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

Cards Down!

[user66118] • Level 13

Table 281 was playing 2-7 Triple Draw, and we just heard a floor call for that table. Cyndy Violette just looked down next to her chair, and she noticed two cards laying on the floor. The two cards were the {7-Spades} and the {2-Hearts}, and the deck was quickly replaced. Once they saw the cards, the table quickly realized that they came from a stud hand between two of the other players at the table, but nobody could quite figure out how they got on the floor. There doesn't appear to be any foul play on the part of the players.

"Good thing we're not playing deuce-to-seven," one of them said tongue-in-cheek.

That'll Do!

2-7 No Limit

We just caught the action after Brian Powell had called David Solomon's all-in bet before the draw. Both players took one card each (with Solomon discarding a five), but he ended up tabling what can only be considered the royal flush of this discipline - {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-}! BAM!

Even Powell looked shocked, but simply shrugged as the pot was shipped over to Solomon. Not much you can do there!

Brian Powell us
Brian Powell
us 95,000 -20,000

Will Danny Blow His "Fuhs?"

2-7 No Limit

The action folded to Michael Mizrachi who raised to 2,000 from the cutoff; Rep Porter called from the button, as did Lyle Berman from the small blind and Danny Fuhs (pronounced "FUSE") from the big blind, to make it four-handed to the draw.

Berman and Mizrachi took two each, while Fuhs and Porter drew one each. Berman led out for 3,000 and Fuhs called before Mizrachi and Porter got out of the way. Berman tabled the good ol' "eighty-six" - {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} - and Fuhs threw his hand away.

Lyle Berman us
Lyle Berman
us 74,000 9,800

Poker For Dessert

[user66118] • Level 13

With bellies full of food, the players have returned to their tables, and the after-dinner session has begun. We'll play another six levels tonight to finish up right at 3:00 A.M. Unless we happen to reach a final table of six first, but we'll consider that a longshot for now.


Dinner Bell

[user66118] • Level 12

We've got four levels behind us today, and it's dinner time for the 84 (or less) remaining players. The players have one hour and a few extra minutes to chow, and play will resume right at 8:30 P.M local time.

Until then...

Badugi 101

• Level 12


John D'Agostino raised from under the gun and the action folded around to Brian Powell who called from the small blind, as did the player in the big blind. Both blinds drew one card each while D'Agostino made it a double. Powell bet and both the big blind and D'Agostino called before all three players took one card each at the second draw.

Again, Powell led out, but this time the big blind folded and the D'Agostino called, going heads-up to the final draw, where again, they took one card each. Both players checked and Powell tabled {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}.

Now we should point out here (because this is a brand new game for the WSOP) that this is not a badugi, as the {3-Diamonds} is cancelled out (as there are two suited cards). Therefore, Powell's hand was actually a three-card {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, but it still won, because D'Agostino mucked.

Warm Up the Karr

[user66118] • Level 12
McLean Karr - out
McLean Karr - out

Limit Hold'em

McLean Karr was down around 4.900 when this hand began, and it would be his last. He and Tad Jurgens mixed it up in a preflop raising war that got Karr all in. He turned up {A-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}, and he was content to race for double or nothing against {3-Clubs} {3-Spades}.

The {J-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {8-Diamonds} flop was a good miss for Karr, and he was getting giddy. "Oh, that's what we like. I want the jack!"

The turn was the {2-Spades}, not Karr's favorite. "Ugh, that's a... really bad turn card!" he said, animated as ever. The river came the {4-Spades}, and that's a blank, too. Karr is out of chips, and he wished his table luck as he headed off for an extended dinner break.

Tags: McLean Karr

Aguiar Steps into Aces

[user66118] • Level 12

No-Limit Hold'em

Jonathan Aguiar is one of those recently eliminated players, and we had just walked up when it happened. Owais Ahmed opened to 1,475 under the gun, and Jonathan Aguiar three-bet shoved for about 15,600 from the button. In the small blind, Chris Wallace like what he saw enough to reraise all in over the top. Ahmed folded quickly, and the news was not good for the at-risk Aguiar.

Aguiar: {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}
Wallace: {A-Spades} {A-Clubs}

There was no help on board for either player as it came {J-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {7-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} {4-Spades} to send Aguiar off to the exit. As he left, Ahmed made the comment that he was going to call with king-jack, and Aguiar seemed a mix of surprised, amused, and upset at the news.

Wallace is up to about 42,000 now.

Tags: Chris WallaceJonathan AguiarOwais Ahmed