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Event #55: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $3,252,400
Players 346

Level Info

Level 33
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 0

Lacay Crippled as Proulx Doubles


Obviously, another all-in situation just occurred but we have no idea how the better went. Ludovic Lacay raised the button, the words "all in" we muttered by Miguel Proulx in the big blind and then every jumped to their feet and the cards were tabled.

Lacay held the {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Proulx the {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

The flop, turn and river ran out {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{4-Hearts} to give Proulx the best hand. After a final count, he was all in for just over 900,000 and Lacay was crippled to just 415,000 chips.

Tags: Ludovic LacayMiguel Proulx

No Limit to this Pot Limit


The past few hands that have gotten all in preflop haven't really obeyed the whole pot-limit rules. It's been one raise and then the two players just seem to agree to get the money in and then the cards are turned up. It's pretty hectic when an all-in situation happens, but it's also very exciting. This sort of this happened in a few of the other PLO events as well.

Alaei With Chips to Push Now


Under the gun, Ludovic Lacay opened to 250,000. Daniel Alaei was on the button, and he potted it for an additional 680,000 on top. Ville Mattila looked like he was thinking dangerous thoughts in the big blind, but then again, he often appears to be considering a life-threatening decision. He folded, and Lacay eventually surrendered to the three-bet as well.

Tags: Daniel AlaeiLudovic Lacay

Now Mattila Doubles Back


From the button, Ville Mattila raised and Ludovic Lacay reraised from the small blind. Before anyone knew what happened, the money was in the middle and the cards were turned over.

Mattila held the {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Lacay the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Mattila doubled back up. He was all in for 1.475 million and now has over three million in chips again.

Tags: Ville MattilaLudovic Lacay

Suddenly, A Pot of Five Million

Daniel Alaei
Daniel Alaei

Daniel Alaei raised to 250,000 from the button, and Miguel Proulx folded his small blind quickly and without incident. Now it came to Ville Mattila, and nothing happens quickly or without incident where Mattila is concerned. He squeezed his cards slowly and then asked how much the bet was. The dealer answered him quickly, and Mattila made a small, awkwardly understood comment towards Alaei. After another minute, he asked how much Alaei had behind, then how much he was playing. Then how much the bet was again. Then how much more it was to him. He seemed to be dragging his feet.

Suddenly (and quietly), though, he raised and Alaei shoved, and a pot of close to 5 million chips appeared in the middle of the table with Alaei at risk.

Alaei: {A-Spades} {A-Hearts} {K-Clubs} {7-Hearts}
Mattila: {5-Spades} {7-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}

Alaei was in fine shape to double up for the chip lead. The flop {Q-Hearts} {8-Clubs} {8-Hearts} was a worthless wash for Mattila, and he was going to need serious help to knock out Alaei. The turn {3-Spades} ended the hand, and the river {A-Clubs} gave Alaei the trips and the huge pot. He was all in for 2.355 million total, so he's now doubled to 4.77 million now.

Tags: Daniel AlaeiVille Mattila