Event 16, Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better - Live Updates

Day 3 Live Updates

06/11/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16: Forrest Chopped As Brown Wins!

Andrew Brown
Mr. Brown

Andrew Brown overcame a big chip deficit and manage to defeat five-time bracelet winner Ted Forrest to capture his first bracelet himself at his very first WSOP.

In a topsy-turvy match, Brown managed to take control and put Ted Forrest all-in a couple of times before Forrest made a comeback and briefly recaptured the lead.

Brown, though, redoubled his efforts, and his aggressive style led to a couple of scoops that earned him the first place.

Pechac Dismissed!

Jim Pechac goes out in third when his Q Q 8 5 is up against Brown's J 3 6 4. A board of K 4 5 6 J leaves neither player with a low, but Brown's jacks and sixes are good for the high, and thus, the total pot.

Quad Me Baby!

The two players see a K 9 9 flop heads-up; Brown bets, with Forrest calling. The same pattern occurs on the 6 and 9#s river. Brown shows K 9 5 4 for quads. With this pot Brown drew virtually level in the chip stakes.

Forrest Reduced to a Thicket

Ted Forrest called a button raise and then led out on the J 8 3; Brown called, then bet the 5 turn when Forrest checked. The latter opted for a call before check/raising the 2 river and being called. Forrest proudly showed his A 4 3 T for the wheel, but then Brown declared, "I have three quarters."

Forrest looked shocked: "You have three quarters???"

Brown showed A 2 4 6 for the wheel also, but with a six-high straight. The five-time bracelet winner was reduced to less than half a million.

Forrest Gumped!

Forrest and Brown see a 9 J A flop; Forrest bets and Brown calls. On the 8, the same action is repeated. The river is the 2. Forrest moves in his last $85,000 and Brown calls again.

Forrest: A 4 Q 7

Brown: J 2 4 5

Brown's jacks and deuces are good for the high, while his A-2-4-5-8 also takes the high and the title!!

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Average Stack
$2,212,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
06/11/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - Three-Handed!

We're down to three players in the $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8-Or-Better and here's how it all played out:

Hooshmand Zada'd (5th)!

Ted Forrest raises and Kia Hooshmand moves all-in for his last $45,000. Forrest makes the call and shows A T 7 2 to his adversary's A 9 8 2. The board comes A J 4 4 T and Forrest takes the pot to send Hooshmand to the rail in fifth place for $58,877.

Shamseddin Crippled!

Forrest limps-in from under the gun and Jim Pechac and Soheil Shamseddin join the party in the blinds. The flop comes 9 6 5 and Pechac checks to Shamseddin, who bets out. Forrest lays it down and Pechac stays around for the turn, which is the K. Pechac bets out and Shamseddin flat-calls. The river is the 6 and both players check.

Pechac shows A K T 4 for the ace-high flush while Shamseddin has 7 5 4 2 and could not make a low. He's crippled on the play.

Shamseddin Busto (4th)!

Shamseddin raises preflop and is called by Andrew Brown and Pechac. The flop comes K 5 5 and the action checks to Shamseddin, who bets his last $5,000. Brown and Pechac both call and the turn is the 2, prompting a bet from Brown and a fold from Pechac.

Brown turns up 9 6 2 2 for the boat while Shamseddin has A Q 8 6 and is drawing to the low for the split. The river is the J, however, and Shamseddin is thus eliminated in fourth place. He'll take home $71,691 for his time.

Chip Counts!

Here are the chip counts for the final triumvirate, courtesy www.worldseriesofpoker.com:

Ted Forrest $1,775,000
Andrew Brown
$280,000
Jim Pechac
$175,000

 

 

 

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Average Stack
$737,333
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/11/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - Famous Five!

Two more players have busted in the $2,000 Omaha Hi/Lo event, leaving us with just five left. Ted Forrest is in dominating position now, whilst it looks as though the other players are going to be vying for second place at the moment.

Scott Clements
Clements with an almost non scary stare...

Scott Pleads For Clemency

Scott Clements raises preflop, Ted Forrest re-raises whilst Brown calls. The two-time bracelet winner puts the last of his chips in the middle with the other two calling. The board comes out 4-5-J-Q-5, and Clements mucks while Brown wins the hand showing A-K-Q-5 for fives full of queens. Scott Clements goes out in 7th place.

