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

Disrespecting Duhamel

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

It may be a coincidence, but we have noticed Jonathan Duhamel has been 3-bet an inordinate amount of times, almost all of which have resulted in Duhamel mucking his hand without seeing a flop. Duhamel's stack has certainly whithered in the past few levels, and is currently sitting at a paltry 50,000.

Tags: Jonathan Duhamel

Flack Spinning Rhymes

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

"I would have crumbled you again!" exclaimed an excited Layne Flack after laying his hand down preflop that dominated his opponent.

"I could jump off a building and grow wings. I could sink in water and grow fins. But I just can't beat this guy!" Flack continued to the amusement of the table, the rail and the PokerNews reporters enjoying his antics.

Tags: Layne Flack

Mizrachi Makes It Happen

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

From the cutoff position, Eric Mizrachi pushed his remaining 30,500 chips into the middle and one player made the call.

Mizrachi's {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} was far ahead of his opponent's {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and after the the dealer revealed a board of {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}{A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}, the twin brother of "The Grinder" had doubled up to just over 80,000 chips.

Eric Mizrachi continues his quest to join his brother Michael among the ranks of WSOP champions.

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Queens for Kim

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

Our PokerNews field reporter rushed over to see Albert Kim dragging a pot on a board of {7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{6-Spades}.

Kim had his {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} tabled, and as the dealer pushed the pot, Kim stacked his chips up to around 160,000 in chips.

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Turner Doubles in Hand That Lasts Well into Break

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

We caught up just as the hand was ending, but the end result was that Jon "PearlJammer" Turner got all-in with {A-}{J-} against an opponent (who had him covered) with {A-}{9-}. Turner's hand held and he doubled up. There was confusion about the amount he was owed, which was just recently cleared up. In any case, Turner's stack has grown to just over 300,000.

Tags: Jon Turner


Break Time

[user80015] • Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Players are now on there last 20 minute break of the evening.

Flack Figures It Out, Folds Final Hand Before Break

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

After a flop of {6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}, Layne Flack faced a bet of 18,500 by Peter Gelencser, who was holding the button. Flack decided to peel one off and made the call, bringing the {K-Spades} on the turn.

Flack checked to Gelencser and watched as the young player quietly announced that he was all-in.

The man known as "Back to Back," a nickname which comes from Flack's incredible capture of two WSOP bracelets in consecutive events during the summer of 2002, went deep into the tank as he thought through the previous action.

Flack took a few sips of his adult beverage and eventually stood to his feet, scratching his face as he went deeper into thought. We saw Flack's lips moving as he replayed the hand in his mind, and after about three minutes of reflection Flack decided to release his hand.

Gelencser flipped up {A-}{A-} and Flack broke into a big grin, knowing that he had come to the correct decision. He playfully began flipping cards over from the muck, searching for the potential river card to see if his outs would have arrived. Heading into the final break of the night, Flack is still in great shape and is looking to add a seventh bracelet to his already impressive collection.

Tags: Layne FlackPeter Gelencser

SVZ In Da House!


Steven van Zadelhoff and his table were moved to the feature table, and with that move, he managed to find a double.

All in preflop holding {A-}{k-} against an opponent's {4-}{4-}, van Zadelhoff managed to spike on the board to grab a double to roughly 44,000 in chips.

Steven van Zadelhoff 44,000 10,000

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Can't Keep Young Down

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

Facing an all in for 15,100, Jordan Young made the call from the lo-jack.

Young: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Opponent: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Spades} to see Young eliminate another opponent while moving to 294,000 in chips.

Tags: Jordan Young