WSOP Event #18: Kravchenko busts in 16th for $26,921

wsop2009_thn.gifThere's a lot of early action in the final day of the $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi-Low, and Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko is on the receiving end.

Within 30 minutes of the final 17 sitting down to battle for the final table, we lost Toto Leonidas, and then Kravchenko in 16th place, cashing for $26,921. He had A♠6♣3♣4♣ but could not outrun the A♣J♣2♥8♥ of Sam Khouiss. Both made a flush, but Khouiss' had the nuts when the board ran 8♦K♣2♣9♠8♣.

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Alex Kravchenko

Things had not been going too well for Daniel Negreanu, either, having to make a big fold with aces in his hand, leaving him perilously short with just 45,000. But he then shot up again to 125,000, just over his day's starting stack.

Moments later he was up to 170,000, scooping a straight against Kravchenko's nemesis, Khouiss.

Here are the latest chip counts with 14 players left:

John Monnette, 1,246,000
Ben Boyd, 663,000
Sam Khouiss, 620,000
Scott Clements, 477,000
Greg Jamison, 422,000
Yueqi Zhu, 366,000
Tom Koral, 342,000
Daniel Alaei, 297,000
Ville Wahlbeck, 231,000
Jacobo Fernandez, 218,000
Daniel Negreanu, Team PokerStars Pro, 170,000
Cameron McKinley, 151,000
Annie Duke, 133,000
Ted Lawson, 110,000

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