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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 14, 2015 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,310,400
  • Entries: 480
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:03 PM Local Time

Action folds around to Huarong Ma in the small blind who raises to 60,000. Rami Boukai moves all in from the big blind for his last 167,000 and Ma makes the call.


The board runs out       and Boukai turns broadway to double up.

Rami Boukai - 294,000
Huorang Ma - 320,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:53 PM Local Time

Huarong Ma, starting with less than 170,000 chips, raises from early position to 70,000.  Richard Tucker on the button three bets to 170,000.  Everyone else folds and Ma calls.

Huarong Ma -     
Richard Tucker -     

The board runs out       to give Ma a broadway straight.  There is no low so Ma scoops the pot.

Huarong Ma - 332,000
Richard Tucker - 710,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:49 PM Local Time

Robert Mizrach

Robert Mizrachi (pictured) raises from middle position to 40,000 and Spencer Chen three bets to 130,000. Mizrachi calls and the flop comes    . Chen moves all in and Mizrachi calls.

Spencer Chen -     
Robert Mizrachi -     

Mizrachi flops two pair against Chen's overpair and low draw. The turn is the   and the river is the   to counterfeit Mizrachi's two pair. Mizrachi is eliminated in 12th place for $18,725.

Spencer Chen - 915,000
Robert Mizrachi - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:42 PM Local Time


Jeff Madsen raises to 52,000 from the hijack and Eric Wasserson calls from the cutoff. The blinds fold and the two are heads up to the flop.

The dealer spreads     and Madsen continues for 67,000. Wasserson thinks about it for over 30 seconds before moving all in and Madsen calls.

Madsen rolls over      and Wasserson tables     . The turn brings the   and the   falls on the river and Wasserson fails to improve as he hits the rail in 13th place.

Jeff Madsen - 1,825,000
Eric Wasserson - Eliminated
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:29 PM Local Time

Josh Pollock

Josh Pollock (pictured) raises from under the gun to 70,000. Eric Wasserson considers for a few moments and then announces, "Pot." It folds back to Pollock who calls all-in.

Eric Wasserson -     
Josh Pollock -     

The board runs out       to give Wasserson a six-high straight for the high and the wheel for the low. Pollock is eliminated in 14th place for $14,833.

Eric Wasserson - 365,000
Josh Pollock - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:01 PM Local Time

The players are enjoying the first scheduled 20-minute break of the day. Play will resume at approximately 4:20 PM.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:57 PM Local Time

As we approach the first break of the day, Jeff Madsen is not slowing down.  Not to imply that he should, of course.  Action folds to Madsen on the button and he raises to 32,000.  Jeremy Harkin calls from the big blind.  The flop is    .  Harkin checks and Madsen checks behind.

The turn is the   and again both players check.  The river is the   and Harkin checks a third time.  Madsen bets 57,000 and Harkin calls.  Madsen turns over      for trip fives with an ace kicker.  Harkin can't beat it and slings his cards to the muck.

Jeff Madsen - 1,225,000
Jeremy Harkin - 520,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:44 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , David Baker checks to Jeff Madsen.  Madsen bets 46,000 and Baker check-calls.  The turn is the   and both players check.  The river is the  .  Baker checks and Madsen bets 88,000.  Baker takes his time and check-calls.

Madsen turns over  Qc]   for a straight and Baker mucks.

Jeff Madsen - 1,040,000
David Baker - 548,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:31 PM Local Time

Jeff Madsen raises to 35,000 from the hijack and action folds to Huarong Ma who raises pot to 131,000. Madsen calls and the two are heads up to the flop.

The dealer spreads     and Ma quickly announces pot. Madsen moves all in and Ma calls.


Ma has Madesen in trouble with her aces, redraw to the nut flush, and the same low draw as Madsen.

The   hits the turn and Madsen improves to two pairs, threes and fives. "Well that's a good card for me."

The   completes the board and Madsen improves to a better two pair as he takes down the high and chops the low, earning himself three quarters of the pot.

Jeff Madsen - 825,000
Huarong Ma - 260,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:25 PM Local Time

Moments after being quartered, Neil Yekell was left with just 55,000 in chips. He got the last of his chips into the middle holding      against the      of John O'Shea.

The board runs out       and O'Shea improves to a straight, eliminated Yekell in 15th place.

