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Buy-In: $1,820 + $180
Prize Pool: $1,022,820
Entrants: 551

Event 16 - Omaha High-Low Split 8 or Better

  • Jun 08, '08 - Jun 10, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 10, 08)

 
 

Andrew Brown Wins Event No. 16 ($226,448)

Merry-Chair-Round-Chip-Lead-Go-Round

Ted Forrest held the lead when the heads-up match began. He had also taken to getting up from his chair and walking a wide cricle around it between pots. Andrew Brown looked to be unfazed by all of this as he took control of the match and jumped into the chip lead. Forrest regained the chip lead just slightly for a few minutes, but then Brown took control of the match again. Brown never gave that lead back as he began to lean on Forrest and showed no signs of slowing down as the tournament played late into the night.

Ted Forrest Eliminated in Second Place ($226,448) Andrew Brown Wins Event No. 16 ($226,448)


FInally, a few minutes before 3 a.m. Forest opened a pot for a raise and Brown made the call. The flop hit the table AJ9 and Forrest led out. Brown called and the turn brought the 8. A repeat of the prior street's action ensued and the river rolled out the 2. Forrest put one last bet in for his final 85,000 and Brown quickly trailed him into the pot. They then flipped up their hands:

Brown: J542
Forrest: AQ74

Forrest was eliminated in second place, and he fell just short of winning his sixth gold bracelet. He took home $143,421 in consolation prize money. Brown took home $226,448 for his strong final-table performance he orchestrated as wel as his first gold bracelet. Brown sent six of his opponents to the rail during the course of the final table and did not panic against a high-profile opponent who held the chip lead when they got to the final battle.

Player Tags: Ted Forrest,   Andrew Brown
 

Omaha 8OB - Final Table - Jim Pechac Eliminated in Third Place ($88,065)

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 2 of 553

Chip Counts:


Ted Forrest: 1,615,000
Andrew Brown: 600,000

Average Chip Stack: 737,333

Eliminations:

3rd Place: Jim Pechac ($88,065)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Jim PechacJim Pechac Eliminated in Third Place ($88,065)

Andrew Brown raised and Jim Pechac reraised all in for 120,000. The two players then turned up their cards:

Brown: J643
Pechac: QQ85

Board: K546J

Pehac was eliminated on the hand in third place, and he earned a well deserved $88,065. Pechac came into the day with just 2,000 chips to his name. He pulled off an amazing comeback to make the final table, and then continued that run to a third-place finish.


Player Tags: Jim Pechac,   Ted Forrest,   Andrew Brown
 

Omaha 8OB - Final Table - Kia Hooshmand (5th) and Soheil Shamseddin (4th) Eliminated

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 3 of 553

Chip Counts:


Ted Forrest: 1,775,000
Andrew Brown: 280,000
Jim Pechac: 125,000

Average Chip Stack: 737,333

Eliminations:

5th Place: Kia Hooshmand ($58,878)
4th Place: Soheil Shamseddin ($71,962)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Kia Hooshmand Eliminated in Fiftth Place ($58,878)

Ted Forrest raised and then Kia Hooshmand reraised all in for 45,000. Forrest made the call and they turned up their hands:

Forrest: A1072
Hooshmand: A982

Board: AJ4410

Hooshmand was eliminated on the hand, and he took home $58,878 in prize money.

Soheil ShamseddinSoheil Shamseddin Eliminated in Fourth Place ($71,962)

Soheil Shamseddin was crippled when Jim Pechac scooped a pot with an ace-high flush against him. A few hands later, Shamseddin moved all in on a flop of K55. Both Pechac and Andrew Brown made the call. The 2 fell on the turn and Brown bet. Pechac mucked and the final two players turned up their hands:

Brown: 9622
Shamseddin: AQ86

River: J

Shamseddin was eliminated on the hand in fourth place, and he took home $71,962 in prize money.

