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2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 20, 2009 to Monday, June 22, 2009

Event #40: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,773,000
  • Entries: 295
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:57 AM Local Time
Limped pot with a       board. It's checked to Lunkin who bets 150,000 and Graham reraises to 550,000. Lunkin reraises pot Graham quickly folds.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:51 AM Local Time
Matt Graham min-raised the button to 200,000 and Vitaly Lunkin prepared himself by putting on his sunglasses before making the call. The flop landed     and Lunkin checked to Graham who fired 275,000. Lunkin made the call. The turn was the   and Lunkin checked to Graham who released a second barrel worth 525,000. It was enough to take it down as Lunkin tossed his cards into the muck.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:46 AM Local Time
Lunkin raises to 240,000 on the button and Matt Graham calls.       Graham check-calls 200,000 from Lunkin.   Graham checks again, Lunkin bets 400,000 this time and Graham calls a second time.   Graham checks a third time, Lunkin bets 1,000,000 and Graham folds. First crucial pot goes to Lunkin.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:41 AM Local Time
The players are back and the bracelet is on the line! They are practically dead level in chips and there is four minutes to play in this level before the blinds increase.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:31 AM Local Time
There's a short delay before we start the HU: Matt Graham -- 4,500,000 Vitaly Lunkin -- 4,350,000 It's the classic match up. USA vs Russia. Or as I like to call it. Rocky IV. NB: Vitaly has not declared that Matt Graham's 'Chin is made of iron!' yet.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:29 AM Local Time
Wow, Mr. Dealer, where have you been all day? Matt Graham raises to 200,000 and Van Marcus reraises pot and Graham instantly sets him back in. Graham:         Marcus:         The board is           and Graham's trip aces to finally get us heads up.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:26 AM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin limped from the button and Matt Graham checked his option in the big blind. The flop came down     and Graham checked to Lunkin who tossed out 100,000. Graham made the call. The turn brought the   and this time Graham led out for 360,000 with Lunkin snap-calling. The river was a repeat   and both players check. Graham tabled      for a straight for the best hand as he is now very close to the tournament chip lead.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:22 AM Local Time
Matt Graham makes it 210,000 from the cutoff and Robin Keston reraises all in for 785,000. Graham makes the call. Graham:         Keston:         The board runs out           and Graham's aces are enough as Keston can't even make better than King-high. We're now three handed.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:13 AM Local Time
Matt Graham opened consecutive pots with a raise to 210,000. In the first he took down the pot on a ten-high flop with a bet of 280,000 against Vitaly Lunkin. In the second he took down the blinds uncontested and showed     .
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:00 AM Local Time
Matt Graham raises to 210,000 but Vitaly Lunkin makes it 710,000 from the small blind and Graham gives it up. Graham gets a walk next hand. "Yeah! Nice walk man!" shout some of his friends.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:57 AM Local Time
Ferit Gabriellson raised the pot to 280,000 from the button and Matt Graham made the call from the small blind. The flop came down     and Graham led out with a bet of 250,000. Gabriellson moved all in for a little more and Graham called. Graham:      Gabriellson:      Gabriellson held the lead until the case   spiked on the turn to give Graham a set to the roar of the rail. The river bricked the   and Gabriellson exits in 5th place for a pay day of $148,439. And then there were four...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:52 AM Local Time
A waiter came by to give some beef jerky to some of the players, some of the baying crowd desperately asked for him. The waiter threw some into the crowd, managing to hit one lucky guy right in the eye with a packet...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:48 AM Local Time
Ferit Gabriellson opened with a raise to 200,000 and the table folded around to Vitaly Lunkin who decided it was his turn to three-bet and raised the pot an additional 440,000. Gabriellson re-checked his cards and cut down his chips before finally releasing his hand to give the pot to Lunkin. Finally this final table has discovered the power of the reraise!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:42 AM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin raised to 200,000 before Robin Keston reraised the pot for an additional 480,000. The table folded around to Lunkin who again took his time with the decision before folding      face up.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:40 AM Local Time
And finally, like a thunderbolt we got some action. Vitaly Lunkin raises to 210,000 and Stefan Mattsson repotted in the blinds. Lunkin set him in and Mattsson called. Mattsson:         Lunkin:         The flop was huge for the Swede coming       giving him a pair and a flush draw, but the turn was the   which gave Lunkin the other flush draw. The river was the   and after all that, Lunkin's solitary aces were good for the entire pot. Lunkin has almost 4 million in chips now, can he be stopped?
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:27 AM Local Time
Ferit Gabriellson -- 905,000 Matt Graham -- 1,880,000 Stefan Mattsson -- 1,230,000 Van Marcus -- 1,300,000 Vitaly Lunkin -- 2,600,000 Robin Keston -- 900,000
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:23 AM Local Time
Back in five minutes...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:21 AM Local Time
Lunkin limps for 60,000 then calls Matt Graham's pot bet of 270,000. The flop is      , the Russian immediately bets 510,000 and Graham folds. Next hand sees Robin Keston raise to 210,000 and everyone folds. Will anyone ever bust?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:18 AM Local Time
Stefan Mattsson opened with a pot-sized raise to 210,000 and Ferit Gabriellson decided to call out of the small blind. The flop landed     and Gabriellson moved all in with Mattsson making a quick call. Gabriellson:      Mattsson:      The board improved Mattsson even further when the turn fell the   and river the   to give him a flush and the double up!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:13 AM Local Time
Keston raises to 210,000 from the cutoff, winning the blinds. Blind on blind between Mattsson and Marcus, they check a         turn to the turn. Mattsson bets 110,000 and Marcus calls, the river is the   and Marcus'         is good for the pot. Mattsson raises to 210,000 and wins the blinds.
Playtika - Jason Alexander