Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

Alaei Calls Zhou But Can't Beat Threes

[user249920] • Level 5

No-Limit Hold'em

Daniel Alaei bet 8,200 on the {8-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs} board heads up against Chun Lei Zhou, who made the call in position. On the {q-Hearts} river, Alaei checked, and Zhou bet 16,000. Alaei counted out his stack and put his palm to his forehead as he considered the bet. Finally, after a sigh, he called.

Zhou looked at his hand for a moment before tossing {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} into the middle for a pair of threes. To his surprise, Alaei mucked his hand, and the dealer pushed Zhou the pot.

Chun Lei Zhou mo
Chun Lei Zhou
mo 161,000 -19,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 63,000 -37,000

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Chidwick Makes It

• Level 5

2-7 Triple Draw

Bryce Yockey raised and Stephen Chidwick called in position. On the first draw both players took two cards and Yockey check-called a bet. Yockey took two cards on the second draw, Chidwick took one, and Yockey checked again.

Chidwick bet, Yockey raised and Chidwick put in the third bet. Yockey called, stood pat and Chidwick took one card on the final draw. Yockey checked, Chidwick bet and Yockey reluctantly put in the call.

Chidwick immediately turned over {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and scooped this pot.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 138,000 63,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 136,000 -28,000

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Hastings Straightens Out Leah

• Level 5

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a flop of {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, Mike Leah checked over to Brian Hastings. Hastings shot out a bet of 2,200 and Leah tossed forward the call. The {Q-Hearts} fell on fourth street, causing Leah to check for a second time. This street, however, saw Hastings knuckle the table behind.

The {2-Hearts} completed the board and Leah checked one final time. Hastings flicked out a single 5,000-chip and Leah called.

"Straight," said Hastings, rolling over {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, playing his six-trey for a straight to the six. Leah mucked his hand and Hastings picked up the pot. He now has about 151,000 while Leah has dropped to 101,000.

Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 151,000 26,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 101,000 -5,000

Tags: Brian HastingsMike Leah

Lisandro Scoops Bloch

[user249920] • Level 5

Stud 8

Andy Bloch fired every street until the river and was called down by Jeff Lisandro. On the end, both players checked.

Bloch: {a-}{2-}{10-}/{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Lisandro: {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}/{6-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

Lisandro had a pair of sixes and an eight-six low, good enough to win both ways against Bloch's deuces with an eight-seven.

Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us 154,000 18,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 71,000 -45,000

Tags: Andy BlochJeffrey Lisandro

Pocket Tens for Yockey

• Level 5

Limit Hold'em

Don Nguyen, Bryce Yockey, and Robert Mizrachi took a flop of {J-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} in a raised pot. Nguyen checked, Yockey fired, and Mizrachi called. Nguyen tagged along as well, allowing the {4-Clubs} to pair the board on the turn.

Nguyen checked for a second time and Yockey kept his aggression. Mizrachi called once again but this time Nguyen chose to let his cards go .The {J-Spades} rivered and the action went check-check. Yockey rolled over {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Mizrachi mucked his hand. Yockey took down the pot and now has about 164,000 in chips.

Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 164,000 14,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 151,000 -9,000
Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us 112,000 -3,000

Tags: Don NguyenRobert MizrachiBryce Yockey