Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Chiu Chipping Up

• Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

With the board already reading {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} the player in the small blind checked the action over to David Chiu who bet 1,600. The small blind raised to 5,200 and Chiu thought for a bit before raising to 10,200. The small blind went into the tank for nearly five minutes before pushing all in for a little over 20,000. Chiu snap called with the {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and found that his full house bested the other player's {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a turned flush.

Chiu now sits with around 52,000.

Tags: David Chiu

Selbst and Seed Dusted

[user153638] • Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

We didn't catch the action, but we happened by Huck Seed's table when all his chips were in the pot on a board reading {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. Seed had {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} laid out in front of him while his opponent showed {K-Spades}{8-Hearts}. It seems like a strange hand, but our best guess is it was a bluff gone wrong for Seed.

Meanwhile, Vanessa Selbst has been eliminated from the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship.

Tags: Vanessa SelbstHuck Seed

Set Mining

Olivier Busquet
Olivier Busquet

A player in early position limped as did short-stacked Olivier Busquet in middle position. The button then raised to 1,600, the small blind called, and the two limpers came along for the ride. It's worth noting that Busquet started the hand with around 6,000 and committed nearly a fourth of his chips preflop.

The small blind was first to act and led out for 4,400 when the flop fell {3-Spades}{10-Spades}{2-Clubs}. The early position player folded and Busquet immediately moved all in for 300 more. Only the small blind made the call.

Busquet: {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Small Blind: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

Busquet had flopped a set and more than doubled as the {6-Clubs} turn and {J-Hearts} river changed nothing. The table chuckled at the fact that Busquet had committed so many chip to set mine, a humor not lost on Busquet.

Olivier Busquet 14,500 8,000

Tags: Olivier Busquet

Rousso Equalizes

[user153638] • Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

Vanessa Rousso late registered for the tournament and had a bit of a hiccup right out of the gates; however, she has managed to recover thanks to the following hand. With a board reading {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}, a player in the hijack bet 2,200 and Rousso called from the button.

When the {K-Hearts} was put out on the river, the hijack shyly checked and allowed Rousso to take control of the hand, which she did with a bet of 4,000. It was enough to get her opponent to fold as she chipped back up to 29,000.

Tags: Vanessa Rousso

Dealer Earning His Pay the Hard Way

• Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

Alan Meltzer is making sure his dealer is earning his pay today. Meltzer seemingly needs to ask the dealer the pot size and what amount he can bet at every street.

He was in a hand with Annette Obrestad and Andrew Robl. On a flop of {5-Spades} {4-Spades} {6-Hearts} Meltzer bet 1,800, Obrestad folded and Robl called. The turn came {4-Hearts} and Meltzer asked the dealer what he could bet. "5,400 is the pot," the dealer said. Meltzer slid out 5,400 and Robl called. No sooner than Robl's chips were collected into the pot Meltzer almost turned over his cards, thinking the hand was done. The dealer and players at the table stopped him.

The river came {5-Diamonds} and Meltzer decided to check and Robl checked behind. Meltzer tabled {7-Spades} {8-Hearts} for a flopped straight and Robl showed {A-Spades} {A-Clubs}.

Tags: Alan MeltzerAndrew RoblAnnette Obrestad

Check-Fold by Dwan on the River

[user153638] • Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

A player in middle position opened for 500 and received a single caller in the form of Tom "durrrr" Dwan in the big blind. It was heads up to the {7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop, which both players checked. When the {A-Hearts} hit the turn, Dwan check-called a bet of 700 from the original raiser, leading to the {10-Diamonds} on the river.

Again Dwan checked, prompting his opponent to bet 2,500. Dwan conceded the hand, dropping a bit down to 28,000.

Tags: Tom Dwan

Even More New Faces

[user153638] • Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

Might as well add the following players to the late registrations who've recently taken their seats:

Dan Heimiller
Tom Dwan
Huck Seed
Alexander Kostritsyn
Alan Sternberg
Andrew Lichtenberger
Russell Rosenblum
Sorel Mizzi

Obrestad Chipping Up

• Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante
Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad

Action folded to the player on the button who raised to 525. Alan Meltzer made the call from the small blind as did Annette Obrestad from the big blind.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and action grinded to a halt for a good few minutes. Meltzer finally went to reach for his water bottle and the dealer asked if he meant to check. Meltzer looked confused and admitted that he had forgotten he was even in the hand. Even though he was first to act, in the midst of his confusion, he tossed his cards into the muck. Obrestad checked the action over to the button who bet 750. Obrestad then raised to 2,300 and the button opted to fold his hand and Obrestad took the pot.

Tags: Alan MeltzerAnnette Obrestad

New Faces After the Break

• Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante

A few more tables have joined the action after returning from the first break. Registration is up to 211 players at the moment, with registration open until the end of Level 4. Finding their seats are:

Chris Moorman
Luke Schwartz
Michael Binger
Chau Giang
Chris Bell
Vanessa Rousso
Josh Arieh
Daniel Alaei
Ville Wahlbeck

Tags: Chau GiangChris MoormanDaniel AlaeiJosh AriehLuke SchwartzMichael BingerVanessa RoussoVille Wahlbeck