Sauce Battle: Perry Perry Defeated By Brown

Ralph Perry moved his last few chips in and was called by Andrew Brown, Soheil Shamseddin and Ted Forrest. Brown fired every step of the way of the 7 K 9 4 2 with Shamseddin calling every step of the way. Brown flipped 7 7 3 2 to scoop and Perry was eliminated.

Forrest Holds The Kia

Kia Hooshmand pushed all-in over the top of Ted Forrest's raise, the latter making the call with A-2-7-T, Kia showing A-2-8-9, the board ran out 4-A-J-4-T with a high two pair for Forrest meaning we're down to four

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Average Stack
$442,400
Players Left
5
Tables Left
1
06/10/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - Ted Forrest Gunning For Number Six!

After a ninety minute dinner break, play is just about to restart in the $2,000 Omaha Hi/Lo event, led by Ted Forrest. Ted is gunning for his first bracelet since 2004 but still has six other players to get through. The question though at the moment is, can one of the other players stop him?

Ted Forrest
The favourite with seven left.

 

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Average Stack
$316,000
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
06/10/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - Magnificent Seven

Just seven players remain in the Omaha Hi/Lo split event with Ted Forrest leading the way. Will this be the year when he picks up his next bracelet or can one of the other players like Scott Clements thwart his challenge?

Ensico Eighth

Allan Ensico goes out in 8th winning $28,684 after getting all-in preflop with Scott Clements and Ted Forrest calling. The board came Q-2-3-8-K, Clements showed A-4 for the low whilst Forrest took the high with trip kings, Ensico mucked and hit the rail.

Ted Forrest
Forrest experiening chip growth!

Forrest Doesn't Chop

Ted Forrest moves up to around $700,000 in chips after he took a pot from the other big stack, Andrew Brown. The board was showing K 9 4 A A, and Forrest showed J 5 5 2, which was enough for the complete scoop.

Time For Din-Dins!

Players are now going on a 90 minute dinner break, they'll restart at 10.30pm.

Chip Counts courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Ted Forrest
$775,000
Andrew Brown
$480,000
Soheil Shamseddin
$300,000
Kia Hooshmand
$220,000
Ralph Perry
$170,000
Jim Pechac
$160,000
Scott Clements
$120,000
Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Average Stack
$316,000
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
06/10/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - After Eight

We're now down to just eight players in the hunt for the Omaha eight or better bracelet. Andrew Brown has a stranglehold on the chip lead and has no plans on giving it up. In the meanitme we've said goodbye to Gobboby.

Grove Coconutted (10th)

Lee Grove goes out tenth with Andrew Brown and Jim Pechac splitting up the chips left in his short stack by making the lo and hi hands. Grove did not find the final board to his liking but the $13,587 for 10th should soften the blow.

Grove's elimination paves the way for the official final table of nine to begin!

Fricke Fracked (9th)

Jimmy Fricke is our 9th place finisher and will cash $21,135 after being put all in pre flop by Andrew Brown.

Jimmy Fricke
Gobboboy gobbled.

Brown's 9 6 4 3 was a nice looked double suited low hand while Fricke's A K Q 6 was in the pre flop lead for the high. The J 9 7 6 3 board never hit Fricke, but Brown made enough to send Gobboboy to the rail.

Here's the chip counts for the remining eight according to WorldSeriesOfPoker.com:

Andrew Brown $525,000
Soheil Shamseddin
$460,000
Ralph Perry
$280,000
Ted Forrest
$240,000
Scott Clements
$217,000
Kia Hooshmand
$215,000
Jim Pechac
$210,000
Allan Enciso
$50,000

 

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Average Stack
$276,500
Players Left
8
Tables Left
1
06/10/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - The Final 10

We are down to a final table of ten now that Ralph Rudd has gone out. Rudd opened from the cutoff for $20k then called when Andrew Brown put him in for his last $1k.

Brown had the A 7 5 4 versus Rudd's A A 8 K, but when the K 8 10 6 3 board finished Brown had a flush and eight low for the scoop.

