Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Boukai Beats Benba

Shamus • Level 15
Rami Boukai
Rami Boukai


Rami Boukai raised from the hijack seat and got one caller in Ben "Benba" Lamb from the big blind. The flop came {8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}, Lamb checked, Boukai bet, Lamb check-raised, and Boukai called. The turn was the {K-Spades}. This time Lamb bet and Boukai called.

The river brought the {6-Spades} and checks from both. Lamb showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Boukai {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}, and Boukai took the pot with his queens and eights.

Boukai is at 700,000 now while Lamb has 550,000.

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Lamb Up, Greenstein Down

[user101598] • Level 15


Ben "Benba" Lamb raised with the button, Barry Greenstein three-bet from the big blind, and Lamb called. The flop fell {9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, and Greenstein led out. Lamb called.

The turn was the {j-Clubs}, and Greenstein led again. Lamb raised, and Greenstein called.

The {j-Hearts} on the river paired the board, Greenstein check-folded, and Lamb raked in the pot.

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Mosseri Moseys On Out


No-Limit Hold'em

Abe Mosseri open-shoved for his last 87,500 from under the gun, and Yan Chen called in the cutoff.

Mosseri: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Chen: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}

Mosseri was crushed, and did not improve as the board ran {4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, eliminating him from the tournament.

Yan Chen 740,000 105,000
Abe Mosseri Busted

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Mission Accomplished...Sort Of

[user101598] • Level 15

David Oppenheim's tobacco-fetcher returned with a tin of Skoal, but it wasn't the exact kind he wanted.

"Oh, no" he said while approaching the rail. "No..."

The man extended the tin, and Oppenheim took it from him.

"You did OK," Oppenheim offered.

The man got paid, and scurried off with his girlfriend.

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Approximate Chip Counts

Brian Rast 1,370,000 125,000
George Lind 1,210,000 230,000
Josh Arieh 1,090,000 310,000
Owais Ahmed 986,000 146,000
Scott Seiver 980,000 -140,000
Shaun Deeb 900,000 50,000
Vladimir Shchemelev 900,000 135,000
Gus Hansen 890,000 -150,000
Phil Hellmuth 810,000 -30,000
Minh Ly 740,000 140,000
Jon Turner 695,000 309,500
Barry Greenstein 690,000 -70,000
Yan Chen 635,000 -45,000
Roman Yitzhaki 600,000 40,000
Sebastian Ruthenberg 545,000 -55,000
Rami Boukai 545,000 -315,000
Jason Lester 490,000
David Oppenheim 480,000 10,000
Ben Lamb 450,000
Sebastien Sabic 440,000 140,000
David Bach 418,000 -12,000
Robert Mizrachi 400,000 165,000
Steve Billirakis 350,000 -195,000
Jeffrey Lisandro 307,000 147,000
Marco Johnson 290,000 -115,500

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Break Time

Shamus • Level 14

We've come to the end of another 100-minute level, and players are now taking the last 15-minute break of the night.

Quintuple-Up for Lisandro

Shamus • Level 14
Jeffrey Lisandro
Jeffrey Lisandro


Okay, razz fans. Five-way action here, details below. Cliffs? Jeffrey Lisandro quintuples up! (No shinola.)

The hand involved Lisandro, Shaun Deeb, Jason Lester, Steve Billirakis, and David "ODB" Baker. The action particularly heated up on fourth street, when Deeb bet, Lisandro raised, Lester and Billirakis called the two bets, Baker made it three, Deeb made it four, Lisandro called with his remaining chips, and the other three all called.

Got that?

On fifth Deeb bet again, and Lester, Billirakis, and Baker all called. On sixth Deeb kept at it, and only Baker decided to stick around. Deeb and Baker then both checked seventh. The hands…

Deeb (X)(X) / {2-}{9-}{3-}{10-} / (X)
Lisandro (X)(X) / {4-}{Q-}{3-}{10-} / (X)
Lester (X)(X) / {7-}{Q-}{5-}{10-} - FOLDED
Billirakis (X)(X) / {A-}{J-}{J-}{J-} - FOLDED
Baker (X)(X) / {5-}{9-}{9-}{K-} / (X)

Deeb showed {8-}{7-}{3-} for a 9-8, Lisandro {A-}{7-}{5-} for a 7-5, and Baker mucked. "Yes! Yes!" said the normally reserved Lisandro, noting that nifty return on his investment for the hand. He took the big main pot, and suddenly sits with about 305,000. Deeb, meanwhile, took the side pot, and has about 900,000 as we approach the last break of the night.

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Dehkharghani Downed by Rast


No-Limit Hold'em

Raymond Dehkharghani opened to 18,000 from under the gun, Brian Rast called in the big blind, and the flop fell {8-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. Rast checked, Dehkharghani fired 36,000, Rast raised to 113,000, and Dehkharghani moved all in. Rast snapped it off.

Dehkharghani: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Rast: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The {9-Diamonds} on the turn left the door open for Dehkharghani. Any jack would give him a winning straight, but the {6-Hearts} bricked on the river, and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Brian Rast 1,245,000 279,000
Raymond Dehkharghani Busted

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Chew On This

[user101598] • Level 14

"Who wants to make a quick forty bucks!" David Oppenheim shouted at the rail.

Only Scott Seiver responded.

"You want to go to the gas station?" Oppenheim chuckled.

"Oh," Seiver responded, realizing he can't just leave his stack. "No."

"Come on," Oppenheim sighed. "Anybody?"

Eventually a gentleman offered his services. Oppenheim instructed him to go to the nearest gas station and pick up a tin of Skoal Straight Long Cut.

"I don't have a car though," the man told Oppenheim.

"I'll do it for twenty!" another railbird interjected.

Oppenheim ignored him. "Take a cab!" he told his helper. "I'll pay for it."

The man nodded, took the money, and then exited the Amazon Room. We'll update you on whether or not his quest was a success upon his return.

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