Abe Mosseri brought it in with a showing and Ivey completed with the . Paul Sokoloff then raised it up with a and Ivey made the call, while the rest of the table was out of the way.
|Sokoloff: / (FOLDED)|
On fourth street, Ivey led with a bet and Sokoloff called. Fifth street saw Ivey lead again, but this time Sokoloff folded and sent the pot to Ivey.
John Monnette opened the action with a raise from under the gun. Mori Eskandani called a couple of spots to his left and Phil Hellmuth called out of the big blind. The flop would see Hellmuth lead and Monnette call. Eskandani also called and a was dealt on the turn. This time the play would be checked to Eskandani and he would be. Hellmuth called and Monnette got out of the way as a was the last card to hit the felt.
On the river, Hellmuth check-raised a bet from Eskandani and a call would see the two players turn their hands over.
It was the full house for Hellmuth and the nut-low for Eskandani as they split up the pot.
Here is how a couple of small Omaha Eight-or-Better hands played out during these early stages of nine-handed play.
From middle position, Phil Hellmuth raised. Matt Waxman made the call from the big blind and the flop came down . Waxman checked and Hellmuth bet. Waxman folded and Hellmuth won the pot.
Action folded to Dan Kelly in the cutoff seat and he raised. Phil Ivey made the call from the small blind and the flop came down paired with the . Ivey bet out and Kelly called.
The turn put trips on the board with the . Both players checked. They also both checked when the landed on the river.
Kelly opened the for the trip tens on board plus ace-king high. Ivey mucked and Kelly won the pot.
From middle position, Mori Eskandani raised. Action folded to David "Bakes" Baker in the big blind and he reraised. Eskandani called.
The flop came down and Baker led with a bet. Eskandani called and the turn was the . Baker fired again and this time Eskandani gave it up.
A few hands later, Eskandani was in the big blind and called a raise made by John Monnette on the button to see the flop. Eskandani checked and Monnette bet. Eskandani folded and has now dropped to under 200,000 in chips.
|5||David "Bakes" Baker|
Brandon Shack-Harris has just been eliminated shortly after the break. It was during a hand of Omaha Eight-or-Better and it was against Phil Ivey.
Shak-Harris got the remainder of his short-stack in on a flop showing and this is how the cards looked at this point.
Shack-Harris flopped the full-house, but the on the turn gave Ivey a better full house and with no qualifying low to show for, the river changed nothing and Shack-Harris was sent home in 10th place. With that, we head to our unofficial final table.
Phil Ivey raised in first position, and the action folded to John Monnette who defended his big blind. The dealer fanned , and Monnette led out. Ivey called.
The turn was the , and Monnette slowed down, check-calling a bet. The completed the board, and Monnette check-called one more bet. Ivey tabled for a set of queens and the second-nut low, and scooped the pot.
From the cutoff seat, Dan Kelly raised. Matt Waxman called from the big blind and the flop came down . Waxman checked and Kelly bet. Waxman raised and then Kelly made it three bets. Waxman folded and Kelly took the pot.
|Winner||David "Bakes" Baker|
|Blinds||0 / 0|
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