Event 46: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better $75,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 239
Players Remaining: 3
Raouf Malek hung around the final table for what felt like forever as he kicked his short stack down the road and collected pay jumps along the way. Malek rode his beater of a stack all the way to fourth place before Veerachai Vongxaiburana put an end to his tournament life.
Malek was all-in preflop for 175,000 with A♦Q♦5♠3♥ against the A♠J♥10♦9♠ of Vongxaiburana heading into the flop. The 10♠8♥5♣ flop gave both players a pair and Malek pulled ahead on the 5♥ turn. Needing to fade a seven, a queen or a ten, Malek had his worst fear confirmed when the 10♥ river peeled to give Vongxaiburana the pot.
Malek takes home over $10,000 and Vongxaiburana is up to 2,150,000.