John O'Shea - 760,000
Neil Yekell - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:17 PM Local Time

Brian Hacker

Brian Hacker (pictured) raises from late position to 32,000. Josh Pollock calls from the small blind and David Baker calls from the big blind. The flop is    . The blinds check and Hacker bets 60,000. Pollock folds and Baker check-raises the pot. Before the dealer can announce the amount of the bet, Hacker moves all in and Baker calls.

David Baker -     
Brian Hacker -     

Baker is ahead with a set of tens, and Hacker is drawing thin to the two remaining aces or running low cards. The turn brings the  , to give Hacker some hope for a low, but the   river improves Baker to a full house and knocks out Hacker. Hacker is eliminated in 16th place for $11,754.

David Baker - 590,000
Brian Hacker - Eliminate

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:04 PM Local Time

Huarong Ma raises from middle position to 25,000 and David Baker calls from the blinds.  The flop is    .  Baker leads into Ma for 35,000.  Ma calls.  The turn is the  .  Baker bets 130,000.  Ma moves all in and Baker calls.

Huarong Ma -     
David Baker -     

Baker has turned a boat but Ma flopped quads.  Baker will need the   to split with Ma's low, or a deuce on the river to get half his money back.  The latter arrives when the   river hits the felt.  Ma was all in for 329,000, and will add 164,000 from Baker's stack.

Huarong Ma - 493,000
David Baker - 330,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:02 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:50 PM Local Time

Rami Boukai raises to 30,000 from middle position.  David Baker calls, Jeff Madsen calls, and then Brian Hacker raises the pot to 186,000.  Rami goes into the tank for almost a minute, then moves all in.  Baker and Madsen fold and Hacker calls all in.

Brian Hacker -     
Rami Boukai -     

The board runs out      .  Hacker takes the high with the nut flush and Boukai takes the low.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:42 PM Local Time

Spencer Chen raises from early position to 25,000 and Sun Kwak three-bets to 90,000 from his immediate right. Action folds through to John O'Shea in the small blind who makes the call and Chen quickly folds.

The dealer spreads a flop of     and O'Shea announces pot, putting Kwak all in. Kwak makes the call and sees the bad news.


Kwak is way behind the aces of O'Shea and will need to catch running spades, straight cards, or one of the two remaining jacks to survive.

The turn brings the   providing Kwak with a flush draw and the   falls on the river.

Sun Kwak - 370,000
John O'Shea - 450,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:27 PM Local Time

John Reading announces "pot" from under the gun to 42,000 and Jeremy Harkin calls, as well as Huarong Ma.

The dealer spreads a flop of     and Reading immediately moves all in from under the gun. Harkin makes the call and Ma moves all in for an additional 25,000. Harkin makes the call.


The   turn improves Ma to the nut flush and the   river completes the board. Harkin gets quartered and Reading is eliminated in 17th place, taking home $11,754.

Huarong Ma - 220,000
Jeremy Harkin - 550,000
John Reading - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:19 PM Local Time

Richard Tucker raises from under the gun to 25,000.  Spencer Chen calls from middle position. Sun Kwak calls from late position. John O'Shea calls from the big blind.  The flop is    .  O'Shea checks and Tucker checks.  Chen bets 75,000.  Kwak folds and O'Shea folds and the action is back on Tucker.

Tucker thinks it over for ten seconds and calls.  The turn is the  .  Both players check.  The river is the  .  Tucker bets 100,000 and Chen calls.  Tucker turns over      for a pair of fours and the nut low and scoops the pot.

Richard Tucker - 800,000
Spencer Chen - 421,000

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:00 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:45 AM Local Time

 Mike Gracz

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 3 of the 2015 World Series of Poker for Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better. Seventeen players remain of the original 480 who entered, and today one of the remaining players will take home the bracelet.

Mike Gracz is leading the way with 901,000 chips, and Omaha bracelet holders Robert Mizrachi, Jeff Madsen, Josh Pollock, and Rami Boukai, and 8-game mix bracelet holder David "ODB" Baker all have their eyes on the top prize. The field is full of Omaha specialists with a slew of cashes in WSOP Omaha events, not to mention their Omaha acheivements for other brands and venues.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time; levels are 60 minutes each and breaks are scheduled for 20 minutes every two levels, with a one-hour dinner break after six levels have been completed. Join us here at for live updates of all the action.