Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Color-Up Break

[user68268] • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

The players are now on a short break to color up the green T25 chips.

Ajram WIns One


Ramsey Ajram raised to 1,200 from middle position and only the big blind made the call to see the {K-Spades}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop. Both players checked and the turn was the {4-Diamonds}. The big blind checked again and Ajram fired 1,400. His opponent folded and Ajram won the pot.

Ajram was up over 50,000 a little bit ago, but has given some chips away. Winning this pot put him at 45,000 in chips currently.

45,000 -8,000

Tags: Ramsey Ajram

Angry Affleck

Matt Affleck raised preflop under the gun and received two callers, the button and the big blind. On a {3-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{10-Hearts} the big blind checked-called a bet of 2,000 from Affleck.

A {10-Clubs} turn brought a check-raise all in from the big blind for around 16,000. Affleck took little time to think about it and made the call with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} for a pair of kings. His opponent got really lucky on the turn because he held {10-Spades}{4-Spades} for a set of tens. A meaningless {q-} fell on the river and Affleck has been pushed below the 10,000 chip mark.

Matt Affleck 8,000 -7,800

Tags: Matt Affleck

Flowers Withering Away


From under the gun, Randal Flowers raised to 1,400. Action folded to the button and that player made the call. The big blind then re-popped it to 4,100. Flowers slammed out a tall stack of yellow chips that had both of his opponents covered. The button folded and then the big blind made the call, but after a brief hesitation.

Flowers tabled the {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and the big blind turned over the {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. The board ran out {J-Spades}{8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{K-Spades}{7-Spades} and Flowers sent over the chips.

At the start of this level, Flowers had about 70,000 in chips. Now, he's under 20,000.

19,000 -24,000

Tags: Randal Flowers

Updated Chip Counts

Chino Rheem 43,000 20,500
Kyle Cartwright 43,000 25,400
33,000 11,000
31,000 -6,000
23,000 -1,000
Spencer Hudson 20,000 -7,000
16,500 6,500
16,000 6,000
15,000 -2,000
14,000 -5,800
13,500 9,000
12,500 3,000
12,000 -8,000
6,000 -500

Micon "The Icon" Eliminated

Facing a raise a short stacked Bryan Micon moved all in for 3,000 total. Action folded around to the initial raiser and he called, flipping over {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Micon had {2-Spades}{2-Hearts} for a flip.

The cards came out {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{5-Spades} giving Micon's opponent a straight and the knock out.


Tags: Bryan Micon

David Baker Loses a Flip

After a series of betting preflop, David Baker had one of the short stacks at his table all in for their tournament life.

Baker: {A-}{K-}
Opponent: {9-}{9-}

The cards came out {8-}{5-}{9-}, Baker was essentially already drawing dead on the flop. A meaningless {3-} and a {6-} rolled off and Baker managed to double up his opponent to about 15,000

David Baker 21,000 6,000

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Goodbye Bardah


Action folded to Ronnie Bardah in the small blind and he limped in. The player in the big blind raised to 1,500 and Bardah made the call to bring them to a monotone {J-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Spades} flop.

Bardah checked the flop and his opponent bet 1,700. Bardah check-raised to 4,700 and then his opponent moved all in, having Bardah's 22,000-chip stack covered. Bardah made the call and put himself at risk.

Bardah flopped a flush with the {6-Spades}{5-Spades}. He also had an open-ended straight flush draw. His opponent tabled the {A-Spades}{9-Hearts} for an ace-high flush draw.

The turn was the {Q-Spades} and nailed the big blind's higher flush straight away. Still, Bardah could hit one of his two outs to a straight flush to stay alive. The river blanked off though and Bardah was eliminated from the tournament.


Tags: Ronnie Bardah