Event 46: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better $75,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 239
Players Remaining: 6
Level 24 went mostly quiet for the remaining six players until a major confrontation broke out between Hector Salgado and Nicholas Blakiston that resulted in the former’s being left short-stacked.
Salgado opened the small blind to 90,000 and Blakiston called right next to him. The two players checked the A♦6♠2♦ flop and Salgado bet 125,000 on the 7♠ turn. Blakiston moved all-in for 435,000 total and Salgado called to put most of his stack at risk.
The A♠Q♠5♣4♦ of Blakiston was a favorite to take down the low end of the pot against the A♣Q♥8♣3♠ of Salgado. Needing a spade or two pair to ship the high, Blakiston caught the K♠ on the river to scoop and double. Salgado was left with 30,000 and has chipped up to 150,000 since then.
Right after doubling up, Blakiston sent a double to Frankie O’Dell, putting him back down to 350,000 with O’Dell now up to 965,000.
With the blinds set to go up once again, the action should keep at a fast pace.