It takes more than a couple of raises to get deep stacks all in preflop in Pot-Limit Omaha. But that was briefly overlooked late on Day 2 of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, and the resulting chaos is the subject of today’s Photo By the Numbers.
Check out the full reporting of the hand, or keep reading for the bare bones version.
With about 65 players remaining, there were five preflop limpers in front of Nikolai Yakovenko, who raised from the big blind.
The first three limpers called, and then Shaun Deeb moved all in from the button with a short stack.
The small blind folded, and Yakovenko reraised the pot -- but much less than his entire stack.
The next two players folded, and Abe Mosseri -- who also had a bigger stack than the raise -- tanked for at least five minutes before he called and turned over his hand.
Deeb and Yakovenko revealed their hands too, and since the players were clearly treating it like an all-in situation, the dealer treated it that way too -- and ran the board.
Deeb flopped a set of jacks and rivered a spade flush to win the main pot and triple up, while Mosseri's pocket aces held up against Yakovenko's pocket kings to win the larger side pot.
That's when Yakovenko pointed out that he technically wasn't all in, because it had only been a pot-size raise before the flop.
Match up the numbers on the photo and the descriptions below to get the whole story.
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