Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jours

Event Info

Buy-in $565
Prize Pool $1,209,500
Players 2419

Info Niveau

Niveau 33
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 0

Highlights

Highlights

Zimmerman Doubles into Lead

mnuwwarah • Niveau 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Seth Zimmerman
Seth Zimmerman

Craig Varnell opened for 360,000 and Seth Zimmerman defended. The flop came {9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Zimmerman checked. Varnell bet 420,000 and called a shove for 2 million.

Craig Varnell: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Seth Zimmerman: {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

"Got it in good," Zimmerman shouted. "All you can do."

Indeed, his two pair was ahead. The {8-Hearts} turn and {5-Clubs} river kept him best and he doubled to the chip lead.

Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 6,800,000 3,600,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 5,300,000 -3,600,000

Tags: Craig VarnellSeth Zimmerman

First Heads-Up Pot to Zimmerman

[user339870] • Niveau 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Seth Zimmerman_ Craig Varnell
Seth Zimmerman_ Craig Varnell

Craig Varnell raised to 360,000 from the button and Seth Zimmerman called from the big blind.

The flop came {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Zimmerman checked. Varnell bet 250,000, Zimmerman check-raised all in for 1,270,000, Varnell folded, and Zimmerman took down the first pot of heads-up play.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 9,900,000 -600,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 2,200,000 600,000

Tags: Craig VarnellSeth Zimmerman

Play Begins

mnuwwarah • Niveau 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante

The tournament supervisor was prepared to blind Craig Varnell off, but he stomped onto the stage just as cards were about to fly.

Omar Mehmood Eliminated in 3rd Place ($81,852)

mnuwwarah • Niveau 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Omar Mehmood
Omar Mehmood

Craig Varnell raised to 420,000 on the button and called the shove of Omar Mehmood, who jammed in the small blind for 1,120,000 with {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Varnell had {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and took the lead when {4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{q-Clubs} flopped to give him a pair of fours. The {2-Spades} brought a gutter for Mehmood but the {k-Spades} river was good for kings up and a winner for Varnell.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 10,500,000 1,300,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 1,600,000 -300,000
Omar Mehmood us
Omar Mehmood
us Eliminé

Tags: Craig VarnellOmar Mehmood

Maxime Heroux Eliminated in 4th Place ($60,190)

[user339870] • Niveau 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Maxime Heroux
Maxime Heroux

Craig Varnell raised to 420,000 from under the gun, Maxime Heroux made a pot-sized three-bet to 1,380,000 from the small blind, and Varnell called.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}, Heroux shoved, and Varnell quickly called to put him at risk.

Craig Varnell: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Maxime Heroux: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Varnell had the lead with top set but Heroux had lots of room to improve with straight and flush draws. The {K-Hearts} turn kept Varnell ahead and the {9-Diamonds} river gave him a boat to win the pot and end Heroux's deep run in this event.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 9,200,000 4,100,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 1,600,000 -300,000
Omar Mehmood us
Omar Mehmood
us 1,200,000 -300,000
Maxime Heroux ca
Maxime Heroux
ca Eliminé

Tags: Craig VarnellMaxime Heroux

Varnell Folds for 5,000 More

mnuwwarah • Niveau 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante

Craig Varnell and Seth Zimmerman saw a {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop for the minimum. Zimmerman bet 200,000 and Varnell called. On the {5-Diamonds} turn, Zimmerman checked and Varnell bet 640,000. Zimmerman shoved and Varnell asked how much it was. It appeared Zimmerman may have showed his cards early.

"If it's more than 640, I'm folding," Varnell said.

It was 5,000 more and Varnell mucked, with the dealer sweeping in {7-}{7-}{5-}{5-} from Zimmerman.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 5,100,000 -1,000,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 1,900,000 800,000

Tags: Craig VarnellSeth Zimmerman

Niveau:
32
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
0

Varnell Applying Pressure

[user339870] • Niveau 31: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Action folded around to the blinds, Craig Varnell called from the small, and Omar Mehmood checked his option.

The flop came {A-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Varnell bet 125,000. Mehmood called.

The turn brought the {J-Clubs} and Varnell bet again, 420,000 this time. After some consideration, Mehmood called.

The {7-Clubs} fell on the river and Varnell announced a pot-sized bet for 1,290,000. Mehmood went into the tank for just under half a minute before he ultimately folded and the dealer pushed the pot Varnell's way.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 6,100,000 600,000
Maxime Heroux ca
Maxime Heroux
ca 3,400,000 700,000
Omar Mehmood us
Omar Mehmood
us 1,500,000 -1,200,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 1,100,000 -100,000

Tags: Craig VarnellOmar Mehmood