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

Smith Slips


The board read {2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades} when we reached Gavin Smith's table. Smith had 3,375 chips out in front of him, and his opponent was pondering his decision.

After a few moments of deliberation, the player decided to move all-in for 5,500 total. It was less than a min-raise, but with just under 4,000 chips behind the decision was crucial for Smith. He eyed the pot, counted his chips and decided the pot was just too big to make the fold so painstakingly he called.

His opponent tabled {K-Spades}{J-Spades} and Smith mucked his hand with the {J-Diamonds} facing up.

The pot dropped Smith to just about 1,500 chips.

Tags: Gavin Smith

Oui, Oui


We mention in the intro that Praz Bansi took down the second $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event a few days ago. Well, we just bumped into the man he defeated heads up; Vincent Jacques.

The French Canadian is sitting comfortably with 20,500 chips and surely looking to make another deep run.

Tags: Vincent Jacques

Kling KO'd

Alex Keating raised to 575 in the cutoff. Down to roughly 3,000, Lauren Kling shoved from the button. The blinds folded and Keating called with {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}, flipping with Kling's {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{8-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Kling is sent packing just before Level 6. Alex Keating is up to 17,500.

Tags: Alex KeatingLauren Kling

Channing Chipping Up

With the board reading {7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, Neil Channing was facing a bet of 1,050 in front of him and a call. Channing popped it to 2,800 and chased away the bettor. The caller stuck around and the {3-Clubs} landed on the turn.

Both players checked and the {7-Hearts} fell on the river. The opponent made a play at the pot, betting 3,400. Channing called and his opponent sheepishly turned over {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. Channing tabled {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} to win the pot and move to about 21,000.

Tags: Neil Channing

Lildoubleup for Lilholdem


Chad "lilholdem954" Batista opened to 550 in middle position and an opponent on the button three-bet to 1,250. Action folded back to Batista who quickly called and then said, "Check."

The flop fell {3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and the player on the button bet 1,450. Batista called.

The second the {J-Clubs} hit the felt, Batista moved all-in for his last 5,500 chips. His opponent tanked for a bit before finally making the call.

Batista flipped over {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a flopped set of sevens and his opponent opened {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} for just aces.

The river was an {8-}, and Batista successfully doubled to 14,000 chips.

Tags: Chad Batista

Kling Bullying The Table

With roughly 1,800 in the pot and the board reading {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, action was checked to Lauren Kling and she bet 1,250. Steve Burkholder folded, but Alex Keating called after about a minute in the tank.

The turn brought the {4-Clubs} and it was checked to Kling again. She bet 2,250 and Keating opted to give it up, folding {A-Hearts}{Q-} face up. Kling tabled {Q-Spades}{9-Spades} for air and she is up to about 9,700.

Tags: Alex KeatingLauren KlingSteve Burkholder

Table 17 Seat 5, Where Art Thou?


Currently there is a lonely 13,000-chip stack at Table 17, Seat 5. It's owner is MIA.

According to the players at his table, the missing player moved all-in against an opponent after a {A-}{J-}{5-} flop with two clubs. He held {A-}{Q-} and his opponent held {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Neither the turn nor the river was a club and he successfully doubled.

Apparently he thought one of them was and stormed away from the table.

If you are out there Mr. Seat 5, you are still alive and have 65 big blinds!

Tags: Mr. Seat 5

Official Entrant LIst

Kwan Leung 4,500
Marc Naalden nl 4,500
Debra Anderson 4,500
Aliaksandr Marchanka 4,500
Thiago Nishijima br 4,500
Paulo Souza 4,500
Guilherme Sa 4,500
Andre Sa br 4,500
Joao Herreros 4,500
Carlos Fonseca 4,500
Luiz Ferreira br 4,500
Michael Ender 4,500
Pierre Neuville be 4,500
Sigi Stockinger at 4,500
Springael Joris 4,500
Fabrice Halleux 4,500
Kenny Hallaert be 4,500
Vincent Gabel be 4,500
Walter Buss be 4,500
Roman Zaidman 4,500
Timothy Marsters au 4,500
Jonathan Gamerov au 4,500
Allan David 4,500
Jurgen Wenigwieser us 4,500
Thomas Bauer us 4,500

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Break Numero Dos


With four levels complete, we will now take another 20-minute break.

Good luck with the bathroom line!

Cada Bust

Jason Hammerman opened to 450 under the gun and action folded around to Joe Cada in the big blind. He popped it to 1,700, but Hammerman re-raised 4,000 on top. Cada put in the rest of his remaining stack, roughly 6,500 total, and Hammerman called.

Cada: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Hammerman: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and the reigning Main Event Champ is sent to the rail just before the break.

Tags: Joe Cada