$10k Pot-Limit Omaha - We Have A Champ!
Vitaly Lunkin had a chip lead of 9-1 at one point against Matt Graham. Somehow, just fifteen minutes later, the title was in Graham's hands.
The hand that got Graham to a 9-1 deficit was a doozy. Lunkin made it 300,000 to go and Graham re-potted it. Lunkin shoved and Graham called.
Graham turned over Q♠ Q♥ 8♠ 7♥ while Lunkin only had A♣ K♣ 5♠ 3♦.
Graham was ahead, but not by much. This is PLO! The dealer rapped the table and turned over the A♦ 2♣ 4♣!
Lunkin had not only flopped a wheel, but he also had the nut flush redraw. Graham needed to hit a running full house or straight if he was to do it.
The turn was the 2♦ which gave Graham a chance at a full house but the river was the 6♦ to give Lunkin the 8.25 million pot and leaving Graham with just 600,000.
After a ridiculous string of double ups, Graham had chipped his way back up to the point that both players were nearly even.
Enough so that after the conclusion of the hand it was unclear who had won.
Lunkin limped from the button and Graham checked. On a flop of 6♦ 4♥ T♦, Graham checkraised Lunkin.
It was 480,000 to go for Lunkin and he called. On the 9♠ Graham fired out 1.1 million. Lunkin moved all in and was snap called.
Graham turned over T♣ T♥ 6♣ 5♠ while Lunkin tabled K♦ J♠ 9♦ 2♦. Lunkin had a flush draw and a gutshot against Matt's set of tens. The river was a glorious (for Graham) brick.
The floor counted down the chips before announcing that it was over and Graham had just won the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship.
Vitaly will take home $419,832 for his effort while Graham won $679,379.
And so the day ends. Tomorrow there will be more tournaments and more bracelet winners. Make sure to check back starting at high noon to see what the day brings!
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