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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Monday, June 27, 2011 to Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Event #47: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,023,750
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06/30/11 07:23:51 AM PDT

Owais Ahmed - Champion

Owais Ahmed came in today fourth in chips and our field was whittled down very quickly in the early levels as we lost several players early on including notables Barry Greenstein, Thomas Keller and Richard Ashby. During this period of time Michael Mizrachi dominated the proceedings, at one point having over a million chips (almost a third of what was in play) while there was still ten players remaining.

Ahmed stayed in contention around this point despite being one the shorter stacks and was barely more than a couple of bets from being eliminated as we approached the final table. Antony Lellouche was our official final table bubble as it appeared no-one could stop the 'Grinder' from steamrolling this final table.

The key turning point for Ahmed was after he eliminated Scott Bohlman in fourth place, placing him almost equal in chips with Abe Mosseri, though still some way behind Mizrachi. Mosseri lost several crucial pots and went out in third and Ahmed started heads up with a 2:1 deficit but managed, in an incredibly swingy heads up encounter, to gradually grind out the 'Grinder', finally finishing his foe with around 30 minutes left of the final level of the night.

Ahmed wins his first bracelet of his career as well as over a quarter of million dollars for his efforts, congratulations to him from everyone here at PokerNews and stay tuned for more WSOP action tomorrow from 12pm!

06/30/11 07:08:34 AM PDT

Michael Mizrachi

Omaha 8

Michael Mizrachi raised preflop and Owais Ahmed made the call to see a flop of    . Ahmed then check-raised Mizrachi's bet and was called.

On the   turn, Mizrachi check-called all in as all the spectators almost rushed the stage trying to see what was happening.

Mizrachi showed      for aces up against Ahmed's      for a gutshot and flush draw. Mizrachi could double up as long as he avoided a deuce, heart or king while Ahmed would chop with any six to eight to make a low.

The river was the   making a flush and the low for Ahmed and his supporters erupted in celebration. Michael Mizrachi came incredibly close to winning his second bracelet today, dominating proceedings all the way up until a very swingy heads up match that really could've gone either way.

'The Grinder' will have to wait until another event before he takes another shot at bracelet number two.

Michael Mizrachi0-300,000
06/30/11 07:03:07 AM PDT


Michael Mizrachi has been knocked down to shrapnel. Mizrachi check-called a bet on a     flop before leading on the   turn, Owais Ahmed raised this bet and fired on the   river after the 'Grinder' had checked.

Mizrachi called but couldn't beat Ahmed's      for trip fives.

Owais Ahmed3,075,000475,000
Michael Mizrachi300,000-475,000
06/30/11 06:49:35 AM PDT

Omaha 8

Michael Mizrachi called a raise out of the big blind and then proceeded to check calls bets on all streets of a       board. However, Owais Ahmed turned over      for aces up and took the pot.

06/30/11 06:42:26 AM PDT

Stud 8

Michael Mizrachi:    /      /  
Owais Ahmed:    /      /  

Joining the action on fourth and Mizrachi bet fourth and fifth before Ahmed bet his open kings on sixth and then fired another bet on seventh. Mizrachi made the call but had to mucked when Ahmed showed     for kings and queens to regain the chip lead.

Owais Ahmed2,300,000550,000
Michael Mizrachi1,075,000-550,000
06/30/11 06:32:02 AM PDT

It's now the last level of the day of the day. Unless we have a winner in the next hour, we'll be coming back in about 12 hours time to finish this event off.

06/30/11 06:30:45 AM PDT
Level: 28 Blinds: 0/0 Ante: 0
06/30/11 06:30:29 AM PDT

Stud 8

Michael Mizrachi:    /      /  
Owais Ahmed:    /      /  

Joining the action on fourth and Mizrachi was betting all the way with Ahmed calling him down before check-calling on sixth. Mizrachi then was check-raised on seventh and sighed, folding a flush face up.

And back the other way we swing...

Michael Mizrachi2,075,000-650,000
Owais Ahmed1,300,000650,000
06/30/11 06:25:32 AM PDT

Omaha 8

Owais Ahmed limped the button and Michael Mizrachi checked his option before check calling a bet on the     flop. Mizrachi then led out on the   turn and Ahmed made the call before both players checked the   river.

