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

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[user20283] • Taso 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

There isn't a break but play has been suspended shortly in order to race off the grey 100 chips. There are still three more levels of play left in the day.

Scotty Has Nowhere To Go


"You have somewhere to go baby, because I have nowhere to go," Scotty Nguyen just said to his opponent who put in three bets pre flop with just 3,000 chips left behind.

The flop brought out {Q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{10-Spades} and Nguyen called his opponents all in.

"I don't have anything baby," Nguyen said as he tabled {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. His opponent showed {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and had a very similar hand.

The turn was the {J-Diamonds} pairing both players, but giving Nguyen his second pair. The river was the {6-Spades} and Nguyen said goodbye to his opponent.

"I have have nowhere to go baby," he added once more as the dealer scooped up the cards and Nguyen stacked his chips. Nguyen is here for the long run and his stacks is just above the average.

Scotty Nguyen us 73,000 18,000

Tagit: Scotty Nguyen

Shorr Chipping Up


A short-stacked Dave Rogers was all in and at risk with {7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} against the {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts} of Shannon Shorr.

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts} as neither player paired but Shorr's ace-queen high with the nut low scooped the pot.

Shannon Shorr us 140,000 25,000
Dave Rogers Ulkona

Tagit: Dave RogersShannon Shorr

Still 63 players remaining

[user20283] • Taso 15: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

The average stack is 60,952 or 12 big bets. They money will be reached when we get down to 27 and all remaining will get at least $10,348. When the money is reached the average stack will be 142,222 chips.

Boonie Stays Alive


Michael "Boonie" Kleist wasn't in good shape when we came back from dinner, but he just won a pot for his tournament life against well known mixed game specialist Michael Chow.

We caught the action on the turn with the board showing {Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and Kleist bet 5,000 after which Chow made sure he still had chips behind. There was already another short stack all in and after Chow called we saw the {8-Clubs} on the river.

Kleist got his last chips in and Chow called after which we got to see their cards. Kleist showed {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the nut low and a full house while Chow tabled {A-}{K-}{Q-}{5-}. He had trips with an ace kicker and also a good low, but Kleist had him on both occasions.

The all in player mucked and left the tournament while Kleist is back up to 50,000 chips. Chow is in serious trouble now as he has just a couple of big bets left.

Michael "Boonie" Kleist 50,000 25,000
Michael Chow us 10,000 -15,000

Tagit: Michael ChowMichael "Boonie" Kleist

Brenes Busto


We caught the very end of the hand, but the last of Humberto Brenes' chips are in the posession of Mike Wattel.

The board read {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Wattel tabled {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} for the nut flush with a 6-5 low. Brenes couldn't beat it, ending his tournament.

Michael Wattel 70,000 24,000
Humberto Brenes cr Ulkona

Tagit: Humberto BrenesMike Wattel

Fricke Doesn't Get There


We caught Jimmy Fricke getting his chips into the middle of a {7-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board.

Once he was all in, Fricke said, "I have a such a big hand, but you're probably ahead."

Fricke tabled {A-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for two flush draws, the nut low draw and top pair. His opponent tabled {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{X-}{X-} for the same top pair and managed a chop when the {5-Hearts} river didn't improve any of Fricke's draws or make a low.

Jimmy Fricke us 21,000

Tagit: Jimmy Fricke

Juanda Runs it Up


We caught a small pot between John Juanda en Jean-Robert Bellande and noticed that both were still in very good shape. James Dempsey was also in the mix and he folded which left him behind with just a couple of big bets.

The board read {Q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} when we showed up and saw that Bellande bet 5,000 and after Dempsey had folded Juanda put in the call. The river was the {A-Diamonds} and Juanda lead out for 5,000. Bellande called and Juanda scooped with {A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}.

Bellande seemed a bit flustered, but he has nothing to worry about just yet with a stack around 60,000 chips.

John Juanda id 77,000 55,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 60,000 -24,000
James Dempsey gb 20,000 -1,000

Tagit: Jean-Robert BellandeJohn JuandaJames Dempsey

Good Post-Dinner Start For Doft


Action folded to Elie Doft in middle position and he put in a raise. Robert Ferdinand (AKA Bobby the Bus) re-raised in the cutoff, action folded back to Doft who called, and a {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} flop hit the board.

Doft led out, Ferdinand called, and the {6-Hearts} hit the turn. Doft fired again, just about covering Ferdinand's remaining stack. After about 30 seconds, Ferdinand opted to fold and save his last big bet.

Elie Doft 143,000 14,000
Robert Ferdinand us 5,000 -25,000

Tagit: Elie DoftRobert Ferdinand