Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Zhao's Stack Zooms Upward

• Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

When we caught up with the action the board already showed {8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and three players were still in the hand. The cutoff bet 2,500 and the button shoved all in for a little more than 9,000. The small blind, Diana Zhao, called the all in and the cutoff reluctantly folded his hand. When the cards were flipped up Zhao's {6-Spades}{2-Hearts} was ahead of her opponent's {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The cutoff player who had folded let out a groan admitting that he folded {8-}{2-}, but it's hard to blame him given the action. The turn and river brought the {k-Hearts} and {4-Hearts} changing nothing and Zhao raked in a massive pot to bring her stack to around 25,000.

Tags: Diana Zhao