Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Musumeci Picks Off Bluff


Amanda Musumeci opened to 475 from the cutoff and found a defend from an opponent in the big blind.

The {2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{K-Hearts} was checked to Musumeci, and she opted to fire out 525 as her opponent made the call.

The {7-Diamonds} went check, check on the turn before the {7-Spades} landed on the river and the big blind moved all in for a little over 2,000.

Musumeci made the call and was pleased to see her opponent's {9-Spades}{6-Spades} for a complete air-ball, as she tabled her {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} to collect the pot and move to 15,900 in chips.

Tags: Amanda Musumeci

A Few Chip Counts

Yuval Bronshtein 25,500 1,700
Ken Aldridge 10,800 -2,700
Raymond Rahme 9,500 5,600
Lisa Hamilton 6,700 2,700
JJ Liu 5,200
Julian Thew 4,100 400
Sirous Jamshidi 2,350 -450

New Players (Different Event)


We're seeing a lot of new faces as we make our way to the remaining tables in Event #54. That's because empty tables here in the Pavilion Room have now been filled by players from Event #56, the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event that has just begun.

The breaking of tables for our event has occurred from the outer tables in, meaning our tourney has in a sense been suddenly surrounded by the other one.

Yuval On The Up


Facing a button raise, Yuval Bronshtein three-bet from the big blind to 1,500 only to have his opponent move all in.

Bronshtein made the call for roughly an additional 4,000, and we were off to a showdown.

Bronshtein: {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} to see Bronshtein eliminate his opponent while climbing to 23,800 in chips.

Tags: Yuval Bronshtein

Feldman Felts Another

Peter Feldman
Peter Feldman

A player opened for 550 from middle position, and Peter "Nordberg" Feldman called from the button. The blinds got out, and the dealer burned a card and spread out the {9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop.

The preflop raiser didn't waste much time setting his lone column of chips out before him -- an all-in bet of about 3,000 -- and Feldman instantly called. Feldman tabled {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} for top pair and a flush draw, while his opponent showed {J-Spades}{10-Spades} for an open-ender.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} and the the river the {J-Clubs}, and yet another of our players has hit the rail. Feldman now has 11,200.

Tags: Peter Feldman

An Assortment of Chip Counts

Yuval Bronshtein 15,400 4,400
Ken Aldridge 13,500 11,000
Amanda Musumeci 10,300 -3,200
Senovio Ramirez 7,200 -1,300
Peter Feldman 7,000 100
Kathy Liebert 6,500 5,500
Theo Tran 5,600 2,800
Van Nguyen 4,900 1,000
Lisa Hamilton 4,000 -400
Raymond Rahme 3,900 -200
Julian Thew 3,700 400
George Lind 3,400 1,600
Sirous Jamshidi 2,800 -3,600
Darryll Fish 1,600 -1,800
Teddy Monroe 1,400 425
Mike Wattel 1,300 -1,400
Darus Suharto Busted

Wattel Hangs On


A player raised to 325 from the cutoff seat, the button folded, and the small blind called. Mike Wattel then reraised all in for his last 1,200 total. The player in the cutoff considered for a minute, then let his hand go. The small blind also took about a minute to decide what to do, and he chose to call.

Wattel showed {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} while his opponent turned over {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The board came {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and Wattel survived.

The original raiser exhaled as if disappointed after seeing the board. "Your junk would have made a straight?" he was asked by a player not in the hand. He shook his head. "Ace-six," he said, to which Wattel said "Good fold" with a smile.

Wattel now has a little over 2,700.

Tags: Mike Wattel

Ship The Gravy!


Grayson 'Spacegravy' Physioc has just found a double up.

With his {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} face up against an opponent's {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}, the final board was spread {4-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds} to see Physioc double through to 7,700 in chips.

Tags: Grayson Physioc