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Lee Watkinson is the Champion

Lee Watkinson wins the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament. In the final hand Mike Guttman moved all-in when the flop showed 5 4 3. Watkinson called. Guttman showed J J T 8, and Watkinson flipped over A Q 6 5. Guttman was in the lead with a pair of jacks but the 7 on the turn gave Watkinson a 7 high straight and victory in the tournament. He win his first golden bracelet and $655,746.
Mike Guttman gets $360,659 in prize money.
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gm_matthew 2014-01-04 09:32:27

Raising here is not great against a regular, at least if he has the sense to fold every once in a while. If he had KQ for instance, he would have to be afraid of sets and AQ which have him crushed.

Against a fish however, I'm raising here all day.

Bobby 2014-01-03 06:55:39

Don't you think by raising your screaming I have AQ...

To call 67 OOP is not likely,
flush - OK..

I think calling and let him fire the turn.. gets you more equity and if he's and aggressive reg - that would make sense..

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Lee Watkinson Regains Control

Lee Watkinson has won a succession of hands with post-flop bets and is now back in control of the heads-up match against Mike Guttman. Updated chip counts:

Lee Watkinson $1,430,000
Mike Guttman $750,000

The players are currently on a 15 minute break.
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New Chip Counts

Lee Watkinson $1,180,000

Mike Guttman $1,000,000
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Pulling Even

The chip stacks have just about evened out after Mke Guttman doubled up through Lee Watkinson. They were both all-in before the flop but after the cards were dealt Guttman had made a flush and doubled up.
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Heads Up!

Mark Dickstein has been eliminated in third place and will receive $184,428. Dickstein was low on chips and moved all-in preflop. He was called by Watkinson and after the community cards were dealt, Watkinson had made the nut flush, busting Dickstein.
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New Chip Counts

Lee Watkinson $1,510,000

Mark Dickstein $385,000

Mike Guttman $295,000
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It's Down to Three

Rafi Amit, the defending champion in this event, has been busted out in fourth place. Lee Watkinson started the action in this hand with a pre-flop raise to $70,000 and Amit came over the top to make it $150,000 to go. The flop fell K 10 9 and Amit moved all-in. Watkinson makes the call and showed the K Q J 2 making him the nut straight. Amit held the K 10 9 8 giving him two pair. Watkinson's straight held up through the river and Amit was eliminated, the fourth place prize is $143,444.
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Play has Begun

The dinner break is over and the players are back. Their appetites for food may be satisfied but all four remaining players are still hungry for the win here tonight.

The new chip counts are:

Lee Watkinson $990,000

Rafi Amit $520,000

Mark Dickstein $360,000

Mike Guttman $293,000
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Habib busts out

Only two hands after tripling up, Hasan Habib has busted out. Habib ran into last year's winner Rafi Amit who ended up winning with two-pair - Kings and Tens.
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Hasan triples up

Hasan Habib not only survived a three-way all-in with Mark Dickstein and Mike Guttman he actually triples up with a full house Aces full of Queens. Habib was severely crippled and went all-in with his meager $26,000. He now has over $100,000 and is off life support for now.
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Lee on fire

Lee Watkinson has been playing very strong for the last several hands, stealing blinds and pots whenever he can. He has just won five consecutive pots. Hasan Habib better watch out, he only has $55,000 left.
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Nick Gibson eliminated

Nick Gibson went all-in versus Rafi Amit and ended up the loser. Gibson showed Q J J T while Amit showed 2 J K A. The flop came up K 9 6 giving Amit the higher pair. Fate was kind to Amit as he also turned A for two pair. The river was a 4, which was no help to Gibson who ended up 6th eliminated.
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From first to gone

Although Jani Vilmunen was chip leader for a period of time he has, indeed, been eliminated. It was a tough break for Vilmunen who fell to Mike Guttman's Full House (Queens full of Kings, no less).
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Another One Bites the Dust

Thomas Wahlroos goes all-in with a re-raise from the blind. Rafi Amit calls and reveals A Q-Td-9. Meanwhile Wahlroos shows K T 8 4. The board gives up T 7 4 Q 5 to the dismay of Wahlroos. Amit wins the pot with the higher two-pair and gives Wahlroos the boot. Wahlroos walks away with $61,476 in prize money and finishes in eighth place.
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Three-way all-in ends with Rafi Amit tripling up!

From an initial raise by Rafi Amit, Thomas Wahlroos called all-in to which Jani Vilmunen and Amit called. It was an exciting finish for the three-way all-in as Amit got two pair on the river.
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The Final Hand Spells Doom for Mickey!

The first hand of the final table is dealt. Mickey Appleman starts the action right away by going all-in and Jani Vilmunen calls. The flop comes revealing 9 3 6. Jani shows J-J-6-3 and Mickey has 9-8-8-7. At this point Jani has the higher two-pair so Mickey is drawing for either a straight or a flush to take the pot and stay in the game. The turn comes with a 4 followed by a 2 on the river. Neither of which will help Mickey who is eliminated in ninth place on the very first hand of the final game. Mickey walks away with $40,984 in prize money.
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Final tabe of Pot-Limit Omaha begins

The final nine are sitting down and getting ready to decide who will be the last one standing. The table looks like this: 1. Jani Vilmunen - $485,000 (seat 1)
2. Hasan Habib - $349,000 (seat 6)
3. Mike Guttman - $283,000 (seat 4)
4. Lee Watkinson - $276,000 (seat 8)
5. Mark Dickstein - $212,000 (seat 2)
6. Nick Gibson - $207,000 (seat 9)
7. Thomas Wahlroos - $168,000 (seat 5)
8. Mickey Appleman - $102,000 (seat 3)
9. Rafi Amit - $99,000 (seat 7)
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Event Name Event 16, Pot-Limit Omaha
Venue Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date 9 July 2006
Final Day 11 July 2006
Buy In $10,000
Entrants 218
Prize Pool $2,049,200
First Prize $655,746
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 25/25
Level 2 0 25/50
Level 3 0 50/100
Level 4 0 75/150
Level 5 0 100/200
Level 6 0 150/300
Level 7 0 200/400
Level 8 0 300/600
Level 9 0 400/800
Level 10 0 600/1200
Level 11 0 1000/2000
Level 12 0 1500/3000
Level 13 0 2000/4000
Level 14 0 3000/6000
Level 15 0 4000/8000
Level 16 0 6000/12000
Level 17 0 8000/16000
Level 18 0 10000/20000
Level 19 0 15000/30000
Level 20 0 20000/40000

Lee Watkinson
wins
$655,746

Event 16, Pot-Limit Omaha

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Lee Watkinson $655,746
2. Michael Guttman $360,659
3. Mark Dickstein $184,428
4. Rafi Amit $143,444
5. Hasan Habib $122,952
6. Nicholas Gibson $102,460
7. Jani Vilmunen $81,984
8. Thomas Wahlroos $61,476
9. Mickey Appleman $40,984
10. Ben Roberts $24,590