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2013 44th Annual World Series of PokerThe Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 10, 2013 to Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Event #20: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,368,900
  • Entries: 1,014
  • Remaining: 0
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6/13/2013 4:04:11 PM PST
 
Calen McNeil Wins Event #20 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-better ($277,274)
 

2013 WSOP Event 20 Gold Bracelet Winner Calen McNeil

It took an extra day than scheduled, but at the end of four days of split pots, scooped pots, and wheels, Calen McNeil has emerged as the victor, taking home his first gold bracelet, and $277,274 for first place. McNeil and the runner up, Can Kim Hua, ended play heads-up last night, and returned today to battle it out for the bracelet.

Hua started the day with just five and a half big bets, but he quickly won a handful of pots to take a 2:1 chip lead over McNeil. From there, the two exchanged the lead multiple times for the near three hours of Day 4 play, until McNeil was finally able to pull away from Hua. On the last hand of the day, Calen McNeil raised it up, and Can Kim Hua made the call. The flop came , and Hua bet right out. McNeil raised it up, and Hua called. The turn brought the , and the rest of the money got in the middle.

Hua:
McNeil:

McNeil celebrated a bit prematurely when he saw the cards, thinking that Hua was drawing dead. However, he could still catch a six or a jack on the river for a straight. McNeil was able to fade the river, the , and him and his rail erupted in celebration.

Congratulations again to McNeil, who beat out a stacked final table that included Todd Brunson, Stephen Chidwick, John Monnette, and Tony Ma, amongst others. McNeil has no plans to relax or celebrate however, as he has said that he will be hopping right into the 5 PM $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Event and try to go for back-to-back bracelets. We will keep track of his progress there. Thanks for tuning in, and make sure to check out all the other events going on today!

6/13/2013 4:04:01 PM PST
 
Updated 2013 WSOP POY Leader Board (6-13-13)
 

Current 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

PlacePlayerPoints
1Daniel Negreanu427.15
2Benny Chen300.00
3Mark Radoja292.50
4Daniel Kelly269.70
5Charles Sylvestre260.00
6Matt Waxman253.25
7Daniel Marton252.00
8Athanasios Polychronopoulos241.00
9Matthew Ashton240.75
10Davidi Kitai240.72
6/13/2013 3:52:47 PM PST
 
Can Kim Hua Eliminated in 2nd Place ($171,577)
 

Can Kim Hua

Calen McNeil raised it up, and Can Kim Hua made the call. The flop came , and Hua bet right out. McNeil raised it up, and Hua called. The turn brought the , and the rest of the money got in the middle.

Hua:
McNeil:

McNeil celebrated a bit prematurely when he saw the cards, thinking that Hua was drawing dead. However, he could still catch a six or a jack on the river for a straight. McNeil was able to fade the river, the , and him and his rail erupted in celebration.

It was a valiant effort for Hua, who finished one spot short of his goal, but $171,577 is a nice consolation prize.

Calen McNeil4,570,000925,000
Can Kim Hua0-925,000
6/13/2013 3:42:40 PM PST
 
Hua Shorter
 

Can Kim Hua raised from the button, and Calen McNeil called. The flop came , and McNeil checked to Hua, who instantly bet. After 30 seconds of thought, McNeil asked Hua how much he had left. When he got the total, he announced raise, and Hua picked his cards up, shook his head, and tossed them away, dropping him to under one million.

Calen McNeil3,645,000200,000
Can Kim Hua925,000-200,000
6/13/2013 3:37:54 PM PST
 
Hua Under Four Big Bets
 

After Can KIm Hua lost a checked down pot, and limp folded the next one, he is down to 1.125 million, which is less then four big bets right now.

Calen McNeil3,445,000500,000
Can Kim Hua1,125,000-500,000
6/13/2013 3:33:21 PM PST
 
Counts
 
Calen McNeil2,945,000400,000
Can Kim Hua1,625,000-400,000
6/13/2013 3:27:40 PM PST
 
McNeil's Trips Earn Him Pot
 

Calen McNeil called from the button, and Can Kim Hua checked. The flop came , and both players checked. The hit the turn, and Hua fired out. McNeil called, and the same thing happened when the hit the river. Hua announced "six," and McNeil shot back with "queen," showing for a better three of a kind.

Hua mucked, and he is back down to just over two million, which means that once again, the lead has switched.

Calen McNeil2,545,000700,000
Can Kim Hua2,025,000-700,000
6/13/2013 3:22:46 PM PST
 
We Back
 

The two players have returned, and we are back to play.

