Event #53: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Tage:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 935

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Highlights

Highlights

Mike Matusow Eliminated in 4th Place ($75,708)

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

Bruno Fitoussi limped under the gun and Mike Matusow three-bet shoved for 230,000. Eli Elezra flatted but folded when Fitoussi four-bet pot.

Mike Matusow: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Bruno Fitoussi: {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{7-Spades}{k-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Fitoussi made the nuts on both sides. Matusow was eliminated in fourth place and received $75.708.

Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 2,300,000 -250,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,350,000 -250,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Bruno FitoussiEli ElezraMike Matusow

Couden Drags a Monster Pot with Flush over Flush

Jan_Kores • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Joey Couden
Joey Couden

Joey Couden raised to 180,000 in the cutoff and only small blind Mike Matusow called.

The {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop was checked by both players but Couden fired 300,000 on the {8-Hearts} turn. Matusow cut out calling chips and put them in front of him.

Couden fired again when the {Q-Clubs} hit the river, announcing a bet of 775,000. Matusow took about a minute and then called.

"Nut flush," Couden quickly declared, exposing {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for the nuts. Matusow said he had a queen-high flush and dropped to about 230,000 while Couden sky-rocketed to 3.4 million.

Joseph Couden us
Joseph Couden
us 3,400,000 1,300,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 230,000 -1,420,000

Tags: Mike MatusowJoey Couden

Elezra and Matusow Chop it Up

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Mike Matusow opened to 200,000 under the gun and Eli Elezra called on the button. A {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop fanned out and both players checked. The {8-Diamonds} arrived on the turn and Matusow check-called a bet of 520,000.

The {j-Diamonds} completed the board and Matusow check-called an all-in shove from Elezra to put Elezra at risk. The pot got chopped up when Elezra turned over the {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Matusow tabled the {a-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}.

Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 1,650,000 -100,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,600,000 525,000

Tags: Mike MatusowEli Elezra

Matusow Fades Low Cards

Jan_Kores • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Joey Couden raised to 180,000 and moved all in after Mike Matusow potted. Matusow immediately called.

Both players had been dealt aces but Couden was drawing to a better low with {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} versus {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

Couden had a chance to seize a chunk from Matusow when the {6-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop appeared but the {4-Hearts} paired the board.

"Paint," Matusow hoped and the dealer obliged, pulling out the {K-Hearts} river.

"I'll take it!" Matusow celebrated the chop as he escaped any damage. Both players took their chips back and the play carried on.

Joseph Couden us
Joseph Couden
us 2,100,000 430,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 1,750,000 50,000

Tags: Joey CoudenMike Matusow

Christopher Conrad Eliminated in 5th Place ($54,738)

Jan_Kores • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Christopher Conrad
Christopher Conrad

Chris Conrad raised pot under the gun and Eli Elezra double-raised to 480,000. It folded back to Conrad who called all in for roughly 450,000 total:

Chris Conrad: {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Eli Elezra: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

The dealer rolled over a board of {8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} and neither of the players improved their starting combination.

"Two fives, baby," Elezra celebrated, knowing that he just busted another player from the final table. Christopher Conrad took home $54,738 for his fifth-place finish.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,075,000 270,000
Christopher Conrad us
Christopher Conrad
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Christopher ConradEli Elezra

Fitoussi Takes a Chunk from Conrad

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Chris Conrad opened to 200,000 from the cutoff and Bruno Fitoussi defended his big blind. The flop came down {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades} and both players checked to bring the {j-Diamonds} on the turn.

Both checked again and the {4-Clubs} peeled off on the river. Fitoussi checked, Conrad bet 120,000, Fitoussi raised to 325,000 and Conrad made the call.

Fitoussi tabled the {7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for a full house and Conrad mucked.

Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 2,550,000 450,000
Christopher Conrad us
Christopher Conrad
us 450,000 -350,000

Tags: Bruno FitoussiChris Conrad

Level:
29
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
0

Fitoussi Barrels the River

Jan_Kores • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Bruno Fitoussi raised to 150,000 out of the small blind and Mike Matusow called in the big before they checked the {9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop.

Fitoussi fired 200,000 when the {7-Hearts} turn landed and Matusow quickly called.

The river was the {K-Hearts}, filling a backdoor flush draw and Fitoussi slid in a pile of 25,000-chips, making it 500,000.

Matusow tanked for almost two minutes and then decided to throw his cards into the muck.

Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 2,100,000 430,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 1,280,000 -290,000

Tags: Mike MatusowBruno Fitoussi