2011 World Series of Poker

Event #11: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
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2011 World Series of Poker

Rezultate finale
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Event Info
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130,000 / 250,000

Event #11: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship

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Guillaume Rivet - Le chip daddy
Guillaume Rivet - Le chip daddy

Welcome back for Day 3 of the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Today is the final day of this event. At least that's what the schedule tells us. In reality, though, the chances of us playing down to a winner within the allotted twelve hours is quite slim. In this event last year, 23 players returned for Day 3, and it was well after sunrise before Sammy Farha slipped the bracelet on his wrist. We have a ten-level cap on the day, so we'll likely still have a partial table full of players when the clock runs out.

Guillaume Rivet has a pile of chips in his bag, working his stack up to 809,000 by the end of Day 2. His nearest challenger is Alessio Isaia, and he'll be a favorite to make his second final table of the 2011 WSOP today. Mike Sexton bubbled the final table of this event last year with a 10th-place finish, and he'll be looking to carry his 321,000 chips a little farther than that this time around.

Joining those fellas are the likes of Richard "Chufty" Ashby, Steve Billirakis, Josh Arieh, Eric Buchman, and our two favorite Deebs, Shaun and Freddy.

Things are set to get rolling in about 25 minutes, and we've got a ringside seat for the action. We'll reduce this field as far as we can before we run out of levels on what will no doubt be an action-packed day. Stay tuned!

Taguri: Guillaume Rivet

Table Draw

Table 280

Seat 1Michael Chow449,000
Seat 2Mikail Tulchinskiy121,000
Seat 3Guillaume Rivet809,000
Seat 4Jason Steinberg403,000
Seat 5Empty 
Seat 6Jim Grove94,000
Seat 7Empty 
Seat 8Perry Green220,000
Seat 9Mack Lee410,000

Table 286

Seat 1Mike Sexton321,000
Seat 2Steve Billirakis232,000
Seat 3Mikael Thuritz372,000
Seat 4Josh Arieh113,000
Seat 5Brendan Taylor319,000
Seat 6Empty 
Seat 7Shaun Deeb146,000
Seat 8Todd Barlow115,000
Seat 9Erich Buchman76,000

Table 292

Seat 1Alessio Isaia535,000
Seat 2Empty 
Seat 3Kirill Gerasimov306,000
Seat 4Freddy Deeb127,000
Seat 5Empty 
Seat 6George Lind III168,000
Seat 7Fabrizio Gonzalez147,000
Seat 8Richard Ashby400,000
Seat 9Viacheslav Zhukov206,000

Nivel: 19

Blinduri: 6,000/12,000

Ante: 0

Oh to Be Young...

Nivel 19 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante

The players on Table 286 is engaging in some interesting conversation about the new generation of poker players.

"I feel so old," Steve Billirakis announced. "I don't know how they do it."

"They play eight hours, go over hand histories for four hours, and then chat with three other great players for another four hours," Josh Arieh added. "It's like they work 16-hour days."

"I hate stats though," Mikael Thuritz piped up.

"Me too," Arieh responded. "HUD's will be banned when poker is legalized too."

The table continued to discuss head up displays (HUDs) and there affect on the game as a whole. The majority of them agreed that they are bad for the game, and should be barred if online poker is ever legalized in the United States.

Taguri: Mikael ThuritzJosh AriehSteve Billirakis

Lind Bites Isaia

Nivel 19 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante

George Lind raised preflop, and Alessio Isaia defended his big blind to go heads up.

The flop came {K-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {10-Spades}, and Isaia check-raised Lind's continuation bet. Two bets went in apiece, and the {K-Hearts} turn drew another bet from Isaia. Lind called, and Isaia bet the {A-Hearts} river as well. Lind raised now, and Isaia quickly mucked.

Isaia is down to 455,000 after dropping that pot, while Lind climbs to 265,000.

Taguri: George LindAlessio Isaia

Billirakis Building

Nivel 19 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante

We've seen Steve Billirakis drag a few big pots early, and it's moved his stack up into the high 300,000s.

The last pot we watched saw Billirakis raising from the small blind and Mikael Thuritz defending his big. Billirakis bet the {10-Clubs} {5-Spades} {8-Spades} flop, and Thuritz raised. Billirakis reraised right back, and Thuritz called to see the {K-Hearts} turn. Billirakis check-called a bet now, and he led back out with a big bet of his own following the {4-Spades} river. Thuritz called the last shell, and he'd only get a quarter of this pot.

Billirakis: {A-Spades} {2-Spades} {6-Clubs} {7-Hearts} (nut flush, nut low)
Thuritz: {A-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} (nut low)

Mr. Billirakis is up to about 365,000 now, doing good work over there on the middle table.

Taguri: Steve BillirakisMikael Thuritz

Jim Grove Eliminated in 22nd Place ($16,329)

Nivel 19 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante

Guillaume Rivet opened with a raise, and Jim Grove three-bet for most of his chips a couple seats over. Rivet called.

The flop came {2-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}, and Grove raised his last 15,800 chips into the pot with Rivet looking him up.

Rivet: {A-Spades} {Q-Spades} {4-Spades} {8-Spades}
Grove: {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} {6-Spades}

Grove's overpair was ahead, but the turn {Q-Diamonds} was a disaster. He needed help in a hurry, but the river {J-Clubs} was a blank, ending his day in 22nd place. That's good for more than $16,000, and the first paycheck of Day 3.

Taguri: Guillaume RivetJim Grove

Gonzalez Wheels Miraculous Double

Action folded to Fabrizio Gonzalez in the small blind who put in a raise. Richard Ashby called out of the big, and the board came {9-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{a-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The turn brought the {3-Hearts}, Gonzalez checked, Ashby bet, and Gonzalez tank-called all in. The hands were opened.

Ashby: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Gonzalez: {10-Spades}{4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Ashby had a vicegrip on the high, but any low card would give Gonzalez half of the pot and he would scoop with a deuce. Miraculously, the {2-Diamonds} spiked on the river to give him the wheel and the entire pot! Gonzalez's rail jumped with excitement, while Ashby was left muttering under his breath.

Jucător Fise Progres
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
280,000 -120,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
105,000 -42,000

Taguri: Fabrizio GonzalezRichard Ashby

Eric Buchman Eliminated in 21st Place ($16,329)

Eric Buchman - 21st Place
Eric Buchman - 21st Place

Eric Buchman got the remainder of his stack in the middle against Mikael Thuritz with the board reading {5-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

Buchman: {2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Thuritz: {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Buchman hated seeing Thuritz's hand, and was in desperate need of some help. He found none from the {7-Clubs} on the turn or the {k-Hearts} on the river however, and was eliminated in 21st place.

Jucător Fise Progres
Mikael Thuritz se
Mikael Thuritz
410,000 38,000
Eric Buchman us
Eric Buchman
WSOP 2X Winner

Taguri: Eric BuchmanMikael Thuritz