06/17/13 03:25:53 AM PST
Congratulations to Danny Fuhs, Winner of Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better ($277,519)!
Three long days of poker are in the books and Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better has officially reached its conclusion. After a grueling heads up match that lasted for several hours, Danny Fuhs was able to defeat Christopher George to earn the title, the bracelet, and the $277,519 in first-place prize money.
The third day of play began with 27 players taking their seats over the final three tables. The field was stacked as names like Dario Alioto, Eric Crain, Huck Seed, Paul Sokoloff, and Maria Ho returned for the third day of play only to fall in the day's earlier stages. Dan Kelly was also present during Day 3 play as he has been for a vast majority of the series. Kelly was eliminated in 20th place, however, and unable to seize the final table appearance. Even so, this marks Kelly's seventh cash at the 2013 WSOP and he's on par to continue to crush the fields as the series goes on.
Once the final two tables were reached, the players began dropping like flies. Players like Todd Barlow, Alexander Kostritsyn, George Danzer, Shawn Buchanan, Julie Schneider, and Mike Matusow all narrowly missed out on making the final table. The field combined with ten players left for the unofficial final table. After over an hour of play, 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel fell as official final table bubble boy.
The first two casualties of the final table also made appearances at last year's final table of this very same event. Bart Hanson was the first to fall and was unable to improve on his seventh place finish in 2012. The next to go was Ryan Lenaghan, who did manage to improve on his ninth place 2012 finish by scoring an eighth-place finish this year.
The 2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro was the next go when he was forced to move his short stack all in from the blinds and ended up being chopped up by his opponents. Arthur Kargen, and Viacheslav Zhukov were also remarkably short-stacked and were eliminated mere minutes after Lisandro's bust.
Four handed play raged on for almost two hours until Brian Hastings became the next player to bust. Hastings fell at the hands of Robert Mizrachi, who despite earning the rest of Hastings' stack, found himself the next to go as the third-place finisher.
The heads up match between Fuhs and George raged on for several hours and even ended up going into an extra level at the end of the night. With the limits growing as time progressed, the two traded the chip lead back and forth several times. Finally, after returning from their final break of the night, Fuhs was able to pull away and scoop two big hands in a row to cripple George. The two got it all in for George's tournament life soon after and Fuhs' hand was able to hold. He was officially crowned the champion of Event #25!
That does it for our coverage of the Omaha Hi-Low action here in the Amazon room. Be sure to stay tuned to our Live Reporting page for all of the updates from future events here at the 2013 World Series of Poker!
06/17/13 03:00:06 AM PST
Christopher George Eliminated in 2nd Place ($171,536)
Christopher George had the button. He opened with a raise and Danny Fuhs three-bet. The two continued to raise each other until George was all in for 185,000.
Greg Mueller rushed the final table area, sweating his friend Fuhs as he was one run out away from a WSOP bracelet. The flop came and Fuhs took the lead. The rolled off on the turn.
"PAIR THE BOARD!" yelled Mueller.
The deck obliged. The dealer pounded the table and produced the as the final card. Fuhs' and his rail went insane with shouts of jubilation as he was able to secure victory. George was eliminated in 2nd place and will take home $171,536 in tournament earnings.
|Danny Fuhs||3,615,000||220,000 |
|Christopher George||0||-220,000 |06/17/13 02:52:44 AM PST
Fuhs Scoops Again; Takes Huge Lead
Danny Fuhs called from the button and Christopher George checked his option. The flop came . George bet out and Fuhs called. The turned and George bet once more. Fuhs raised and George came right back over the top with a three-bet. Fuhs called.
The rivered and George bet. Fuhs came out with a raise and George sunk in his seat. He tossed in a call and Fuhs tabled for a king-high straight. He took down the pot and left George with just 220,000.
|Danny Fuhs||3,395,000||695,000 |
|Christopher George||220,000||-695,000 |06/17/13 02:49:43 AM PST
Christopher George had the button and raised the action. Danny Fuhs called from the big blind and the flop came . Fuhs checked and George fired out a bet. Fuhs called and the turn brought the . Both players checked and did the same after the hit the river.
Fuhs fanned and took down the pot with two pair. Fuhs now has about 2.7 million in chips.
|Danny Fuhs||2,700,000||200,000 |
|Christopher George||915,000||-200,000 |06/17/13 02:42:31 AM PST
Updated Chip Counts
|Danny Fuhs||2,500,000||360,000 |
|Christopher George||1,115,000||-360,000 |06/17/13 02:31:48 AM PST
Level 29 started
|06/17/13 02:14:43 AM PST
The players are on a break.
|Danny Fuhs||2,140,000||-680,000 |
|Christopher George||1,475,000||680,000 |06/17/13 02:11:10 AM PST
Nut-Nut For George
Christopher George raised from the button and Danny Fuhs called out of the big blind.
