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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 8:18 PM Local Time
Players are on a 20 minute break.
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:17 PM Local Time
Barry Greenstein raised to 90,000 from under the gun before Van Marcus reraised the pot from late position. The blinds folded and Greenstein made a surprisingly quick laydown as Marcus attempts to get himself back into this contest by winning a small pot.
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:15 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh limps in middle position, Lunkin makes up the small blind and Keston checks. The flop is      , Lunkin quickly bets the pot and wins. Excitement from the Russian contingent, everyone else looks a little more bored. Richard Austin raises to 100,000 from the hijack. Ferit Gabriellson calls from the big blind. Both players check the           to the river where Ferit's         is the winner.
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:11 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh limped into the pot as did Richard Austin on the button. Vitaly Lunkin checked his option in the big blind and they saw a flop of    . The action was checked to Austin on the button who fired 80,000. Lunkin then announced a pot-sized check-raise making it an additional 265,000 to go. Arieh folded as did Austin and Lunkin takes it down.
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:08 PM Local Time
It's folded to Barry Greenstein in the hijack who makes it 90,000 and Josh Arieh calls in the cutoff. The flop is a possible action inducing       and Greenstein fires out 130,000. Arieh has a slightly forlorn look on his face as though his hand was a lot better preflop than postflop and he mucks.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:05 PM Local Time
Once again it was Ferit Gabriellson opening the action with a raise to 80,000. Josh Arieh made the call in the small blind and they took a heads-up flop of    . Arieh checked to Gabriellson who fired 110,000. Arieh made the call. The turn was the   and Arieh checked the action over to Gabriellson who fired a rarely-seen second barrel worth 300,000. Arieh cut down his chips and slid the call into the middle. The river bricked the   and Arieh checked to Gabriellson who quickly moved all in for his last 340,000. Arieh rocked back in his chair, sighed and threw his cards into the muck. Perhaps in an attempt to get Arieh back for his earlier bluff, Gabriellson flashed a meaningless   -X-X.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:57 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh limps for 30,009 and Lunkin limps behind. Gabriellson comes along from the small blind and Graham checks. The flop of       is checked around, the same thing occurs with the   turn and all four players make it to the   river. Gabriellson leads out for the pot (120,000) at this point, Arieh calls but has to muck when the Swede shows him         for a pick of several full houses, all of which win.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:53 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh limped in from middle position before Stefan Mattsson raised the size of the pot to 135,000. Play then folded to Robin Keston who raised the pot from the small blind. Arieh folded and it was an additional 330,000 back to Mattsson. He pondered for a moment before releasing as Keston collected a nice pot.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:49 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh, Stefan Mattsson and Van Marcus all limp in and Lunkin checks his option. The flop is      , Marcus checks and the Russian quickly bets the pot of 120,000. Arieh makes the call and the other two fold. The turn is the   which garners a check from both players bringing us to a   which is also checked. Lunkin turns over         for a flopped set which is good enough as Arieh mucks.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:45 PM Local Time
Robin Keston limped into the pot, Richard Austin completed the small blind and Van Marcus checked in the big blind. The flop fell     and Austin led out with a bet of 37,000. Marcus folded and Keston made the call. The turn was the   and both players checked. The   fell on the river and again both checked. Austin tabled      for two pair to take it down.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:40 PM Local Time
Austin and Lunkin limp in, Matt Graham limps the small blind and then Barry Greenstein makes it 150,000 to play. Austin calls, Lunkin folds and then unexpectedly Matt Graham reraises the pot from the small blind for 496,000. Greenstein moves all in, Austin folds and Graham calls. Graham:         Greenstein:         The board comes           to chop though Graham had the slightly better freeroll after the flop (A 10 or running clubs - plus a 5 after the turn, Greenstein needed running K-Q or J-J). They chop the pot up, both making 90,000 worth of profit.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:32 PM Local Time
The action folded around to Ferit Gabriellson in the small blind who completed and Matt Graham checked his option in the big blind. The flop of     was checked by both players and the free card on the turn was the  . Gabriellson fired out 30,000 and Graham called. The river was the   and Gabriellson checked to Graham who tossed out 96,000 chips. Gabriellson once again took his time in reaching a decision before making the call. Graham revealed      for the six-high straight to take it down as Gabriellson flashed    for the wheel and mucked.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:28 PM Local Time
Van Marcus raises to 65,000 and Vitaly Lunkin reraises the pot from the button making it 175,000 more. Marcus debates it for a a minute as it looks as though it will cost him half his stack to see a flop. He relents though and gives it up, taps the table and says, "Nice hand."
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:25 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh raises to 80,000 winning the blinds. Stefan Mattsson raises to 80,000 from the hijack winning the blinds.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:21 PM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin raised to 90,000 and Richard Austin made the call in the big blind. They saw a heads-up flop of    . Austin checked to Lunkin who fired 75,000. Austin then check-raised to 230,000. It was back with Lunkin who thought for a moment before declaring "pot". Austin insta-folded and Lunkin takes down a healthy pot.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:16 PM Local Time
Seat 1: Ferit Gabriellson -- 760,000 Seat 2: Matt Graham -- 1,150,000 Seat 3: Barry Greenstein -- 1,114,000 Seat 4: Josh Arieh -- 1,600,000 Seat 5: Stefan Mattsson -- 652,000 Seat 6: Richard Austin -- 1,050,000 Seat 7: Van Marcus -- 460,000 Seat 8: Vitaly Lunkin -- 880,000 Seat 9: Robin Keston -- 1,012,000
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:10 PM Local Time
Players are on a short commercial break.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:08 PM Local Time
Play folded around to Matt Graham who raised to 65,000. Barry Greenstein made the call in position on the button. The flop fell     and Graham led out with a bet of 81,000. Greenstein made the call. The turn was the   and both players checked, before again checking down on the   river. Greenstein tabled      for a flopped set to collect back to back pots.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:07 PM Local Time
Richard Austin limped into the pot once again and play folded to Matt Graham on the button. He called, Barry Greenstein completed from the small blind and Josh Arieh checked in the big blind. The flop was     and play checked around to Graham on the button who fired 72,000. Greenstein was the lone caller. The turn brought the   and both players checked to see the   land on the river. Greenstein led out with a bet of 175,000. Graham thought for a few moments before giving it up as Greenstein picks up a nice pot.
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:06 PM Local Time
Richard Austin limps in for 24,000 from third position and Ferit Gabriellson raises the pot on the button to 108,000. The blinds fold and Austin makes the call. The flop is      , both players check this and then the   and   river. Austin flips         but Gabriellson wins with a straightening        .
Playtika - Jason Alexander