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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 26, 2015 to Sunday, June 28, 2015

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

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,637,800
  • Entries: 387
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 28, 2015 6:18 PM Local Time


Jason Mercier raises from the button to 60,000 and Jeffrey Landherr announces pot from the big blind for 195,000. Mercier calls.

The flop falls     and the action checks through to the   turn. Again both players check and the   falls on the river. Lanherr checks for a third time and Mercier moves all in. Landherr goes into the tank for nearly two minutes before calling.

"Straight" Mercier says as he tables     . Lanherr mucks and Mercier takes down another pot.

Jason Mercier - 3,684,000
Jeffrey Landherr - Eliminated

Sunday, June 28, 2015 6:01 PM Local Time

Simon Trumper limps in from the cutoff which leads Shaun Deeb to limp in from the small blind. Rather than checking his option, Dan Smith raises to 120,000 and Trumper re-raises to 390,000 total.

Deeb folds instantly and Smith calls after two minutes of thought.

Smith checks the     flop over to Trumper who moves all in for 625,000. Smith folds and Trumper shows      for a flopped straight.

Simon Trumper - 1,260,000
Dan Smith - 1,100,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:57 PM Local Time

Simon Trumper raises from the hijack to 60,000 and Hasan Habib three-bets to 170,000. Trumper calls and they see a flop of    .

Habib moves all in for 272,000 total and after thinking it over, Trumper calls. Habib leads with      against the     .

Trumper catches two pair on the   turn. Habib is a 3/1 underdog heading into the river, but he catches an   to stay alive and double up.

Hasan Habib - 885,000
Simon Trumper - 805,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:48 PM Local Time


Sven Reichardt opens with a raise from under the gun to 65,000. Alexander Peterson calls from the button and Brian Roberts announces "pot" from the big blind, making it 275,000 to go. Reichardt folds and Peterson calls.

The dealer spreads a flop of     and Roberts moves all in for his last 260,000. Peterson double checks his cards and then calls.


The board runs out    and Brian Roberts hits the rail in 11th place, taking home $52,457.

Alexander Peterson - 1,800,000
Brian Roberts - Eliminated

Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:33 PM Local Time
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:30 PM Local Time

Simon Trumper

Simon Trumper opens the action with a raise to 48,000 on the button and Shaun Deeb defends out of the big blind. The dealer spreads a flop of     and Deeb checks to Trumper, who checks behind.

The turn brings the   and Deeb leads out with 68,000. Trumper calls and both players see the   fall on the river.

Deeb leads out for 140,000 and Trumper sits forward in his chair. Trumper counts out the chips to call in front of his cards and then looks towards the dealer. "Let's make it 300,000 to go."

Deeb slams down his chips in his hand. He sits back in his chair with his hands on his head before removing his hat and standing up, leaning over the table.

"So ridiculous man, so ridiculous." Deeb continues to talk to himself for nearly a minute before sliding forward a call.

Trumper rolls over      for the nut flush and Deeb throws his cards into the muck.

After the hand Deeb was left with just 56,000 but managed to triple up the following hand with      on a       board.

Simon Trumper - 1,060,000
Shaun Deeb - 168,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:23 PM Local Time

Simon Trumper checks to Dan Smith on a flop of    . Smith bets 117,000 and Trumper cuts out chips while figuring out whether to push all in or not.

"No gamble, no future," says Smith. Trumper pushes his chips in and Smith calls with      for wrap against the      of Trumper.

The drama ends on the   turn giving Trumper an unbeatable full house. Trumper mentions after the hand that he once won England's "Late Night Poker" with    as well.

Simon Trumper - 610,000
Dan Smith - 1,640,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:19 PM Local Time

After a flop of    , Hasan Habib, Davidi Kitai and Simon Trumper check to Dan Smith who bets 65,000. Habib and Trumper call and the   comes on the turn which all three check.

The   splashes on the river and Habib leads for 250,000. Trumper gets out of the way and after a few moments of thinking, Smith grabs a tower of green 25,000 chips with one pink 5,000 chip on top to put 605,000 in the middle.

Habib wastes little time folding and Smith drags the pot.

Dan Smith - 1,920,000
Hasan Habib - 710,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:11 PM Local Time

Jason Mercier raises from under the gun to 43,000 and action folds around to Steven Saris in the cutoff who announces "pot", making it 183,000. The button and both blinds fold and Mercier re-raises pot putting Saris all in.

"Sh*t. Alright, whatever let's gamble," Saris says, as he stands out of his chair and slides his remaining 350,000 into the middle. Saris asks Mercier if he has aces and Mercier nods yes.


The dealer spreads a flop of     and Saris jumps out of his chair.

"There is a six baby! I need a deuce or a king!"

Like magic the dealer burns and turns the   and Saris improves to two pair. Saris starts cheering along with his rail and everyone watches as the   hits the river. Saris continues to cheer until someone points out that Mercier made a better two pair, sevens and threes.

"Aw man" shouts Saris. He wishes everyone luck before gathering his things and heading out of the tournament area.

Jason Mercier - 2,200,000
Steven Saris - Eliminated

Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:02 PM Local Time

Dan Smith raises to 60,000 from under the gun and Hasan Habib calls from the cutoff. The action folds through the blinds and the players are heads up to the flop.

