Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold'em

Karamalikis Chips Up

The Dong is on song!
Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis has charged up the chip counts, now on 27,000 after busting one opponent and taking a chunk out of another.

Karamalikis raised preflop to 400, only to see Kelvin Beattie reraise to 1,300. Karamalikis four-bet it to 2,725, Beattie shoved and Karamalikis snap-called.

Karamalikis: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Beattie: {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

Though Beattie hit on the flop of {q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, Karamalikis' overpair stayed ahead all the way when the dealer turned up {2-Spades},{9-Spades} to complete the board.

A short time later, he managed to score more chips off another opponent after managing to hit trips with {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs} on a board of {j-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.