Event 5: David Moreno – 3rd Place ($5,455)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 137

David Moreno
David Moreno

Hyndi Khomutetsky raised from the button, David Moreno reraised from the big blind for 280,000, and Khomutetsky called.

The flop came Kh8s5c, Moreno checked, Khomutetsky moved all in for 170,000, and Moreno called.

David Moreno:  AdAsKs7d  (pair of aces)
Hyndi Khomutetsky:  8h6s5s4d  (two pair, eights and fives)

Khomutetsky needed her hand to hold to stay alive. The turn card was the 10s, and the river card was the 7h. Moreno rivered a higher two pair, kings and sevens, but the same card gave Khomutetsky an eight-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

Hyndi Khomutetsky  –  915,000  (31 bb)
David Moreno  –  25,000  (<1 bb)

The next hand, Moreno folded his small blind, sacrificing 15,000.

David Moreno  –  10,000  (<1 sb)

The next hand, Moreno called all in from the button for 10,000, Khomutetsky completed the small blind to 30,000, and Tommy Tran checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came Ah8h2s, Khomutetsky checked, Tran bet 40,000, and Khomutetsky folded. Tran took the side pot, and he and Moreno showed their cards.

Tommy Tran:  Ad9s3s2d  (two pair, aces and deuces)
David Moreno:  JsJd9d7h  (pair of jacks)

Moreno needed to improve to stay alive, but the turn was the 4s, and the river paired the board with the 8c. Tran won the pot with two pair, aces and eights, to eliminate Moreno in third place.

David Moreno  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($5,455)