Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Cruel Elimination For Jesse Kertland

[user38873] • Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

A player from under the gun moved all in for 8,200 chips and two seats over, there was an all in for 22,000. Jesse Kertland in the small blind moved all in as well and the big blind quickly folded. Once the cards were turned over, Kertland held the best hand with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and was up against {9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}.

The shortest stack tripled up on the {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs} board and Kertland had 600 chips less than the second player involved.

Jesse Kertland us Busted

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Sudden Silence

[user38873] • Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

A couple of medium sized pots were traded. One in particular saw Aaron Henderson barrel through a {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs} board and bet 20,000 on the river to take down the pot without showdown.

The only elimination within the first ten minutes of the last level however was Johnny Johnson.

Johnny Johnson Busted
Level:
11
Blinds:
800/1,600
Ante:
200

Solomon Wins Hand He Hates

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

On the last hand before the break, Chris Solomon raised to 2,600 from the cutoff and Brian Wong called in the big blind. The flop was {k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Wong checked. Solomon contemplated, but eventually checked after exclaiming, "I don't know what to do, I don't have very good luck on these hands right before the break." The turn was the {8-Hearts} and Wong led out for 5,400 and Solomon called.

The {4-Diamonds} fell on the river and this time Wong checked. Solomon cautiously threw out 13,000 and Wong thought for a moment before folding. A relieved Solomon stacked his chips before leaving for the last break of the night.

Wong takes a slight hit, but is sitting with a healthy stack. "I was down to 1,300 at one point," Wong exclaimed. He now has well over average.

Brian Wong us 72,500 72,500
Chris Solomon 60,000 -12,000

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Further Eliminations In The Money

[user38873] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The payout list has been updated and we have bad news if you were hoping for an even deeper run of the below players.

Agustin Garcia Busted
Michael Majerus Busted
Arthur Goltz Busted
Jason Curran Busted
Richard Marting Busted
Danielle Barille Busted
Anthony Klemm Busted
Jessica Lamm Busted
Daniel Zheng Busted
Joshua Harding Busted
John Pack Busted
Anthony Hutchins Busted
Victor Moler Busted
Matthew Lukwinski Busted
Darold Donelly Busted

Graunstadt is running hot

[user38873] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Jay Graunstadt is our new chip leader after the end of level ten. He held {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and flopped the nut flush draw that never materialized. However, he did spike a jack on the river and his opponent was all in for the last 17,000. After the call he got shown pocket threes and raked in yet another big pot.

Jay Graunstadt 156,000 83,000

Last Break of the Day

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The players will now have a last break for the night and when they return they will play the last 60 minute level before the end of the of the day.

"Panda Burr" Is Eliminated

[user38873] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Jessica Lamm
Jessica Lamm

Jessica "Panda Burr" Lamm was all in for her last 14,300 and got called by Mo Nuwwarah. It was a flip for the tournament life with the {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} for Lamm and the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for the PokerNews blogger. The {4-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop was still good for Lamm, but the {Q-Clubs} turn saw her drawing to only two outs.

It wasn't meant to be as the {3-Hearts} completed the board and "Panda Burr" headed to her rail before exiting to the pay desk.

Mo Nuwwarah us 62,500 7,500
Jessica Lamm Busted

Henderson Takes Care of Two

[user38873] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

"Ah so you finally gonna write down a hand now?", Aaron Henderson asked after he just knocked out two short stacks. I nodded "Now I have to," and then we counted together. His pocket jacks made a full house on the river and two short stacks with {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs} had non chance.

Aaron Henderson us 83,000 27,000

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Nice Hand Nguyen

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Kristi Nguyen raised a limper from the small blind and got a call. The two players saw a flop of {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Nguyen checked as did her opponent.

The turn card was the {6-Diamonds} and Nguyen began counting out a bet in several stages. There is no betting line on the felt and one player accused her of making a string bet, a charge she vigorously denied. The dealer asked if he wanted to call the floor but that wasn’t necessary and Nguyen bet 4,500. Her opponent made the call.

The river was the {6-Diamonds}. Nguyen again started counting out some chips before deciding a declaration of all in was her preferred option. This seemed to confuse her opponent, who got a count of 10,900, and took several minutes to think about his options as Nguyen sat back relaxed in her chair.

Eventually he folded and the pot was pushed to Nguyen who took the “Nice hand” congratulations from her neighbour.

Kristi Nguyen 22,000 -3,300

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