Event 20: $5,000 Limit Hold'em





[user20283] • Level 6: 300-600, 0 ante

See ya in 15 minutes for the final two levels of the day!

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We didn't catch all of the hand, but when we came over to Maria Ho's table there was a board showing {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades}{a-Clubs} and all of Ho's remaining chips were going the way of her opponent. The player held {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a busted flush and rivered pair, while Ho's {7-}{7-} were being flung into the muck.

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Maria Ho
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Radoja Back at it


Who wants to get right back into a game of poker after just finishing second in an event? Mark Radoja is one of them because after ending up second in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed tournament, he's right back at it.

Radoja cashed for $281,502 wich took him over the million dollar mark in live tournament earnings. Just now we saw Radoja win a pot bringing up a bit closer to the starting stack. Radoja raised from the button to 600 and the player in the small blind three-bet him to 900. Radoja called and the flop brought out {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{5-Spades}. The Canadian called bets on all streets when the board brought out the {5-Clubs} and the {3-Spades}. The small blind showed {9-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Radoja's {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts} was enough to take it down.

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Mark Radoja
ca 9,500 -6,500

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Snippits of Action

• Level 6: 300-600, 0 ante

Here are three quick hands we caught some of the action in recently.

  • Dwyte Pilgrim and one opponent played down a hand where the board showed {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. Pilgrim bet the flop and got a call. Both players checked the turn and then Pilgrim called a bet on the river. Pilgrim held {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}, not strong enough for his opponent's {a-}.
  • We caught play on the turn with a board showing {4-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} and with Greg Mueller involved in the hand with two opponents. the play was checked to the button player who bet. One player got out of the way, while Mueller check-raised. The button player then raised it again and Mueller called. The {9-Spades} river saw Mueler check-call a bet and then muck when his opponent turned over {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.
  • Daniel Idema and one opponent committed bets on the flop and then checked it down from there as a {q-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board ran out. They then chopped up the pot when they both turned over {a-}{k-}.

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A Little Poker History


If you ask any poker fan, "Who won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1999," many will probably pass. The Irishman Noel Furlong isn't that known since he hasn't been playing a lot of poker as of late.

For all you guys who did answer this correctly we'll take it one step further. Who finished second that year in the Main Event?

If you got this right you're a die hard poker fan, or maybe just around for a long time. It's been 13 years since Alan Goehring finished second in the Main Event cashing $768,625, and he's in today's field. Even we had a hard time spotting him but one of his table mates helped us out.

"Aren't you the guy who finished second to Noel Furling in 1999," a player shouted as he pointed at the big banner up on the wall. Goehring nodded and the two started chatting about that final table that also had Padraig Parkinson, Erik Seidel and Huck Seed on it. Finishing second in the Main Event wasn't Goehring's biggest result as he won two World Poker Tour events, one in 2003 for $1,011,886 and one in 2006 for $2,391,550 adding up his total career earnings up to well over five million dollars.

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Alan Goehring
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Idema Wins From ODB

The action started with the player in the hijack seat opening it up. David "ODB" Baker then three-bet from the button and Idema made the call. So too did the player who opened the pot.

Flop: {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}

Idema checked. The other player checked. Baker bet. Idema then put in the check-raise and the other player got out of the way. Baker made it three bets and Idema called.

Turn: {q-Diamonds}

This time when Idema led, Baker simply called.

River: {4-Diamonds}

Again Idema led, but this time Baker thought for a short while before folding his hand, flashing {a-}{q-} as he did so.

Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 14,000 4,000

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Two New Faces

Two new players have taken their seats at the table directly in front of the media desk. Those players happen to be Phil Ivey and John Racener.

Ivey is currently still involved in the Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em with just a few tables remaining. That event is currently on break, and so here he is.

In other news, the sick table that we talked about earlier has just broken and so 15 World Series of Poker gold bracelets and more than $43 million in tournament winnings has spread throughout the room.

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John Racener
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Phil Ivey
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No Cashes For Seed

• Level 6: 300-600, 0 ante

Wandering past the sick table that features eight of the best players in the world (of which you can read about below), we overheard Huck Seed saying something quite interesting.

"You know, I'm on a streak of not cashing that nobody at this table will ever reach," Seed exclaimed to the table.

At this point many of the players didn't believe him and started questioning his comment.

"I'm telling you. I didn't cash last year and haven't cashed this year," Seed told the table.

We did a bit of research and it is true that Seed hasn't cashed since the 2010 World Series of Poker. That is quite a surprising little statistic considering he has 40 WSOP cashes to his name and is therefore not cashing is something Seed is notaccustomed to. Seed got awfully close to cashing in Event 13 just a few days ago, but ended up being the bubble-boy.

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