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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Saturday, June 15, 2013

Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $1,132,700
  • Entries: 241
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:40 PM Local Time
Quads For George

Christopher George raised from the cutoff and Danny Fuhs called from the button. Brian Hastings decided to tag along from the big blind and the three went to the flop.

They looked down as the dealer spread out    . Hastings checked and George led out with a bet. Fuhs called and Hastings left the two to duke it out.

The turn was the   and George bet once more. Fuhs called and the river brought the  . Geroge cut out one last bet and after a bit of thinking, Fuhs decided to let it go. George showed    for quad kings before raking in the pot.

Christopher George1,160,000130,000
Danny Fuhs365,000-165,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:29 PM Local Time
Brian Hastings1,400,00080,000
Christopher George1,030,000-330,000
Robert Mizrachi650,000140,000
Danny Fuhs530,000115,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:20 PM Local Time
Hastings Climbing

Robert Mizrachi completed his small blind and Brian Hastings raise from the big blind. Mizrachi called.

The flop brought     and Mizrachi checked. Hastings fired off a bet and Mizrachi stuck around. When the   hit the turn, Mizrachi took the lead with a bet. Hastings came right over the top though with a raise. Mizrachi three-bet and Hastings called.

The action went check-check on the river once the   hit the felt. Hastings rolled over      for a an ace-high flush and was able to drag in the pot. Hastings now has about 1.32 million in chips.

Brian Hastings1,320,000260,000
Robert Mizrachi510,000-140,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:15 PM Local Time
George Scoops Fuhs

Christopher George popped it up from the button and Danny Fuhs three-bet from the small blind. George called to see a flop.

The flop brought     and Fuhs fired out a bet. George called and the   hit the turn where both players checked. The   paired the board on the river and they both checked once more.

George fanned      which was good enough for the high and the low. He took down the pot and now has about 1.36 million in chips.

Christopher George1,360,00060,000
Danny Fuhs415,000-175,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:10 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Christopher George1,300,000-37,000
Brian Hastings1,060,00075,000
Robert Mizrachi650,000-118,000
Danny Fuhs590,00017,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:09 PM Local Time
Viacheslav Zhukov Eliminated in 5th Place ($72,809)

Viacheslav Zhukov

Christopher George opened with a raise from the small blind and Viacheslav Zhukov was already all in for his last 6,000. The hands were turned up as the two were about to witness five community cards that would determine Zhukov's life.


The board fell down       which led to George playing his ace and trey to make two pair for the high and his seven and deuce to take the low. Zhukov was officially eliminated from play in fifth place.

Viacheslav Zhukov0-12,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:05 PM Local Time
Arthur Kargen Eliminated in 6th Place ($55,423)

Arthur Kargen - 6th Place

Brian Hastings opened with a raise from UTG+1 and Arthur Kargen called all in from the cutoff. Danny Fuhs called from the big blind and the three players took a flop.

The dealer fanned     and both Fuhs and Hastings checked it down. They did the same as the   turned and one last time when the   rivered.

Hastings showed      for a heart flush and Fuhs mucked his cards. Kargen showed      to the table before it was picked up and tossed into the muck. Kargen was eliminated in 6th place and will collect $55,423 in tournament winnings.

Brian Hastings985,000-138,000
Arthur Kargen0-63,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:01 PM Local Time
Jeff Lisandro Eliminated in 7th Place ($42,442)

Jeff Lisandro - 7th Place

Brian Hastings raised from the hijack and Jeff Lisandro was automatically all in for his last 6,000 from the small blind. Viacheslav Zhukov was all in for his last 12,000 from the big blind and all three hands were turned over.

Jeff Lisandro:     
Viacheslav Zhukov:     
Brian Hastings:     

The board ran out       and Hastings was able to take the high with his ace-high flush. Zhukov dragged in the low by playing his four and his deuce. Lisandro had no piece of it and was sent to the rail in 7th place. He made a quick exit from the tournament area after the elimination was official.

