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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 7:03 PM Local Time
Richard Austin limped from middle position, and Robin Keston called on the button. Ferit Gabriellson completed from the small blind and Matt Graham checked his option in the big blind. The multi-way flop came down     and action checked around. The turn brought the   and Gabriellson led out with a pot-sized bet of 96,000 and all three opponents laid it down.
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:55 PM Local Time
Lunkin, Gabriellson, Greenstein, Arieh all limp on Mattsson's big blind. The flop is       and Arieh takes this one with a lead out too. Next hand sees Robin Keston limp reraise after Gabriellson had put in an isolating raise. The Swede quickly gives it up.
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:51 PM Local Time
While this final table has so far moved along rather cautiously, Josh Arieh just announced to the table that he is ready to kick things up a gear! The action folded around to Ferit Gabriellson who opened with a raise to 60,000 from the cutoff. Barry Greenstein defended in the small blind as did Arieh in the big blind. They saw a flop of     and play checked to Gabriellson who fired a continuation bet of 100,000. Greenstein quickly folded as Arieh eyed down his opponent before tossing out calling chips. The   hit the turn and Arieh checked to Gabriellson who decided to slow down and check behind. The river was the   and Arieh checked once again to Gabriellson who this time fired out 150,000. Arieh thought for a few moments before declaring a raise of an additional 300,000. The check-raise sent Gabriellson into the tank for a long time before he finally gave it up. Arieh then proudly flashed      for a straight draw that ended with nothing but imagination as Gabriellson shook his head in disgust. The first significant blow of this final table goes the way of Arieh.
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:42 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh limps for 24,000 UTG, Stefan Mattsson limps behind, Ferit Gabriellson and Matt Graham limp too but Barry Greenstein decides to raise the pot for 120,000. Arieh folds, Mattsson calls and Gabriellson does to before Graham folded. The flop is       and Greenstein bets 200,000, everyone folds.
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:38 PM Local Time
Van Marcus limped into the pot from middle position, Ferit Gabriellson called from the small blind and Matt Graham checked his option in the big blind. They saw a flop of     and the three players checked around. The   fell on the turn and Gabriellson led out with a bet of 50,000. Graham then announced a raise to 206,000. Marcus quickly folded and Gabriellson deliberated for a long time before eventually releasing to give Graham a nice pot.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:34 PM Local Time
Ferit Gabriellson raises to 65,000 and Vitaly Lunkin makes the call from the small blind The flop is      , Lunkin checks and then folds to a 100,000 bet from Gabriellson. Gabriellson gets a walk the next hand too.
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:26 PM Local Time
Richard Austin limped from under the gun and the table folded around to Josh Arieh who completed from the small blind and Stefan Mattsson checked his option in the big blind. The flop landed     and Arieh checked to Mattsson who fired out a bet of 58,000 to take it down.
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:23 PM Local Time
Vitaly Lunkin raises to 50,000, Robin Keston calls and everyone else folds. The flop is       and Lunkin bets 75,000. Keston folds and the Russian wins the first pot of the final.
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:21 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts: Seat 1: Ferit Gabriellson -- 1,200,000 Seat 2: Matt Graham -- 1,400,000 Seat 3: Barry Greenstein -- 780,000 Seat 4: Josh Arieh -- 1,050,000 Seat 5: Stefan Mattsson -- 850,000 Seat 6: Richard Austin -- 1,030,000 Seat 7: Van Marcus -- 500,000 Seat 8: Vitaly Lunkin -- 850,000 Seat 9: Robin Keston -- 1,000,000
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:21 PM Local Time
Play is underway with 47 minutes remaining of level 22.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:00 PM Local Time
We're just waiting for the final table to start now.
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:50 PM Local Time
The players are now relocating to the ESPN feature table before taking a one-hour dinner break. Play will recommence at 6:45pm, give or take half an hour due to TV production antics. Join us in an hour for what should be an exciting conclusion to this Championship event.
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:47 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh raised to 80,000 from under the gun and the table folded around to Nathan Doudney in the big blind who announced "pot" and added 172,000 to the middle, leaving himself just 75,000 behind. Arieh thought for a moment before making the call. The flop came down     and Doudney quickly moved all in. Arieh made the call. Doudney:      Arieh:      Doudney held kings, but Arieh had some draws and it was all over on the turn when the   fell to complete Arieh's flush. The meaningless river was the   and Doudney becomes the bubble of our official final table as he exits in 10th place for a collect of $61,838.
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:44 PM Local Time
The players have redrawn to one table as follows: Seat 1: Ferit Gabriellson -- 1,200,000 Seat 2: Matt Graham -- 1,400,000 Seat 3: Barry Greenstein -- 780,000 Seat 4: Nathan Doudney -- 340,000 Seat 5: Josh Arieh -- 884,000 Seat 6: Stefan Mattsson -- 850,000 Seat 7: Richard Austin -- 1,030,000 Seat 8: Van Marcus -- 440,000 Seat 9: Vitaly Lunkin -- 850,000 Seat 10: Robin Keston -- 1,000,000
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:33 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh limped from the button, Chau Giang completed from the small blind and Stefan Mattsson knocked the table to check his option. The flop landed     and Giang announced a bet of the pot, leaving himself around 50,000 behind. Mattsson folded before Arieh gave the decision some thought and re-potted to put his opponent all in. Giang quickly called. Arieh:      Giang:      Giang held the lead with two pair but the turn card was the   to give Arieh the Broadway straight. Giang would need to hit a repeat on the river but instead the   bricked to leave him headed to the rail in 11th place for $61,838 in prize money. The players are now redrawing for the final table of ten. We'll need to lose one more player before we relocate to the ESPN feature table. We'll have the redraw and updated chip counts shortly.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:20 PM Local Time
Matt Graham - 1,350,000 Ferit Gabriellson - 1,100,000 Robin Keston - 1,080,000 Barry Greenstein - 1,020,000 Stefan Mattsson - 940,000
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:20 PM Local Time
The 11 remaining players have returned to their seats and the PLO action has recommenced.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:59 PM Local Time
The players will now be taking a 20-minute break.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:54 PM Local Time
Van Marcus has just doubled up twice to get himself back in contention. In the first hand he held      against the      of Robin Keston with the board running out      . A few moments later his chips were in the middle again with      against the      of Ferit Gabriellson. The board bricked       and Marcus ends up with a straight to double up once again. "Sirens" stays alive with 360,000 chips.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:50 PM Local Time
On a flop of     Howard Lederer check-raised all in over the top of the flop bet of Robin Keston, who made the call. Lederer:      Keston:      The turn and river were all Keston when they arrived  ,   to give him a full house and the pot. Lederer is eliminated in 12th place to collect $61,838.
Playtika - Jason Alexander