Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em




Chips and Short One


Blair Hinkle was moved two to the left of Tyler Patterson and quickly the two clashed.

Hinkle opened to 12,000 from the cut-off and was three-bet to 35,000 by Patterson from the small blind. He responded by four-bet shoving, and that forced a fold from Patterson.

Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 500,000 250,000
Grayson Ramage us
Grayson Ramage
us 490,000 436,400
Dung Nguyen us
Dung Nguyen
us 475,000 415,000
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
us 210,000 110,000
Nicolas Cardyn fr
Nicolas Cardyn
fr 200,000 60,000
Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 170,000 -90,000

Tags: Blair HinkleTyler Patterson

Lester and Haxton

Jason Lester started the day with plenty of chips to scare and now sits behind one of the larger stacks in the room late into the day. Lester is over on Isaac Haxton's table, with Haxton also amassing a deadly chip stack. These two players recently rumbled preflop, with the chips going to Haxton. In the hand in question, Lester opened to 12,000 from the button. Haxton then throught hard before three-betting to 45,000. Lester thought for even longer, tanking for almost two minutes before giving up.

Jason Lester us
Jason Lester
us 505,000 431,700
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 495,000 185,000

Tags: Isaac HaxtonJason Lester

Korik: Brave Call, Huge Double, New Chip Leader


Anthony Ruberto and Zachary Korik played out a 500k pot that saw the latter rise to the top of the counts.

The hand started with a cut-off raise from Ruberto and a small blind three-bet to 28,500 from Korik. The flop came down {3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Korik continued for 35,500. Call.

The turn fell {a-Spades} and Korik slowed to a check. Ruberto asked for a count of how much Korik had remaining (235.5k) and then moved all in.

Korik took his time, muttering through the hand under his breath, and then called with {a-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Ruberto was semi-bluffing with {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and failed to hit his straight on the {3-Spades} river.

Korik's table mates were amazed at the call, and he sat their soaking up all the plaudits.

Zachary Korik us
Zachary Korik
us 510,000 405,500
Anthony Ruberto us
Anthony Ruberto
us 110,000 -280,000

Tags: Anthony RubertoZachary Korik

Hinkle Hitting Them Away

Blair Hinkle started the day as one of the shorter stacks in the room, but that didn't stop the World Series of Poker gold bracelet holder from managing to run his stack up to sit in contention with just 60 or so players remaining.

Recently we watched Hinkle open it up to 15,000 from middle position. The action was then sent to the player in the small blind who shoved all-in. It wasn't too much more to Hinkle as he immediately toppled in the call.

Hinkle: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}
Opponent: {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The {6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop made Hinkle give out a slight chuckle. The {6-Spades} turn changed nothing, but the {a-Clubs} river was what Hinkle was looking for.

"Knew it was too good to be true," the eliminated player mumbled as he exited the tournament area.

Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 260,000 237,000

Tags: Blair Hinkle

They all Count For Tran

Theo Tran
Theo Tran

Theo Tran is having an up and down day. He rocketed to nearly 400k a few levels ago, and then started to slide quite severely. He then got his stack going in the right direction but must have lost chips before the dinner break.

He just called a short stack's shove holding {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} whilst in the small blind. His opponent opened {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and was drawing dead by the turn of an {a-Spades}{9-Spades}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Spades} board.

Theo Tran us
Theo Tran
us 215,000 25,000

Tags: Theo Tran

Nic Takes Hit

Nicolas Cardyn has taken a hit to his stack, with his loss coming courtesy of a hand that played out like this. Cardyn started it all with an open to 12,000 from early position. Marcus Gurley called on his left and then the player in the small blind shoved all-in. Cardyn thought for a few moments and re-shoved, having his opponent covered by a fair whack of chips. Gurlye got out of the way and the two players turned their hands over.

Cardyn: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

The {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop was a good one for Cardyn, but the {a-Spades} on the turn was not quite as welcomed. The {10-Diamonds} on the river was no help to Cardyn as he took a hit to his stack.

Nicolas Cardyn fr
Nicolas Cardyn
fr 140,000 -85,000

Tags: Nicolas Cardyn

Pre Dinner Eliminations

These are some of the players who busted just short of making the dinner break. As you can see, this includes prominent players Jim Collopy and Jason Senti.

Nicholas Mitchell
Nicholas Mitchell
James Bolender
James Bolender
Jason Senti us
Jason Senti
us Ausgeschieden
Jeffrey Fielder us
Jeffrey Fielder
us Ausgeschieden
Joe Warling us
Joe Warling
us Ausgeschieden
Ivan Mamuzic
Ivan Mamuzic
Kane Lai us
Kane Lai
us Ausgeschieden
Matthew Beisner us
Matthew Beisner
us Ausgeschieden
Francisco Rios
Francisco Rios
Daniel Cai us
Daniel Cai
us Ausgeschieden
Ashton Berner us
Ashton Berner
us Ausgeschieden
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Jim CollopyJason Sent