Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Event Info

Auhinnafond $1,435,980
Players 526

Taseme info

Tase 30
Blindid 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

Chris Bell Eliminated in 3rd Place ($135,858)

Chris Bell - 3rd Place
Chris Bell - 3rd Place

Chris Bell was left crippled just a few minutes ago and now his tournament has come to an end in third place. The last hand of Bell's tournament saw him open the button to 175,000. Zhukov then raised the pot from the big blind and within just a few seconds, Bell had his stack in the middle and the two players were tabling their hands.

Bell: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Zhukov: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

When the dealer turned over a {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop, it was bleak times for Bell. The {8-Spades} on the turn didn't change much and by the time the {6-Clubs} hit the river, Bell was out of his seat and exiting the tournament. A great effort from Bell sends him home with $135,858.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 2,950,000 670,000
Chris Bell us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Chris BellViacheslav Zhukov

Bell Crippled

Chris Bell managed to have a good start to the final table, but that has all changed as he is now sitting with a tiny stack. The hand in question started when Bell called on the button. Roch Cousineau put int he extra chips in the small blind and Viacheslav Zhukov tapped the tabled from the big blind.

On the {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop, Cousineau checked and so too did Zhukov. Bell then bet 125,000 and Cousineau folded, while Zhukov called. The {3-Spades} on the turn would see both players check. The {4-Spades} completed the board on the river and Zhukov led for a pot-sized bet of 430,000. Bell made the call and Zhukov turned over {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, with the full house enough to rake in the pot. As Zhukov stacked his new xhips, Bell flash a flush.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 2,280,000 580,000
Chris Bell us 520,000 -480,000

Märksõnad: Viacheslav ZhukovChris Bell

Zhukov Gets Some Back

Viacheslav Zhukov and Chris Bell have rumbled in another pot, with the chips this time going into Zhukov's stack. The action started with Zhukov raising to 180,000 from the small blind. Bell called in the big blind and the dealer would spread out a {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop. Zhukov bet the pot here, which was 360,000. Bell let his hand go and Zhukov raked in the small pot.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 1,700,000 250,000
Chris Bell us 1,000,000 -350,000

Märksõnad: Viacheslav ZhukovChris Bell

Bell Wins Some More

Chris Bell started the hand with the button and made the call. With the samll blind out of the way, Viacheslav Zhukov would check out of the big blind. Zhukov then led for 100,000 on the {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{5-Spades} flop and Bell called. Both players opted to check the {6-Clubs} turn and it was on to the {4-Clubs} river. Zhukov checked here and Bell bet 250,000. After plenty of thought, Zhukov let his cards go, sending the pot to Bell.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 1,450,000 -250,000
Chris Bell us 1,350,000 300,000

Märksõnad: Chris BellViacheslav Zhukov

Bell Takes Three Quarters

Chris Bell was the short stack starting the day and has now become the first player to see his stack all in. Bell was all-in preflop on the button holding {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} against the {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} of Viacheslav Zhukov in the big blind. The board ran out {6-Hearts}{q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, with Bell having enough to take down the low pot, while he would chop up the high pot with Zhukov.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 1,400,000 -600,000
Chris Bell us 1,050,000 215,000

Märksõnad: Chris BellViacheslav Zhukov

Roch Wins an Early One

Viacheslav Zhukov was on the button when he raised it up to 120,000. Roch Cousineau called out of the big blind and a {q-Spades}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop was dealt. Both players checked here, just as they did on the {4-Hearts} turn. Roch led for 155,000 on the {10-Clubs} river and Zhukov called.

At showdown, Roch tabled {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}, which was enough to rake in the pot with the straight, while Zhukov showed {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} before mucking his cards.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 2,000,000 -260,000
Roch Cousineau 1,940,000 300,000

Märksõnad: Viacheslav ZhukovRoch Cousineau

Time to Go

• Tase 28: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

The players have been introduced and the cards are in the air.


Three Play Down to One on Day 4

Which one of these three players will win the bracelet?
Which one of these three players will win the bracelet?

Welcome to the fourth and final day of Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better. Yesterday saw 31 players return to the felt with a chance at glory, but late into the night just three of them remained. In fact, it was so late into the night that the chips were bagged up and here we are on Day 4. Who will be the last man standing? It could be any of three returning players as they have all proven themselves as Omaha Hi-Low specialists.

Viacheslav Zhukov will certainly be the one to beat today, with his 2,260,000 in chips making him the chip leader by quite the margin. Not only does Zhukov hold the chip lead, but amazingly he took down the victory in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship in 2011.

Roch Cousineau starts the day with the second largest chip stack and proved last night that he is not be taken lightly. Cousineau has already had success during this year's World Series of Poker and in none other than Event 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better.

Chris Bell has the shortest chip stack going into the final day, but he has also proven his chops in this format of poker, winning his first and only gold bracelet in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better event in 2010.

Here is how the three player's chip stacks look at the start of the day.

Viacheslav Zhukov2,260,000
Roch Cousineau1,640,000
Chris Bell835,000

It's all set to begin at 2:00 PM and PokerNews will yet again be at the final table, proving all the live updates on the way to crowning a champion.

Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
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