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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

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, June 22, 2009 3:49 PM Local Time
David Podgurski raised preflop with Josh Arieh and Richard Austin calling. The rest of Podgurski's chips went in on a       board, the other two called before they checked down a   turn and   river. No one really wanted to show their cards and Podgurski said, "I've got a five..." Austin showed         and incredibly that was the best hand leaving us with 12 players.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:45 PM Local Time
Padraig Parkinson was all in with         on a     X board but couldn't make a hand to beat Vitaly Lunkin's     X X
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:37 PM Local Time
On a flop of     Richard Austin check-raised the bet of Stefan Mattsson, before Mattsson put his opponent all-in for a few thousand more. Austin called and the cards were tabled. Austin:      Mattsson:      Austin was in front and the   turn and   river bricked out to give him the double-up. He's up over 600,000 with Mattson back to the pack.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:35 PM Local Time
Noah Schwartz raised all in for his last 70,000 or so with         and Stefan Mattsson made the call from the small blind with        . The board was a definitive           and today's chip leader has been eliminated, another case of the brutality of the flipping nature of Omaha.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:34 PM Local Time
Van Marcus is now on the short stack. In a recent pot he called a bet of 80,000 from Matt Graham on a     flop, before giving up when Graham fired again on the   turn. He's now down to 115,000 chips.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:31 PM Local Time
Having been been card dead for the last couple of hours, to the point where he was showing us some of the junk he was getting. David Williams finally got a hand, only to run into a monster on the flop. Howard Lederer had limped for 20,000 and Matt Graham made it 90,000. Williams repotted to 220,000 with about 200,000 or so more behind. Lederer folded and Graham made the call. The flop was       and Williams automatically moved the other half of his stack in with         only to be instantly called by Graham's        . Williams needed the ace to come but instead saw a   turn and a   river to knock us down to 15 players.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:22 PM Local Time
Barry Greenstein led out with a bet of 35,000 on a flop of     before Noah Schwartz popped it up an additional 95,000. Play folded back to Greenstein who announced he was all in. Schwartz shrugged, took another look at his cards and declared a call. Greenstein:      Schwartz:      Greenstein held aces with the nut flush draw, as Schwartz would have to hang on with his two pair. However the turn brought the   to spike a set for Greenstein and give him the lead. The river bricked the   and Greenstein doubles through. After the chips were cut down and handed over, Greenstein found himself stacking up 1.15 million with Schwartz now down to just 150,000.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:14 PM Local Time
After calling a raise from Richard Austin, both he and Josh Arieh got it all on a       flop. Arieh had         for top two while Austin had         for top two also. The turn was the   putting Arieh ahead and the river was the   to give Austin an improbable full house. "Are you kidding me?" said Arieh as Austin doubled up...
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:10 PM Local Time
Matt Graham opened the action with a raise from late position to 55,000. Ferit Gabriellson made the call on the button as did Van Marcus in the big blind. The flop fell     and action checked around. The turn was the   and Graham slid 96,000 into the middle. Gabriellson made the call as Marcus stepped aside. The river brought the   and Graham moved 224,000 into the pot. Gabriellson announced a call and Graham revealed      for the nuts. Gabriellson slammed the table in disgust and flashed    -X. With that pot Graham may have taken the chip lead. We'll have the updated chip counts shortly.
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:04 PM Local Time
Nate Lindsay got all in preflop with         against Noah Schwartz's         but fickle fate put out a board of           to give Schwartz a full house, leaving us with 16 left.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:56 PM Local Time
The short-stacked Padraig Parkinson was all in preflop with his tournament life on the line against Stefan Mattsson. However they both tabled the similar hands... Mattsson:      Parkinson:      While the board teased with a couple of scoop possibilities it ended       and both players chopped it up!
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:50 PM Local Time
Nate Lindsay has doubled up through Barry Greenstein when his         survived against Greenstein's         on a           board.
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:48 PM Local Time
Richard Austin limps the button and Barry Greenstein made up the small blind, Nate Lindsay checked in the big blind. The flop was       and Greenstein led out for 32,000. Lindsay folded and Austin made the call. On the   turn, Greenstein checked and Austin bet 110,000. Greenstein check-raised all in and Austin sighed and called with         for top two but needing one of two queens as Greenstein flipped         for middle set. The river was the   and Greenstein doubled to 670,000 leaving the $5,000 PLO bracelet winner with just 200,000.
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:29 PM Local Time
Matt Graham raises preflop and Vitaly Lunkin calls in the big blind. The flop is       and Lunkin check-calls a bet of 56,000 before leading out for 198,000 on the   turn. "Unusual..." says Graham but he folds.
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:19 PM Local Time
After folding      the hand previous, a very short-stacked Nenad Medic has just been eliminated after failing to improve in a hand against Padraig Parkinson. Unfortunately the board and cards were raked in before we could catch them, as Medic made a quiet exit from the Amazon Room in 18th place for $34,552.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:16 PM Local Time
Table 155: Robin Keston Chau Giang Nathan Doudney Howard Lederer Matt Graham Ferit Gabriellson David Williams Vitaly Lunkin Van Marcus Table 154: Noah Schwartz Nenad Medic Josh Arieh Padriag Parkinson Stefan Matsson Richard Austin Barry Greenstein Nate Lindsay David Podgurski
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:12 PM Local Time
Barry Greenstein raised to 50,000. Van Marcus and Robin Keston made the call. The flop was       and it was checked to Marcus who bet 50,000. Keston folded and Greenstein moved all in for 18,000 more, Marcus quickly called. Greenstein:         Marcus:         This put the Bear back up to 320,000 and Marcus was knocked down to 215,000. However the Aussie doubled back up soon after after his         held against Nenad Medic's         on a           board.
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:08 PM Local Time
We caught the action on a flop of     with the pot already swelled, Matt Vegrin had moved all in for his last 232,000 and Matt Graham was in the tank. After a long deliberation, Graham made the call. Vengrin:      Graham:      The turn was the   and river the   and Vegnrin can't catch anything and is eliminated in 19th place. The players will now redraw for the final two tables. We'll have the new lineup for you shortly.
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:04 PM Local Time
With the board reading         Ferit Gabriellson led out for 30,000 and Matt Vengrin made the call. Josh Arieh then raised to 135,000 but neither of the other two could make the call despite both thinking Arieh was bluffing.
Monday, June 22, 2009 1:53 PM Local Time
The 19 players are back on the felt and the cards are once again in the air.
Playtika - Jason Alexander