Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Tage:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $565
Preispool $325,500
Players 651

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 5,000

Highlights

Highlights

Hand #37: Vincent Russell Eliminated in 8th Place ($5,941)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Vincent Russell
Vincent Russell

Vincent Russell raised to 50,000 from the hijack, and Chris Solomon three-bet to 150,000 from the small blind. Russell immediately moved all in for 235,000 and Solomon asked for a count before calling.

Vincent Russell: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Chris Solomon: {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

"I have ace-ten of clubs," said Russell. Solomon tabled his king-nine off suit, and the flop came {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}, putting Solomon in the lead with a pair of kings. Russell began to gather his things as the {10-Spades} came on the turn, and the {8-Hearts} hit the river, sending him to the rail.

All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $7,903.

Chris Solomon US
Chris Solomon
US 1,060,000 295,000
Vincent Russell gb
Vincent Russell
gb Ausgeschieden

Tags: Chris SolomonVincent Russell

Hands #34-36: Vincent Russell Keeps Shoving

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hand 34: Jermel Stephens limped in from middle position, as did Josh Clanton from the cutoff. Vincent Russell folded his small blind, and Adem Arbuckle checked from the big blind. The flop came {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Arbuckle led out for 47,000. Stephens called, and Clanton folded. The turn was the {q-Diamonds} and Arbuckle led out for 85,000 this time. Stephens folded.

Hand 35: Russell raised to 45,000 on the button and everyone folded.

Hand 36: Russell raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and everyone folded.

Tags: Jermel StephensJosh ClantonVincent Russell

Hands #31-33: Josh Clanton Doubles Through Chris Gallagher

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hand 31: Vincent Russell moved all in from early position and everyone folded.

Hand 32: Alex Cordova raised to 32,000 from middle position and everyone folded.

Hand 33: Chris Gallagher raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Josh "Plinko" Clanton went all in for 199,000 from the button. The blinds got out of the way and Gallagher quickly called.

Josh Clanton: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Chris Gallagher: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and the pocket jacks held up for Clanton.

Chris Gallagher US
Chris Gallagher
US 470,000 -245,000
Josh Clanton US
Josh Clanton
US 430,000 170,000

Hands #26-30: Bryan Hollis Keeps Shoving

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hand 26: Bryan Hollis moved all in for 128,000 on the button. The blinds folded.

Hand 27: Adem Arbuckle raised to 41,000 from the small blind, and Alex Cordova defended his big blind. The flop came {9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Arbuckle led out for 62,000. Cordova raised to 150,000, with 65,000 behind. Arbuckle folded.

Hand 28: Hollis moved all in from the hijack for 164,000. Everyone folded.

Hand 29: Hollis moved all in from late position for about 210,000. Everyone folded.

Hand 30: Josh Clanton limped in from under the gun, as did Chris Solomon on the button and Jermel Stephens in the small blind. Chris Gallagher checked his option from the big blind.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{7-Spades}. Stephens and Gallagher both checked, and Clanton bet 26,000. Solomon folded, Stephens called and Gallagher folded. The turn was the {q-Spades} and both players checked to the river, which was the {k-Diamonds}. Stephens led out for 60,000 and Clanton called.

Stephens tabled {k-Spades}{10-Spades} and Clanton showed {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. Both players chopped the pot.

Tags: Alex CordovaChris GallagherChris SolomonJermel StephensJosh Clanton

Hands #19-25: All In and Fold

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hand 19: Josh Clanton raised to 35,000 from the hijack position and Vincent Russell moved all in for 169,000 from the button. The blinds and Clanton let their hands go.

Hand 20: Alex Cordova raised to 35,000 from the small blind and Chris Solomon pushed all in from the big blind. Cordova mucked his cards and Solomon's chip stack continues to grow.

Hand 21: Russell went all in from the hijack position and everyone folded.

Hand 22: Jermel Stephens called from the small blind and Chris Gallagher raised to 45,000 from the big blind. Stephens called and the flop came {J-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Stephens checked and Gallagher put out a bet of 100,000. Stephens folded.

Hand 23: Cordova raised to 36,000 from the hijack and everyone folded.

Hand 24: Clanton moved all in from the small blind and Bryan Hollis folded the big blind.

Hand 25: Gallagher raised to 52,000 from the cutoff and everyone folded.

Tags: Alex CordovaChris GallagherChris SolomonJermel StephensJosh ClantonVincent Russell

Hand #18: Victor Kim Eliminated in 9th Place ($4,547)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Victor Kim
Victor Kim

Chris Gallagher was in late position and raised to 55,000. Victor Kim was on the button and moved all in for 147,000. Adem Arbuckle was in the big blind and counted out his stack before moving all in for 227,000. Gallagher folded.

Victor Kim: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Adem Arbuckle: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

It was a classic coin flip, and the flop came {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, keeping Arbuckle in the lead with a pair of tens.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds}, and Kim needed an ace or a jack to stay alive. The river was the {6-Hearts} and Kim was eliminated.

All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $5,941.

Adem Arbuckle US
Adem Arbuckle
US 380,000 193,000
Victor Kim US
Victor Kim
US Ausgeschieden

Tags: Chris GallagherVictor Kim

Hands #15-17: Chris Solomon Shoves

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hand 15: Victor Kim limped in from under the gun, and Chris Solomon raised to 56,000 from the hijack. Kim called.

The flop came {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Kim checked. Solomon bet 90,000, and Kim check-raised to 235,000. Kim asked for a count, and Solomon had 143,000 behind. "I like you, Victor. I'll show ya," said Solomon. After two minutes in the tank, Kim folded. Solomon raked in the pot and tabled {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}.

Hand 16: Alex Cordova raised to 35,000 from middle position, and Kim defended his big blind. The flop came {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and Kim checked. Cordova bet 40,000 and Kim folded.

Hand 17: Adem Arbuckle was under the gun and moved all in for 166,000. Everyone folded.

Tags: Alex CordovaVictor KimChris Solomon

Level:
22
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000

Hands #9-14: Stephens Picks Off a Solomon Bluff

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Hand 9: Chris Gallagher raised to 35,000 from middle position and everyone folded.

Hand 10: Jermel Stephens limped from early position and Bryan Hollis moved all in for 124,000 from middle position. Everyone folded and Hollis stayed alive.

Hand 11: Hollis moved all-in again for 170,000 and after some deliberation in the big blind from Chris Solomon, he eventually folded and Hollis scooped another pot.

Hand 12: Alex Cordova raised to 28,000 from the button and both blinds folded.

Hand 13: Solomon raised to 30,000 from the button and the blinds folded.

Hand 14: Solomon raised to 30,000 from the cutoff and Stephens called from the button. The small and big blind folded. The flop came {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Solomon led out for 30,000. Stephens called.

The turn brought the {A-Diamonds} and both players checked. On the {8-Diamonds} river, Solomon bet 60,000 and Stephens quickly called. Stephens was the first to show his hand — {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} — and Solomon tossed his cards into the muck.

Jermel Stephens US
Jermel Stephens
US 521,000 66,000