Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Players 435

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0



Zhen Cai Eliminated in 10th Place ($17,219)

[user249920] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Zhen Cai - 10th Place
Zhen Cai - 10th Place

Ashly Butler raised to 32,000 on the button, and Zhen Cai came along from the big blind.

Cai check-raised Butler's continuation-bet on the {j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop to 153,000. Butler made the call. The turn was a {10-Hearts}, and Cai moved all in. Butler snap-called, showing {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a wrap draw that turned into the nut straight.

"We've got outs," Cai said, showing {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for a set and a flush draw. The river was a {9-Diamonds}, missing Cai's hand and ending his tournament.

Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
us 1,040,000 375,000
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Zhen CaiAshly Butler

Giant Pot Ends In a Chop

[user217945] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Action started with Ashly Butler who raised to 38,000 from under the gun. He was called by Brian Hacker in the cutoff and John Cernuto in the big blind.

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Cernuto checked to Butler, who let with a bet of 68,000. Hacker called which led to a fold from Cernuto. The turn fell the {4-Hearts} and quickly Butler announced "Pot," which ended up being a bet of 250,000, more than Hacker had left in his stack.

Hacker hit the tank and was in there for nearly five minutes before someone, it's not clear who, called the clock. Hacker toughed over his decision for another 30 seconds before announcing a call and the two men went to show down.

Hacker: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}
Butler: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Hack had both flush and straight draws as well as a pair of deuces while Butler held the better hand at the moment with aces and a draw to an ace-seven low.

The river though was the {8-Hearts} locking up the high for Hacker and the low for Butler. As the dealer chopped the pot, Butler shook his head disappointedly as half of pot was shipped over to Hacker.


Cai Ships the Turn

[user249920] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Ashly Butler raised to 28,000 and found callers in Zhen Cai on the button and Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind.

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}, and Butler fired 42,000 after Zaichenko checked. Cai made the call, and Zaichenko folded. The turn paired the board with the {9-Hearts}, and Butler kept the lead with 95,000. Cai said he was all in, and Butler folded immediately.

Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
us 665,000 -15,000
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai
us 521,000 41,000

Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoAshly ButlerZhen Cai

Four-bet Pot Goes to Butler

[user217945] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Action began with Ashly Butler opening the pot with a raise to 33,000. Zhen Cai called before action folded to Andrey Zaichenko who raised to 103,000. Action all the way back to Butler who took his time before attempting to raise to 433,000, but in the end it was too much and the bet stood as a pot to 360,000 instead.

Cai quickly folded and Zaichenko only thought briefly before folding his hand. After the hand Zaichenko and Makarov began speaking to each other in Russian. Butler staged a complaint with the floor and the two were warned that they would receive a penalty if they had to be asked to only speak English at the table again.

Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
us 680,000 60,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 360,000 -80,000

Zaichenko Takes Multi-Way Pot

[user249920] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

John Cernuto raised to 42,000 from middle position, and he got a slew of callers: Ashly Butler, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman and Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind to top it off.

After a flop of {k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades}, Zaichenko fired out 100,000. Everyone got out of his way.

Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 440,000 165,000

Tags: Andrey Zaichenko

Approximate Chip Counts And Seat Draw For The Unofficial Final Table

[user217945] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Here is the seat draw for the unofficial final table as well as the unofficial chip counts.

1Andrey Zaichenko
2Brian Hacker
3Vladimir Shchmelev
4Mel Judah
5Tyler Nelson
6John Cernuto
7Ashly Butler
8Allyn Jaffrey Shulman
9Zhen Cai
10Alexey Makarov
Vladimir Shchmelev ru
Vladimir Shchmelev
ru 775,000 140,000
Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
us 620,000 53,000
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai
us 480,000 66,000
Brian Hacker us
Brian Hacker
us 410,000 171,000
Mel Judah au
Mel Judah
au 315,000 -5,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman us
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman
us 305,000 5,000
Tyler Nelson
Tyler Nelson
275,000 89,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 275,000 56,000
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 202,000 -69,000
Alexey Makarov ru
Alexey Makarov
ru 165,000 -2,000

Robert Price Eliminated in 11th Place ($17,219)

[user217945] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Robert Price
Robert Price

Almost immediately after we lost John O'Shea, Robert Price fell quickly after. Preflop, Price and Alexey Makarov got all the money in the middle. Makarov was holding {K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{9-Clubs} against Price's {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{Q-Spades} giving Makarov the best high with a pair of kings and putting no low on the board to eliminate price.

Players are now collapsing to an unofficial final table of ten.

Robert Price gb
Robert Price
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