Brian Hastings945,000213,000
Jeff Lisandro0-31,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:58 PM Local Time
Brian Hastings Eyes Second Bracelet

Brian Hastings

Last year, Brian Hastings earned his first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em event. Hastings also has two previous cashes in Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better events, finishing 16th in the $5,000 buy-in last year and 37th in the $1,500 buy-in just last week. With previous success in Omaha tournaments, it's no surprise that Hastings sits near the top of the leaderboard at the final table of this event. PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado spoke with Hastings during the break.

In May you cashed mostly in no-limit Hold'em events online but have had more success at the World Series of Poker with Omaha events. Which game do you prefer and do you prefer live or online?

I think these days I like playing mixed games more than I like playing hold'em. I've just played so much no-limit hold'em in my life that it's become repetitive. I've probably played a couple million hands in just hold'em so right now I prefer mixed games. The other games are just newer and fresher and additionally I generally other players are worse at those games. You know, they are just games that people have spent as much time learning compared to no-limit hold'em. There is a lot of strategy content for no limit: training sites, books, and forums. There's significantly less on mixed games. It's the kind of thing where few people put in a lot of work off the tables, therefore not too many people know how to play at optimum level.

You have a pretty stacked table. How comfortable do you feel playing against some of the toughest competitors?

I feel very, very comfortable. I've played a lot of cash games with Rob Mizrachi back in Florida. He's a very good player but there aren't really any issues there. Otherwise, I feel pretty good about myself against the field.

Do you think an amateur winning the event is more or less impactful than a professional winning?

It depends what event. It's a cooler story that gets more attention if Phil Ivey wins three bracelets than if three different amateurs win one bracelet. It depends on the situation, the event, and who it is. Either way, both can be good for the game.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:46 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:16 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Christopher George1,337,00077,000
Robert Mizrachi768,000-7,000
Brian Hastings732,000-3,000
Danny Fuhs573,000-107,000
Arthur Kargen63,000-132,000
Jeff Lisandro31,000-50,000
Viacheslav Zhukov12,000-183,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:10 PM Local Time
George Gets Quartered

Brian Hastings had the button and raised only to have Christopher George three-bet from the small blind. It came back to Hastings who cut out a four-bet that was called.

The flop brought     and George check-called a bet from Hastings. The turn was the   and George checked again. Hastings fired once more and George called. The   hit the river and it went check, bet, call once more.

Hastings rolled over      with a pair of aces which was good for the high. George showed      for the same low and the two chopped the low, resulting in George being quartered. With this win, Hastings is now up to 735,000.

Christopher George1,260,00075,000
Brian Hastings735,0003,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:56 PM Local Time
Ryan Lenaghan Eliminated in 8th Place ($32,712)

Ryan Lenaghan - 8th Place

Prior to this hand, Ryan Lenaghan lost a sizable pot to prior Hastings after Hastings made Broadway against him.

In this hand, Lenaghan called all in from under the gun and Arthur Kargen raised from the next seat over. Brian Hastings called from the small blind and Christopher George called from the big blind.

Four players took a flop of     and Hastings led with a bet. George folded and Kargen called. The   hit the turn and both players checked to see the   complete the board. Hastings fired another bet and this time Kargen folded.

Hastings showed      for a straight and the nut low. Lenaghan tabled      before the cards were picked up and placed into the muck. Hastings was able to scoop and eliminate Lenaghan from play.

Brian Hastings625,00013,000
Ryan Lenaghan0-110,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:48 PM Local Time
Lisandro Scoops to Triple

Jeff Lisandro

Ryan Lenaghan raised from his button and Arthur Kargen called from the small blind. Jeff Lisandro called all in for his last 27,000 and the three saw a flop.

The flop came     and both Kargen and Lenaghan checked. The board paired with the   on the turn and Kargen fired a bet. Lenaghan folded and the hands were turned up.


The river brought the  , giving Lisandro a full house of queens full of sevens for the high. He also won the low with his eight-seven and was able to secure the triple.

