WSOP Event #40: Greenstein cut in half

wsop2009_thn.gifWhen he sat down a short while ago to begin day three of the WSOP $10K Pot Limit Omaha World Championship, Barry Greenstein was in confident mood.

He had a good stack of chips with just 25 players left, and was looking to make the moves that can quickly propel you to the top of the leaderboard in this game of big swings.


Bear with a sore head: Barry Greenstein

Things don't always work out the way you want, however, and Greenstein's stack has headed south - just cut in half when he doubled up David Williams. "I was probably a two to one favorite when the money went in," he lamented.

Team PokerStars Pro Greenstein had opened with a raise from late position, then called when Williams re-popped. The flop came [10h]2♠4♥ and Greenstein wasted no time in pushing a pile pink 5,000 chips in the middle, enough to set Williams all in. No mucking about... call!

Williams turned over a pair of kings, while Greenstein had A♥J♥9♣[10c] for the nut flush draw, and a made pair of tens meaning any heart, any ten, any nine, jack or ace would have bagged the pot. The turn was 8♠, adding possible straights to Greenstein's outs, but the river bricked the 6♠ and a monster 400,000+ pot went Williams' way, leaving a somewhat disappointed Team Pro with 180,000.

That's Omaha, folks!

We're already down to 19 players. Hold tight, this could be a brutal day.


Good luck to Team PokerStars Holland Pro Lex Veldhuis, who made if through his first-round match of the $5,000 NL Shootout, and is about to begin round two.