Main Event

Live to Fight Another Day

Ben Abrahams
Ben Abrahams

Pre-flop, Jojo Tech made a raise to 1,100 and Ben Abrahams, who had limped in from the button, made a re-raise to 3,300. Jojo made the call and the two saw the flop:

Flop: {9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

Ben checked over to Jojo, who declared he was all-in. With a call putting his stack at risk, Ben thought it over and decided to make the fold.

He is now at about 6,500.

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Lowe Out on the Flop!

Justin Lowe
Justin Lowe

At the hijack spot, George Chehadeh raised 1000 in an attempt to steal the pot. The small blind, Justin Lowe would have none of it and called Chehadeh.

After the flop {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} Lowe went all-in, much to the surprise, and delight, of Chehadeh who immediately called and showed his {A-}{2-}

Lowe had {10-}{10-} and he grimaced as he realized he needs a runner-runner to stay in the tournament. He did blank on the turn {Q-Diamonds}and the river {7-Clubs} which means Justin Lowe is out of here!

Chehadeh for his efforts increased his stack to around 35,000.

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Nam Plunges Deep into the Tank

Nam dives into the tank.
Nam dives into the tank.

On a flop of {k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}, Nam Le bet out 800 and Emmanuel Ledesma raised to about 5,400 total. Nam then went deep into the tank as he weighed his options for a good few minutes. Emmanuel ended up calling the clock on him, and Nam decided to make the call.

When the turn brought the {7-Clubs}, Emmanuel bet out 8,000. Nam then proceeded to resume his tanking session, taking up another few minutes to agonize over his decision.

Finally, one of the other players at the table called the clock on him, prompting Emmanuel to ask, "If I show, will you fold?"

After thinking about it for a while, Nam finally decided to make the fold, and it was probably for the best as Emmanuel showed {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}.

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Te's Big Blind Special

Jun Te
Jun Te

Jun Te was at the big blind when he raised to 1600 which found 3 callers including Johnny Chan.

After the flop {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{Q-Spades}, Te fired another 3250 and this time it was only Chan who called.

After the turn {A-Spades} Te once again took a shot at the pot with a raise of 8350. Chan tanked for quite a time but decided to fold. Te showed his {Q-}{Q-}--- much to the relief of Chan.

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Falling Short

Marc Rivera
Marc Rivera

After getting severely short stacked early on, Marc Rivera managed to chip up and hang on -- until now.

Pre-flop, a player from middle position made a raise to 1,000 and Tommy Le made the call. Action went over to Marc Rivera, who declared he was all-in. The first player called while Tommy decided to get out of the way.

Marc: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Marc was looking for an ace or king but nothing came as the board ran out {10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, sending him to the rail.

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Straight on the Flop

Mike Takayama
Mike Takayama

On a flop of {9-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, Mike Takayama bet out 4,000 and the only other player in the hand responded by going all-in. Mike made the instant call and the card were tabled:

Mike: {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Mike got a scare as the turn brought the {2-Hearts} to give his opponent a chance at a flush but the river blanked with the {4-Spades} to send the other player to the rail.

Mike is now at about 39,000.

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