Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Eight Handed)



Chiu Busts

[user101598] • Level 8: 250-500, 50 ante

After taking a big hit, David Chiu was all in for less than a big blind whilst sitting in the big blind. He didn't look at his cards until an opponent isolated him on a flop of {9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{a-Hearts}.

The player turned over {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for top pair, and Chiu was pleasantly surprised to see {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts} when he ripped over his cards.

Chiu was unable to make his flush when the turn and river bricked {10-Spades}, {a-Diamonds} respectively, and he was eliminated.

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Cheong Bites the Dust

Webjoker • Level 8: 250-500, 50 ante

The flop was {2-Spades}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts} as we saw the hijack check to Joseph Cheong. The $100,000 WPT Super High Roller runner-up bet 2,500 from the cutoff and shoved allin when his neighbor raised to 6,600. The hijack snapcalled with his {7-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for the open-ended straight flush draw which had enough equity against Cheong's {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}. The {J-Spades} on the turn gave the hijack the straight but Cheong was not drawing dead yet. Cheong needed an eight or a king but the river brought none of that: {3-Diamonds}. Cheong exited the tournament area, but only after receiving the beer he had ordered just before his last hand.

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Levy Can't Beat a Pair

[user101598] • Level 8: 250-500, 50 ante

Adam Levy and an opponent were heads up on a flop of {j-Spades}{4-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. Levy fired 1,100 when his opponent checked, and the turn brought the {2-Hearts}. The player opted to lead out, making it 2,000 to go, and Levy called.

The river was the {10-Hearts}, both players checked, and the player showed {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} for jacks and threes. Levy didn't have a pair, and mucked his hand.

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Adam Levy
us 21,000 -4,000

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West Folds to a Shove

[user101598] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

Four players took a flop of {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, including Tim West, Brian Rast, and David Chiu. West checked a player tossed out 1,800, Rast called, and Chiu folded. West check-raised to 4,200, the bettor moved all in for 20,400, and Rast opted to fold.

West tanked for a minute or so, then folded as well.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 21,200 -7,800
Tim West us
Tim West
us 10,600 -2,400
David Chiu us
David Chiu
us 8,800 -1,200

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Ivey on the Receiving End of a "Bad Beat"

Webjoker • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey's seat was empty and we checked with Bryn Kenney to see what had happened. Kenney told us that Ivey had opened to 900 and had called when his neighbor had 3-bet to 2,200. Ivey check-called a 3,000 bet on {J-}{5-}{6-} (two spades, one heart) and the {10-Hearts} fell on the turn. Ivey checked once again and shipped allin for 20,000 when his opponent fired a second bullet worth 7,200. The player in seat three made the call with {3-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for an open-ended and flushdraw. Ivey held {K-}{J-} which was the better hand. 'Was' is the correct phrasing because a {7-} hit the river which meant bad news for Ivey.

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Is There No One Else?

Webjoker • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

We don't have a complete list of players who participated in the tournament today yet, but we suspect we only had a single Belgian player today. That player, Davidi Kitai, has now left the tournament area.

When we showed up by the table the entire board was already out. On the table there was {7-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{3-Spades} | {J-Spades} | {6-Hearts} and the player on the button had {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for a set. According to Angel Guilen, Kitai had {A-}{J-} and the two of them got all the chips in the middle on the turn. Kitai couldn't hit an ace or jack or the river and had to leave the tournament area.

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Kaverman Thinks

[user101598] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante
Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

"Ok," Vanessa Selbst said, turning to tablemate Byron Kaverman. "How many beers does Gavin [Smith] think Scotty [Nguyen] has spilled in his life?"

Kaverman looked like he was ready to start bidding, in traditional Lodden Thinks fashion, until Smith ruined the game.

"Fifty-eight!" he shouted.

Selbst laughed.

"Have you ever played Lodden, you noob?" she asked.

"I think that sixty-eight is too low," Scotty Nguyen chuckled, unintentionally saying the wrong number.

The four players are having a good time, which is rare in this very serious, very pro-saturated field.

Tags: Byron KavermanVanessa SelbstScotty NguyenGavin Smith

Greenstein Loses a Big One

Webjoker • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

We don't know much, but we know Greenstein just had to cut out 15,400 of his chips and move them to the other side of the table. Barry had already mucked his hand by then so we only saw the hand he was losing to. On the table we still had {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs} | {A-Clubs} | {9-Hearts} and Barry's opponent had {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} in front of him. Greenstein still has about 56,000 left so he doesn't have to worry yet.

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Barry Greenstein
us 56,000 -4,000

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