Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Players 898

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 5,000



Holloway's Stack Continues to Grow

[user250068] • Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Chad Holloway raised under the gun to 35,000 and Daniel Ellery called from the big blind.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Both Ellery and Holloway checked.

Ellery checked the {2-Clubs} turn and Holloway bet 30,000. Ellery raised to 85,000 and Holloway called.

Ellery bet 125,000 when the {4-Spades} came on the river. Holloway called and turned over {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for a pair of 4s beating the {a-Spades}{8-} of Ellery.

Tags: Chad HollowayDaniel Ellery


Players on Break

[user250068] • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining five players are now on break. See you back here in 20 minutes.

Kwong Outduels Rooney

[user249920] • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Allen Kwong raised to 30,000 under the gun and got two callers in Bobby Rooney (cutoff) and Brian Pingel (big blind). The flop came {j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, and Pingel and Kwong checked. Rooney bet 35,000, Pingel folded, and Kwong called. The turn brought a {7-Clubs}. Kwong checked again, and Rooney kept up the aggression with 55,000. This time, Kwong came over the top with a raise to 130,000. Rooney folded quickly.

Allan Kwong us
Allan Kwong
us 720,000 170,000
Bobby Rooney
Bobby Rooney
520,000 -120,000

Tags: Allan KwongRobert Rooney

Small Goes Up, Then Back Down

[user249920] • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Bobby Rooney opened a pot to 24,000 on the button. Sean Small, the shortest stack, moved all in from the big blind for 121,000 total.

"I think I'm already priced into this," Rooney said. He made the call.

Rooney: {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Small: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The {q-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{j-Spades} hit the flop, keeping Small in the lead. A {6-Clubs} came on the turn, and a {10-Spades} on the river, leaving Small with a straight and Rooney with a mere pair.

The next hand, Small raised to 33,000 after it was folded around to him in the small blind. Chad Holloway reraised to 67,000 from the big blind, and Small made the call. Both players checked through to the river, when the board read {k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. Small checked a final time, Holloway bet 40,000, and Small called. Holloway turned over {a-Spades}{8-Spades}, and Small mucked his hand.

Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
us 775,000 115,000
Bobby Rooney
Bobby Rooney
770,000 57,000
Sean Small us
Sean Small
us 150,000 17,000

Tags: Chad HollowayRobert RooneySean Small

Michael Trivett Eliminated in 8th Place ($8,146)

[user249920] • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Michael Trivett (Out 8th.)
Michael Trivett (Out 8th.)

Everyone folded to Michael Trivett on the button, who raised to 27,000. Chad Holloway three-bet to 77,000 in the small blind, and the big blind got out of the way. Trivett went into the tank before pushing all in for about 200,000 more. After some thought, Holloway called.

Holloway: {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Trivett: {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The flop came {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, and Holloway supporters cheered from the rail. A {7-Hearts} on the turn left Trivett drawing dead, and he got up after the dealer rolled out the {k-Spades} river.

Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
us 660,000 282,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Chad HollowayMichael Trivett