Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Bounahra Ships to Nitsche, Then Doubles Through D'Alesandro

• Nivel 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #100: Thayer Rasmussen got a walk.

Hand #101: Dominik Nitsche raised to 80,000 in the cutoff and got one caller in Bob Bounahra in the big blind. Bounahra check-called 85,000 on the {k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop, and a {q-Clubs} turned. Bounahra checked again, and this time Nitsche saw his 160,000 bet check-raised to 415,000. Nitsche called, and both players checked the {2-Clubs} river.

Bounahra showed {k-Spades}{j-Clubs} for top pair, but Nitsche shot that down with bullets: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}.

Hand #102: Bounahra raised to 90,000 in the small blind, and Dave D'Alesandro shoved from the big blind to put Bounahra at risk for his 800,000 or so stack. Bounahra instantly called.

Bounahra: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
D'Alesandro: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

D'Alesandro was dominated, and the {4-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop didn't give immediate help. The dealer burned and turned the {7-Hearts}.

"God," yelled a frustrated Antonio Esfandiari from Bounahra's rail, clearly thinking it was a six. He calmed down when someone informed him Bounahra was still ahead. The {3-Diamonds} river was a brick, and Bounahra doubled up.

Jucător Fise Progres
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 1,800,000 300,000
Bob Bounahra bz
Bob Bounahra
bz 1,600,000 -50,000
Dave D'Alesandro us
Dave D'Alesandro
us 1,100,000 -900,000

Taguri: Antonio EsfandiariBob BounahraDave D'AlesandroDominik NitscheThayer Rasmussen