Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low

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Players 480
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Día 3 completado

Jeff Madsen Takes Event #31 for Fourth Bracelet

Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen burst onto the poker consciousness at the 2006 World Series of Poker, winning two bracelets and more than $1.3 million en route Player of the Year honors at the tender age of 21. Madsen has since proven he is no flash in the pan, and he claimed his fourth bracelet by winning Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low.

He topped a field of 480 runners and took $301,413 in prize money, but Madsen said the money is secondary to him.

“I think the competition has always been more important to me,” he said. “Money is a part of poker, obviously, but I like tournaments for the thrill of competition, and bracelets and cashes show the record of your career. I'm just fortunate to be in this spot.”

Madsen had to contend with an unofficial final table that included Rami Boukai[ (third place), John O'Shea (sixth), David “ODB” Baker (eighth), and Mike Gracz (10th). Heads up, Madsen faced off with Frenchman Jean Marc Thomas, with Madsen beginning play up almost 2-1 on Thomas, which he increased to a 5-1 lead eventually.

However, Thomas was able to double up twice to give Madsen a sweat, the second one coming when he got a set of jacks in on a {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} flop against Madsen's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and hit runner aces to make a boat. Madsen was finally able to end things with a preflop all in holding {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} against {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts} when he flopped trip sixes and held against the nut low draw.

1Jeff MadsenLos Angeles, CA$301,413
2Jean Marc ThomasFrance$186,548
3Rami BoukaiSan Diego, CA$123,976
4Richard TuckerCharlotte, NC$92,003
5Sun KwakHicksville, NY$69,044
6Josh O'SheaChurchtown, Ireland$52,324
7Huarong MaPalatine, IL$40,006
8David “ODB” BakerKaty, TX$30,883
9Spencer ChenWest Hollywood, CA$23,941
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
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