Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed



Bojang Keeps Crushing

Jan_Kores • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Ismael Bojang has been sitting on a big stack for hours, and he just increased his piles again. Coming to the table just after he'd just knocked an opponent, the most important things were evident. Bojang's hand was the {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, and he made the nut straight on the board of {J-}{4-}{10-}{7-}{K-}.

Bojang's table will be soon broken, and that should bring some relief to his current opponents.

Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 84,500 14,500

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Maria Lampropoulos Continues to Chip Up

• Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Maria Lampropoulos opened to 1,200 in the cutoff, and Zo Karim three-bet to 4,000 in the big blind. Lampropoulos got a look at Karim's stack, which was about 17,000 more, and called.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and both players checked. The turn was the {4-Hearts}. Karim checked again, and Lampropoulos bet 5,700. Karim thought for awhile and eventually folded his hand.

Maria Lampropoulos ar
Maria Lampropoulos
ar 83,000 34,000
Zo Karim US
Zo Karim
US 17,000 17,000

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Chris Ferguson Hits a Jack a Little Too Late

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

Chris Ferguson was down to 7,000, and he moved all in from the under-the-gun position. Two seats over, an opponent re-shoved, and Ferguson was at risk for his tournament life.

Ferguson opened {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and was facing {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. The board came {K-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{J-Spades}, and while Ferguson spiked his initial three-outer on the river, it also improved his rival's hand to a Broadway straight.

"Little later then you wanted, huh?" asked the winner. Ferguson nodded and then walked away.

Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
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Lewis Picks Off Sammartino

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

Two familiar faces from abroad tangled in a hand, as Toby Lewis and Dario Sammartino met in the European special.

Lewis raised to 1,000 from first position, and Sammartino came along from the small blind.

Sammartino check-called another 1,000 when the {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} flopped, and Lewis checked back on the {7-Diamonds} turn. Sammartino led out 3,800 after the {2-Clubs} hit the river. That wouldn't work for him, though, as Lewis seemed to have no trouble calling.

Sammartino mumbled something, likely indicating he was bluffing. He threw his hand into muck, and Lewis then slid his cards face-down towards the dealer before raking in the pot.

Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 24,300 10,300
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 16,700 -1,300

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More Chip Counts From the Room

• Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante
Joshua Vizcarra us
Joshua Vizcarra
us 80,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 64,000 7,000
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
us 59,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 57,000 40,000
Sean Berrios us
Sean Berrios
us 44,000 12,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 40,000 31,500
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 40,000 19,950
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 31,000 12,925
Cate Hall us
Cate Hall
us 27,000 16,500
David Peters us
David Peters
us 27,000 13,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 26,000 -4,075
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
GGPoker Ambassador
fr 25,000 12,500
Romain Nardin fr
Romain Nardin
fr 24,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 23,000 5,000
Joshua Beckley us
Joshua Beckley
us 23,000
Ilkin Amirov az
Ilkin Amirov
az 23,000
Raul Martinez Requena es
Raul Martinez Requena
es 22,500 15,000
Michael Sanders us
Michael Sanders
us 20,000 9,200
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 19,000 9,000
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 19,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 15,000 -9,000
Tom Middleton gb
Tom Middleton
gb 15,000 4,850
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 14,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 13,000 -200
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 11,000

Yurasov Busts to Murray

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

In the battle of the blinds, Dmitry Yurasov opened for 1,500 from the small blind. Brett Murray, directly to his left, flatted and they went to a {5-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop.

Yurasov checked, leaving the betting lead to Murray, who put in 1,500. Yurasov, however, check-raised to 4,600. Murray announced he was all in for about 14,500 effectively, as he had Yurasov covered. Yurasov called immediately.

Yurasov: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Murray: {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

Yurasov was hoping for an ace or a heart, but the dealer didn't oblige, completing the board with the {9-Diamonds} and the {Q-Clubs}. Murray's top pair held, and Yurasov tapped the table before leaving his seat.

Brett Murray us
Brett Murray
us 38,500 38,500

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Rainer Kempe Doubles Up

• Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

High Roller regular Rainer Kempe just got his remaining 6,500 chips all in from the small blind and was at risk against the player in the big blind. Kempe held {A-Spades}{2-Clubs} against his opponent's {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} {2-Spades} {K-Diamonds}, giving Kempe trip aces to double up.

After the hand, tablemate Sam Grafton jokingly berated Kempe for not taking the smaller events seriously enough.

Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 14,000 14,000

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Various Chip Counts from the Tournament Room

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante
Vinny Pahuja us
Vinny Pahuja
us 76,000 51,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 70,000 13,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 57,000 -8,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 56,000 56,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 45,000 33,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 32,400 15,400
Artur Rudziankov cz
Artur Rudziankov
cz 30,000 1,500
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 25,000 11,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
Winamax Team Pro
fr 20,000 -6,000
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 18,000 -16,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 10,200 10,200
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 9,300 9,300
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 5,000 5,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 4,800 4,800
John Dibella us
John Dibella
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