Live Events 1
Event #35: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $1,558,000
Players 328

Level Info

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

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 328

Highlights

Highlights

Mike Watson Eliminated in 4th Place ($115,117)

zedmaster84 • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Mike Watson
Mike Watson

Jesus Cortes min-raised the button and Mike Watson three-bet the pot in the small blind. Cortes piled in the additional 500,000 and they headed to the {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop on which Watson moved in for 12 blinds and Cortes called with the superior stack.

Mike Watson: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}
Jesus Cortes: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

The {q-Diamonds} turn once again kept Watson in contention but this time he didn't hold up as Cortes rivered a full house thanks to the {6-Spades}. Watson surpassed more than $3 million in WSOP cashes but had to settle for 4th place and $115,117.03.

Mike Watson Eliminated in 4th Place
Mike Watson Eliminated in 4th Place
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 4,544,404 1,481,996
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 2,649,784 50,000
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
br 1,005,812 -100,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca Busted

Tags: Jesus CortesMike Watson

Helppi On the Rise Again

zedmaster84 • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Jesus Cortes and Juha Helppi claimed pots to pull ahead while Belarmino "Iseey0urcard" De Souza dropped back to a mere 11 big blinds. De Souza limped in and called a pot-sized raise to 450,000 by Helppi only to check-fold the {10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop as Helppi made it 300,000 to go.

Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 3,062,408 448,500
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 2,599,784 1,150,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 1,431,996 -650,000
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
br 1,105,812 -948,500

Tags: Belarmino De SouzaJesus CortesJuha Helppi

Helppi Can't Hold With Aces as De Souza Doubles

zedmaster84 • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Belarmino "Iseey0urcard" De Souza was the shortest stack among the final four and raised the pot first to act only for Juha Helppi to three-bet the pot. De Souza eventually called all-in for nine and a half big blinds total.

Belarmino "Iseey0urcard" De Souza: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Juha Helppi: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

De Souza needed a big flop and got it with a flushdraw on {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. The {7-Clubs} turn added a gutshot on top and the {10-Spades} river completed the flush for the Brazilian.

Belarmino De Souza doubles through Juha Helppi
Belarmino De Souza doubles through Juha Helppi
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 2,613,908 500,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 2,081,996 -150,000
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
br 2,054,312 452,156
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 1,449,784 -802,156

Tags: Belarmino de SouzaJuha Helppi

Watson Rising

zedmaster84 • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Mike Watson has claimed four out of six hands and bumped up his stack to nearly close the gap to Jess Cortes and Juha Helppi, the latter of which he beat in the biggest pot.

Helppi min-raised the button and Watson came along to the {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, on which he check-called a bet of 148,500 by Helppi. No betting action followed on the {3-Hearts} turn and {q-Clubs} river as Watson earned the checkmark with {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades} for two pair as Helppi only had {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a pair of eights.

Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 2,251,940 -738,500
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 2,231,996 968,500
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 2,113,908 -70,000
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
br 1,602,156 -160,000

Tags: Juha HelppiMike Watson

Level:
28
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
0

Four Remain; Helppi Still in the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Juha Helppi remains the chip leader with four remaining after taking a pot from Jesus Cortes and they are currently on a scheduled six-minute break.

Helppi flopped top pair and turned a wrap to then river trips queens with {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs} on a board of {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. Cortes paid 320,000 on the turn with {j-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a pair and flushdraw but bricked the river.

Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 3,310,440 760,000
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
br 2,122,156 560,000
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 1,503,908 -878,800
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 1,263,496 -441,200

Tags: Juha HelppiJesus Cortes

Another Big River for Watson

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Mike Watson Doubles Through Juha Helppi
Mike Watson Doubles Through Juha Helppi

Jesus Cortes chipped up some after forcing a fold from Juha Helppi who then suffered another setback. Mike Watson raised the pot off his short stack and four-bet jammed for 812,348 as Helppi potted it from the small blind. Helppi tossed in the few extra chips to set up the following showdown.

Mike Watson: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Juha Helppi: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Watson found a gutshot to go with his overcard on the {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Spades} flop and instead went runner-runner wheel on the {2-Diamonds} turn and {4-Hearts} river.

Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 2,550,440 -1,052,348
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 2,382,708 560,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 1,704,696 772,348
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
br 1,562,156 -280,000

Tags: Jesus CortesJuha HelppiMike Watson

Helppi Takes From De Souza and Watson

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Juha Helppi took down three pots in a row and established a solid lead over the remaining three contenders.

Belarmino "Iseey0urcard" De Souza limp-called a raise to 240,000 by Helppi and check-called 158,400 on a {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop. De Souza's check was met by another bet worth 398,400 by Helppi and that shut down all further resistance.

Up next, Mike Watson min-raised to 160,000 and Helppi made the call from the small blind. They checked to the {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs} river on which Helppi check-called 200,000 by Watson, who was caught bluffing with the {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Helppi claimed the pot with {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}.

Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 3,602,788 868,400
Belarmino De Souza br
Belarmino De Souza
br 1,842,156 -508,400
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 1,822,708 250,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 932,348 -610,000

Tags: Juha HelppiMike WatsonBelarmino De Souza

Level:
27
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
0