Arthur Kargen195,000-20,000
Ryan Lenaghan110,000-165,000
Jeff Lisandro81,00041,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:45 PM Local Time
Bart Hanson Eliminated in 9th Place ($25,301)

Bart Hanson - 9th Place

Bart Hanson    
Christopher George    

Bart Hanson raised from the cutoff only to find Christopher George three-bet from the small blind. Hanson called and the flop came    . George led and Hanson raised all in. George called the bet.

The turn was the   and the river the  , ensuring that Hanson would be our 9th place finisher, a victim of George's deuces full of kings.

Christopher George1,185,000235,000
Bart Hanson0-208,000
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:41 PM Local Time
Lisandro Chops For Life

Jeff Lisandro was all in for his last 15,000 before the flop and Danny Fuhs raised from the hijack. Christopher George called from the big blind and the players watched as the dealer produced a flop that read    . George checked and Fuhs continued with a bet. George came over the top with a raise and Fuhs called.

Fourth street was the   and George check-called another bet. He did the same after the   hit and the hands were turned over.

George took the high in the main and side pots with      for trip eights while Fuhs' took the side pot's low with      playing his ace and trey. Lisandro showed      for the nut low and took down the low of the main pot.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:36 PM Local Time
Fuhs Scoops Hastings

Danny Fuhs raised from the cutoff and received calls from Robert Mizrachi on the button and Brian Hastings in the big blind. The flop came     and Hastings checked. Fuhs continued out and Mizrachi raised. Hastings called only to have Fuhs come back over the top with three bets. Mizrachi folded his cards and Hastings called.

Hastings checked after the   turned and Fuhs fired once again. Hastings called and the   hit the river. Hastings check-called one more bet and Fuhs tabled      for trip nines and a sixty-four which was good enough for the scoop.

Danny Fuhs680,000220,000
Brian Hastings350,000-12,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:19 PM Local Time
Jonathan Duhamel Eliminated in 10th Place ($19,788)

Jonathan Duhamel - 10th Place

Jeff Lisandro raised all in for his last 24,000 from the cutoff and Viacheslav Zhukov three-bet from the button. Jonathan Duhamel called from the big blind and the three players took a flop.

The flop came down     and Duhamel checked. Zhukov checked it back and both players did the same when the   struck fourth street. The river was the   and Duhamel check-called a bet from Zhukov.

Zhukov showed      for a seventy-five low while Lisandro showed      for top two pair which was good for the high. Both players chopped up Duhamel who was left short stacked while Lisandro was able to stay alive in the tournament.

Duhamel was all in the next hand against Robert Mizrachi but failed to gain any traction. He was eliminated in 10th place and his elimination has set in motion our official final table.

Viacheslav Zhukov195,00018,000
Jeff Lisandro40,000-7,000
Jonathan Duhamel0-273,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:53 PM Local Time
Lisandro Getting Low

Brian Hasings opened with an early position raise and Jeff Lisandro three-bet from the cutoff. Viacheslav Zhukov called from the button and Hastings called as well.

The flop brought     and all three players checked. They did the same on the   turn and three more knuckles rapped the table as the   finished the board.

Hastings showed      for queens and sixes and Zhukov showed the same with     . Lisandro mucked his hand which allowed Zhukov and Hastings to chop the pot.

Jeff Lisandro47,000-158,000
Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:51 PM Local Time
"That's What Happens When You Get Old"

We caught up with the action to see four bets before the flop with Ryan Lenaghan, Arthur Kargen, Christopher George and Brain Hastings going to the flop.

The dealer fanned     and Lenaghan led out with a bet. Kargen raised and Hastings called. George got out of the way and Lenaghan called all in.

The turn was the   and Kargen bet out. Hastings called and both players checked the   on the river.

"Jacks," stated Kargen. "Oh...wait. No. I don't." He let out a chuckle. "That's what happens when you get old."

Kargen showed      and Hastings tabled      to win the pot with a pair of jacks for the high in the side pot. Lenaghan tabled      and was able to triple up with his pocket kings.

Brian Hastings485,000-33,000
Ryan Lenaghan275,000188,000
Arthur Kargen215,000-144,000
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