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

Martin Chips Up

[user145752] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Stefan Martin raised to 2,900 UTG+1 and the opponent in next position called. Everyone else folded and the players took a flop of {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Martin checked, then snap shoved after his opponent led out for 5,000. His opponent mulled it over for about 30 seconds before she laid her hand down. Martin has about 62,000 after the hand.

Tags: Stefan Martin



[user139916] • Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

The players are on their final 20-minute break of the day.

Sam Beard Doubles

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

The first three players to act preflop all limped. The big blind checked his option and they saw the {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop four ways. All four players checked and the turn came the {3-Clubs}. The first player bet 2,000, the next one folded and Sam Beard moved all in for 5,675. After the fourth player folded, the initial turn bettor quickly called and found his {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} out-kicked by the {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} of Beard. The river bricked with the {9-Clubs} and Beard moves get his stack to 13,000.

Jordan Dhooghe Continues to Chip Up

[user198140] • Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Jordan Dhooghe from the Downstream Casino in Joplin, Missouri continues to build up his impressive chip stack here in level 8 play.

The button opened up the action with a raise to 2,500 and was called by the player in the small blind and Dhooghe in the big blind. The flop came up {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Both the small and Dhooghe checked and the button led out for another 2,500. The small blind folded and Dhooghe flat called. Both players checked again when the {2-Hearts} hit the turn. The button bet another 2,500 and Dhooghe flat called. A {10-Hearts} on the river brought about the same action with Dhooghe checking, the button betting 2,500 and Dhooghe flat calling.

Jordan Dhooghe flipped up {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and the button mucked his cards declaring he had queens.

Winning that pot bumped Dhooghe up to 95,000 chips.

Tags: Jordan Dhooghe

LaVallie Sends One to the Rail

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

A player in the cutoff opened the action with a raise to 2,500 chips. LaVallie, in the big blind, three bet to 7,900. After some thought, the initial raiser decided to go all in and LaVallie quickly made the call.

LaVallie: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Opponent: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

The board ran {5-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and LaVallie has reached 45,000 chips.

Tags: Marlin LaVallie

Scotty Dietz Finds Aces at the Right Time

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Scotty Dietz was able to knock a player out by getting his aces all in preflop against his opponent's kings.

They held and he has chipped up to about 40,000.

Tags: Scotty Dietz

2 Outer For The Win

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

On the button, David Doremus raised to 2,800 and Jake Revelle shoved all-in for 18,100. Doremus tanked for awhile and called for most of his stack and flipped over {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}. Revelle flipped over {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and they were off to the races.

The flop came {2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} to give Doremus the lead with top pair. The turn came {K-Clubs} to give Doremus three of a kind but Revelle spiked the {10-Hearts} on the river to make a full house and take the win.

Revelle was clearly ecstatic and he let the whole Pavilion Room know with the loudest yell of the day.

Revelle doubled up to almost 40,000 while Doremus was left with less than 5,000.

Tags: Jake RevelleDavid Doremus

Dhooghe Dominating

[user145752] • Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

A quick scan of the room shows that Jordan Dhooghe is easily the chip leader sitting at around 90,000.

McCool Spikes Two-Outer to Stay Alive

[user198140] • Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

The Pavilion Room is slowly clearing out here at the Casino Employee's event. We have around 135 players left. After a player in middle position opened the pot with a 3,050 raise, Frank McCool from Mississippi re-raised all in for 12,875. The middle position player called and flipped over {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}. McCool showed {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}.

The flop showed up {2-Spades}{4-Hearts}{9-Spades}, and the turn brought the {q-Hearts} to put McCool's opponent ahead. He began to get up and said "Nice catch, sir" but just as he was about to leave he spiked the {10-Diamonds} on the river and now sits with around 34,000.

Tags: Frank McCool