Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

You're the King


Jeff Kimber committed his last 50,000 chips preflop and Jeffrey King had him at risk. Kimber was slightly ahead with {a-Spades}{9-Spades} to King's {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}, but the {7-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop gave King a myriad of outs.

The {j-Hearts} on the turn was one of King's outs, and after the {7-Hearts} bricked on the river he recorded the knockout. Kimber headed to the cage to pick up his winnings, and King now sits with 338,000 chips.

Tags: Jeff KimberJeffrey King

Table Reports


Here are the chip leaders (and players remaining) at the moment at some of our tables:

Table 361 -- Kyle Brossia, 135,000 (4 players left)
Table 362 -- Chau Giang, 175,000 (4)
Table 364 -- Brett Shaffer, 165,000 (5)
Table 366 -- Adam Kornuth, 205,000 (3)
Table 369 -- Jeff King, 255,000 (4)
Table 370 -- Samuel Trickett, 127,000 (4)
Table 373 -- Annette Obrestad, 130,000 (5)
Table 375 -- Justin Scott, 175,000 (4)

Emptying Seats


A couple more tables are now heads-up.

At Table 368, Emil Gunnarsson and Michael Cooper are now the last two with chips, with Gunnarsson having a 265,000-to-185,000 advantage.

And at Table 366, Leonard Cortelino has 272,000 to Michael Pesek's 178,000.

El-Sayed Doubles


Dustin Dirksen and Sam El-Sayed are now heads-up over at Table 363. Just now came a hand in which Dirksen started with the button and raised to 6,000. El-Sayed raised to 26,000, Dirksen moved all in and El-Sayed called.

Dirksen: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
El-Sayed: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran {j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} and El-Sayed's threes held doubling him to 214,000 chips.

Tags: Dustin DirksenSam El-Sayed

"Too Far In"


After a {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop, Kristian Lunardi checked to Michael Cooper who bet 4,000. Lunardi raised to 11,200, Cooper re-raised to 50,000 and Lunardi promptly moved all in for another 50,000.

"I'm too far in to fold now," Cooper said tossing in the call chips and turning over {q-Spades}{6-Clubs} for a modest pair of sixes.

Lunardi opened {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and was well ahead with a straight.

The {6-Hearts} on the turn was a dangerous card and unbelievably the {8-Hearts} rivered giving Cooper a full house. Lunardi was crippled to starting stack, and Cooper chipped up to 180,000.

Tags: Kristian LunardiMichael Cooper



We reached Table 362 after the river had been dealt, and the board was {5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Spades}{j-Diamonds}.

Chau Giang led for 14,000, Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade raised to 40,000 and Giang moved all in for 142,000 (133,800 effective). Wade tanked before folding {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} face up.

Wade was very quizzical, and wanted to know whether or not folding was the right play.

"I'll tell you when we done," Giang told Wade.

"I should've just called," Wade returned.

Tags: Tristan WadeChau Giang

Kelly KO's Another, Now Heads Up


Action folded to Steven Kelly on the button who raised to 4,000. Yann Dion shoved for 37,800 from the small blind and Kelly made the call.

Kelly: {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Dion: {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The board ran {6-Spades}{a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Kelly won the hand with just queen-high.

Kelly is now heads up with Barry Hutter and holds a sizable chip lead with almost two-thirds of the chips in play.

Tags: Barry HutterYann DionSteven Kelly