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All the high stakes action was on the Omaha tables yesterday, where Omaha specialist Ziigmund managed to pick up slightly over a quarter million dollars. There was even several heads up matches between Ziigmund and Full Tilt red pro Brian Hastings (who has proved his skills in Omaha many times before) running at the same time. Unfortunately for Hastings, Ziigmund seemed to be getting the best of him all day long.

The day didn’t start off so great for Ziigmund, as he lost a big pot to MR B 2 U SON. Ziigmund raised from early position and was called by both durrrr and MR B 2 U SON. The flop came 9s 6c 3s and the action was checked around to durrrr who bet $2850. MR B 2 U SON called and then Ziigmund reraised to almost $16k. This raise was called by both the other players and the turn was the Ah. MR B 2 U SON checked it to Ziigmund who bet just over $47k. Durrrr was already all in and could not call the bet, but MR B 2 U SON called and the river brought the 8h. MR B 2 U SON checked to Ziigmund again who pushed the rest of his stack in. MR B 2 U SON called the almost $22k bet and showed a nine high straight, which beat Ziigmund’s three aces. Durrrr mucked his hand and MR B 2 U SON picked up the $185k pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #9090205627: Table Barn (deep 6) – $200/$400 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 10:43:59 ET – 2008/11/21
Seat 1: Cole South ($20,000)
Seat 2: durrrr ($12,600)
Seat 3: Brian Hastings ($76,595)
Seat 4: MR B 2 U SON ($86,985.50)
Seat 5: rafiboy ($27,209)
Seat 6: Ziigmund ($85,949)
Brian Hastings posts the small blind of $200
MR B 2 U SON posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
rafiboy folds
Ziigmund raises to $1,400
durrrr calls $1,400
Brian Hastings folds
MR B 2 U SON calls $1,000
*** FLOP *** [9s 6c 3s]
MR B 2 U SON checks
Ziigmund checks
durrrr bets $2,850
MR B 2 U SON calls $2,850
Ziigmund raises to $15,800
durrrr calls $8,350, and is all in
MR B 2 U SON calls $12,950
*** TURN *** [9s 6c 3s] [Ah]
MR B 2 U SON has 15 seconds left to act
MR B 2 U SON has requested TIME
MR B 2 U SON checks
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund bets $47,200
MR B 2 U SON calls $47,200
*** RIVER *** [9s 6c 3s Ah] [8h]
MR B 2 U SON has 15 seconds left to act
MR B 2 U SON checks
Ziigmund bets $21,549, and is all in
MR B 2 U SON calls $21,549
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Ziigmund shows [5c Ad Kc As] three of a kind, Aces
MR B 2 U SON shows [5s 4d Jd 7c] a straight, Nine high
MR B 2 U SON wins the side pot ($146,698) with a straight, Nine high
durrrr mucks
MR B 2 U SON wins the main pot ($37,998) with a straight, Nine high
durrrr adds $20,000
Ziigmund is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $184,698 Main pot $38,000. Side pot $146,698. | Rake $2
Board: [9s 6c 3s Ah 8h]
Seat 1: Cole South is sitting out
Seat 2: durrrr (button) mucked
Seat 3: Brian Hastings (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: MR B 2 U SON (big blind) showed [5s 4d Jd 7c] and won ($184,696) with a straight, Nine high
Seat 5: rafiboy didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 6: Ziigmund showed [5c Ad Kc As] and lost with three of a kind, Aces

Shortly after that hand, Ziigmund and Brian Hastings, along with rafiboy, would get it all in preflop in a pot totaling over $210k. Ziigmund was first to raise preflop and his $1400 raise was then reraised by Hastings up to $4400. Rafiboy called Hastings’ raise, but then Ziigmund raised again up to almost $18k. Hastings called this raise, however rafiboy then decided he wanted to raise and pushed all in, driving it up to over $48k. After this, Ziigmund then pushed all in and was called by Hastings. Ziigmund turned over 4h 6c Kc Ah, rafiboy showed Ac Qs Ad 4c, and Brian Hastings showed 3c 8d Jd 7c. The flop came Th 6d 2h, which gave Ziigmund a pair of sixes with a flush draw and Hastings a gutshot straight draw. However rafiboy was still ahead with his aces. The turn was the 5s, turning Hastings draw into an open ended straight draw. The river paired the board with another 6, giving Ziigmund three of a kind and the win in the pot worth $211,554.

