Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Hands #56-60: Big Pots in All Directions

• Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Hand #56: Wilbern Hoffman limped in from the small blind and Pablo Melogno raised to 185,000 in the big blind. The flop came {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and Hoffman check-called a bet of 95,000 from Melogno. The {a-Hearts} landed on the turn and both players checked to the {9-Spades} on the river. Two more checks and Hoffman showed {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for two pair to win the hand.

Hand #57: Melogno just called in the small blind and Ari Engel checked his big blind. The flop fell {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Melogno led out for 90,000. Engel called and the {5-Diamonds} landed on the turn.

Melogno fired another 305,000 and Engel still called. The river was the {a-Clubs} and Melogno dropped in a bet of 380,000. Engel thought for a minute and called. Melogno rolled over {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and Engel mucked his cards.

Hand #58: Melogno raised to 165,000 on the button and Hoffman defended. The flop came {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Hoffman check-called a bet of 185,000 from Melogno. The turn brought the {9-Hearts} and Hoffman checked again. Melogno tossed in another bet of 580,000 and Hoffman check-raised to 1,580,000. Melogno looked back at his cards and flipped them to muck.

Hand #59: Engel made it 200,000 on the button and was called by both Hoffman and Melogno. The flop fell {j-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and the action checked around to the {k-Clubs} on the turn. Hoffman led out for 450,000 and both Melogno and and Engel folded.

Hand #60 Hoffman made it 200,000 to go and Engel called in the big blind. Hoffman bet 300,000 on the {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop when Engel checked to him, and that was good enough for the pot.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 6,140,000 40,000
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 4,850,000 1,815,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 3,950,000 -1,150,000

Tags: Ari EngelPablo MelognoWilbern Hoffman