$5,000 PLO Hi/Lo - Shak Sacked, Bell Rings!
It seemed like only a matter of time and now, it's official. Chris Bell wins!
After overcoming a big chip deficit, it seemed like Bell had the momentum and the wind had been taken out of Dan Shak's sails.
On the last hand, Shak got all in on the turn with a useless nut flush. We say useless because Bell already had a full house. Shak could suck out and make a low to retrieve half the pot but instead the river was the 9♣ - just one pip too many to qualify for a low.
Bell's full house did the trick and the pot and the bracelet were shipped to him.
Both of these players have over $2 million in tournament cashes, but neither had a bracelet, until now. Chris Bell is our 2010 World Series of Poker $5,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Split winner! He gets $327,040 plus one of the 49 bracelets that will be handed out at this year's series.
On the other hand, we have Dan Shak who must feel like he had the win snatched from him. Heart breakingly close, all he gets is $202,140. Boo-hoo.
We're going to bed right now but please make sure to come back in six short hours when the Tournament of Champions reconvenes at noon PST.
With so many names and so much prestige on the line, it's a tournament that will go down in history!
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