Event 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

"I Would Have Had Three-Quarters"

Warren Oberman on Day 1.

Warren Oberman opened for 3,000 under the gun and was called by Nicholas Verkaik in the cutoff. James Hong was on the button and potted to 13,800, which both Oberman and Verkaik called.

When the flop came down {K-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, it went check-check to Hong, who moved all in for his last 7,900. Oberman made the call and then Verkaik check-raised the pot. Oberman had around 32,000 behind and opted to preserve it, showing {A-}{2-}{4-}{5-} to half the table before sending his cards to the muck.

The {6-Spades} turn and {Q-Spades} were run out on the turn and river respectively, meaning had he stayed in Oberman would have made a straight with the nut low. As it turned out, Verkaik took the low with {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} while Hong's {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{9-Hearts} got the high.

"I would have had three-quarters," Oberman said a bit shellshocked. Likewise, a few of his tablemates seemed surprised he laid down his hand.

Warren Oberman 32,000 -19,500

Tagit: Warren ObermanNicholas VerkaikJames Hong