Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Madsen Doubles


Jeff Madsen managed to double up for his last 3,875 just before the dinner break. He held {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} and was up against his opponent's {Q-Hearts}{K-Clubs}. The board was kind to Madsen and he will return to action with a stack around 8,000.

Tags: Jeff Madsen

Eric Baldwin and the Cowboys

Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

This could be a song tittle, but it's just what happened in the last hand Eric Baldwin played.

With the board spread {4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} Baldwin check-raised all in after the player in the cutoff fired a bet. He was called and tabled a pair of kings. His opponent showed {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and without help from the {5-Hearts} on the river, Baldwin is now up to 17,000 chips.

Tags: Eric Baldwin

He's Gotta Call, He's Jeff Madsen


Jeff Madsen raised in middle position and received two callers. The small blind then shoved all in for 2,675. Madsen thought it over before putting in the chips. The other two players folded and Madsen said, "I have nothing."

Madsen: {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Small Blind: {J-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Madsen doubled up his opponent, leaving himself with about 13,200.

Tags: Jeff Madsen

Queen Lindley Runs into Aces


Christina Lindley opened the pot with a 525-chip raise on the button, and the player in the small blind popped it to 1,725. Lindley moved all in for about 5,000 chips and and she was snap called.

Lindley: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and Lindley is out of the tournament right before the dinner break.

Tags: Christina Lindley

Massage Power?


Is there something about the power of a good massage during the tournament that allows the pros to do better? It seems in every event a number of pros take advantage of the massage therapists, often ordering a massage that lasts well over an hour.

Right now there are two notable pros who are enjoying a massage . . . Lee Markholt and JC Tran. Both seemed relaxed and in the zone. Lucky for the massage therapists, they'll be able to give their hands a rest as the dinner break is right around the corner.

Tags: JC TranLee Markholt

More Chip Counts

19,000 6,000
15,300 5,300
13,500 -1,000
10,800 400
10,500 3,300
8,600 -2,400
6,400 1,500
5,700 -300

Amnon Outta Here


The player in Seat 3 raised to 525 and Amnon Filippi moved all in for around 2,400. The player in the small blind then moved all in over the top, prompting Seat 3 to fold.

Filippi: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Small Blind: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

Filippi was in the lead but not for long. The flop came down {2-Hearts}{J-Spades}{K-Spades}, giving the small blind top pair. The {5-Spades} on the turn was no help to Filippi and he was down to just the river. The dealer burned and put up the {9-Diamonds} and with that, Filippi's day came to an end.

Tags: Amnon filippi

Double up for Jonathan Little


Jonathan Little ended up all in pre-flop holding pocket threes and was called by a player who tabled {k-}{q-}.

The board didn't help Little's opponent and threes were good. Little is now up to 6,500 chips.

Tags: Jonathan Little

A Few Updated Chip Counts

23,000 7,300
21,000 8,000
15,000 6,500
12,300 2,800
10,000 5,800
10,000 1,000
8,000 5,000
6,100 5,400
5,800 2,800
2,800 -200
2,300 900
1,150 -2,350