Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

So Long Day 1a

With only 298 players remaining of our initial 1,987 it is time to pack it in and call it a night. It took just eight and a half levels of play for us to lose 85% of our field today. That means tomorrow's field, however large it may be, will play to about the same time before both days merge on Monday.

Even with a large number of big tournament going on, today's event managed to draw an impressive list of names. Sorel Mizzi, Jason Mercier, Hevad Khan, Dennis Phillips, Theo Tran, Shaun Deeb, Eric Baldwin, Tom Dwan, David "Bakes" Baker, David Pham, Paul Wasicka, Humberto Brenes, Chris Ferguson and more all took a shot at the bracelet, but failed to make it out of Day 1 alive.

Despite the large number of players who didn't make it, we'll still have some well-known players joining us for Day 2. Scott Montgomery looks to be our chipleader with 75,700 but Neil Channing (64,500), David Sands (52,000), Liv Boeree (24,275) and Marco Traniello (20,500) will all be back to try to make a final table.

Teng Takes a Hit

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When we arrived at the table one player was all in and Andrew Teng was considering his options. Teng eventually called the 3,500 additional chips.

Teng tabled {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and his opponent showed {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The {3-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts} didn't help Teng, who now has 30,000 chips.

Tags: Andrew Teng

Sands Looking to End Evening With a Bang

A player in the cutoff at David Sands' table raised all in for 10,700 and David Sands tanked for a moment in the small blind and asked for an exact count before announcing he was all in. The big blind checked his cards and chips a few times, but eventually folded.

Sands: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Cutoff: {q-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The flop kept Sands ahead when it came {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and he stayed ahead with the {4-Spades} on the turn and the {3-Hearts} on the river.

It looks like Sands now has about 52,000 chips to his name.

Tags: David Sands

Recipe For Tilt

Michael Gracz finished the last level on a high note. He was in the big blind and had called a raise to 850 from the player in the cutoff. Gracz checked when the flop came {j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, but the cutoff bet 1,100. At that point Gracz three-bet to 2,600 and the cutoff four-bet to 8,000. Not to be outdone, Gracz shoved for around 26,000 and the cutoff called.

Expecting a couple of monsters?

Gracz: {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Cutoff: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Gracz was ahead, but was a statistical underdog heading into the turn. The turn was the {10-Clubs}, giving the cutoff even more outs, none of which came when the river fell {8-Spades}.

The double up allowed Gracz to climb to 54,000 chips.

Tags: Michael Gracz

Aces Hold for Naujoks

After a player on the button raised, Sandra Naujoks moved all in for her last 8,275. The button called, and things were looking good for Naujoks.

Naujoks: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

Naujoks picked up a bit of a sweat when the flop came {4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{j-Hearts} but managed to fade her opponent's outs with the {q-Spades} turn and {3-Clubs} river.

Tags: Sandra Naujoks

Easy Game for Montgomery

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With the board spread {4-Spades}{q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} Scott Montgomery and his opponent both checked.

The river brought a {5-Clubs} to the felt and Montgomery called a 2,975-chip bet. His opponent said, "Jack high!" and Montgomery tabled {6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}.

Montgomery is now up to 80,000 chips.

Tags: Scott Montgomery

Montgomery on a Tear

Scott Montgomery has been on a climb all day and now finds himself with about 70,000 chips. In one hand we just saw him play, a middle position player had made a raise to 1,200 with Montgomery re-raising by placing a stack of yellow (1,000) chips in the middle, effectively pitting his opponent all in. Montgomery got called and we were off to the races.

Montgomery: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The flop was no good when it paired Montgomery's opponent with {2-Spades}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}. However, Montgomery picked up a flush draw which he missed with the {3-Hearts} turn, but made with the {5-Spades} river.

Tags: Scott Montgomery

In & Out: Team PokerStars Pro

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Veronica Dabul
Veronica Dabul

In
Gualter Sales - 25,000
Sandra Naujoks - 12,000
Veronica Dabul - 4,200

Out
Jason Mercier
Pierre Neuville
Alexandre Gomes
Maria Maridu Mayrinck
Pieter De Korver
Hevad Khan
Dennis Phillips
Humberto Brenes
Arnaud Mattern

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