6/13/2013 3:22:29 PM PST
 
Level 33 started
 
Level: 33 Blinds: 80000/150000 Ante: 0
6/13/2013 3:18:32 PM PST
 
Updated Counts
 

Can Kim Hua took down a flurry of small pots, which at this point are considerable pots, and has retaken the chip lead as we return to play in five minutes.

Can Kim Hua2,725,0001,100,000
Calen McNeil1,845,000-1,100,000
6/13/2013 3:03:10 PM PST
 
Break It Up
 

The two players are taking a 20-minute breather. We will post updated counts when they return.

6/13/2013 2:57:06 PM PST
 
McNeil Takes Another Huge Pot
 

Can Kim Hua called from the button, and Calen McNeil raised it up. Hua called, and the flop ran down , and McNeil kept the aggression with a bet. Hua called, and the turn brought the . McNeil fired out again, and Hua called, bringing the . For a third time, McNeil bet, Hua called, and McNeil said "aces up," and showed . Hua mucked his hand, and McNeil retakes the chip lead.

Calen McNeil2,945,000800,000
Can Kim Hua1,625,000-800,000
6/13/2013 2:51:10 PM PST
 
Updated Counts
 

The two players have exchanged small pots over the last 15 minutes, with Hua slowly building back towards a slight chip lead.

Can Kim Hua2,425,000300,000
Calen McNeil2,145,000-300,000
6/13/2013 2:37:55 PM PST
 
McNeil Fires Back
 

Calen McNeil called from the button, and Can Kim Hua raised it up. McNeil called, and the dealer fanned out a flop. Hua fired right out, and McNeil raised it up. Hua called, and he also check called a bet when the hit the turn. The river brought the , and Hua checked to McNeil, who thought for about a minute before betting out. Hua quickly folded, and McNeil took down the pot to retake the chip lead...again.

Calen McNeil2,445,000600,000
Can Kim Hua2,125,000-600,000
6/13/2013 2:31:23 PM PST
 
Hua Scoops to Retake Lead
 

The see-saw battle between Can Kim Hua and Calen McNeil is still raging on as Hua has just retaken the lead. McNeil raised it up from the small blind, and Hua called. The flop came down , and Hua check called a bet from McNeil. Both players checked the turn, and the river brought the . This time, Hua led out, and McNeil called.

Hua showed for a striaght and a low, and McNeil tossed his hand to the deal.

Can Kim Hua2,725,000600,000
Calen McNeil1,845,000-600,000
6/13/2013 2:17:52 PM PST
 
Updated Counts
 
Calen McNeil2,445,000-300,000
Can Kim Hua2,125,000300,000
6/13/2013 2:11:53 PM PST
 
Hua Takes One Down
 

Can Kim Hua called on the button, and Calen McNeil checked his option. The flop came down , and McNeil check called a bet from Hua. Both players checked the on the turn, and the river was the . Hua bet after McNeil check, and McNeil kicked his hand in.

Calen McNeil2,745,000-100,000
Can Kim Hua1,825,000100,000
6/13/2013 2:02:40 PM PST
 
Level 32 started
 
Level: 32 Blinds: 60000/120000 Ante: 0
6/13/2013 1:58:26 PM PST
 
McNeil Retakes Lead with Monster Scoop
 

Can Kim Hua called, and Calen McNeil checked his option. The flop , and McNeil check called a bet from Hua. On the turn, the , McNeil pulled a check raise on Hua, who made the call. McNeil then fired out on the , and Hua called.

"I almost have nut nut," McNeil said showing for the nut flush and second best low. Hua flashed the for a lesser flush, giving a huge pot to McNeil.

Calen McNeil2,845,0001,000,000
Can Kim Hua1,725,000-1,000,000
6/13/2013 1:44:46 PM PST
 
Hua in Cruise Control
 

Can Kim Hua called on the button, and Calen McNeil checked his option. The flop came , and McNeil check called a bet. The turn brought the , and both players checked. The river brought the , and McNeil checked again. Hua fired out again, and McNeil made the call.

Hua rolled over for anothe full house, and McNeil showed his frustration again, flashing before he mucked his hand.

Can Kim Hua3,025,000700,000
Calen McNeil1,545,000-700,000
6/13/2013 1:39:05 PM PST
 
Hua Regains the Chip Lead
 

Can Kim Hua raised it up on the button, and McNeil called. The board ran down , and on every street, McNeil would check, and Hua would instantly bet. McNeil called on the flop, and the turn, but on the river, McNeil tank folded.

After that pot, Hua has the slight chip lead, with 2.325 million to 2.245 million.

Can Kim Hua2,325,000600,000
Calen McNeil2,245,000-600,000
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