Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:24 PM Local Time
Dash Dudley wins $10K Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,086,967
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:24 PM Local Time
Hands #50-55: Large Shove by Underwood
Hand #50: Joao Valli raised to 3,000,000 first to act and all other players folded.
Hand #51: Santiago Soriano raised to 2,000,000 on the button. Ben Underwood three-bet shoved 34,300,000 from the small blind and two quick folds followed.
Hand #52: Valli shoved all in for 8,600,000 from the small blind and Amir Lehavot gave up the big blind.
Hand #53: Lehavot limped in from the small blind, Nick Blackburn raised to 3,500,000 in the big blind and Lehavot folded.
Hand #54: Blackburn now limped in from the small blind and Soriano checked. The flop prompted a bet of 2,000,000 from Blackburn and a call from Soriano.
The turn was the and Blackburn checked. Soriano bet 3,500,000 and Blackburn gave it up.
Hand #55: Soriano made it 3,000,000 in the small blind and Underwood called in the big blind. The flop was . Soriano bet 4,000,000 and Underwood folded.
|Santiago Soriano||50,200,000||2,700,000 |
|Nick Blackburn||39,700,000||-2,000,000 |
|Benjamin Underwood||34,300,000||-2,000,000 |
|Amir Lehavot||16,300,000||-3,000,000 |
|Joao Valli||10,600,000||2,500,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:14 PM Local Time
Hands #44-49: Check-Raise Features Heavily in Opening Pots Five-Handed
Hand #44: It folded to NickBlackburn in the small blind, who called the extra 500,000 Soriano raised to 3,500.000 call. On the flop, Blackburn check-raised Soriano's bet of 2,700,000 to 7,500,000 and won the pot.
Hand #45: Joao Valli shoved for 8,100,000 first to speak with no interest shown in taking him on for his tournament life.
Hand #46: Santiago Soriano on the button shipped his full 22,700,000 in the middle, again, not a whisper of a call.
Hand #47: Soriano raised in the cutoff, this time to 2,000,000 and took the pot.
Hand #48: With the same bet as the last hand, Soriano opened to 2,000,000 from the hijack, Ben Underwood shoved for 22,200,000 and Soriano folded, along with everyone else.
Hand #49: Underwood opened for 2,200,000 under the gun, called by Soriano in the big blind. The flop brought and another barrel from Underwood, this time for 1,900,000. Soriano check-raised to 5,900,000; call. The turn paired the ten with the . A pause, then a check from Soriano and a bet of 4,000,000 from Underwood, at which point Soriano gave up his cards and the pot.
|Santiago Soriano||47,500,000||-12,000,000 |
|Nick Blackburn||41,700,000||4,700,000 |
|Benjamin Underwood||36,300,000||11,600,000 |
|Amir Lehavot||19,300,000||-2,500,000 |
|Joao Valli||8,100,000||0 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:05 PM Local Time
Cards in the Air
The players have taken their seat at the feature table and cards are back in the air.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:30 PM Local Time
Break Until 6:45 p.m.
Due to this event being live streamed on CBS All Access later on tonight, the five remaining players will be taking a three-hour+ break before returning at 6:45 p.m. By then, it's expected the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship will have concluded, and this event will resume with the cameras on at the Main Stage.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||1||2||Nick Blackburn||United States||37,000,000||37|
|Santiago Soriano||59,500,000||8,500,000 |
|Nick Blackburn||37,000,000||-2,200,000 |
|Benjamin Underwood||24,700,000||700,000 |
|Amir Lehavot||21,800,000||-300,000 |
|Joao Valli||8,100,000||100,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:27 PM Local Time
Samuel Gagnon Eliminated in 6th Place ($70,813)
Hand #43: In the first hand after the break, Samuel Gagnon shoved all in for 6,100,000 on the button. Santiago Soriano called in the big blind.
The Canadian demonstratively slapped his aces open onto the felt and was in a great spot to double-up. However, the Spanish train is unstoppable today and kept rolling on as a devastating flop was dealt, giving Soriano a straight. The on the turn and on the river even improved him further to a flush, and Gagnon was eliminated just like that.
|Samuel Gagnon||0||-6,100,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:22 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:13 PM Local Time
Players are on a 15-minute break.
|Santiago Soriano||51,000,000||-3,000,000 |
|Nick Blackburn||39,200,000||-2,800,000 |
|Benjamin Underwood||24,000,000||10,800,000 |
|Amir Lehavot||22,100,000||-400,000 |
|Joao Valli||8,000,000||-2,500,000 |
|Samuel Gagnon||6,100,000||-6,100,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:12 PM Local Time
Hands #37-42: Underwood Takes on Blackburn, In and Out of Position
Hand #37: Benjamin Underwood raised to 1,600,000, called by Nick Blackburn in the big blind, as has been his wont, prompting Underwood to say, "Oh no! Fold now, I guess..."
