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

Baker Turns Up the Heat at His Table

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Jason Baker has quietly upped his chip stack to just over 70,000. He did most of his damage on a hand where he raised 4,000 preflop. The cutoff shoved all in for 12,700 total, and Baker thought for about 30 seconds before calling. He flipped up {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} which was dominating his opponents {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. The flop came {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, and the turn brought the {10-Diamonds} giving both players a big flush draw. The river came the {3-Clubs}, and Baker scooped the pot.

Baker then won the next two hands, both times raising to 4,000 preflop and inducing folds around the table.