Super-high stakes Omaha cash games at World Series of Poker

Super-high stakes Omaha cash games at World Series of Poker

Friday, 3 June 2011

So far, with big fields in Event #4 ($5,000 NL) and Event #3 ($1,500 PLO8) and a 128-strong field for the inaugural $25,000 Heads-Up Championship, the aftermath of Black Friday has not hit the 2011 WSOP. However, with no online nosebleed cash games available some predicted the side action would get huge. Some were right.

Currently there is a Pot-Limit Omaha cash game running at The Rio with blinds of $500/$1,000 and a forced straddle of $2,000. It first came to public attention when Justin “BoostedJ” Smith tweeted that he was on the waiting list for the nosebleed table after busting out of the $5,000 NL.

High stakes regular Ashton Griffin then Tweeted that he had won the second-largest pot of his career in the game, getting it in on the flop in a $550,000 pot with 5678 versus AA23 on a board of 2-3-4 and holding to ship the pot worth more than most first place prize payouts at the 2011 WSOP.

The game is apparently built around Robert Willis, a multi-millionaire highway magnate from the US. Joining Willis, Griffin and Smith at the table are Patrik Antonius and Darren Kramer – the former you know but the latter you may not, he is a South African PLO player who final tabled the EPT Berlin this year. Reportedly he has been destroying nosebleed PLO games all year round.

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So far it appears that Willis is the big winner with Two Plus Two rumour mills putting him up over $1.5m in the game.

Tags: Ashton Griffin, High Stakes, Justin Smith, Robert Willis,