Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
1234

Hands #45-52: Slow Going

[user101598] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #45

Vanessa Selbst raised to 100,000 on the button, Al Decarolis called, and Decarolis check-folded to a bet on a flop of {3-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Spades}.

Hand #46

Selbst received a walk.

Hand #47

Selbst limped in on the button, Decarolis checked, and the flop came {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. Decarolis checked, Selbst bet 60,000, and Decarolis check-raised to 125,000. Selbst called.

Both players knuckled on the turn ({5-Spades}) and the river ({a-Spades}), and Decarolis won the pot with {7-Spades}{3-Hearts} for a pair of sevens.

Hand #48

Selbst received a walk.

Hand #49

Decarolis received a walk.

Hand #50

Decarolis raised to 125,000, and Selbst folded.

Hand #51

Selbst raised to 100,000, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #52

Decarolis raised to 105,000, and Selbst folded.

Tags: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #31-34: JC Tran Eliminated in 4th Place ($290,622)

[user253757] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
JC Tran - 3rd Place
JC Tran - 3rd Place

Hand #31

JC Tran limped into the pot for 50,000 on the button, but his hand went into the muck rather quickly after Jason Mo moved all in for about 600,000 effective.

Hand #32

Mo open-shoved from the button, and once again Tran was forced to fold without seeing a flop.

Hand #33

Tran folded his button and Mo received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #34

Mo open-shoved for about 500,000 effective, and with just 10 big blinds with which to muster a comeback, Tran made the call while tabling {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. He was in great shape against Mo's {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}, but the latter's live cards connected on the {2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{j-Spades} flop to put him two cards away from the finals. The turn came {7-Spades} to leave Tran with just six outs in the deck, but the {2-Spades} was not one of them.

Ever the professional, Tran stood to shake Mo's hand and offer a "good game," before making his way to the payout desk for a six-figure score in his first foray into the WSOP minefield.

Jason Mo us
Jason Mo
us 5,860,000 680,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us Busted

Tags: Jason MoJC Tran

Hands #22-30: Jason Mo Cripples JC Tran in Flip

[user153638] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Jason Mo
Jason Mo

Hand #22

Jason Mo folded the button.

Hand #23

JC Tran raised to 80,000 from the button, Mo called, and the flop fell {3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{a-Spades}, which they both checked. When the {7-Spades} appeared on the turn, Mo led out for 120,000 and Tran folded.

Hand #24

Mo opened for 90,000 on the button, Tran called, and the flop came down {5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. Two checks brought about the {J-Diamonds} turn, and Tran check-called a bet of 110,000. When the {6-Hearts} paired the board on the river, Tran led out for 190,000 and Mo made a reluctant call. Tran showed the {j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, but it was no good as Mo held a better two pair with the {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

The level increased after this hand.

Hand #25

Tran raised to 100,000 from the button then folded when Mo three-bet to 325,000.

Hand #26

Mo opened for 110,000 on the button and then called when Tran three-bet to 275,000, which brought about a flop of {8-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}. Tran checked, Mo bet 350,000, and Tran folded.

Hand #27

Tran raised to 100,000 on the button and Mo called. When the flop came down {4-Spades}{k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, Mo checked and then folded to a bet of 85,000.

Hand #28

Mo opened for 110,000 form the button and was met by a three-bet to 275,000 from Tran. Mo paused for a moment before announcing that he was all in for 2.84 million. Tran called.

Tran: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Mo: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

No one was surprised to see a classic race for what was essentially the match. If Tran held he would advance, but if Mo caught he would cripple his opponent. It didn't take long to find out which way the coin was going to come down either as the dealer put a king on the {j-Spades}{k-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop.

Mo's rail, which includes Ryan Fee and Doug Polk, cheered for their man while Tran watched helplessly as the {6-Diamonds} blanked on the turn followed by the {5-Clubs} on the river.

Hand #29

Tran moved his last 170,000 all in from the button with the {q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Mo made a quick call with the {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The {k-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop wasn't much help to Tran, but the {6-Clubs} turn gave him the better flush draw. Wouldn't you know it, the {5-Clubs} spiked on the river to give him the flush and a double.

Hand #30

Mo moved all in from the button and Tran called off for 340,000.

Tran: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Mo: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Tran was well out in front, but not after the flop fell {8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Fee and Polk began to celebrate, but it proved premature as the running {9-Spades} turn and {7-Hearts} river gave Tran yet another double. In two hands he went from 170,000 up to 680,000. He's not done yet.