FullTiltPoker Game #9090500706: Table Barn (deep 6) – $200/$400 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 11:11:54 ET – 2008/11/21
Seat 1: regista8 ($19,400)
Seat 2: durrrr ($56,932)
Seat 3: Brian Hastings ($81,584)
Seat 4: MR B 2 U SON ($141,778.50)
Seat 5: rafiboy ($48,186)
Seat 6: Ziigmund ($103,604)
MR B 2 U SON posts the small blind of $200
rafiboy posts the big blind of $400
5 seconds left to act
durrrr is sitting out
Time has expired
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Ziigmund raises to $1,400
regista8 folds
durrrr has returned
Brian Hastings raises to $4,400
MR B 2 U SON folds
rafiboy calls $4,000
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund raises to $17,800
Brian Hastings calls $13,400
rafiboy raises to $48,186, and is all in
Ziigmund raises to $103,604, and is all in
Brian Hastings has 15 seconds left to act
Brian Hastings has requested TIME
Brian Hastings calls $63,784, and is all in
Ziigmund shows [4h 6c Kc Ah]
Brian Hastings shows [3c 8d Jd 7c]
rafiboy shows [Ac Qs Ad 4c]
Uncalled bet of $22,020 returned to Ziigmund
*** FLOP *** [Th 6d 2h]
*** TURN *** [Th 6d 2h] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Th 6d 2h 5s] [6s]
Ziigmund shows three of a kind, Sixes
Brian Hastings shows a pair of Sixes
Ziigmund wins the side pot ($66,796) with three of a kind, Sixes
rafiboy shows two pair, Aces and Sixes
Ziigmund wins the main pot ($144,756) with three of a kind, Sixes
Brian Hastings adds $40,000
rafiboy is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $211,554 Main pot $144,758. Side pot $66,796. | Rake $2
Board: [Th 6d 2h 5s 6s]
Seat 1: regista8 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 2: durrrr is sitting out
Seat 3: Brian Hastings (button) showed [3c 8d Jd 7c] and lost with a pair of Sixes
Seat 4: MR B 2 U SON (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: rafiboy (big blind) showed [Ac Qs Ad 4c] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 6: Ziigmund showed [4h 6c Kc Ah] and won ($211,552) with three of a kind, Sixes

On the IveyMix table where Ziigmund, Hastings, and durrrr were battling it out, Ziigmund raised preflop to $3.5k. This was reraised by Hastings to $11.5k, which was called by Ziigmund. The flop came 9c 2d 4h and Hastings bet out $18k. Ziigmund immediately pushed all in with 3c 9d 6s 4d, raising it to just over $50k, and was called by Hastings who showed 5c Ah Qs Jc. Ziigmund was clearly ahead with top two pair, while Hastings needed to hit his gutshot straight draw or some of his overcards. The river was the Ts, which also gave Hastings an open ended straight draw to go with his gutshot wheel draw. Hastings needed a king, eight, or three on the river to take the pot down, but the 7d fell and Ziigmund scooped up the $125k off the table.

FullTiltPoker Game #9091328532: Table Ivey Mix – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 12:27:17 ET – 2008/11/21
Seat 2: durrrr ($85,899)
Seat 6: Ziigmund ($62,097)
Seat 7: Brian Hastings ($151,993)
Brian Hastings posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Ziigmund raises to $3,500
Brian Hastings raises to $11,500
durrrr folds
Ziigmund calls $8,000
*** FLOP *** [9c 2d 4h]
Brian Hastings bets $18,000
Ziigmund raises to $50,597, and is all in
Brian Hastings calls $32,597
Ziigmund shows [3c 9d 6s 4d]
Brian Hastings shows [5c Ah Qs Jc]
*** TURN *** [9c 2d 4h] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [9c 2d 4h Ts] [7d]
Ziigmund shows two pair, Nines and Fours
Brian Hastings shows Ace Queen high
Ziigmund wins the pot ($125,193) with two pair, Nines and Fours
Brian Hastings adds $10,104
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $125,194 | Rake $1
Board: [9c 2d 4h Ts 7d]
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Ziigmund (button) showed [3c 9d 6s 4d] and won ($125,193) with two pair, Nines and Fours
Seat 7: Brian Hastings (small blind) showed [5c Ah Qs Jc] and lost with Ace Queen high

After the action died down on the other tables, Hastings and Ziigmund were left playing heads up. Hastings raised preflop to $1200, and Ziigmund, who was dealt Kh 9d Qs Td, reraised to $3600. Hastings made the call and the flop came 4s Ad Jc, giving Ziigmund a decent wrap for the nut straight. Ziigmund bet out $5200 with this wrap and was called by Hastings. The turn was the Kd, giving Ziigmund the nut straight, and now all he had to worry about was a diamond or board pair on the river. He again led out on the turn for $15.6k and was once again called by Hastings. The river was the 5c, meaning all Hastings could hope for was a tie in the pot. Ziigmund bet $48k this time, and Hastings again called behind. Ziigmund showed his nut straight and Hastings mucked, allowing Ziigmund to add another $73k to his stack.

FullTiltPoker Game #9091647613: Table Barn (deep 6) – $200/$400 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 12:54:36 ET – 2008/11/21
Seat 3: Brian Hastings ($186,820.50)
Seat 4: Ziigmund ($111,883.50)
Brian Hastings posts the small blind of $200
Ziigmund posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Brian Hastings raises to $1,200
Ziigmund raises to $3,600
Brian Hastings has 15 seconds left to act
Brian Hastings calls $2,400
*** FLOP *** [4s Ad Jc]
Ziigmund bets $5,200
Brian Hastings calls $5,200
*** TURN *** [4s Ad Jc] [Kd]
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund bets $15,600
Brian Hastings calls $15,600
*** RIVER *** [4s Ad Jc Kd] [5c]
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund bets $48,800
Brian Hastings has 15 seconds left to act
Brian Hastings has requested TIME
Brian Hastings calls $48,800
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Ziigmund shows [Kh 9d Qs Td] a straight, Ace high
Brian Hastings mucks
Ziigmund wins the pot ($146,399.50) with a straight, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $146,400 | Rake $0.50
Board: [4s Ad Jc Kd 5c]
Seat 3: Brian Hastings (small blind) mucked
Seat 4: Ziigmund (big blind) collected ($146,399.50)

At the end of the day, Ziigmund was not only up over $250k, but he had also taken one of the top Omaha players on Full Tilt Poker, Brain Hastings, to the cleaners.