Jerrod Ankenman, Ben Yu, and Nikolai Yakovenko are currently engaged in conversation about how losing hands in our two games, Omaha 8 & Stud 8, causes different types of pain. And creates different challenges for those attempting to move on.
"People are resigned to their fate in stud," opined Yakovenko. "But in Omaha, people can't get over it."
We're nearing the end of Level 24, during which time our remaining 36 players will have one last 20-minute break during which to try to rid themselves of the memories of hands gone wrong.
Simon Kearney is out. By the time he reached sixth street versus Benjamin Lukas all of his chips were at risk. The pair were dealt their final cards, and Lukas had -- kings up for high and no low. Kearney had and wanted to squeeze a non-pairing low card, a five, or an ace. But he was dealt the and hits the rail in 37th place.
Bart Hanson had fired all the way but was raised on seventh and made the call with just 1,000 behind. Hanson had for a Jack-high flush and a 8-7-6-3-2 low but unbelievably Gelencser had him pipped both ways. The Hungarian turned over for an Ace-high flush and an 8-7-5-3-A low to scoop.
Hanson had 1,000 left and couldn't mount a comeback, getting eliminated next hand.
Gregory Jamison just shipped across a huge pot with fitting perfectly with a board of for the nut-nut. Robert Mangino and Kyle Burnside were already in by the turn and Francesco Barbaro paid off a bet on the river as well getting crippled as a result.
Allen Kessler raised from middle position, Scott Bohlman called from the hijack, and Maksim Karandeyev called with his last 1,400 from the button. Thomas Keller called as well from the big blind, and the flop came . Keller checked, Kessler bet, Bohlman raised, Keller folded, and Kessler called.
The turn was the , and Kessler soon had the last of his chips in versus Bohlman.
The river was the , which meant there was no low and Bohlman's trip queens made the best high hand. Karandeyev goes out in 47th, Kessler in 46th, and Bohlman now has about 85,000.
Jim Ferrel is out bubble boy, all in during a three-way hand involving Michael Binger and Michael Mariakis. Mariakis bet the river of a board with Binger tank-folding, Mariakis showed for the second nut low and the nut flush, Ferrel could only table for two pair sending everyone into the money.