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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 29, 2018 to Sunday, July 01, 2018

Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,227,800
  • Entries: 237
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:15 PM Local Time
Lee Doubles Through McKenna

Michael McKenna opened for 300,000 and called the shove of Chris Lee, who had 445,000.

Michael McKenna:     
Chris Lee:     

The board ran out      , so Lee doubled with three aces.

"You doubled from last place to last place," one of his friends needled from the rail.

Michael McKenna2,565,000165,000
Chris Lee1,045,000570,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:05 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 50000/100000
Ante: 0
Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:04 PM Local Time
Lee Short Stack as Blinds Go Up

Michael McKenna limped in the small blind and Chris Lee raised to 240,000 in the big blind. McKenna called and potted the     flop.

Lee had just 475,000 behind but he thought out his decision before folding as the blinds increased.

Phil Galfond3,600,0000
Michael McKenna2,600,000-800,000
Ali Abduljabbar2,200,000900,000
Marco Johnson1,400,000325,000
Chad Power1,300,000-80,000
Chris Lee475,000-725,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:50 PM Local Time
Power Doubles Through Johnson

Marco Johnson called from middle position and Chad Power potted to 320,000 in the small blind. Johnson reraised to set Power in for 650,000 and he called with     . Johnson had     .

The board ran out      , so aces and queens for Power were good for a double.

Chad Power1,380,000650,000
Marco Johnson1,075,000-625,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:40 PM Local Time
Galfond into the Chip Lead

Phil Galfond raised to 200,000. "Is that a million in orange?" Michael McKenna asked in the big blind. Galfond confirmed.

"That's pretty strong," he said before calling.

McKenna check-called a bet of 250,000 on the     flop, and the turn was the  . McKenna check-folded to a bet of 700,000.

Phil Galfond3,600,000500,000
Michael McKenna3,400,000-130,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:29 PM Local Time
David "ODB" Baker Eliminated in 7th Place ($65,579)

David "ODB" Baker

David Baker potted under the gun and Phil Galfond repotted on his left. Baker said he was all in, for 570,000 or so, and Galfond called, showing     . Baker had     .

The board ran out      , no help to Baker.

"The Phil Galfond special," someone said.

Apparently, Galfond has been dealt three aces three times in the past few hours.

Phil Galfond3,100,000955,000
David "ODB" Baker0-850,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:20 PM Local Time
Lee Doubles Through Abduljabbar

Chris Lee raised to 280,000 and Ali Abduljabbar moved all in. Lee called for his last 600,000.

Chris Lee:     
Ali Abduljabbar:     

"Where do you guys keep getting these hands from?" asked Michael McKenna.

The board ran out      , giving Lee a full house. There was no low and he scooped a double-up.

Ali Abduljabbar1,300,000-580,000
Chris Lee1,200,000660,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:15 PM Local Time
Johnson Quarters Power

Marco Johnson potted second to act and got called by Michael McKenna before Chad Power repotted on the button for about 1 million. Johnson stuck in his stack of 1.1 million and McKenna folded.

Marco Johnson:     
Chad Power:     

Power asked for red cards but the     flop brought none and the   turn gave Johnson a six-high straight with the same low. The   river changed nothing and Johnson dragged three-quarters.

Marco Johnson1,700,000595,000
Chad Power1,100,000-605,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:06 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 0
Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:14 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Dinner Break
Michael McKenna3,530,000-170,000
Phil Galfond2,145,0000
Ali Abduljabbar1,880,00080,000
Chad Power1,705,000-365,000
Marco Johnson1,105,000-145,000
David "ODB" Baker850,000-100,000
Chris Lee540,000-460,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:10 PM Local Time
Chase Steely Eliminated in 8th Place ($50,086)

Chase Steely

Phil Galfond raised and Chase Steeley called. Galfond announced pot on a     flop and Steely moved all in.

"That's not good," said Galfond, calling and tabling     .

Steely showed     

The turn   gave Steely a set of threes, but Galfond a wheel. The river was the   and Steely was eliminated. He takes home $50,086.

The remaining seven players are now going on a 60-minute dinner break.

