Event #44: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em

Flush Over Flush



With the board showing {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}, Kyle Ray checked, Eduard Scharf bet 9,000, then Ray check-raised all in for 45,800 total. Scharf made the call, tabling {9-Spades}{8-Spades} for the flush. But Ray had a couple of higher spades -- {A-Spades}{J-Spades} -- making the {Q-Hearts} river no matter.

Ray jumps up to 115,000, while Scharf falls to 10,200.

Tags: Kyle RayEduard Scharf

Over and Out for Overgard



Kenny Hsuing opened with a raise from late position, and a short-stacked Chris Overgard committed the last of his stack with a call from the blinds. Hsuing showed {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}, and Overgard {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

The board came {K-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts}{J-Spades}{K-Hearts}, and Overgard hits the rail. Hsuing has 88,000 now.

Tags: Chris OvergardKenny Hsuing

Sachinidas Sticking Around


Dimitrios Sachinidas was all in for about his last lonely 8,000 chips before the flop, and he was racing his {3-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} against Cyriel Dohmen's {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts} for double or nothing.

The flop had a three but it was suited in spades for the sweat. In the end, though, the board of {3-Spades} {J-Spades} {2-Spades} {10-Hearts} {7-Clubs} was safe for the pocket threes, and Sachinidas has doubled up to 16,000.

Tags: Dimitrios SachinidasCyriel Dohmen

Petersen's Early Kings


It sure is nice to look down at pocket kings in the first orbit of Day 2 when you're below average in chips. That's what happened for Jesper Petersen and his stack of about 45,000, and he was more than happy to get it all in there preflop against Jeff Shulman.

The only problem for Petersen was that his {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds} ran smack into Shulman's {A-Hearts} {A-Diamonds}, and it looked like he was going to have an awfully short Day 2.

The board ran out {10-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {3-Diamonds}, and Shulman's aces hold up to earn him the pot and the early knockout. He's up to 105,000, and you can put Petersen at zero.

Tags: Jeff ShulmanJesper Petersen

Action Begins


"All in!"

We're already hearing the call from the short stacks here in the no-limit half of Level 11. Just now we heard it from Table 368, where Casey Yontz has eliminated a short-stacked Eric Haddad in an early hand. Yontz pushes his stack to 34,500 on that one.

Tags: Casey YontzEric Haddad

Let's Do This


Cards are in the air! As will be the case throughout, we're starting with 30 minutes of no-limit hold'em this level, to be followed by 30 minutes of fixed limit HE.

69 Return to Mix It Up on Day 2

Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

"Limit is killing me!"

That was the refrain we heard most often yesterday during the first day of play of Event #44, the $2,500 Mixed Hold'em event in which players alternate between a half-hour of no-limit hold'em and a half-hour of limit HE.

Of course, there were likely those who felt plenty comfortable during the limit rounds, for whom no-limit might have been "killing" them. Those limit guys, though, tend to be a little less vocal. For them, the complaints were generally more reserved, often variations of a similar theme: "I just can't pick up a hand."

It was a whirlwind day yesterday, with the field of 507 being whittled all of the way down to just 69. Eli Elezra bagged the most chips at day's end, followed closely by Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy. The plan today will be to play ten levels or down to the final nine, whichever comes first.

Join us back here at 2:30 p.m. local time for all of the action!