He did not end up folding, but betting 1,500,000 when Blackburn checked to him on a flop. Blackburn threw away his .
Hand #38: Samuel Gagnon found another spot to move all in and did so, again no one keen to take him on.
Hand #39: Blackburn raised his button to 1,800,000 and big blind Underwood made the call to see a flop. Underwood checked, Blackburn bet 2,200,000, then Underwood threw in a raise - to 4,500,000. A second pot went to Underwood from Blackburn.
Hand #40: Santiago Soriano raised to 1,600,000 on the button and won the blinds and ante.
Hand #41: Nick Blackburn opened for 2,000,000 and won some of his own.
Hand #42: Amir received another walk from Daniele D'Angelo.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:05 PM Local Time
Daniele D'Angelo Eliminated in 7th Place ($53,858)
Hand #36: Santiago Soriano raised to 1,600,000 from early position, Daniele D'Angelo three-bet shoved for 7,925,000 two seats over, and once back on Soriano he quickly called it off.
"One time, king come!" D'Angelo requested, but the flop left him drawing to the jacks instead.
"Jack, one time," the Italian now begged, using up all of his one time magic for this spot. Unfortunately for him, the jacks remained in the deck as the and popped up instead to oust him in 7th place.
|Santiago Soriano||54,000,000||6,400,000 |
|Daniele D'Angelo||0||-13,000,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:02 PM Local Time
Hands #31-35: Blackburn Gets Aces Again
Hand #31: Samuel Gagnon raised from late position and won the hand.
Hand #32: Joao Valli raised to 1,600,000 in middle position, Amir Lehavot three-bet to 3,800,000 from the cutoff, and Valli folded.
Hand #33: A walk for Daniele D'Angelo.
Hand #34: Benjamin Underwood shoved on the button and won the blinds and ante.
Hand #35: Nick Blackburn made it 1,800,000 from early position and Gagnon defended his big blind. The flop was and Gagnon check-folded to a bet of 2,000,000.
"She just keep doin' it," Blackburn squawked as he slammed his open.
|Nick Blackburn||42,000,000||3,800,000 |
|Amir Lehavot||22,500,000||2,500,000 |
|Joao Valli||10,500,000||-4,700,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:56 PM Local Time
Hands #22-30: Blackburn Defends his Blinds Profitably
Hand #22: Benjamin Underwood picked up blinds and antes with a preflop shove.
Hand #23: Joao Valli made it 1,600,000 to go preflop and Nick Blackburn defended his big blind. Both players checked the flop, but the pairing turn saw Blackburn check-raise Valli's bet from 1,200,000 to 2,500,000. Valli made the call. On the river, Blackburn led out for 3,625,000 and Valli through in a handful of 100,000 value chips signifying a call. He mucked when Blackburn showed down .
"Every hand, you win," remarded another tablemate.
"Not every hand. Every other hand," Blackburn corrected.
Hand #24: Underwood took the blinds with an under the gun raise to 1,200,000
Hand #25: Small blind Santiago Soriano raised when it folded to him and picked up Underwoods big blind and ante.
Hand #26: Samuel Gagnon moved all in preflop for 7,000,000, uncalled.
Hand #27: Soriano raised in the cutoff to 1,600,000 but performed the snappiest of snap-folds when button Underwood re-raised all in.
Hand #28: Blackburn raised to 1,600,000 and took one down preflop.
Hand #29: Amir Lehavot took his own blind and ante back after getting a walk.
Hand #30: Lehavot promptly gave Blackburn the same.
|Nick Blackburn||38,200,000||8,900,000 |
|Joao Valli||15,200,000||-10,800,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:49 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:45 PM Local Time
Ori Hasson Eliminated in 8th Place ($41,300)
Hand #21: Benjamin Underwood raised to 1,600,000 from the hijack. Ori Hasson briefly paused before shoving all in for 5,975,000 on the button. Joao Valli reshoved from the small blind and Underwood got out of the way.
The board came down to eliminate Hasson in 8th place.
|Joao Valli||26,000,000||13,600,000 |
|Ori Hasson||0||-9,000,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:42 PM Local Time
Hands #16-20: "Diggity Dang!"
Hand #16: Benjamin Underwood made it 1,300,000 from under the gun and Santiago Soriano defended the big blind. The flop was and Soriano check-called 1,200,000 from Underwood.
The turn brought the and Soriano quickly check-folded to a 4,000,000 bet from the Canadian.
Hand #17: Ori Hasson open-shoved all in for around 7,000,000 from middle position and everyone folded.
The blinds moved up to 400,000/800,000 after the hand
Hand #18 A walk for Daniele D'Angelo.
Hand #19: Nick Blackburn raised to 2,000,000 from the hijack and Benjamin Underwood called on the button. Hasson took his time before folding from the big blind.
The flop was and without hesitation, Blackburn announces he was all in, shoving about three times the pot effectively. Underwood gave it up and Blackburn lectured him.
