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


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Griffin Quartered in Huge Pot

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Gavin Griffin raised to 50,000 and Ashly Butler called from the big blind. The flop came down {7-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Butler check-raised the 25,000 bet to 50,000. Griffin called. The turn was the {9-Clubs} and Butler bet 50,000. Griffin called once more.

On the river, the {9-Clubs}, Butler bet 50,000 and Griffin made it 100,000. Butler tanked for just a few seconds and made it 150,000. Griffin snap-called and both hands got tabled. Butler showed {A-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{9-Spades} against Griffin's {A-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. Both players had the nut low but Butler took down the high with a full house.

Chip Counts
Ashly Butler 795,000 95,000 pos
Gavin Griffin 760,000 -190,000 neg

Griffin Back on Top

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Triple Crown winner Gavin Griffin had found his stride at the final table, he just raked a big pot and is closing in on the one million mark.

Rasmussen raised to 50,000, Davis three-bet to 75,000 and Griffin called in position. Rasmussen also added the extra chips and the flop brought out {7-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. The action got checked to Griffin who bet 25,000. Both his opponents called and the turn was the {J-Diamonds}. All three players checked and the river was the {Q-Clubs}. It was checked to Griffin who bet 50,000 and that got his opponents to fold.

Chip Counts
Gavin Griffin 950,000 290,000 pos
Raymond Davis 385,000
Thayer Rasmussen 214,000 -66,000 neg

Boo for Boonie

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Raymond Davis continues to be very active and his stack is swinging accordingly.

The action folded around to him in the small blind and he put in a raise. Michael "Boonie" Kleist defended his big blind to see a {2-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Diamonds} flop where he called another bet.

The turn was {k-Hearts} and Davis led again. Call. The last card to be seen was {5-Clubs} and Davis fired one more bullet. Boonie called but mucked upon seeing Davis' {a-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{j-Spades} for the rivered wheel straight.

Chip Counts
Raymond Davis 385,000 -65,000 neg
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 320,000 -190,000 neg

Jolly and Rasmussen Chop Tapscott's Money

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Bryan Jolly limped from the under the gun+2 position and Herbert Tapscott called from the button. Thayer Rasmussen had the option in the big blind and decided to raise making it 50,000 to go. Both players called and the flop showed {3-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Rasmussen bet 25,000, Jolly called and Tapscott raised making it 50,000. Both players called giving us three-way turn action.

On the turn, the {J-Hearts}, all three players checked. The river was the {A-Spades} and Rasmussen lead out for 50,000. Jolly tanked for a bit and called after which Tapscott folded his hand.

Rasmussen turned over {A-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a pair of aces and he used his deuce-four to make a low. Jolly showed {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for two pair aces and jacks to take down the high portion of the pot.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 440,000 -85,000 neg
Bryan Jolly 405,000 87,000 pos
Thayer Rasmussen 280,000 75,000 pos

Bryan Not so Jolly After Runner-Runner Defeat

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Can Kim Hua had made a big leap forward after coming from behind to defeat Bryan Jolly.

Jolly opened from the button and called when Hua three-bet from the big blind. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Hua check-called Jolly's bet.

The turn was {7-Diamonds} and Hua check-raised his opponent. Jolly called, and also called another bet on the {a-Diamonds} river.

Hua opened {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} for a back-door flush and the nut low.
Jolly opened {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and wasn't happy about how the board ran out.

Chip Counts
Can Kim Hua 710,000 240,000 pos
Bryan Jolly 318,000 -340,000 neg

Griffin Takes One Down

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Can Kim Hua started off the action with a raise to 50,000 from the under the gun position and he got three callers. Butler, Davis and Griffin all got involved and the flop showed {5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. All four players checked after which the turn brought out the {K-Spades}.

On the turn it was Griffin who took the betting lead from the big blind throwing out 50,000. He got called by Davis giving us heads up action on the river. The river was the {3-Hearts} and both players checked. "Two pair," Griffin announced after which he turned over {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Spades} for eights and fives. Davis wasn't able to beat that hand and Griffin picked up a nice pot at this final table. We are still with nine players.

Chip Counts
Gavin Griffin 660,000 144,000 pos
Can Kim Hua 470,000 65,000 pos
Raymond Davis 450,000 -105,000 neg

Rasmussen Slips Further

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Thayer Rasmussen is not having the best time of it so far at the final table. Raymond Davis took a pot off him to dent his stack even more.

Davis raised from under the gun and Ashly Butler and Rasmussen called from the blinds. The flop fell {6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and both players called Davis' c-bet.

The turn came {5-Diamonds} and Rasmussen led for 50,000 and was only called by Davis. The river was {6-Hearts} and both players checked. Rasmussen mucked upon seeing Davis' {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for trip sixes.

Chip Counts
Raymond Davis 555,000 165,000 pos
Thayer Rasmussen 205,000 -170,000 neg

Davis and Butler Active Early On

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Ashly Butler raised to 50,000 and Raymond Davis decided to make the call. The flop came down {J-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn was the {K-Diamonds} and Butler bet 50,000. Davis called and the river brought out the {10-Spades}. Both players checked and Butler showed {A-}{K-}{X-}{X-} to take down the pot.

The next hand Davis won won some back. Thayer Rasmussen raised to 50,000 from the hijack and Davis three-bet him from the cutoff to 75,000. The flop came down {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts} and Rasmussen check-called 25,000. The turn was the {A-Diamonds} and Rasmussen check-folded to Davis' 50,000 chip bet.

The very next hand both Butler and Davis got involved again. Butler made it 50,000 from middle position and Davis three-bet him to 75,000 from the hijack. Butler called and the flop brought out {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was the {A-Diamonds} and it got checked again. On the river the {7-Hearts} showed up and Butler bet 50,000. Davis called right away and had to muck when Butler showed his {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for the nut full house. Butler couldn't have started this final table off better while Davis is having massive swings.

Chip Counts
Ashly Butler 700,000 295,000 pos
Raymond Davis 390,000 -135,000 neg
Thayer Rasmussen 375,000 -85,000 neg

Let's Even Up These Stacks

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Herbert Tapscott and Raymond Davis both have the same chips after the former scooped on the latter after sucking out.

Davis opened from early position and Tapscott was the only caller to an {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop.

Tapscott led for 25,000, was raised to 50,000, put in a three-bet to 75,000, and called when Davis four-bet to 100,000. Both players checked the [3] turn before Davis called a 50,000 bet on the {9-Hearts} river.

Tapscott opened {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for a flush. Davis showed {a-}{a-}{x-}{x-} and folded unhappily.

Chip Counts
Raymond Davis 525,000 -175,000 neg
Herbert Tapscott 525,000 -54,000 neg
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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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