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Event #55: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Event #55: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day 3 completed

So Close Yet So Far...Day Three is Done as Proulx Leads Final Table Lineup

Miguel Proulx leads the way into an unscheduled day four!
Miguel Proulx leads the way into an unscheduled day four!

In a frantic few minutes of the PLO we'd been hoping for all day, we are suddenly at our official final table of nine players!

At that point the decision was put in the player's hands - halt play and come back tomorrow, or play it out tonight. After a brief discussion the decision was unanimous - play would stop for the day and this final table would recommence at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. Yes, indeed there is a God.

Here's how they will lineup at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon as they play it out for the 55th WSOP Championship bracelet of this series:

Seat 1: Ludovic Lacay - 2,279,000
Seat 2: Daniel Alaei - 1,800,000
Seat 3: Miguel Proulx - 2,440,000
Seat 4: Matthew Wheat - 745,000
Seat 5: Ville Mattila - 490,000
Seat 6: Trevor Uyesugi - 435,000
Seat 7: Alexander Kravchenko - 330,000
Seat 8: Stephen Pierson - 570,000
Seat 9: Dmitry Stelmak - 1,285,000

It's not the dream final table that some may have been looking for at the start of the day as the big names of Medic, Ulliott, Cousineau, Hellmuth, Dwan and Mercier all fell short. Instead it's Miguel Proulx who will lead them into play tomorrow with the chip advantage as he bagged up 2,440,000 in chips.

Thanks for your company again this evening and join us again tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. as this extended $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship reaches a conclusion.

Tags: Miguel Proulx

Jason Mercier Eliminated in 10th Place ($50,867)

Joson Mercier - 10th Place
Joson Mercier - 10th Place

In the span of about 120 seconds, three players have been eliminated and we are down to the final table. The last to bust was Jason Mercier. The remainder of his stack got into the middle after a flop of {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{K-Spades}.

Mercier: {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Alaei: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{5-Spades}

Mercier needed a third heart or a jack to hit the board, but the {7-Spades} turn and {3-Clubs} river were no help to the young pro, ending his tournament just shy of the final table.

Tags: Daniel AlaeiJason Mercier

Alessio Isaia Eliminated in 11th Place ($50,867)

Alessio Isaia - 11th place
Alessio Isaia - 11th place

Alessio Isaia raised to 80,000 from the cutoff before Ludovic Lacay re-raised the pot to 265,000. Isaia moved all in and Lacay called it off.

Isaia: {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Lacay: {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Spades}

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}{q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to give Lacay a set of aces and the pot to eliminate Isaia in 11th place for $50,867.

With that elimination the players are now redrawing to our unofficial final table of ten. We'll have the redraw for you shortly.

Tags: Alessio IsaiaLudovic Lacay

Danny Wong Eliminated in 12th Place ($50,867)

Danny Wong - 12th Place
Danny Wong - 12th Place

Down to 170,000, Danny Wong got his chips in against Matthew Wheat with a very good chance to double.

Wong: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Wheat: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

Wheat was in bad shape, but when the flop ran out {7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}, Wheat was in prime position to send Wong to the rail. The {2-Diamonds} turn and {3-Spades} river were no help to Wong and he is out in 12th place.

Tags: Danny WongMatthew Wheat

Play Resumes


Finally we're back in action!

We also have confirmation that we'll be stopping play this evening once we reach our final table of nine players. We're still a little way from that point, so if we played on to try and find ourselves a champion, we wouldn't be finishing until sometime around the year 2015. It's a sensible decision to stop and resume things fresh tomorrow afternoon.


Extended Break


This break seems kinda long. We believe there may be some computer glitches that are preventing play from resuming. We hope to be underway in a few minutes.

Updated Chip Counts at the Break

Miguel Proulx ca
Miguel Proulx
ca 2,455,000 105,000
Dmitry Stelmak ru
Dmitry Stelmak
ru 1,261,000 -4,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 1,250,000 300,000
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 1,205,000 345,000
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
it 940,000 50,000
Matthew Wheat
Matthew Wheat
590,000 -80,000
Stephen Pierson
Stephen Pierson
570,000 30,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 475,000 15,000
Trevor Uyesugi
Trevor Uyesugi
464,000 71,000
Ville Mattila fi
Ville Mattila
fi 430,000 -240,000
Alexander Kravchenko ru
Alexander Kravchenko
ru 315,000 -40,000
Danny Wong us
Danny Wong
us 170,000 -120,000