Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $3,722,400
Players 792

Benefield's River Bluff Backfires


Peter Gilmore, David Benefield and the two blinds saw a cheap flop of {5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Action checked to Gilmore who bet 80,000. Benefield made the call as the blinds stepped aside.

The turn was the {A-Hearts} and it went check, check, before Gilmore fired 125,000 on the {10-Spades} river. Benefield wasn't done just yet as he raised it up to 360,000. Gilmore cut down the calling chips and tossed them into the pot, much to the disappointment of Benefield who tossed his cards straight into the muck in resignation.

Gilmore didn't have to show, but he flashed {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for top pair. He's up to 1.975 million with Benefield in trouble on 565,000.

Tags: Peter GilmoreDavid Benefield

Another Mini-Battle


In a another mini-battle of the blinds Jeff Williams and David Benefield collided. It was a limped pot and both players checked to the river on a board of {K-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Benefield tossed out 60,000 and Williams looked him up.

Benefield showed {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for two pair which is good to collect the pot.

Blind Battle Win For DeWitt


Sam Trickett limped in from the small blind before Jason DeWitt popped it up to 230,000 from the big blind. Trickett made the call and they went heads-up to a flop of {A-Hearts}{7-Spades}{K-Spades}.

Trickett checked and DeWitt fired 230,000 to take it down.

Trickett - 3.57 million
DeWitt - 1.57 million

Tags: Jason DeWitt

DeWitt Ships


Jason DeWitt is now on the short stack but he's still looking to move chips after shoving all in over the top of a Jeff Williams opening raise to 165,000. It was an additional 835,000 to Williams but he gave it up.

Tags: Jason DeWittJeff Williams

Trickett Trips Benefield


David Benefield limped the button with Jeff Williams and Sam Trickett coming along to see a flop of {9-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{A-Clubs}.

Play checked to Benefield who fired 80,000. Williams folded but Trickett made the call. The turn was th {7-Hearts} and Trickett this time led at the pot for 200,000. Benefield made the call.

The river was the {9-Hearts} and Trickett deliberated for a long time before committing another 200,000 into the middle. Benefield looked him up but mucked when Trickett tabled {A-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for a full house. He's up to 3.8 million with Benefield back down to 1.25 million.

Tags: David BenefieldSam Trickett

How About A Triple Up?


It wasn't long after the break when Peter Gilmore raised to 140,000 and Amit Makhija moved all in for 345,000. Jeff Williams called in the big blind as did Gilmore.

The two live players checked down a board of {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} in an attempt to eliminate the short stack. It didn't work as Makhija showed down the best hand with {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Gilmore showed {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Williams had {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}.

Makhija triples up to around 1.2 million chips!

Tags: Amit Makhija

Hold It!

That's two after-dinner levels of poker, and it's time for one of those pesky twenty-minute breaks.

Benefield Finds His Double

From the small blind, David Benefield limped into the pot, and Jeff Williams moved all in from the big. Benefield loved that, and he snap-called to put his tournament life on the line. He was in rather good shape, however:

Benefield: {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} (sneaky)
Williams: {4-Spades} {4-Hearts} (standard)

There was no help for Williams on board, and Benefield will be sticking around thanks to the dealer running out {Q-Clubs} {10-Spades} {K-Spades} {K-Hearts} {8-Clubs} for the community cards. That gives Mr. Benefield the double up to 1.83 million, while Williams slides back a bit to 3.6 million

Tags: David BenefieldJeff Williams