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

Typical Hand Plays out Typically...Not

Getty Mattingsley got himself on the best side of a crazy pot over at his table. The player acting under the gun made it 1,200 to go. The player to his left made it 4,200 and Mattingsly shoved his entire 7,800 into the middle. Yet another player after him made it 14,000 to go. Two other players tanked before folding before the first two to act folded. The under the gun player said he folded {a-}{q-} while the original re-raiser folded {q-}{q-} face up.

Mattingsley showed {j-}{j-} and his opponent tabled {a-}{k-}. The flop came {q-}{10-}{4-}. Mattingsly was ahead on the flop, but pulled back in the race when the river came {k-}. However, in the spirit of this crazy hand, a {9-} fell on the river, giving Mattingsley a king-high straight and claim to all the chips.

Mattingsly now has about 21,000 in chips.

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Christian Harder Doube Up


When we arrived at the table Christian Harder was all in (15,850) and an opponent was mulling over a call, before finally deciding it was go time. The hands:

Harder: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Board: {8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

Double up for Christian Harder (45,000).

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Kling Takes a Hit


The action was folded around to the player in the cutoff who bet 1,050. The player on the button went all in (6,000) and Lauren Kling ask for a chipcount on the initial raiser. Kling made a big raise and the initial raiser eventually folded.

Kling: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Button: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Board: {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and the button doubled up.

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King Nathan

Ryan Nathan was treading close to the 10 big blind threshold when he went all in preflop with about 5,400 and was called by an opponent. Nathan showed {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} while his opponent tabled {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. The board of {6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts} allowed Nathan to double up. He is currently sitting with about 11,000 chips, enough to play some flops with.

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Chris Moorman: To the Moon!

Chris Moorman has rocketed towards the chip lead after getting mixed up in a big pot with Zak Gilbert. When we arrived, Gilbert had either limped or raised into the pot, which was followed by Moorman re-raising to 7,700. Action got back to Gilbert, who re-raised all in for his entire stack of 32,000. Moorman only had 29,000, but made the call.

Moorman: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Gilbert: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Gilbert was in trouble, and the dealer didn't provide any help. The cards came down {6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{a-Spades}.

Not a bad spot in which to pick up aces. Gilbert was left crippled with just 2,000 in chips, while Moorman has amassed a collection of 60,000.

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Clements Chop it


We're not sure about the action preflop but three players ended up all in.

Scott Clements: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Opponent 1: {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Opponent 2: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Board: {8-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Clements chopped the pot and one player was sent home.

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Chatty Negreanu

Anyone who's sat at a table with Daniel Negreanu (Anyone? Anyone?) or who has seen him play on television knows that he likes to get chatty at the tables. Today is no exception as he's been talking with the other players about what he have have had, or they may have had on any given hand. He could be just plain friendly, but there's a good chance he may be trying to extract information from his opponents.

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638 Return for Evening Play

638 players are still in the running, which is less than a third of the 2,099 who started. The plan tonight is to play out through 10 levels. If the pace continues as it has, we should get close to the money before the night comes to a close.