Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)



Randy Lew Bullying the Table

• Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante
Randy Lew is Using His Big Stack Effectively Here on Day 1
Randy Lew is Using His Big Stack Effectively Here on Day 1

We caught Randy "nanonoko" Lew playing a pot on the turn, with over 15,000 already sitting in the middle. The board read {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades}, and Lew bet 9,400 into Nicolas 'Legazdo' Cardyn, who thought things over for a minute or so before making the call.

When the {5-Spades} hit the board on the river, Lew quickly announced himself all in for his big stack, putting Cardyn to the test for his tournament life.

Cardyn tanked for over three minutes, but eventually released his hand to fight another day.

Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 98,000 -36,000
Nicolas Cardyn fr
Nicolas Cardyn
fr 12,500 12,500

Tags: Nicolas CardynRandy Lew

Marafioti Busts Racener

[user68268] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

John Racener got the last of his money in good with pocket aces against the {A-}{Q-} suited for Matt Marafioti. Unfortunately for Racener, he wasn't able to hold as Marafioti went on to make a flush and send the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up to the rail.

Matt Marafioti ca
Matt Marafioti
ca 30,000 -2,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: John RacenerMatt Marafioti

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

[user68268] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 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

Different Directions

• Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

Two players who have made headlines in this young 2013 World Series of Poker, Dan Kelly and Mark Radoja, have seen their stacks move in different directions in the few hands played since returning from break.

We saw Radoja, who won the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em event just over a week ago, happily adding a pile of chips to his already sizable stack, and at last count he is approaching the 80,000 plateau.

Meanwhile, Dan Kelly was seen tapping away on his phone, a seat open card in the place where his stack formerly resided. Despite not cashing here today, Kelly is on a tear at the 2013 WSOP, and he is a threat to final table seemingly every event he enters.

Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 79,500 56,400
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Dan KellyMark Radoja

"Heat, Even Money"

[user68268] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

Just as the players returned from dinner break, Scott Clements announced to his table that he would take the Miami Heat to win over the San Antonio Spurs at even money. A couple of players booked the bet for $100 at the time the Heat were down by two, 80-82 to the Spurs.

The sweat is on.

Tags: Scott ClementsMiami HeatSan Antonio Spurs

Back from Dinner

[user68268] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

The cards are in the air following the dinner break.


Dinner Break

[user68268] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

The remaining players are now on a 90-minute dinner break. See you back in around 8:20 p.m. local time.

Kid PokerStars

• Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante
Daniel Negreanu (Seen Here in Earlier WSOP Play) Made His Allegiance to His Favorite Poker Site Abundantly Clear Here on Day 1
Daniel Negreanu (Seen Here in Earlier WSOP Play) Made His Allegiance to His Favorite Poker Site Abundantly Clear Here on Day 1

Daniel Negreanu has always embraced his role as one of poker's true ambassador's, and today he has become PokerStars' most fanatical spokesman.

During a recent round of his typically jovial table talk, "Kid Poker" was overheard asking a tablemate why he chose to play so-called underground poker sites online.

"Why would you do that when you could play on PokerStars?," he asked excitedly, "The world's largest poker site, where we have tournaments now, now, and now!"

When a fellow media member told Negreanu he might want to look into a spokesman gig with the company, Negreanu continued with his canned spiel, lecturing the table to keep their online bankrolls on his home site.

"You gotta play PokerStars man," he continued. "It's only the world's largest poker site, where you can play tournaments now, now, and now!"

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 49,000 -6,000

Tags: Daniel Negreanu