Event #24: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Today's Schedule


The tournament directors just announced that we will play eight and a half levels today mirroring the timeframe played in Day 1A.

This is done to ensure that the money bubble is reached in Day 2 rather than one of the Day 1's.

The cards are back in the air and will be for two and a half more levels!

Chips With Dinner

Chad Batista 38,000 -2,000
Boyan Josic 24,000 -8,000
George Lind 17,300 2,300
Tom Dwan 15,500 8,500
Brandon Cantu 15,500 8,700
Craig Marquis 15,000 1,100
Shawn Buchanan 14,500 4,600
Burt Boutin 14,000 -400
Michael Binger 14,000 4,100
Michael Glasser 13,500 4,000
Rep Porter 12,800 4,600
Maria Mayrinck 12,000 6,000
Paul Wasicka 9,900 300
Isaac Haxton 9,500 -1,200
Owen Crowe 8,400 700
Robert Varkonyi 8,300 6,400
Mimi Tran 7,900 100
Tony Dunst 7,700 800
Michael Martin 6,200 900
Liv Boeree 6,000 -500
Theo Tran 4,900 -2,500
Brian Rast 3,800 -200
Marcel Luske 2,800 300
Corey Burbick 1,500 -1,400
Michael Skomac Busted

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Rast Slips


When we reached his table, Brian Rast was already all in and his opponent was in the tank.

His opponent sat quietly for over a minute, riffling chips with his hand. Finally he called all in for his last 6,000 or so.

Rast tabled {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and his opponent opened {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}.

Rast paired on the {J-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop but still needed to improve. He did not with the {8-Diamonds} on the turn or the {7-Diamonds} on the river and slipped to 4,000 chips.

Tags: Brian Rast

Mayrinck Back Up to 6k

When we got to her table Maria Mayrinck had all 3,000 of her chips in the middle and an opponent to her right had just made the call, putting her tournament life in jeopardy.

Mayrinck: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Mayrinck was good for a double up to 6,000

Edit: Moments after we reported this hand, Mayrinck flopped top set over an opponent's middle set and is now at 15,000.

Tags: Maria Mayrinck

Batista's Boat is Better

Over at Chad Batista's table a player in middle position had raised preflop to 600. The player to his immediate left raised to 1,800 from the hijack. When action folded to Batista in the small blind he went all in for about 24,000, having both players covered. The original raiser called, but the hijack folded.

Batista: {A-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

Batista's opponent seemed happy with his call, saying "I'm happy to get it in with kings against an ace anytime." His happiness wouldn't last for long.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, pairing Batista's queen, but giving his opponent a set. When the {a-Diamonds} came on the river, Batista was still alive and drawing to a couple of outs. He found one when the {a-Spades} came on the river.

Immediately after the hand Batista said, "Thats the worst beat I ever put on anyone." He's now up to about 40,000 chips.

Tags: Chad Batista



Have some chips :)

Chad Batista 40,000 15,500
Boyan Josic 32,000 -13,000
Eric Froehlich 23,000 7,500
George Lind 15,000 10,800
Burt Boutin 14,400 4,800
Chad Thomsen 14,000
Craig Marquis 13,900 700
Brian Rast 11,800 2,600
Isaac Haxton 10,700 3,200
Andrew Feldman 10,600 8,200
Maria Mayrinck 10,000 500
Paul Wasicka 10,000 5,800
Michael Binger 9,900 2,900
Shawn Buchanan 9,900 2,600
Michael Glasser 9,500 -6,100
Maria Ho 9,000 -600
Rep Porter 8,200
Mimi Tran 7,800 800
Owen Crowe 7,700 200
Ylon Schwartz 7,400 400
Theo Tran 7,400 2,000
Phil Gordon 7,000 3,100
Tony Dunst 6,900 500
Brandon Cantu 6,800 -11,700
Liv Boeree 6,500 400

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There was a situation on Table 19 moments ago that caught or attention.

A short-stacked player was all in with {q-}{4-} on a queen-high board and was at risk against a player with aces. Someone at the table pointed out that the dealer forgot to burn a card however, and the floor was called over.

The floor ruled that the dealer must wash the cards back into the deck and generate a new flop. The dealer did so, wrapped the table and delivered a new flop; {q-}{q-}{2-}.

What's even funnier is that the turn was a {4-} giving the player a full house. The river bricked with an {8-}, and the shorty doubled to 1,300.

Batista Loses Some Momentum

Chad Batista was in the big blind when he called a raise to 600 from a player in middle position. On a flop of {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades} there was some back and forth betting that resulted in his opponent's entire stack of about 4,500 getting in the middle.

Batista: {k-}{q-}
Opponent: {a-}{q-}

Batista was outkicked and failed to improve on the turn or the river. He looked frustrated with how the hand went down and left his chair. He's still doing ok, though. Right now he is sitting on a stack of about 24,500.

Tags: Chad Batista

Vamo Brasil


With the board reading {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{9-Spades}, Maria "Maridu" Mayrinck bet 650 and Jesse James raised to 2,500. Maridu moved all in for 4,300 and James made the call.

Mayrinck: {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
James: {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The {9-Diamonds} on the turn filled Maridu up and all James could hope for was a chop. A queen did not come on the river, rather it was the {4-Hearts} doubling Maridu to 9,500 chips.

James was left with only a few thousand and busted soon after.

Tags: Jesse JamesMaria Mayrinck