We've still got three players here in the PLO event final table but the chip counts have really changed in the last hour. It's now a lot closer than before, with a couple of huge hands that have completely changed the table dynamic.
Flipping For Fun!
Stanley Statkiewicz raises from the button, Vanessa Selbst calls from the big blind. The flop came 8♣ 7♦ 3♦, Selbst checked, Statkiewicz bet the pot and Selbst set him in, Statkiewicz calling with A♦ T♦ A♥ 8♥ for the overpair and the diamond draw.
Selbst showed 8♠ 7♠ 6♠ 5♠ for top two with a straight draw, despite being behind, Stanley was still a marginal favourite. The turn was the 9♠, which made the straight, but also gave Statkiewicz a better straight draw, with any jack or six also good now. The river was the T♦, making his flush and thusly doubling him up.
"We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat..."
On an A♣ 2♦ 2♥ 3♠ 6♥ board, James Pickering checks/calls every street before check/raising Vanessa Selbst $100,000 bet on the river all-in to $294,000. She agonizes for about a minute before making the call, only to be shown A♦ A♣ Q♦ Q♥. She mucks, confessing she had a smaller boat, but thinking she should've passed to such a bet on the river.
On a 8♣ 5♠ 3♠ 3♣ Stanley Statkiewicz puts in a helft check/raise, taking Vanessa Selbst off the pot, he shows Q-J-9-9 with clubs for the pot, and more importantly, the chip lead.
Chip Counts Courtesy of www.wsop.com
| Stanley Statkiewicz||$848,000 |
| James Pickering||$770,000|
| Vanessa Selbst||$710,000|