Event #24: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Lind Trending Up


George Lind opened to 475 from the cutoff and a player in the small blind three-bet to 1,600. Lind made the call.

Both players checked the {Q-Spades}{3-Spades}{K-Diamonds} flop and the {6-Diamonds} turn. The player in the big blind checked a third time after the {9-Spades} rivered and Lind bet 1,500. His opponent folded and he raked in the pot.

Lind is now up to 8,600 chips.

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Every Chip Matters

The big stack over at Isaac Haxton's table had raised to 500 from middle position with Haxton following up with a three-bet to 1,500 in the cutoff. When action folded around to the original raiser he made the call.

The flop came {7-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} with Haxton's opponent checking. When Haxton fired in a bet of 1,500, his opponent tossed his cards away to end the hand.

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Quick Counts


Here are a few counts we've grabbed in the room.

Brian Rast 9,200 8,100
Theo Tran 5,400 -1,600
Michael Martin 2,400 700
Andrew Feldman 2,400 -5,700
Tom Dwan 1,600 -3,900
Marcel Luske 1,500 -1,500
Andre Akkari Busted

Phil Gordon Looking To Get KO'd?

Phil Gordon recently lost a big pot when his {a-}{2-} was dominated by his opponent's {a-}{q-}. Upon seeing that he wasn't totally out of chips, Gordon said "Hurry and bust me so I can catch my plane."
One of the other players at his table jokingly replied, "What chapter of your book is that in?"

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Nice Guys Finish Last


Ain't it the truth?

Chad Batista raised to 450 from early position and a player in middle position moved all in for 2,500. Action folded back to Batista who paused for a second.

"You're a nice guy," Batista said before calling.

Batista: {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Nice Guy: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

The {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} gave Batista's opponent counterfeit outs and the {Q-Diamonds} on the turn brought even more outs. The river bricked however and Batista KO'd the nice guy, chipping up to 15,000.

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Break it Up


With four levels in the books it's time for another 20-minute break.

Cya then!

DeWitt is DeOut


Recent bracelet winner Jason DeWitt has been eliminated from todays action. We unfortunately missed the hand but he was kind enough to recap it for us.

DeWitt was all in with {j-}{j-} on {7-}{7-}{6-} flop and his opponent held {a-}{7-}. He couldn't find a jack on the turn or river and was busted.

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The Numbers Are In

With registration now closed we are able to tell you that 1,358 people signed up to play today. Put them in a room with yesterday's crowd of 1,931 and we have a total field of 3,289.

So far we are down to 708 in today's field. We can expect that number to continue to fall as the blinds keep rising.

As for prize pools, first place is going to pay a whopping $503,389. How's that for a return on investment? In total, 342 people are going to take home a piece of the $2,960,100 prize pool.

Silver and Gold


PokerStars Team Pro Brazil member Maria "Maridu" Mayrinck is sporting some new bling today, but it's not hers.

Her current significant other, David "Bakes" Bakes, is letting her borrow his new WSOP bracelet for the day. Maybe it will bring her luck, maybe it will not. Maridu was kind enough and let one of our tournament reporters look at it as well.

"It's the closest you'll ever get to one," she joked.

PokerStars Team Online Pro George Lind just sat next to Maridu at Table 76. Lind has already cashed at this World Series finishing 10th in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 Championships for $43,833.

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