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Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,151,550
Players 853

Level Info

Level 32
Limits 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 0

Highlights

Highlights

McMaster Expanding His Lead

DegenOnTour • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 0 ante
Derek McMaster
Derek McMaster

John Esposito raised from the button to 200,000 and both Derek McMaster (small blind), and Jason Berilgen (big blind) called to see a flop.

The {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop was dealt and all three players checked. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and McMaster lead out with a bet of 200,000. Berilgen called but Esposito got out of the way.

The {j-Hearts} river completed the board and McMaster put in another bet of 200,000. Berilgen called again but his {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} lost the pot to McMaster's {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}.

Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 3,900,000 1,300,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 2,500,000 500,000
John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 2,100,000 -1,000,000

Tags: Derek McMasterJason BerilgenJohn Esposito

David Halpern Eliminated in 4th Place ($70,231)

MartianNews • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 0 ante
David Halpern
David Halpern

Action folded to David Halpern in the small blind, he made it two bets and Derek McMaster elected to push Halpern all in from the big blind. Halpern called for his 250,000 stack and the two turned over their hands.

David Halpern: {a-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Derek McMaster: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

The dealer fanned out {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} on the flop and McMaster took the lead with his pair of queens. An {8-Clubs} landed on the turn, giving Halpern some scoop and low outs, but the {j-Diamonds} on the river did not improve his hand as McMaster took down the pot with his pair of queens, sending Halpern out in fourth place for $70,231.

Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 2,600,000 100,000
David Halpern us
David Halpern
us Busted

Tags: David HalpernDerek McMaster

McMaster Shows a Monster

MartianNews • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 0 ante
Derek McMaster
Derek McMaster

Jason Berilgen opened in the cutoff, John Esposito called on the button and Derek McMaster defended his big blind. The dealer fanned out {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{5-Hearts} on the flop and action checked to Esposito who bet.

McMasters was the only player to call and a {4-Hearts} peeled off on the turn. McMasters bet, Esposito made it two and McMasters instantly made it three bets.

Esposito mucked his cards, sending the pot to McMaster who smiled as he showed {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} face up for a straight flush.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 3,100,000 -800,000
Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 2,500,000 800,000

Tags: Derek McMasterJason BerilgenJohn Esposito

Level:
31
Limits:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
0

Berilgen Wins Big Without Showdown

DegenOnTour • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante
Jason Berilgen
Jason Berilgen

David Halpern raised from the cutoff to 160,000 and Derek McMaster put in three bets worth 240,000 from the button. Small blind Jason Berilgen called and big blind John Esposito got out of the way. Halpern called to see a three-way flop.

The flop fell {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Berilgen put in a bet of 80,000. The bet was called by Halpern but McMaster bet 160,000. Both Berilgen and Halpern called.

The turn was the {7-Clubs} and it checked to McMaster who bet 160,000. Both Berilgen and Halpern called to see the {7-Hearts} river.

Berilgen lead out again with a bet of 160,000 and that was enough to make both his opponents fold.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 4,300,000 100,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 2,500,000 1,200,000
Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 1,300,000 -600,000
David Halpern us
David Halpern
us 490,000 -1,010,000

Tags: David HalpernDerek McMasterJason BerilgenJohn Esposito

McMaster Extracts a Large Pot from Berilgen

MartianNews • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante

Derek McMaster opened in the small blind, Jason Berilgen defended his big blind and the flop came down {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. McMaster bet, Berilgen pushed in two and McMaster called.

The {k-Diamonds} landed as a turn card, McMaster checked to Berilgen who bet and McMaster called. The {9-Hearts} came down on the river, McMaster pushed in a bet and Berilgen called.

Berilgen tabled {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for a nine high flush and it would be no good when McMaster turned over {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for the nut flush. McMaster moved back up to second on the leaderboard after that hand.

Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 1,900,000 700,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 1,300,000 -800,000

Tags: Derek McMasterJason Berilgen

Esposito Bets Flop, Takes It Down

MartianNews • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante

Derek McMaster raised in the cutoff, Jason Berilgen pushed in three bets on the button, John Esposito called in the small blind and McMaster called as well.

The dealer turned over an all spade flop of {j-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Spades} and Esposito took the lead with a bet. Both of his opponents quickly mucked and Esposito pulled in a relatively easy pot.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 4,200,000 900,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 2,100,000 -200,000
Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 1,200,000 -500,000

Tags: Derek McMasterJason BerilgenJohn Esposito

Joseph Aronesty Eliminated in 5th Place ($50,646)

DegenOnTour • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante
Joseph Aronesty
Joseph Aronesty

Joseph Aronesty sat on the button with less than a big bet and he called. He left himself with just 30,000 behind and Jason Berilgen called from the small blind. Big blind John Esposito checked his option and they went to the flop.

The dealer put down the {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop and Aronesty put his last 30,000 in the middle after it checked to him. Both players in the blinds called.

The turn was the {4-Spades} and both players checked. They did the exact same thing on the {k-Spades} river.

The cards were unknown but we can confirm that Joseph Aronesty busted out of the tournament in 5th place, cashing for $50,646.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 3,300,000 200,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 2,400,000 800,000
Joseph Aronesty us
Joseph Aronesty
us Busted

Tags: Jason BerilgenJohn EspositoJoseph Aronesty