 

Omaha 8OB - Final Table - Scott Clement (7th) and Ralph Perry (6th) Eliminated

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 5 of 553

Chip Counts:


Ted Forrest: 860,000
Jim Pechac: 480,000
Andrew Brown: 410,000
Soheil Shamseddin: 300,000
Kia Hooshmand: 110,000

Average Chip Stack: 442,400

Eliminations:

7th Place: Scott Clements ($36,233)
6th Place: Ralph Perry ($46,297)

Big Hands and Storylines:

scott clementsScott Clements Eliminated in Seventh Place ($36,233)

Scott Clements opened the action with a raise and Ted Forrest reraised. Andrew Brown made the call and Clements reraised all in. Both of his opponents made the call and the board hit the table J54Q5. Brown opened up his hand on the end and revealed AKQ5. This caused both Forrest and Clements to muck their hands and Clements was busted out of the tournament. He finished in seventh place and took home $36,233 in prize money.

Ralph Perry Ralph Perry Eliminated in Sixth Place ($46,297)
 
Ralph Perry moved all in for 15,000 preflop and the trio of Brown, Forrest, and Soheil Shamseddin called him down. Perry could only observe his fate as the flop rolled out K97. Brown bet out and Shamseddin made the call. Forrest got out of the way and the turn delivered the 4. Brown bet and Shamseddin called again and the river finished the board of with the J. Brown bet out and Shamseddin called for the thired time and then Brown turned over 7732. Perry and Shamseddin both mucked and Perry was eliminated from the tournament in sixth place. He was awarded $46,297 in prize money.

 

 

Omaha 8OB - Final Table - Back From Dinner

The players are back in their seats and cards are back in the air. Next post up at 11:30 p.m.

 

Omaha 8OB - Final Table - The Fall and Rise of Forrest

Blinds: 6,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 7 of 553

Chip Counts:


Ted Forrest: 775,000
Andrew Brown: 480,000
Soheil Shamseddin: 300,000
Kia Hooshmand: 220,000
Ralph Perry: 170,000
Jim Pechac: 160,000
Scott Clements: 120,000

Average Chip Stack: 316,000

Eliminations:

none

Big Hands and Storylines:

Ted ForrestThe Fall and Rise of Forrest

Ted Forrest called a raise from Andrew Brown preflop, and Kia Hooshmand made the call as well. The flop rolled out 754 and Brown bet. Forrest made the call and the turn brought the Q. Both players checked and the K came off as the last card on the board. Forrest bet and Brown called. He turned up AK73 and Forrest mucked his hand. The loss knocked him down to 400,000, while Brown climbed above 500,000.

Forrest was knocked down even further to 240,000 before ending his dive down the leader board and turning things around.

Ralph Perry raised preflop and Forrest made the call. The flop read KQ10 and Forrest opened the action. Perry raised and Forrest made the call. The 9 fell on the turn and Forrest led out again. Once again Perry put in a raises and Forrest made the call. They then checked the 8 on the river and Forrest turned up KJJ10. Perry mucked and Forrest was back in contention once again. He kept the hot streak going and went into the dinner break as the chip leader.

Clements Gets Low

Jim Pechac picked up three bets off of Scott Clements on a board of 1087KQ when he flipped over A842. Pechac was surprised when Clements mucked his hand. Clements has been faltering in the chip standings after holding the lead for a while, and he was knocked down to just 120,000 heading into the dinner break.

 

Tournament Announcement

The field of seven players left in the $2,000 Omaha eight-or-better event are now on dinner break until 10:30 p.m.

 

Omaha 8OB - Final Table - Jimmy Fricke the First to Fall

Blinds: 6,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 7 of 553

Chip Counts:


Ted Forrest: 505,000
Andrew Brown: 436,000
Ralph Perry: 340,000
Kia Hooshmand: 280,000
Scott Clements: 270,000
Soheil Shamseddin: 270,000
Jim Pechac: 140,000

Average Chip Stack: 316,000

Eliminations:

9th: Jimmy Fricke ($21,136)
8th: Allan Enciso ($28,684)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Jimmy FrickeJimmy Fricke Eliminated in Ninth Place ($21,136)

Jimmy Fricke raised preflop and Andrew Brown reraised to put Fricke all in. Fricke made the call and they turned up their cards:

Fricke: AKQ6
Brown: 9643

Board: J7396

Fricke was eliminated in ninth place, and he took home $21,136 in prize money.