The dealer fans out the flop of     and Smith leads out for 60,000. Habib quickly grabs a handful of green 25,000 chips and bumps it up to 200,000 to go. Smith mules it over for a few moments and then calls.

The turn brings the   and Smith checks to Habib who checks behind. Both players see the   on the river and Smith unloads a big bet of 350,000. Habib quickly mucks and Smith continues to add to his chip lead.

Dan Smith - 1,760,000
Hasan Habib - 1,200,000

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:58 PM Local Time

Dan Smith opens to 60,000 from the cutoff and Davidi Kitai calls from the small blind, along with Simon Trumper in the big blind.

The dealer spreads a flop of     and Kitai leads out for 77,000. Trumper folds and Smith calls.

The turn brings the   and Kitai slows down with a check. After a few moments of thinking it over Smith opts to check behind and both players see the   river. Kitai checks again and Smith fires out a big bet of 275,000. Kitai tanks for nearly two minutes before Smith calls clock. The tournament staff runs over and gives Kitai a countdown. As the floor reaches the number one Kitai tries to make the call, but is a second too late and his hand is ruled dead.

Mohsin Virani looks towards Smith and asks " how do you feel about that?"

Smith picks his head up from stacking his chips and simply replies "very relieved."

Dan Smith - 1,400,000
Davidi Kitai - 710,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:51 PM Local Time

Steven Saris raises to 50,000 and Alexander Petersen re-raises to 210,000. Saris goes all in for 50,000 more and Petersen calls.

Saris holds      against the      of Petersen.

The     gives Saris a set and Petersen a open-ended straight draw. The   on the turn and the   on the river do not help Petersen.

Saris doubles up and says "It's like Christmas with him having all of them chips," referring to Petersen.

Alexander Petersen - 1,630,000
Steven Saris - 540,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:42 PM Local Time


Sam Chartier raises to 84,000 from the button and Hasan Habib re-raises to 230,000 from the small blind. Chartier moves all in for 100,000 more and Habib calls with     . Chartier flips over      and will need help to stay alive.

The flop comes     which takes away any of Chartier's straight outs.

the turn   and river   are no help and Chartier is sent to the rail.

Hasan Habib - 1,560,000
Sam Chartier - Eliminated

Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:34 PM Local Time

Action folds around to Dan Smith on the button who opens with a raise to 55,000. Sam Chartier thinks about it for a while in the small blind and eventually folds. Hasan Habib calls out of the big blind.

The dealer spreads a flop of     and Habib quickly checks. Smith continues for 75,000 and Habib check-raises to 275,000. Smith releases his hand and Habib takes down the pot.

Hasan Habib - 1,200,000
Dan Smith - 1,300,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:28 PM Local Time
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:10 PM Local Time
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:52 PM Local Time

Sam Chartier raises from the hijack to 44,000 and Hasan Habib calls from the cutoff, as well as Patrick Leonard in the big blind. The dealer fans out a flop of     and Leonard quickly announces pot for 142,000. Chartier folds and Habib sits in his chair for over 30 seconds counting on his fingers before he eventually moves all in. Chartier calls.


The board runs out     and Habib improves to a straight flush, eliminated Patrick Leonard.

"That is a bit over kill Hasan. A straight flush? You're suppose to just dodge the full house" Jason Mercier chimes in as he walks up to the table.

"You know Jason, I had a bit of a brain fart. I thought I needed it" Habib jokes back.

Hasan Habib - 1,190,000
Patrick Leonard - Eliminated

Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:31 PM Local Time

Dan Smith opens to 50,000 and is immediately three-bet by Sam Chartier on his immediate left. Action folds back around to Smith who moves all in and Chartier calls.


The flop falls     and Chartier's kings are still in the lead. The dealer burns and turns the   and Smith picks up his ace of diamonds and tosses it towards where the river card will be.

The dealer burns one and places the   on the river.

"You would" exclaims Shaun Deeb as him and Smith start laughing. A fellow table mate points out that Chartier has spades and has improved to a flush.

"See you still lose" jokes Deeb.

Sam Chartier - 445,000
Dan Smith - 960,000

Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:25 PM Local Time


Gionni Demers raises from early position to 45,000 and Mohsin Virani calls from the cutoff. Jeffrey Landherr three-bets from the big blind for the pot which is about 200,000. Demers moves all in and Virani folds.

Landherr shows      against the      of Demers. The flop comes     to give Landherr a flush draw and straight draw.

The   on the turn is a blank but the   on the river gives Landherr the flush to bust out Demers.

Jeffrey Landherr - 1,230,000
Gionni Demers - Eliminated

Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:14 PM Local Time

There is over 260,000 in the middle on a board reading     when Mohsin Virani announces pot. Gionni Demers quickly reraises all in and Virani calls.


Demers is ahead with his flopped set, but will need to dodge any ace or spade.

The turn brings the   and Virani improves to flush, but will now have to avoid the board pairing to double up. The   hits the river and Virani makes a quick lap around the gold section of the amazon room while the dealer counts out his remaining 417,000.

Mohsin Virani - 1,120,000
Gionni Demers - 255,000

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