Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Players 2,883

Informaţii Nivel

Nivel 27
Blinduri 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000



Bad Timing

• Nivel 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

A short-stacked Rupesh Pattni got a walk in the big blind. Before sending his cards back to the dealer, he looked down to see {a-}{a-}. Pattni laughed it off, though, and is looking for more situations to add to his stack.

Rupesh Pattni us
Rupesh Pattni
us 160,000 -32,000

Bazeley Doubles Through Wertz

[user217945] • Nivel 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Preflop Jacob Bazeley and Joseph Wertz got all the money in, and Wertz had the covering stack.

Wertz: {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Bazeley: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The flop came down {A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, ripping the bandaid off fast as Bazeley took the lead right away. The pain didn't subside for Wertz though as the turn and river were the {J-Clubs} and {3-Diamonds} respectively, allowing Bazeley to double through.

Joseph Wertz us
Joseph Wertz
us 1,000,000 -69,000
Jacob Bazeley us
Jacob Bazeley
us 570,000 230,000

Orjan Skommo Eliminated in 14th Place ($20,472)

• Nivel 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Orjan Skommo
Orjan Skommo

A few minutes ago, the tournament had its first elimination of the day.

Orjan Skommo raised to 90,000 before the flop, and the dealer tossed the all-in button in front of him. Skommo quickly corrected the dealer, showing that he had some chips behind. Joseph Wertz then pushed out 90,000 for a call, and as the dealer was preparing to spread the flop, he asked how much Skommo had left. Skommo showed 13,000 worth of chips, them tossed them forward in the dark. Wertz called dark as well, and the players turned up their hands:

Skommo: {9-Spades}{6-Spades}
Wertz: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, pairing Wertz's ace and giving him the pot. Skommo made his exit, earning $20,472 for his 14th-place finish.

Orjan Skommo no
Orjan Skommo
no Eliminat

Taguri: Joseph WertzOrjan Skommo

Take It To The Clerc

[user217945] • Nivel 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Phillipe Clerc
Phillipe Clerc

Philippe Clerc has just doubled through Jason Bigelow in a big way to put himself near the top of the chip counts.

Preflop, Bigelow opened to 35,000. From the big blind, Clerc reraised to 80,000. Bigelow called.

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Clerc led at it for 64,000. Bigelow reraised all in and Clerc snap called.

Bigelow: {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Clerc: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

It was a mighty cooler for Bigelow who had flopped top pair against Clercs overpair. The board bricked out with a {4-Spades} and an {8-Hearts} and with that Clerc was able to snag a crucial double up.

Philippe Clerc FR
Philippe Clerc
FR 1,000,000 593,000
Jason Bigelow ca
Jason Bigelow
ca 280,000 -289,000

Castaneda Finds Aces Again

[user217945] • Nivel 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Dana Castaneda
Dana Castaneda

In a hand yesterday you may remember when Dana Castaneda doubled through Matt Weber with aces. Now she's at it again after find two more aces against Jacob Bazeley.

After an open to 35,000 from Jacob Bazeley, Dana Castaneda made a reraise to 76,000. Action folded back to Bazeley who opted to move all in with a covering stack. Castaneda snap called.

Castaneda: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}
Bazeley: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The flop was safe for Castaneda when it came down {10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} giving little hope to Bazeley. The turn {J-Hearts} did manage to provide the entire table a little sweat. Unfortunately for Bazeley, the river {2-Clubs} was not the out Bazeley needed and Castaneda was able to get it done with aces for a second time here in the tournament

Dana Castaneda us
Dana Castaneda
us 866,000 484,000
Jacob Bazeley us
Jacob Bazeley
us 340,000 -310,000

Farber Doubles

• Nivel 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Molissa Farber
Molissa Farber

Thomas Hall raised to 32,000 from the button, and Molissa Farber pushed all-in from the big blind for 120,000. Hall thought for a few moments, and made the call.

Farber: {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Hall: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}

The flop gave the players a good sweat, coming {8-Hearts}{j-Spades}{7-Spades}. Farber was in the lead with her pocket fours, Hall flopped a lot of outs: Any spade would give Hall a flush, a nine would give him a straight, and either a queen or a ten would give him a higher pair. After the players joked a bit about "Too Many Outs Syndrome," the dealer completed the board with the {5-Hearts} on the turn and the {j-Hearts} on the river. Hall missed all his outs, and Farber's fours held up. She doubled up and had 280,000 in chips after the hand.

Taguri: Molissa FarberThomas Hall

Maag Gets 2x From Hall

[user217945] • Nivel 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Nicco Maag
Nicco Maag

Action folded all the way around to the small blind where Nicco Maag jammed for 177,000 total.

Thomas Hall in the big blind went into the tank, and after about a minute and a half he made the call.

Hall: {A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Maag: {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}

The flop cam down {4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{J-Spades} giving Hall outs to a backdoor straight, but those outs were taken away when the {4-Diamonds} hit the turn. The river was the {Q-Diamonds} securing the double up for Maag early here on Day 3 as he shoots to make the final table.

Thomas Hall gb
Thomas Hall
gb 693,000 -238,000
Nicco Maag DE
Nicco Maag
DE 368,000 169,000

Hall v. Bigelow

• Nivel 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Play has started a little slow at both tables, with most hands ending preflop. At table 453, we just saw some of the first notable action of the day in a hand that looked as though it could develop into a serious confrontation.

Thomas Hall opened the preflop action with a raise to 32,000, and then Jason Bigelow three-bet to 80,000. Everyone else at the table folded around to Hall, who went into the tank. He thought for about three full minutes before pushing forward his calling chips.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts}, and Hall quickly checked. Bigelow then bet 100,000, and Hall went back into the tank. After thinking for over a minute, he silently slid his cards toward the dealer, and Bigelow took the pot.

Taguri: Jason BigelowThomas Hall

Raise and Fold Action At Table 453

[user217945] • Nivel 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

We're just 15 minutes into the day here in Event #54, but so far action has been slow with hardly any post flop action being made. Players are taking down most pots with a raise or a shove preflop. It's as if players are trying to play mistake free poker as the final table bubble approaches.