Event 6: Four Card Fun

$240 Omaha High/Low
Limits: 50/100

Today’s first new event of the 2014 Coco Poker Open is a special one for a lot of players. Instead of the standard No Limit Hold’em tournament, this time around it’s Limit Omaha/8. Split pot fun for limit amounts.

The $240 buy-in Event 6 already has a nice field before cards are in the air and it’s expected to be a interesting field of young guns and old school rocks. The start off with 8,000 stacks with 40-minute levels and players can register or re-enter until the start of the Level 4.

Cards are just about to hit the felt for an entertaining event.

Event 5: Play Concludes For Day

$250 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty
Blinds: 1.5K/3K Ante: 500

With the elimination of Michael Larkin play has concluded for the day. The remaining nine players will return at 1 p.m. later today to play down to a winner. Steven Bennett is the current chip leader with 187,000 in chips.

SeatNameChip Count
1Man Le114,800
2Lee Klosty43,000
3Steven Bennett187,000
4Paula Alibrandi41,500
5Paul Steiner59,500
6David Greeley88,000
7Richard Kessler154,000
8Linroy Freeman53,500
9Andres Morales35,500


Event 5: 10th Place – Michael Larkin ($248)

$250 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty
Blinds: 1.5K/3K Ante: 500

Richard Kessler opened for 10,000 and it was folded to Michael Larkin who moved all in for 64,500. The action got back to Kessler who after a few moments in the tank decided to make the call with AhKd. The pause in calling was with good reason as Larkin did indeed have a monster… AcAs.

The flop came Jh8h3h and Larkin astutely pointed out “you have the Ah” to Kessler. Perhaps he should have kept quiet as the turn would be the 8s but the river would be the 6h to give Kessler the flush. Larkin slammed his hand down on the table, a bit frustrated, but regained his composure and shook Kessler’s hand while saying “hey good luck” and then added to the rest of the table “good night everyone.”

Kessler is eliminated in 10th place for $248.

Michael Larkin - 10th Place ($248)
Michael Larkin – 10th Place ($248)

Event 5: 11th Place – Heidi Erickson ($248)

$250 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty
Blinds: 1.2K/2.4K Ante: 400

Steven Bennett opened for 12,400 total and Heidi Erickson moved all in for 28,700. David Gelley thought for a moment before counting out a stack of chips and moving them into the middle while saying “I call.”

A visibly frustrated Bennett asked “how much you have behind” and Gelley responded “80ish” to which Bennett responded “I’m supposed to ship it. I’m so confused” before announcing that he too was calling. There was 90K in the pot and the three saw a flop of KdJh8s and Bennett and Gelley both checked. The turn was the 6c and Bennett moved all in leading to a rather quick fold from Gelley.

Bennett turned over 6h6s for a turned set of sixes and Erickson said “I’m drawing dead” as she turned over Ac7d. The river was the Kc and Erickson was eliminated in 11th place for $240.

Heidi Erickson - 11th Place ($240)
Heidi Erickson – 11th Place ($240)

Event 5: Break/Chip Counts

$250 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty
Blinds: 1K/2K Ante: 300

Players are just returning from a 10-minute break. Seating assignments and chip counts are as follows:

TableSeatNameChip Count
71Richard Kessler93,000
72Paula Alibrandi39,900
73Paul Steiner79,800
74Andres Morales42,900
78Linroy Freeman65,200
79Michael Larkin14,800
TableSeatNameChip Count
82Jerome Neloms18,400
83Louis Leo IV22,400
84David Gelley113,400
85Lee Klosty35,600
86Steven Bennett150,500
87Man Le68,500
89Heidi Erickson40,600