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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better


Last Level of the Day

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6 • Level 31

The initial idea of playing down to a winner just got changed. We are playing one last level, and if there's not a winner by the end of it, we will return tomorrow to play it out.

Level 31 started


Official Break Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 2,490,000 -660,000 neg
Gavin Griffin 1,865,000 615,000 pos

Short Break Marks the End of the Level

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6 • Level 30

A 20-minute break was announced, but the players negotiated that down to ten minutes.

Griffin Bluff Picked Off

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Herbert Tapscott
Herbert Tapscott

Gavin Griffin was caught bluffing on the river of a {j-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} board.

Herbert Tapscott checked to him and called the 160,000-chip bet. "Ten-high. Nice call," said Griffin when he saw his opponent's {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for a flush.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 3,150,000 2,968,000 pos
Gavin Griffin 1,250,000 904,000 pos

Down to a Winner

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6 • Level 30

Whatever happens we are going to play down to a winner tonight. That is the information we just got from the tournament director. The limits are huge and it could all be over in a matter of hands, but with the current pace it could also still take a couple of levels.

Griffin Regains Ground

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6

Griffin limped from the button and Tapscott raised. Griffin followed with the quick call and the flop brought out {3-Spades}{9-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. Tapscott bet 80,000 and Griffin made the call. The turn was the {Q-Diamonds} and Tapscott bet 160,000, Griffin called again. On the river {K-Hearts} showed up and Tapscott checked. Griffin bet 160,000 and Tapscott called saying, "Nice catch", and Griffin showed {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Spades} for the nut straight. Tapscott had {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and mucked his top set.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 2,700,000 -600,000 neg
Gavin Griffin 1,700,000 600,000 pos

Frustrated Griffin Can't Win a Pot

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Gavin Griffin
Gavin Griffin

Gavin Griffin threw his cards into the muck on the river prompting one of his railers to shout, "Shake it off, Gavin."

Griffin had limp-called a raise from Herbert Tapscott to head to a {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop. Tapscott led for 80,000. Call. The turn came {10-Spades} and Griffin called an 160,000 bet before both checked the {9-Hearts} river.

Tapscott opened up {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and scooped.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 3,500,000 3,318,000 pos
Gavin Griffin 900,000 554,000 pos

Chip Count Update

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 3,426,000 175,000 pos
Gavin Griffin 925,000 -175,000 neg

Tapscott Can't Lose

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Herbert Tapscott
Herbert Tapscott

Herbert Tapscott is on top of things as he just won another important pot. Tapscott raised to 160,000 from the button and Griffin called. The flop came down {K-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Griffin check-called 80,000. The turn was the {8-Spades} and Griffin checked again after which Tapscott bet 160,000. Griffin decided to raise making it 320,000 and Tapscott called.

The river was the {3-Diamonds} and Griffin bet 160,000. Tapscott called and Griffin showed {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for trip eights with a nine but his kicker was beat by Tapscott who showed {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{J-Clubs}. Tapscott increased his lead and is looking very strong at the moment.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 3,251,000 3,069,000 pos
Gavin Griffin 1,100,000 754,000 pos
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Winner Herbert Tapscott
Winning Hand ♣Q♠10♠7♥4
Prize 264,400

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

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