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

Mizzi Joins Table of Doom


Remember the "Table of Doom" we told you about that includes Dan Heimiller, Erik Seidel, David Sklansky, James Akenhead, and Bruno Fitoussi? Well add Sorel Mizzi to that list as well.

Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 15,000

Ticking Up There

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We've ticked over the 300-player mark here in this $5,000 PLO/8 event, and that's already a fine increase over last year's field size. With registration still open for well over two hours, we'd expect to see another few tables worth of players turn up by the time the registration window closes.

It's-a Me, Dario!

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We walked up to the table in time to see Dario Minieri call a bet of 1,400 on the turn of a {7-Clubs} {6-Spades} {8-Spades} {J-Hearts} board. He was heads-up to the river, and his opponent bet all in for 2,800 on the {2-Clubs}. Minieri quickly called with {4-Spades} {5-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} for the straight, and his opponent's {A-Clubs} {3-Spades} {2-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} made the nut low to drag the other half of the pot.

This serves basically as a chip count update for Minieri, who we've only recently started to see around the Amazon Room this week. He's up to 20,500 here in the early going.

Taguri: Dario Minieri

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

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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

Table of Certain Doom

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One of the late-reg tables has Dan Heimiller, Erik Seidel, David Sklansky, and James Akenhead in the first four seats and Bruno Fitoussi in the eight hole.


Laak Chops

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Phil Laak
Phil Laak

There were five players that took a cheap {J-Hearts} {4-Hearts} {7-Hearts} flop, but only Laak and one other player saw the turn. It was a bet of 350 that Laak called, and he and his opponent checked through the {2-Diamonds} turn. On the river, the {3-Spades} drew a leading bet of 875 from the Unabomber, and he was quickly called.

Laak's {7-Spades} {7-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {2-Hearts} was good enough to take the top half with a set of sevens, but his opponent's {A-Diamonds} {6-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} grabbed the low half. Still, Laak is up to 20,500 after picking up a few chips in that pot.

Taguri: Phil Laak

The Shark Chops

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We're not sure of the action, but a series of raises and reraises saw Humberto Brenes all in on a flop of {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, though he had two rebuy chips behind, against an unknown opponent.

Brenes: {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Opponent: {10-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The {5-Clubs} turn gave Brenes a full house, but also gave his opponent a qualifying low. The {3-Diamonds} river didn't change a thing, putting an end to all the excitement with a simple chop.

Taguri: Humberto Brenes