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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,992,800
Entrants: 212

Event 25 - $10,000 Omaha 8 or Better Championship

  • Jun 12, '10 - Jun 14, '10
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 14, 10)

 
 

Level 20 Update: David Baker and Steve Zolotow Eliminated

Blinds: 9,000-18,000
Stakes: 18,000-36,000

Players Remaining: 14 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 454,285

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Abe Mosseri — 785,000
2. Michael Chow — 785,000
3. Sergey Altbregin — 710,000
4. James Dempsey — 693,000
5. Yueqi Zhu — 670,000
6. Steve Wong — 465,000
7. Oleg Shamardin — 450,000
8. Eugene Katchalov — 390,000
9. Mikael Thuritz — 325,000
10. Tai Nguyen — 305,000

Eliminations:

16. Steve Zolotow — $21,582
15. David Baker — $27,401

Big Hands:

Steve Zolotow

Steve Zolotow Eliminated in 16th Place ($21,582)

Zolotow’s AHeart SuitJHeart Suit10Spade Suit5Spade Suit was all in preflop for 40,000 versus Zhu’s ASpade SuitKHeart SuitQDiamond Suit2Spade Suit. Zhu scooped on a board of 7Heart Suit7Club Suit8Club SuitAClub Suit6Heart Suit. Zolotow was eliminated.

David Baker Eliminated in 15th Place ($27,401)

James Dempsey opened and Sergey Altbregin called. Baker raised all in and was called by both opponents. The flop came 6Club Suit3Heart Suit2Heart Suit and action went check-check. The 5Diamond Suit on the turn was bet by Dempsey. Altbregin called. The 5Spade Suit brought the same action. Dempsey exposed the ADiamond Suit3Club Suit3Diamond Suit9Heart Suit. Altbregin tabled the ASpade SuitKSpade SuitKClub Suit6Spade Suit. Baker mucked and was eliminated.

Player Tags: Steve Zolotow,   David Baker
 

Level 19 Update: John Cernuto and Michael Watson Eliminated

Blinds: 8,000-15,000
Stakes: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 16 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 397,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Abe Mosseri — 785,000
2. Michael Chow — 785,000
3. Sergey Altbregin — 710,000
4. James Dempsey — 693,000
5. Yueqi Zhu — 670,000
6. Steve Wong — 465,000
7. Oleg Shamardin — 450,000
8. Eugene Katchalov — 390,000
9. Mikael Thuritz — 325,000
10. Tai Nguyen — 305,000

Eliminations:

23. Barry Hartheimer — $17,138
22. John Cernuto — $17,138
21. Michael Watson — $17,138
20. Jose de Paz — $17,138
19. Chino Rheem — $17,138
18. John D’Agostino — $21,582
17. Jean-Robert Bellande — $21,582

Big Hands:

John Cernuto

John Cernuto Eliminated in 22nd Place ($17,138)

John Cernuto was all in with the QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit3Spade Suit versus Mikael Thuritz’s AHeart SuitJHeart Suit5Diamond Suit4Heart Suit. The board ran out QHeart Suit9Heart Suit2Heart SuitKSpade Suit8Diamond Suit and Mikael Thuritz scooped the pot to send Cernuto packing. Thuritz was up to 210,000 after the hand.

Michael Watson Eliminated in 21st Place ($17,138)

Mike Watson bet on a board of KSpade Suit3Heart Suit7Heart Suit5Heart Suit and then called all in for his tournament life after Abe Mosseri raised. Mosseri exposed the 2Heart Suit3Club Suit4Heart Suit9Heart Suit for a flush and a low. Watson tabled the ADiamond SuitAHeart SuitKDiamond Suit8Spade Suit. The 4Spade Suit fell on the river and Watson was gone with a worse low and a dry pair of aces.

Chino Rheem Eliminated in 19th Place ($17,138)

Yueqi Zhu eliminated Chino Rheem with the ADiamond SuitQHeart SuitQDiamond Suit8Club Suit. The board read 5Heart Suit4Diamond Suit2Diamond SuitKDiamond Suit2Heart Suit. Rheem mucked and was eliminated.

John D'Agostino

John D’Agostino Eliminated in 18th Place ($21,582)

John D’Agostino was all in versus James Dempsey and Oleg Shamardin. The 7Spade Suit5Heart Suit4Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit were laying on the felt with D’Agostino tabling the ASpade SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit4Heart Suit. Dempsey exposed the AClub Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit2Diamond Suit for the nut low and a superior three of a kind. Shamardin mucked and D’Agostino was eliminated.

Jean-Robert Bellande Eliminated in 17th Place ($21,582)

Bellande raised and was called by Mike Sexton, Sam Farha and Yueqi Zhu. The board came out 4Diamond Suit3Diamond SuitSpade Suit7 and Zhu bet. Bellande raised. Sexton folded and Farha called. Zhu called as well. The 10Diamond Suit fell on the turn and Zhu checked. Bellande bet, Farha called and Zhu check-raised. Bellande called all in and Farha called. The 9Spade Suit hit the felt and Zhu bet again. Farha called. Zhu and Farha split the pot and Bellande was eliminated.

Player Tags: John Cernuto,   Michael Watson
 

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Play is now underway in the Omaha 8 or Better Championship.

Stay tuned to Card Player for level-by-level updates.

 

Final Day Begins At 3 p.m.

Sam FarhaThe final 23 players will return at 3 p.m. local time to play down to a winner.

Sam Farha enters the final day as one of the top stacks in the field, with notables like Eugene Katchalov and Mike Sexton also taking healthy stacks into the final day.

The players will return with the blinds at 8,000-15,000 and 15,000-30,000 limits. The field is guaranteed $17,138 in prize money from this point and they will all be gunning for the $488,241 top prize.

Here are the chip counts heading into the final day of play:

1 Michael Chow 600,000
2 Abe Mosseri 531,000
3 Sam Farha 512,000
4 Eugene Katchalov 463,000
5 Sergey Altbregin 444,000
6 Mike Sexton 386,000
7 Steve Wong 363,000
8 Tai Nguyen 325,000
9 Jean-Robert Bellande 314,000
10 Tony Merksick 312,000
11 David Baker 283,000
12 John Cernuto 269,000
13 Oleg Shamardin 266,000
14 James Dempsey 218,000
15 Mikael Thuritz 208,000
16 Mike Watson 170,000
17 Steve Zolotow 146,000
18 Barry Hartheimer 131,000
19 Yueqi Zhu 127,000
20 Chino Rheem 120,000
21 Eric Baldwin 47,000
22 John Dagostino 47,000
23 Jose De Paz 44,000
 
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