Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Updated Chip Counts from the Bronze Section

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante
Bryn Kenney us 40,000 10,000
Terrence Chan ca 35,000 35,000
Jake Balsiger us 30,000 21,000
Kevin Saul us 23,000 3,000
Sylvain Loosli fr 20,000 12,000
Daniel Weinman us 17,000 -5,000
Max Steinberg us 15,000 6,000
Eddie Blumenthal us 15,000 6,000
David Vamplew gb 14,000 6,400
Dan O'Brien us 14,000 5,000
Chris Hunichen us 10,300 10,300
Ryan Laplante us 8,500 -1,400
Joe Serock us 8,300 8,300
Tristan Wade us 8,000 8,000
Seneca Easley us 7,200 7,200
Nacho Barbero ar 6,500 6,500
James Mackey us 5,000 -4,000
Phil Ivey us 5,000 5,000
Matt Glantz us 4,600 4,600
Doug Lee Busted
Chino Rheem us Busted
David Ulliott Busted
JJ Liu tw Busted
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us Busted
JC Tran us Busted

PokerNews Podcast Episode #221: RIP Live Stream feat. Jason Mercier

[user101598] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier joined the PokerNews Podcast to talk about the World Series of Poker, not engaging in bracelet bets, and the first time he ever played online poker. Then, all hell breaks loose. The crew rants about televised poker, Galen Hall and Jesse Martin break the live stream, and there are surprise visits by Allen Kessler, Matt Glantz, and Matt Salsberg.

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King Dan Makes Shakes and Bakes

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

In one of the last hands in Level 5, a player opened with a standard raise and Dan Smith three-bet to 1,200 from the button. David "Bakes" Baker then four-bet all in for 4,200, the initial raised folded, and Smith snap-called.

Smith: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Baker: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

"I like the flop," Baker said after the {q-Hearts}{k-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop gave him a Broadway draw. Unfortunately for him, it didn't come in as the {K-Diamonds} blanked on the turn followed by the {2-Diamonds} on the river.

Dan Smith us 25,000 4,350
David "Bakes" Baker us Busted

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Updated Chip Counts from the Blue Section

[user153638] • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante
Davidi Kitai be 46,000 16,000
Brandon Cantu us 38,000
Blair Hinkle us 30,000
Scott Clements us 28,200 13,200
Tom McCormick us 26,000
Tony Dunst us 25,000 16,000
Rex Clinkscales us 25,000 10,000
Cary Katz us 24,000 13,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us 23,000
Jeremy Ausmus us 20,000 11,225
Michael Mizrachi us 20,000
Joe Tehan us 20,000 1,000
Doug Polk us 18,000 -2,000
Todd Terry us 18,000 5,625
Dominik Nitsche de 14,000 5,000
Steve Brecher us 13,000 4,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de 13,000
Josh Brikis us 11,000 1,000
Robert Panitch US 11,000 2,000
Amnon Filippi us 10,000
Randal Flowers us 10,000 5,000
Paul Newey gb 10,000 -8,000
John Racener us 8,100
Sylvain Loosli fr 8,000 -9,000
Travell Thomas 7,000

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Duhamel Using Rivers to Build a Stack

• Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante
Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel raised to 500 from early position and got one caller. The flop was {4-Hearts}{a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and both players checked. After a turn of the {2-Spades}, Duhamel led for 600 and his opponent called.

The river was the {3-Spades} and Duhamel bet 1,200 with his opponent quickly making the call. Duahmel tabled {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} for the rivered set. His opponent disgustingly shook his head and showed {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}.

Jonathan Duhamel ca 26,200 14,200

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A Six-Handed Orbit with TJ Cloutier

[user153638] • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

The term "living legend" is thrown around a lot, but when it comes to TJ Cloutier the term certainly fits. Cloutier has been a prominent force in the poker world for decades, dating all the way back to the Texas road gambler days with the likes of Doyle Brunson and Bob Hooks.

Cloutier is an action today, and we decided to spend an orbit with the six-time bracelet winner. He began the orbit with 16,500 in chips.

Hand #1 (Hijack): Action folded to Cloutier and he folded too.

Hand #2 (Cutoff): Cloutier limped under the gun, which inspired everyone but the player on the button to do the same. Five players saw the {j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, and the small blind promptly checked.

The big blind opted to fold, which was an unconventional move that confused the dealer so much that she called a floor to make sure it was legal. Cloutier informed her that it was and has always been that way, a fact the floor confirmed. The rest of the players proceeded to check, and then both the {8-Spades} turn and {A-Clubs} river were checked down.

Cloutier tabled the {6-Hearts}{6-Spades} for a pair of sixes, and it was good as the rest of the players sent their cards tp the muck.

Hand #3 (Big Blind): Action folded to the small blind, who raised to 400. Cloutier then folded the {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} from the big. "Robert Crawford," Cloutier said. "Highway Patrol. No one here is old enough to remember."

Hand #4 (Small Blind): The cutoff opened for 550 and was met by a three-bet to 1,575 from the player on the button. Cloutier folded the small blind.

Hand #5 (Button): The under-the-gun player opened for 525 and Cloutier ended up folding,

Hand #6 (Under the Gun) Cloutier folded his hand.

Not the most exciting orbit, but there was a win for the living legend.

TJ Cloutier us 17,500 5,000

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Hastings Takes a Big One

• Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

We didn't see how the action went down, but walked up to a board of {j-}{7-}{a-}{8-}{10-} and Brian Hastings with the {q-}{9-} tabled in front of him.

His dejected opponent sat quietly as the dealer counted out the chips that were to be sent Hastings' way. "That's exactly the river card you would want to draw up," another player at the table said.

Brian Hastings us 34,000 34,000

Poker Tactic: Brian Hastings