"Don't call me, don't call go all in!" he sang with a typical country twang. He then let out his trademark victory squawk again, followed up with a "diggity dang!"
Hand #20: A walk for Joao Valli.
|Nick Blackburn||29,300,000||5,100,000 |
|Benjamin Underwood||13,200,000||1,400,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:32 PM Local Time
Hands #10-15: Blackburn Scoops a Big One, Announces, "It's Crazy!"
Hand #10: Small blind Benjamin Underwood open shipped his stack preflop (setting Daniele D'Angelo in); no call.
Hand #11: Underwood opened his button, too, this time for 1,300,000, but folded to a shove from Ori Hasson, who helpfully, quietly, self-counted down before doing so (13,000,000)
Hand #12: Underwood took a pot down with the same raise from the cutoff.
Hand #13: Hasson opened on the button to 1,200,000 but folded to another jam from Joao Valli, who's picked up several million chips so far on the final table with this maneuver.
Hand #14: Amir Lehavot received a walk.
Hand #15: Hasson opened for 1,200,000 in the hijack, called by big blind Nick Blackburn. On the flop, Blackburn checked - as he was to do on all subsequent streets - and Hasson bet 1,450,000. Hasson called, as he did on the turn when Hasson bet 2,250,000. The pairing on the river slowed Hasson's roll, and he checked behind, mucking when Blackburn showed with what can only be described as his characteristic victory squawk, adding, "Hillbilly wins another one. It's crazy!"
|Nick Blackburn||24,200,000||8,100,000 |
|Ori Hasson||9,000,000||-4,100,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:15 PM Local Time
Hands #6-9: Soriano Swings Supreme Stack
Hand #6: Joao Valli raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Amir Lehavot defended. The flop was and Lehavot checked. Valli simply shoved it in for a little under 10,000,000 and Lehavot folded.
Hand #7: A walk for Nick Blackburn.
Hand #8: Blackburn raised to 1,500,000 in the small blind and Santiago Soriano folded his big blind.
Hand #9: Soriano raised to 1,800,000 in the small blind and Benjamin Underwood called the big blind. Soriano bet 1,400,000 on the flop and Underwood called. The turn was the and Soriano bet again, this time for 4,700,000. Underwood took a little more time before calling the bet as well.
The river was the and Soriano moved all in, more than enough to put Underwood to a decision for his final 11,800,000. The Canadian gave it around a minute of thought before giving up his hand.
|Santiago Soriano||47,600,000||3,600,000 |
|Nick Blackburn||16,100,000||1,425,000 |
|Joao Valli||12,400,000||2,500,000 |
|Benjamin Underwood||11,800,000||-8,550,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:03 PM Local Time
Hands #1-5: Flopless First Five
Play has tightened up now that the feature table is within sight (the plan is to relocate to the Main Stage after the Pot-Limit Omaha Championship wraps).
Hand #1: Joao Valli moved all in for 6,600,000, uncalled.
Hand #2: Santiago Soriano opened his button to 1,300,000 and picked up the blinds and ante (now worth 1,500,000).
Hand #3: It folded to small blind Daniele D'Angelo who moved in for around 10,000,000; no call from big blind Ori Hasson.
Hand #4: Another fold to the blinds, and Hasson limped, but folded to Valli's raise to 1,700,000.
Hand #5: Valli took another stab preflop with a shove (also from the small blind, no one in position seemingly keen to get involved early doors), but was again uncalled.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:56 PM Local Time
Jeff Tahler Eliminated in 9th Place ($31,933)
Daniele D'Angelo raised to 1,400,000 from early position, Jeff Tahler called from the hijack and Santiago Soriano called from the big blind. The flop was and Soriano checked. D'Angelo bet 1,600,000, Tahler moved all in for a little under 10,000,000, Soriano reshoved all in and D'Angelo quickly got out of the way.
Soriano had flopped a straight and Tahler needed to complete his flush draw to survive. Neither turn and river brought a heart and Tahler was eliminated in 9th place.
|Santiago Soriano||44,000,000||15,700,000 |
|Daniele D'Angelo||13,000,000||-8,455,000 |
|Jeff Tahler||0||-10,500,000 |
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:48 PM Local Time
Lehavot Stays Comfortably Stacked
Amir Lehavot, the sole prior bracelet winner to make the final table, is playing a comfortable upper-middling stack, even as the blinds approach their next elevation. He added a few million to it in a heads up hand against Samuel Gagnon, who opened under the gun for 1,000,000, called by Lehavot and the big blind. Lehavot alone called when Gagnon bet 1,400,000 on the flop. Both players checked the turn, but on the river, Lehavot bet 2,500,000 when it was checked to him, scooping the pot.
|Amir Lehavot||20,000,000||2,500,000 |
|Samuel Gagnon||12,200,000||-4,000,000 |