Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
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Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
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Tommy Le Leads Final Five in Pursuit of his Second PLO Gold Bracelet

[user38873] • Nível 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Tommy Le
Tommy Le

The 2021 World Series of Poker is one step closer to crowning the winner of a coveted gold bracelet. Out of a field of 344 total entries, only five players remain in Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship and they have already locked up a decent portion of the $3,207,800 prize pool.

All contenders have locked up a payday of $168,689 but the eyes will be set on the gold bracelet and top prize of $746,477 that comes along with it. Best positioned to claim his second gold bracelet is California's Tommy Le, who already has seven previous final tables appearances and one unofficial final table finish in WSOP PLO tournaments to his name. Le notched up the final elimination of the night when he sent Eli Elezra to the rail and bagged up 7,240,000 in chips.

Le's sole WSOP win so far came in this very event back in 2017 after he defeated a 428-entry strong field and took home the top prize of $938,732. He finished second to Josh Arieh in Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) just five days ago and now leads the final five in pursuit of more glory.

Second in chips is Russia's Artem Maksimov, who moved to the United States six years ago. Maksimov will return with a stack of 5,080,000 while casino owner Chris Sandrock is third in chips with 3,200,000. The line-up for the final day also includes Jordan Spurlin and Jeremy Ausmus, the latter of who is seeking his third WSOP gold bracelet.

Seat Assignments Final Day Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Artem MaksimovRussia5,080,000
2Tommy LeUnited States7,240,000
3Jeremy AusmusUnited States2,235,000
4Chris SandrockUnited States3,200,000
5Jordan SpurlinUnited States2,885,000

Among those to bust on the penultimate tournament day were the WSOP bracelet winners Mike Matusow, Dylan Linde, Daniel Zack, and Anderson Ireland. Arthur Morris recorded his best score on the live poker circuit and departed in seventh place.

There are 10:29 remaining at blinds of 50,000/100,000 with a big blind ante of 100,000.

The final day is scheduled to recommence at 4:00 p.m. local time on the mothership of the Amazon Room. PokerGO will be streaming the conclusion on a delay of one hour and the PokerNews updates will be published in real-time based on showdowns only.

The Action of the Day

Only 18 contenders returned to their seats at 2:00 p.m. local time and it didn't take long for the field to get whittled down to the final two tables. An early double-up through Arthur Morris propelled Tommy Le among the bigger stacks and he then knocked out Mike Matusow when he rivered the nut flush against the flopped nut straight.

Mike Krasienko ran a suited ace-king combo into the aces of Chris Sandrock and Leonid Yanovski had his aces cracked by Daniel Zack. Shortly after, Dylan Linde lost the remainder of his short stack before Zack's demise ended in 13th place. Start-of-the-day chip leader Jonathan Witz never got anything going and ultimately fell prior to the final table.

The same fate also awaited Michael Heritsch and Kyle Montgomery, who departed in the blink of an eye. Down to the final nine, Le held the lead ahead of Sandrock and was responsible for the first knockout after he sent Anderson Ireland to the rail.

What followed was a roller coaster ride for several finalists as Sandrock was involved in most of the action. Ashly Butler never recovered from an all-in contest with Morris and had to settle for 8th place before Morris' fortune ran out against Le. Jeremy Ausmus escaped from elimination and tripled up before four-time WSOP bracelet winner Eli Elezra missed a straight draw against the bottom set of Le to become the final casualty of the night.

Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Stay tuned right here on PokerNews for the conclusion of Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship.

Final Table Result and Remaining Payouts

SeatPlayerCountryPrize (in USD)
1  $746,477
2  $461,360
3  $324,800
4  $242,236
5  $168,689
6Eli ElezraIsrael$124,508
7Arthur MorrisUnited States$93,406
8Ashly ButlerUnited States$71,242

Tags: Anderson IrelandArtem MaksimovArthur MorrisAshly ButlerChris SandrockDaniel ZackDylan LindeEli ElezraJeremy AusmusJonathan WitzJordan SpurlinKyle MontgomeryLeonid YanovskiMichael HeritschMike KrasienkoMike MatusowTommy Le

Eli Elezra Eliminated in 6th Place ($124,508)

• Nível 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Chris Sandrock limped in middle position, Tommy Le called from the small blind, and Eli Elezra checked his big blind.

On the {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop, Elezra bet 400,000, Sandrock folded, and Le raised the pot which would be enough to put Elezra all-in.

Elezra quickly made that call to put his tournament life at risk.

Eli Elezra: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Tommy Le: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}

Le had the best made hand with a set of threes, but Elezra had a world of outs with a flush draw and an open-ended straight draw.

The runout however of the {2-Spades} and {7-Spades} missed Elezra completely, and the Poker Hall of Fame nominee was eliminated in 6th place.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il Eliminado

Tags: Chris SandrockEli ElezraTommy Le

Le Raises the Stakes

• Nível 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Tommy Le and Chris Sandrock called the big blind and Jordan Spurlin checked to see the {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop. Sandrock bet 250,000 and got a call from Le after Spurlin folded. Sandrock bet the {6-Clubs} turn for 600,000 only to be faced with a pot-sized raise from Le for 2,600,000 chips. Sandrock slid his cards to the dealer and Le raked in the chips.

Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 5,400,000 900,000
Chris Sandrock us
Chris Sandrock
us 2,750,000 -800,000

Tags: Tommy LeJordan SpurlinChris Sandrock

Triple Up for Ausmus

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Jeremy Ausmus
Jeremy Ausmus

After winning a small pot off Tommy Le, Chris Sandrock limped in from under the gun and Jordan Spurlin did so from one seat over. Eli Elezra completed out of the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus checked his option in the big blind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Elezra checked for Ausmus to bet the pot for 500,000 with 95,000 behind.

Sandrock called and Spurlin then asked the floor if the action would be locked if Elezra would go all-in. Since Elezra only had 995,000 behind and was one chip off a full raise, it was capped. Spurlin then called and Elezra jokingly said "I would have raised" before tossing his cards into the muck.

The {3-Clubs} on the turn was checked by Ausmus and Sandrock bet 600,000. Spurlin tank-called and Ausmus called all-in. The {q-Hearts} river was checked and Ausmus rolled over the {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for the nut full house. Sandrock had a flush with the {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} but earned none of the side pot as Spurlin's {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} had made the nut flush.

Elezra mentioned in table chat that he had folded a queen after all was done and dusted.

Chris Sandrock us
Chris Sandrock
us 3,550,000 -1,225,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 3,335,000 -90,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 2,285,000 1,035,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 995,000 -330,000

Tags: Chris SandrockEli ElezraJeremy AusmusJordan SpurlinTommy Le

Maksimov Shows Spurlin the Key Card

• Nível 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Artem Maksimov
Artem Maksimov

Jordan Spurlin limped his small blind, then called a raise to 275,000 from Artem Maksimov in the big blind.

Both players checked the {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{k-Spades} flop, then on the {7-Diamonds} turn, Spurlin led out for 500,000. Maksimov called.

Spurlin then checked the {a-Diamonds} river and Maksimov put out a bet of 800,000, which Spurlin folded to.

As the pot was pushed toward him, Maksimov showed Spurlin the {k-Diamonds}, suggesting he could have made the nut flush. But then again, this is Pot-Limit Omaha. Maybe he made it, maybe he didn't.

Artem Maksimov RU
Artem Maksimov
RU 5,025,000 -25,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 3,425,000 -945,000

Tags: Artem MaksimovJordan Spurlin

Le Finds a Flush

• Nível 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Chris Sandrock and Tommy Le called and Eli Elezra checked in the big blind to see a {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop. Elezra took the betting lead for 125,000 and both players called ahead of the {j-Hearts} turn. Sandrock bet 300,000 and Le called while Elezra folded, and both remaining players checked the {2-Diamonds} river. Le revealed {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a flush to regain some chips at Sandrock's expense.

Chris Sandrock us
Chris Sandrock
us 4,775,000 -525,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 4,500,000 800,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,325,000 -245,000

Elezra Wins One; Ausmus Gets Shorter

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Eli Elezra raised the button to 300,000 and Chris Sandrock defended the big blind. On a flop of {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, Sandrock checked and Elezra bet the pot for 750,000 with very few chips behind.

"I couldn't sleep well if I did that to you, well maybe I could," Sandrock grinned and tossed his cards into the muck with a big smile on the face.

Tommy Le then limped in and Jeremy Ausmus raised the pot to 450,000 on the button.

"The same," Sandrock said and repotted. Le quickly folded, Ausmus checked his remaining chips and folded as well to get shown pocket aces by Sandrock.

Chris Sandrock us
Chris Sandrock
us 5,300,000 625,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 3,700,000 -125,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 1,570,000 -50,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 1,250,000 -395,000

Tags: Chris SandrockEli ElezraJeremy AusmusTommy Le

Maksimov Finds the Upgrade

• Nível 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

A recent big pot between Tommy Le and Artem Maksimov ended in an intersting fashion.

Maksimov raised to 250,000 from the button and got called by Le in the small blind and Eli Elezra in the big blind.

On the {8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop, Le led out for 300,000, Elezra folded, and Maksimov called.

The turn came with the {q-Spades} and this time Le checked to Maksimov, who put out a 650,000 chip bet. Le thought for a minute then called.

The river brought the {4-Clubs}, and both players checked.

Maksimov said to Le, "You win, I think", but Le didn't seem so sure.

Maksimov hesitantly rolled over {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for a small full house, fours full of eights. It was plenty good though, as Le pitched his cards into the muck.

"There it is, the upgrade to the seven-four" commented Chris Sandrock, who recently won a big pot against Jeremy Ausmus with fours full of sevens.

Artem Maksimov RU
Artem Maksimov
RU 5,050,000 2,070,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 3,825,000 -1,250,000

Tags: Artem MaksimovChris SandrockEli ElezraJeremy AusmusTommy Le