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



Robl Taking Care of Business

Shamus • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Andrew Robl opened for 9,000 from middle position, and got two callers including Erick Lindgren in the cutoff. The flop came {A-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and it checked to Robl who continued for 11,000. Lindgren raised to 25,000, forcing out the third player, and after much deliberation Robl called.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and both players quickly checked. They again checked the {4-Clubs} river, and as the tourney director began to make announcement over the public address system, Robl showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. Lindgren nodded and mucked, and Robl scooped the pot.

The announcement was about a wallet that been found, with the TD asking if anyone knew the owner. Robl piped up to say he did, and when the wallet was given to him to return to his friend, he quickly commented. "That's a thick wallet!" he said holding it aloft, and all chuckled as Robl began to send a text message to his friend.

Meanwhile, Robl's chip stack has thickened up a bit as well as he's now pushed over the 300,000-chip mark.

Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 525,000 -25,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 335,000 227,000

Tags: Andrew RoblErick Lindgren

Vasile Buboi Bounces Ludovic Riehl

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Ludovic Riehl Has Hit the Rail Here on Day 2
Ludovic Riehl Has Hit the Rail Here on Day 2

Ludovic Riehl decided to smooth call a preflop raise with {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}, playing for a big score rather than the sure win, and in doing so he opened the door for Vasile Buboi to take the rest of his chips.

The action began before the flop, when Riehl opened for a raise and Buboi three-bet. Riehl may have ended the hand with a four-bet, but he flatted instead, bringing on a flop of {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

Buboi checked to Riehl, and with top set on a draw heavy board, he led right out for a bet of 23,000. When Buboi responded with a check-raise to 100,000 even, Riehl studied for a moment before announcing himself all in.

The snap-call by Buboi immediately suggested that top set was no good, and indeed he turned over the {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a flopped flush. Standing in hopes of pairing the board, Riehl watched as the turn came {10-Clubs}, and the river {3-Hearts}.

Just like that, the young French pro went from holding pocket rockets to holding a payout slip for a 32nd place finish, while Buboi solidified his position for a final table run.

Vasile Buboi
Vasile Buboi
565,000 329,000
Ludovic Riehl fr
Ludovic Riehl
fr Ausgeschieden

Tags: Ludovic RiehlVasile Buboi

Aguiar Takes Some off Smith

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The hand started with Dan Smith opening to 9,000 from the hijack, and was called by Jonathan Aguiar in the cut-off. The flop came down {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} as Smith checked his option. Aguiar bet out 13,000, before being met with a raise to 36,000. He casually made the call as both players saw the {9-Diamonds} come on the turn. Smith again checked, and Aguiar thought about his option for a minute, before placing 55,000 into the middle, which was enough to take down the hand, as Smith’s cards flew into the muck.

Jonathan Aguiar pt
Jonathan Aguiar
pt 300,000 35,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 242,000 -43,000

Tags: Dan SmithJonathan Aguiar

White Flops Better

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Craig Fishman opened the pot for 9,000 from the button, before Kyle White moved all in for 68,500 in chips. Fishman snap called, as both players tabled their cards.

Fishman: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
White: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

White was in trouble, but improved to trip eights and won the hand, when the board ran out {6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

Kyle White ca
Kyle White
ca 144,000 19,300
Craig Fishman us
Craig Fishman
us 75,000 -130,000

Tags: Craig FishmanKyle White

Hans Bosman Hands Out Brutal Beat to Beebe

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

We saw Hans Bosman call a short-stacked Elton Beebe's all in bet, and when Beebe rolled over {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}, Bosman could only smile while tabling his {2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

In a battle between the best starting hand in Hold'em, and one closer to the bottom of the value charts, Bosman was trailing badly, but as they say the flop can change everything.

Flop: {3-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

The first three board cards fit Bosman's hand nicely, and with his open-ended straight draw he was suddenly drawing live against Beebe's aces.

With both players silent in anticipation, the dealer turned the {J-Hearts}, and Bosman's opponent was one card away from doubling up.

River: {A-Diamonds}

Bosman could only cringe in acknowledgement of the bad beat he had just administered, while Beebe remained glued to his seat for a moment trying to process what had just occurred before departing in 33rd place.

Hans Bosman nl
Hans Bosman
nl 265,000 170,000
Elton Beebe us
Elton Beebe
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Elton BeebeHans Bosman

Sung Sunk

Shamus • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Steve Sung
Steve Sung

Shortly after play resumed following the dinner break, Mike Sowers eliminated Steve Sung in 34th place for a cash of $13,290. Sung's final hand saw him committing his short stack with {7-Clubs}{7-Spades} versus Sowers's {K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, and when the board came {K-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{3-Spades}, Sung was eliminated.

Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 355,000 65,000
Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Mike SowersSteve Sung


Dinner Break

Shamus • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

They've reached the end of Level 16 and the dinner bell has rung. The remaining 34 players have left for a one-hour break.

Smith Takes One Out

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

The action started with Craig Fishman opening to 6,000 from the cut-off and Dan Smith calling on the button. Marvin Rettenmaier then moved all in for 65,000 from the small blind, applying the pressure on the rest of his opponents. Vasile Buboi was on the big blind, and tanked for a few minutes before finally releasing his hand.

“I can’t even remember what I had,” joked Fishman, as he tossed his cards into the muck.

Smith made the call as both he and Rettenmaier tabled their cards.

Smith: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Rettenmaier: {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}

“I got him! We got him,” joked Rettenmaier, just as the dealer began to spread out the flop. The board ran out {9-Spades}{K-Hearts}
{J-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}, to see Rettermaier eliminated from the tournament.

“At least you have time to get a better scarf now,” joked Smith.

“Watch that one go in the post,” added Jonathan Aguiar, hinting towards the reporter railing the hand. “He (Smith) writes it for you,” he added.

The hand sees Smith move up to 285,000 just before the break.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 285,000 119,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de Ausgeschieden

Tags: Craig FishmanDan SmithJonathan AguiarMarvin RettenmaierVasile Buboi