Event #57: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better

Sexton Sent Home

[user153638] • Nivel 8: 300-600, 0 ante
Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton

We're not sure how it happened, but as we were getting the last round of chip counts, Mike Sexton made his was to the exit. We looked to his former chair, and sure enough, the dealer was tossing out a seat card. Sexton has been eliminated from the tournament.

Taguri: Mike Sexton


Ramos Will Take a Chop

• Nivel 7: 250-500, 0 ante

Felipe Ramos opened to 1,150 from early position, and a player in middle position three-bet to 4,200. Ramos called after some time in the tank, and the flop brought {J-Spades} {8-Clubs} {7-Spades}. When Ramos checked, the middle-position player tried to bet all in with his full stack of about 15,000. "The bet is 9,150," the dealer announced. Ramos went ahead and raised his opponent all in, and the call came to give him a chance at the knockout.

Ramos: {A-Spades} {4-Spades} {Q-Hearts} {K-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {8-Hearts}

Ramos was drawing at both the high and the low, while his opponent's aces were in front as the cards lay. The turn and river came {5-Clubs} and {8-Spades}, and Ramos clapped his hands together in celebration, thinking he'd scooped. He'd made an ace-high flush, but it took a point from his opponent to notice the runner-runner full house he'd made to stay alive.

Ramos decided that a chop was just fine with him, and he'll take the low half to keep himself around 24,000.

Taguri: Felipe Ramos

Singer Barely Holding On


On a flop of {4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, David Singer got his short stack of 4,900 in the pot and was up against the player in the small blind.

Singer: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Small Blind: {Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

The {K-Hearts} turn gave the small blind a flush and Singer began to collect his things; however, the {A-Clubs} spiked on the river to provide Singer with a low and half the pot. Singer is still short stacked and will no doubt be making more moves sooner than later.

David Singer us
David Singer
us 6,000 800

Taguri: David Singer

Another Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

[user153638] • Nivel 7: 250-500, 0 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Ben Lamb572.65321$1,130,494
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Phil Hellmuth458.25420$527,970
Sam Stein402.63521$731,279
Joe Ebanks410.25311$1,179,031
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #53

Laak & Sands Lose a Little


Phil Laak limped under the gun and action folded all the way to the blinds, including David "Doc" Sands in the big. They both came along and it was three-handed to the {10-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{A-Hearts} flop. Action checked to Laak and he bet 525, which was called by both his opponents. All three players then checked the {J-Spades} turn, which was followed by the {6-Clubs} on the river.

The small blind led out for 2,000, which inspired both Laak and Sands to fold.

Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 64,000 -12,000
David Sands us
David Sands
us 30,000 -10,000

Taguri: Phil LaakDavid Sands

Oops Again!

• Nivel 7: 250-500, 0 ante

The floor staff just told us that they're going to forgo the color-up at the end of this level and wait until the chip bags come out to do it. So we were right! No more breaks tonight! Ha!

Cleaning Up the Chippies

Alexandre Gomes br
Alexandre Gomes
br 63,000 41,000
Matthew Vengrin
Matthew Vengrin
47,000 30,500
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 24,000 8,900
Lee Watkinson us
Lee Watkinson
us 21,000 6,400
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
ca 21,000 7,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 18,000 7,500
Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
us Eliminat
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us Eliminat
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
us Eliminat
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us Eliminat
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr Eliminat
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us Eliminat
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us Eliminat
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua Eliminat
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
ru Eliminat
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us Eliminat
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
us Eliminat
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us Eliminat
Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us Eliminat
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us Eliminat
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
us Eliminat
Issac Haxton
Issac Haxton