Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Lisandro Legged

Jeff Lisandro before elimination
Jeff Lisandro before elimination

After strolling round the room we found Jeff Lisandro's chair empty and consequently spoke to one of his tablemates on the details of his bustout.

Holding {Q-}{10-}, Lisandro saw all his chips enter the pot on a ten-high board, but unfortunately saw his opponent make the call and table {A-}{A-}.

The turn and river blanked out and Lisandro hit the rail.

Tags: Jeff Lisandro

Adams' Eights


Brandon Adams checked to Justin Young with the board reading {Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Young bet 1,500 and Adams called.

Both players checked the {10-Clubs} on the turn and the dealer burned a card before rivering the {9-Hearts}.

Adams checked a third time and Young bet 2,800. Adams called and Young tabled a busted flush draw: {J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Adams tabled the winner, {8-}{8-} and raked the pot to climb to 39,000 chips.

Young is still the table leader with 45,000.

Tags: Brandon AdamsJustin Young

Broadway For Channing

Neil Channing
Neil Channing

Neil Channing entered the pot with a raise to 1,000 and was met with a call by Scott Seiver before an opponent three-bet to 3,200.

With the action back on Channing he pushed his last 8,050 into the pot to prompt a fold from Seiver and a call from the three-bettor.

Channing: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

The board rolled out {Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs} before the dealer dropped the {J-Diamonds} on the river to give Channing Broadway.

"Baby! What happened there? That never happens" added a delighted Channing as he completed his straight on the river to double through to 17,700 in chips.

Tags: Neil ChanningScott Seiver

Chino Four Handed


Over on table 20 we find David "Chino" Rheem in great shape with 55,000 in chips of the 150,000 that are in play.

His table is also four-handed already which means that he is only three eliminations away from making day two and the money.

Tags: David Rheem

Binger Busts


After a cutoff raise to 800 and a button raise to 2,500, Nick Binger pushed his last 5,950 into the middle.

The original raiser passed but the three-bettor made the call.

Binger: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The final board of {A-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} saw Binger outdrawn and sent to the rail.

Tags: Nick Binger

90 Minutes, 24 Cupcakes, 25 Dimes


Andy Bloch is freerolling for $25,000. All he has to do is eat 24 cupcakes in the next hour and a half without throwing up during or ten minutes after completion.

Erik Seidel and Howard Lederer teamed up on the bet and are splitting it fifty-fifty.

The prop bet started because Bloch was given two boxes of massive cupcakes for his 41st birthday today. The bet has quickly caught the attention of nearly everyone in the room. Phil Hellmuth quickly ran over to twitpic Bloch scarfing down his first cupcake and players at adjacent tables are all giving their two cents.

"I can't wait until he gets twelve deep and gives up," said one player.

"I could to that easy!" blurted Scott Seiver.

We'll keep you updated on Bloch's status and hopefully we wont need a vomit bag.

Tags: Andy BlochErik SeidelHoward Lederer

Great Turn for Gross


Three players, Nam Le, Steve "gboro780" Gross and a player in Seat 10 saw a flop of {J-Clubs}{5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}.

Le checked to Gross who bet 4,600. The gentleman in Seat 10 called and so too did Le.

The turn brought the {2-Diamonds} and both Le and Gross checked. The player in Seat 10 bet 6,000, Le folded and Gross moved all in for about 14,000 total.

"Oh damn," said the man in Seat 10. "I call."

Gross tabled {2-Spades}{2-Clubs} for a turned set of deuces.

"I'm drawing dead," Gross' opponent said as he stormed from the table.

We never saw the gentleman's cards, and after the {Q-Clubs} rivered Gross was awarded the the 43,000 chip pot.

Tags: Nam LeSteve Gross

Poker Photography

Images from this stacked field.

Dan KellyCliff JoesphRafe FurstBrock ParkerChris FergusonBrandon CantuJames AkenheadBoris BeckerIsaac HaxtonJonathan AguireJustin BonomoJohnny Chan

Veldhuis Slipping


Rafe Furst opened to 850 from the cutoff only to have Lex Veldhuis bump it up on the button to 1,700.

Furst made the call to see a {A-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop fall and a bet of 1,500 follow from Veldhuis. Furst made the call as the {2-Spades} landed on the turn and a bet of 2,300 follow from the Veldhuis.

Taking his time, Furst again made the call before leading for 2,300 when the {4-Spades} landed on the river.

With only 5,100 behind Veldhuis deliberated for near on three minutes before tossing his hand into the muck to let Furst rake in the pot and move to over 21,000 in chips.

Tags: Rafe FurstLex Veldhuis