Event #13: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Break Time

The remaining players are on a 20-minute break now. They are also coloring up the black T100 chips.

Table 304

Burt Boutin and John Phan
Burt Boutin and John Phan

With so few pros remaining in the field, it's uncommon to find pros at the same table. That is not the case at Table 304 where John "The Razor" Phan is sitting in Seat 1 and is right next to Burt Boutin in Seat 2.

Both of these players aren't afraid to mix it up and it's probably only a matter of time before they clash.

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Will Failla raised to 7,000 and was called by Vitaly Lunkin from the big blind. Both players checked after the {4-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} flop.

When the {4-Hearts} came on the turn, Lunkin bet 8,000 and Failla made the call. Lunkin then checked the {A-Clubs} on the river, which prompted Failla to bet 12,000.

Lunkin called and showed {4-Spades}{6-Spades} for three fours. "Sooted," Lunkin explained in his Russian accent.

"You didn't do anything wrong. I'm worried for your future, but you didn't do anything wrong," replied Failla before mucking {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

Failla dropped to 40,000 and Lunkin is up to 95,000.

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Deeb On The Run

A player had raised to 7,500 when Shaun Deeb countered with an all-in raise to 38,400. The original raiser made the call and they went to the flop.

Deeb: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Deeb stayed ahead as the board ran out {7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{10-Spades}{q-Spades} and he ended the hand with about 90,000 in chips.

Tags: Shaun Deeb

Thompson Gets a "Thrill"

Will Failla
Will Failla

Over at Table 298, Garrett Thompson raised to 18,000 and was reraised by Will "The Thrill" Failla to 45,000. Thompson went all in for a couple thousand more and Failla made the call.

Thompson: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Failla: {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

Failla was ahead but still walked away from the table. As he did, the flop came {2-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Suddenly Failla was in big trouble. The {5-Clubs} on the turn was no help. The {2-Hearts} on the river gave Thompson the double up to over 100,000 and left Failla with around 40,000.

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Play Resumes


Players have returned from their break. The plan is to play through Level 17 and then call it a night.

Baker On the Rise

Just before break, David "Bakes" Baker had raised to 4,800 when a player went all in for 44,000 more. Baker made the call and we were off to the flop.

Baker: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Baker pulled ahead on the flop when it fell {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{j-Spades} and stayed ahead with the {7-Diamonds} on the turn and the {4-Hearts} on the river.

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