Phil Galfond2,145,0001,445,000
Chase Steely0-1,200,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:55 PM Local Time
Galfond Chops Twice to Survive

Phil Galfond

Phil Galfond potted from middle position and got action from Ali Abduljabbar and small blind Michael McKenna. The flop came     and Galfond piled for 215,000. Abduljabbar called and McKenna mucked   .

Phil Galfond:     
Ali Abduljabbar:     

The   gave Abduljabbar two pair and the nut low but the   river made aces up for Galfond.

A few hands later, Marco Johnson raised to 120,000 early and was called by McKenna and Galfond, who was in the big blind. Galfond led for pot on     and only McKenna continued. Galfond put the rest in on the   turn.

"I have it," McKenna announced, snap-calling and showing      for the nuts.

Galfond had      but he got the   on the river to make a low and chop.

Michael McKenna3,700,000350,000
Ali Abduljabbar1,800,000-275,000
Phil Galfond700,000245,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:36 PM Local Time
Galfond Getting Shorter

David "ODB" Baker limped in the small blind and Phil Galfond checked his option. Baker bet 120,000 on the     flop and Galfond called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. Baker bet 360,000 on the   river and Galfond folded.

David "ODB" Baker950,000120,000
Phil Galfond455,000-205,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:35 PM Local Time
Abduljabbar Moving Up the Counts

Ali Abduljabbar raised to 125,000 and Chase Steely defended his big blind. The flop     was checked by both players. The turn was the  . Steely bet 150,000 and Abduljabbar called. The river was the  . Steely bet 200,000 and Abduljabbar called.

"King-queen," said Steely, showing     .

Abduljabbar showed      for a rivered straight and took down the pot.

Ali Abduljabbar2,075,000585,000
Chase Steely1,200,000-950,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:21 PM Local Time
Tank and a Fold from Abduljabbar

Michael McKenna opened for 125,000 early and got a call from Ali Abduljabbar in the small blind. The flop got checked through for a board of     . Abduljabbar check-called 175,000. On the   river, Abduljabbar checked. McKenna bet 300,000 and Abduljabbar tanked for about three minutes before letting it go.

Michael McKenna3,350,0001,020,000
Ali Abduljabbar1,490,000-310,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:02 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 0
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:02 PM Local Time
Johnson Doubles Through Galfond

Chad Power raised to 120,000. Phil Galfond called and Marco Johnson announced pot from the small blind, raising to 550,000 with 55,000 behind.

Power folded, and after some thought, Galfond called.

Phil Galfond:     
Marco Johnson:     

The flop came     giving Johnson a flush. The turn was the   and the river the   and he doubled up.

Marco Johnson1,250,000600,000
Phil Galfond660,000-590,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:51 PM Local Time
Doing Some Gambling

Chase Steely called in the small blind and then called a raise to 125,000 from Michael McKenna in the big. They both checked the flop to a board of     . Steely bet 175,000 and McKenna called. Both checked the   river.

McKenna showed      for a pair of sevens but it was enough.

"Now, that's gambling," someone else at the table said.

Michael McKenna2,330,000565,000
Chase Steely2,150,000-50,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:41 PM Local Time
Baker Agonizes Over His Decision

Chad Power raised to 120,000 and David "ODB" Baker called. Ali Abduljabbar then raised to 530,000. Power folded and Baker made the call.

The flop came     and Abduljabbar instantly moved all in for 735,000. Baker leaned back in his chair and put his hands behind his head. He asked for a count, and then separated the amount he needed to call with to see what he would be left with.

As the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo players wandered back to their seats, both Frank Kassela and Matt Glantz shouted over their encouragement, oblivious to the big decision that Baker faced; elbows on the table, fingers in his ears.

"Just one more minute, guys," he said, and a short while later the clock was called on him. The seconds ticked down and eventually his hand was declared dead.

Ali Abduljabbar1,800,000550,000
David "ODB" Baker975,000-750,000
Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:08 PM Local Time
Yong Wang Eliminated in 9th Place ($39,149)

Yong Wang

Yong Wang raised pot under the gun and Chase Steely called in the big blind. Steely checked the     flop and then called when Wang jammed for 170,000.

Chase Steely:     
Yong Wang:     

The   turn kept Wang's two pair best but a   river ended his tournament.

Chase Steely2,200,000595,000
Yong Wang0-340,000