Event #29: $2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed

Alaei's A-OK


David Benefield raised from the under gun, but Daniel Alaei reraised from the cutoff and the action folded back around to Benefield who called, before both players drew one card each. Benefield led out and Alaei called, then Benefield check-called Alaei's bet after they each drew one card on the second draw.

On the third draw however, Alaei elected to stand pat and Benefield drew one more card. Benefield check-called Alaei's bet, but mucked after Alaei rolled up a badugi of {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}.

David Benefield us
David Benefield
us 77,000 -5,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 64,000

Berman Doing Work

[user66118] • Level 14


Lyle Berman opened with a raise from the small blind, and Alexander Kostritsyn called from the big. Berman took two cards and checked, and Kostritsyn took just one and bet. Berman called, and they each took one card on the second draw. Berman must have liked it, because he led right back out with a bet. Kostritsyn didn't like it at all, double-checking his cards and plunking them into the muck.

Kostritsyn is just a tick under 80,000 now. We'll have to get a count on Berman after he stacks up, but it looks like he's right around that mark, too.

Tags: Alexander KostritsynLyle Berman

Shaun Deeb to the Front

[user66118] • Level 14
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

"Hey, another Day 2 chip lead," Shaun Deeb said as we walked past. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek. Deeb is best known for accumulating a monster stack on Day 1, then distributing those chips quickly and evenly to his Day 2 table. We find Deeb involved in a small limit hold'em pot that Scott Bohlman had raised preflop. Deeb defended his big blind, and he check-raised the {9-Hearts} {K-Hearts} {3-Clubs} flop. Bohlman folded to the extra bet, and Deeb flashed the {A-Spades} {K-Spades} as he pulled in the pot.

That one moves him up to 157,000 and into the overall lead. A quick check on the other monster stack, Brandon Adams, sees that he's fallen back to about 130,000.

Tags: Brandon AdamsShaun Deeb

Morgan Takes a Hit


We picked up the action between Jordan Morgan and Steve Sung heads-up just after the second draw had been completed; Sung checked to Morgan who opened the betting from the small blind, but Sung check-raised. Morgan called, then both players stood pat on the final draw and checked it down.

"I got a six," said Sung tabling a badugi of {A-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. Morgan looked annoyed as he tossed his hand into the muck.

Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
us 82,000 21,000
Jordan Morgan us
Jordan Morgan
us 22,000 -18,000

Updated Chip Counts

Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
us 149,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 108,000 24,000
John D'Agostino us
John D'Agostino
us 105,000 64,000
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 93,000 40,000
Alexander Kostritsyn ru
Alexander Kostritsyn
ru 84,000 1,000
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 79,000
Travis Erdman
Travis Erdman
78,000 2,000
Brian Powell us
Brian Powell
us 77,000 -18,000
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 75,000 34,500
Sam Silverman
Sam Silverman
74,000 6,000
Lyle Berman us
Lyle Berman
us 72,000 -2,000
68,000 16,000
Tad Jurgens
Tad Jurgens
65,000 23,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 64,000 24,300
Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
us 61,000 21,500
Daniel Makowsky
Daniel Makowsky
59,000 43,400
Chris Wallace us
Chris Wallace
us 54,000 12,000
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 53,000 15,000
Brent Roberts us
Brent Roberts
us 53,000 22,800
Ali Sarkeshik gb
Ali Sarkeshik
gb 51,000 10,000
Cyndy Violette us
Cyndy Violette
us 48,000 28,000
44,000 5,000
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 40,000 13,000
Jordan Morgan us
Jordan Morgan
us 40,000 -27,000
Stefan Rapp
Stefan Rapp

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Demes Creamed

• Level 13
Shawn Buchanan's still alive!
Shawn Buchanan's still alive!

No-Limit Hold'em

It's rare to catch a No-Limit Hold'em hand in mixed games, as in most cases the players will wait for the fixed-limit games to generate bigger pots, but we managed to dig up a gem over on table 281.

Shawn Buchanan raised to 2,000 from under the gun and the action folded around to Brandon Demes who reraised to 5,500 from the button. Both the blinds got out of the way, and after about two minutes in the tank, Buchanan reraised, making it 15,500 to go.

"How much have you got?" Demes asked. "24,500," was Buchanan's reply.

Another minute passed. "I'm all in," Demes exclaimed.

Buchanan wasn't all that impressed, grimacing as he looked back down at his cards. After what seemed like a millennia (well, about three minutes, but hey, we're trying to create some drama here), Buchanan called.

Buchanan: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Demes: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

The flop came down {9-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, keeping Buchanan ahead but now giving Demes the jacks he needed to make Broadway. They were then taken away when the repeat {Q-Spades} fell on the turn, so down to just six outs, Demes missed when the {4-Spades} blanked out on the river and Buchanan doubled up.

Buchanan is now up to 75,500 while Demes is down to less than 27,500.

Tags: Brandon DemesShawn Buchanan

The Queen of Hearts

[user66118] • Level 13
Cyndy Violette, shown subdued
Cyndy Violette, shown subdued

"Come on, heart!"

And then a moment later...

"Yes! Yes! I sucked out!" We heard Cyndy Violette yelling from one of the near tables, and we thought the news was good for her. It was. We scurried over there to see one opponent all in with three kings, Violette all in with a flush draw, and a third player covering them both with pocket aces. The {10-Hearts} laying on the river was the one that gave Violette the life-saving flush, and she's now as flush with chips as she's been all day.

Working her short-stacked magic, Violette has found a big pot to push herself up to about 49,000.

Tags: Cyndy Violette

Hennigan Scratched

Pot-Limit Omaha

The action folded around to the player in the hijack position who raised before the flop; John Hennigan called from the button, as did Travis Erdman from the small blind, as well as the big blind, to go four ways into a flop that read {2-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

Erdman opened for 4,000 and both the big blind and hijack folded, but Hennigan called to make it heads-up to the turn of the {3-Hearts}. Erdman bet 10,000, Hennigan snap-shoved and Erdman insta-called, rolling up {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Hennigan rolled his eyes and furiously mucked his hand, with one of his cards accidentally covering the river card.

Not that it mattered - we can only presume that Hennigan knew he was drawing dead and after the chip stacks were sized up, Hennigan came up short and thus lost his tournament life.

Travis Erdman
Travis Erdman
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
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It's the Brandon Adams Show

[user66118] • Level 13
Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams

Pot-Limit Omaha

For now, the field is just trying to keep pace with Brandon Adams who's on some kind of tear through this Day 2. We just caught the tail end of a PLO pot that Adams dragged, walking up in time to see Adams' {10-Clubs} {10-Spades} {K-Spades} {7-Spades} exposed on the felt. He'd gotten an opponent all in with just a wrap draw on a {6-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {8-Spades} flop, and the turn {A-Spades} left him drawing dead to Adams' flush.

With that pot, Adams looks to be at about 149,000, setting the pace for this field right now.

Tags: Brandon Adams