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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,194,750
Entrants: 885

Event 20 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

  • Jun 10, '10 - Jun 12, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 12, 10)


Boom Boom Boom, Barch Wins!

MedicMedic Falls in 4th Place $74,946)

Nenad Medic entered the final table as a near 3-1 chip leader over his opponents. Unfortunately for him, things did not go his way today as he gradually lost chips and was ultimately eliminated in 4th place.

Medic raised to 140,000, putting nearly half of his chips in the pot in the process. Tex Barch re-raised the pot, and Medic called all in.

Barch: AClub SuitQDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit6Club Suit
Medic: QHeart Suit10Heart Suit9Spade Suit4Club Suit

The flop came KSpade SuitJSpade SuitJHeart Suit, giving Medic straight draws, but the board finished KDiamond Suit and JDiamond Suit, not helping the former chip leader and eliminating him in 4th place. He took $74,946 for performance.

Dang Hanged in 3rd Place ($102,306)

One hand after Medic busted Trai Dang found himself all in, also against Barch.

On a flop of Qc4sJh Barch bet 250,000 and Dang moved all in. He was called and saw that he was in trouble.

Barch: AClub SuitKDiamond SuitKSpade Suit3Diamond Suit
Dang: KClub SuitQHeart Suit10Spade Suit7Spade Suit

The turn was the 6Club Suit and the river was no help either, sending dang out in 3rd place with $102,306.

This hand left a huge mountain in front of Klinghammer Thibaut. Barch held 3.5 million of the chips, compared to Thibaut’s 410,000.

ThibautTex Wins Omaha! Thibaut Finishes Runner-Up ($158,698)

After hours of no eliminations, it took three hands for the final three eliminations to take place and the winner to be crowned.

In a limped pot the flop came JClub SuitAHeart Suit7Spade Suit and Tex Barch fired out 60,000. Klinghammer Thibaut called and the turn brought the 10Club Suit. Barch put Thibaut all in for his last 200,000 or so and was called. Their hands:

Barch: JSpade Suit8Club Suit7Spade Suit2Diamond Suit
Thibaut: 10Heart Suit8Heart Suit7Club Suit2Spade Suit

Barch held two pair and a straight draw while Thibaut showed a smaller two pair and straight draw. The river was the QSpade Suit and Barch’s hand held, eliminating Thibaut in second place. Thibaut won $158,698 for his runner-up finish.

Barch finished 3rd in the WSOP Main Event back in 2005, winning $2.5 million. With tonight’s win he collected the second largest tournament prize of his career, $256,919 and collected his very own WSOP bracelet.


Dinner Break

BarchThe final table has stopped for a dinner break, and the leaderboard has changed significantly over recent levels.

Nenad Medic entered the final table with 1.5 million chips, nearly three times more than the next highest chip count, owned by John “Tex” Barch. That has changed, as Barch has surpassed the 2 million chip mark and Medic is down to just 765,000.

Here’s a look at the remaining players:

Barch: 2,025,000
Trai Dang: 830,000
Medic: 765,000
Klinghammer Thibaut: 315,000

The next player to go will get $74,946, while whoever takes first-place will get a whopping $256,919.

Stay tuned to for your final table coverage.


Razavi Finishes in 5th Place ($55,711)

RazaviRazavi Finishes in 5th Place ($55,711)

Ashkan Razavi was already crippled when he raised his last few chips all in from the small blind. Klinghammer Thibaut and Nenad Medic made the call.

Action was checked all the way down on a board of AClub SuitJSpade Suit10Club Suit6Spade SuitQClub Suit and they showed down.

Medic: QDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit8Spade Suit7Heart Suit
Thibaut: AHeart Suit6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit2Heart Suit
Razavi: 10Diamond Suit8Heart Suit7Club Suit6Diamond Suit

Medic hit a straight and Razavi was the 5th place finisher.

Player Tags: Ashkan Razavi

Four Eliminations So Far

When the final table began Nenad Medic sat with a near 3-1 chip lead over the next nearest player, Tex Barch. Medic quietly remained the chip leader as the first four victims were eliminated from the final table.

Denton Pfister First To Go, Finishes in 9th Place ($19,259)

John “Tex” Barch raised to 40,000 and Denton Pfister re-popped it to 120,000.

Barch called and the flop came 6Diamond Suit2Heart SuitASpade Suit. With Pfister holding just 37,000 behind, he went all in and Barch made the call.

Pfister: QClub SuitQSpade Suit10Diamond Suit6Heart Suit
Barch: ASpade SuitKSpade Suit2Club Suit8Spade Suit

Barch already had the lead with two pair and the KClub Suit turn gave him an event stronger two pair. The KSpade Suit river changed nothing and Pfister was the first elimination of the day, winning $19,259.

Patterson Out in 8th Place ($24,695)

Several raises back and forth between Tyler Patterson and Blair Rodman left Patterson all in preflop. Their hands:

Rodman: AHeart SuitASpade Suit8Spade Suit5Diamond Suit
Patterson: AClub SuitQHeart Suit10Club Suit6Heart Suit

Patterson’s hand was never ahead on a board that ran 8Diamond Suit10Heart Suit3Spade SuitADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit. Patterson was out in 9th place, taking $24,695.

RodmanRodman Booted By Thibaut in 7th Place ($32,007)

Blair Rodman made it 26,000 to go and Klinghammer Thibaut made the call from the big blind.

On a flop of 9Spade Suit6Heart Suit4Spade Suit Thibaut checked to Rodman who bet 55,000, only to have Thibaut check-raise him all in on a pot-sized bet 223,000. Rodman called and they showed their hands.

Rodman: 9Club Suit8Club Suit7Club Suit5Diamond Suit
Thibaut: ASpade SuitJHeart Suit7Spade Suit6Spade Suit

Both players were heavily drawing, but the ADiamond Suit turn put Thibaut ahead and the KClub Suit made it official — Rodman was eliminated in 7th place, winning $32,007 in prize money.

Thibaut had around 790,000 in chips after the hand.

Chang Knocked Out in 6th Place ($41,971)

A short-stacked Chris Hyong Chang raised to 42,000 pre-flop and called off the rest of his chips when Tex Barch re-raised to 150,000. Their hands:

Barch: AClub SuitASpade SuitKSpade Suit10Club Suit
Chang: AHeart Suit9Club Suit7Heart Suit4Spade Suit

The board ran 10Diamond Suit4Club Suit6Diamond Suit2Spade SuitQHeart Suit and Chang was gone in 6th, earning $41,971 for his efforts.


Final Table Begins at 2:30 p.m.

MedicNenad Medic will lead the final 9 into final table play for event No. 20 ($1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha), starting at 2:30 p.m.

Here’s how the final table looks:

Medic: 1,504,000
Tex Barch: 546,000
Trai Dang: 500,000
Klinghammer Thibaut: 366,000
Ashkan Razavi: 294,000
Blair Rodman: 272,000
Chris Hyong Chang: 195,000
Denton Pfister: 167,000
Tyler Patterson: 139,000

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