Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Selbst Uses an Add-on Chip

• Nivel 1: 25-50, 0 ante

With the board already reading {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}, Vanessa Selbst checked the action to her opponent who bet 400. Selbst then raised to 2,000 and her opponent went into the tank.

Selbst explained to her opponent that he wouldn't bust if he went all in and lost the hand since he still had two add-on chips to use. It seems as though Selbst really wanted him to call and indeed he decided to go all in. Selbst called the remainder of her chips and their hands were revealed.

Selbst: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades}

Selbst had a pair of tens along with straight and flush draws, while her opponent held a pair of nines and the nut flush draw. The {5-Spades} on the turn gave both players a flush but Selbst held the lesser of the two. After an inconsequential {7-Hearts} on the river, the pot was shipped to the other player and Selbst used the first of her two add-on chips.

As an interesting side note, seated at Selbst's table is none other than Jamie Pickering whom Selbst beat heads up in the $1500 Pot-Limit Omaha event in 2008.

Taguri: Vanessa Selbst