Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Broadway Does it For Johnson


"We got six players," the dealer just announced as he smiled and put out a {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop. We saw Andy Bloch check from the small blind, and the big blind put in 1,000. Marco Johnson was in the under the gun position and opted to raise making it 2,000 to go.

Chris George was sitting to Johnson's left and sighed as he double checked his cards and opted to fold. Neal Friets called, Brian Hastings called from the cutoff and both Bloch and his neighbor put in the extra chips.

"Now we got five players," the dealer smiled again as he put out the {K-Hearts}.

Both blinds checked to Johnson who put out 2,000 and Friets threw them into the muck. Hastings called as did Bloch and the player in the big blind giving us four way action on the river.

The river was the {J-Diamonds} and it was Johnson who put in the bet. Hastings folded and both Bloch and the big blind called giving us a three-way showdown. The big blind showed his {9-}{7-} for a straight but was dominated by Johnson who showed {A-}{Q-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Bloch and the big blind mucked giving Johsnon a sweet pot in the third level of play.

"You made me fold broadway," George sighed as the dealer pulled in the cards to get ready for another hand. Plenty of big names are still left at this table and it doesn't look to be broken anytime soon.

Andy Bloch us 58,000 31,500
Brian Hastings us 37,000 28,000
Marco Johnson us 31,000 15,000
Chris George us 26,000 -14,000

Tagit: Andy BlochBrian HastingsChris GeorgeMarco Johnson