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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: 8
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7/1/2016 10:18:29 PM PST (about 17 minutes ago)
Dominique Mosley Doubles Through Matt Parry

Dominique Mosley raises to 280,000 from the cutoff and Matt Parry re-pots it, Mosley calls all in for 490,000, and the players turn their cards over.


The flop comes     and Parry will need to hit backdoor quads in order to eliminate Mosley. The turn is the   and the river is the  , giving Mosley the double up.

Dominique Mosley - 1,020,000 (12 bb)
Matt Parry - 2,855,000 (35 bb)
7/1/2016 10:10:06 PM PST (about 25 minutes ago)
Brandon Shack-Harris Takes the Chiplead

Brandon Shack-Harris (pictured) opens the hijack to 175,000, and Loren Klein calls on the button.

The flop is    . Shack-Harris checks, Klein bets 250,000, and Shack-Harris calls. The turn is the  , and Shack-Harris leads for 450,000. Klein calls. Both players check through the   river.

Shack-Harris shows     , winning the pot with two pair. That exchange gives him the chiplead, a huge turnaround from his recent stint at the bottom of the counts.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 4,000,000 (50 bb)
Loren Klein - 3,700,000 (46 bb)

7/1/2016 10:01:54 PM PST (about 34 minutes ago)
Level 27 Started
Level:27  Blinds:40,000/80,000  
7/1/2016 9:06:44 PM PST (about 1 hours and 29 minutes ago)
Dinner Break

The players are now on their 60-minute dinner break. Here's how they'll stack up when the new level begins with 40,000/80,000 blinds:

Seat 1: Matthew Parry - 3,210,000 (40 bb)
Seat 2: Junayed Khan - 1,275,000 (16 bb)
Seat 3: Brandon Shack-Harris - 3,105,000 (39 bb)
Seat 4: Tommy Le - 3,310,000 (41 bb)
Seat 5: Loren Klein - 4,595,000 (57 bb)
Seat 6: Dominique Mosley - 610,000 (8 bb)
Seat 7: Harley Stoffmaker - 1,060,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: Melad Marji - 2,840,000 (36 bb)

Play resumes at 10:00 p.m.

7/1/2016 9:05:09 PM PST (about 2 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Brandon Shack-Harris vs. Junayed Khan

Brandon Shack-Harris (small blind) and Junayed Khan (button) are heads up on a     flop. Shack-Harris leads for 175,000, and Khan calls.

Both players check through the   turn. The river is the  , and Shack-Harris checks again. Khan takes his cue to bet 350,000, and Shack-Harris check-raises to 1,200,000. Khan has 1,275,000 left in his stack, so the decision is for most of his chips. After several minutes in the tank, he folds. Shack-Harris wins the pot.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 2,500,000 (42 bb)
Junayed Khan - 1,275,000 (21 bb)

7/1/2016 9:01:23 PM PST (about 2 hours and 34 minutes ago)
Brandon Shack-Harris Doubles Through Domonique Mosley

Dominique Mosley opens to 120,000 from middle position and is called by Melad Marji in the cutoff and Brandon Shack-Harris (pictured) in the big blind.

The flop is     and Shack-Harris checks. Mosely bets 200,000 and Marji folds. Shack-Harris calls and the turn is the  .

Shack-Harris moves all in for 435,000 and after some deliberation, Mosley calls and the players table their hands.


Mosly has a flush drawn against Shack-Harris's flopped straight. The river is the   which doesn't improve Mosley and Shack-Harris doubles up.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 1,630,000 (27 bb)
Dominique Mosley - 610,000 (10 bb)
7/1/2016 8:48:50 PM PST (about 2 hours and 47 minutes ago)
Loren Klein Keeps Trying

Melad Marji opens to 120,0000 under the gun, and Loren Klein calls from the button. "I can't beat you today," Klein says. "But I'm going to keep trying."

The flop is    . Marji continues for 100,000, and Klein calls. The turn is the  . Marji checks, Klein bets 260,000, and Marji calls. The river is the  , and Marji checks again. Klein asks for the pot size, then bets 420,000 into 1,050,000. Marji folds, and Klein wins the pot.

Loren Klein - 4,825,000 (80 bb)
Melad Marji - 3,025,000 (50 bb)

7/1/2016 8:42:00 PM PST (about 2 hours and 53 minutes ago)
Loren Klein vs. Brandon Shack-Harris

Brandon Shack-Harris raises to 120,000 on the button and Loren Klein calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Klein bets 150,000. Shack-Harris calls and the river is the  .

