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

West is the Best

Tim West was playing a hand with a {2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} board when a short stack in early position moved all in for 8,700. After some contemplation West moved all in for 12,900 with two players still to act behind him. The player on the button after weighing his decisions moved all in, he had all players in the hand covered, the fourth player folded and cards were turned over.

The initial short stack all in player held {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for a pair of eights.

The button held {5-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for an open ended straight draw and a flush draw to boot.

Tim West had the worst of it with {7-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a measly pair of sevens.

When all the chips were accounted for and all the side pots put in place the dealer burned and turned a {7-Diamonds}, Tim West's miracle card. West now had the lead and the angry glares of angry player at the table.

A river {10-Spades} failed to deliver on anyone and West essentially tripled up and now has plenty of chips to make it to day two.

Tim West 36,000 26,000

Tags: Tim West

Taylor Forced to Fold


On the paired flop of {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, Anders Taylor called a bet of 4,100 from his opponent to see the {K-Spades} fall on the turn. Both players checked and the river completed the board with the {9-Diamonds}. The first player fired 13,000 and Taylor tanked. He had just over 20,000 behind and tanked for a couple of minutes. Eventually, he folded and gave up the pot.

Anders Taylor 20,625 -5,375

Tags: Anders Taylor


Svetlana Gromenkova 37,000 21,500
27,000 2,000
Layne Flack 19,000 -1,000
Kathy Liebert 14,000 -7,000
Bryan Micon 13,000 -3,000
Joe Cada 11,000 -2,000

It is Time for a Break

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Players are on their final 20-minute break of the night

Bardah Opts for the Limp

[user68268] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Ronnie Bardah (Event #8)
Ronnie Bardah (Event #8)

Ronnie Bardah limped in from early position. His limp surprised everyone at his table as they commented on how it was Bardah's first of the day. Action folded to Maya Gellar in the small blind and she completed before the big blind checked.

The flop came down {Q-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Hearts} and action checked to Bardah. He fired 525 and both Gellar and the other player folded. Bardah moved to 22,000 in chips.

Tags: Ronnie Bardah

Newhouse Burned Down


Mark Newhouse bet 1,500 on the {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop and his opponent raised to 3,675. Newhouse made the call to see the {4-Diamonds} pair the board on the turn. Newhouse checked and his opponent bet 5,600. Newhouse thought things over and then check-raised all in for approximately 19,000. His opponent quickly called and showed the {K-Spades}{4-Spades} for trip fours against Newhouse's {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}.

The river completed the board with the {7-Spades} and Newhouse was eliminated.


Tags: Mark Newhouse

Two Hands with Flowers


On the {J-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop, one player checked before Randal Flowers fired 1,500. The third player in the hand raised to 3,500 and the first player folded back to Flowers. Flowers thought about it and then mucked his hand, dropping back to 43,000 in chips.

On the next hand, Flowers raised an opponent's 3,000-chip bet on the {Q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} board to 7,300. A third player in the hand folded before the original bettor was back up. That player tanked and tanked. In fact, he put on such an acting scene that we started to contemplate whether or not he was up for an Oscar. Finally, the player moved all in and Flowers quickly called.

Flowers: {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{5-Spades}

Flowers and his opponent held the same hand, although Flowers held a redraw to hearts. The river completed the board with the {2-Spades} and both players chopped up the pot.


Tags: Randal Flowers