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

Zhukov Doubles Big Through Baker

Viacheslav Zhukov has just managed to double up through David "ODB" Baker. It all started when Zhukov raised to 85,000 from the cutoff. Baker then three-bet to 300,000 from the button and the blinds got out of the way. Back on Zhukov and he moved all in for 620,000. Baker seemed reluctant, but made the call.

Baker: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}
Zhukov: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

The {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop put Baker in front, but the {7-Diamonds} turn was terrible for Baker. The {10-Hearts} on the river left Zhukov in front and he took the double up against Baker.

David ODB Baker us 1,350,000 -750,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru 1,300,000 625,000

Märksõnad: David ODB BakerViacheslav Zhukov


Exciting Chopped Pot

• Tase 26: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

It's not often that a chopped pot is overly exciting, but recently the whole rail was on their feet and shouting who knows what from every direction. The hand in question was between Chris Bell and Roch Cousineau. Bell got all his chips in on a {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop, check-shoving after Cousineau bet 185,000. Cousineau called and the two players turned their hands over.

Cousineau: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Bell: {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}

Couineau had the set of aces, while Bell had the wheel draw, which was also a straight-flush draw. The {j-Diamonds} on the turn was the card that everyone got to their feet for, with Bell now having the wheel draw (all spades), a jack-high straight draw (also a straight-flush draw), a spade flush draw and a diamond flush draw, along with of course, having the low draw. The {7-Hearts} on the river would be the card that split the pot in half and sent the rail back into their chairs.

Märksõnad: Chris BellRoch Cousineau

Slow Going

• Tase 26: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

Action has been fairly slow in the last ten minutes, but that hasn't dissipated the excitement of the various rails here in the Amazon Room. Among them are a long list of notables, most of who are here to root on David "ODB" Baker.

Some of the faces we recognize along the rail are Greg "FBT" Mueller (who Baker beat heads-up for his first bracelet earlier this year), Erick Lingren, Ray Henson, Gavin Smith, Layne Flack, Ken "Teach" Aldridge and Chip Jett.

Roch Takes Bell's Chips

Folded to Chris Bell on the button, he flicked out a raise. Roch Cousineau called in the small blind, and with the big blind out of the way, the dealer would spread out a {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{4-Spades} flop. Cousineau check-called a bet of 120,000 here and then both players checked the {2-Spades} turn and the {5-Diamonds} river. Cousineau tabled his {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} at showdown, which was enough to see Bell's cards into the muck and plenty of chips into Cousineau's stack.

Roch Cousineau 1,200,000 400,000
Chris Bell us 600,000 -250,000

Märksõnad: Roch CousineauChris Bell

Baker Relieves Cousineau of Some Chips

David "ODB" Baker raised to 90,000 on the button and Roch Cousineau defended from the big blind. Both players proceeded to check the {2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} flop before Cousineau led out for 145,000 on the {4-Diamonds} turn.

Baker made the call, the {2-Diamonds} peeled off on the river, and Cousineau slowed down with a check. Baker took the opportunity to bet the pot, a healthy 490,000, and Cousineau snap-folded.

David ODB Baker us 2,250,000 200,000
Roch Cousineau 800,000 -200,000

Märksõnad: Roch CousineauDavid Baker

Baker Wins Some Off Zhukov

Viacheslav Zhukov opened the button with a raise and both David "ODB" Baker in the small blind, and Chris Bell in the big blind made the call. All three players then checked the {8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Spades} flop and a {q-Spades} was dealt on the turn. Baker led for 150,000 here and Bell folded, while Zhukov called.

When the {2-Diamonds} hit the river, Baker led would lead for 500,000 and Zhukov would go deep into the tank. Eventually Zhukov opted to fold and Baker raked in the handy little pot.

David ODB Baker us 2,050,000 275,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru 990,000 -275,000

Märksõnad: David ODB BakerViacheslav Zhukov