Here's the seating assignments and chip counts courtesy of WorldSeriesOfPoker.com:

1. Ralph Perry
$345,000
2.
Andrew Brown
$400,000
3.
Scott Clements
$160,000
4.
Lee Grove
$37,000
5.
Jim Pechac
$240,000
6.
Jimmy Fricke
$50,000
7.
Soheil Shamseddin
$350,000
8.
Ted Forrest
$270,000
9.
Kia Hooshmand
$165,000
10.
Allan Enciso
$155,000
Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Average Stack
$221,200
Players Left
10
Tables Left
1
06/10/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease

Thsi last level has sen a flurry of exits as we are down to just eleven hopefulls in the hunt for WSOP Gold and a wad of greenbacks. They started with 18 but at this rate we'll crowna champ before long.

Seeya Sohayegh (16th)

Michael Sohayegh lost the last of his chips in a four way limped pot. After the 10 4 3 flop Andrew Brown bet, Jim Pechac and Sohayegh made his final call.

The action is checked down the rest of the way as the K turn and 5 river fall.

In the end, Pechac's A Q J 2 is good for the wheel and Sohayegh is sent to the cage to collect $8,554.

Richburg Poor (15th)

Ted Forrest made quick work of James Richburg making a wheel to scoop up all his chips.

Ted Forrest
The wheels of the bus go...

Richburg goes home with $11,071 for 15th and at least he can say he got beat by the nuts.

Aronesty Nested (14th)

Joe Aronesty shoved facing a Q 7 6 flop and got the call from Jimmy "Gobboboy" Fricke.

Aronesty's A 2 2 3 gave him a few possibilities against Fricke's A 8 8 6 but none of them came to fruition. He leaves with $11,071 for 14th.

Paz Dispensed (13th)

Joe Paz became or 13th place finisher when he raised a Ted Forrest limp. Forrest called and the K 9 6 flop fell. Ted then check-called a Paz shove for only $1,000 chips. Forrest had a pair, Paz had none and Ted made yet another straight to rail him.

Paz will take home $11,071 for his efforts.

Smith Smacked (12th)

Mallory Smith will cash $13,587 for 12th after shoving behind a Ralph Rudd limp.

Andrew Brown, Kia Hooshmand called before Rudd came over the top. Both players with action made the call and we were treated to the Q 10 8 flop.

All three checked before the 7 turn came and Brown bet, Hooshmand let it go but Rudd made the call. The river was the 7 and it got checked down. Smith made trip sevens but Brown had a straight. Rudd mucked and Smith left in a hurry.

Here's the updated chip counts according to WorldSeriesOfPoker.com:

Andrew Brown $330,000
Ralph Perry $330,000
Soheil Shamseddin$330,000
Allan Enciso
$280,000
Scott Clements
$220,000
Scott Clements
$210,000
Ted Forrest$190,000
Kia Hooshmand$175,000
Jim Pechac
$130,000
Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Average Stack
$201,091
Players Left
11
Tables Left
2
06/10/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 16 - The Hi's and the Lo's

Things are really rolling in the restart of the Omaha Hi/Lo. We started the day with 18 and plans to play down to one. In just the first hour of play we've lost two and counting.

Reed Run (18th)

Afgter making a raise Michael Reed got put all in by Scott Clements. He made the call turning over A Q J 8. He looked ahead of Clements' 8 2 5 3 but it was not to be.

The A Q 10 6 4 board made Scott a flush and a decent low to scoop. Reed's 18th place showing garners him $8,554.

Poels Positioned (17th)

Pat Poels will cash $8,554 for 17th after getting in a raising war with Ralph Rudd on a K K Q flop.

Patrick Poels
Poels punked.

Neither had a king, but Rudd had aces with A A J 10 and was well ahead of Poels' A Q 5 4

The board finished 10 and 8 taking Poels with it.

Here's the top nine chip counts according to WorldSeriesOfPoker.com:

Andrew Brown $340,000
Ted Forrest  $275,000
Ralph Rudd
$260,000
Ralph Perry
$235,000
Soheil Shamseddin
$220,000
Scott Clements
$210,000
Allan Enciso
$180,000
Lee Grove
$130,000
Mallory Smith
$125,000

 

Level
18
Blinds
3000/6000
Average Stack
$138,250
Players Left
16
Tables Left
2

Event Information

Event Name
Event 16, Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better
Venue
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2008-06-08
Final Day
2008-06-10
Buy In
$2,000
Entrants
553
Prize Pool
$1,006,460
First Prize
$226,448

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Andrew Brown $226,483
2 Ted Forrest $143,421
3 Jim Pechac $88,065
4 Soheil Shamseddin $71,962
5 Kia Hooshmand $58,878

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