Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

A Pair of Hands from Pavilion

Tables are slowly being broken and players scattered around the Rio as the day wears on. There are about 24 tables left in the Pavilion and that number continues to dwindle. Recently we caught up with Barry Greenstein as he was shaking hands with an opponent he had just knocked out. Apparently Greenstein had gotten his opponent all in and at risk with {j-Spades}{10-Spades}, his opponent held {K-}{10-}. The board ran out {9-Spades}{A-Spades}{8-}{7-}{3-} giving Greenstein the straight and the knock-out blow.

Apparently this was Greenstein's second hand of knocking out a shorty, he recently just tweeted this.

A string of tables away sits David Pham who was also getting involved in a pot. A player in early position raised it up to 1,800 and Pham three-bet to 3,800. The rest of the table folded and the early position player made the call.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} prompting both players to check. The {5-Spades} on the turn saw a repeat of actions with two more pats of the felt for passes. The {9-Hearts} on the river though saw the early positioned player bet out 3,600. Pham begrudgingly made the call, and was shown {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for two pair aces and nines. Pham couldn't beat it and he deposited his cards in the muck.

Pham now sits around 96,000.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
96,000 18,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 68,000 23,000

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