Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,104,300
Entrants: 818

Event 4 - $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better

  • May 30, '10 - Jun 01, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 01, 10)


Final Table Update: Dan Heimiller Eliminated In 2nd Place, Michael Chow Wins Event No. 4

Blinds: 50,000-100,000; 100,000-200,000 limits

Players Remaining: 1 out of 818

Tournament Leaderboard:

Notable Eliminations:

2. Dan Heimiller — $146,684

Big Hands:

Michael ChowDan Heimiller Eliminated In 2nd Place ($146,684); Michael Chow Wins Event No. 4

Dan Heimiller was all in with his small blind. Heimiller turned over 10Club Suit8Spade Suit7Club Suit2Heart Suit while Chow turned over QHeart Suit9Spade Suit3Heart Suit2Spade Suit.

The board ran out ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit5Spade SuitJDiamond SuitKDiamond Suit and Chow made a king-high straight to take down the pot and win his first bracelet.

Player Tags: Michael Chow,   Dan Heimiller

Final Table Update: Koubi 4th, Schwartz 3rd

Blinds: 25,000-50,000; 50,000-100,000 limits

Players Remaining: 2 out of 818

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Michael Chow – 2,150,000
2. Dan Heimiller – 550,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Fred Koubi — $69,272
3. Ylon Schwartz – $94,561

Big Hands:

Fred KoubiFred Koubi Eliminated In 4th Place ($69,272)

Fred Koubi found himself all in against Dan Heimiller. Heimiller held KSpade Suit7Heart Suit6Heart Suit4Club Suit while Koubi held KHeart SuitQHeart SuitQSpade Suit5Spade Suit.

The board ran out ADiamond Suit6Spade Suit5Diamond Suit8Spade SuitJClub Suit, giving Heimiller the straight to the eight and the pot, knocking Koubi out of the tournament.

Ylon SchwartzYlon Schwartz Eliminated In 3rd Place ($94,561)

Ylon Schwartz got his short stack of about 250,000 into the middle against Dan Heimiller after a flop of ADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit.

Schwartz held 9Club Suit5Heart Suit3Spade Suit2Diamond Suit while Heimiller held KSpade Suit9Spade Suit3Club Suit2Club Suit.

The turn was the KHeart Suit giving Heimiller top two pair and the river was the 10Heart Suit, giving Schwartz no help and sending him to the rail in 3rd place.

Player Tags: Fred Koubi,   Ylon Schwartz

Final Table Update: Joe Leibman Eliminated In 8th Place, Sasha Rosewood 7th, Cipolla 6th, Epstein 5th

Blinds: 20,000-40,000; 40,000-80,000 limits

Players Remaining: 4 out of 818

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Michael Chow – 2,400,000
2. Dan Heimiller – 550,000
3. Fred Koubi – 400,000
4. Ylon Schwartz – 250,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Joe Leimbman — $22,825
7. Sasha Rosewood — $29,584
6. Michael Cipolla — $38,794
5. Scott Epstein — $51,493

Big Hands:

Joe Leibman Eliminated In 8th Place ($22,825)

One hand after losing the majority of his stack, Joe Leibman was all in from the big blind. Michael Chow and Sasha Rosewood jumped into the pot to try to take out Leibman.

The board ran out KClub Suit5Diamond Suit3Heart SuitQHeart Suit2Club Suit and Chow turned over A-4 for a wheel. Rosewood mucked and Leibman could only turn over A-2 and was eliminated from the tournament.

Sasha Rosewood Eliminated In 7th Place ($29,584)

Dan Heimiller raised to 80,000 preflop and Sasha Rosewood made the call. The flop was KClub SuitJHeart Suit8Spade Suit and Rosewood led out with 40,000. Heimiller raised to 80,000 and Rosewood moved in for 10,000 more. Heimiller called and tabled AClub SuitAHeart SuitADiamond SuitJClub Suit for aces while Rosewood tabled ASpade Suit10Spade Suit9Spade Suit3Heart Suit for an open-ended straight draw.

The turn was the 2Diamond Suit, giving Rosewood hope to chop with a low hand. But the JDiamond Suit gave Heimiller trip jacks for the win and Rosewood was out.

