Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em



Dropping Like Flies

• Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Since the money bubble burst the bustouts have come at a frantic pace. 15 players have already made their way to the payout desk.

Guilbert Bubbles in Brutal Fashion

• Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The money bubble lasted just one hand. Bustout action replayed by players at the table.

After preflop action folded around to Johan Guilbert in the small blind he shoved all in and was immediately called by Brian Croak in the big blind. It was a bad time for a blind versus blind cooler. The board runout was of no help to Gilbert and he was eliminated on the money bubble.

Yohan Gilbert: {j-}{j-}
Brian Croak: {k-}{k-}

Brian Croak us
Brian Croak
us 290,000 290,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr Ausgeschieden

Tags: Brian CroakJohan Guilbert

Money Bubble Time!

• Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The clock has been paused and the dealers have been instructed to deal one hand and then stand up.


Peters Sends Bicknell Into the Tank

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Action picked up on a board of {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades} in a headsup pot with a sizable amount of chips already in the middle. Kristen Bicknell, first to act, checked over to David Peters who then went all in, which sent Bicknell deep into the tank. She tanked for well over three minutes before she released her hand.

Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 235,000 -100,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 232,000 113,000

Tags: David PetersKristen Bicknell

Markholt Eliminated Close to the Money Bubble

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Action picked up on the turn on a board that read {a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{j-Spades} in a headsup pot.

David Goodman, first to act put out a stack of 5,000 chips. Lee Markholt would be all in if he made the call, which he did.

Lee Markholt: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
David Goodman: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Markholt didn't catch a king on the river and was eliminated a few spots shy of the money.

David Goodman us
David Goodman
us 330,000 330,000
Lee Markholt us
Lee Markholt
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: David GoodmanLee Markholt


Final Break

• Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

As the money bubble approaches the players have been sent on their last 20-minute break of the day.

Sexton Triples Up

• Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton

Action picked up on the river on a board reading {5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

Poker Hall of Fame member Mike Sexton was part of a three-way all in and had just tripled up, thanks to a great runout and the other two players having pretty much the same hand.

Mike Sexton: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
First Opponent: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Second Opponent: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The two players chopped the small side pot, but the first opponent was left short because he barely had Sexton covered in chips.

Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 158,500 96,200

Tags: Mike Sexton