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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

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Cassidy Stays on Top

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Joe Cassidy
Joe Cassidy

The very next update could've very well been about Scotty Nguyen taking the chip lead, but Joe Cassidy just pulled in a big pot putting him far in front again.

From the button Joe Cassidy raised and Scotty Nguyen defended his big blind. The flop came down {A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Nguyen check-raised, Cassidy called.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and Nguyen bet 160,000, Cassidy called. The river was the {Q-Diamonds} and now it was Nguyen who check-called.

Cassidy turned over {Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. He had two pair for the high and used his ace-seven in order to take down the low.

Chip Counts
Joe Cassidy 2,775,000 640,000 pos
Scotty Nguyen 1,070,000 -640,000 neg

Scotty Reaches New High

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

We just saw the first pre flop three-bet of the match, and at the end of the hand we noted Scotty Nguyen's biggest chip stack since the start of the day.

Nguyen raised from the button after which Joe Cassidy made a re-raise. Nguyen called and the flop came down {3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Cassidy bet, Nguyen raised and Cassidy called.

The turn was the {Q-Clubs} and Cassidy check-called. The river was the {6-Clubs} and Cassidy checked to Nguyen once more. Nguyen threw out a 160,000 chip bet and Cassidy folded {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} face up.

Chip Counts
Joe Cassidy 2,135,000 -560,000 neg
Scotty Nguyen 1,710,000 560,000 pos

Here We Go!

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 30

The cards are back in the air.

Level 30 started

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

Level:
30
Limits:
80000/160000
Ante:
0

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Joe Cassidy 2,695,000 80,000 pos
Scotty Nguyen 1,150,000 -80,000 neg

Short Break

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 29

We are at the end of this level, and both players have agreed on a short five-minute break.

Cassidy Needed This

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

After starting today with a big chip lead, Joe Cassidy probably couldn't help himself thinking about on what wrist to put his gold bracelet.

These thoughts were knocked out of him pretty quickly as Scotty Nguyen mounted a serious comeback. We just saw Cassidy win a decent pot, and this probably gives him a bit more confidence in winning this one.

Cassidy raised from the button and Nguyen defended his big blind. The flop came down {2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. Nguyen check-raised Cassidy's bet and the call was made.

The turn was the {A-Spades} and both players checked. The river was the {3-Spades} and Nguyen check-called a 120,000 chip bet.

Cassidy turned over {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and with a wheel he took down both parts of the pot.

Chip Counts
Joe Cassidy 2,615,000 370,000 pos
Scotty Nguyen 1,230,000 -370,000 neg

Closing in on Even

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

We're not there yet, but if Scotty Nguyen keeps this going we will be soon.

Nguyen just raised the button and Joe Cassidy called from the big blind. The flop came down {6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was the {K-Hearts} and Cassidy bet, Nguyen raised and Cassidy laid it down.

Chip Counts
Joe Cassidy 2,245,000 -220,000 neg
Scotty Nguyen 1,600,000 220,000 pos

Scotty Comes Back

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Joe and Scotty
Joe and Scotty

The match seems to go Scotty Nguyen's way in the last couple of hands, as he's now back up to 1.38 million.

Nguyen raised from the button and Joe Cassidy defended his big blind. The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was the {K-Hearts} and it got checked again.

The river was the {8-Hearts} and Cassidy bet, Nguyen raised and Cassidy called.

Nguyen showed {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and raked in the pot with a broadway straight.

Chip Counts
Joe Cassidy 2,465,000 -330,000 neg
Scotty Nguyen 1,380,000 330,000 pos

Small One For Cassidy

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

From the button Joe Cassidy raised and Scotty Nguyen defended his big blind.

The flop came down {3-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Spades} and Nguyen check-called a bet. On the turn, the {K-Diamonds}, and river, the {9-Hearts}, the hand was checked. Cassidy showed {Q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and took it down.

Chip Counts
Joe Cassidy 2,795,000 180,000 pos
Scotty Nguyen 1,050,000 -180,000 neg

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Winner

Winner Joe Cassidy
Winning Hand ♠A♦K♦5♥2
Prize 294,777

Level Info

Level 30
Limits 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 0

Players Info