Main Event

Lei Long Hits a Jackpot Flop

Lei Long
Lei Long

Pre-flop, Lei Long got his stack of 6,900 all-in from the cut-off and found himself up against Mike Takayama.

Lei: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Mike: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

"Sick!" said one of the players at his table after the flop came {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades} to give him the instant full house.

The turn brought another ten, the {10-Clubs}, and the river brought a meaningless {4-Clubs} to send the chips Lei's way.

He is now up to about 16,000 in chips.

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Chip Count Update


We didn't see what happened, but Tommy Le flopped a straight flush against Charles Choi and was able to get Charles to bite with a river bet to take down a huge pot.
He's now at about 120,000 in chips while Charles' stack plummets to about 25,000.

Tommy Le us 120,000 24,000
Charles Choi 25,000

Getting It Right

Mike Puno
Mike Puno

On a board of {k-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Mike Puno fired out 6,500 in chips and got a call from the player sitting across from him.

When the {k-Diamonds} landed on the river, both players checked it down and Mike flipped over {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for the full house, beating out his opponent's {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}.

"No, no, no!" exclaimed some of the players as the dealer gave all the chips in the pot to the losing player.

"Three kings," the dealer said, before realizing that the Mike had hit a boat.
After the chips were pushed in his direction, Mike now has a stack of about 51,000.

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Runner-Runner Bad Beat Sends Wally's Chips Down

Wally Sombero
Wally Sombero

Wally is now short-stacked after getting a bad beat put on him by Thomas Floan.

Pre-flop, a raising war led to Thomas going all-in and Wally making the quick call to show {a-}{a-} against his opponent's {k-}{9-}.

He was looking good as the flop came {2-}{3-}{10-}.

However, the cards had other plans for Wally's stack. The turn {q-} gave Thomas the chance at a straight and the river {j-} completed that straight, taking about 25,000 off Wally's stack.

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Emmanuel Turns Top Pair

Emmanuel Ledesma
Emmanuel Ledesma

Pre-flop, Tracy Hugh bet out 600 from early position and got two callers, including Emmanuel Ledesma in the button.

Flop: {3-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

All three proceeded to check down the flop and we were off to see a turn:

Turn: {10-Hearts}

When the turn came, Tracy checked over to Emmanuel, who bet 800. The other player in the hand folded over to Tracy, who re-raised to 1,500. Emmanuel made the call.

River: {2-Spades}

Tracy checked again and Emmanuel took the opportunity to fire out 5,000 in chips. After thinking about it for a while, Tracy folded and it was probably for the best as Emmanuel flipped over {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}.

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Daniel Chuman Takes One Out

Daniel Chuman
Daniel Chuman

Pre-flop, it was a short-stacked player going all-in from early position with {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Daniel made the call with {a-Spades}{k-Spades}.

The all-in player was ahead with the pocket pair but Daniel would pick up additional outs on the flop of {q-}{j-}{4-}.

An ace on the turn finally put him in the lead and the {k-Hearts} sealed the at-risk player's fate, booting him out of Day 2 and pushing his remaining chips Daniel's way.

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