Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Margets Trending Upward

We caught up to Leo Margets when she bet 1,100 from the cutoff into a five-way limped pot with a flop of {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}. The player in the big blind was the only one to call her.

Both players checked the {2-Diamonds} on the turn. But when the {k-Spades} came on the river, the big blind bet 1,400. Margets made the call and the big blind mucked without showing. Marget on the other hand, showed {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}. She's now up to 25,000.

Tags: Leo Margets

No More Black in Here


With only 6,000 on his stack, Andy Black opened the pot in the hijack seat with a 775-chip raise. The action arrived to the player in the big blind, who re-popped it to 3,800. Black moved all in and was called.

Black: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The board {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} gave Black a passport to the rail.

Tags: Andy Black

Montgomery On Fire


While Montgomery stacked his chips, he was dealt another hand. One player opened the pot with a 625-chip raise in middle position, the player next to speak called, and Montogomery re-popped it to 2,650 from the small blind.

The initial raiser folded and the other player called.

The flop ran out {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Montgomery fired a 6,000-chip bet after his opponent checked. His opponent called.

The turn card was a {2-Spades} and all the chips went in. Montogmery's opponent check-raised all in his 15,000-chip bet and Montgomery called.

Opponent: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Montgomery: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Ther river card was a bricked and Montgomery is now up to 70,000 chips.

Tags: Scott Montgomery

Black Hanging on for Dear Life

Andy Black was a short stack when he moved all in from the button for 1,700. He was looked up by the big blind who only had 1,575.

Black: {j-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Small blind: {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Black stayed behind as the board ran out {q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Spades} and was left with just 125 chips.

On the very next hand he was all in and while we didn't catch the action, we do know that Black made a straight and quadrupled up to 700.

Tags: Andy Black

Montgomery on His Way Up


When we arrived at the table the board was spread {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and there were a lot of chips in the pot.

First to speak, Scott Montgomery fired a 8,000-chip bet. His opponent tanked and eventually called.

Montgomery tabled two black aces and took the pot, is now up to 30,000 chips.

Tags: Scott Montgomery

Holy Aggro, Batman!

We arrived on the scene just in time to see that David Sands had re-raised an early position raiser from 700 to 1,875. A player in middle position then four-bet to 3,200 with Sands five-betting to 5,475 after the early position player folded, resulting in a fold from his opponent.

After all that raising, Sands is up to 24,000.

Tags: David Sands

Players Dropping Fast

Play this evening is set to conclude when we have about 248 players left. We started the night with 2,486 and are already down to about 480. We don't know exactly when the magic number will hit, but we expect it to occur sometime within the next two hours.

Traply Slips

We arrived at this hand just in time to see Peter Traply fire a bet of 2,500 into a flop of {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. He was check-raised by a player in middle position for 2,400 more. Traply made the call.

Traply: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

Traply had a lot of catching up to do. The {7-Hearts} on the turn didn't help him improve, nor did the {10-Spades} on the river.

After doubling up his opponent, Traply is down to 6,900 chips.

Tags: Peter Traply

Wheelin' Out

Preflop betting was heavy when a player in the small blind limped to Jason Wheeler who raised to 600. The small blind had a tick up his sleeve, though, and three-bet to 3,500. Wheeler wasn't satisfied with the size of the pot and shoved for 8,000 more with the small blind making the call.

Wheeler: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Small blind: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Wheeler needed to catch some cards to pull ahead, but he was unable to do so when the {8-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{5-Clubs} came on the flop. The {9-Spades} on the turn gave him a few more outs, but he failed to get there and was eliminated when the river delivered the {3-Diamonds}.

Tags: Jason Wheeler

Quads for Naujoks


In middle position, Sandra Naujoks opened the pot with a 575-chip raise. The player on the button moved all in for an additional 75 chips. The big blind called and so did Naujoks.

The flop came out {7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Sandra fired a 700-chip bet after her opponent checked, and was called.

The turn card was a {q-Diamonds} and Sandra re-raised to 3,600 after a 1,400-chip bet made by her opponent. Her opponent called.

The river brought another seven do the table and Sandra tabled {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for quads.

Sandra Naujoks is now up to 12,000 chips.

Tags: Sandra Naujoks