Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship



Oppenheim Beats Alaei in Razz



After just having doubled up John Hennigan, David Oppenheim just won some chips off Daniel Alaei.

Daniel Alaei{x-}{x-} / {4-}{9-}{J-}{7-} / {x-}
David Oppenheim{x-}{x-} / {4-}{7-}{10-}{J-} / {x-}

Alaei completed it on third street and Oppenheim called. Oppenheim bet fourth and fith, Alaei called. On sixth street Alaei had the betting lead, and he bet. Oppenheim called and Alaei checked to him on seventh street. Oppenheim put in another bet and Alaei called.

Oppenheim showed {A-}{3-}{8-} and took down the pot with an eight-seven-four-three-ace low.

David Oppenheim us
David Oppenheim
us 1,090,000 255,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 975,000 -35,000

Tags: Daniel AlaeiDavid Oppenheim

Two Pair for Schwartz


Limit Hold'em

Bill Chen raised from early position and Luke Schwartz reraised from the cutoff seat. Chen called and the flop came down {J-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Chen bet and Schwartz raised. Chen called.

The turn was the {9-Clubs} and Chen bet. Schwartz raised and Chen called. The river was the {6-Hearts} and Schwartz raised after Chen bet again. Chen callled.

Schwartz showed the {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for two pair and won the pot.

Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 1,240,000 500,000
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 635,000 -285,000

Tags: Bill ChenLuke Schwartz

Henningan Survives



The $91,549 money bubble is near, and John Henningan just doubled up to give himself another chance at making it. David Oppenheim lost the hand, but he's still in good shape.

John Hennigan{9-}{8-} / {5-}{J-}{5-}{A-} / {9-}
David Oppenheim{5-}{4-} / {10-}{K-}{K-}{7-} / {4-}

Oppenheim had the bring in, Hennigan completed it and Oppenheim called. On fourth street Hennigan bet, Oppenheim called. On fifth Hennigan moved all in, and Oppenheim made the call.

Hennigan's hand held up and he's back up to 220,000 chips.

David Oppenheim us
David Oppenheim
us 835,000 -135,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 220,000 115,000

Tags: David OppenheimJohn Hennigan

Does Lisandro Have a Problem with Schwartz?

[user68268] • Level 17
Jeff Lisandro
Jeff Lisandro

Luke Schwartz took a moment to walk over and check on Viktor Blom on one of the other tables. When he got to the table and peeked in behind Blom, he saw Blom was in a hand and had just put chips in. Jeff Lisandro was next to act and slowly turned his head up and to the right to look at Schwartz. Lisandro then looked back forward just as slowly before once again rotating back to Schwartz.

"You still in the game?" asked Lisandro to Schwartz.

Schwartz said that he was and Lisandro gave a slight nod. "You got a problem with that?" asked Schwartz.

Lisandro gave a slight shake of his head and said, "I've got no problem if you're still in the game," before Schwartz headed back to his table.

Tags: Jeff LisandroLuke SchwartzViktor Blom

Monnette Adds Some in Razz



John Monnette is close to racking up his sixth World Series of Poker cash of the year, but he's still one of the shortest stacks as we are two off the money.

Bill Chen{x-}{x-} / {2-}{9-}{J-} - Fold
David Baker{x-}{x-} / {8-}{6-}{7-}{J-} / {x-}
John Monnette{x-}{x-} / {4-}{8-}{7-}{2-} / {x-}

Bill Chen completed it on third street, and both David Baker and John Monnette called. On fourth street Monnette had the best board, he bet and Baker and Chen called. On fifth street Monnette checked, as did Chen, and Baker bet. Monnette called and Chen folded.

On sixth street it was Monnette who lead again, and Baker called. Seventh street was dealt down and Monnette fired out another bet. Baker folded and without showdown Monnette took down a big pot.

Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 920,000 -40,000
David ODB Baker us
David ODB Baker
us 910,000 -140,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 540,000 -3,000

Tags: Bill ChenDavid BakerJohn Monnette

Flush for Oppenheim



Roland Israelashvili{x-}{x-} / {J-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / {x-}
David Oppenheim{x-}{x-} / {Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} / {x-}

Roland Israelashvili completed and David Oppenheim made the call on third street. On fourth, fifth and sixth, Israelashvili fired bets with Oppenheim making the call each time. On seventh street, Israelashvili checked, Oppenheim bet and Israelashvili called.

Oppenheim shwoed the {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a diamond flush and Israelashvili mucked his hand.

David Oppenheim us
David Oppenheim
us 970,000 175,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 373,000 -209,000

Tags: David OppenheimRoland Israelashvili

Mizrachi Scoops Blom



On the button, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi raised. Viktor Blom reraised from the small blind and Mizrachi called.

The flop came down {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Blom checked. Mizrachi bet and Blom called. The turn was the {9-Diamonds} and Blom check-called again.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Blom checked. Mizrachi bet and Blom called.

Mizrachi showed the {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} for a straight to the nine and an ace-five for the low. He scooped the pot.

Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 1,620,000 256,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 680,000 -309,000

Tags: Michael MizrachiViktor Blom