Both players check and Klein announces a straight, showing     . Shack-Harris mucks his cards and the pot is awarded to Klein.

Loren Klein - 4,200,000 (70 bb)
Brandon Shack-Harris - 550,000 (9 bb)
7/1/2016 8:33:29 PM PST (about 2 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Matt Parry Yields to Junayed Khan

Matt Parry opens the cutoff to 150,000, Junayed Khan calls from the button, and Tommy Le defends his big blind to proceed three ways.

The flop is    . It checks to Khan, and he bets 275,000. Le folds, Parry calls, and it's heads up to the turn. It's the  , and Parry checks again. Khan bets 350,000, and Parry considers for several minutes before folding. Khan wins the pot.

Junayed Khan - 2,120,000 (35 bb)
Matt Parry - 3,550,000 (59 bb)

7/1/2016 8:24:38 PM PST (about 2 hours and 11 minutes ago)
Matt Sterling Eliminated In 9th Place ($57,160)

Matt Sterling Eliminated In 9th Place

Melad Marji raises to 150,000 from under the gun and Matt Sterling pots it to 540,000 from middle position. Marji moves all in and Sterling calls.


Both players have aces but Sterling is the only player with suits.

The board runs out      . The running eights on the turn and river give Marji trips and he eliminates Sterling.

Melad Marji - 3,285,000 (54 bb)
Matt Sterling - Eliminated in 9th Place for $57,160

7/1/2016 8:17:37 PM PST (about 2 hours and 18 minutes ago)
Level 26 Started
Level:26  Blinds:30,000/60,000  
7/1/2016 8:08:07 PM PST (about 2 hours and 27 minutes ago)
Melad Marji Takes More From Loren Klein

Loren Klein opens to 115,000 in middle position, and Melad Marji (pictured) pots it to 420,000 from the cutoff. Klein calls, and Marji has about a pot-sized bet left in his stack as they see a heads-up flop.

It comes    . Klein checks, and Marji bets 270,000 into a pot of 915,000. Klein spends several minutes considering, then slides his cards into the muck. Marji wins the pot.

Melad Marji - 1,900,000 (38 bb)
Loren Klein - 4,200,000 (84 bb)

7/1/2016 8:02:55 PM PST (about 3 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Melad Marji Doubles Through Loren Klein

Loren Klein raises to 115,000 from the hijack and Melad Marji pots it to 420,000 from the button. Klein re-pots and Marji calls for his last 650,000.


"Oooh good, no aces," says Klein.

The board runs out    . "Sweaty," says Klein excitedly. The turn is the  . "Less sweaty," says Klein less excitedly.

The river is the   which gives Marji the double up through the chipleader.

Melad Marji - 1,400,000 (28 bb)
Loren Klein - 4,600,000 (92 bb)
7/1/2016 7:55:05 PM PST (about 3 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Brandon Shack-Harris Doubles Through Junayed Khan

Junayed Khan opens to 110,000 in middle position, and Brandon-Shack Harris (pictured) three-bets pot to 405,000 next to act. Khan considers for a couple minutes, then reraises enough to cover his opponent. Shack-Harris calls all in for 515,000 total, putting himself at risk.


The board comes      , and Shack-Harris turns an ace to double up.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 1,105,000 (22 bb)
Junayed Khan - 1,405,000 (28 bb)

7/1/2016 7:50:28 PM PST (about 3 hours and 45 minutes ago)
Loren Klein's Flush Is Better

Brandon Shack-Harris raises to 100,000 from the button and Tommy Le in the small blind, and Loren Klein in the big blind both call.

The flop is     and Tommy Le checks. Klein checks behind and Shack-Harris bets 150,000. Le folds and Klein calls.

The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   and Klein bets 250,000.

"I really wish (the river) was a heart," sighs Shack-Harris."You have to use two cards," Klein reminds him jokingly.

Shack-Harris puts in the call and Klein tables      which is good for a queen-high flush. Shack-Harris nods and shows the    for a lower flush before mucking his hand.

