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Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7

Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
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Nick Kost Wins Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low ($283,275)

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 31
Nick Kost - 1st Place
Nick Kost - 1st Place

Twenty-six began the day and one remains: Nick Kost has taken down Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low here at the 2014 World Series of Poker. He'll claim $283,275 in prize money, as well as a priceless WSOP gold bracelet.

It took a smidge over 10 levels, but on the very first hand of Level 11, Kost busted runner-up Kal Raichura in a three-bet pot by rivering a flush in a pot where neither qualified for a low.

Kost also had to overcome a stiff challenge from defending champion Calen "Big Wheel" McNeil, whose title defense was about as worthy as they come before being halted in fourth place. Former Main Event champion Greg Raymer also put together a final table run, but he busted in seventh. Bracelet winners Chris Tryba and Frankie O'Dell also made Day 3 appearances before falling relatively early.

Kost came in with a mere $15,815 in live cashes, but his Omaha Eight-or-Better prowess had already contributed to two of his cashes: a ninth-place finish in different Omaha Eight-Or-Better tournament and a fourth-place finish in a seven-game tournament, both at the 2011 LAPC.

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Kal Raichura Eliminated in 2nd Place ($175,300)

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 31
Kal Raichura - 2nd Place
Kal Raichura - 2nd Place

Nick Kost raised the button, and Kal Raichura three-bet. Kost called, and the flop came {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Raichura bet, Kost raised, Raichura put in three bets, and Kost made it four bets. Raichura called, then bet the {8-Clubs} turn. Kost's turn to call, and then Raichura put the last of it in blind on the {3-Diamonds} river.

Kost quickly called, standing up as he slapped {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} onto the felt for a queen-high flush.

"Nice hand," Raichura said, briefly exposing {k-}{j-}{q-}{x-} before the dealer swept it up.

Chip Counts
Kal Raichura Busted

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Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7


Break/Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 30

Kost and Raichura are taking a quick 10-minute break.

Chip Counts
Nick Kost 3,770,000 720,000 pos
Kal Raichura 880,000 -720,000 neg

Kost Hits Flush

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 30

Kal Raichura had pulled back to even but Nick Kost just took down a nice pot where he hit a flush with {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds} on a {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} board. Raichura called bets on the flop, turn, and river and would muck his hand and say "that's good" after seeing Kost's cards.

Chip Counts
Nick Kost 3,050,000 250,000 pos
Kal Raichura 1,600,000 -250,000 neg

Raichura Backdoors a Flush

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 30

Kal Raichura limped in, and Nick Kost checked. Kost check-raised the {j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop, and Raichura called. Raichura called the {8-Spades} turn and {6-Spades} river.

Kost showed {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a straight, but Raichura had flopped an identical straight with {10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} and gone runner-runner flush.

Chip Counts
Nick Kost 2,800,000 -550,000 neg
Kal Raichura 1,850,000 550,000 pos

Kost Pulling Away

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 30

Nick Kost has won a series of pots without a showdown to assume a better than 2:1 chip lead over Kal Raichura.

Chip Counts
Nick Kost 3,350,000 1,000,000 pos
Kal Raichura 1,300,000 -1,000,000 neg

All Even

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 30

Nick Kost has evened things up after taking down a good sized pot off of Kal Raichura when he check-raised a {Q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Spades} flop, was called, bet the {7-Clubs} turn and bet again. Raichura would call and then fold to Kost's bet on the {Q-Clubs} river.

Chip Counts
Nick Kost 2,350,000 950,000 pos
Kal Raichura 2,300,000 -950,000 neg

Raichura Hits the River

Posted 2014-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 30

Kal Raichura called a raise before check-raising the {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop. Nick Kost came back with a three-bet, which Raichura called. Raichura then check-called the {7-Spades} turn before both players checked the {9-Hearts} on the end.

Kost tossed {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs} into the middle for two pair, but Raichura had caught a flush with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

Chip Counts
Kal Raichura 3,250,000 320,000 pos
Nick Kost 1,400,000 -320,000 neg
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Winner Nick Kost
Winning Hand ♠A♥K♦Q♦9
Prize 283,275

Level Info

Level 31
Limits 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 0

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