The flpp came and Fuhs checked. George continued and Fuhs called. The same action of check, bet, call occurred on the turn ( ) and the river ( ).
George fanned for the nuts in both the high and the low.
06/17/13 02:04:11 AM PST
Another For Fuhs
Danny Fuhs raised his button and Christopher George called from the big blind.
The two saw a flop come and George checked. Fuhs continued with a bet and George called. The hit the turn and George checked again. Fuhs fired and George came out with a check-raise that was called. George bet the river and Fuhs called.
Fuhs called and fanned for a flush and took down the pot.
|Danny Fuhs||2,820,000||520,000 |
|Christopher George||795,000||-520,000 |06/17/13 01:57:45 AM PST
Fuhs Takes Lead Back
Christopher George raised from the button and Danny Fuhs called. The flop brought and both players checked.
The turned and Fuhs fired a bet. George called to see the hit the river. Fuhs bet and George came over the top with a raise. Fuhs made it three bets and George called.
Fuhs showed for quad sevens and took down the pot. He now has about 2.3 million in chips.
|Danny Fuhs||2,300,000||500,000 |
|Christopher George||1,315,000||-500,000 |06/17/13 01:55:07 AM PST
Back to Even
Danny Fuhs had the button. He raised and Christopher George came back at it with a three-bet. Fuhs called to see community cards.
The flop came and George fired a bet. Fuhs called and the hit fourth street. George bet again and Fuhs called. The river and George fired one last bet. Fuhs called but mucked his hand after George showed , playing his aces for the high.
|Christopher George||1,815,000||265,000 |
|Danny Fuhs||1,800,000||-265,000 |06/17/13 01:51:16 AM PST
George Induces a Fold
Christopher George had the button and opened with a raise. Danny Fuhs called and the flop came . Fuhs fired a bet into George who came over the top with a raise. Fuhs called.
Fourth street saw the hit and Fuhs check-called another bet. The rivered and Fuhs checked again. George shot out one last bet and Fuhs decided to fold his hand.
|Danny Fuhs||2,065,000||-385,000 |
|Christopher George||1,550,000||385,000 |06/17/13 01:44:59 AM PST
Wheel For Fuhs
Christopher George had the button. He raised and found a three-bet from Danny Fuhs. George called and the flop brought and Fuhs check-called a bet.
The turn was the and Fuhs check-called once more to see the hit the river. Fuhs led out and George called. Fuhs showed for the wheel and took down the pot.
|Danny Fuhs||2,450,000||35,000 |
|Christopher George||1,165,000||-35,000 |06/17/13 01:41:27 AM PST
George Clawing Back
Danny Fuhs raised his button and Christopher George called.
The flop came and George bet out. Fuhs called and the turn was the . George led again and Fuhs stuck around once again. The paired the board on the river and George bet one last time. Fuhs called.
George rolled over for a straight and took down the pot, bringing him up to about 1.2 million.
|Danny Fuhs||2,415,000||15,000 |
|Christopher George||1,200,000||-15,000 |06/17/13 01:35:19 AM PST
Fuhs Back in the Lead
Danny Fuhs called from the button and Christopher George raised. Fuhs called to see a flop.
The dealer fanned and George bet out. Fuhs called and the hit the turn. George slowed down and tapped the table and Fuhs fired a bet. George called. The finished off the board and George check-called another bet.
Fuhs fanned , playing his king-jack for Broadway to take down the pot.
|Danny Fuhs||2,400,000||450,000 |
|Christopher George||1,215,000||-450,000 |06/17/13 01:26:09 AM PST
|Danny Fuhs||1,950,000||-580,000 |
|Christopher George||1,665,000||580,000 |06/17/13 01:20:13 AM PST
Fuhs Pulling Further Ahead
Christopher George had the button. He opened with a raise and Danny Fuhs called. The flop came and Fuhs check-raised after George continued out. George called the raise and the hit the turn. Fuhs fired a bet and George called. The same action occurred on the river and Fuhs rolled over for a full house of nines full of deuces. George mucked and Fuhs took the pot.
|Danny Fuhs||2,530,000||555,000 |
|Christopher George||1,085,000||-555,000 |06/17/13 01:10:10 AM PST
One For Fuhs
Christopher George had the button. He raised the action and Danny Fuhs three-bet. George called and the flop brought . Fuhs bet and George flat called to the turn.
FOurth street was the and Fuhs bet and received a call once again. The river brought the and Fuhs fired one last bet that George called.
Fuhs showed playing his five and four for both the high and the low to scoop the pot.
|Danny Fuhs||1,975,000||275,000 |
|Christopher George||1,640,000||-275,000 |06/17/13 01:06:28 AM PST
Level 28 started
|06/17/13 01:05:24 AM PST
|Christopher George||1,915,000||500,000 |
|Danny Fuhs||1,700,000||-500,000 ||