Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Preispool $2,857,500
Players 3,175

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Darian Takes It On The River

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Alex Martin opened the betting with a raise to 75,000 from the cutoff. Yashar Darian called from the button as did Jason Somerville from the big blind.

The flop came {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and it checked to Darian who bet 125,000. Somerville folded and Martin threw in the chips. The turn was the {4-Clubs} and this time they both checked. The river was the {6-Spades} and Martin checked for a third time. After a few moments, Darian announced that he was betting 250,000 and began counting out the chips. Martin tanked for a couple of minutes before letting go of his hand and leaning back to tell his rail what just happened.

Tags: Alex MartinJason SomervilleYashar Darian

Atkins Doubles To Over 1 Million

Travis Atkins raised to 70,000 from the cutoff preflop and Yashar Darian made the call from the big blind.

The flop came {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Darian bet out 85,000. Atkins quickly made the call.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and Darian checked. Atkins counted out 150,000 and threw it into the pot. Darian considered the action then re-raised all in with an insta-call from Atkins for 540,000 total.

Darian flipped over {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for trip tens, but Atikins had {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for trip tens with the superior kicker. The river was the {J-Hearts} and Atkins took down the big pot. He now sits with over a million chips but Darian is still comfortable with over two million.

Yashar Darian
Yashar Darian
2,100,000 -750,000
Travis Atkins
Travis Atkins
1,440,000 755,000

Tags: Yashar DarianTravis Atkins


River Of Dreams For Fridvalszki

Richard Fridvaldzski
Richard Fridvaldzski

Richard Fridvalszki went all in for his last 295,000 and got a call from Alex Martin on the button.

Martin showed {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Fridvalszki had {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} to give Fridvalszki the win with the {A-} kicker on the river.

After the hand, Fridvalszki moves up to about 650,000 and Martin is down to just around 2,000,000

Alexander Martin
Alexander Martin
2,000,000 -520,000
Richard Fridvalszki hu
Richard Fridvalszki
hu 650 -489,350

Tags: Alexander MartinRichard Fridvalszki

Darian Wins an Enormous Pot Without a Showdown

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Yashar Darian Wins a 1.89 Million Chip Pot
Yashar Darian Wins a 1.89 Million Chip Pot

From middle position, Yashar Darian raised to 65,000. Diana Allen and Jason Somerville both called in position and the blinds folded.

The flop was {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Darian checked. Allen fired out 110,000, Somerville folded and Darian called. On the {2-Diamonds} turn, Darian led out for 225,000. Allen thought for a minute or two as she stacked out chips and slid forward 725,000. With no hesitation, Darian announced that he was all in. When prompted, the dealer pulled in Allen's raise from both players and Allen was starring at a Million chips still left in front of Darian. She had about 1.4 Million left.

"Do you have Ace-King of diamonds again? Again?" she asked. Darian just responded with a cold stare through his sunglasses. Eventually, she gave up the hand and Darian moves up to 2,890,000 after that hand.

Tags: Diana AllenJason SomervilleYashar Darian

Shane Rose Eliminated in 8th Place ($48,091)

Shane Rose
Shane Rose

Shane Rose went all in for his last 300,000 from late position and got a call from Alex Martin on the button.

Rose was way behind with {K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} against the {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} of Martin.

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{A-Clubs} and Rose went out in 8th place. Alex Martin is our chip leader after the hand with just over 2.5 million.

Alexander Martin
Alexander Martin
2,520,000 570,000
Shane Rose
Shane Rose

Tags: Alexander MartinShane Rose

Somerville Gets Some River Revenge on Atkins

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

On the button, Jason Somerville raised to 48,000 and Travis Atkins called from the big blind. The flop was {q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Atkins check-called the flop bet of 60,000. The turn was the {k-Diamonds} and again Atkins check-called Somerville's bet, this time for 115,000. The river was the {5-Spades} and both players checked. Somerville showed {9-Spades}{5-Clubs} for a pair of Fives which was good enough to ship the pot.

Tags: Jason SomervilleTravis Atkins

Big River Raise Gives Allen the Chip Lead

Alex Martin raised to 52,000 from late position and Diana Allen called on the button.

The flop came {7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Martin bet 49,000. Allen called.

The turn came {10-Hearts} and Martin bet 130,000. Allen again called.

The river was the {3-Hearts} and Martin put out a big bet of 355,00. Allen took her time, counted out her chips, and then announced 1,000,000 total. Martin looked flustered and almost immediately mucked his hand.

After the hand, Allen has just over 2,000,000 and Martin has just under 2,000,000

Diana Allen
Diana Allen
2,154,000 654,000
Alexander Martin
Alexander Martin
1,950,000 -680,000

Tags: Alex MartinDiana Allen

James Schaaf Eliminated in 9th Place ($36,833)

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

From middle position, Diana Allen raised to 75,000 and action folded to James Schaaf on the button. He moved all in for 600,000 and Allen made the call.

Allen: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Schaaf: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Schaaf was in great position to double up and cross the 1 Million chip mark again. However, the flop was {2-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{a-Clubs} and left him drawing to just the two remaining tens. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and the river {6-Spades} bricked as well. Schaaf, our lone bracelet winner at this final table, is the first to leave.

Tags: Diana AllenJames Schaaf