Event #51: $3,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
Days:
123

Will the Thrill Wants it Low

Just before the break...

A player in middle position open-shoved all in for about 14,000, and Will Failla looked down at {7-Clubs} {7-Hearts}, and he called with the slightly covering stack. The all-in player tabled {Q-Hearts} {J-Hearts}, and the race was on.

"Keep it low!" Failla instructed the dealer, and he ran out a flop of {9-Spades} {2-Clubs} {9-Hearts}.

"Low," Failla repeated, and the turn came the safe {2-Diamonds}.

"Lower!"

River: {K-Clubs}

Thanks, no doubt, to his pleas, the dealer kept his sevens in front, and Will the Thrill has knocked off a player to move his way up to 33,000.

Tags: Will Failla

Hold the Clock

We're halfway through our after-dinner poker session, and everyone's out of here for a twenty-minute break.

Chipasaurus

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David Singer 147,000 7,000
Tom Dwan 81,000 59,000
Terrence Chan 77,000 57,000
Felipe Ramos 75,000 2,000
Vanessa Selbst 72,000 -4,000
Tommy Vedes 51,000 -5,000
Theo Tran 45,000 32,500
Julien Brecard 40,000 -14,000
Gavin Griffin 39,000 -31,000
Alex Kravchenko 33,000 15,000
Alex Outhred 32,000
Lee Markholt 32,000 15,500
Will Failla 30,000 20,500
Vitaly Lunkin 28,000 -8,000
Tom McEvoy 24,000 2,500
Matt Stout 23,000 -1,000
Tony Dunst 20,000 5,000
Neil Channing 19,000 -9,000
Dennis Phillips 17,000 8,500
Allen Kessler 17,000 -18,700
Amanda Baker 15,000 -4,500
Ted Forrest 15,000 6,500
Veronica Dabul 13,000 9,500
Wooka Kim 10,000 -23,000
Tony Hachem 9,000 1,500

Too Many Hands in the Pot

There was major confusion over on Table 6, and that usually means we get a visit from the floorman. Lee Gaines had just won an all-in against Sam Trickett, and all five cards were out on board in Gaines' favor. The dealer started to count one of the stacks, and, after some stuttering and double-checking, a few players' hands found their way into the pot, and chips were being stacked out everywhere. Ultimately, it became difficult to tell for certain whose chips were whose, and the floor was called over.

T.D. Bob handled the situation quickly, and he was able to gather a good bit of information from the two players once all the stragglers piped down. Smith determined the stack size on a previous hand, and he was able to reconstruct the pot to give Gaines the proper double-up chips. The matter was settled to everyone's satisfaction, and Trickett is the only one who comes out on the bad end, down to just 1,475 chips now.

After the dust settled, Bob offered one correction to the dealer: "Make sure you count both stacks before you do anything."

Tags: Lee GainesSam Trickett

Hachem Getting Chatty

Tony Hachem
Tony Hachem

We've been watching Tony Hachem nurture and coax his short stack all day, and he's been doing his fair share of good-natured trash talking and bickering about his predicament. We just caught him as he opened a pot to 1,550 in early position, and the decision was on Jason Potter when we joined the action.

"How much you have behind?" Potter asked.

"For the first time today..." Hachem said, pausing for effect, "...over 10,000!"

With that, Potter promptly reraised to 4,225, and the table folded back to Hachem who started shaking his head. "I've run into your kickers twice today," he said, wagging a finger.

"When was the second time?" Potter asked, sliding one of his earphones off his ear. "Oh, that hand? I flopped a set. I had two nines."

"Yeah yeah, flopped a set..." Hachem was trailing off. "What do you have now?"

"I don't think I'm allowed to tell you," Potter said. After another minute, he added, "Okay, I have a Draw 4 and a Reverse."

Hachem chuckled, and he finally said, "All right, you got it," and he slid his cards into the muck. He does indeed have about 10,000 chips left, and they'll be used in some other spot.

Tags: Jason PotterTony Hachem

Morgan Notches an Elimination

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It's been a lot of hard work for Jordan Morgan today, a lot of grinding to try to accumulate chips. He caught a bit of an easy spot when he opened for 1,500 and a player re-raised to 11,500. The player didn't have many chips behind the raise, so Morgan moved all in and was called. Morgan's pocket tens were best against his opponent's pocket nines. Nothing changed on a board of {7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and so Morgan moved up to 34,000. His opponent moved off to a different part of the Pavilion Room.

Tags: Jordan Morgan

Eli Exits

Eli Elezra back when he was all happy with chips and a massage and whatnot
Eli Elezra back when he was all happy with chips and a massage and whatnot

We missed the hand that sealed his fate, but we did see Eli Elezra stand up, pay the massage therapist that had been working on him, and exit the room.

It is thusly to be inferred that Mr. Elezra is out.

In other news, John Juanda has been blinded out of the event. He's too busy tending to his stack over in Event #50, and you Juanda fans can head over there to keep tabs on his Day 2 progress.

Tags: Eli ElezraJohn Juanda

Eli Exits

Eli Elezra back when he was all happy with chips and a massage
Eli Elezra back when he was all happy with chips and a massage

We missed the hand that sealed his fate, but we did see Eli Elezra stand up, pay the massage therapist that had been working on him, and exit the room.

It is thusly to be inferred that Mr. Elezra is out.

Selbst Shakes Things Up

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Leave it to the aggressive Vanessa Selbst to wake and shake things up on White 10. She was in position and get it all in on the turn, {j-Spades}kc]{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, against an early-position player that had her covered. Selbst showed down {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for a made straight with a draw to the nut flush. Her opponent only had draws to a chop with {q-}{j-}. The river came the {q-Spades} to double Selbst up. After being quite short less than ah hour ago, Selbst now has about 75,000.

Tags: Vanessa Selbst