28/09/2003

Pot Limit Omaha, You Know the Rules!

Ross Boatman

Four Queens Poker Classic, Las Vegas
$500 Pot Limit Omaha
Report by Ross on Sunday, 28 September 2003 at 9:28 pm

I took an early bath today when my aces were cracked by…aces! It was all in before the flop and the other guy made a flush. Never mind there was a small consolation the rest of the boys all made the final. It was a short field today but probably the toughest do far. The big boys have arrived. Scotty Nguyen, Mike Sexton and An Tran to name but a few. They were all at Barny’s table but that didn’t hinder my big brother who turned $1000 into $11,000 in the first two hours. He clashed with Scotty in a huge pot. They both had aces and all the chips went in on the flop when Scotty check raised Barny. Barny flopped the nut flush draw and paired one of his other cards. Free-rolling with 14 outs Barny was unlucky to split the pot. Meanwhile Joe put in a fine performance with a short stack, which was no easy task, as he was on the small blind when Ram was on the big.

Like I said they all made the final but they were only paying five spots. Needless to say the boys didn’t let me down. Five left and they were all still there. If there were any doubts about how hard we play together they would be put to rest now as Ram knocked out Barny and then Joe. Three left Scotty, ‘Walking’ Bob and Ram ‘CrazyHorse’ Vaswani. We couldn’t expect Ram to do all the work and after delivering Scotty a fatal blow Bob finished him off.

The final two played cat and mouse for what seemed like an age but Bob was no match for the Horse. Ram found aces double suited re-raising Bob before the flop and when they both flopped a flush draw the mouse was caught in the trap.

Result of $500 Pot Limit Omaha 30 Entries 45 Rebuys 15 Add-Ons
1st Ram ‘CrazyHorse’ Vaswani (Hendon) $19,860
2nd Bob Walker (Las Vegas) $11,035
3rd Scotty Nguyen (Henderson, Nevada) $6.620
4th Joe The Elegance’ Beevers (Hendon) $4,415
5th Barmy Barny Boatman (Hendon) $2,205
6th Paul Sherr (Phoenix, Arizona) Bubble