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

Ylon Schwartz Sighting


Ylon Schwartz raised to 400 under the gun and found three callers, a player in middle position and the two blinds. Action checked to Schwartz on the {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop and he continuation bet 800. It was enough to clear the field as one by one his opponents folded.

It wasn't an overly exciting hand, but it gave us the opportunity to report on Mr. Schwartz.

Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us 19,000 3,000

Taguri: Ylon Schwartz

Schneider in Danger Zone


Tom Schneider was all in preflop for 3,400 (one rebuy chip behind) and was up against the cutoff, who was all in for less, and the button.

Schneider: {A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Button: {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}
Cutoff: {A-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

All three players held quality hands, but it was the cutoff who hit the {Q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop. The {K-Clubs} turn and {5-Diamonds} river meant the cutoff tripled while Schneider took down the small side pot worth 1,450.

Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 6,450 -8,550

Taguri: Tom Schneider

Massage Time!

[user153638] • Nivel 4: 100-200, 0 ante

The massage therapists, of which there are many, work hard throughout the summer. They tend to like the bigger buy-in events, such as our tournament, because many of the pros are big-time spenders when it comes to getting a lengthy rub down.

We did a quick look around the room and noticed three pros enjoying the services of the massage therapists: John Racener, Richard Ashby, and David "Devilfish" Ulliott.


Cheong Reduced

• Nivel 3: 75-150, 0 ante

Joseph Cheong just cashed in his two add-on chips as he was down to the felt with his first bullet. Cheong got himself all in on the turn of a {5-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} board, and two other opponents continued on in side action.

At showdown, Player 1 showed {A-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {J-Spades} to get three quarters, Player 2 showed {A-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {7-Spades} for one quater, and Cheong mucked for zero quarters. He's got 10,000 chips left now.

Taguri: Joseph Cheong

Moar Chips!

Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 31,000 16,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 26,000 11,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be 24,600 9,600
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb 23,200 8,200
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 23,100 4,100
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 23,000 8,000
Alexandre Gomes br
Alexandre Gomes
br 22,000 7,000
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
gb 21,400
Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 21,000 6,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 21,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 19,200 4,200
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 19,000 6,500
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 15,600 600
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 15,100
David Sklansky us
David Sklansky
us 15,000
Lee Watkinson us
Lee Watkinson
us 14,600 -400
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
ca 14,000
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
us 14,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 13,700 -1,300
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 13,600
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 13,000 -2,000
Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
us 13,000 -2,000
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 12,000 -3,000
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us 11,000 -4,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 10,500

Raymer Crippled; Negreanu Eliminated

Marco Traniello and Daniel Negreanu
Marco Traniello and Daniel Negreanu

We happened upon the table as the dealer was pushing a massive 25,000 pot to an unknown player in Seat 9. It soon became apparent that the unfortunate victim in the hand was none other than 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Greg Raymer. We didn't see Fossilman's hand, but his opponent was showing {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs} on a board reading {3-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}. Raymer was left with just 7,000 after the hand.

Meanwhile, Daniel Negreanu was eliminated from the tournament. The dealer swiped away the board before we could piece together what happened, but we do know that Negreanu's demise came at the hands of Marco Traniello.

Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 7,000 -13,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Eliminat

Taguri: Daniel NegreanuGreg RaymerMarco Traniello

Updated Chip Counts

Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 37,000 22,000
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 26,000 1,000
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
nl 25,000
David Ulliott
David Ulliott
20,500 8,500
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 20,000 -500
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
es 19,500 4,500
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
gb 18,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 18,000 3,000
David Chiu us
David Chiu
us 18,000 3,000
Jacobo Fernandez us
Jacobo Fernandez
us 18,000 3,000
Daniel Shak
Daniel Shak
17,500 2,500
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 17,000 2,000
Matthew Vengrin
Matthew Vengrin
16,500 -7,500
Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us 16,000 1,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 15,500 500
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 15,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 14,500 -500
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 14,000 -1,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 14,000
Tim West us
Tim West
us 14,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 13,500
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 13,500
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 13,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 13,000 -2,000

Not a Bad Start for Stern

Max Stern
Max Stern

Four players paid 975 each to see a flop of {3-Spades}{7-Clubs}{J-Spades}. The player in the under-the-gun position was first to act and bet pot, which was 4,125. One player dropped, and action was on Max Stern. He eyed up the stacks of his two opponents before raising pot. The cutoff quickly folded while UTG made the call.

UTG: {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Spades}
Stern: {A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The {4-Clubs} turn gave Stern a low and assured him at least half the pot; however, in order to scoop he needed to improve his high hand on the river. Unfortunately for Stern, the {10-Diamonds} blanked and he had to settle for a chop. He didn't seem to disappointed though, probably because he is currently sitting on a stack of 28,000.

Max Stern us
Max Stern
us 28,000 13,000

Taguri: Max Stern

A Small One For Heimiller

• Nivel 3: 75-150, 0 ante
Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller

We're having a hard time finding any notable action at that Table of Doom, so we'll give you just a small one.

James Akenhead was the preflop raiser, making it 400 to go. He found calls from Bruno Fitoussi, Dan Heimiller, and David Sklansky to go four way to the flop. It came {A-Spades} {7-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}, and action checked to Heimller. From the button, he bet 1,675, drawing folds in turn from the other three. As Fitoussi folded last, he flashed the {A-Clubs} {5-Spades}, and Heimiller pulls that little pot to push back to 13,000.

Taguri: Dan HeimillerBruno FitoussiDavid SklanskyJames Akenhead