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2011/12 WSOP Circuit - HORSESHOE HAMMOND (Chicago area) The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017

Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $4,023,200
  • Entries: 428
  • Remaining: 0
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07/01/17 10:51:24 PM PST
 
Tommy Le Wins Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $938,732
 

Tommy Le

Tommy Le triumphed over a final table which included two-time bracelet winners Scott Clements and Jason DeWitt among the 428 total entries in Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship at the 2017 World Series of Poker, bringing home $938,732 and his first bracelet.

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Tommy LeUnited States$938,732
2Chris LeeUnited States$580,177
3Hani MioUnited States$397,836
4Scott ClementsUnited States$277,768
5Jason DeWittUnited States$197,533
6Eoghan O'DeaIreland$143,128
7Murat TulekGermany$105,705
8Miltiadis KyriakidesCyprus$79,599

Prior to this victory, Le had reached the final table five times in pot-limit Omaha events at the WSOP but only made it to heads-up play once, when he finished second in the $25,000 PLO High Roller to Jens Kyllönen. Le also finished third in this event last year and fifth in the $1,500 PLO just a week beforehand.

"It is time to finally win one of these," Le said upon arriving on the feature table set before the start. "It would be sad to go zero for six."

Once all was done and dusted, the entrepreneur from California was delighted. "I don't play poker for a living, but at the same time I am not bad at it," he said. "You could say I am a tough fish. I am strong fish."

Asked how the final table went, Le added the following: "I think I had the worst seat at the table. Last night was pretty smooth. I was cruising all the way and had a pretty good grip on the table. But today was a whole lot different. I think everybody came fresh with a game plan, and they did the homework on me. Scott [Clements] had a game plan, and he made it really really difficult for me to play. He took me out of my element. I came back from dinner and re-strategized, I had to come in with a different game plan, and it worked out."

Day 4 play started at 1:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, and the first elimination of the day was Miltiadis Kyriakides, who finished in eighth place when Scott Clements turned a set of sevens to crack his aces. Next to go was Twitch streamer Murat Tulek, who fell in seventh when Hani Mio turned the nut flush against his flopped top two pair. Former November Niner Eoghan O'Dea was eliminated in sixth when he got his stack in preflop with aces against Mio's kings, and Mio spiked a king on the flop.

Jason DeWitt departed in fifth place when he flopped top pair and the nut flush draw against eventual champion Le's set of threes and didn't catch up on the turn or river. The fourth-place finisher was Scott Clements, who fell when his pair of aces ran into Mio's turned flush. But Mio's deep run in this tournament came to an end next when his fives and threes came up short against Le's aces and threes, eliminating him in third place.

With Mio's departure, the rail grew a little more subdued. Each of the remaining contenders had a relatively small but dedicated core crew cheering for them from the stands, and among Le's supporters was PLO bracelet winner JC Tran. Le started with better than a 2:1 chip advantage and extended his lead by 1,200,000 on the first hand of what turned out to be a fairly short heads-up match. After only about half an hour, it all came to an end when Chris Lee got his chips in on the flop with bottom two pair against Tommy Le's top and bottom pair, and the board runout changed nothing.

Now that this event has concluded, there's only one remaining pot-limit Omaha tournament to be played at this year's WSOP, the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, which begins on July 5. Be sure to check back here to follow the updates for that event and the remainder of the 2017 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting team.

07/01/17 10:21:16 PM PST
 
Chris Lee Eliminated in 2nd Place ($580,177)
 

Chris Lee

Tommy Le raised to 900,000, and Chris Lee called to see a flop of    . Lee checked, and Le continued for 1,000,000. After careful consideration, Lee moved all in and was called instantly.

Chris Lee:     
Tommy Le:     

Lee had flopped bottom two pair, while Le had the better two pair. On the   turn, Lee picked up a few more outs, but a blank   on the river failed to improve him.

All the pressure fell from Le, and he shook hands with his opponent before embracing his rail. Lee received $580,177 for his efforts, missing out on his second bracelet, while Le finally joined the club of bracelet winners after shaking that monkey off his back at his sixth Omaha final table.

A recap of today's action will be available shortly.

Tommy Le21,400,0004,550,000
Chris Lee0-4,550,000
07/01/17 10:13:12 PM PST
 
More Back and Forth
 

Chris Lee raised to 900,000, and Tommy Le folded.

Le limped the next hand, and Lee checked. On the     flop, Lee checked and called a bet worth 400,000. Le called and fired a second bet on the   turn worth 600,000, which Lee check-called once more. The   river was checked down, and Lee announced a flush before tabling     . Le mucked, and Lee picked up the pot.

Then, Lee completed, and Le checked. On the     flop, Le bet 400,000, and Lee folded.