Allan Enciso Eliminated in Eighth Place ($28,684)

Allan Enciso moved all in preflop and both Ted Forrest and Scott Clements called him down. The two bet, checked, and raised to build a sizebale side pot while the board ran out Q328K. Their cards at the end:

Clements: AJ94
Forrest: KK63
Enciso: mucked

Forrest took down the hand and Enciso was eliminated in eighth place. He took home $28,684 in prize money.

 

Omaha 8OB - Final Day - Down to Nine

Blinds: 6,000-12,000

Players Remaining: 9 of 553

Chip Counts:


Scott Clements: 397,000
Andrew Brown: 344,000
Ralph Perry: 340,000
Ted Forrest: 330,000
Soheil Shamseddin: 285,000
Jim Pechac: 240,000
Kia Hooshmand: 200,000
Allen Enciso: 190,000
Jimmy Fricke: 50,000

Average Chip Stack: 245,777

Eliminations:

11th: Ralph Rudd ($13,587)
10th: Lee Grove ($13,587)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Lee Grove Eliminated in 11th Place ($13,587)

Lee Grove called all in for the last of his chips against Jim Pechac and Andrew Brown preflop and then Pechach and Brown exchanged minimal action. The board rolled out J728A and the three players turned up their hands:

Grove: A1032
Pechac: AJ42
Brown: QJ54

Grove was eliminated in 10th place and he took home $13,587 in prize money.

Ralph Rudd Eliminated in 10th Place ($13,587)

Ralph Rudd got all of his chips into the middle against Brown and the players turned up their hands:

Rudd: AAK8
Brown: A754

Board: 10638K

Rudd was eliminated on the hand in 10th place, and he took home $13,587 in prize money.

Note:
The players went on a 20-minute break after Groves' elimination.

Player Tags: Jim Pechac,   Ralph Rudd,   Lee Grove,   Andrew Brown
 

Omaha 8OB - Final Day - Level 19 Recap

Blinds: 4,000-8,000

Players Remaining: 11 of 553

Chip Counts:


Andrew Brown: 340,000
Soheil Shamseddin: 300,000
Ralph Perry: 278,000
Ralph Rudd: 245,000
Ted Forrest: 239,000
Scott Clements: 175,000
Allen Enciso: 160,000
Jimmy Fricke: 122,000
Jim Pechac: 111,000
Kia Hooshmand: 100,000

Average Chip Stack: 201,000

Eliminations:

15th: James Richburg - $11,071
14th: Joe Aronesty - $11,071
13th: Jose Paz - $11,071
12th: Mallory Smith - $13,587

Big Hands and Storylines:

Smith's aces not enough

Mallory Smith moved all in, and three other players stay in the hand and see the flop come Q108. All the players in the hand check, and the turn is the 7. Andrew Brown bet and Ralph Rudd called. The river is the 7 and both players checked. Brown showed 9632 for a ten-high straight and Rudd mucked. Smith flipped over AA74.

Fricke doubles up

After calling Scott Clements button raise from the small blind preflop, Jimmy Fricke check-raises all in after a J93 flop. Clements calls with KJ72, but is behind Fricke's AQJ6. The turn and river are J and 5, respectively, and Fricke's ace kicker with three jacks beats Clements king kicker with two jacks. After the hand Fricke has about 110,000 chips. Clements is down to about 120,000 chips, but a few hands later is up to nearly 200,000 chips.

JTed Forrestose Paz Eliminated in 13th Place ($11,071)

Jose Paz moved all in on a flop of K96 and Ted Forrest made the call. Their cards:

Forrest: 6443
Paz: AQ72

Turn and River: 25

Forrest took down the pot and Paz was eliminated in 13th place. He took home $11,071 in prize money.

Mallory Smith Eliminated in 12th Place ($13,587)


Mallory Smith was all in for 14,000 preflop and three players had him covered. They included Kia Hooshmand, Allan Enciso, and Andrew Brown. Enciso bet Hooshmand off the pot on fourth street and Brown off the pot after the river, whilc the board ran out Q10877. Mallory turned up AA47 after the hand, but Enciso turned over 9632 to send him packing.

 

Player Tags: Ted Forrest,   Scott Clements,   Jimmy Fricke
 
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