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

No Money For Burr


We are approaching the money and someone who's not gonna be a part of the lucky 27 is Melissa Burr. She had been short for quite some time now and just lost her final all in against Brian Hastings.

Burr showed {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and was pre flop all in against {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. The board ran out {A-}{Q-}{J-}{10-}{K-} giving Hastings broadway and the knock out.

We are down to just 34 players and 6 spots off the money.

Brian Hastings us 258,000 -2,000
Melissa Burr us Ulkona

Tagit: Brian HastingsMelissa Burr

Hastings Climbs On Top


Brian Hastings just chipped up a bit at the expense of none other than Phil Ivey. We caught the action on the {A-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{K-Spades} flop and Hastings bet 4,000, Ivey called.

The turn was the {8-Clubs} and Ivey called a 8,000 chip bet. On the river we saw the {10-Spades} pop up and Ivey called another 8,000.

Hastings showed {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{9-Spades} for two pair and Ivey said, "That's a good one," before mucking his cards. Hastings climbs to the top of the leader board while Ivey drops down to around 10 big bets.

Brian Hastings us 245,000 87,000
Phil Ivey us 82,500 -22,500

Tagit: Brian HastingsPhil Ivey

Butler and Crain Bust, Hastings and Davis Chop Their Money


Things just got a little crazy over at Table 451. The action started off with a raise to 8,000 from Eric Crain and Brian Hastings, who was to his direct left, three bet to 12,000. Ashly Butler was next in line and he called all in for his final 11,000 chips.

Raymond Davis was on the button and call after which it got folded to Crain who moved all in for 13,000 total. Hastings and Davis called.

The flop came down {8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Hastings immediately threw in 4,000 which got called by Davis. The turn was the {9-Hearts} and the same process got repeated. The only difference was that this time Davis had to call 8,000.

On the river the {7-Clubs} showed up and Davis called another 8,000 chip bet giving us a four way showdown with two all in players.

Ashly Butler{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Eric Crain{A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Brian Hastings{A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Raymond Davis{A-Spades}{2-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

Davis had the low locked up with his ace-deuce while Hastings took down the high with a rivered straight to the seven. Butler ended up with the ironical four pair while Crain had the second nut low. No luck for both all ins and we are down to 40 players.

Brian Hastings us 158,000 8,000
Raymond Davis us 135,000 30,000
Ashly Butler us Ulkona
Eric Crain us Ulkona

Tagit: Ashly ButlerEric CrainBrian HastingsRaymond Davis

Doft Gets Three Quarters


Brendan Taylor raised from middle position and the player in hijack seat called. Elie Doft three-bet from the cutoff, getting folds around back to Taylor. Both Taylor and the hijack called to see a {K-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop.

Two checks led to a Doft bet, chasing away neither opponent. The {2-Spades} turn saw the same action, landing the {5-Spades} river. Taylor checked, the player in the hijack bet, and Doft raised. Taylor ducked out of the way, while the hijack seat called.

Doft tabled {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for the nut flush with a wheel, while the player in the hijack showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs} for a wheel as well. Doft took three quarters of the pot and is inching closer to 200,000.

Elie Doft 190,000 60,000
Brendan Taylor us 135,000 -15,000

Tagit: Brendan TaylorElie Doft



[user139916] • Taso 16: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

The players are on their final 20-minute break of the day.

Bellande Gets There Against Crain


We picked up the action on the turn of an {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} board where Eric Crain called a bet from Jean-Robert Bellande. The {J-Clubs} hit the river and Crain called another bet from Bellande.

"Think I got there with the river," said Bellande.

"Jacks?" asked Crain.

Bellande indeed did table {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{5-Spades} for a full house with an 8-5 low to scoop the pot.

Jean-Robert Bellande us 65,000 29,000
Eric Crain us 15,000 -20,000

Tagit: Eric CrainJean-Robert Bellande

Table 451 Bursts Out in Laughter

[user20283] • Taso 16: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

"Hey Phil," Jean-Robert Bellande just said as he started a story he could hardly tell because of how hard he was already laughing.

"So I just put on Twitter that I'm really short in the Omaha eight-or-better tournament and that I'm sitting next to the best player in the world and this guy replies to me," Bellande added to his story while still having a hard time controlling his laughter.

Ivey was waiting for what was to come and Bellande said, "So he says, 'Tell Frankenberger I said hello,'" and the whole table bursted out in laughter.

Even Ivey, who was recently beaten heads up by Andy Frankenberger was laughing. The atmosphere is this tournament is great since nobody seems to feel any pressure from the money bubble yet. We are still 20 more spots away from cashing, something we probably won't get done today.

Tagit: Andy FrankenbergerJean-Robert BellandePhil Ivey