Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

Ike Goes Quack Quack

• Level 7: 200-400, 0 ante

Isaac Haxton led out from the big blind on a {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop and the player in the cutoff made the call. On the {10-Hearts} turn, Haxton check-called his opponent’s bet. The {5-Clubs} river was checked by both players and Haxton showed {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for the smallest of two pairs. The cutoff mucked and Haxton was up to around 20,000 after the hand.

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Greenstein Losing with the Worst of It

After four betting preflop Barry Greenstein and his opponent got to see a flop of {K-Hearts} {10-Spades} {4-Hearts}. Greenstein then bet out after his opponent checked to him and was called. Both players got to witness the {3-Clubs} come down on the turn.

Both players then checked the {3-Spades} river, where Greenstein mucked after seeing his opponent's {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}.

Barry Greenstein 8,000 2,500
Sorel Mizzi 6,000 -2,300

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Brown's Runner Runner

Chad Brown
Chad Brown

After a series of bets Chad Brown was left with 500 in chips on a flop of {Q-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {9-Clubs}. When the action was on him he quickly threw out his 500 chip into the middle and was called by the big blind.

Chad Brown {A-Hearts} {J-Diamonds}
Big Blind {9-Diamonds} {9-Spades}

The turn river came {10-Spades} {8-Diamonds} giving Brown the miracle runner runner straight to stay alive in this tournament,

Chad Brown 2,800 -500

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Ace High Good for Tryba

In a battle of the blinds, Phil Laak bet on a {8-Spades}{K-Clubs}{10-Spades}{K-Hearts} board and Chris Tryba made the call. The action was the same when the {10-Diamonds} hit the river and Laak mucked his hand without showing. Tryba turned over {A-Spades}{9-Hearts} and his hand was good to win the pot.

Chris Tryba 16,500 9,200
Phil Laak 7,500 -11,500

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Ylon is Gone

Recently crippled Ylon moved all his chips into the middle preflop with {7-Clubs} {7-Hearts} only to be called by the small blind with {A-Spades} {5-Spades}. The board came out {A-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {2-Clubs} eliminating Schwartz.

Ylon Schwartz Busted

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Eskandani Eliminated


We got to the table in time to see Mori Eskandani all in preflop for his last 900 against two opponents. When the flop came down {Q-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}, one of the live players bet and forced the other out, leaving Eskandani heads up for his tournament life.

Eskandani: {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Eskandani was ahead and looking to pair his five or seven. The dealer burned and turned the {K-Spades}, which was no help. It was down to the river for the famous TV producer. Unfortunately for him, the river was not made for TV as the unexciting {Q-Diamonds} peeled off. Eskandani has been eliminated from the tournament.

Mori Eskandani Busted

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Ylon Crippled

Ylon Schwartz
Ylon Schwartz

We caught up with the action three handed on a {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{J-Spades} board. It was checked to Isaac Haxton in the cutoff who bet. The small blind came in with a check-raise and Ylon Schwartz made the call from the big blind while Haxton folded. On the {K-Clubs} river, the small blind led out. After some deliberation, Schwartz raised and the small blind instantly three-bet. Schwartz took some time before he made what looked like a painful call. The small blind turned over {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for the nut flush as Schwartz mucked his hand.

Ylon Schwartz. 1,000

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Lisandro Chipping Up


Jeff Lisandro raised from middle position only to have the player on the button two-bet. Lisandro was the only one to make the call, which was folllowed by a {J-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop. Lisandro check-called a bet, leading to the {K-Spades} turn, which both players checked.

When the {3-Hearts} hit the turn, Lisandro led out and his opponent made the call, only to muck when Lisandro rolled over {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}.

Jeff Lisandro 10,300 7,000

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