Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

An Orbit With Alan Sass at the Table of Death:


Alan Sass has been lying quietly below the radar today despite holding a monster stack. It's quite possibly because he's been at a table all day with the likes of Hellmuth, Hoyt Corkins, Vanessa Selbst, and John Juanda. Sass is an accomplished player though with numerous cashes and even a 2nd place finish in 2006 in a $5,000 Pot Limit Hold 'em event at the WSOP. Either way, Sass has been holding his own at the table and has amassed a large ammount of chips. We followed Sass for an orbit to see what it was like to be at the table of death.

Hand 1: Sass starts this orbit in the highjack. John Juanda raises to 7500 under the gun +1. Hoyt Corkins raises to 15,000 from under the gun + 2. Action folds around and John Juanda moves all in after tanking. Corkins calls. Juanda has {A-Hearts} {K-Clubs}. Hoyt has {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. The flop falls {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} and Hoyt hits the rail. John Juanda moves to 180,000 in chips.

-500 chips for Sass

Hand 2: John Juanda raises to 7500 from under the gun. Sass folds and action folds around and John Juanda wins another pot.

-1000 chips for Sass

Hand 3: Action folds around to Sass who raises to 6,000. The cutoff reraises to 16,500. Sass asks how much the bet is, then folds.

-7500 for Sass.

Hand 4:Under the gun player raises to 6,500. Sass calls from under the gun +1. Vanessa Selbst 3bets from the cut off to 19,500. Under the gun player moves all in for around 100,000. Sass folds. Selbst snap calls. Vanessa has {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} and the under the gun player has {8-}{8-}. The board runs out {6-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and Selbst scoops the pot. Pushing her over 400,000.

-14000 for Sass.

Hand 5:Action halts momentarily as the floor is called to color up Selbsts newly aquired chips. A new player moves in next to Sass. The player under the gun raises to 7,000. The new player in the big blind calls. The flop falls {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}. Action goes check check. The turn is the {2-Spades}. The big blind bets 18,000, and the under the gun player folds.

-14,500 for Sass.

Hand 6: Sass is in the big blind. Player under the gun + 1 raises to 7,000. Action folds to Sass who calls in the big blind. The flop falls {8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Action goes check, check. The turn falls the {J-Clubs}. Action goes check check. The river falls the {10-Clubs}. Sass checks and his oponnent best 10,500. Sass thinks momentarily before reraising to 32,500. His oponnent calls, and Sass shows {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a rivered flush.

+37,500 for Sass.

Hand 7: The plater under the gun raises to 7,000. action folds to Sass in the small blind. Sass folds. The big blind also folds.


Hand 8: Under the gun, Selbst raises to 6,000. Action folds to Sass on the button who calls. Both blinds fold. The flop falls {A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Action goes check check. The turn is the {3-Diamonds}. Selbst bets 9,500. Sass calls. The river is the {J-Clubs}. Selbst bets 14,500. Sass folds.

+21,000 for Sass.

Hand 9: Sass is in the cutoff. Player under the gun +1 raises and action folds around.

+20,500 for Sass for the orbit. Sass currently has 347,500 chips.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 405,000
Alan Sass me
Alan Sass
me 347,500 -14,900
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 180,000 122,000
Hoyt Corkins us
Hoyt Corkins
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