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

Clock on ODB

On a {j-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} board David Baker faced a 6,400 bet that would put him all in. We don't know how long Baker was thinking, but we know it was long enough for another player at the table to call clock on him. The floor was called and gave Baker 70 seconds to make a decision. He eventually decided to call and flipped over {Q-}{6-} for two pair. His opponent mucked.

David Baker 15,000 5,600

Tags: David Baker

Bansi in No Rush

[user68268] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Action folded to the cutoff seat and he raised to 1,000. Praz Bansi was in the big blind and reraised all in for 9,150. The cutoff tanked and then said, "I wish it was like 7,150."

"What do you have?" asked Bansi.

"I can't tell you that," said the cutoff seat. "Are you in a rush to get out of here?"

"No," Bansi said, shaking his head. The player then mucked and Bansi won the pot.

"Should've said you were in a rush and I've would've called," responded the player. "That is, if you wanted a call."

Tags: Praz Bansi

Goodbye Dwan

[user68268] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Tom Dwan (Event #25)
Tom Dwan (Event #25)

Tom Dwan check-called a bet of 1,200 on the {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop. Dwan and his opponent saw the {9-Spades} land on the turn and Dwan check-called again, this time for 2,600.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Dwan checked. HIs opponent bet 11,000, which had Dwan's last 6,000 or so covered. Dwan took a couple of minutes and then made the call. His opponent tabled the {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for the nut straight. Dwan mucked his hand and headed to the rail.

Tags: Tom Dwan

Cloutier Gets Slow-Rolled

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

On a {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} board with four players in the hand and a pot of at least a few thousand, T.J. Cloutier fired 3,000 chips, third to act. The first two players called while the fourth, who was in the big blind position, flatted. The turn was the {8-Spades} and again it was checked to Cloutier who moved his opponent all in for his final 5,200. The player quickly made the call but wanted to see Cloutier's hand first. He rolled over {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} before his opponent flipped over {k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Cloutier was not happy about getting slow-rolled and made the table perfectly clear that in this situation, the player to the left of the button has to show first. Some tried to argue but Cloutier assured them that this isn't a cash game and that it has worked this way at the World Series of Poker for years.

Regardless, Cloutier lost the pot and chipped down to 17,000.

Tags: T.J. Cloutier

Tran Puts the Pressure On

[user68268] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Jimmy Tran was in action with one other player on the {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} board. Tran fired a bet of 1,350 and his opponent mulled things over for a minute prior to making the call. The river then completed the board with the {10-Hearts}. Tran bet enough to put his opponent all in and the player folded. Tran own the pot and moved to 15,000 in chips.

Tags: Jimmy Tran

Ace High Beats King High

We found Martin Kabrhel again and naturally he was playing a pot. This time on a {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs} board he check raised and made it 3,600. His opponent then moved all in for about 10,000 more. Kabrhel took his time weighing his options before ultimately making the call. Cards were turned as Kabrhel's opponent's tournament life was at stake.

Kabrhel: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

A turn {A-Spades} sealed the deal as no other card could be rivered to beat Kabrhel. A meaningless {10-Spades} rolled off on the river and Kabrhel has passed the 50,000 mark.

Martin Kabrhel 55,000 18,000

Tags: Martin Kabrhel

Hellmuth Takes a Bad Beat to Bust

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

On a {6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades} board, Phil Hellmuth checked to his opponent who fired 850. Hellmuth quickly moved all in for at least a few thousand more and his opponent decided to call. Hellmuth was in the lead with {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts} against his opponents {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}. The turn was the {5-Clubs} and Hellmuth just had to avoid an Ace or a Jack on the river to double up. The last card came the {a-Hearts} and just like that Hellmuth was gone.

The table waited to see his reaction but he just moved his stack over to his opponent and got up. As the player tried to explain his call, Hellmuth simply said, "You did what you had to do," with a hint of sarcasm. After getting up from the table he let off a little steam with a couple of quiet expletives before exiting the tournament area.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth


One for Mo


After a player in middle position raised to 700, Mohsin Charania flatted on the button to see the {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop. The original raiser fired 1,500 and Charania called.

The {7-Clubs} landed on the turn and the first player checked. Charania bet 1,500 and his opponent check-raised to 3,500. Charania reraised enough to put the player all in. The player tanked for a bit and then mucked his hand, allowing Charania to pick up the pot with his aggressive play.

22,000 11,000

Tags: Mohsin Charania