Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Prize Pool $4,065,500
Players 865

Next Pay Out

Place 76 $10,123

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Tens-Up for Bari

[user80015] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Allen Bari opened to 200,000 from the button and Sean LeFort defended his big blind as both players checked the {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop.

The {10-Spades} on the turn was also checked through before Bari fired out a very delayed continuation-bet of 125,000 when the river landed the {K-Hearts}.

LeFort made the call, but was forced to muck when Bari tabled his {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for two pair as he returned to 7,420,000 in chips.

Tags: Sean LeFortAllen Bari

Maria Check-Raises

[user80015] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Sean LeFort opened to 200,000 from under the gun and Maria Ho made the call from the big blind to see a {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop fall

Both players checked as the {J-Spades} landed on the turn and Ho tapped the table once again. LeFort saw this as a green light to take a stab, and he pushed out 225,000 only to have Ho slam the check-raise with a 510,000-chip raise.

LeFort folded while slipping to 2,000,000 as Ho moves to 2,580,000 in chips.

Tags: Maria HoSean LeFort

Final Four

Images from the final four

Allen BariAllen BariAllen BariAllen BariFinal TableMaria HoMaria HoMaria HoNicholas BlumenthalNicholas BlumenthalNicholas BlumenthalNicholas BlumenthalSean LefortSean Lefort

Ho Halted by LeFort Crabs

[user80015] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

With her new-found chips, Maria Ho instantly put them to use by shoving all in from the small blind. Sean LeFort made the call from the big for his final 1,230,000 as the cards were tabled.

Ho: {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
LeFort: {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}

With LeFort in the lead for his tournament life, the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop gave him a further two outs to sweat as the dealer dropped the {4-Spades} on the turn to know give him a further three outs to fade with a second four counterfeiting his pair.

Fortunately for LeFort, the {8-Clubs} would land on the river to ensure he doubled to 2,530,000 as Ho moves to 1,880,000 in chips.

Tags: Maria HoSean LeFort

Suck, Re-Suck Ensures Ho Double

Maria Ho heads to her rail to celebrate
Maria Ho heads to her rail to celebrate

From the small blind, Allen Bari pushed and Maria Ho made the call for her remaining 1,540,000.

Bari: {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Ho: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Caught with his hand in the cookie jar again, Bari would love the look of the {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop as it gave him additional outs to a straight.

One of those outs would snag life on the turn when the dealer dropped the {7-Diamonds} giving Bari a straight.

As Bari's rail let out some excited cheers, Bari held his hand up signaling to wait for the river. His read would be spot on as the {9-Diamonds} would spike on the river to give Ho the better straight and send her soaring up to 3,100,000 as Bari slips to below 7,000,000 in chips.

Allen Bari 6,980,000 -1,320,000
Maria Ho 3,100,000 1,300,000

Tags: Allen BariMaria Ho

Maria Has Some Fans

[user80015] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

It isn't surprising that the final four players have their fair share of railbirds, and although they are being fairly quiet, it is Maria Ho's squad consisting of Tiffany Michelle, Christina Lindley, Anita Smith and Ashton Griffin that are making their presence known.

Maria Ho just dragged a pot and they let out a chant of, "That's a Ho-lotta chips there!"

They also have some signs that read "Ho Lotta Chips", "The Ho Show" and "Take It Ho"

Tags: Maria Ho

Min-Raise Forces Shove

[user80015] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Sean Lefort
Sean Lefort

The flavor of the final table so far has been the all-in shove, however Allen Bari opted to open with a min-raise to 200,000 from under the gun.

Sean LeFort must not have believed Bari as he moved all in from the small blind to force Bari to kick his cards to the muck.

Tags: Maria HoSean LeFort

Updated Chip Counts

Allen Bari 8,300,000 250,000
Maria Ho 1,800,000 40,000
Nicholas Blumenthal 1,650,000
Sean LeFort 1,225,000 25,000

Bari Ain't Slowing Down

[user80015] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Although seeing roughly ten-percent of his stack shipped to Maria Ho a few hands earlier, Allen Bari wasn't going to play scared as he pushed from the small blind into Ho.

Potentially risking nearly one-quarter of his stack, Bari was quickly pushed Ho's big blind and the antes when Ho kicked her cards to the muck.

Tags: Maria HoAllen Bari

Maria Doubles... with Quad Aces!

[user80015] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

From the button, Allen Bari put his big stack to good use by pushing for roughly 9,000,000. With Maria Ho situated in the small blind, she made the call for her 810,000-chip stack. Sean LeFort passed in the big blind, and the cards were placed on their back.

Bari: {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Ho: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

Although Bari was caught making a button-move, he was only a slight underdog until the flop fell {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Now needing to snag a runner-runner straight to eliminate Ho, the {A-Clubs} on the turn sealed the deal for Ho gifting her a double to 1,760,000 as Bari slips to just over 8,000,000 in chips.

Tags: Maria HoAllen Bari