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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 to Friday, July 01, 2016

Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,760,000
  • Entries: 400
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 3:17 PM Local Time


Melad Marji Eliminated In Fourth

Brandon Shack-Harris raises to 360,000 from the cutoff and Loren Klein calls in the small blind. Melad Marji raises the pot to 1,440,000 from the big blind, leaving him with 850,000 behind.

Shack-Harris folds and after some deliberation Klein calls.

The flop is     and Klein bets 1,000,000 to put Marji to an all-in decision. Marji calls after a minute of deliberation, and the players turn over their hands.

Marji:     
Klein:     

Klein leads with a pair eights. The turn is the   which is no help to Marji. The river is the  , also no help, which eliminates Marji from in fourth place.

Loren Klein - 7,050,000 (44 bb)
Melad Marji - Eliminated in 4th place for $261,652

Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:59 PM Local Time

Matthew Parry (pictured) opens with a pot-raise to 560,000 in middle position, and Brandon Shack-Harris calls on the button.

The flop is    . Parry pots for 1,360,000, Shack-Harris re-pots, and Parry calls all in for 1,525,000 total. Parry is at risk, and the news for him is not at all good.

Parry:      (pair of jacks, gutshot)
Shack-Harris:      (set of kings, flush draw)

The   turn gives Shack-Harris an unbeatable flush, and the   river completes the board. Shack-Harris wins the pot with kings full, giving him about half the total chips in play. Parry is eliminated in fifth place.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 9,950,000 (62 bb)
Matthew Parry - Eliminated in 5th place ($185,337)

Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:58 PM Local Time

Melad Marji opens to 400,000 in middle position and Brandon Shack-Harris calls from the small blind.

The flop is    . Shack-Harris leads for 400,000, and Marji calls. The turn is the  , and Shack-Harris pots for 1,760,000. Marji spends a moment considering, long enough that Shack-Harris speaks up. "Happy with the pot," he says with a smile. "Don't need to gamble. Happy with the pot."

A few seconds later, Marji folds. "Sensible man," Shack-Harris says as he stacks the pot.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 7,625,000 (48 bb)
Melad Marji - 2,475,000 (15 bb)

Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:49 PM Local Time

Tommy Le opens under the gun to 360,000 and Brandon Shack-Harris calls from the big blind. They see a flop of     and both players check. The turn is the   and both players check again.

The river is the   and both players check a final time. "Straight," announces Shack-Harris and Le tilts his head back in frustration. Shack-Harris tables      for a ten-high straight and he claims the pot.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 6,110,000 (38 bb)
Tommy Le - 3.650.000 (22 bb)
Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:40 PM Local Time

Loren Klein limps under the gun, and Melad Marji pots it to 720,000 next to act. Brandon Shack-Harris calls from the small blind, and Klein calls the remainder to create three-way action.

The flop is    . Klein checks, and Marji bets 420,000, about one third of his remaining chips. Both opponents fold, and he wins the pot.

Melad Marji - 3,465,000 (22 bb)
Brandon Shack-Harris - 5,750,000 (36 bb)
Loren Klein - 3,490,000 (22 bb)

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:34 PM Local Time

Brandon Shack-Harris raises to 360,000 from under the gun and is called by Matt Parry in the big blind. The two players are heads up to a flop of    .

Parry checks to Shack-Harris, who leads for 400,000. Parry thinks for about 30 seconds before announcing an all-in for his last 1,300,000. Shack-Harris thinks for about 45 seconds before laying his cards down, and Parry claims the pot.

Matt Parry - 2,530,000 (21 bb)
Brandon Shack-Harris - 6,100,000 (38 bb)
Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:15 PM Local Time
Level:30Blinds:80,000/160,000
Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:00 PM Local Time

The first two levels are complete, and the final five players are on a 15-minute break. Here's how they'll stack up when the new levels begins with 80,000/160,000 blinds:

Brandon Shack-Harris - 6,930,000 (43 bb)
Tommy Le - 4,720,000 (30 bb)
Loren Klein - 4,090,000 (26 bb)
Mathew Parry - 2,155,000 (13 bb)
Melad Marji - 2,110,000 (13 bb)

Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:00 PM Local Time

Apart from the hands reported, this level has been mostly devoid of significant action. Things have been fairly passive otherwise, with most of the pots being small and lightly contested.

Here are the two most recent hands:

Action folds around to the blinds, where Matthew Parry completes from the small and Brandon Shack-Harris checks his option in the big. The board runs out      , with the two checking it all the way down. Shack-Harris shows the  , winning the pot with three nines.

It folds to the blinds once again on the next hand. Brandon Shack-Harris completes from the small and Tommy Le checks his option in the big. The flop is    , and a bet of 150,000 from Shack-Harris is enough to end the hand.

Saturday, July 2, 2016 1:46 PM Local Time

Melad Marji raises to 280,000 on the button and Brandon Shack-Harris (pictured) calls in the big blind.

The flop is     and both players check.

