Event #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em



Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad opened to 1,400 from middle position, and an opponent three-bet to 3,700. She grabbed a stack of yellow T1,000 chips and shove them in the middle, essentially putting her opponent all-in. He quickly called tabling {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} and she turned over {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}.

Obrestad flopped a gut-shot and a backdoor flush draw when the dealer fanned {8-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{10-Hearts}, but couldn't find running hearts or a jack on the turn or river.

She's now down to her last 16,000 chips.

Tags: Annette Obrestad

Great Turn of Events


Jason Gray opened to 1,350 from early position and the action folded to a player in the cutoff who three-bet to 4,100. The action went back to Gray who paused for a bit before four-betting all-in. His opponent quickly called and the hands were tabled:

Gray: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The flop fell {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Gray sadly shrugged, not knowing that the {J-Spades} would spike on the turn.

"Whoa!" Gray exclaimed.

The {10-Clubs} on the river gave Gray a full house for kicks and grins and he eliminated his opponent while also chipping up to 40,000.

Tags: Jason Gray

Will We Make The Money?

At dinner break, there were over 800 people left. With 15 minutes to go in Level 8, the board reads 540 remaining. Can we get down to 270 from 2,563 in just 10 levels? It could very well happen...

Livin' Cautiously

Liv Boeree raised to 1,500 under the gun and action folded to the player on the button. He made it 5,500 to go and both blinds folded. Boeree called and the flop ran out {6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts}.

Boeree checked and her opponent shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, and after a little while bet 6,000. Boeree thought momentarily, before folding {J-}{J-} face up.

Her opponent tabled {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and said, "I just had to see where you heart was."

Boeree still has about 25,000.

Tags: Liv Boeree

Lichtenberger Loses Some

Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger raised to 1,500 in middile position and the next player to act went all in for 7,175. Lichtenberger wasn't thrilled, but made the call and tabled {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

His opponent flipped over {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and won the hand when the board came down {8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. Lichtenberger slipped to just under 9,000.

Tags: Andrew Lichtenberger

Nice Knockout, Bro


Action folded to a short-stacked player on the button who moved all-in for his remaining 6,575. Eugene Todd "Bro" threw his hands up and slipped his Beats By Dre off of his ears.

He thought for a moment or two, chomping on the unlit cigarette in his mouth, before re-shoving all-in. The big blind quickly released and the hands were tabled:

Todd Bro: {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Shorty: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran {Q-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{A-Spades} and Todd Bro won the race, chipping up to 28,000.

"I can't say I was rooting for you," tablemate Bryan Micon needled. "But it's out of respect."

Tags: Eugene ToddBryan Micon

Filippi Takes a Hit


Three players limped in, the small blind completed and Amnon Filippi checked his option in the big blind.

The flop fell {10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, the small blind checked and Filippi fired 1,150. Two players called and the next two, including the small blind, folded.

Filippi checked the {J-Clubs} on the turn and an early-position player bet 3,200. The player in between called and so too did Filippi.

Another jack rivered, the {J-Diamonds} and Filippi checked again. The early-position player bet 5,200, the player in between folded with just 1,500 behind and the action was back on Filippi. He grabbed five yellow T1,000 chips and began riffling them slowly, trying to piece the hand together. Finally he added two black T100 chips and tossed them in.

His opponent tabled {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for the nut-straight and Filippi mucked his cards. He now sits with just 15,000 chips.

Tags: Amnon Filippi

Yang Chipping Up

A short-stacked player in middle position moved all in for 3,175 and Jerry Yang made the call from late position.

Opponent: {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Yang: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{A-Diamonds} and Yang is now sitting on a stack of 24,000.

Tags: Jerry Yang

AbraKadabra...Keating Eliminated

A short-stacked Alex "Kadabra" Keating was all in preflop for his last few chips with {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs} against Steve "PiKappRaider" Burkholder and an unknown opponent.

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and Burkholder got the last of his few chips in with {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} against the bigger stack's {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}. The {K-Spades} turn and {7-Clubs} river meant a double up for Burkholder (up to 9,500), and the end of the day for Keating.

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Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger just had a great opportunity to double at his table in the Pavilion Room.

He got his remaining 20,000 chips in the middle holding {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. His opponent rolled over {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

The flop fell {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} giving his opponent chop outs and what do you know the {8-Hearts} turned. The river was the {2-Diamonds} and the two chopped the blinds and antes.

"I'll take it," Lichtenberger shrugged.

Things could always be worse.

Tags: Andrew Lichtenberger