Event 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Watkinson Walks Then Returns

• Level 7: 200-400, 0 ante

Lee Watkinson was short stacked with about 1,500 and got involved in a three-way pot. Watkinson and Rob Whittenburge were both all in with Watkinson having Whittenburge covered. The unknown player had both covered by a large margin.


The board ran {4-Hearts} {Q-Spades} {10-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {J-Hearts} and Whittenburge took the main pot with his full house. The dealer shipped the side pot to the unknown player and Watkinson left.

He returned several moments later when it hit him that he should have chopped the side pot since both players had made a Broadway straight. A floorman was summoned, Watkinson received his half of the side pot (900) and was back in the tournament.

Tags: Lee WatkinsonRob Whittenburge