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Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11

Event 11: $550 PokerPro Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Day 1 completed

Congratulations to Eugene Portlen; Event 11: $550 PokerPro Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Champion ($9,765 AUD)

Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11
Eugene Portlen is an example of that old poker adage a chip and a chair. Down to just 375 chips in the early stage Portlen got a little lucky and found some good spots to put his chips.

He not only survived, but thrived, so much so that after the sixty-second and final elimination of the day, he would be the one man left standing.

Portlen was a very happy winner, and told us early in the day that he expected good things having rebounded from 375 chips. He was right.

The event itself is a credit to Crown for trying to add variety to the tournament schedule and not just throwing in a Hold'em loaded roster of tournaments.

We hope you enjoyed the coverage of the $550 PokerPro event. We still have coverage of the Main Event and some updates from the High Stakes Cash Game action to keep you going tonight.

Tomorrow it's Main Event Day 1C from around midday Australian Eastern (GMT+11) and the $550 PokerPro Stud Hi/Lo tournament in the afternoon.

Thanks for joining us and goodnight.

Hassan Kamel Eliminated in 2nd Place ($6,615)

Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11
On the final hand of heads up play Hassan Kamel moved in with {k-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs} having only two hands earlier dropped a large pot leaving himself in an incredible hole.

Portlen squeezed his hole cards on the monitor before letting Kamel know, "I have a big hand, a big, big hand". Portlen made the call with {A-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Spades}{A-Clubs}.

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{j-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Spades} to make Portlen and crown him champion of Event 11: $550 PokerPro Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo.

Heads Up Chip Counts

Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11
Hassan Kamel - 622,000
Eugene Portlen - 573,000

Dave Morton Eliminated in 3rd Place ($5,040 AUD)

Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11
Dave Morton was just eliminated by Hassan Kamel, to go out in third place. Morton had been hoping to make the low with his combination of {A-?}{2-?}, but there was no low and Kamel made a flush to take the pot and make things pretty even going into heads up play.

Morton will go home with $5,040 AUD for his efforts.

Kerry Stead Eliminated in 4th Place ($3,780 AUD)

Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11
Kerry Stead got his chips with {A-Spades}{5-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and ran into Eugene Portlen's {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}.

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{k-Clubs} to make Portlen a straight and send Stead out.

Dean Francis Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,363 AUD)

Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11
Dean Francis has become the latest elimination moving in with {5-?}{8-?}{A-?}{j-?} and was called by Dave Morton's {3-?}{10-?}{7-?}{4-?}.

Morton would make a flush and then scoop the low as well to send Francis to the rail.

Simon Taylor Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,732 AUD)

Posted 2010-01-26 GMT+11
Simon Taylor is the latest elimination. He ran into trip aces of Eugene Portlen.

Taylor earns $1,732 AUD for his efforts.

Martin Copeland Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,260 AUD)

Posted 2010-01-25 GMT+11
Martin Copeland has been eliminated. He shipped it in preflop and took four calls.

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades}. All the players checked it down and Hassan Kamel showed {A-?}{k-?}{3-?}{6-?} good to take it down.

Copeland mucked and earns $1,260 AUD for his efforts.

Richard Pietrykowski Eliminated in 8th Place ($945 AUD)

Posted 2010-01-25 GMT+11
Richard Pietrykowski became the first player eliminated from the final table after pushing with {k-?}{7-?}{8-?}{2-?} double suited and being called by {A-?}{a-?}{j-?}{6-?}.

The board ran out {4-?}{3-?}{9-?}{j-?}{J-?} to ship the pot to Pietrykowski's opponent and send him to the rail.
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