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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 to Friday, July 1, 2016

Event #51: $10,000 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,760,000
  • Entries: 400
  • Remaining: 14
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7/1/2016 5:02:38 PM PST (about 11 minutes ago)
Junayed Khan vs. Jesper Hougaard

Junayed Khan (pictured) raises from the cutoff and Jesper Hougaard defends his big blind.

The flop is    . Hougaard checks, Khan continues with a bet, and Hougaard check-raises to 200,000. Khan calls. The turn is the  , and Hougaard bets 285,000. Khan calls again, and the river is the  . Hougaard eyes up his remaining stack, then bets 485,000. Khan calls.

Hougaard shows      for two pair, sevens and sixes.

Khan shows     , winning the big pot with trip sixes. He's nearing the chip lead, now neck and neck with Tommy Le.

Junayed Khan - 3,450,000 (115 bb)
Jesper Hougaard - 450,000 (15 bb)

7/1/2016 5:01:52 PM PST (about 12 minutes ago)
Dmitry Savelyev Eliminated by James Obst In 16th Place ($29,639)

Dmitry Savelyev eliminated

Dmitry Savelyev limps under the gun and Tommy Le calls. James Obst raises to 135,000 from late position and Savelyev moves all in for around 350,000. Le folds and Obst calls.


The board runs out       and Obst's full house eliminates Savelyev in 15th place.

James Obst - 2,600,000 (86 bb)
Dmitry Savelyev - Eliminated in 15th Place For $29,639

7/1/2016 4:58:41 PM PST (about 15 minutes ago)
Michael Krasienko Eliminated by Junayed Khan in 16th Place ($29,639)

Michael Krasienko (pictured) was crippled down to about 75,000 on the last hand before the redraw, and he gets his last chips all in on the first hand at the final two tables. It's a battle of the blinds, and it's Junayed Khan who puts him at risk.


The board runs out      , and Khan wins the pot with two pair, aces and kings. Krasienko is eliminated in 16th place.

Junayed Khan - 2,400,000 (80 bb)
Michael Krasienko - Eliminated in 16th place ($29,639)

7/1/2016 4:40:15 PM PST (about 33 minutes ago)
Final Two Tables

Table 1
Seat 1: Junayed Khan - 2,400,000
Seat 2: Michael Krasienko - 75,000
Seat 3: Melad Marji - 1,575,000
Seat 4: Yuri Dzivielevski - 630,000
Seat 5: Jesper Hougaard - 1,640,000
Seat 6: Loren Klein - 2,075,000
Seat 7: Harley Stoffmaker - 300,000
Seat 8: Dominique Mosley - 1,225,000

Table 2
Seat 1: James Obst - 1,800,000
Seat 2: Matthew Parry - 500,000
Seat 3: Travis Pearson - 1,255,000
Seat 4: Max Silver - 850,000
Seat 5: Matt Sterling - 650,000
Seat 6: Dmitry Savelyev - 330,000
Seat 7: Brandon Shack-Harris - 1,120,000
Seat 8: Tommy Le - 3,350,000

7/1/2016 4:39:29 PM PST (about 34 minutes ago)
Ben Reinhart Eliminated by Melad Marji in 17th Place ($24,921)

Melad Marji opens the cutoff to 70,000, and Ben Reinhart (pictured) pots to 255,000 on the button. Marji calls.

The flop is    . Marji moves all in, and Reinhart calls all in for 350,000 total, putting himself at risk.


Reinhart's aces have him in the lead on the flop, but Marji's wrap gives him plenty of outs with two to come. The   turn is a blank, but the   river fills Marji's straight to give him the pot. Reinhart is eliminated in 18th place.

Melad Marji - 1,600,000 (53 bb)
Ben Reinhart - Eliminated in 18th place ($24,921)

7/1/2016 4:23:26 PM PST (about 50 minutes ago)
Level 23 Started
Level:23  Blinds:15,000/30,000  
7/1/2016 4:14:01 PM PST (about 59 minutes ago)
The first two levels are complete, and the field is on a 15-minute break.
7/1/2016 4:13:45 PM PST (about 60 minutes ago)
Ori Miller Eliminated by Junayed Khan in 18th Place ($24,921)

Junayed Khan opens the cutoff to 55,000, and Ori Miller (pictured) three-bets to 180,000 on the button. Khan calls.

The flop is    . Khan reaches for chips, and Miller quickly calls the presumptive bet, putting himself all in for 126,000.

Khan:      (pair of sevens)
Miller:      (pair of nines)

The   on the turn gives Khan an unbeatable nine-high straight, and Miller is drawing dead to the   river. Miller is eliminated in 18th place, and the first cash of his WSOP career is worth just shy of $25,000.

