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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Saturday, July 01, 2017

Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $911,250
  • Entries: 405
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:38 PM Local Time
Kihara and Luneau Chop

Stud Hi-Lo

Naoya Kihara completed and Alex Luneau called. Kihara bet every subsequent street and Luneau called him down.

Kihara:    /      /  
Luneau:    /      /  

After Kihara bet seventh street dark , Luneau called tabling his     for a straight, as Kihara tabled his     for a low to see the pot chopped up.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:30 PM Local Time
Esther Taylor Eliminated in 13th Place ($8,650)

Esther Taylor - 13th place

Omaha Hi-Lo

From the hijack, Esther Taylor raised to 30,000 and both Alex Luneau and Larry Tull called from the button and big blind, respectively.

The flop fell     and the action checked to Taylor who bet 15,000. Luneau folded but Tull check-raised to 30,000 and Taylor called.

The turn landed the   and Tull bet 30,000 before Taylor moved all in for her last 35,000 with Tull calling.


The river landed the   and, with Taylor unable to improve to a full house, she would be eliminated in 13th place for a $8,650 payday as Tull climbs to 820,000 in chips.

Larry Tull820,000135,000
Esther Taylor0-95,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:28 PM Local Time
Abdel Hamid Eliminated in 14th Place ($8,650)

Abdel Hamid

Stud Hi-Lo

Barry Greenstein was betting with     on fifth street, battling with short-stacked Abdel Hamid who had     out. Hamid called, and called another bet when Greenstein paired his nine on sixth.

Hamid was left with just 19,000 and Greenstein fired on the river. Hamid thought he was beat, but he knew he had only a micro stack behind. He stood up, studied the boards, and called, saying: "Good game, Barry."

Abdel Hamid:     /     
Barry Greenstein:     /     

Hamid was thinking out loud about Greenstein having aces up, but he had even stronger hand, announcing a straight.

Barry Greenstein350,00038,000
Abdel Hamid0-121,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:25 PM Local Time
Semin Hits the Five-Hole

Mikhail Semin was the bring-in with the  . First to act was Smith Sirisakorn, who completed with the  . John Sorgen called with the   and Semin called as well.

Semin's board featured three low cards, all suited in diamonds. Sirisakorn raised on fourth, getting rid of Sorgen, but Smith was active on the remaining streets, betting every time. Sirisakorn kept calling all the way to the showdown.

Semin:    /      /  
Sirisakorn:    /      /  

Semin had a straight, admitting he hit a five on the river.

Smith Sirisakorn550,000-150,000
Mikhail Semin420,000171,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:24 PM Local Time
Taylor Doubles with Trips

Omaha Hi-Lo

Noaya Kihara opened to 30,000 and Esther Taylor moved all in for her last 36,000 on the button. Kihara called.


The board ran out       and Taylor doubled to 95,000.

Naoya Kihara170,00045,000
Esther Taylor95,00038,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:20 PM Local Time
Painter Quarters Luneau

Omaha Hi-Lo

Alex Luneau raised to 30,000 from middle position and Jameson Painter called in the big blind.

The flop landed     and Painter bet 15,000 with Luneau calling. The turn landed the   and Painter led out for 30,000 with Luneau calling.

The river of the   completed the board and Painter bet 30,000 with Luneau calling again.

Painter tabled his      for the nut low and a pair. Luneau tabled his      for the same low, but a lesser high, and consequently would be quartered by Painter.

Alex Luneau610,000-173,000
Jameson Painter405,000148,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:14 PM Local Time
Taylor Survives

Stud Hi-Lo

Alex Luneau had the bring-in and Naoya Kihara completed. Esther Taylor raised and Kihara put Taylor all in for her last 44,000 as each player's boards ran out as follows:

Kihara:    /      /  
Taylor:    /      /  

With Kihara rivering queens up for the high, Taylor would survive with her eight-six low.

Naoya Kihara125,000-60,000
Esther Taylor57,0002,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:11 PM Local Time
Good Start for Sirisakorn

Omaha Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn scooped a pot against Abdel Hamid and took down another in the next hand, facing Barry Greenstein in a blind-versus-blind battle.

Sirisakorn raised preflop and then barreled flop and turn. Greenstein called on each occasion before the river went check-check with the board showing      .

Sirisakorn opened his      for top two pairs and raked in the pot.

Smith Sirisakorn700,000152,000
Barry Greenstein312,000-105,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:08 PM Local Time
Queens Full for Tull

Stud Hi-Lo

Samoeun Mon had the bring-in and Larry Tull completed. Esther Taylor called, as did Mon. Tull bet out on every street with Taylor calling him down as Mon dropped out on fourth.

Mon:    /    (folded on fourth)
Tull:    /      /  
Taylor:    /      /  

After Tull's bet was called on seventh, he tabled his     for a full house, and Taylor mucked while dropping to 55,000. Tull is now up to 560,000.

Larry Tull560,000142,000
Esther Taylor55,000-134,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:01 PM Local Time
Play Underway

The cards are now in the air for Day 3.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:06 PM Local Time
Fourteen Remain on Day 3 of $2,500 OE Mix

Bleznick close on chip leader Luneau's heels

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2017 World Series of Poker for Day 3 of Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix!

A total of 405 players took to the felt two days ago to create a prizepool of $911,250 that would see players such as Chris Geroge (58th), Brian Brubaker (51st), Josh Arieh (48th), Shaun Deeb (45th), Yuval Bronshtein (40th), Jeffrey Lisandro (32nd), Lawrence Berg (31st), Kyle Bowker (27th), Matt Grapenthien (23rd), and Jesse Martin (19th) all reach the money but fall by day's end as just 14 players survive into today.

Leading those 14 players is Frenchman Alex Luneau who bagged an impressive 783,000 after scooping a big pot at the end of the play on Day 2. Luneau will looking to use this chip lead as a spring board to capturing his maiden WSOP bracelet. Right on his heels is another player looking to grab his first piece of WSOP gold as Jared Bleznick enters today second in chips with 679,000. The next group of players are all fairly even on the leaderboard and include Barry Greenstein, Jameson Painter, Mikhail Semi, Ester Taylor, and Naoya Kihara.

Play is set to begin at 2 p.m. (PDT) with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of all the Event #57 action. So stay tuned right here to catch every scoop, quarter, and elimination as we look to crown the Event #57 winner, and next 2017 WSOP bracelet winner!

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
7131John SorgenUnited States295,000
7133Abdel HamidUnited States121,000
7134Mikhail SeminRussia249,000
7135Smith SirisakornUnited States548,000
7136Barry GreensteinUnited States417,000
7137Jared BleznickUnited States679,000
7138Bonnie RossiUnited States365,000
7141Chad EveslageUnited States414,000
7143Larry TullUnited States418,000
7144Naoya KiharaJapan185,000
7145Jameson PainterUnited States257,000
7146Esther TaylorUnited States189,000
7147Samoeun MonUnited States165,000
7148Alex LuneauFrance783,000