Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Prize Pool $1,069,250
Players 470


Level 28
Limiti 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

McHugh Freerolling

[user38873] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Stud Hi-Low

Christopher McHugh was just at risk of elimination but essentially freerolled on sixth after his low could not be beaten anymore by John Kabbaj. Thomas Keller was in the same hand as well but ended up folding on fifth after fourth provided a three bet to 120,000 that all three called. Kabbaj checked fifth, McHugh bet 80,000, Keller folded and the Brit put McHugh all in.

Keller: {x-}{x-} / {3-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} fold
Kabbaj: {A-Spades}{4-Hearts} / Ad9s6cTc] / {x-}
McHugh: {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} / {7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{A-Clubs}{10-Spades} / {7-Diamonds}

McHugh had the low pot guaranteed already but a five would have given him the scoop.

Kabbaj Extends Chip Lead

• Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Stud Hi-Low

John Kabbaj brought it in with the {2-Hearts} and Thomas Keller completed with the {6-Diamonds}. Kabbaj then raised to 80,000, Keller called, and it was off to fourth street. Keller proceeded to call a bet and then did the same on fifth. Kabbaj then checked sixth but called when Keller bet. Both players checked seventh.

Kabbaj: {2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} / {7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Keller: {x-}{x-} / {6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts} / {x-}

Kabbaj had two pair and a 7-5-3-2-A low, which was good enough to scoop as Keller mucked his cards.

John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb 2,340,000 535,000
Thomas Keller us
Thomas Keller
us 760,000 -450,000
Christopher McHugh us
Christopher McHugh
us 425,000 50,000

Tagovi: John KabbajThomas Keller

McHugh Caught In Crossfire

[user38873] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Both John Kabbaj and Thomas Keller increase the action and Christopher McHugh barely gets involved in the hands anymore. Just then we did see a bigger hand in omaha when McHugh min-raised to 80,000 from the button. Kabbaj called in the big blind and then fired 40,000 on the {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} flop and 80,000 on the {7-Spades} turn.

McHugh called both bets and the 80,000 after the {6-Clubs} river as well. McHugh showed {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and won the low pot, Kabbaj took the hi pot with {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}.

Christopher McHugh us
Christopher McHugh
us 375,000 -125,000

Kabbaj vs. McHugh

• Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Omaha Hi-Low

Thomas Keller opened for 80,000 on the button and received calls from John Kabbaj and Christopher McHugh in the small and big blinds respectively. That led to a flop of {7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}, which all three checked. When the dealer burned and turned the {3-Diamonds}, Kabbaj checked, McHugh bet 80,000, and Keller folded.

Kabbaj made the call and then bet the {2-Diamonds} river. McHugh folded.

John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb 1,805,000 165,000
Christopher McHugh us
Christopher McHugh
us 500,000 -165,000

Tagovi: Thomas KellerChristopher McHughJohn Kabbaj

John Kabbaj At a Glance

[user38873] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
John Kabbaj
John Kabbaj

Most people from the United States will likely not recall the name John Kabbaj from somewhere but the Brit boasts more than 2.5 million in live cashes according to his Hendon Mob profile.

In 2004, Kabbaj finished 2nd in a $ 3,000 No-Limit Hold'em and he does have another three final tables at the WSOP with the oldest one dating back to the year 1999. Especially Pot Limit Omaha seems to be his specialty with many scores listing that specific poker type and Kabbaj finished runner-up in a $ 2,500 Pot Limit Omaha/Hold'em. Adding to his diversity, he also cashed in the $ 50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E. in 2009 as well.

Two out of his four cashes in Las Vegas five years ago were final table appearances. This does include a golden bracelet in the $ 10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em for a payday of $ 633,335. Furthermore, he cashed in the £ 10,000 + 350 No Limit Hold'em - World Championship Event of the WSOPE the very same year, too.

Tagovi: John Kabbaj


One Hour Dinner Break

• Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante

The final three players are now on their scheduled one-hour dinner break.

Terrence Hastoo Eliminated in 4th Place ($75,713)

• Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 7,000 ante
Terrence Hastoo - 4th Place
Terrence Hastoo - 4th Place

Omaha Hi-Low

Action folded to Terrence Hastoo in the small blind and he raised to 60,000. John Kabbaj was in the big and made it 90,000 to go, and then Hastoo four-bet all in for about 10,000 more. Kabbaj called and the cards were tabled.

Hastoo: {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}
Kabbaj: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts}

"If I'm going out this is the hand to do it," Hastoo told his rail. Indeed, he held a quality starting hand, but the {j-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts} flop was far from ideal; in fact, it have Kabbaj a huge lead with two pair. The {7-Diamonds} turn gave Kabbaj a low draw, and Kabbaj didn't like it.

"High card one time," Kabbaj said. The dealer obliged and put out the {9-Clubs}. Hastoo missed and was sent to the payout desk in fourth place to collect $75,713.

Terrence Hastoo us
Terrence Hastoo
us Out

Tagovi: Terrence HastooJohn Kabbaj