Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Nice One for Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari
Antonio Esfandiari

When we arrived at the table the board read {3-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and Mathieu Pelletier check-called a 6,100-chip bet from Antonio Esfandiari. With more the 20,000 chips on the pot, a {3-Clubs} fell on the river.

Pelletier checked, and Esfandiari moved all in. Pelletier tanked and eventually folded.

Esfandiari is now up to 35,000 chips, Pelletier splipped to 30,000.

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariMathieu Pelletier

Threes No Good For Akkari

Andre Akkari
Andre Akkari

In middle position, André Akkari opened the pot with a 1,100-chip raise. Jonhy D'Silva, in the big blind, moved all in for an additional 3,525 chips and Akkari called.

Akkari: {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}
D'Silva: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The {10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts} board gave D'Silva a full double up.

Tags: André Akkari

"Floor to Table 23"


The floor was called to Table 23 to help resolve an incident that had developed. What happened was the player in Seat 4 announced "all in," but failed to put any chips in the pot. Not knowing Seat 4 had moved all in, the player in Seat 9 raised to 1,200.

The question was, did that 1,200 have to stay in the pot since Seat 4 had announced he was all in? Bob Smith, the same floor who was announcing the final table when Phil Ivey won his eighth gold bracelet, came to the table. He listened to the circumstances and ruled that since no chips were put in the pot, he was going to allow Seat 9 to take his bet back.

The floor acknowledged that the dealer should have made Seat 4 put something in the pot and most of the table agreed with the ruling, especially Seat 9.

Bye Bye Mandy

Amanda Baker
Amanda Baker

With about 650 chips on her stack, Maney Baker moved all in pre-flop. One of her opponents called and tabled {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. Baker showed {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}.

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Baker is out of the tournament.

Tags: Mandy Baker

Grinded Down


We didn't catch the action but we saw Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi doubling up his opponent in Seat 1. The dealer had mucked Mizrachi's cards, but Seat 1 was showing {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} on a {2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{J-Spades} board.

The hand left Mizrachi crippled with just 2,775 in chips.

Tags: Michael Mizrachi

Nine Handed


The tournament staff just announced that the remaining tables will be played nine handed.