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Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $2,124,400
Players 452

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 0



Michael Tabarelli Eliminated in 13th Place ($21,031)

[user80015] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Michael Tabarelli - 13th place
Michael Tabarelli - 13th place

Joseph Leung opened to 24,000 from under the gun and Michael Tabarelli three-bet the button to 90,000. Once the action was back on Leung, he announced he was all in and Tabarelli deliberated for a few moments before making the call for his 260,000 total.

Tabarelli: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Leung: {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

The flop of {J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} furthered Leung's advantage before the {7-Clubs} and {3-Spades} on the turn and river improved Leung to quads as Tabarelli hit the rail in 13th place for a $21,031 payday.

Michael Tabarelli it
Michael Tabarelli
it Busted

Tags: Joseph LeungMichael Tabarelli

Bakes Doubles, But Still Short

123md • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

In a battle of the blinds with the board reading {J-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{K-Spades}{K-Clubs}, Michael Drummond bet 28,000 from the small blind. David "Bakes" Baker raised to 62,000 in the big blind, Drummong called and the {A-Diamonds} river completed the board. Drummond came out swinging with 122,000 and Baker called.

Drummmond tabled {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for kingss full of aces, Baker mucked and Drummong collected the pot.

Shortly thereafter Baker raised to 42,000 in the cutoff, Drummond reraised to effectively 62,000 from the big blind and Baker called all in.

Drummond: {A-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Baker: {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {K-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}, giving Baker kings full of sixes to double up.

Michael Drummond us
Michael Drummond
us 625,000 95,000
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 130,000 -178,000

Tags: David "Bakes" BakerMichael Drummond

Nuts for Hale

[user80015] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Michael Drummond raised to 24,000 and both Brant Hale and Demis Hassabis called from the blinds.

Drummond continued for 36,000 on the {8-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop with only Hale calling as both players checked down the {A-Clubs} and {K-Diamonds} on the turn and river.

Hale tabled his {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} for the nut full house and scooped the pot to move to over 660,000 in chips.

Brant Hale us
Brant Hale
us 665,000 82,000
Michael Drummond us
Michael Drummond
us 530,000 -16,000

Tags: Demis HassabisMichael DrummondBrant Hale

Kilpatrick Takes From Leung

123md • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Picking up the action with the board reading {Q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, Kory Kilpatrick check-called 32,000 from Joseph Leung to see the {3-Diamonds} river. Kilpatrick checked again and Leung fired 66,000. Kilpatrick check-raised to 146,000 and after a few moments Leung called.

Kilpatrick tabled {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{4-Spades} for the ace-high flush to win the pot.

Joseph Leung ca
Joseph Leung
ca 630,000 -188,000
Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
us 505,000 172,000

Tags: Joseph LeungKory Kilpatrick

Early Win for Schmidt

[user80015] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Phil Laak ran into the tournament area and quickly took a seat before his hand could be mucked. Laak min-raised to 24,000 and both Ryan Schmidt and Richard Ashby made the call.

The dealer spread a {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} flop and it would be a 41,000-chip bet from Schmidt that would see him capture the pot once Ashby and Laak mucked.

Tags: Phil LaakRichard AshbyRyan Schmidt

Play Underway

[user80015] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

The cards are now in the air for Day 3 of Event #42!

Once we lose one more player, we will redraw to two new tables of six, before redrawing once again when we reach the final seven players.


Laak Headlines Strong Final 13 for Day 3 of Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha!

Phil Laak
Phil Laak

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for Day 3 of Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha!

Just two days ago 452 players took to the felt, and now all that is left is just 13 players eyeing the third Pot-Limit Omaha WSOP bracelet of the series and the $541,747 first prize.

The overwhelming chip leader is Phil Laak who won two monster three-way pots late in Day 2 to see his chip stack sky rocket. The first saw him hold with bottom two-pair before the second one launched him over 1 million in chips when his overpair and flush draw held against a Fernando Brunca's full wrap and Phil Galfond's semi-wrap.

Once the day ended, Laak had amassed an impressive 1,087,000-chip stack to sit well ahead of Canadians Joseph Leung (818,000) and Sorel Mizzi (735,000). Also in contention are WSOP bracelet winners Richard "Chufty" Ashby (426,000), Kory Kilpatrick (333,000) and David "Bakes" Baker (308,000).

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand when play recommences at 1:00 p.m. (PDT) as we provide extensive live updates throughout the day of every pot, re-pot and full wrap as we write the path of the Event #42 Champion!

Tags: Phil Laak

Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
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