2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Prize Pool $1,607,970
Players 589

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0

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donpeters • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

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Paez Doubles

donpeters

After Vadzim Kursevich raised to 16,000 from under the gun, Raul Paez reraised all in for 29,000 from the small blind. Kursevich made the call holding the {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Paez held the {K-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

The {K-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} gave Kursevich a leading two pair, but the {Q-Diamonds} turn and {Q-Hearts} river counterfeited him and Paez was able to double up.

Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
es 66,000 25,000

Tags: Vadzim KursevichRaul Paez

Scott Doubles Through Williamson III

donpeters

On the {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop, Robert Williamson III bet 38,000. His opponent, Austin Scott, made the call and the turn brought the {2-Spades}. Williamson fired 105,000 and Scott called.

The river completed the board with the {5-Spades} and Williamson checked. Scott moved all in for 132,000 and Williamson called.

"Please don't have a five," said Williamson.

Scott turned over better than just a five with the {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for a full house. Williamson showed the {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for two pair.

Austin Scott us
Austin Scott
us 600,000 294,000
Robert Williamson III us
Robert Williamson III
us 50,000 -328,000

Tags: Austin ScottRobert Williamson III

Steve Merrifield Eliminated in 17th Place ($13,292)

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Galen Kester opened with a raise to 26,000 and Romik Vartzar called from the hijack seat. Action then folded over to Steve Merrifield in the small blind and he reraised all in for 95,000 total. Action folded back to Kester and he tanked for a minute before giving it up. Vartzar thought, then called.

Vartzar held the {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Merrifield the {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

The flop {9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts} kept Merrifield in front, as did the {Q-Spades} on the turn. The {5-Clubs} on the river, though, gave Vartzar a winning two pair and busted Merrifield in 17th place.

Romik Vartzar us
Romik Vartzar
us 775,000 147,000
Steve Merrifield
Steve Merrifield
Busted

Tags: Steve MerrifieldRomik Vartzar

Erik Seidel Eliminated in 18th Place ($13,282)

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Erik Seidel (Day 2) - 18th Place
Erik Seidel (Day 2) - 18th Place

Erik Seidel was all in preflop with the {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds} against Khiem Nguyen's {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}.

Seidel flopped a Broadway straight on the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} flop, but Nguyen was able to turn a flush with the {2-Hearts}. The river completed the board with the {5-Clubs} and that ended the tournament for Seidel in 18th place. He took home $13,282 for his finish.

Khiem Nguyen de
Khiem Nguyen
de 525,000 86,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us Busted

Tags: Erik SeidelKhiem Nguyen

Shuffle Up And Deal!

donpeters • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

The cards are in the air for the third and final day (hopefully) of Event 26.

Level:
19
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
0

Kursevich Leads The Final 18

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Welcome to Day 3 of Event 26, the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. A field of 589 players is down to just 18, each with hopes of capturing the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Leading the way with 741,000 is Vadzim Kursevich. Plenty of notables are hot on his heels though as Oleksii Kovalchuk, Robert Williamson III, Brett Richey, and Dutch Boyd are all within striking distance. Eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel also remains, but he is short with 71,000.

Here are the seating assignments for Day 3:

TableSeatPlayerChips
4451Steve Merrifield103,000
4452Tom Chambers379,000
4453Victor Saedon164,400
4454Thomas Pettersson243,000
4455Galen Kester123,000
4456Dutch Boyd254,000
4457Romik Vartzar628,000
4458Brett Richey304,000
4459Scott Stanko212,000
    
4511John Racener117,000
4512Vadzim Kursevich741,000
4513Austin Scott306,000
4514Oleksii Kovalchuk565,000
4515Robert Williamson III378,000
4516Khiem Nguyen499,000
4517Erik Seidel71,000
4518Jon Hoellein177,000
4519Raul Paez41,000

Play is set to resume at 2:00pm local time, about 10 minutes from now, so keep it here throughout the day as we play until the bracelet is awarded!

Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 3 started