Event #29: $2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed

Griffin's Good

• Level 7

Limit Hold'em

We picked up a three-way flop as the dealer spread out {Q-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}. Ashton Griffin put out the first bet, and unknown player called, and Prince Gaspard came along as well. The action repeated just like that after the {5-Clubs} turn, and the river {8-Spades} checked all the way around. Griffin showed just {A-Hearts} {J-Clubs}, and his high card was good. The other two mucked in turn, and that pot moves Griffin up to 14,000.

Tags: Ashton GriffinPrince Gaspard

Updated Chip Counts

John D'Agostino 35,400 22,400
John Cernuto 34,000 17,000
Dan Heimiller 33,500 17,500
Xuan Liu 33,000
Alex Wice 31,000 5,500
Steve Sung 29,000 12,000
Matt Glantz 25,600 8,600
Sam Grizzle 24,700
Jeff Madsen 23,500 8,500
Scott Clements 19,300 9,300
Brandon Adams 19,000
David Chiu 18,400 6,900
Bryan Devonshire 17,500 1,500
Robert Mizrachi 15,200 8,200
Mike Matusow 13,200 -100
Jen Harman 13,200 2,800
Jimmy Fricke 12,600 5,600
Alex Kostritsyn 12,000 9,000
Terrence Chan 11,500 -500
Ashton Griffin 11,500 3,500
Allen Cunningham 8,100 2,200
Michael Binger 7,300 5,300
Kyle Bowker 7,200
David Baker 6,200 4,000

Bellande or Brunette?

• Level 7

2-7 Single Draw

An unknown player opened to 600 from early position, and Jean-Robert Bellande three-bet to 1,800 from the cutoff seat. The button called, Daniel Makowsky called from the big blind, and the initial raiser folded to let them draw three-handed. Bellande patted while the other two took one card apiece. The table checked to the player in position, and he fired 5,400 at the pot. That folded the Makowsky in the middle, but Bellande was not folding. He took his time squirming in his chair, then said something like, "I feel like I'm slowrolling, because I'm definitely calling." After another squirm or two, he made the call, and his opponent made a motion to muck.

Bellande showed his {9-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}, and it was easily good. The other player indicated he'd been drawing to a seven perfect, but the pot goes to Bellande, pushing him up to 43,000.

Tags: Daniel MakowskyJean-Robert Bellande

Hachem Hits a Hand

• Level 7

2-7 Triple Draw

Joe Hachem raised, and he found action from three players. Only one of them ended up making it to showdown with Hachem, the other two ducking out after the second and third draws, respectively. So we'll focus on the two active players, Hachem and Mr. Opponent.

Hachem took two cards on the first draw, and his opponent took just one. Hachem's bet was called (all the way around), and he bet again after standing pat on the second round. His opponent took one card again and called, and both men patted on the last draw. The betting action was the same with Hachem getting in one more bet.

He showed {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, and the seventy-six was good for the pot. It's a pretty big one, and it moves Hachem up to 19,000.

Tags: Joe Hachem

It's Good For the Game

• Level 7

Limit Hold'em

Michael Mizrachi raised from the button, and the big blind came along with him to the flop. The board ended up coming {J-Spades} {7-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {A-Hearts} {2-Diamonds}, and the big blind check-called bets after the flop and turn. On the river, he checked one last time, and he could not call Mizrachi's final bet. When he folded, though, Mizrachi flipped up the {4-Clubs} {5-Spades} airball.

It was good enough to drag the pot, and it moves the Grinder up to 21,000.

Tags: Michael Mizrachi

No Sugar Tonight

• Level 7

Al "Sugar Bear" Barbieri spent the break near our table lamenting his awful last couple levels. He was down under 5,000 at the break, and he got even lower than that before he found a double. It was in 2-7 triple draw, and Barbieri chased down an {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{3-} to double through an opponent with {8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{2-}.

That pot only pulled Sugar Bear back to 3,500 though, and it wasn't long before those were gone. According to Barbieri, he patted after the second draw, and the player who busted him drew two to make a seventy-six. We'll take his word for it; Barbieri vanished through the doors before we had a chance to ask a follow-up.

Tags: Al Barbieri

Adams Moves Up

• Level 7

2-7 Triple Draw

The player under the gun opened with a raise, and Brandon Adams called from the button. He took two-two-one on the three drawing rounds while the raiser drew one card each time. After the first, Adams called another bet, and both men checked the next round. After the final draw, Adams decided to make a bet of his own, and his opponent check-folded.

Adams climbed to 12,000 with that little pot.

Tags: Brandon Adams



• Level 6

We're two levels from the end of Day 1, and the survivors have been rewarded with one more 15-minute break.