of 178,000 into the middle with for kings full of eights. Tom Marchese called and showed for an inferior full house and two other cards that he held close to the vest, but didn't fully reveal. The river was no help and Kearney doubled up.
Twenty-three players have emerged from a field of 418 to contend for the crown in Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. German Marko Neumann leads them with 1,442,000, and American star Isaac Baron sits in second with 1,267,000.
Plenty of other notable names remain in the hunt for the $923,379 first-place prize, which comes with both a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the title of PLO world champion. Former Main Event runner-up David Williams (698,000), Tom Marchese (677,000), British star Sam Trickett (468,000), JC Tran (431,000), Matt Stout (425,000), Canada's Matt Marafioti (371,000), and Russia's Alex Kravcenko (247,000) make up a diverse and dangerous cast of players.
Cards are scheduled to be in the air at 2 p.m. local time, and we should see the tournament play down to a champion. The structure will begin at Level 21 (8,000/16,000), with hour levels as always, meaning most of the top contenders have very solid stacks. We know it's hard to peel your eyes away from the Main Event, but if any tournament is worthy of attention, it's definitely this one.