Junayed Khan - 1,800,000
Ori Miller - Eliminated in 18th place ($24,921)

7/1/2016 4:05:31 PM PST (about 1 hours and 8 minutes ago)
Peter Eichhardt Eliminated by Travis Pearson in 19th Place ($24,921)

Travis Pearson opens with an early-position raise, and both blinds calls. It's Junayed Khan in the small and Peter Eichhardt (pictured) in the big, and it's three ways to the flop.

It comes    . The blinds check, and Pearson continues for 100,000. Khan folds, and Eichhardt calls to proceed heads up. The turn is the  , and Eichhardt moves all in for 221,000. Pearson calls to put him at risk.

Pearson:      (kings up)
Eichhardt:      (pair of kings)

Pearson is a big favorite to earn the knockout, and he does just that as the   and   complete the board. He improves to a king-high flush, eliminating Eichhardt in 19th place.

Travis Pearson - 1,525,000 (64 bb)
Peter Eichhardt - Eliminated in 19th place ($24,921)

7/1/2016 3:52:27 PM PST (about 1 hours and 21 minutes ago)
Matthew Kurtz Eliminated by Jesper Hougaard In 21st Place ($24,921)

Matthew Kurtz eliminated in 21st Place

A short-stacked Matthew Kurtz has just been eliminated at the hands of Jesper Hougaard in 21st place.

Jesper Hougaard - 1,100,000 (45 bb)
Matthew Kurtz - Eliminated in 21st Place for $24,921

7/1/2016 3:41:08 PM PST (about 2 hours and 32 minutes ago)
Jesse Howells Eliminated by Ori Miller in 22nd Place ($24,921)

Jesse Howells

Ori Miller opens to 70,000 in middle position, and Jesse Howells three-bet shoves for 256,000 from the big blind. Miller calls with the shorter stack, putting himself at risk for 221,000 total.


The board runs out      , and Miller turns a flush to win the pot. He doubles up, leaving Howells with just 35,000 chips. That remainder goes into the next pot, and Miller calls to try to finish the job he started one hand prior.


The board runs out      , and Miller's ace-jack kickers play to earn him the knockout. Howells is eliminated in 22nd place.

Ori Miller - 525,000 (22 bb)
Jesse Howells - Eliminated in 22nd place ($24,921)

7/1/2016 3:31:19 PM PST (about 2 hours and 42 minutes ago)
Gary Benson Eliminated by Tommy Le In 23rd Place ($24,921)

Gary Benson eliminated in 23rd

Gary Benson raises to 81,000 from early position and Tommy Le calls from the small blind.

The flop is     and Le checks. Benson slides in 186,000 (a pot-sized bet) and Le rechecks his hand before putting in a stack of 25,000 chips to indicate a raise. Benson calls for his remaining 90,000 to put himself at risk.

Le: [qh.8h.7s.5s]

Benson's aces lead as they head to the turn, which is the  . The river is the  , which gives Le two pair, sevens and fives, and it eliminates Benson from the tournament in 23rd place.

Tommy Le - 2,360,000 (98 bb)
Gary Benson - Eliminated In 23rd Place ($24,921)

7/1/2016 3:21:42 PM PST (about 2 hours and 52 minutes ago)
James Obst Shortens Ori Miller

Action folds around to the blinds, where James Obst completes in the small, Ori Miller raises to 60,000 in the big, Obst reraises to 180,000, and Miller calls.

The flop is    . Obst continuation-bets for 125,000  and Miller calls. The turn is the  , and Obst bets 150,000. Miller calls again, and the river is the  . Obst moves all in, putting Miller to the decision for his last 204,000 chips. After just a few seconds, Miller uncaps his cards and slides them into the muck. Obst wins the pot, and Miller is now the shortest stack left in the field.

James Obst - 1,950,000 (81 bb)
Ori Miller - 204,000 (9 bb)

7/1/2016 3:13:28 PM PST (about 2 hours and 0 minutes ago)
Level 22 Started
Level:22  Blinds:12,000/24,000  
7/1/2016 3:02:48 PM PST (about 2 hours and 11 minutes ago)
Dmitry Savelyev Doubles Through Ori Miller

Ori Miller opens to 44,000 under the gun, and Dmitry Savelyev three-bets to 157,000 in the small blind.

"Can I see your stack?" Miller asks.

Savelyev lifts his arm to show 125,000 chips left in his stack. "Committed," he says. Miller calls.

The flop is    , and Savelyev moves all in. Miller calls to put him at risk.

Miller:      (aces up)
Savelyev:      (kings full)

Miller is already drawing dead to the   turn and   river, and Savelyev doubles up.

