Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Naujoks Moves in for the Bust, Doesn't Get There

This latest hand got off to quite the start when Liv Boeree raised to 525 from middle position. The player in the cutoff then shoved all in for 1,925 and was followed an all-in four-bet from Sandra Naujoks on the button. Boeree got out of the way and let the two all-in players duke it out.

Naujoks: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}

Naujoks needed some serious help, but she didn't get any as the hand played out with a board of {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}.

Naujoks is now down to roughly 7,375 in chips.

Tags: Sandra Naujoks

Seiver's Plan Backfires

Scott Seiver had been making the most of time in between hands at a cash game to go all in at his tournament table. It had been working well for him until he shoved for 2,625 in late position after two early-position players had limped.

The player in the big blind looked him up and the two previous limpers folded.

Seiver: {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Opponent: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

Seiver picked up a gut-shot straight-draw on the {3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop, but his opponent filled up when the {9-Spades} came on the turn. Seiver was up and gone before the {8-Spades} had time to land on the river.

Tags: Scott Seiver

Darus Suharto Out


Team PokerStars Pro, Darus Suharto opened the pot with a 525-chip raise in middle position and only the big blind called.

The flop spread {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and the big blind checked-raised to 1,500 a 650-chip bet from Suharto. Suharto called.

The turn card was a {6-Diamonds} and Suharto moved all in after his opponent checked. He was called and tabled {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, his opponent had {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}.

The river was a bricked card and Suharto is out of this tournament.

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Ramage on Rampage

Grayson Ramage was in the big blind when the button raised to 600. The small blind three-bet to 2,000 and when action got to Ramage, he jammed for his entire stack of 2,750. The button folded, but the small blind called.

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

All Ramage had to do was stay ahead, and he did just that as the board ran out {2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{k-}.

With the double up, Ramage is now up to 6,400 chips.

Tags: Grayson Ramage

Deuces for Boeree

Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

In middle position, Liv Boeree opened the pot with a 450-chip raise, and the player in the hijack seat called.

The flop came out {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{k-Spades}, Boeree fired a 450-chip bet and was called. The turn brought a {2-Clubs} to the felt and Boeree bet out 8,000 chips. Her opponent called again.

The river was a {q-Spades} and Boeree fired a 1,600-chip bet, her opponent called and Boerre tabled pocket deuces.

Her opponent mucked and Boeree is now up to 18,000 chips.

Tags: Liv Boeree

Margets Double With Aces Up

Leo Margets was involved in a five-way limped pot with a flop reading {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Action was checked around to Margets who bet 1,000 and got one caller.

The {j-Diamonds} came on the turn and Margets bet again, this time for 2,300. Her opponent tanked and then raised enough to put Margets all in for her last 4,300 and Margets made the call.

Margets: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

The {4-Diamonds} on the river was inconsequential and Margets is up to 16,000.

Tags: Leo Margets

Seiver Multitabling Tournaments and Cash

A few hours ago we had taken a couple of strolls past Scott Seiver's table and each time we passed he was nowhere to be seen. Consequently we had assumed Seiver had busted once we saw him sitting at a $25/50 PLO game.

How wrong we were.

While walking through the cash game area, which is still surrounded by tournament tables, we were nearly knocked over by Seiver, who was rushing back to get into his cash game. When he got there he explained to Jason Mercier that he had returned to his table and "Someone had raised, so I sat down and jammed. The guy asked if I had somewhere to be and I said 'Yeah, the cash game.' Then the guy shook his head and said 'You probably don't even have anything' and folded."

Seiver then explained that "Tournaments are easy. I've picked up 1,000 chips every hour. Now I'm good for another hour."

Easy indeed, Seiver. Easy indeed.

Tags: Scott Seiver

Double Up for Naujoks


When we arrived at the table the flop was {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Team PokerStars Pro Sandra Naujoks moved all in after her opponent fired a 1,000-chip bet. Her opponent called the additional 2,500 chips.

Naujoks: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The turn card was a {k-Spades} and the river a {4-Diamonds}. Naujoks is now up to 6,000 chips.

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Time for a Break

Players have 20 minutes to hit the can, grab a bite, or get a drink before cards are once again in the air.