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Buy-In: $1,365 + $135
Prize Pool: $1,036,035
Entrants: 759

Event 19 - Pot-Limit Omaha

  • Jun 10, '08 - Jun 12, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 12, 08)

 
 

Vanessa Selbst Wins Event No. 19 ($227,965)

Vanessa SelbstVanessa Selbst knocked out another one of Jamie Pickering's legs one hand prior by relieving him of 200,000 and leaving him short stacked before the final hand came down. The two players limped to a flop of 1087 and Pickering checked. Selbst bet 90,000 and Pickering raised all in. Selbst made the call and they turned up their cards:

Selbst: JJ92
Pickering: AQ109

Turn and River: 5A

Selbst won the hand and the tournament, and the crowd surrounding the final table went wild in approval. Selbst is the first woman to win an open buy-in bracelet this summer, and she took home $227,965 for the win. This is her first gold bracelet. Pickering was eliminated in second place, and took home $145,459 for a note-worthy runner-up performance.

 

Player Tags: Jamie Pickering,   Vanessa Selbst
 

PLO - Final Table - Heads-Up Insanity

Blinds: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 2 of 759

Chip Counts:


Vanessa Selbst: 1,400,000
Jamie Pickering: 950,000

Eliminations:

none

Big Hands and Storylines:

The Madness Begins

Early in the heads-up match Jamie Pickering raised the pot blind and Vanessa Selbst made the call. The flop hit the table AQ3 and Selbst checked. Pickering bet the pot blind again and Selbst made the call. The turn card fell J and Pickering checked. Selbst bet the pot and Pickeing went into the tank for 10 minutes. He finally looked at his cards and said, "Oh sh^t, I'm dead." Selbst turned up Q-9-7-7 as she collected the pot.

Pickering Grabs the Lead

On a flop of 1085 Pickering bet 120,000 and Selbst raised the pot to put Pickering all in, and he made the call.  Their cards:

Pickering: A553
Selbst: QJ94

Turn and River: 84

Pickering doubled up on the hand and he now held 1.3 million to Selbst's 760,000.

Insanity

Pickering raised the pot blind preflop and Selbst made the call. The flop came K108 and Selbst checked. Pickering bet the pot blind, and Selbt raised the pot. Pickering finally decided to look at his cards and he made the call. He then reraised the pot again and Selbst made the call. Their cards:

Selbst: 10-9-6-4
Pickering: A-A-6-4

Turn and River: 62

Selbst took back the chip lead on the crazy hand and the two players took a 20-minute break.

Player Tags: Jamie Pickering,   Vanessa Selbst
 

PLO - Final Table - Stanley Statkiewicz Eliminated in 3rd Place

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 2 of 759

Chip Counts:


Vanessa Selbst: 1,800,000
Jamie Pickering: 465,000

Eliminations:

Stanley Statkiewicz: 3rd Place ($88,062)

Big Hands and Storylines:


Stanley StatkiewiczStanley Statkiewicz Eliminated in Third Place ($88,062)

Vanessa Selbst raised to 60,000 preflop and Stanley Statkiewicz made the call. The flop was dealt J108 and Selbst bet 90,000. Statkiewicz raised all in and Selbst made the call. Their cards:

Selbst: A654
Statkiewicz: AQ108

Turn and River: K2

Statkiewicz was eliminated in third place, and he took home $88,062 in prize money.

 

PLO - Final Table - Things Even Up Three Handed

Blinds: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 3 of 759

Chip Counts:


Stanley Statkiewicz: 848,000
Jamie Pickering: 790,000
Vanessa Selbst: 650,000

Average Chip Stack: 759,000

Eliminations:

none

Big Hands and Storylines:

Vanessa SelbstStanley Statkiewicz Doubles Up

Stanley Statkiewicz raised to 46,000 preflop and Jamie Pickering got out of the way. The flop rolled out 873 and Selbst checked her option. Statkiewicz bet the pot and Selbst reraised to put him all in. He made the call and they turned up their hands:

Selbst: 8765
Statkiewicz: AA108

Turn and River: 910

Statkiewicz doubled up on the hand to survive, while Selbst was knocked down to about a million in chips.

Jamie Pickering Doubles Up

Jamie Pickering and Venssa Selbst see a flop of A22 and Pickering checks. Selbst made a 50,000 raise and Pickering made the call. The turn brought the 3 and the same sequence repeated itself. The river rolled out the 6 and Pickering checked again. Selbst bet 95,000, and this time Pickering check-raised all in for 193,000. Selbest made the call, but quickly mucked when Pickering revealed AAQQ.

