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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015

Event #49: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,100,250
  • Entries: 815
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 26, 2015 4:16 PM Local Time

Joseph Haddad opens in middle position to 70,000 and George Danzer calls in the small blind. 

Danzer then move all-in on a flop of     and gets called by Haddad, who has just under 200,000. 

Danzer tables      and Haddad turns over     

Danzer needs to fade the flush draw and does, as the   and   completes the board, with Danzer taking the high with two pair and the two players splitting the low. 

The three-time bracelet winner takes three-quarters of the pot and is now playing just over 1,000,000 while Haddad is now the shortest stack remaining with 100,000 in front of him. 

Friday, June 26, 2015 4:13 PM Local Time

After Connor Drinan took three-quarters of the pot and Chris Ruby was eliminated in 11th place, the final ten players redrew for their seats at the Event #49 final table. 

That redraw, along with chip counts, is posted below:

  1. Mark Dube - 850,000
  2. Nick Polydoros - 260,000
  3. Prince of Docness - 220,000
  4. Joseph Haddad - 180,000
  5. Alex Dovzhenko - 660,000
  6. Anthony Piazza - 230,000
  7. Bryce Yockey - 1,280,000
  8. Young Ji - 330,000
  9. Connor Drinan - 1,170,000
  10. George Danzer - 960,000
Friday, June 26, 2015 4:08 PM Local Time

Three players see the flop after a Connor Drinan raises to 45,000. The flop is     and all three players check. The turn is the   and Joseph Haddad bets the bot of 155,000. Drinan reraises pot, Nick Polydoros folds and Haddad calls, putting himself all in.

"The nut flush and the nut low," says Drinan as he turns over     .

"Oh man," says Haddad as he turns over     .

The board completes and brings no help for Haddad who gets only one quarter of the pot.

Connor Drinan - 1,260,000
Joseph Haddad - 180,000

Friday, June 26, 2015 4:02 PM Local Time
Chris Ruby

Chris Ruby and Mark Dube are all in preflop. Dube has      and Ruby has     .

The board runs out       giving Dube the win and eliminating Ruby.

Mark Dube - 415,000
Chris Ruby - Eliminated in 11th place

Friday, June 26, 2015 3:47 PM Local Time

Raul Paez

Action folds to Mark Dube in the small blind who raises to 50,000. Raul Paez defends his big blind to see the flop.

Dube leads the     flop for 100,000 and Paez immediately pushes his entire stack forward, for an all-in amount of close to 200,000 more.

Dube goes into the tank for close to a minute, counting and recounting his stack before eventually calling. The two exchange each other questioning looks and Paez is in trouble when the hands are tabled.

Dube holds      for two pair while Paez turns over      for an inferior two pair.

He needs to catch a nine or running cards to save his tournament life, with neither coming as the   and   completes the board.

When the stacks are counted, Dube has his opponent slightly covered, meaning Paez will be eliminated in 12th place.

He makes just over $13,500 and Dube is now playing close to 650,000.

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Friday, June 26, 2015 3:38 PM Local Time

Alex Dovzhenko raises preflop to 48,000. Anthony Piazza reraises pot to 154,000. Dovzhenko calls.

The flop is     and both players get it all in. Piazza has      and Dovzhenko has     .

The board completes    giving Dovzhenko a queen-high straight and the scoop.

Alex Dovzhenko - 734,000
Anthony Piazza - 269,000

Friday, June 26, 2015 3:30 PM Local Time
Friday, June 26, 2015 3:30 PM Local Time

The remaining 12 players are back from their first break of the day and will return to Level 23.

There have been a flurry of eliminations and double ups over the first two levels of Day 3 and that fast pace should continue as just two knockouts separate this Event #49 field from the unofficial ten handed final table. 

Friday, June 26, 2015 3:09 PM Local Time

Galen Hall

Gallen Hall opens to 35,000 from middle position and George Danzer defends his big blind to see a     flop.

Both players check to see the   pair the board on the turn.

Danzer leads for 45,000 and after a few moments of deliberation, Hall calls to see the river.

The   completes the board and brings another bet from Danzer, sized at 80,000. Hall goes into the tank for close to a minute before pushing his entire 250,000 chip stack forward.

Danzer calls and in a flash, the biggest pot of the tournament is up for grabs.

The biggest pot of Event #49 also brings the biggest cooler of Event #49, as Hall tables      for a rivered full house, while Danzer tables      for a flopped straight flush.

Hall can barely believe it, simply saying, "What!?" after Danzer tables his hand before quietly exiting the tournament area.

When he leaves the rest of the table and rail describe the hand as the "worst runout imaginable", as the turn and river came out perfectly for Danzer to get maximum value.

He did, as he's now playing just over 900,000 with just a few minutes remaining before the first break of the day.

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:58 PM Local Time
Erik Seidel

Bryce Yockey has been on a roll today. Yockey started the day with 269,000. He now has 1,320,000.

On this hand, Yockey and Erik Seidel see the flop after a three bet from Seidel in the small blind and a call by Yockey. The flop is    .