Jason Mo us
Jason Mo
us 5,180,000 3,130,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 680,000 -2,670,000

Tags: Jason MoJC Tran

Hands #42-44: Two for Decarolis

[user101598] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #42

Al Decarolis raised to 105,000 on the button, Vanessa Selbst called, and both players checked on a flop of {5-Hearts}{10-Spades}{k-Clubs}. The turn was the {q-Spades}, and Selbst check-folded to a bet from Decarolis.

Hand #43

Selbst raised on the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #44

Decarolis limped on the button, Selbst called, and the flop came {3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. Selbst check-called a bet of 75,000, and both players checked on the turn ({9-Clubs}) and the river ({k-Clubs}).

Decarolis showed {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and raked in the pot.

Tags: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #38-41: More for Selbst

[user101598] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #38

Al Decarolis raised to 100,000 on the button, and Vanessa Selbst folded.

Hand #39

Decarolis received a walk.

Hand #40

Decarolis raised to 150,000, Selbst reraised, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #41

Selbst raised to 100,000 on the button, Decarolis called, and Decarolis check-folded to a bet of 80,000 on a flop of {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Tags: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #32-37: Selbst Wins Five Straight

[user101598] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

Hand #32

Vanessa Selbst received a walk.

Hand #33

Selbst won the pot with a bet on the flop.

Hand #34

Selbst received another walk.

Hand #35

Selbst raised and won the pot.

Hand #36

Al Decarolis limped in on the button, Selbst raised out of the big blind, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #37

Selbst limped in on the button, Decarolis checked, and the flop came {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Decarolis led out for 75,000, and Selbst folded.

Tags: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #28-31: Selbst Back Up to 1.3 Million

[user101598] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #28

Al Decarolis raised on the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #29

Decarolis received a walk.

Hand #30

Decarolis limped in on the button, Vanessa Selbst checked, and the flop fell {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. Selbst check-called a bet of 75,000, both players checked on the turn ({9-Diamonds}), and the river was the {6-Hearts}. Selbst led out for 215,000, and Decarolis folded.

Hand #31

Selbst raised to 100,000 on the button, Decarolis called, and the flop was {k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds}, the two players checked again, and the {a-Diamonds} completed the board. Decarolis checked, Selbst fired out 150,000, and Decarolis folded.

Al Decarolis us
Al Decarolis
us 2,630,000 -520,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 1,330,000 520,000

Tags: Al DecarolisVanessa Selbst

Hands #15-21: It's a Tran!

[user253757] • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
JC Tran avoided Jason Mo's trap after the latter made a full house with the lowly deuce-seven and checked all three streets
JC Tran avoided Jason Mo's trap after the latter made a full house with the lowly deuce-seven and checked all three streets

Hand #15

JC Tran opened to 80,000 holding the button and Jason Mo came along to see a {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop. After both players checked the ace-high board the {q-Diamonds} materialized on the turn. Mo checked a second time, but quickly folded after a bet of 90,000 by Tran.

Hand #16

Mo's open to 90,000 from the button forced a fold by Tran.

Hand #17

Tran opened for his standard min-raise of 80,000 and Mo flatted to see the flop come {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. He quickly tapped the table and Tran obliged with a c-bet of 75,000. Mo deliberately counted out the calling chips before committing them, and the turn card came {8-Hearts}. A second check by Mo failed to induce any further betting on fourth street, and Tran knuckled the felt to bring the {2-Hearts} to the board on fifth.

Mo checked for a third time, before grimacing noticeably when Tran did the same. Flicking the {2-Spades}{7-Spades} over with disdain, Mo showed down a full house that failed to deliver any equity, while Tran only smiled at the sight of the trap he had just tiptoed around.

Hand #18

Tran opened to 90,000 from the button and Mo called to see a {4-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades} flop. Both players tapped the table and the {9-Spades} came down on the turn. Tran checked once again, prompting a bet of 120,000 from Mo. Unimpressed, Tran simply heaped a stack forward for a raise to 265,000, and Mo immediately tossed his cards into the muck.

Hand #19

Tran opened to 80,000 on the button, but quickly folded after Mo three-bet to 250,000.

Hand #20

Mo opened to 90,000 from the button to take down the pot without a fight.

Hand #21

Tran opened to 80,000 on the button, Mo flatted, and the flop fell {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Both players opted to take a card on the turn, and the dealer produced the {7-Spades}. Mo then check-called a small bet of 50,000, but he check-folded to a bet of 110,000 on the {6-Hearts} river.

JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 3,350,000 -250,000
Jason Mo us
Jason Mo
us 2,050,000 -150,000

Tags: Jason MoJC Tran

Level:
24
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000