Event #57: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
Zilele:
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Nick Schulman Eliminated in 7th Place ($56,729)

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Nick Schulman (7th Place- $56,729)
Nick Schulman (7th Place- $56,729)

David Bach raised to 75,000 in middle position and was called by Phil Laak in the cutoff. When action reached Nick Schulman in the big blind, he announced a raise and made it 245,000 more to go. Bach instantly repotted, Laak folded, and Schulman called off for a total of 600,000.

Bach: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Schulman: {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Schulman was behind and had quite the hill to climb. The {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{8-Hearts} gave Schulman a pair of fives, leaving him in need of some help. The {8-Spades} turn was not what he was looking for, and neither was the {6-Diamonds} river. Bach held the nut low with aces and eights, enough to scoop the pot and send Schulman bolting for the exit in seventh place.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 1,900,000 600,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us Eliminat

Taguri: Nick SchulmanDavid BachPhil Laak

Nivel:
25
Blinduri:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
0

Here We Go Again on a Break

[user153638] • Nivel 24: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Players are now on another 20-minute break, which means we are too!

Yockey Gets it in Good

• Nivel 24: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Nick Schulman raised to 60,000 under the gun, and Bryce Yockey potted it to 192,000 all the way around in the big blind. Schulman took a good long pause before reraising, and Yockey called all in for his last 244,000.

Showdown
Schulman: {a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Yockey: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Yockey flopped the joint as the dealer spread out {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades} {8-Clubs}, and Schulman needed some runner-runner help. The turn {2-Spades} was a good start, and the river {A-Clubs} improved both players' hands. Yockey made aces full, but Schulman ran down a low, and both will have to settle for a profit of just half the small blind, 6,000 chips apiece.

Taguri: Bryce YockeyNick Schulman

Laak vs. Reader

[user153638] • Nivel 24: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Trevor Reader raised to 63,000 from the cutoff and Phil Laak defended from the big blind. Both players checked the {4-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} flop, leading to the {6-Diamonds} turn. Laak opted to lead out for 116,000, which inspired a quick fold from Reader.

Taguri: Trevor ReaderPhil Laak

A Little for Schulman

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Nick Schulman raised to 60,000 from early position and was called by Phil Laak in the small blind. Both players proceeded to check the {7-Spades}{J-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop, as well as the {A-Spades} turn. When the {5-Clubs} appeared on the river, Laak ended up check-folding to Schulman's 100,000 bet.

Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 1,060,000 -60,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 600,000 60,000

Taguri: Phil LaakNick Schulman

Three Quarters in the Couch Cushions

• Nivel 24: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

First in from the cutoff, Bryce Yockey opened to 48,000, and Nick Schulman called in position next door. In the small blind, Trevor Reader announced, "Pot," but he was a bit short. He only had 157,000 chips left, so it was an all-in shove. Yockey called after just a few moments, and Schulman didn't consider for long before sliding the call into the pot as well.

The two live players would check it all the way down on a {A-Spades} {6-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} board, and the cards were on their backs.

Showdown
Yockey: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Schulman: {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{J-Clubs} (95% sure, but they were quickly mucked)
Pearson: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Pearson had the only low to take that half of the pot, and he and Yockeys ace-queen chopped up the high half. Pearson gets three quarters to move up to 371,000, Yockey gets one quarter, and Schulman gets zero quarters.

Taguri: Travis PearsonBryce YockeyNick Schulman

Binger Applies the Pressure

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Action folded to Peter Charalambous in the cutoff and he raised to 60,000. The button and small blind got out of the way, but Nick Binger pushed back to the tune of 192,000 from the big. Action was back on Charalambous and he tanked, no doubt well aware of the fact that a call constituted the vast majority of his chips.

After about a minute of contemplation, Charalambous tossed his hand to the muck.

Nick Binger us
Nick Binger
us 1,480,000 60,000
Peter Charalambous gb
Peter Charalambous
gb 175,000 -60,000

Taguri: Peter CharalambousNick Binger

Updated Chip Counts

Nick Schulman - just an average guy
Nick Schulman - just an average guy

With Laak slipping a bit, Nick Binger has worked his stack to the top of the pack. It's a case of the Haves vs. the Have-Nots, and Nick Schulman is the only player really hovering near the chip average of ~750,000.

Nick Binger us
Nick Binger
us 1,420,000 484,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 1,155,000
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 1,120,000 -430,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 690,000 120,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 355,000 27,000
Peter Charalambous gb
Peter Charalambous
gb 235,000 -95,000
Trevor Reader
Trevor Reader
220,000 -89,000