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Event #33: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Players 482

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Dinner O'Clock


With the exit of Burt Boutin, players have been sent on a one hour dinner break.

Back in a bit.

Burt Boutin Eliminated in 10th Place ($16,075)

Burt Boutin - 10th place
Burt Boutin - 10th place

Three players made it to the {4-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{5-Spades} flop. Burt Boutin bet 25,000 and Kevin MacPhee called. Jose-Luis Velador folded, and they were heads up to the turn.

Turn: {9-Diamonds}

Boutin bet out 75,000, but MacPhee raised pot. It looked like that would be enough to put him all in - but before it was established whether or not MacPhee was all in, Boutin had called.

On their backs.

Boutin: {k-Spades}{2-Spades}{j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for a flush draw and two pair, jacks and fives
MacPhee: {8-Spades}{10-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for an open-ended straight draw and a lower two pair, jacks and fours

River: {8-Clubs} giving MacPhee a higher two pair than Boutin's - jacks and eights

"F***," said Boutin, loudly and with feeling.

With that, Boutin took 10th place and Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee virtually doubled to 630,000.

"That guy's a luck sack!" cried someone at the rail. Indeed.

Tags: Burt BoutinKevin MacPhee

This One to Velador


Pot-Limit Hold'em

Jose-Luis Velador raised to 30,000 and then Rob Hollink called from the big blind. The flop came down {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn brought the {K-Hearts} and Hollink checked over to Velador again. He fired 45,000 and Hollink folded.

Tags: Rob HollinkJose-Luis Velador



Pot-Limit Hold'em

Kevin MacPhee bet out 42,000 on the {3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop and James Mitchell called.

The action on the {a-Clubs} turn went check-check; the action on the {2-Clubs} river however went check from MacPhee, 70,000 from Mitchell. There was a brief pause as MacPhee considered his options. Eventually he decided to fold, and Mitchell raked in the pot.

Tags: Kevin MacPheeJames Mitchell

Gray Takes One from Velador


Pot-Limit Omaha

Action folded to Jose-Luis Velador and he raised to 30,000. Both Craig Gray and Victor Ramdin made the call. Ramdin was in the small blind and Gray had position on Velador.

The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and acton checked around. After the {K-Clubs}on the turn, Ramdin checked and Velador fired 45,000. Gray called and then Ramdin folded.

The river card completed the board with the {7-Clubs} and Velador checked. Gray fired 60,000 and Velador folded his hand.

Tags: Jose-Luis VeladorCraig GrayVictor Ramdin

Ramdin Claims His MacPhee


Pot-Limit Omaha

Victor Ramdin opened for 25,000 and Kevin MacPhee called.

They checked down the {j-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop and the {2-Clubs} turn, but Ramdin bet out 60,000 on the {5-Clubs} river, forcing MacPhee to fold.

"Vamos compadreeeeee!" cried a railer.

Tags: Victor RamdinKevin MacPhee

Mitchell Pushes Velador Off


Pot-Limit Omaha

James Mitchell raised and Jose-Luis Velador called in the big blind.

They both checked the {3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop and Velador checked the {a-Spades} turn as well. Mitchell bet 33,000, and Velador dwelled up for a while before folding, showing Mitchell the {a-Clubs} in a "next time" sort of way.

Tags: James MitchellJose-Luis Velador

First One to Ramdin


Pot-Limit Omaha

Victor Ramdin raised preflop and David Chiu called from the big blind. The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts} and both players checked. After the {Q-Diamonds} fell on the turn, Chiu checked and Ramdin fired 60,000. Chiu took some time and then mucked his hand, allowing Ramdin to pick up the first pot since moving to the secondary feature table.

Tags: Victor RamdinDavid Chiu



Here's the redraw for the final ten-handed table.

Seat 1: Jose-Luis Velador
Seat 2: David Chiu
Seat 3: Craig Gray
Seat 4: James Mitchell
Seat 5: Victor Ramdin
seat 6: Matt Sterling
Seat 7: Burt Boutin
Seat 8: Kevin MacPhee
Seat 9: Gavin Cochrane
Seat 10: Rob Hollink

Joshua Tieman Eliminated in 11th Place ($16,075)


Pot-Limit Hold'em

From under the gun, Craig Gray made it 30,000 to go. Victor Ramdin was in the cutoff seat and reraised to 100,000 straight. Action then folded to the short-stacked Joshua Tieman in the big blind and he tanked for some time, deciding whether or not to put his money in. Eventually, he called all in for his last 45,000. Gray then re-shipped it for 228,000 total and Ramdin went into the tank. After a few minutes, Ramdin folded.

Tieman held the {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Gray the {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Gray boomed his way up to about 400,000 in chips and Tieman was eliminated.

Tags: Joshua TiemanCraig GrayVictor Ramdin