$5k Pot-Limit Omaha - Craziness! Austin Wins!
Stone-cold Richard Austin has won the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament and his first World Series of Poker bracelet, defeating Sorel Mizzi and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy in a bizarre three-way all-in trumped only in terms of utter strangeness by the way with which Austin conducted himself after the win.
The winning hand saw Austin limp on the button and Mizzi limped in the small blind before Josephy raised in the big blind.
Austin flat-called and Mizzi made a pot-sized re-raise to 750k. Josephy moved all-in for another 195k and Austin thought for a minute before flat-calling again.
Mizzi asked if he could re-raise and was rebuffed, so all three players saw a flop come K♣ 9♦ 3♣ with Josephy all-in.
Mizzi immediately shipped it for 680k and Austin made the call, turning up Q♥ J♠ 8♣ 5♣ for the gutshot straight draw and club flush draw.
Mizzi had A♣ A♥ 5♦ 3♦ for a pair of aces and Josephy had A♦ K♥ K♠ 8♦ for top set.
Austin could eliminate both players and win the tournament outright with any club and after the turn brought the 8♠, the river was the 7♣.
"Mizzi wins the side pot and Josephy wins the main," the announcer announced. "Wait. Austin wins both. He's the bracelet winner."
A tad anti-climactic, and Austin seemed less than excited by his victory, barely cracking a smile for the winner pictures and refusing all but a brief interview with PokerListings' Ed Sevillano.
He denied all requests for an appearance at tomorrow's bracelet ceremony and instead, clutching the "placeholder" bracelet used at all final tables and his $409,484 in prize money, made off into the night, where presumably he'll celebrate in silence.
Mizzi finishes second and earns $253,048. Joseph finishes third and takes $166,771.
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