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Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Baron Busts Nguyen in Epic Pot

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
Isaac Baron scooped the pot of the tournament so far.

We found Isaac Baron in late position engaged in a raising war with Don Nguyen in the small blind on a {9-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} flop. Baron had 69,000 in front of him, and Nguyen made it 116,000 to go. Baron paused for awhile before reaching out for his four orange chips and pulling them back, indicating he was at least calling. He dropped a stack of T5,000 chips in, a raise to 165,000.

Nguyen stared at his opponent for a couple of minutes, blinking occasionally as he studied him up and down as if looking for a sign of weakness. Finally he made it 215,000 to go. Now, it was Baron's turn to tank. After about a minute, he shoved all in for Nguyen's last 175,000 or so, and Nguyen quickly called.

Baron: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Nguyen: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Nguyen held top set but needed to catch up to Baron's nut flush. He failed to do so on the {5-Hearts} turn and {j-Hearts} river.

"In my opinion, the nine-bet is always a sign of strength," Jonas Entin said with a laugh after Nguyen had made his exit.

"I was scared," Baron said with a smile. "I had to keep looking like...I have the {a-Spades} right?"

"They always believe my eight-bets," Entin joked.

Player Chips Progress
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 785,000 340,000
Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us Busted

Tags: Jonas EntinIsaac BaronDon Nguyen