Event #13: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Deeb Cautious With Full House

Shaun Deeb was involved in a pot with an opponent with a board {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Deeb was in the cutoff and checked, when his opponent bet 11,000. Deeb tanked for a while and eventually made the call.

Both players checked the turn as well as the {10-Diamonds} river. Deeb showed {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} which was better than his opponent's {7-Spades}{6-Spades}. After telling his opponent "good effort." That may have seemed unsportsmanlike to Adam Katz, who from the rail said "Good effort? That's just wrong."

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Ramdin Gets Lucky

Victor Ramdin
Victor Ramdin

On a flop of {8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, Adam Croffut bet 10,000 and Victor Ramdin went all in for a total of 27,000. Croffut made the call and Ramdin showed {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a double-gutted straight draw while Croffut held {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}.

Ramdin called for a ten on the turn and it came the {10-Clubs}. "I wish I was that lucky," a player at the table proclaimed. Croffut was drawing dead on the river, but Ramdin still called for a six. Wouldn't you know it, it ended up being the {6-Hearts}. Ramdin took the pot and doubled to 74,000.

Tags: Adam CroffutVictor Ramdin

Reynolds to 120k

William Reynolds bet 13,600 into an 18,000 pot on a board reading {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. He got a call from a player in middle position, who mucked upon seeing Reynold's {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}.

Reynolds is currently sitting with 120,000 in chips.

Tags: William Reynolds

Bakes Takes One Down

David "Bakes" Baker raised to 4,000 from the hijack and got some love from the big blind, who made the call. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. When the big blind checked, Baker bet 5,600, inducing a fold.

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The Levi Breaks


An unknown player raised to 4,300 and David Levi moved all in for a total of 30,000. His opponent called and was ahead with {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}. Levi held the {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}.

The board ran out {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Levi was eliminated from the tournament.

Tags: David Levi

Relaxed Atmosphere


John Phan is visiting Table 298 and having a chat with Will Failla. The two are teasing back and forth about their respective chips stacks.

Meanwhile, a table over at Table 293, Victor Ramdin has been enjoying a massage ever since we got back from the dinner break. As players are eliminated and stacks get a little deeper, it appears the camaraderie between players is getting a little deeper as well.

Tags: Will FaillaJohn PhanVictor Ramdin

Black Leaves 'Em Drawing Dead

Andy Black and an opponent were all in preflop for the opponent's tournament life.

Black: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Black may not have liked his chances heading to the flop, but that sure changed when it came {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Spades}. His opponent was drawing dead, with the {8-Hearts} and {4-Hearts} coming as a formality.

Black is now up to 75,000.

Tags: Andy Black

Lunkin Chugging Along


Vitaly Lunkin made it 4,000 to go in early position and was called by the player in the big blind. The flop came {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and both the big blind and Lunkin checked.

The {A-Clubs} hit the turn and the big blind checked yet again. Lunkin bet 6,000, which left him with onlu 5,500 behind, and the big blind opted to fold.

With that win, Lunkin is up to 22,000.

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Will's Thrilled

David Baker was in the hijack when he raised to 3,600. Over in the big blind sat Will Failla took his turn to further raise the stakes to 9,000. Baker tanked for a while before making the call.

The flop came {a-}{4-}{3-}. Failla checked, Baker bet 10,000 and Failla raised to 24,000. Baker made the call.

The turn was a {7-} and Failla went all in for 24,000. Baker took a long time to make a decision, but he eventually folded, claiming to have {a-}{q-}.

Failla is now up to 120,000 while Baker is down to 70,000

Tags: David BakerWill Failla

Boeree Moves In


An unknown player raised to 4,300 and Liv Boeree reraised to 11,500. The orginal raiser, who had Boeree covered, then went all in. Boeree tanked before making the call with {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}.

Her opponent turned over {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} and the flop came {2-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{x}. The turn card was the {J-Hearts}, which left Boeree asking for a ten. It was not meant to be however as the {3-Clubs} appeared on the river. Boeree was eliminated from the tournament.

Tags: Liv Boeree