WSOP $10,000 PL Omaha - Rush To The Finish
Now that Lacay is out of the tournament, there is a lot more room in the stands. The final table area was filled with Lacay supporters, and now there are plenty of seats available for spectators.
Mattila's Luck Runs Out
Over the course of several hands, Ville Mattila had taken beats and was able to double up a few times to take Miguel Prouix in the chip count. However, it all came to a head when Mattila sought to butt heads with Daniel Alaei.
Mattila potted from the button, and Daniel Alaei repotted. If Mattila made the call, he would only have a small amount of chips left, so it was a decision for his tournament life. He ended up making his all in move, and Alaei called.
Mattila: A♥ K♦ 7♦ 2♣
Alaei: K♠ K♥ 6♥ 2♦
The flop came A♠ J♣ 6♣ which put Mattila ahead. When the K♣ came on the turn it was a massive one outer for Alaei to pull back into the lead. The river was the T♠ which stamped the win on Alaei's hand.
Mattila was eliminated in 3rd place and took home $354,218.
The Last Stand
After Mattila was knocked out the player talked about taking a 20 minute break. At some point in the conversation they must have decided to forego the break since Alaei had such a massive lead over Proulx.
As they played on, Alaei and Proulx saw a T♠ 9♥ 5♣ flop. Proulx checked and Alaei bet 250,000. Proulx made the call. The turn was the 2♣ prompting a check from Proulx. Alaei potted for 900,000, and Proulx moved all in for a little bit more. It was an easy call for Alaei.
Alaei: 7♠ 6♣ 5♠ 5♥
Proulx: A♣ K♥ T♥ 2♥
The J♥ on the river wasn't the card Proulx needed in order to stay alive, so he becomes our 2nd place finisher. He will take home an impressive $482,625 for his diligent play in this event.
Bracelet Number Three
After missing all the fire works on this 4th of July, Daniel Alaei has created some fire works of his own. This win marks his third bracelet win, and he will be taking home $780,599 for his amazing play in this event.
When we asked Alaei what he thought his chances were going into the final table, he said that he thought he had a good chance to win it from the start.
"I ended having a bad couple of levels and lost two thirds of my chips," said Alaei, "but then I got back up to a million. Whenever you have 20-30% of the chips in play you have a really good chance of winning it. So when I got up to 5 million I knew I had a good chance."
This was a fantastic win for a very talented young player. Alaei plans on playing the Main Event, so if you are interested in getting more updates about Alaei's future wins be sure to come back to PokerListings.com for more live coverage.
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