Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Steve Gross Busto


With only 750 chips on his stack, Steve Gross opened the pot with a 500-chip raise under the gun. A player in middle position re-popped it to 1,000 and Gross called.

Opponent: {k-Spades}{7-Spades}
Gross: {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}

The board {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{k-Clubs} didn't help and Gross is out of the tournament.

Tags: Steve Gross

On the Hunt(er)

We arrived at the scene to see a flop of {9-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. A player in early position bet and was followed by an all-in raise from a player in middle position. Hunter Frey didn't have him covered and called, putting himself all in. The player in early position had them both covered and called as well.

Frey: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Middle Position: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Early Position: {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Frey begged the dealer for red cards and got them as the turn came {j-Hearts}, followed by the {9-Hearts} on the river.

After the hand Frey found himself up to 13,500.

Tags: Hunter Frey

No More Suits in the Field

Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst

With only 1,100 chips on his stack, Tony Dunst moved all in pre-flop and was called.

Tony tabled {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and his opponent showed pocket kings. Without help from the board Dunst is out of the tournament.

Tags: Tony Dunst

Pham's Eights Good for 9K

David Pham had raised to 400 when the hickack shoved for a little over 2,000. Players at the table folded around to Pham, who made the call.

Hickack: {a-Spades}{8-Spades}
Pham: {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

Pham had to fade an ace, which he did as the cards came down {k-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}.

After the hand Pham was up to 9,000.

Tags: David Pham

Lauren Kling Busto

Lauren Kling
Lauren Kling

With the board spread {2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} Lauren Kling ended up all in. She was called and tabled {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Her opponent tabled {4-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and Kling needed hel from the board.

The turn card was a {3-Spades} and the river brought a {7-Diamonds} to the table. That's the end of Kling's tournament.

Tags: Lauren Kling

Sands Up in Tournament, Down in Props

David Sands was recently all in preflop against one opponent and had some sweating to do with his {q-Clubs}{q-Spades} up against his opponent's {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}.

The board ran out {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{j-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Sands was back up to 5,500.

On the very next hand the player under the gun raised to 225 and a player in middle position called. Sands responded with a three-bet to 825 from the cutoff and Tim West four-bet for 2,575 from the small blind. Action was folded around to Sands who moved all in with West calling.

Sands: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
West: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The two ended up chopping as the board ran out {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. However, even with the chop, West ended up ahead. It turns out West and Sands have prop bets on the board. West had red jacks and fours, which he hit. That win pocketed him $60.

Tags: David SandsTim West

Brenes Back From Red

Humberto Brenes was a short stack when he raised preflop only to have the small blind re-raise. Brenes responded by going all in for 1,600 and got a call.

Brenes: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

Brenes may have been outkicked, but he paired his ten when the flop came {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. He managed to stay ahead through the {2-Diamonds} on the turn and the {5-Spades} on the river and is now up to 3,700.

Tags: Humberto Brenes

Giang Not Off to Bobby's Room Just Yet

Chau Giang had 3,000 chips and plenty of room to play when he went all in preflop with one caller coming along for the ride.

Giang: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Opponent: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Giang saw he was behind and didn't seem too concerened, saying "I don't care if I go to Bobby's Room."

He won't be going just yet, though. The flop came {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Giang's set stayed ahead through the turn and river. He is now up to about 7,000 chips.

Tags: Chau Giang

Ladies for Baker


With just 1,250 chips on his stack, David Baker ended up all in pre-flop. An opponent called and Baker tabled {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. His opponent had {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and Baker said, "This is a classical one!".

The board spread out {9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Baker is now up to 2550 chips.

Tags: David Baker