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

Martin Holds to Win Huge Pot

• Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Two of the bigger stacks in the room just tangled, with Stefan Martin propelling himself close to the chip lead at the expense of James Heisler. We caught the action on the flop of {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} with 26,000 in the pot. The action was fast and furious, as Martin bet 20,000, Heisler went all in, and Martin called in about a 4 second span.

The cards were flipped up, with Martin showing {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} for an overpair and gutshot straight draw and Heisler showing two overs and a flush draw with {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, making him the slight favorite. Martin was able to dodge all of the outs, with the turn coming {4-Clubs} and the river coming {5-Diamonds}. Martin scooped the giant pot, and is now over 150,000 in chips.

Tags: Stefan MartinJames Heisler