Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 625

Lamb Minted

We're not sure when the chips went in, but Ben Lamb has doubled again, this time through the sighing Kirk Banks. Lamb's {k-}{q-} came good against Banks' {a-}{k-} when a queen dropped on the board, putting Lamb up to 120,000 and dropping Banks down to 190,000.

Tags: Ben LambKirk Banks

Potter Takes Another Hit

Ahmad Abghari raised from the cut-off only to be reraised by chip leader Jason Potter. Abghari called. On the {K-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop, Abghari check-raised. Potter made what appeared to be a reluctant call, before folding to a bet on the {4-Diamonds} turn.

Potter has taken a few early hits, but remains the chip leader with just over 300,000.

Tags: Jason PotterAhmad Abghari

Double Double Ups

The action is as fast as Benny Hill on forward wind at the moment as we witness simultaneous double-ups. On the far table, it was Frank Kassela whose stack increased two-fold, the short stack seeking revenge on Georgios Kapalas who had left him short after an earlier encounter.

After a couple of raises (Kassela lighting the first match under the gun), Kassela found himself all in preflop with {A-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and in need of divine assistance versus {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. But the Poker Gods were watching intently, and after a harmless {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop (at which point Kassela rose from his seat), they duly popped a {4-Spades} on the turn followed by a {J-Spades} river.

"Nice to get lucky," beamed Kassela as Kapalas shook his head in frustration. He's now back up to around the 75,000 mark.

Meanwhile, on the other table, Terrence Chan doubled Mark Burford up to 100,000, {Q-}{8-} no good against {4-}{4-} on an action-packed {Q-}{8-}{4-} flop.

If it continues like this, we could be done by dinner!

Tags: Frank KasselaGeorgios KapalasMark BurfordTerrence Chan

And They're Off!

13 players have found their way back to the Amazon Room. 13th place will get $8,766. 1st place will get $189,870.

Shuffle up and deal.

Almost the Final

Good morning and welcome back to the Amazon Room where the final day of the $1,500 Limit Hold'em should be kicking off in around an hour.

After more than 12 hours of play yesterday we failed to reach a final table, but at 13 players we're not far off. Jason Potter leads the field at the the moment on 371,000, but there are three other players over the 300,000 mark and with the limits getting big now, one big hand can change everything.

Play is due to start at 3pm PT. Watch this space.

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw


Here's the seating assignments with counts for the final 13 players in Event No. 12.

Table 336
Seat 1: Matthew Matros - 272,000
Seat 2: Frank Kassela - 162,000
Seat 3: --empty--
Seat 4: --empty--
Seat 5: Georgios Kapalas - 306,000
Seat 6: --empty--
Seat 7: Tran Dean - 82,000
Seat 8; Roberto Truijers - 141,000
Seat 9: Adrian Dresel-velasquez - 240,000

Table 337
Seat 1: Jameson Painter - 307,000
Seat 2: --empty--
Seat 3: Terrence Chan - 288,000
Seat 4: Ahmad Abghari - 302,000
Seat 5: Jason Potter - 371,000
Seat 6: Ben Lamb - 31,000
Seat 7: Mark Burford - 53,000
Seat 8: --empty--
seat 9: Kirk Banks - 264,000