Event #24: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Feldman Falls


Andrew Feldman open shoved for 2,750 from under the gun and the action folded to the big blind who only had 1,750 and called all in.

Feldman: {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Mr. Big Blind: {A-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board ran {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}{a-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and the shorty doubled through Feldman.

Feldman hit the rail soon after.

Tags: Andrew Feldman

Maridu Out


The board read {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} when Maria "Maridu" Mayrinck checked to her opponent who bet 1,500. Maridu check-raised all in to 7,475 and her opponent called.

Maridu: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Opponent: {Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The {7-Clubs} on the river was no help to Maridu and she was eliminated.

Tags: Maria MayrinckMaridu

Durrrr Gaining Steam

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

We promise we're not just camped out at Table 23, they're just the only ones providing any action.

The board read {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} when Tom "durrrr" Dwan led for 1,350 and a player in the cutoff raised to 4,000. Dwan shoved all in and the player in the cutoff folded.

"Nice bet," he said to Dwan.

Durrrr is steadily chipping up and is now at 29,500 chips.

Tags: Tom Dwan

I Like Ike

Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

Isaac Haxton opened to 950 from under the gun and the action folded all the way to Chad Batista who defended his big blind.

The flop fell {9-Spades}{q-Hearts}{2-Spades} and both players checked.

The turn brought the {K-Diamonds} and Batista checked again. Haxton reached for chips and grabbed a yellow T1,000 chip before placing it down and checking behind.

The river was the {J-Spades} and Batista checked a third time. Haxton quickly bet 1,600 and Batista made the call.

Haxton showed {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for broadway and Batista flashed {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs} before sending his hand into the muck.

Haxton is up to 13,600 now and Batista slipped down to 32,000

Tags: Chad BatistaIsaac Haxton

Back By Popular Demand


Chip counts:

Eric Froehlich 44,000 15,000
Chad Batista 35,000 -3,000
Boyan Josic 34,000 10,000
Tom Dwan 25,000 9,500
Michael Binger 16,200 2,200
Michael Glasser 15,700 -300
Burt Boutin 15,000 1,000
Tony Dunst 14,400 6,700
George Lind 14,000 -3,300
Maria Mayrinck 12,200 200
Craig Marquis 10,800 -4,200
Paul Wasicka 9,300 -600
Isaac Haxton 8,900 -600
Mimi Tran 8,300 400
Liv Boeree 7,500 1,500
Shawn Buchanan 6,300 -8,200
Corey Burbick 5,100 3,600
Andrew Feldman 4,200 -6,400
Brandon Cantu 4,100 -11,400
Robert Varkonyi Busted

Why Can't We Be Friends?


Table 5 sits right in front of our desk, and for the entire day they've had problems. The floor has been called over numerous times and there is periodic shouting and arguing coming from that general direction.

We haven't been able to detect what the issue is, but there are players at the table who have a serious problem with one another.

Unfortunately for them their table will never break and they will just have to learn to get along.

Martin Bounced


A player opened to 700 from early position and Michael Martin shoved for 4,175 more on the button. The action folded back to the original raiser who called with a monster - {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Martin opened {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and was a slight favorite until the flop fell {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. Martin couldn't improve on the turn ({6-Hearts}) or the river ({2-Clubs}) and was eliminated from the tournament.

There have been a few other eliminations recently including Marcel Luske and Owen Crowe.

Tags: Marcel LuskeMichael MartinOwen Crowe

Michael Jordan


The number 23 is sacred in basketball because it was worn by arguably the greatest player ever; Michael Jordan.

It is appropriate then that arguably our toughest table right now is Table 23.

Chad Batista was the first to sit there, and is one of our chipleaders, but now he is tablemates with Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Isaac Haxton.

The three have combined for almost $5,000,000 in live tournament earnings and we don't even want to begin to guess at how much the three have won online.

Tags: Chad BatistaIsaac HaxtonTom Dwan

Durrrr Factor


Tom "durrrr" Dwan opened to 700 and was called by one player at his table in the Pavilion Room.

The flop came jack-high and Dwan checked to his opponent who jammed for over 9,000 chips. Dwan folded and it is very apparent that his opponents do not want to play him in a pot.

They'd rather just get it in.

Tags: Tom Dwan

Here's to You Mrs. Glasser


A player opened in early position and another player shoved from middle position for 2,075. Michael Glasser re-shoved having both players covered and the original raiser folded.

Glasser: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Middle Position: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

The board ran {4-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and Glasser's tens held eliminating his opponent and increasing his stack to 16,000 chips.

That one was apparently for you, Mrs. Glasser.

Tags: Michael Glasser