Seidel leads out for 100,000 and Yockey asks what he has left. Yockey then raises and the two get it all in going into the turn.

Yockey -     
Seidel -     

The turn is the   and the river is the  . Yockey scoops the pot with the nut low and a seven-high straight.

Bryce Yockey - 1,320,000
Erik Seidel - Eliminated

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Friday, June 26, 2015 2:47 PM Local Time

JR Flournoy

J.R. Flournoy is down to his final 40,000 and the action folds to him in the small blind.

He moves all-in and Anthony Piazza calls in the big blind to put the short stack at risk.

Flournoy holds      and Piazza tables     .

The board runs out       and Piazza scores the small knockout.

Flournoy is eliminated in 15th place and will make a small pay jump, earning just under $11,000 for his Event #49 run.

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:40 PM Local Time
Robert Toye

Robert Toye looks over his shoulder at the clock after getting scooped in an earlier pot that left him little more than the big blind.

On his big blind he puts the rest of his 28,000 on top of his big blind. Joseph Haddad and Connor Drinan are also in the hand. The flop comes     and both Haddad and Drinan get it all in. There is a three way all in to the turn.

Haddad -     
Drinan -     
Toye -     

The turn and river complete the board       giving Haddad the high, with two pair jacks and threes and Drinan the low with ace deuce. The two players chop the pot and Toye's remaining chips.

Joseph Haddad - 360,000
Connor Drinan - 990,000
Robert Toye - Eliminated

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:27 PM Local Time

Anthony Piazza and Robert Toye are all in on a flop of    .

Toye -     
Piazza -     

The board completes with   on the turn and then the   on the river, which counterfeits Toye's low. Piazza scoops.

Anthony Piazza - 780,000
Robert Toye - 80,000

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:08 PM Local Time
Friday, June 26, 2015 2:08 PM Local Time

Galen Hall began the day as the chip leader. On this hand Hale and Raul Paez go all in on a flop of    

Hall -     
Paez -     

The board runs out    and Paez scoops the pot with trip fives.

Raul Paez - 685,000
Galen Hall - 280,000

A couple of hands later Paez is all in again. This time it's heads up against Bryce Yockey. The two are all in after the flop of    .

Paez -     
Yockey -     

The turn and river complete the board with the   and the   and Yockey will scoop Paez.

Bryce Yockey - 735,000
Raul Paez - 221,000

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:00 PM Local Time

Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst opens in middle position to 27,000 and Robert Toye three-bets to 99,000.

Selbst calls and then shoves the     flop for 74,000.

Toye goes into the tank for close to two minutes, eventually calling and tabling     . He'll need to hit to score the knockout as Selbst holds     .

The   falls on the turn giving Toye broadway and Selbst can't find a spade on the river, as the   completes the board to eliminate her in 17th place.

She'll make just under $9,000 for her Event #49 run, while Toye is now playing close to 450,000.

Friday, June 26, 2015 1:50 PM Local Time

Anthony Piazza raises to 28,000 and Zachary Hench goes all in for his last 75,000. Piazza calls.

Piazza -     
Hench -     

The board runs out       and Piazza will scoop the pot. Hench is eliminated.

Friday, June 26, 2015 1:42 PM Local Time

With the elimination of Cody Crawford in 19th place, there are now 18 players and they have taken their seats after the final two table redraw. 

That redraw, along with chip counts, is listed below:

Table 447

  1. J.R. Flournoy - 178,000
  2. Anthony Piazza - 360,000
  3. Connor Drinan - 950,000
  4. Vanessa Selbst - 230,000
  5. Zachary Hench - 75,000
  6. Robert Toye - 185,000
  7. Alex Dovzhenko - 320,000
  8. Nick Polydoros - 224,000
  9. Joseph Haddad - 322,000

Table 448 

  1. George Danzer - 540,000
  2. Young Ji - 375,000
  3. Raul Paez - 210,000
  4. Erik Seidel - 405,000
  5. Galen Hall - 610,000
  6. Prince of Docness - 290,000
  7. Bryce Yockey - 420,000
  8. Chris Ruby - 280,000
  9. Mark Dube - 325,000
Friday, June 26, 2015 1:36 PM Local Time

Cody Crawford

Cody Crawford bets the pot on a flop of     and Joseph Haddad reraises to put Crawford all in. Crawford calls.

Crawford -     
Haddad -     

The board runs out    and Haddad scoops the pot with two pair, aces and kings. Crawford is eliminated.

Friday, June 26, 2015 1:31 PM Local Time

Anthony Piazza opens to 24,000 from middle position and Andrew Robinson calls in the big blind. 

Piazza then moves all-in on the     flop and Piazza quickly calls to put the short stack at risk. 

Piazza holds      and Robinson is drawing thing with     

The   more or less locks up the elimination for Piazza, with Robinson not even in his seat for the   river card. 

Robinson will make just over $7,200 for his deep run and Event #49 is now just one elimination away from the 18 player redraw. 

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