Tommy Le16,850,000-1,300,000
Chris Lee4,550,0001,300,000
07/01/17 10:06:41 PM PST
 
Tommy Le Bets and Wins
 

Tommy Le

Chris Lee called from the button, and Tommy Le checked his option.

The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn brought the  , and they checked again. The river was the  , and Le announced a pot-sized bet of 600,000. Lee folded, and Le took the pot.

Tommy Le18,150,0001,500,000
Chris Lee3,250,000-1,500,000
07/01/17 10:00:32 PM PST
 
Many Small Pots
 

Tommy Le raised to 900,000, and Chris Lee called. On the     flop, Lee bet 1,800,000, and Le folded.

Both players took one big blind each by raising to 900,000 the ned two hands, and Lee said, "That was a really nice call man."

Le limped in, and Lee checked. On the     flop, Lee check-called a bet of 400,000 before the   turn was checked. Lee bet the   river for 1,400,000, and that won the pot.

Last but not least, another limped pot saw a flop of    , and Lee check-called a bet of 400,000 by Le. The   turn went check-check before Lee bet the   river for 400,000. Le made it 1,200,000 to go and forced a fold.

Tommy Le16,650,000-650,000
Chris Lee4,750,000650,000
07/01/17 09:48:58 PM PST
 
Tommy Le Calls and Wins
 

Heads Up

Chris Lee raised to 900,000 from the button, and Tommy Le called from the big blind.

The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn brought the  , and they checked again.

The   fell on the river, and Le checked. Lee bet 1,200,000, sending Le into the tank briefly. He called and tabled      for a pair of sevens, which was good enough to win the pot against Lee's     .

Tommy Le17,300,0002,400,000
Chris Lee4,100,000-2,400,000
07/01/17 09:41:04 PM PST
 
Hani Mio Eliminated in 3rd Place ($397,836)
 

Hani Mio

In the first hand back from the break, Chris Lee raised the pot from the small blind, and Hani Mio folded in the big blind.

Mio limped the second hand from the button, and Tommy Le raised the pot to 1,200,000 in the small blind. Lee asked Mio for his stack, which was slightly more than Le's raise, and called in the big blind. Mio moved all in for 1,325,000 in total, and both opponents called.

The two remaining active players checked down the board of      , and all cards were tabled.

Hani Mio:     
Chris Lee:     
Tommy Le:     

Mio's fives and threes were no good, as Le had aces and threes, eliminating Mio in third place for a payday of $397,836.

There will now be a short break to set up the heads-up duel. Le will start with a 2:1 lead over Lee to battle for his first Omaha bracelet after five previous final table appearances.

Tommy Le14,900,0002,785,000
Chris Lee6,500,000-1,025,000
Hani Mio0-1,770,000
07/01/17 09:31:48 PM PST
 
Level 33 started
 
Level: 33 Blinds: 150000/300000 Ante: 0
07/01/17 09:21:13 PM PST
 
Break Time
 

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

07/01/17 09:20:06 PM PST
 
Le Rivers Straight and Gets Paid
 

Hani Mio limped the button, Tommy Le completed from the small blind, and Chris Lee checked from the big blind.

On the     flop and the   turn, all three players checked. Le bet the   river for 400,000, and Lee called, Mio folded.

Le showed      for a straight, and Lee mucked    for a set face-up.

Tommy Le12,115,0001,415,000
Chris Lee7,525,000-415,000
Hani Mio1,770,000550,000
07/01/17 09:18:08 PM PST
 
Tommy Le vs. Hani Mio
 

Hani Mio called from the button, Tommy Le called from the small blind, and Chris Lee checked his option.

The flop came    , and Le bet 400,000. Lee folded, and Mio called. The turn brought the  , and Le checked. Mio bet 700,000, and Le called. The   fell on the river, and both players checked.

Le tabled      for the nut straight and took the pot.

Tommy Le10,700,000-580,000
Hani Mio1,220,000-1,080,000
07/01/17 09:12:04 PM PST
 
Le Takes from Lee
 

Chris Lee limped from the button, Hani Mio completed from the small blind, and Tommy Le checked his option. The flop fell    , and Mio checked. Le bet 350,000, and Lee raised to 1,000,000. While Mio quickly folded, Le gave it some consideration and called.

After the   turn, Le bet 1,000,000, and that won the pot without further resistance.

Tommy Le11,280,0001,480,000
Chris Lee7,940,000-1,260,000
07/01/17 09:04:12 PM PST
 
Tommy Le vs. Chris Lee
 

Tommy Le called from the small blind, and Chris Lee checked his option.

The flop came    , and Le checked. Lee bet 325,000, and Le called. The turn brought the  , and Le bet 1,000,000. Lee called. The   fell on the river, and both players checked.

Le tabled      for a pair of eights, Lee mucked, and Le took the pot.

