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


Remember the broadcast of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event? Remember that hand between John Esposito and Ryan Lenaghan, where Lenaghan called an all-in bet with {3-Spades}{3-Hearts} on a {j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{j-Hearts} board? If you forget, Esposito held {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, and binked one of his many outs on the river when the {k-Clubs} spiked.

Well, Lenaghan and Esposito are seated together once again here in Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better, and when we passed Table 28 a few minutes ago, we overheard the pair discussing the aforementioned hand.

And, just like the Main Event, Lenaghan has a sizable chip advantage over Esposito.

Ryan Lenaghan us 28,000 1,500
John Esposito us 4,300 -200

Tagit: John EspositoRyan Lenaghan

Schulman and Lind III Bust in Four-Way All In

George Lind III and Nick Schulman were very short stacked, and after a series of preflop raises, they were both all in. A third player, who had less than two small bets behind, called and a fourth player, who had them all covered, called as well. The dealer needed a moment to sort everything out, which made both Schulman and Lind III laugh.

"This suspense is killing me," Schulman joked.

Finally, the dealer fanned the flop {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, and the short-stacked opponent got the rest of his chips in the middle.


Lind III{q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Short-Stacked Player{a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Fourth Player{a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

The turn and river came {j-Clubs}, {k-Diamonds} respectively, and both Lind III and Schulman hit the rail.

George Lind III Ulkona
Nick Schulman us Ulkona

Tagit: George Lind IIINick Schulman


Amnon Filippi us 28,500 -2,000
Dan Shak us 28,400 12,400
Jeff Madsen us 26,800 -5,200
David Chiu us 24,000 19,500
Thayer Rasmussen us 23,000 6,500
Men Nguyen us 22,000 4,600
John Racener us 21,000 13,000
Todd Brunson us 21,000 3,500
Nick Schulman us 20,500 8,700
Max Pescatori it 20,100 -1,900
Bertrand Grospellier fr 18,100 2,100
Allen Cunningham us 17,500 4,800
Matt Savage us 16,000 -3,500
Jason Mercier us 15,000 5,900
Chris Klodnicki us 14,000 -2,000
Chad Brown us 13,200 -2,800
Matt Graham us 13,000 6,300
Mike Matusow us 12,300 -5,500
Bill Chen us 11,200 -2,300
Leif Force us 11,200 -1,300
Mickey Appleman us 11,000 2,000
Jeffrey Lisandro au 10,500 -2,500
James Dempsey gb 9,200 -9,800
Shaun Deeb us 9,000 5,000
Mike Sexton us 5,600 -16,200

Lue koko

Cards Back in The Air

• Taso 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante

The cards are back in the air with two levels left to play this evening.



• Taso 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante

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

Dags Finds a Call

The board was {6-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} when we reached the table, and Jeffrey Lisandro tossed a bet out into about a 6,000-chip pot. John D'Agostino tanked for nearly half a minute before calling, and a third player tank-called as well.

"I have three aces," the third player announced, fanning {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

D'Agostino showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} as well, followed by a meaningless {9-Clubs} and {4-Diamonds}. Lisandro sweated his cards one last time before finally letting them go.

Jeffrey Lisandro au 13,000 8,500
John D'Agostino us 9,000 4,600

Tagit: John D'AgostinoJeffrey Lisandro

Marked Deuces

• Taso 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Play stopped at Table 40 moments ago, because a player noticed that a card was marked. It was a deuce - one of the more important cards in Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better. Players at the table then began sharing theories about a situation at another table in the Brasilia Room.

According to a player who identified himself as "Darren," Table 61, which is now broken, had to stop nine times earlier because of marked cards. To no surprise, the marked card was always a deuce. At one point, a floor person stayed at the table and examined all four cards from each player after they mucked. No one was caught to our knowledge, but the players at Table 40 are still talking about the issue.