Mizrachi showed      for queens up and it was good for yet another pot, it's quite incredibly to see how quickly the momentum has switched from one way to the other over the last 30 minutes.

Michael Mizrachi2,725,000225,000
Owais Ahmed650,000-225,000
06/30/11 06:21:58 AM PDT


Michael Mizrachi has picked up the last four pots in Omaha 8 and has suddenly moved back into a commanding position. The last of which saw both players check the     flop before Owais Ahmed fired on the   turn and   river. Mizrachi showed      for a flush and amazingly Ahmed flashed what looked to be a smaller flush before sending it into the muck.

Michael Mizrachi2,500,0001,075,000
Owais Ahmed875,000-1,075,000
06/30/11 06:09:00 AM PDT

Omaha 8

Michael Mizrachi raised on the button and Owais Ahmed defended. Mizrachi fired out on a     board and Ahmed check-raised. Mizrachi made the call and then also called bets on the   turn and   river.

Ahmed showed      for the nut straight and he regains the chip lead again.

Owais Ahmed1,950,000300,000
Michael Mizrachi1,425,000-300,000
06/30/11 06:05:41 AM PDT

Final Table

Stud 8

Michael Mizrachi:    /      /  
Owais Ahmed:    /      /  

Joining the action on fourth street and Ahmed was betting fourth and fifth before Mizrachi check-raised on sixth, betting seventh in the dark. Ahmed called him down but Mizrachi showed     for queens up and it was good for the pot.

The Mizrachi rail erupted for the first time in a while as their man retook the chip lead.

Michael Mizrachi1,725,000550,000
Owais Ahmed1,650,000-550,000
06/30/11 05:56:16 AM PDT

Omaha 8

Owais Ahmed has really hit a purple patch right now since the break, he's winning virtually every pot. He called a raise in the big blind from Michael Mizrachi before check-calling the     flop. Both players then checked the   turn and Ahmed led out on the   river. Mizrachi folded and we have a new chip leader.

Owais Ahmed1,875,000225,000
Michael Mizrachi1,500,000-225,000
06/30/11 05:51:29 AM PDT

Omaha 8

The chip stacks are almost even after Michael Mizrachi decided to fold to      on the turn of a      turn against Owais Ahmed after the latter had check-called the flop and then check-raised the turn.

06/30/11 05:44:09 AM PDT

Stud 8

Michael Mizrachi:    /       
Owais Ahmed:    /      /  

Mizrachi and Ahmed capped the pot on third before Mizrachi proceeded to bet every single street. Ahmed called him down and 'The Grinder' could only show     having bricked everything. Ahmed flipped     for just a pair of nines and they were good to scoop the pot.

Michael Mizrachi2,225,000-250,000
Owais Ahmed1,150,000250,000
06/30/11 05:39:56 AM PDT

Omaha 8

Owais Ahmed raised on the button and Michael Mizrachi made the call to see a     flop where the 'Grinder' check-called a bet. On the   turn, Mizrachi check-raised and Ahmed made the call before the latter folded to a bet on the   river.

06/30/11 05:30:04 AM PDT
Level: 27 Blinds: 0/0 Ante: 0
06/30/11 05:16:34 AM PDT

Players on a 20-minute break.

06/30/11 05:16:02 AM PDT

Stud 8

Michael Mizrachi:    /      /  
Owais Ahmed:    /      /  

Mizrachi raised on third before Ahmed bet fourth but the former then took over the betting on fifth, sixth and seventh. Ahmed called him down with     for trip deuces which beat Mizrachi's     hand of nines and eights.

Michael Mizrachi2,475,000-375,000
Owais Ahmed900,000375,000
06/30/11 05:09:12 AM PDT

Omaha 8

Both players checked the     flop before Michael Mizrachi bet the   turn, Owais Ahmed called and then called another bet on the   river. Mizrachi flipped      for a rivered straight and it was good for another pot.

Michael Mizrachi2,850,000315,000
Owais Ahmed525,000-315,000