Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em




Lost in the Woods

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
James Woods just hit the rail
James Woods just hit the rail

James Woods last hand of the night went down a little while ago, after he open-jammed for his last 4,700 from middle position.

Alex Masek - the owner of a record-setting eight World Series of Poker Circuit rings - looked Woods up with {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, finding himself out in front of the actor's {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

The final runout came {8-}{9-}{9-}{k-}{3-} and with that Woods made his way to the rail late in Level 10.

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Amnon is Not Amused

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Amnon Filippi is not amused
Amnon Filippi is not amused

Shortly after taking his seat at Amnon Filippi's table, a newcomer noticed the longtime pro and piped up with a strange comment that may have been a needle or a compliment, depending on one's perspective.

"Hey!," exclaimed Hank Paniccia at the sight of Filippi. "I know you from High Stakes Poker... what'cha doin' playing a one-k? Times must be tough!"

Filippi, a man known for his mean mug and New York-bred demeanor, was none too pleased with the young Paniccia's table talk, and he didn't so much as move a muscle while staring at him from across the table.

Finally, flipping his earbuds out to hear what his interrogator had to say, Filippi dismissed the comments with a jab of his own.

"You must be Canadian..." said Filippi with a stone cold glare, before returning to the sanctuary of his music.

Filippi had the last laugh though, as Paniccia managed to spill his beer on the floor while continuing another conversation about whether or not Filippi enjoyed playing with Stu Unger. The two seem to have become fast friends, and currently the room is filled with boisterous laughter as the two continue launching good-natured verbal volleys.

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Amnon Filippi
us 34,000 -14,600

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Poel Position

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

We saw a player stand to sweat the result of an all-in confrontation, and although Belgian amateur Kevin Poel was the one holding {A-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, he nervously anticipated the delivery of five board cards.

Poel's opponent held live cards with {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, and while the flop of {5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} was a swing and a miss, he found a lifeline when the {k-Clubs} arrived on fourth street.

Poel now needed to dodge five outs in the form of kings or jacks, and the river produced the {9-Spades} he finally exhaled in relief, yelling "Yes!" to the heavens before retaking his seat.

Kevin Poel BO
Kevin Poel
BO 35,500

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Richard the Lionheart

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

After opening to 1,800 Richard Whitebrook heard an opponent announce himself all in for his last 9,000 or so.

Holding {A-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} in the hole, Whitebrook quickly called the player down, and he found himself in a dominant position over {A-Diamonds}{j-Spades}.

The flop came clean for Whitebrook, as the dealer fanned the {q-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Hearts}, but with players at the table calling for a sweat, the {3-Spades} peeled off on the turn to grant their wish.

Whitebrook was now fading the deck's spades and jacks, but the river was the {6-Diamonds} to keep his kicker out in front, while kicking his opponent to the rail in the process.

"Thanks guys..." Whitebrook told the table after the safe river card. "I don't need any more sweat."

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Richard Whitebrook
us 27,500 27,500

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Color Up Break

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

The tournament clock has paused for another 20-minute break, and the green T25 chips will be colored up.

Bohn Gone

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Just moments after catching up with Blake Bohn during a recent pass around the room, the infamous reporter "kiss of death" reared its ugly head, as the longtime pro went broke just a deal or two later.

According to Bohn's former tablemate John Holley, the Mid-States Poker Tour grinder decided to get frisky with the {7-Spades}{8-Spades}, opening the betting and seeing an unfriendly {a-}{k-}{10-} flop fall.

Bohn then check-raise jammed with his air ball, only to run smack dab into the stone cold nuts. His opponent snapped the bet off with {q-}{j-} for Broadway, and just like that Bohn was sent to the rail, only minutes after accepting a sincere "good luck" from this reporter.

Next time, we'll just keep our mouths shut.

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• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

The action folded around to an unidentified player in the small blind, and soon enough his last 10,675 went into the middle for an open-shove.

John Holley was in the big blind, and the veteran circuit grinder who took 3rd in last year's Seniors Championship (in his first year of eligibility for the event), appeared pained by the decision he now faced.

Holley tanked for a good minute or so, but in the end he decided to keep grinding rather than let the dealer and the deck decide his fate.

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John Holley
us 26,000 -2,000

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Late Registration

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Mike Register got his last 9,100 into the middle holding {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}, and as is usually the case with big slick, the race was on against a single opponent's {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

The board ran clean through the turn, coming {2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs}, but the {k-Hearts} fell on the river to cinch the win for Register.

He doubled to just over the current average, while his crestfallen opponent could only lament his fate after falling on fifth street.

Mike Register
Mike Register

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