Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Matt O'Donnell Doubles Through Paul Volpe

[user139916] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Paul Volpe raised from the hijack and Matt O'Donnell three-bet from the small blind. Action folded back to Volpe who four-bet to 5,100. O'Donnell called and then checked the {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop.

Volpe bet 4,200, O'Donnell raised, and soon he was all in and at risk for 20,775 with {J-Spades}{10-Spades}, Volpe was ahead with {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}, but unable to hold through the {2-Diamonds} turn and {J-Hearts} river as O'Donnell hit two pair to double up.

Matt O'Donnell us
Matt O'Donnell
us 53,000 24,500
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 39,000 -11,000

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Ivey Chips Up; Leaves

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

While Event #18 is playing hand-for-hand, Phil Ivey hustled over to the Amazon Room. He played in two hands, including one where he fired out a big bet on a {3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} flop against Nick Jivkov. Jivkov folded, Ivey raked in the pot, and then left his stack to return to the Brasilia Room.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 11,200 1,625

Maxim Lyks It, He Lyks It

[user101598] • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante

A few hands after four-bet shoving over a three-bet from Antonio Esfandiari, Max Lykov doubled through the Magician.

We didn't catch the action, but we recorded the hands and the board after it was over:

Lykov: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Esfandiari: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Board: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Lykov doubled to 29,150 chips, while Esfandiari is down to around 8,300.

Max Lykov
Max Lykov
PokerStars Team Pro
29,150 14,950
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 8,300 -7,700

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Davidi Kitai vs. Gavin Smith

[user139916] • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante

Gavin Smith raised to 1,200 under the gun and Davidi Kitai called from the big blind.

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Kitai check-called 1,800 to see the {K-Spades} turn, which both players checked. The {9-Clubs} river completed the board and Kitai bet 2,600. After about 60 seconds, Smith called.

Kitai tabled {A-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, Smith mucked, and Kitai collected the pot.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Team Pro
be 29,000 6,000
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 7,000 -15,000

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Plenty of Extras Being Given Away at This Year's WSOP

[user68268] • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante

The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and WSOP.com is making a lot of noise.

While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.

What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!

Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the “36-Seat Giveaway” where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day’s first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.

In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a “Hot Seat” promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.

With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.

Tags: WSOPWSOP.com

Lacay Coming Back

[user101598] • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante
Ludovic Lacay doubles again
Ludovic Lacay doubles again

Ludovic Lacay, who was down to his last 3,000 chips not too long ago, was all-in and at risk for around 8,000 chips with {a-Spades}{k-Spades}. Stuart Rutter was racing against him with {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}, and Lacay took the lead when the dealer fanned {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. Lacay remained ahead as the turn and river came {3-Diamonds}, {k-Hearts} respectively. doubling to 17,300 chips.

Rutter slipped to 12,000.

Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 17,300 14,300
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 12,000 -2,500

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Parker Busts

[user101598] • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante
Brock Parker
Brock Parker

Brock Parker led out for 6,000 on a board of {3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}, and JJ Liu raised to 19,000, putting Parker all in. Parker tanked for nearly a minute, then committed the rest of his chips.

Parker: {q-Spades}{j-Spades}
Liu: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Parker needed a queen, jack, or a spade to survive, but the {9-Diamonds} bricked on the river, and he was eliminated.

Liu now sits with around 58,000 chips.

JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
tw 58,000 27,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Brock ParkerJJ Liu