Tommy Le9,800,0003,050,000
Chris Lee9,200,000-1,500,000
Hani Mio2,300,000-1,650,000
07/01/17 08:53:08 PM PST
 
Le and Mio Battle Back and Forth
 

Hani Mio raised to 600,000 from the small blind, and Tommy Le called in the big blind. On the     flop, Mio bet 1,200,000, and Le folded after much consideration. Mio flashed the  .

Le limped the small blind and folded when Chris Lee raised the pot.

The next hand, Le raised to 600,000 on the button. Mio called in the big blind, and the     flop was checked through. Mio bet the   turn for 900,000, and Le folded.

Mio limped the button, Le raised to 960,000 in the small blind, and Mio called. The     flop and   turn were checked through. On the   river, Le bet 1,300,000, and Mio folded.

Le limped the button, Lee completed in the small blind, and Mio checked. On a flop of    , Mio bet the pot, and both opponents folded.

Chris Lee10,700,0001,100,000
Tommy Le6,750,000500,000
Hani Mio3,950,000400,000
07/01/17 08:42:02 PM PST
 
Chris Lee Takes from Hani Mio
 

Hani Mio called from the button, Tommy Le called from the small blind, and Chris Lee checked his option.

The flop came    , and all three players checked. The turn brought the  , and action checked to Mio. He bet 450,000, Le folded, and Lee called. The   fell on the river, Lee checked, and Mio checked behind.

Lee tabled      for two pair, aces and sevens, which was good enough to win the pot.

Chris Lee9,600,000400,000
Hani Mio3,550,000-2,300,000
07/01/17 08:36:54 PM PST
 
Lee Takes Over the Lead
 

The first few hands of three-handed play saw Hani Mio lose a few smaller pots, and he soon dropped to even stacks with Tommy Le as a result, while Chris Lee took over the lead.

Mio limped the small blind, and Le checked out of the big blind. The flop came    , and both players checked. After the   turn, Mio check-called a bet of 400,000, then check-folded the   river to a bet of 700,000.

Le limped the next small blind, and Lee checked. Le bet the     flop for 350,000, and Lee called before the   turn and   river were checked through. Le's      ended up second-best to the      of Lee.

Lee raised to 600,000 from the small blind, and Mio called. After the     flop, Lee checked, and Mio bet the pot for 1,200,000, which Lee called. The   appeared on the turn, and Lee's bet of 2,000,000 forced a quick fold from Mio.

Chris Lee9,200,0003,900,000
Tommy Le6,250,0001,030,000
Hani Mio5,850,000-3,250,000
07/01/17 08:25:49 PM PST
 
Chris Lee vs. Hani Mio
 

The hand following Clements' elimination, there was a dead button, and Hani Mio raised to 700,000 from under the gun. Chris Lee called from the big blind.

The two players saw a     flop. Lee checked, and Mio checked behind. The turn brought the  , and Lee bet 750,000. Mio called. The   fell on the river, and Lee bet again — 2,000,000 this time. Mio folded, and Lee took the pot.

Hani Mio9,100,000-1,330,000
Chris Lee5,300,000-450,000
07/01/17 08:20:16 PM PST
 
Level 32 started
 
Level: 32 Blinds: 120000/240000 Ante: 0
07/01/17 08:20:07 PM PST
 
Scott Clements Eliminated in 4th Place ($277,768)
 

Scott Clements

After losing a pot to Tommy Le, Scott Clements raised to 600,000 first to act and was called by Chris Lee on the button and Hani Mio in the small blind.

On the     flop, Mio bet 800,000 and Clements was the only caller. The   fell on the turn, and Mio checked. Clements moved all in for 2,650,000, and Mio called with the larger stack.

Scott Clements:     
Hani Mio:     

While Clements had the better hand on the flop, he was already drawing dead on the turn, and that made the   river a formality.

"Do I have him covered?" Mio asked, and that was confirmed. Mio then shook hands with Clements, who had to settle for fourth place and a payday of $277,768.

All three remaining players have at least $397,836 apiece guaranteed.

Hani Mio10,430,0003,750,000
Chris Lee5,750,000-1,110,000
Tommy Le5,220,000-230,000
Scott Clements0-4,100,000
07/01/17 08:13:14 PM PST
 
Chris Lee Doubles Through Scott Clements
 

Chris Lee

Chris Lee raised to 700,000 from under the gun, Tommy Le called from the small blind, and Scott Clements re-potted from the big blind for 2,800,000. Lee moved all in for a total of 3,030,000, and Le briefly went into the tank before folding. Clements tossed a few more chips forward to call, and he and Lee tabled their hands.

Clements:     
Lee:     

Lee had the preflop advantage with his kings, but Clements picked up a flush draw when the flop came    . However, neither the   turn nor   river was any further help to Clements, and Lee took the pot to double up.

Chris Lee6,860,0004,510,000
Scott Clements4,100,000-3,420,000
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