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

Baker Gets them Back

David "ODB" Baker was under the gun plus one when he opened up the pot with a raise to 65,000. Roch Cousineau called out of the small blind and a {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop was dealt. Both players checked here and the dealer flipped over a {7-Diamonds} on the turn. This time when Cousineau checked, Baker bet 60,000. A call from Cousineau and the {3-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

Cousineau again checked and then after tanking, called a bet of 80,000 from Baker. When Baker's {j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Spades} was tabled, the six-high straight was good enough to scoop up the pot.

David ODB Baker us 1,950,000 600,000
Roch Cousineau 1,325,000 -525,000

Märksõnad: David ODB BakerRoch Cousineau

Roch Gets the Better of Baker

Roch Cousineau has just taken down back-to-back hands against David "ODB" Baker to now sit with the chip lead. The first hand saw Cousineau manage to make a wheel on the river of a {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{3-Clubs} board holding {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, winning some of Baker's chips when Baker check-called a bet of 135,000 on the river.

The next hand saw Cousineau open it up to 60,000 from middle position and Baker call from the small blind. Baker check-called a bet of 105,000 on the {q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop and then both players checked the {3-Hearts} turn. On the {2-Hearts} river, Baker checked and Cousineau bet 205,000. After plenty of thought, Baker let go of his hand and Cousineau raked in another pot.

Roch Cousineau 1,850,000 450,000
David ODB Baker us 1,350,000 -450,000

Märksõnad: David ODB BakerRoch Cousineau

Racing Off the Orange

• Tase 25: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

The tournament staff has briefly paused the clock as they race off the orange T1,000 chips.


Nut-Nut for Bell

Chris Bell for all in for 225,000 or so on a flop of {3-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} and was at risk against Roch Cousineau.



Cousineau held a wrap with a flush draw, though the latter was no good as Bell held the nut-flush draw to go with his nut low. The said flush hit when the {K-Spades} turned, and after the {6-Diamonds} was put out on the river, Bell was pushed the pot.

Roch Cousineau 1,400,000 -140,000
Chris Bell us 450,000 210,000

Märksõnad: Roch CousineauChris Bell

Baker Booming Against Bell

David "ODB" Baker was in the small blind when he made a small raise. Chris Bell called out of the big blind and a {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Spades} flop was dealt. Both players checked the flop and then the {10-Hearts} turn would see Baker bet the pot - 108,000. Bell made a fairly quick call and the {k-Diamonds} would complete the board.

On the river, Baker tumbled out a bet of 164,000 and Bell made the call. Bell then mucked when Baker turned over {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}, with his two-pair good enough to scoop up the pot.

David ODB Baker us 2,200,000 400,000
Chris Bell us 240,000 -310,000

Märksõnad: Chris BellDavid ODB Baker

Cousineau Takes Some From Bell

Chris Bell raised to 60,000 under the gun only to have Roch Cousineau three-bet to 216,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds got out of the way, Bell called, and it was heads-up action to the {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop.

Bell was first to act and took a long time to check, prompting Cousineau to take a lengthy amount of time himself before betting the pot. Bell tanked for a bit and then tossed his cards to the muck.

Roch Cousineau 1,540,000 240,000
Chris Bell us 550,000 -200,000

Märksõnad: Roch CousineauChris Bell

Baker Gets Richer

Daivd "ODB" Baker has picked up more chips yet again, this time coming from the stack of Randy Ohel. The hand in question started with a raise to 55,000 from Ohel in middle position. Baker called out of the cutoff and the blinds got out of the way. On the {5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{k-Hearts} flop, Ohel led for 80,000. Baker then raised the pot - a total of 362,000. Ohel thought long and hard before eventually letting his hand go to send the pot to Baker.

David ODB Baker us 1,800,000
Randy Ohel us 600,000

Märksõnad: David "ODB" BakerRandy Ohel

Yuval Bronshtein Eliminated in 6th Place ($57,339)

Yuval Bronshtein
Yuval Bronshtein

Randy Ohel limped from the hijack and Viacheslav Zhukov did the same from the cutoff. David "ODB" Baker was on the button and decided to raise the pot, making it 132,000 to go. The small blind got out of the way and Yuval Bronshtein opted to move all in for 140,000 total from the big. Ohel and Zhukov got out of the way and Baker made the call.

"I have the worst hand I've played all day," Baker said before tabling his cards.

Bronshtein: {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Baker: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}

Baker has been running well as of late, which was evidenced by the {6-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop. "That's alright, I'll take half," Bronshtein said hoping he'd catch a qualifying low. The {4-Diamonds} turn was a low card but it paired Bronshtein.

That meant Baker would take down the pot with a high card, which is exactly what he did when the {J-Clubs} peeled off. With that, Bronshtein shook hands with the remaining five players and took his leave in sixth place.

David ODB Baker us 1,600,000 300,000
Yuval Bronshtein il Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Yuval BronshteinDavid Baker

Randy Picks Off Yuval

Folded to Yuval Bronshtein in the cutoff, he raised it up to 60,000. Randy Ohel made the call in the small blind and the dealer spread out a {j-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop. Both players checked the flop, just as they did on the {k-Hearts} turn. The {8-Diamonds} was the river card and this time Bronshtein bet 85,000 when checked to by Ohel.

"I'm really afraid your bluffing," said Ohel as he contemplated his decision. Eventually he decided to make the call, at which point Brohnstein said, "queen high." Ohel's {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} then hit the felt and he raked in the pot.

Randy Ohel us 850,000 205,000
Yuval Bronshtein il 150,000 -197,000

Märksõnad: Randy OhelYuvel Bronshtein