Event #5: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Moorman All the Way Up

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

When we arrived on the scene, action was going down on the turn. With a board reading {j-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, Moorman got it all in and had a caller who had him covered by 30,000.

Moorman: {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Opponent: {q-Spades}{k-Spades}

The river was the {10-Diamonds} and was enough to keep Moorman ahead in the hand, and at the top of the leader board.

Tags: Chris Moorman

Praz Bansi is the New Leader

Praz Bansi
Praz Bansi

A board full of spades gave Praz Bansi his queen high flush against {6-}{6-Spades} and {j-}{10-}.

I don't know what happened but Bansi has now about 110,000 chips after collecting the pot and is our new chipleader.

Tags: Praz Bansi

Friedman doesn't care

Perry Friedman is down to 4,000 after making a self-acknowledged reckless move. He had raised preflop only to be rer-aised by a woman at his table for her remaining 7,600 chips. Freidman thought for a moment before saying, "I don't care, I'll make the call."

Friedman: {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}
Opponent: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

Friedman's opponent spiked a set on the flop when it came {6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{k-Spades} and filled up on the turn {k-Diamonds}. The river brought the {7-Diamonds}, not changing a thing, and leaving Friedman with 4,000 in chips.

Tags: Perry Friedman

Somerville Predicts Cooler

Jason Somerville had raised to 2,000 in late position and was met with an all in from another player. It was about 9,000 more for Somerville to call. Somerville would indeed eventually make the call, but not without warning, "Just so you know, if I call and I beat you, it's going to be a bad beat."

Somerville: {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Opponent: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

Unfortunately for Somerville's opponent, Somerville was right on all counts. He spiked a pair of deuces when the flop came {5-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and stayed ahead through the {3-Spades} on the turn and the {9-Diamonds} on the river.

Somerville is now up to about 56,000 in chips.

Tags: Jason Somerville

Double Up for Humberto Brenes

Humberto Brenes
Humberto Brenes

When we arrived at the table Humberto Brenes (utg+1) called the all in of the player under the gun.

A player in middle position took time to take a decision and eventually fold pocket queens.


UTG: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Brenes: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Board: {4-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Double up for Brenes (16,000) and 1,100 for his opponent.

Tags: Humberto Brenes

Break Time


We're heading into a 20 minute break and chip race (25s) and will be back for the last two levels of the evening.

David Skalnsky Heads Home

David Sklansky has headed home for the evening when his {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} failed to surpass his opponent's {q-Spades}{q-}. He may be bust, but at least he's about even in Sklansky bucks.

Tags: David Sklansky