Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Dani:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 1036

Level

Level 31
Limiti 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 0

Big Wheel McNeil Rolls Back to $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Final Table

[user38338] • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Calen McNeil
Calen McNeil

On the one hand, it seemed unlikely. Down to less than four big bets to start Day 2 of this event, it didn't appear as though Calen "Big Wheel" McNeil would be around for long yesterday, let alone make it to today's final table with one of the bigger stacks among the final nine. But he's made it, and thus the defense of his $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low title from a year ago continues.

Then again, knowing McNeil's even-keeled approach to the game, the comeback perhaps seems less surprising.

A few months back McNeil sat down with Josh Cahlik for an extended interview for Learn.PokerNews in which McNeil focused on the topic of keeping one's ego in check at the tables. In the interview McNeil conveys some worthwhile advice about being confident without letting ego get the best of you at the table. He also has some good things to say about conveying respect to others at the table, including sharing a wonderful story about a World Series of Poker Circuit event he played this year in which he finished runner-up to a recreational player — and couldn't have been happier for the fellow who won.

Check out what McNeil had to say in "Professional Opinions: Checking Ego at the Door with Calen McNeil."

Tagovi: Calen McNeilLearn.PokerNews

Official Final Table (pun)

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
SeatNameChipcount
1Jim Bucci277,000
2Adam Coats557,000
3Alex Luneau912,000
4Nick Kost193,000
5Calen McNeil799,000
6Greg Raymer82,000
7Kal Raichura1,029,000
8Konstantin Puchkov409,000
9Steve Chanthabouasy407,000
Kal Raichura ca
Kal Raichura
ca 1,029,000 329,000
Alex Luneau
Alex Luneau
912,000 -3,000
Calen McNeil ca
Calen McNeil
ca 799,000 39,000
Adam Coats us
Adam Coats
us 557,000 -23,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 409,000 -1,000
Steve Chanthabouasy us
Steve Chanthabouasy
us 407,000 -24,000
Jim Bucci us
Jim Bucci
us 277,000 47,000
Nick Kost us
Nick Kost
us 193,000 -7,000
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 82,000 -23,000

Pročitaj sve

Michael Stewart Eliminated in 10th Place ($15,972)

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Jim Bucci limped in early position, Michael Stewart raised leaving himself 13,000 behind. Steve Chanthabouasy called and then Bucci three-bet it. Stewart called and was all in and Chanthabouasy called as well.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Chanthabouasy check-called a bet from Bucci. He did the same on the {7-Spades} turn. On the {2-Clubs} river he would check-raise Bucci's bet and Bucci would call. The hands were turned over as Stewart started to sing "some guys have all the luck":

Chanthabouasy: {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} — a six-high straight
Bucci: {A-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} — the nut low

Stewart's {A-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} caught neither end of the pot and he was eliminated. He smiled and said to the rest of the table "I know you all enjoyed playing with me. Old man gone."

Michael Stewart US
Michael Stewart
US Out

Tagovi: Michael Stewart

Puchkov Scoops Luneau

[user249920] • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

Konstantin Puchkov defended his big blind from an Alex Luneau raise, and he check-called the {j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop. On the {3-Clubs} turn, both players checked, and the {10-Hearts} hit the river. Puchkov bet, and Luneau thought briefly before calling.

Puchkov showed {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}{a-Hearts} for the nut low with aces, and that was a scooper.

Alex Luneau
Alex Luneau
915,000 125,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 410,000 163,000

Tagovi: Alex LuneauKonstantin Puchkov

PokerNews Podcast Episode #222: National Doughnut Day feat. Bryan Campanello

[user101598] • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Bryan Campanello
Bryan Campanello

Jason, Donnie, and Rich celebrate National Doughnut Day and talk about final table railing, vuvuzelas, the recent bracelet winners, and more. They are then joined by RunGood Team Pro and WSOP bracelet winner Bryan Campanello to talk Texas high school football, grinding the live circuit, and more.

You can subscribe to the entire iBus Media Network on iTunes here, or you can access the RSS feed here. The PokerNews family of podcasts is now available on Stitcher.

Tagovi: Bryan CampanelloPokerNews PodcastWSOP

Redraw

[user249920] • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

With the elimination of Joe Phaphon, players are redrawing for the unofficial final table.

Joe Phaphon Eliminated in 11th Place ($15,972)

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Joe Phaphon
Joe Phaphon

Joe Phaphon limped in and Alex Luneau raised. It was folded back to Phaphon and he made the call. The flop came {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Phaphon check-called a bet from Luneau. The turn was the {A-Hearts} and Phaphon check-called again - this was enough to set him all in.

Luneau {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Phaphon {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

Phaphon needed any card less than an 8 to split the pot but it was the {K-Clubs} and that would be the end of his tournament.

Joe Phaphon US
Joe Phaphon
US Out

Tagovi: Alex LuneauJoe Phaphon

Gary Benson Eliminated in 12th Place ($15,972)

[user249920] • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Gary Benson - 12th Place
Gary Benson - 12th Place

Gary Benson was all in from the big blind, and Adam Coats and Alex Luneau were playing a small side pot. Luneau bet the {7-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop and check-called the {10-Spades} turn. A {9-Diamonds} paired the board, and both active players checked.

Coats showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts} for tens and nines. Luneau and Benson turned over identical {a-}{2-}{6-}{3-} for bricked lows, and Coats scooped.

Adam Coats us
Adam Coats
us 580,000 375,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au Out

Tagovi: Adam CoatsAlex LuneauGary Benson

Bucci "Gettin' Old"

[user249920] • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

Jim Bucci checked the river in a large heads-up pot with Calen McNeil. The board read {7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades}, and McNeil checked it back.

Bucci turned over what he thought was the nut low: {a-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}.

"Son of a b****, if I didn't make a straight and I didn't even know it," he said. "Ahh, I'm gettin' old."

Bucci scooped the pot.

Calen McNeil ca
Calen McNeil
ca 760,000 260,000
Jim Bucci us
Jim Bucci
us 230,000 -20,000

Tagovi: Calen McNeilJim Bucci

Maria Ho Eliminated in 13th Place ($12,811)

• Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Maria Ho was in the big blind with less than two blinds left in her stack. Her rail (which included Vanessa Selbst and Tiffany Michelle) started chanting "Walk! Walk! Walk!" as the rest of the table folded. It got to Konstantin Puchkov in the small blind who decided to play the villain by raising it up. "Boooooo," said several members of Ho's rail. Ho made the call.

Maria Ho {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Puchkov {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

The board would run out {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs} to give Puchkov the pot. She stood up and said "good luck everyone" and then walked over to Puchkov and said "I hate to tell you this but nobody likes you right now" before adding "just kidding."

We're now down to 12 players.

Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us Out

Tagovi: Konstantin PuchkovMaria Ho