Both players had now doubled up through the once unstoppable Selbest and the chip counts had all pulled about even.

 

PLO - Final Table - Eugene Todd (5th) and Thom Schultz (4th) Eliminated

Blinds: 6,000-12,000

Players Remaining: 3 of 759

Chip Counts:


Vanessa Selbst: 1,500,000
Stanley Statkiewicz: 380,000
Jamie Pickering: 311,000

Average Chip Stack: 569,250

Eliminations:

5th Place: Eugene Todd ($59,053)
4th Place: Thom Schultz ($72,004)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Eugene ToddEugene Todd Eliminated in Fifth Place ($59,053)

Vanessa Selbst made it 35,000 to go preflop and both Thom Schultz and Jamie Pickering made the call. Eugene Todd then reraised all in to 175,000 and only Selbst made the call. The two players then turned up their hands:

Selbst: KJJ9
Todd: AAQ6

Board: J8242

Todd was eliminated in fifth place, and he took home $59,053 in prize money.

Thom Schultz Eliminated in Fourth Place ($72,004)

On a flop of 1044 Vanessa Selbst moved all in to put Thom Schultz on a decision for his tournament life. He decided to call and the two players flipped up their hands:

Schultz: A-K-Q-6
Selbst: A-Q-10-6

Turn and River: 6-9

Schultz was eliminated on the hand in fourth place, and he took home $72,004 in prize money. Selbst claimed her fourth victim of the day and continued to build her chip lead.

 

 

PLO - Final Table - PLO Elimination Madness

Blinds: 5,000-10,000

Players Remaining: 5 of 759

Chip Counts:


Vanessa Selbst: 1,207,000
Thom Schultz: 324,000
Stanley Statkiewicz: 290,000
Jamie Pickering: 284,000
Eugene Todd: 165,000

Average Chip Stack: 455,400

Eliminations:

9th Place: Ken Lairson ($20,720)
8th Place: Jamie Robbins ($28,490)
7th Place: Mel Randolph ($36,261)
6th Place: Craig Natte ($46,621)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Ken LairsonKen Lairson Eliminated in Ninth Place ($20,720)

Ken Lairson was on the big blind when Vanessa Selbst raised to 22,000. Lairson made the all-in call and they turned up their hands:

Selbst: AQQ7
Lairson: 8527

Board: 1053106

Lairson was eliminated on the hand in ninth place, and he took home $20,720 in prize money.

Jamie Robbins Eliminated in Eighth Place ($28,490)

Jamie Robbins moved all in preflop for 48,000 and Jamie Pickering went into the tank for a moment before deiciding to call. Their cards:

Robbins: AKQ10
Pickering: KQJ7

Board: 8546Q

Robbins was eliminated in eighth place, and took home $28,490 in prize money.

Mel RandolphMel Randolph Eliminated in Seventh Place ($36,261)

Mel Randolph moved all in on a flop of A62 and Eugene Todd made the call. Their cards:

Todd: Q722
Randolph: A642

The turn and river bricked out and Randolph was eliminated in seventh place. He took home $36,621 in prize money.

Craig Natte Eliminated in Sixth Place ($46,621)

Selbst raised to 29,000 and Craig Natte reraised all in preflop. Selbst made the call and the players turned up their cards:

Selbst: AA85
Natte: KQJ7

Board: K4365

Selbst won the hand to take her stack above 1.5 million and really took control of the final table. Natte was sent home in sixth place, and he took home $46,621 in prize money.

 

PLO - Final Table - Shuffle Up and Deal

The final table of the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha event has begun and the final nine players will play down to one champion today. This table is a mix of green rookies, players with a little bit of tournament success under their belt , and two professional players. Here is a look at the seating chart and chip counts:

Seat 1: Jamie Pickering -- 329,000
Seat 2: Eugene Todd -- 127,000
Seat 3: Mel Randolph -- 117,000
Seat 4: Jamie Robbins -- 70,000
Seat 5: Vanessa Selbst -- 1,047,000
Seat 6: Stanley Statkiewicz -- 318,000
Seat 7: Ken Lairson -- 16,900
Seat 8: Craig Natte -- 108,000
Seat 9: Thom Schultz -- 144,000

Selbst is in a strong position to become the first woman of the summer to win a bracelet in an open buy-in event with over 1 million in chips. Ken Lairson is in a decidedly different situation, starting his day with just over four big blinds.

Blinds begin at 4,000-8,000. Shuffle up and deal!

Player Tags: Eugene Todd,   Vanessa Selbst
 
 
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