Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Preispool $1,870,050
Players 685

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 0

Romik Vartzar Eliminated in 11th Place ($24,441)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Romik Vartzar - 11th Place
Romik Vartzar - 11th Place

Catching the action on the {A-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop, we found Romik Vartzar leading out for 35,000 from the big blind.

The preflop raiser - Zimnan Ziyard - made the call as the {k-Spades} landed on the turn and Vartzar moved all in for his last 65,000. Ziyard instantly made the call.

Vartzar: {K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Ziyard: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{7-Spades}

With Vartzar drawing dead, he was headed to the rail in 11th place to leave us with an unofficial final table of ten.

Tags: Zimnan ZiyardRomik Vartzar

A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
John Juanda
John Juanda

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

John Juanda33621$410,067
Amir Lehavot330.7521$578,454
Sean Getzwiller32521$647,854
Steve Landfish317.7020$330,044
Viacheslav Zhukov31511$465,216
Jake Cody313.1321$856,427
Daniel Idema309.5021$384,738
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier299.2531$364,565
Allen Bari292.6331$883,469
Jason Sommerville291.5021$525,274

*Standings through Event #28

Action Slowing

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

With players only one elimination from moving to the Thunder-Dome, and another from making a WSOP final table, it is understandable that play has tightened.

With the difference between busting now and collecting the gold bracelet nearly $400,000, we do expect that this conservative play may continue for a while.

A Milli, A Milli, A Milli

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

After knocking out Jeremy Harkin in 12th place, Ben Lamb proceeded to raise the action the next two hands to successfully win the blinds.

With those two pots, Lamb has just pushed over the one-million chip mark.

Tags: Ben Lamb

Harder Pushes Out Parker

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Christian Harder limped the small blind only to have Brock Parker pot the action to 36,000 from the big. Harder made the call before checking the {4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{K-Spades} flop as Parker continued for 45,000.

Harder slid out a check-raise of 140,000, and after a moment of deliberation, Parker kicked his cards to the muck.

Tags: Brock ParkerChristian Harder

Jeremy Harkin Eliminated in 12th Place ($24,441)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Jeremy Harkin - 12th Place
Jeremy Harkin - 12th Place

Catching the action on the {10-Hearts}{J-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, we found Jeremy Harkin all in against Ben Lamb.

Harkin: {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Lamb: {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

With Harkin holding a wrap and superior flush-draw, the {7-Diamonds} on the turn, followed by the {3-Diamonds} on the river would see him brick out and be forced to exit in 12th place as Lamb moves to 970,000 in chips.

Tags: Ben LambJeremy Harkin

Andrew Chen Eliminated in 13th Place ($19,429)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Andrew Chen - 14th Place
Andrew Chen - 14th Place

Andrew Chen potted from the button to 42,000 only to have Adam Junglen three-bet the small blind to 90,000. Chen pushed his 122,000 total into the pot and Junglen made the call.

Chen: {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Junglen: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} to see Junglen send Chen to the rail in 13th place while moving his stack up to 730,000 in chips.

Tags: Andrew ChenAdam Junglen

Cards Back In The Air

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

The players have returned from their 20 minute break and cards are in the air.