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

Viva Pescatori


Max Pescatori had his opponent all-in for his last 18,000 chips preflop and the hands were opened:

Pescatori: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}

The {7-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} flop gave Pescatori a plethora of outs, but the {2-Spades} on the turn was neither of them. The {6-Hearts} on the river was one of them however and Pescatori recorded the KO and the victory.

Tags: Max Pescatori

Break Time


The remaining few tables are heading on a twenty-minute break.

Bax Be Gone


The heads up match between Christian "charder30" Harder and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy didn't last very long.

Harder opened with the button and Josephy moved all-in for 27,000. Harder called and the hands were tabled:

Harder: {A-}{Q-}
Josephy: {A-}{9-}

The board ran {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Josephy was eliminated.

Charder will return tomorrow as one of the thirty-six remaining runners.

Tags: Christian HarderCliff Josephy

Boeken Busto

Noah Boeken now on the rail
Noah Boeken now on the rail

Noah Boeken opened to 2,600 and Nicolas Levi bumped it to 6,000 from the big blind.

Boeken made the call to see a {J-Spades}{2-Clubs}{K-Clubs} flop fall and a bet of 5,500 follow from Levi. Boeken deliberated for a few moments before tossing in five orange 5,000-denomination chips amounting to a raise of 25,000.

Levi took his time mulling over a decision before announcing a call and flipping his hand believing that Boeken was all in when in reality still had a further 14,900 behind.

The dealer burned and turned the {5-Diamonds} on the turn and Levi tossed in three 5,000-denomination chips with Boeken sliding his remaining chips.

Levi: {J-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Boeken: {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

The river landed the {3-Diamonds} to see Boeken miss his flush draw and be sent to the rail as Levi progresses to the second round of play.

Tags: Nicolas LeviNoah Boeken

Charder Takes from Bax, Now Heads Up


Christian "charder30" Harder and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy tangled in a sizable pot at Table 24 moments ago.

Harder opened to 2,700 from the button and Josephy called from the big blind.

The flop fell {2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{J-Spades} and Josephy checked to Harder who bet 4,800. Josephy thought before check-raising to 10,500 and Harder made the call.

The turn brought the {K-Diamonds} and again Josephy checked. Harder bet again, this time 14,300. Josephy wasn't happy and tanked for quite some time before lifting his cards to show the rail and throwing them in the muck.

Harder eliminated Casey Jarzabek soon after, and Harder (111,000 chips) and Josephy (39,000 chips) are now heads up.

Tags: Christian HarderCliff Josephy

Broadway For Brown Sends Him To Round Two

Chad Brown in action
Chad Brown in action

With the board spread {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{3-Spades} Matt Waxman found himself all in against Chad Brown.

Waxman: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
Brown: {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

With Brown having flopped Broadway and a royal flush draw, Waxman would have to improve on his two-pair.

Fortunately for Brown, the river landed the {9-Hearts} to improve his hand to a flush and send Waxman to the rail as the PokerStars Team USA Pro progresses through to the next round and a guaranteed $16,607 payday.

Tags: Matt WaxmanChad Brown

Katchalov's Ladies See Him Progress


On a board reading {7-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts} Eugene Katchalov was faced with a 20,000-chip bet into a pot of around the same amount.

Katchalov grabbed a stack of assorted chips amounting around 43,000 and dropped them in front of his cards to put his opponent all in.

After several minutes in the tank, Katchalov's opponent made the call for his tournament life tabling {7-Spades}{6-Spades} to be drawing dead to Katchalov's {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}.

The meaningless {8-Diamonds} landed on the river to send Katchalov through to round two action.

Tags: Eugene Katchalov

Elpayaa Defeats Ivey

Phil Ivey on the rail
Phil Ivey on the rail

Joseph Elpayaa raised the button and Phil Ivey three-bet. Elpayaa was having none of it and jammed all in to put Ivey to a decision. That decision resulted in a call for his tournament life.

Ivey: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Elpayaa: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} to see Elpayaa strike gold on the flop to send Ivey to the rail and himself into round two and a guaranteed payday of $16,607.

Tags: Joseph ElpayaaPhil Ivey