Event #8: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Tage:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Preispool $882,700
Players 388

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Highlights

Highlights

Eric Crain Eliminated in 4th Place ($64,975)

• Level 26
Eric Crain - 4th Place
Eric Crain - 4th Place

Limit Hold'em

Eric Crain opened with a raise from under the gun and Steven Wolansky three-bet out of the big blind. Crain four-bet from the button and Wolansky capped it, putting Crain all in. Crain called and the hands were tabled.

Crain: {A-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Wolansky: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {K-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Spades} and Wolansky was able to win the pot with his pair of kings. Crain, who finished Day 1 of this event as the chip lead and has been a force throughout this whole tournament, has been eliminated from play. Crain will take home $64,975 in tournament winnings.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 1,360,000 10,000
Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Eric CrainSteven Wolansky

Level: 26

Triple Draw 2-7 - Hold'em - Omaha 8 15,000 30,000 30,000-60,000
Razz - Stud - Stud 8 7,000 10,000 30,000 30,000-60,000
No-Limit Hold'em - PLO (No Ante) 4,000 8,000 16,000

Crain Doubles Through Mueller

• Level 25

Omaha Eight-or-Better

Greg Mueller opened the betting with a raise. It trickled around to Eric Crain's big blind and with only 87,000 total, Crain did not look happy.

"Wow," Crain said. "It's bad."

Another moment passed.

"Alright, good luck Greg," said Crain as he announced a three-bet. Mueller four-bet and Crain called all in.

Crain: {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Mueller: {A-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

The flop came {5-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Mueller jumped into the lead with jacks and fives. The {8-Spades} hit fourth street.

"Good game, guys," said Crain, standing up from the table and putting his backpack on.

However, his departure ultimately did not occur as the {K-Diamonds} struck fifth street and Crain was able to make a winning pair of kings.

"Wooooooow," boomed Crain. "I didn't even see the king!"

Crain is now sitting on about 190,000 while Mueller has fallen to about 600,000.

Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 600,000 -24,000
Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us 190,000 70,000

Tags: Eric CrainGreg Mueller

Crain in Danger Zone

[user249920] • Level 25

Stud

Eric Crain, showing a {6-Diamonds}, and Steven Wolansky, showing an {a-Spades}, put in three bets on the first round. Crain called a bet on fourth, then raised fifth with a six-three-nine and two diamonds. Wolansky called with an ace-ten-four and two spades. Wolansky then check-raised on sixth when he caught a king, and Crain an ace. Crain called seventh.

Crain: {x-}{x-}{x-}/{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Wolansky: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{k-Clubs}/{a-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Wolansky's set of kings were good, and Day 1 chipleader Crain has fallen to the short stack.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 1,350,000 300,000
Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us 120,000 -630,000

Tags: Eric CrainSteven Wolansky

Malm Triples

• Level 25
Michael Malm Triples Up
Michael Malm Triples Up

No-Limit Hold'em

Steven Wolansky was first to act and opened to 24,000. Eric Crain three-bet to 68,000 from the button and it folded around to Michael Malm who went into the tank. Eventually he opted to flat call. Wolansky stuck around too.

The trio took in a flop of {8-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Malm snap-shipped all in for 59,000. Wolansky called and Crain did the same. Both players checked down the {Q-Diamonds} turn and {A-Clubs} river.

Wolansky showed {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} but was bested by Crain's {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. The best hand, however, was held by Malm who had {Q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for two pair of queens and jacks. Malm was able to triple to about 385,000.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 1,050,000 -420,000
Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us 750,000 -20,000
Michael Malm ca
Michael Malm
ca 385,000 255,000

Tags: Steven WolanskyMichael MalmEric Crain

Malm Keeps Dropping

[user249920] • Level 25

2-7 Triple Draw

Michael Malm opened for a raise on the button, and Steven Wolansky and Eric Crain called from the blinds.

All three players drew two cards. Wolansky checked, Crain bet, and Malm and Wolansky called.

Wolansky again drew two, and the other players drew one. Everyone checked.

Wolansky stayed pat for the third draw, and his opponents each drew one. Wolansky bet, Crain folded, and Malm made what appeared to be a reluctant call. Wolansky showed a {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}. Malm's cards hit the muck.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 1,470,000 410,000
Michael Malm ca
Michael Malm
ca 130,000 -180,000

Tags: Eric CrainMichael MalmSteven Wolansky

Malm Doubles Through Wolansky

• Level 25

2-7 Triple Draw

Michael Malm raised from the button and Steven Wolansky called from the small blind. Wolansky drew three cards and Malm took one. Wolansky checked and Malm fired a bet. Wolansky stuck aroun.d

Both players drew one on the second draw and Wolansky once again check-called. Wolansky took one more and Malm stood pat. Wolansky checked and Malm fired his last 8,000 chips. Wolansky sighed it off but could not beat Malm's {10-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}. Malm is now sitting on about 310,000.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 1,060,000 -216,000
Michael Malm ca
Michael Malm
ca 310,000 135,000

Tags: Steven WolanskyMichael Malm

Crain's Two Pair Scoops

[user249920] • Level 25

Stud Eight or Better

Eric Crain and Michael Malm put in three bets on the first round, then Crain called bets on every street.

Crain: {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}/{4-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}/{q-Clubs}
Malm: {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}/{3-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}

Malm had three pairs, but Crain's sixes were better than any of them, so his sixes and fours took the pot.

Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us 770,000 125,000
Michael Malm ca
Michael Malm
ca 225,000 -116,000

Tags: Eric CrainMichael Malm

Level: 25

Triple Draw 2-7 - Hold'em - Omaha 8 13,000 25,000 25,000-50,000
Razz - Stud - Stud 8 5,000 7,000 25,000 25,000-50,000
No-Limit Hold'em - PLO (No Ante) 3,000 6,000 12,000