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

Today's Phrase Is "All In"

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The double ups have not stopped since we got down to our final two tables. Everybody is still pushing all in preflop and getting calls as well. Our most recent doubler is Gian Carlos Oliveri.

From late position, Dejuante Alexander raised to 37,000. Oliveri re-raised all in for a total of 236,000 and Alexander called.

Oiveri showed {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs} and Alexander showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. With no help on the board, Alexander shipped over most of his stack to Oliveri who now has 500,000 and he was left with just around 230,000.

Tags: Dejuante AlexanderGian Carlos Oliveri


Two Table Redraw

Table 280
Seat 1: Michael Blocksidge (215,000)
Seat 2: Brett Shaffer (530,000)
Seat 3: Dejuante Alexander (430,000)
Seat 4: Travis Atkins (300,000)
Seat 5: Gian Carlos Oliveri (250,000)
Seat 6: Alex Martin (600,000)
Seat 7: Lex Veldhuis (820,000)
Seat 8: James Schaaf (1,000,000)
Seat 9: Thomas Conway (400,000)

Table 286
Seat 1: Yashar Darian (800,000)
Seat 2: Shane Rose (400,000)
Seat 3: Tim West (800,000)
Seat 4: Diana Allen (1,000,000)
Seat 5: Maximilian Lehmanski (160,000)
Seat 6: Jason Somerville (650,000)
Seat 7: Michael Clark (140,000)
Seat 8: Steven Miller (315,000)
Seat 9: Richard Fridvalszki (510,000)

Veldhuis Doubles

Lex Veldhuis got his final 375,000 in with {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} against the {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} of Shane Rose.

The board ran a very dry {q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Veldhuis was able to double up to 810,000. Rose, on the other hand, has fallen to 400,000.

Tags: Lex VeldhuisShane Rose

Sybe Smit Eliminated in 21st Place ($14,116)

Sybe Smit - 22nd Place
Sybe Smit - 22nd Place

From under the gun, Sybe Smit raised to 24,000 and the small blind called. James Schaaf in the big blind moved all in which covered both remaining players. Smit quickly made the call, and the small blind, after about a minute or two of thought, folded.

Smit: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Schaaf: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The flop was {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and left Smit drawing to a runner-runner straight. He was dead on the {a-Spades} turn, and Smit will have to watch his friend and fellow Dutchman, Lex Veldhuis, from the rail.

Tags: James SchaafLex VeldhuisSybe Smit

Jason Hallee Eliminated in 22nd Place ($14,116)

Jason Hallee - 22nd Place
Jason Hallee - 22nd Place

Jason Hallee opened the pot with a raise from early position to 26,000. Diana Allen called from the small blind and Gian Carlos Oliveri thought for a long while. He counted out his stack and also counted out chips for a raise before he finally just called. The flop came out {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Allen fired out 100,000. Oliveri folded before Hallee moved all in for 378,000. Allen tanked for a few minutes before finally making the call.

Hallee: {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Allen: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}

The turn was the {7-Spades} which gave Hallee three extra outs with the seven, but also took away the king of spades because Allen picked up a flush draw. The river bricked everything with the {9-Hearts} and Hallee was sent to the rail.

Tags: Diana AllenGian Carlos OliveriJason Hallee

Jeffrey Norman Eliminated in 24th Place ($14,116)

Once again, Jeffrey Norman held two nines, but this time they were for his tournament life. He was up against the {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} of his opponent, who wasted little time taking the lead in the hand. The flop was {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and Norman was left drawing to just two outs. The turn {6-Diamonds} and river {k-Spades} both bricked and Norman is our 24th-place finisher.

Tags: Jeffrey Norman