Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Tage:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 967

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

Highlights

Highlights

Michael "Boonie" Kleist Eliminated in 5th Place ($54,855)

MarcC
Michael Kleist finished 5th
Michael Kleist finished 5th

Michael "Boonie" Kleist is the latest player to be go after he was eliminated over the course of two hands by Gavin Griffin.

Boonie opened and called Griffins's three-bet to see a {2-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop. He checked called a bet here and on the {10-Spades} turn before both players checked the {j-Hearts} river. Griffin opened the lowly {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades} but managed to scoop.

That left Boonie with just 50,000 chips in the big blind. Griffin isolated him by raising and the cards wee on theit backs.

Griffin: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Boonie: {q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}

The board ran {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} to give Griffin two-pair.

Gavin Griffin us
Gavin Griffin
us 2,500,000 325,000
Michael "Boonie" Kleist
Michael "Boonie" Kleist
Ausgeschieden

Tags: Michael "Boonie" KleistGavin Griffin

Level:
29
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
0

Break Time

MarcC • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

The players are on a 20-minute break. Official chip counts coming right up.

Tapscott Dropping Fast

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Gavin Griffin raised to 100,000 and Herbert Tapscott made the call. The flop brought {10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was the {10-Clubs} and Tapscott check-called 100,000. The river was the {A-Clubs} and Tapscott check-folded to another 100,000 chip bet.

A couple of hands later Hua raised from the button to 100,000 and Tapscott called from the button. The flop brought out {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and Hua bet 50,000 after which Tapscott put him all in for 65,000 chips total. Hua called and showed {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a flopped flush and Tapscott was drawing very thin with his {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}. "Runner runner," Tapscott announced but the turn, the {10-Clubs}, and river, {K-Diamonds}, didn't help him out. Hua is back in the race while Tapscott dropped a lot of chips.

Gavin Griffin us
Gavin Griffin
us 2,175,000 600,000
Herbert Tapscott us
Herbert Tapscott
us 795,000 -805,000
Can Kim Hua
Can Kim Hua
400,000 355,000

Tags: Can Kim HuaHerbert TapscottGavin Griffin

Boonie! Boonie!

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Michael "Boonie" Kleist
Michael "Boonie" Kleist

Michael "Boonie" Kleist has been very quiet since dinner but not anymore.

He was down to 95,000 in the small blind and called all-in after a Herbert Tapscott raise and Ashly Butler call.

The {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{5-Spades} board was checked all the way down. Boonie opened {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for two-pair and scooped the main pot.

The very next hand he maneuvered Tapscott off his hand on the turn of a {7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades} board.

Boonie has the most support on the rail and they went wild!

Michael "Boonie" Kleist
Michael "Boonie" Kleist
420,000 170,000

Tags: Michael "Boonie" KleistHerbert TapscottAshly Butler

John Racener Eliminated in 6th Place ($41,121)

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John Racener
John Racener

From the cutoff Gavin Griffin raised to 100,000 and John Racener called from the small blind. Herbert Tapscott was in the big blind and decided to call as well. The flop was {2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Racener lead out for 50,000 getting both his opponents to call.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Racener was all-in for his final 10,000 chips. Both his opponents made the call. Racener showed {A-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Spades} against Griffin who had {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Tapscott tabled {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and the river was the {J-Hearts}.

Griffin picked up the low half of the pot with the nut low and the high went to Tapscott who had made two pair, eights and deuces. Racener was left with two pair, deuces and sixes, and he got eliminated from the tournament in sixth place.

Herbert Tapscott us
Herbert Tapscott
us 1,600,000 50,000
Gavin Griffin us
Gavin Griffin
us 1,575,000 275,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Gavin GriffinHerbert TapscottJohn Racener

Tapscott Movd into the Lead

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Herbert Tapscott was down to around 65,000 not so long ago, but he just won a pot to take over the lead from Gavin Griffin.

These two players and Ashly Butler had made it all the way to the river where the board read {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. There had been action all the way down swelling the pot to around a 900,000.

Griffin had a stab on the river and was called by Tapscott.

Griffin: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades} for ace-king high.
Tapscott: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades} for queens.
Butler had open folded {a-}{a-}{6-}{4-} just before this and was instantly regretting it after he saw his opponents' hands.

Herbert Tapscott us
Herbert Tapscott
us 1,550,000 300,000
Gavin Griffin us
Gavin Griffin
us 1,300,000 -400,000
Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
us 700,000

Tags: Ashly ButlerHerbert TapscottGavin Griffin

Thayer Rasmussen Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,278)

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Thayer Rasmussen
Thayer Rasmussen

Thayer Rasmussen just raised all in for 95,000 and he got called by Gavin Griffin who was on the button and Can Kim Hua who was in the small blind. John Racener was in the big blind with just 105,000 chips left behind and after giving it some thought he opted to fold.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{5-Spades} and both players checked. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Hua bet 100,000, Griffin called. On the river the {9-Spades} hit and Hua bet another 100,000. Griffin immediately threw in 200,000 and the pressure was back on Hua. He gave it some thought before making the call leaving himself with just 45,000 chips left behind.

Griffin showed {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the nut straight and Rasmussen was done, he showed {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and had failed to improve. Hua was frustrated and didn't want to show his cards, but since this was an all-in showdown the dealer tabled his {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. We are down to six players with two players in dire need of a double up.

Gavin Griffin us
Gavin Griffin
us 1,700,000 350,000
Herbert Tapscott us
Herbert Tapscott
us 1,250,000 450,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 105,000 -295,000
Can Kim Hua
Can Kim Hua
45,000 -505,000
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Can Kim HuaGavin GriffinHerbert TapscottJohn RacenerThayer Rasmussen

Herbert is Back!

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He was all but out the door but as it turned out Herbert Tapscott wasn't going anywhere. Herbert Tapscott just made it 100,000 from under the gun +1 and Hua defended his big blind. The flop came down {K-Spades}{J-Spades}{4-Spades} and Hua lead out for 50,000. Tapscott called and the turn was the {9-Spades}. Hua bet 100,000 and Tapscott called again.

On the river the {2-Hearts} popped up and Hua checked to Tapscott who now put in 100,000. Hua tanked for a bit before folding and Tapscott is right back in this thing! The stacks are shallow and anything could happen with these seven remaining players.

Herbert Tapscott us
Herbert Tapscott
us 800,000 570,000
Can Kim Hua
Can Kim Hua
550,000 -385,000

Tags: Herbert TapscottCan Kim Hua