The turn is the   and Shack-Harris leads out for 375,000. Marji folds quickly and Shack-Harris takes the pot. He has been winning a lot of these small and medium sized pots and has opened a gap over the field.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 6,225,000 (51 bb)
Melad Marji - 2,600,000 (21 bb)

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 1:29 PM Local Time

Melad Marji opens the button to 280,000, and Matthew Parry pots it to 960,000 from the small blind. Marji re-pots for 3,000,000 total, and it looks like it's just enough to put him all in. Parry announces, "All in," just to be sure, and the cards are shown down with Marji at risk.

Marji:     
Parry:     

The board runs out drama-free, coming      , and the pot is chopped.

Matthew Parry - 4,300,000 (36 bb)
Melad Marji - 2,850,000 (24 bb)

Saturday, July 2, 2016 1:27 PM Local Time

Matthew Parry (pictured) opens the cutoff to 250,000, Brandon Shack-Harris calls on the button, and Loren Klein defends his big blind to create three-way action.

The flop is    . Klein checks, Parry continues for 350,000, Shack-Harris folds, and Klein calls. The turn is the  , and Klein checks again. Parry bets 675,000, and Klein folds.

That pot moves Parry up the leaderboard, and he's now in a dead heat with Shack-Harris and Tommy Le atop the counts.

Matthew Parry - 4,725,000 (39 bb)
Loren Klein - 2,635,000 (22 bb)

Saturday, July 2, 2016 1:09 PM Local Time
Level:29Blinds:60,000/120,000
Saturday, July 2, 2016 1:09 PM Local Time

Brandon Shack-Harris calls in the small blind and Tommy Le raises to 300,000 from the big blind. Shack-Harris calls and they go heads up to the flop.

The flop is     and Shack-Harris checks. Le bets 375,000 and after about a minute, Shack-Harris calls.

The turn is the   and Shack-Harris checks again. This time Le bets 750,000 and Shack-Harris calls after asking how much is in the pot.

The river is the   and both players checks. Shack-Harris tables      which is good for aces and jacks. Le rechecks his hand and tosses it toward the muck as Shack-Harris claims the pot.

Brandon Shack-Harris - 4,850,000 (48 bb)
Tommy Le - 4,850,000 (48 bb)

Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:59 PM Local Time

Tommy Le (pictured) began the day with 1,300,000 chips, the shortest stack at the table. He's now the chip leader with five players remaining.

In the most recent pot, Le opens to 250,000 in middle position, and Melad Marji calls from the small blind. The flop is    , and both players check. They both check through the   turn, as well, and the river is the  . Le bets 425,000, and Marji quickly folds.

It's not a big pot, but it's the one that moves Le over the 6,000,000-chip mark. He's the first player to cross that milestone in this event.

Tommy Le - 6,250,000 (63 bb)
Melad Marji - 2,700,000 (27 bb)

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:37 PM Local Time


Harley Stoffmaker Eliminated In Sixth Place

Tommy Le raises to 225,000 in the cutoff and Harley Stoffmaker pots it to 775,000 from the small blind. Le calls and they go heads-up to the flop.

The flop comes down     and Stoffmaker moves all in for around 1,000,000. Le immediately calls and the players table their hands.

Stoffmaker:     
Le:     

Le has flopped a king-high flush and is well ahead. The turn is the  , which gives Stoffmaker a set and hope, but he needs the board to pair on the river to double.

The river is the  , however, no help to Stoffmaker, and he is eliminated by Le in sixth place.

Tommy Le - 4,950,000 (41 bb)
Harley Stoffmaker - Eliminated in 6th place for $133,918

Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:19 PM Local Time

On the fourth hand of the day, the table sees its first flop. Action begins with Tommy Le (pictured) limping from middle position. Melad Marji calls from the small blind, and Matthew Parry checks his option in the big.

The flop is    . It checks to Le, who bets 150,000. Marji folds, and Parry calls to proceed heads up to the turn. It's the  . Parry leads for 325,000, and Le calls. The river is the  , and Parry bets 750,000. Le tanks. He has 825,000 left, and after maybe five minutes, he calls.

Parry shows      for a pair of kings.

Le shows     , winning the pot with a flush.

Tommy Le - 2,825,000 (28 bb)
Matthew Parry - 3,430,000 (34 bb)

Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:04 PM Local Time
The final six players are in their seats, and Day 4 is under way.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:03 PM Local Time
Level:28Blinds:50,000/100,000
Saturday, July 2, 2016 11:02 AM Local Time


Brandon Shack-Harris leads the final six players

Welcome back for bonus coverage of the $10,000 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Championship.

This event began on Wednesday with an even 400 runners, creating a prizepool in excess of $3.75 million. Three days of four-card poker weren't enough to determine a winner, and the final six players will return today to battle for the bracelet and the top prize of almost $900,000. Everyone left is guaranteed to earn a six-figure payout.

Here's how the final table will be laid out when action resumes:

Seat 1: Matthew Parry - 4,755,000
Seat 2: Brandon Shack-Harris - 5,425,000
Seat 3: Tommy Le - 1,300,000
Seat 4: Loren Klein - 3,530,000
Seat 5: Harley Stoffmaker - 2,265,000
Seat 6: Melad Marji - 2,930,000 

Cards go in the air at noon, and nobody's going home until a champion is crowned. The finale will be streamed with hole cards up on a 30-minute delay, featuring commentary from David Tuchman.

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