Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 625

Break Time Comes Around Again

All the railers here have briefly headed over to the other feature table to see how durrrr's getting on. But no going anywhere! We'll be back with our limit three-way in 20 minutes.

Ace on the River

Matthew Matros is running over this table now, and he almost crippled Ahmad Abghari to leave himself heads-up for the bracelet. It was Matros who lit the first spark, raising it up preflop, being raised by Abghari, and making the call. The dealer popped a {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} onto the felt, and Abghari continued as the agressor, betting the flop, the {K-Spades} turn and the {A-Clubs} river - at which point he had just 35,000 behind - before taking the pot down with {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}. A frustrated Matros revealed {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and was left to rue the ghost of Barry Greenstein and his popular publication.

Tags: Ahmad AbghariMatthew Matros

Latest Chip Counts

Matt Matros - 2,100,000
Terrence Chan - 350,000
Ahmad Abghari - 400,000

Ace High Good for Chan

Terrence Chan raised from the button and Matt Matros reraised out of the small blind; Chan called and they headed flopwards.

Flop: {6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Matros bet out and Chan smooth called. Turn time.

Turn: {6-Diamonds}

Again, Matros bet out and Chan called. It's river o'clock...

River: {q-Clubs}

This time there was some considerable tankage from both parties, but the meat of the action was another bet from Matros and another call from Chan.

Matros turned over {k-}{8-} for king high - but Chan tabled {a-}{9-} for ace high, and he picked up a much-needed pot.

Tags: Terrence ChanMatt Matros

"How did he not raise?"

Matthew Matros and Terrence Chan reached a {9-Spades}{10-Spades}{J-Spades} flop where Chan bet, Matros raised, and Chan called.

On the {6-Hearts} turn, Chan check called, then again on the {Q-Spades} river, only for Mattros to proudly announce "straight flush", tabling {8-Spades}{4-Spades} in the process.

Chan showed the {A-Spades}, triggering Matros to jump back from his chair as if Chan was a spitting Cobra and exclaim, "He just called, how did he not raise?! Jesus."

Despite this, Chan has been sliding downhill quicker than a lard-smothered eel and has dipped right back down to 375,000. He is now the short stack at the table.

Tags: Matthew MatrosTerrence Chan

It's Oh So Quiet

Compared to the durrrr final table, and since the departure of Jameson Painter, the limit final has been a rather laid-back affair with little in the way of railers. Terrence Chan boasts a smattering of supporters, but even they're as quiet as mice in a monastery, choosing to show their support through signs and placards rather than whooping and hollering. During the last orbit, they took it in turns to hold aloft a variety of messages, one that amusingly read: "Terrence. I'm pregnant." Unfortunately, it was a dude.

Tags: Terrence Chan

Abghari Doubles Through

Matthew Matros raised it up preflop, Ahmad Abghari three-bet and Matros made the call.

Flop: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{4-Spades}

Abghari bet, Matros raised, Agbhari reraised and Matros called.

Abgahri then bet in the dark for his final 35,000.

Turn: {Q-Spades}

Matros showed {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}; Abghari had the buts with {A-Spades}{J-Spades}.

The announcer requested the river to be dealt. "Yes," started Terrence Chan with a mischievous grin, "Let's see the completely irrelevant card. Make sure it's not a duplicate."

The bottom line, however, is that Abghari has doubled through and is now back over the 500,000 mark.

Tags: Ahmad AbghariMatthew Matros

Latest Chip Counts

Terrence Chan - 1,050,000
Matt Matros - 1,550,000
Ahmad Abghari - 225,000

Chip Counts, Three-Way

Matt Matros - 1,500,000
Terrence Chan - 1,150,000
Ahmad Abghari - 280,000