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

Back for Two

• Tase 26: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

Things can always change during the late stages of a poker tournament, but we expect two full levels to be played out before the night is over.


Final Break

• Tase 25: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

The four remaining players have been sent on the final 20-minute break of the night. See you back here soon.

A New World for Zhukov

Just half an hour ago, Viacheslav Zhukov was our short stack. Well, that is a thing of the past now as he has managed to yet again add some chips to his stack. This hand started with Zhukov opening the button to 60,000. David "ODB" Baker called out of the small blind and Chris Bell called in the big blind.

All three players checked the {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades} flop and then Baker checked the {3-Diamonds} turn. Bell bet 110,000 here and Zhukov called, while Baker got out of the way. On the {9-Clubs} river, Bell checked and Zhukov bet 225,000. Bell thought for almost two minutes before letting his hand go and sending the pot to Zhukov.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 1,300,000 370,000
Chris Bell us 825,000 -250,000

Märksõnad: Chris BellViacheslav Zhukov

Zhukov Spikes the River to Doubles Through Cousineau

Viacheslav Zhukov
Viacheslav Zhukov

Action folded around to Roch Cousineau in the small blind and he raised to 85,000. Viacheslav Zhukov was in the big and opted to three-bet to 255,000, which Cousineau called.

When the flop came down {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs}, Cousineau bet pot and Zhukov said, "I have to call," and called all in.

Zhukov: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Cousineau: {7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}

Cousineau was ahead with a pair of sevens when the chips went in, but the running {4-Spades} turn and {Q-Spades} river gave Zhukov a flush and the double. His Russian supporters went wild on the rail as they realized their man, who had been relatively quiet at the final table, was back in it in a big way.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 930,000 480,000
Roch Cousineau 855,000 -545,000

Märksõnad: Roch CousineauViacheslav Zhukov

Zhokov Finally Gets in There

Viacheslav Zhukov has been the short-stacked player and the least active during the last few levels, but he has finally rumbled to see his stack increase dramatically. The hand in question saw Zhukov open the button to 100,000. David "ODB" Baker called out of the small blind and Chris Bell called in the big blind.

Bell and Baker both checked on the {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{q-Spades} flop and Zhukov then shoved all in for 165,000. It was too strong for Baker and Bell as they both folded. As Zhukov raked in his new chips, he tabled {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{x-}.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru 450,000 300,000

Märksõnad: Chris BellDavid ODB BakerViacheslav Zhukov

Bell Rising

Folded to Chris Bell in the small blind, he raised it up to 80,000. Roch Cousineau made the call out of the big blind and a {6-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop was dealt. Both players checked here and then Bell checked the {k-Hearts} turn. Cousineau fired out 105,000 and it was back on Bell, who bet the pot. It was 475,000 total to Cousineau and after tanking, he let his hand go, sending the pot to Bell.

Roch Cousineau 1,400,000 -300,000
Chris Bell us 1,075,000 200,000

Märksõnad: Chris BellRoch Cousineau

Randy Ohel Eliminated in 5th Place ($75,662)

Randy Ohel
Randy Ohel

Action folded to Randy Ohel in the cutoff and he raised pot. The button and small blind got out of the way, but Chris Bell repotted from the big. Ohel got his stack of 350,000 all in and Bell had him covered.

Ohel: {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Bell: {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

The {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{A-Clubs} flop was kind to Bell as it gave him a flush draw and a low draw, while the {3-Hearts} turn improved him to two pair. The {2-Diamonds} river gave Ohel an inferior two pair, and he was eliminated in fifth place.

Ohel, who won Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball earlier this series, fell short of his second bracelet, leaving David "ODB" Baker as the only man in this tournament left with a chance of capturing a second bracelet here at the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Chris Bell us 875,000 425,000
Randy Ohel us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Chris BellRandy Ohel

Ohel Quartered on the River

Roch Cousineau raised to 70,000 from the cutoff only to have Randy Ohel three-bet to 255,000 from the button. Cousineau made the call and the potted the {10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop, prompting Ohel to call off.



The {6-Diamonds} turn gave Cousineau the nut flush, but it also gave Ohel a low. It seemed destined to be a chopped pot, but the {7-Hearts} spiked on the river to give both players the same low, meaning Ohel got quartered and had to ship 355,000 over to Cousineau.

Roch Cousineau 1,700,000 375,000
Randy Ohel us 365,000 -335,000

Märksõnad: Roch CousineauRandy Ohel