Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

No Air Jordan

[user80015] • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Jordan Young has just doubled a short-stack up when his {A-}{Q-} was rivered by his opponent's {K-}{10-} with a king on the river.

Young is still sitting strong with 265,000 in chips.

Tags: Jordan Young

Flack Finds Aces

[user80015] • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

The Layne Flack show continues as this time he called all in after a preflop raise.

Flack: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

"I have top pair!" exclaimed Flack before the board was shown, and when it was spread, it read {2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades} to ensure Flack more then a double to 17,500 in chips.

"I'm a hard man to sink!" added Flack as he raked in the pot.

Tags: Layne Flack

Flack Stumbles

[user80015] • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Our PokerNews field reporter walked over to Layne Flack's table and shot the multi-bracelet winner a look of confusion as he was all in for just a single 500 chip.

"Pair and a flush against a drunk!" spat out Flack.

Flack would manage to see that 500 turn into 5,000 when a few players committed some chips preflop - including the antes - as the final board of {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} saw Flack's {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs} guarantee him the pot .

Tags: Layne Flack

Van Zadelhoff Vanquished

[user80015] • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Ricky Fohrenbach opened with a preflop raise before Steven van Zadelhoff committed the remainder of his chips with Fohrenbach making the call.

Fohrenbach: {J-}{J-}
van Zadelhoff: {A-}{10-}

The board up until the river saw three queens which left van Zadelhoff needing an ace or queen on the river to stay alive, but alas it wouldn't fall as he was bumped to the rail as Fohrenbach moved to 300,000 in chips.

Tags: Steven van ZadelhoffRicky Fohrenbach

Ku Catches Lucky, Cracks Big Slick

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

After seeing a flop of {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}, Min Ku got it all-in against a shorter stack and showed his {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. Ku was dominated by the {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} of his opponent and needed to catch a three-outer to take the pot.

The dealer peeled the {6-Diamonds} on the turn and one of those three outs had arrived. The player holding big slick was furious, screaming "disgusting!" as he paced around the table in agony. When the {3-Spades} fell on the river, Ku's come from behind victory was completed. His stunned opponent appeared to be frozen in place, staring down at the final board he would see in this event as if he couldn't believe his eyes.

Tags: Min Ku

Duhamel Doubles

[user80015] • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel

Max Weinberg opened to 7,500 preflop and was called by a player on the button before Jonathan Duhamel three-bet shoved all in for 54,500 from the small blind. Weinberg made the call as the player in the middle passed.

Weinberg: {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Duhamel: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

With Duhamel in dominating shape, the {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} board would see his superior kicker hold strong as he doubled to 125,000 while Weinberg slipped to 264,000 in chips.

Tags: Max WeinbergJonathan Duhamel

Filtz Sent to the Rail

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

We didn't catch all of the action, but as it turned out, Justin Filtz got his remaining stack all-in with {A-Spades}{K-Clubs} against Ricky Fohrenbach's {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}.

The {7-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} board was no help to Filtz and he was eliminated from the tournament. Fohrenbach, on the other hand, is now up to 215,000.

Tags: Justin FiltzRicky Fohrenbach

Kim Soars Courtesy of Sick Cooler


David Rood opened to 7,000 only to have an opponent three-bet to 16,000. With the action on Albert Kim on the button, he pushed out a further raise to 30,000.

Rood bumped it up again to 80,000 as the unknown player caught in the middle committed his final 67,000. Kim instantly six-bet all in for 97,500 and Rood made the call.

Kim: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Rood: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Unknown Opponent: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

In a super-sick preflop cooler, Kim would have the best of it, and when the board ran out {4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, he would be pushed the double and a bit to 261,000 as Rood slipped to 40,500 in chips.

Albert Kim 261,000 81,000
David Rood 40,500 -199,500

Tags: Albert KimDavid Rood

Cohen Cruises With Pocket Jacks

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

After risking her remaining stack of 70,000 chips, Samantha Cohen was called by Jackson Su and the two players showed down their hands.

Cohen: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Su: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

We were off to the races in this classic coinflip confrontation.

The flop came {3-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Cohen's fishhooks were good so far.

The {4-Diamonds} on the turn provided Cohen some discomfort, as Su could now catch an ace or a king to pair up, any deuce to make a wheel straight, or any six for a chopped pot.

River: {8-Clubs}

Su missed all of his outs and Cohen doubled through, growing her stack to 140,000 chips in the process.

Tags: Jackson SuSamantha Cohen

Updated Chip Counts

Jon Turner 340,000 40,000
Jordan Young 315,000 20,000
David Rood 240,000 -35,000
Andrew Chen 180,000 100,000
Albert Kim 180,000 20,000
John Eames 150,000 -24,000
Amar Tiwari 65,000 -13,000
Joseph Kuether 55,000 -3,000
Darryll Fish 31,000 -6,000