Event #51: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better

A Chop and a Crease

Shamus • Nivel 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Patrick Buckley limped from under the gun, and it folded back to Antony Lellouche who called from the small blind. Alexander Kostritsyn checked in the big blind, and the flop came {5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. All three checked. The turn was the {7-Spades} and Lellouche bet 1,200. Kostritsyn called and Buckley folded.

The river was the {4-Spades}. Lellouche bet 2,000 this time, Kostritsyn raised, and Lellouche called. Lellouche showed {A-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} for the nut low and a wheel, while Kostritsyn showed {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} for a full house to take the high.

As the pot was chopped, an examination of the {2-Spades} revealed it to be creased -- a problem that has come up more than once this Series -- and the deck was removed. Kostritsyn has 32,000 now and Lellouche 41,000.

Taguri: Alexander KostritsynAntony Lellouche