Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $2,227,800
Players 237

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 0

Highlights

Highlights

McKenna Takes Early Momentum

mnuwwarah • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante

Michael McKenna bet 150,000 on {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs} after he and Phil Galfond saw it for the minimum. Galfond called but folded to 300,000 more on the {a-Clubs} turn.

The next hand, McKenna raised to 260,000 and Galfond called. McKenna bet 300,000 on the {5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop and Galfond called. Galfond checked the {7-Clubs} turn and folded to a bet of 600,000.

Michael McKenna us
Michael McKenna
us 8,450,000 500,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 3,400,000 -500,000

Tags: Michael McKennaPhil Galfond

Ali Abduljabbar Eliminated in 3rd Place ($240,497)

will_shill • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Ali Abduljabbar
Ali Abduljabbar

Michael McKenna raised to 240,000 and Ali Abduljabbar defended his big blind.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{j-Spades}. Abduljabbar checked and McKenna continued for 300,000. Abduljabbar then announced pot and raised to 1,460,000.

"Before you act," Abduljabbar said to McKenna. "Before you act, let me propose a toast for my rail!"

McKenna paused before he did anything and the three players, including Phil Galfond, and their respective rails all loudly said "Cheers."

"Ok let's get this in," said McKenna after a pause to count the pot.

Michael McKenna: {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Ali Abduljabbar: {a-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

"I have a set boys," said Abduljabbar.

"Low cards!" cried the rail, but the {7-Spades} turn gave McKenna a straight. The river was the {k-Spades} and Abduljabbar was eliminated in third place.

Michael McKenna us
Michael McKenna
us 7,950,000 2,550,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 3,900,000
Ali Abduljabbar us
Ali Abduljabbar
us Busted

Tags: Ali AbduljabbarMichael McKenna

Galfond Pays McKenna

mnuwwarah • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante

Right after they chopped a pot on {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} — Phil Galfond played {3-}{2-} for a low straight and Michael McKenna had {a-}{3-} for low — Galfond and McKenna saw a board of {q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}.

McKenna bet 400,000 on the river and Galfond considered awhile and called, losing to {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for trips.

Michael McKenna us
Michael McKenna
us 5,400,000 615,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 3,900,000 -515,000

Tags: Michael McKennaPhil Galfond

Level:
29
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
0

Abduljabbar Bluffs Some Off

mnuwwarah • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Phil Galfond completed and Ali Abduljabbar checked. They both checked the flop to a board of {9-Hearts}{3-Spades}{a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}. Galfond bet 100,000 and Abduljabbar made it 250,000. Galfond called and the river was a {3-Diamonds}.

Galfond checked and Abduljabbar bet 300,000. Galfond called and his opponent must have indicated it was a bluff, because Galfond turned over {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} for trips.

Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 5,450,000 1,650,000
Ali Abduljabbar us
Ali Abduljabbar
us 2,580,000 -320,000

Tags: Ali AbduljabbarPhil Galfond

Chad Power Eliminated in 4th Place ($168,275)

will_shill • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Chad Power
Chad Power

Chad Power raised to 300,000 and Phil Galfond re-raised. The other players folded and Power was all in.

Chad Power: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Phil Galfond: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

"Hearts are good, a jack is good," said Power, "And low cards."

The flop came {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. "A jack would be good," said Power. The turn was the {a-Diamonds}. "That's bad," he said. The river was the {10-Hearts} and he was eliminated in fourth place.

Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 3,800,000 900,000
Chad Power us
Chad Power
us Busted

Tags: Chad PowerPhil Galfond

Friendly Double from McKenna to Power

mnuwwarah • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Michael McKenna opened for 300,000 and reluctantly called the shove of Chad Power, who had 855,000 in the small blind.

Michael McKenna: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Chad Power: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

"Look at this cheese!" Power exclaimed. "Don't let me lose to this piece of trash. I wouldn't play that hand at a discount."

He didn't as the board ran {2-Hearts}{a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades}{a-Hearts}.

"Man, we are friends, but I didn't know we were that good of friends," Power joked.

Michael McKenna us
Michael McKenna
us 4,450,000 -950,000
Chad Power us
Chad Power
us 1,810,000 910,000

Tags: Chad PowerMichael McKenna

Chris Lee Eliminated in 5th Place ($120,263)

will_shill • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Chris Lee
Chris Lee

Chris Lee raised to 350,000 from under the gun. Michael McKenna defended his big blind and then put Lee all in on the {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{9-Spades} flop. Lee called.

Chris Lee: {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Michael McKenna: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The turn {a-Spades} gave McKenna a flush and Lee could not make his low on the {q-Clubs} river and he was eliminated in fifth place for $120,263

Michael McKenna us
Michael McKenna
us 5,400,000 760,000
Chris Lee us
Chris Lee
us Busted

Tags: Chris LeeMichael McKenna

Marco Johnson Eliminated in 6th Place ($87,830)

mnuwwarah • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson

Marco Johnson opened for 350,000 under the gun. Michael McKenna called in the next seat and they saw a {6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop heads up. Johnson potted and McKenna said he was setting him in for the last 200,000 or so.

Marco Johnson: {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Michael McKenna: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Top set for McKenna and the {k-Clubs} and {k-Hearts} runout was clean for him, good for a knockout with queens full.

Michael McKenna us
Michael McKenna
us 4,640,000 1,390,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us Busted

Tags: Marco JohnsonMichael McKenna