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Goodbye, Terrence

Terrence Chan - Out
Terrence Chan - Out

Terrence Chan fell short of his comeback run just a few hands after doubling up. He got all in holding top pair against an opponent's flush draw and unfortunately for Chan, the flush draw was completed on the turn. He was left drawing dead and exited to the rail.

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Chan Doubles


Terrence Chan was all in preflop with the {Q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} against a player's {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}. After a board of {Q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}, Chan was able to double up and now has 6,000 chips. He's still short, but at least he's not out.

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The Gapilian Concept

We caught up with the action as the dealer was running out a flop of {6-Clubs} {J-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} in a heads-up pot. The first player led out with a bet of 2,650, and Samuel Gapilian moved all in for 12,100 total. His opponent called instantly, and Gapilian sunk in his chair a bit. That can't be good news.

Gapilian: {A-Hearts} {9-Hearts}
Opponent: {K-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}

It wasn't good news for the at-risk PokerStars Qualifier. The turn {5-Hearts} gave him a little sweat as he picked up a flush draw to work with, but the {J-Clubs} on the river was the wrong color, and Gapilian has been sent off.

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Cherep Chips Up

Action folded to Timothy Cherep on the button, and he raised with a good portion of his stack. The small blind, Dimitrios Mertzanis, raised to 2,800, and after the big blind folded, Cherep stuck his whole small stack in the middle. It was only 2,300 more for Mertzanis to call, and call he did. Cherep looked nervous but was quite pleased to see that his pocket tens were ahead of his opponent's nines. The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs}, and Cherep doubled up.

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Assadourian Picks Up a Nice Pot


David Steicke started the action with a limp from middle position. The player on the button also limped before the woman in the small blind completed. Eric Assadourian was in the big blind and raised to 2,000. Steicke folded, claiming the raise was too large for him to continue, before the other two players called.

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, paired and with a flush draw on board. The woman checked from the small blind and then Assadourian fired 3,100. The button folded and the woman called.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and the woman led into Assadourian with a bet of 4,000. Assadourian made the call.

The river was the {9-Spades} and the woman led again into Assadourian, this time for 4,000. After some deliberation, Assadourian moved all in for 15,950. The woman gave a puzzled look to Assadourian and then tossed her hand away. Assadourian was pushed the pot and now has over 40,000 chips.

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Spets Shoves Turn


Roger Spets checked the board of {10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} to an opponent who fired 5,500. Spets then moved all in for 11,650. After some time in the tank, the player mucked his hand and Spets was pushed the pot. He's now got 25,000 chips.

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Gwinner Loses One

After a player opened with a raise, Henrik Gwinner three-bet to 2,800. The small blind then four-bet to 6,500. The original raiser couldn't fold fast enough, and Gwinner tanked a bit before giving up his hand as well.

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Seal Straightens Out, Flushes For Good Measure

Emanuel Seal
Emanuel Seal

A player in middle position opened to 800, and he was called in three places -- Kejing Tang (next door), Emanuel Seal (small blind), and another unknown player (big blind).

The flop came out {6-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {2-Hearts}, and the action checked to Tang. He fired out 2,300, and this time Seal was the only caller.

Heads-up now, the turn brought the {4-Clubs} and another check from Seal, and Tang fired another 5,300 chips at the pot. Seal thought it over for a good while, counting down his stack and staring at the board laid out in front of him. After a couple minutes, he moved all in for 13,050 total, and Tang made the call to put him at risk.

Seal: {7-Hearts} {8-Hearts}
Tang: {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades}

There wasn't much drama as Seal had turned the unbeatable nuts with a redraw to boot. The unnecessary {J-Hearts} on the river further improved Seal, and he's notched himself a big double up to right around 40,000.

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Assadourian Praises Steicke


Eric Assadourian's first table has just broken (which was the toughest in the room we might add and you can read about it here) and he's been seated at David Steicke's table. Upon getting a glimpse of Steicke's massive 70,000-chip stack, Assadourian said, "You're the best! But I'm not going to be shy against you!"

Steicke responded, "I might be shy against you."

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All In on Table ...

With the blinds up, the short stacks are being forced to get their money in the middle. The floor staff has started announcing all ins and holding up the action to allow a video team to capture the hands. On one table, Ming-Tai Lin just got the last of his chips in with {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} against the pocket kings of Sungling Li. The kings held up, sending Lin to the rail.

Moments later, ace-seven flopped a pair and dodged a four-flush to double through big slick.

In several big hands, the all in player has gotten away without having to sweat a showdown. After the cutoff opened to 800, the button called. Eric Assadourian called from the small blind, and the big blind, Anton Widjaya, raised to around 3,000. Action folded back to the button, who then four-bet shoved for a total of 8,000. Assadourian folded, and eventually the Widjaya mucked as well. The button flashed pocket tens as he nearly doubled without seeing a flop.