Michael Cipolla Eliminated In 6th Place ($38,794)

Michael Cipolla got the last of his stack into the middle on a board reading AHeart SuitKClub SuitKDiamond Suit2Spade Suit.

Michael Chow put Cipolla at risk, tabling ADiamond SuitJDiamond SuitJClub Suit7Spade Suit for two pair. The river gave Cipolla no help and he was eliminated.

Scott Epstein Eliminated In 5th Place

Scott Epstein raised to 80,000 preflop and Michael Chow made the call. The flop was 8Heart Suit6Heart Suit4Spade Suit and Epstein fired 40,000. Chow raised to 80,000 and Epstein made the call.

The turn was the KHeart Suit and Epstein checked. Chow fired 80,000 and Epstein made the call. The river was the 10Club Suit and Epstein check-called the remainder of his stack into the pot.

Chow then showed AHeart SuitQHeart SuitQSpade Suit3Spade Suit for the nut flush and a A-3 low. Epstein could not beat that and he was out of the tournament.


Final Table Update: Todd Barlow Eliminated In 9th Place

Blinds: 15,000-30,000; 30,000-60,000 limits

Players Remaining: 8 out of 818

Average Chip Count:

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Michael Cipolla – 605,000
2. Michael Chow – 590,000
3. Dan Heimiller – 525,000
4. Fred Koubi – 475,000
5. Scott Epstein – 410,000
6. Sasha Rosewood – 375,000
7. Ylon Schwartz – 260,000
8. Joe Leibman – 235,000

Notable Eliminations:

9. Todd Barlow — $17,801

Big Hands:

Todd BarlowTodd Barlow Eliminated In 9th Place ($17,801)

Dan Heimiller raised to 60,000 preflop and Todd Barlow made the call from the button. The flop came down 6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit5Spade Suit and Heimiller led out with 30,000.

Barlow raised the remainder of his stack into the middle and Heimiller made the call. Heimiller tabled AHeart Suit2Diamond Suit7Club SuitQClub Suit while Barlow showed A-2-5-7.

The turn was the 6Club Suit and the river was the 6Diamond Suit, giving each player three sixes but Heimiller took the pot with his A-Q kicker and Barlow was out.

Player Tags: Todd Barlow,   Dan Heimiller

Official Final Table Set

After six hours of play, the official final table has been set. Here is how they are seated:

Seat 1 – Michael Cipolla
Seat 2 – Ylon Schwartz
Seat 3 – Fred Koubi
Seat 4 – Todd Barlow
Seat 5 – Scott Epsein
Seat 6 – Sasha Roewood
Seat 7 – Dan Heimiller
Seat 8 – Michael Chow
Seat 9 – Joe Leibman

Stay tuned to as we bring you all of the elimination hands from the final table until there is a winner.


Final Day Begins at 3 p.m.

The final day of event no. 4 ($1,500 Omaha eight-or-better) begins at 3 p.m. Only 26 players remain, including two former WSOP Player of the Year winners in Jeff Madsen and Tom Schneider.

Other notables still in contention include David Bach, Huck Seed, Anthony Reategui, Ylon Schwartz and Shawn Buchanan. Card Player will be bringing you all the action from the final table, so stay tuned to see who comes out on top to win the bracelet and first-place prize of $237,140.

Here’s a look at chip counts heading to the final day.

1 Sasha Rosewood 399000
2 Anthony Reategui 317000
3 Michael Cipolla 275000
4 Fred Koubi 272000
5 Dan Heimiller 211000
6 Robert Ferdinand 198000
7 Shawn Buchanan 181000
8 Ylon Schwartz 166000
9 Scott Epstein 157000
10 Jeff Madsen 148000
11 Joe Leibman 143000
12 Todd Barlow 139000
13 Hamid Salari 123000
14 Jesse Hollander 122000
15 Chris Viox 113000
16 David Bach 107000
17 James Mcwhorter 102000
18 Stephen Su 97000
19 Michael Chow 92000
20 Steve Cowley 90000
21 Brian Lives 69000
22 Huck Seed 57000
23 Daniel Klein 43000
24 Ward Crane 40000
25 Mike Puskarich 35000
26 Andreas Krause 8000
Newsletterbanner Twitterbanner Fbbanner

Poker Twitter Feed Twitter-bird

More Poker Tweets