Loren Klein - 5,425,000 (149 bb)
Brandon Shack-Harris - 745,000 (14 bb)
7/1/2016 7:39:06 PM PST (about 3 hours and 56 minutes ago)
A Scheduling Note

Tournament staff has just informed the finalists that this event will be extended for a fourth day. Once this table is reduced to six players, play will be suspended for the night in order to broadcast a live stream of its conclusion tomorrow afternoon.

7/1/2016 7:34:30 PM PST (about 3 hours and 1 minutes ago)
Unofficial Final Table

The final nine players have redrawn for new seats around the last table left in play. It will become the official final table once one more player is eliminated. For now, the average stack is about 45 big blinds with 26 minutes left in the current level.

Seat 1: Matthew Parry - 3,875,000 (78 bb)
Seat 2: Matt Sterling - 1,615,000 (32 bb)
Seat 3: Junayed Khan - 1,900,000 (38 bb)
Seat 4: Brandon Shack-Harris - 1,275,000 (26 bb)
Seat 5: Tommy Le - 3,350,000 (67 bb)
Seat 6: Loren Klein - 4,825,000 (97 bb)
Seat 7: Dominique Mosley - 1,375,000 (28 bb)
Seat 8: Harley Stoffmaker - 1,105,000 (22 bb)
Seat 9: Melad Marji - 650,000 (13 bb)

7/1/2016 7:33:44 PM PST (about 3 hours and 2 minutes ago)
James Obst Eliminated In 10th Place ($57,160)


James Obst Eliminated In 10th Place

Matt Parry raises to 125,000 from under the gun. Matt Stirling calls, as does James Obst from the big blind.

The flop is     and Obst bets 200,000. Parry then raises pot to 1,000,000 and Stirling gets out of the way. After a short deliberation, Obst moves all in for 1,100,000 total and Parry calls.


Obst's jacks are in the lead but Parry has an over card, and flush and straight draws to hit.

The turn is the   which gives Parry a king-high flush and leaves Obst drawing dead. The river is the inconsequential   and Obst is eliminated in 10th place.

Matt Parry - 3,875,000 (78 bb)
James Obst - Eliminated in 10th Place for $57,160
7/1/2016 7:22:30 PM PST (about 3 hours and 13 minutes ago)
Harley Stoffmaker Doubles Through Junayed Khan

Harley Stoffmaker (pictured) opens to 175,000 under the gun, and action freezes on Junayed Khan, who has the button. Stoffmaker notices him eyeing up the stacks, so he helps out: "About three-forty behind," he says. Khan raises to 350,000, Stoffmaker moves all in for 515,000 total, and Khan calls to put him at risk.


"Ay-yaaaa," Khan says at the sight of the bad news.

"Let's go," Stoffmaker says under his breath, standing up from his chair and leaning over the table to sweat his tournament life.

The     flop isn't much help to Khan, but the   on the turn gives him the lead with two pair. Stoffmaker picks up a flush draw with that card, though, and he fills it with the   on the river. Stoffmaker doubles up with his ace-high flush, climbing back over the million-chip mark for the first time since very early this afternoon.

Harley Stoffmaker - 1,105,000 (22 bb)
Junayed Khan - 1,800,000 (39 bb)

7/1/2016 7:13:20 PM PST (about 3 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Yuri Dzivielevski Eliminated by Loren Klein in 11th Place ($44,911)

Yuri Dzivielevski (pictured) opens the button to 175,000, and Loren Klein re-pots to 575,000 in the small blind. Dzivielevski calls all in for 310,000 total, putting himself at risk.

"Just aces," Klein says as they turn over their cards.


Dzivielevski is in bad shape, and the     flop puts him in a deep hole from which he can not climb out. Klein improves to unbeatable quads with the   on the turn, and the meaningless   completes the board.

"Lots of queens," Klein says. "All of the queens." He wins the pot, eliminating Dzivielevski in 11th place.

Loren Klein - 4,875,000 (98 bb)
Yuri Dzivielevski - Eliminated in 11th place ($44,911)

7/1/2016 7:06:17 PM PST (about 3 hours and 29 minutes ago)
Matt Parry Doubles Through James Obst

On a board reading      James Obst checks from the small blind and Matt Parry bets 335,000. Obst calls and the river is the  .

Obst checks to Parry again who pots to put himself all in for 765,000. Obst tanks for over five minutes before deciding to call.

Parry tables      which is good for a king-high flush. Obst mucks and Parry doubles up.

Matt Parry - 2,800,000 (56 bb)
James Obst - 1,500,000 (30 bb)
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