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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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Monday, June 22, 2009 10:24 PM Local Time
Matt Graham raised it up to 130,000 before Van Marcus announced a pot-sized reraise. The action folded back to Graham who stood from his chair to assess the situation and discovered it an extra 335,000 to call. Still standing, Graham cut down his chips and eyed his opponent before making the call. The flop fell an innocent looking     and Graham hesitated before betting 50,000 to put Marcus all in, and he immediately called. Marcus:      Graham:      Marcus had Graham crushed and when the turn and river bricked  ,  , Marcus had survived another all in confrontation. He's now back up to over one million in chips.
Monday, June 22, 2009 10:19 PM Local Time
Mattsson raises to 130,000 from the button and Vitaly Lunkin makes the call. The flop is       and Mattsson bets 230,000 after Lunkin checks. The Russian folds and more chips go to the Swede.
Monday, June 22, 2009 10:15 PM Local Time
Matt Graham raised to 130,000 from the button with Van Marcus defending with a call in the big blind. The flop arrived     and Marcus instantly moved all in. Graham sighed before mucking      as Marcus continues to fight hard with the short stack.
Monday, June 22, 2009 10:13 PM Local Time
Van Marcus limps in for 50,000 and we have a limped pot against Gabriellson and Graham. On the flop of      , it's checked to Marcus who bets 60,000. Gabriellson calls and they check the   turn and   river where the Swede's         is good.
Monday, June 22, 2009 10:10 PM Local Time
In recent action, Matt Graham opened with a raise to 130,000, with Robin Keston making the call in the big blind. The flop was     and Keston checked to Graham who took it down with a pot-sized bet. Next hand, Vitaly Lunkin raised to 125,000, with Ferit Gabriellson calling in the big blind. The board of       was checked through until the river where Gabriellson took a stab with a bet of 150,000, which was good to collect the pot.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 10:04 PM Local Time
Gabriellson raises to 150,000 and Matt Graham reraises pot to 525,000 next to him to win the hand. Apart from Marcus, it's pretty close for second place behind Lunkin right now.
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:58 PM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin - 2,550,000 Stefan Mattsson - 1,550,000 Matt Graham - 1,450,000 Ferit Gabriellson - 1,350,000 Robin Keston - 1,020,000 Van Marcus - 620,000
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:50 PM Local Time
We're on a quick break.
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:47 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh got his remaining chips all in against Ferit Gabriellson holding         versus the Swede's         but the board came out           making quads for Gabriellson to eliminate his opponent.
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:42 PM Local Time
Mattsson raises to 110,000 getting the blinds. Mattsson raises again but this time his fellow Swede Gabriellson makes the call but folds to a 180,000 bet on an       board. Mattsson shows him    ...
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:40 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh opened with a raise to 110,000 before Van "Sirens" Marcus re-popped it for his last 340,000. Arieh made a somewhat reluctant call. Marcus:      Arieh:      The board ran out       and Marcus clapped his hands in delight at making a straight on the river to double up. After a long toil on the short stack, Marcus is now back to around 700,000 chips.
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:32 PM Local Time
Arieh opens for 120,000 taking the blinds. Lunkin raises on the button to 120,000 taking the blinds. Robin Keston reraises for pot to 450,000 over Josh Arieh's initial 120,000 raise. Gabriellson limps the button and Graham limps in, Arieh checks. The flop is       and Gabriellson takes it down with a 75,000 bet after the other two have checked.
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:23 PM Local Time
Van Marcus and Matt Graham were involved in a brisk preflop raising war that saw the last of Marcus' chips into the middle. Marcus:      Graham:      With both players tabling aces they were looking for some outs to scoop but the board fell       and both players chop it up!
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:15 PM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin raises from UTG+1 to 120,000, Austin calls in the big blind. The flop is       and Austin leads out for 120,000 and Lunkin quickly sets him in with Austin calling. Austin:         for a pair and a wrap. Lunkin:         for kings and the nut flush draw with a gutshot. The turn   but the river is the  , it makes Austin a straight, but it also makes Lunkin the nuts and the PLO $5,000 bracelet winner goes out in 8th.
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:11 PM Local Time
Ferit Gabriellson raised it up to 100,000 and Stefan Mattsson called out of the big blind. The flop came down     and Mattsson led out with a bet of 150,000. Gabriellson made the call. The turn landed the   and both checked to see the   arrive on the river. Once again both checked and Mattsson tabled      for the best hand to collect the pot.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:06 PM Local Time
Mattsson raises to 120,000, Lunkin makes the call from the small blind. The flop is the       and it's checked around, on the   turn Lunkin bets the pot and Mattsson moves all in with the Russian calling. Mattsson:         for two pair, a gutshot and a flush draw. Lunkin:         for an overpair, pair and a better flush draw. The river was the   giving Lunkin two pair but the Swede's nines and sevens were still good and he doubles through our chip leader to about 950,000.
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:59 PM Local Time
Matt Graham raises to 105,000 on the button and Josh Arieh calls from the small blind. The flop reads       and Arieh checks, Graham fires out 190,000 and that's enough to get Arieh to fold.
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:57 PM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin raised to 120,000, with Barry Greenstein and Josh Arieh defending in the blinds. The flop fell     and the action checked to Lunkin who fired 200,000. Greenstein then announced a check-raise to 800,000. Arieh quickly got out of the way and it was back on Lunkin with a big decision to make. After a few minutes of thought, Lunkin tossed a coin and it came up all in, with Greenstein making the quick call. Lunkin:      Greenstein:      Lunkin held the lead but Greenstein held a huge flush and wrap draw. The crowd were on their feet as the turn and river bricked  ,  , to miss Greenstein and give Lunkin the pot. Unbelievably after two hours of grinding we see a huge clash on the first hand back after the break, that results in Barry Greenstein heading to the rail in 9th place to a nice round of applause from the studio audience.
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:52 PM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin - 1,750,000 Ferit Gabriellson - 1,400,000 Matt Graham - 1,300,000 Barry Greenstein - 1,150,000 Robin Keston - 1,010,000 Josh Arieh - 800,000 Stefan Mattsson - 480,000 Van Marcus - 470,000 Richard Austin - 360,000
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:48 PM Local Time
The players are back after an extended break to color up the orange 1,000-denomination chips and the cards are back in the air.
Playtika - Jason Alexander