Dmitry Savelyev - 634,000 (32 bb)
Ori Miller - 660,000 (33 bb)

7/1/2016 3:01:11 PM PST (about 2 hours and 12 minutes ago)
Dash Dudley Eliminated by Matt Sterling in 24th Place ($24,921)

Dash Dudley (pictured) was the shortest stack left when the field redrew at three tables, and he's just been eliminated at the hands of Matt Sterling.

Matt Sterling - 775,000 (39 bb)
Dash Dudley - Eliminated in 24th place ($24,921)

7/1/2016 2:58:42 PM PST (about 2 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Final Three Tables

Table 1
Seat 1: Pratik Ghatge - 750,000
Seat 2: Matthew Kurtz - 400,000
Seat 3: Matt Sterling - 650,000
Seat 4: Loren Klein - 980,000
Seat 5: Jesper Hougaard - 1,160,000
Seat 6: Melad Marji - 900,000
Seat 7: Ben Reinhart - 585,000
Seat 8: Dash Dudley - 215,000

Table 2
Seat 1: Dominique Mosley - 1,030,000
Seat 2: Yuri Dzivielevski - 850,000
Seat 3: Gary Benson - 350,000
Seat 4: Jesse Howells - 290,000
Seat 5: Dmitry Savelyev - 445,000
Seat 6: James Obst - 1,485,000
Seat 7: Ori Miller - 880,000
Seat 8: Tommy Le - 1,875,000

Table 3
Seat 1: Max Silver - 900,000
Seat 2: Travis Pearson - 1,500,000
Seat 3: Harley Stoffmaker - 750,000
Seat 4: Matthew Parry - 350,000
Seat 5: Junayed Khan - 1,350,000
Seat 6: Brandon Shack-Harris - 900,000
Seat 7: Peter Eichhardt - 520,000
Seat 8: Michael Krasienko - 580,000

7/1/2016 2:51:49 PM PST (about 2 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Aubin Cazals Eliminated by Ori Miller In 25th Place ($21,456)

After Ori Miller's bare aces held against Aubin Cazals's      on a board of      , Cazals is left with only 65,000.

In the very next hand, Miller raises from the cutoff and Cazals moves all in from the small blind. Miller calls and says, "I have them again," and the players expose their hands.


The board runs out       and both players have trip fours, but Miller's ace-high plays and Cazals is eliminated.

Ori Miller - 880,000 (44 bb)
Aubin Cazals - Eliminated in 25th Place ($21,456)
7/1/2016 2:42:32 PM PST (about 3 hours and 31 minutes ago)
Scott Seiver Eliminated by Loren Klein in 26th Place ($21,456)

Loren Klein opens to 45,000 in early position, Scott Seiver (pictured) calls next to act, and Matt Sterling calls on the button. From the small blind, Michael Krasienko three-bet shoves for 197,000 total. Klein re-shoves with his big stack, Seiver calls all in for about 225,000, and Sterling folds. With both Krasienko and Seiver at risk, the three hands are shown down:


"Hold," Klein asks, to no avail. The board runs out      , and Krasienko makes trip jacks to triple up. Klein wins the small side pot with two pair, so it is he who officially eliminates Seiver in 26th place.

Michael Krasienko - 666,000 (33 bb)
Loren Klein - 1,075,000 (54 bb)
Scott Seiver - Eliminated in 26th place ($21,456)

7/1/2016 2:34:21 PM PST (about 3 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Brian Jordan Eliminated By Max Silver In 27th Place ($21,456)

On a flop of    , Max Silver checks to Brian Jordan on the button. Jordan bets 100,000 and Silver asks how much he has behind (120,000). Silver pots it and Jordan calls to put himself at risk.


Both players have flopped trips but Jordan's kicker is better. The turn is the  , which gives Silver a full house and leaves Jordan needing to catch an ace or a deuce on the river.

The river is the  , however, and Jordan is eliminated by Silver's sixes full of tens in 27th place.

Max Silver - 600,000 (30 bb)
Brian Jordan - Eliminated in 27th Place ($21,456)
7/1/2016 2:26:06 PM PST (about 3 hours and 47 minutes ago)
Travis Pearson Takes From Max Silver

Max Silver and Travis Pearson are involved in a sizable pot on the river of a       board. Silver bets 225,000 into a pot of 400,000, and Pearson quickly raises to 600,000.

"I guess you have to have it," Silver laments. "At least tank for a bit. Make me think I have a chance to win the pot for a second." Silver doesn't waste too much time surrendering his cards into the muck, and Pearson drags the big pot to move into second place on the leaderboard. Silver, on the other hand, has dropped back into the middle of the pack with about a half million chips.

Travis Pearson - 1,840,000 (92 bb)
Max Silver - 515,000 (26 bb)

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