Event 46: Short Stacks Staying Alive

Event 46: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better $75,000 Guarantee

Level 25
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Total Entrants: 239
Players Remaining: 6

The short-stacked players at the Event 46 final table have done a reasonable job of keeping their tournament lives intact with Hector Salgado and Nicholas Blakiston both winning all-ins to remain in.

Salgado took down an all-in against Blakiston when his A♠27♣5♣ held against Blakiston’s K♠96♠3♠ on a A♣J♣8♣7♠10♠ board to double up to 400,000.

Blakiston was then short himself and won against Veerachai Vongxaiburana to stay alive. Blakiston held 87♣6♣3 against Vongxaiburana’s A♠Q♣10♣6 and the J♣84♣KK♣ board gave him a pair, which was enough to double to 300,000. Vongxaiburana fell to 860,000 with the hit.

For good measure, Blakiston took a big Frankie O’Dell to get back to a reasonable chip stack. O’Dell and Blakiston got their chips in on a 107♠56 board with Blakiston holding the A♣8♠43 to O’Dell’s Q54♠3♠. The 6♣ river gave Blakiston the pot to get back to 750,000. O’Dell is now playing 450,000.

Raouf Malek is the new short stack with just 240,000.

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