Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Lucky Double For Haugo

[user38873] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Chris Haugo moved all in for 117,000 and one seat over, Jerry DeNicholas reshoved all in for more. All other players folded and Haugo turned over {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. DeNicholas had {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} but his opponent cracked the best starting hand at no limit hold'em on the {9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} board.

Chris Haugo us 240,000 75,000

Tags: Chris HaugoJerry DeNicholas

Full Versus Flush

[user38873] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Jorge Vergara got value from John Fontana on the river of a {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts} board when he raised from 30,000 to 100,000 and Fontana called with {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}. Vergara showed {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and is on his way to becoming the first chip millionaire here in the tournament.

Tags: John FontanaJorge Vergara

Updated Chip Counts from the Break (full)

[user153638] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jorge Vergara US 826,000 56,000
Troy Baker US 618,000 393,000
Chris Hunichen us 505,000 -35,000
Jeff Smith us 487,000 47,000
David Inselberg us 435,000 25,000
Frank Patti us 415,000 5,000
John Fontana us 382,000 -28,000
Simeon Naydenov bg 276,500 56,500
Brad Libson us 250,000 85,000
Vinny Pahuja us 232,000 -168,000
Sean Giesbrecht CA 232,000 72,000
Danny Nguyen us 207,000 147,000
Rene Angelil US 197,000 -38,000
Bob Bounahra bz 175,000 -95,000
Chris Haugo us 165,000 -35,000
Rick Fitzgerald 146,000 -4,000
Brandon Garrity US 143,000 -77,000
Dylan Linde us 135,000 5,000
Jerry DeNicholas us 120,000 42,500
Cornel Medes RO 115,000 -55,000
Adam Geyer us 100,000 53,000

Final Break

[user38873] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Let's have ourselves 20 minutes off and in that time, the T-500 chips will be removed from play as they are no longer needed.

Pahuja doubles through Patti Again

[user38873] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Only five minutes after the previous double up, Vinny Pahuja managed to double up again through Frank Patti. Chris Hunichen opened to 17,000 and Patti three-bet to 37,000. Pahuja then shoved for 190,000 and BigHuni quickly folded. Patti announced call:

Patti: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Pahuja: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

There was no help at all on the {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades} board and both are now almost even stacked.

Only one hand later, Chris Haugo check-raised all in out of the big blind on a {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop and enforced a fold from Sean Giesbrecht.

Frank Patti us 410,000 -190,000
Vinny Pahuja us 400,000 225,000

Tags: Chris HaugoChris HunichenFrank PattiSean GiesbrechtVinny Pahuja

Pahuja At Risk

[user153638] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Vinny Pahuja open-shipped under the gun for 80,000 and action folded around to Frank Patti, who called from the big blind.

Patti: {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Pahuja: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Pahuja was well out in front thanks to his kicker, and he was rewarded for it after the board ran out {4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

Frank Patti us 600,000 -80,000
Vinny Pahuja us 175,000 72,000

Tags: Vinny PahujaFrank Patti

Hunichen Gets There

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

With a board reading {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs} to the turn and a pot of close to 200,000, Chris Hunichen moved all in for 171,000 and Vinny Pahuja flipped in a chip, signalling a call.

Hunichen: {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Pahuja: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Hunichen had turned the nuts with a straight and had Pahuja drawing dead. The river {k-Diamonds} had no affect on the hand and Hunichen was shipped the massive pot

Chris Hunichen us 540,000 270,000
Vinny Pahuja us 103,000 -177,000

Tags: Chris HunichenVinny Pahuja