Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
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Akkari Three-Bets

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Nachman Berlin opened his button to 200,000 only to have Andre Akkari three-bet to 550,000 by sliding a stack of green 25,000-denomination chips into the pot.

Berlin quickly mucked, and Akkari picked up another pot.

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Limp and Bet Win for Akkari

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Andre Akkari limped in and Nachman Berlin checked his option as the flop landed the {2-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}.

Berlin checked, and a bet of 100,000 from Akkari was enough to force Berlin's cards into the muck.

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Akkari Bets the River

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Nachman Berlin called from the button and Andre Akkari checked his option. The flop came {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Akkari checked to Berlin who bet 85,000. Akkari made the call and both players checked a turn of {K-Hearts}.

On the river, Akkari fired out 250,000 and Berlin shot his hand to the muck.

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Tens for Akkari

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Andre Akkari kicked off heads-up play with a 200,000-chip button raise which Nachman Berlin called before both players checked the {K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop.

When the turn landed the {8-Hearts}, Berlin checked and Akkari bet out 300,000 which Berlin called as the {J-Hearts} was delivered on the river.

Berlin checked and Akkari slid out a bet of 500,000 into Berlin - who after nearly three minutes - opted to make the call.

Akkari tabled his {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Berlin angrily mucked his hand to slip to 7,070,000 as Akkari moves to 5,785,000 in chips.

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Matthew Carmody Eliminated in 3rd Place ($295,625)

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Matthew Camrody - 3rd Place
Matthew Camrody - 3rd Place

Nachman Berlin raised to 200,000 from the button only to find Matthew Carmody three-bet all in from the small blind. Andre Akkari got out of the way and Berlin called.

Berlin: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Carmody: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The flop came {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Carmody screamed "YES!" immediately followed by a "No!" as he saw that he paired his queen but then noticed that Berlin made his set of nines.

It wouldn't be poker with a sweat, though, as the {10-Diamonds} came on the turn, giving Carmody an open ended straight draw, needing an eight or king on the river to win the pot. The river came {A-Spades}, giving Carmody two pair and the losing hand. He will be going home with $295,625 in prize money.

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Carmody Claims Double

Andre Akkari opened his button to 200,000 only to have Matthew Carmody move all in for 1,355,000. Akkari quickly announced a call as the cards were tabled.

Carmody: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Akkari: {K-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{5-Diamonds} to see Carmody double to 2,770,000 as Akkari slipped to 4,340,000 in chips.

Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 4,340,000 -1,860,000
Matthew Carmody
Matthew Carmody
2,770,000 1,470,000

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Dealer Change

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

"After that hand, we'll have a dealer change with Daniel coming in."

"Yeah go Daniel! Yeah!" stated some of the railbirds.

It's pretty exciting here in the Thunder-Dome!

Akkari Double Barrels to Victory

• Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Andre Akkari entered the pot from the button to 200,000 and Matthew Carmody defended his big blind to see a {6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{J-Spades} flop fall.

Both players checked as the {7-Spades} graced itself on the turn. Carmody check-called 250,000 as the {A-Spades} landed on the river and Carmody checked once again.

Akkari led out with a bet of 600,000 and Carmody instantly mucked.

Tags: Andre AkkariMatthew Carmody