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

Tough Table with Moreno, Renkers, Fair, Paur, Lindley and Alcober


There are definitely some tough tables out in the mix as there in every tournament, but Table 413 in the Purple Section of the Amazon Room is a very tough one with players that not everyone may recognize by face.

  • Seat 1 is Andrew Moreno, a regular on the Las Vegas cash game scene and cashing in his first World Series of Poker Main Event. Prior to this cash, Moreno's best live tournament result was an in-the-money finish in the WSOP Circuit Harrah's Rincon Main Event in 2011.
  • Seat 2 is Patrick Renkers, a Dutch tournament players with a couple impressive results including a deep run at the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event in 2011.
  • Seat 3 is Ryan Fair, who made a very deep run in the 2009 WSOP Main Event where he finished in 31st place for $253,941. Fair is commonly known by his online moniker "toetagU" and most famously won the 2010 Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event High for over $1.162 million.
  • Seat 4 is Taylor Paur, who is another player at the table with an impressive tournament resumé that includes a fifth-place finish in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed Championship for nearly $200,000. He's also earned over $3.5 million in online tournament winnings.
  • Seat 7 belongs to Christina Lindley and she'll be no pushover as well. Lindley has four WSOP cashes, a deep run at the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker in 2011 and two cashes from the North American Poker Tour.
  • Seat 8 is Benjamin Alcober, also known as "4XTRADER" in the online world where he's amassed nearly $1.1 million in tournament winnings. On the live poker side of things, Alcober has six WSOP cashes and over $88,000 in earnings.

On a recent hand, Paur and Alcober got into it that saw Paur double up to close to 400,000 in chips.

On the {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop, Paur bet 12,000 and Alcober fired in a raise to 28,000. Paur swung back with a reraise to 49,500 and Alcober went into the tank. Paur had 129,000 behind after his three-bet on the flop. Alcober put in another raise and made it 110,000 to go. Paur moved all in for 178.5 and Alcober called.

Paur showed the {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} and Alcober the {8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The turn was the {3-Hearts} to pair the board and the river was the {5-Clubs} to pair it again. Paur's kings held up and he doubled through.

It doesn't look like this table will be breaking anytime soon, which leads to the belief that there will be plenty more action to be had at this table. Will one of these players become part of the 2012 final table? Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out!

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Benjamin Alcober
Benjamin Alcober
700,000 -89,500
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 380,000 -47,500

Tags: Andrew MorenoBenjamin AlcoberChristina LindleyPatrick RenkersRyan Fair