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



Dinner Break for 90 Minutes

Jan_Kores • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
Darren Elias
Darren Elias

Players are wandering away from the tournament room, and they will be back in 90 minutes at 7:20 p.m. One of those who will return to a big stack is Darren Elias.

PokerNews will be monitoring the action through the rest of the day, but in the meantime, let's have a dinner break.

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Diaz Bombs River, Gets Paid

Jan_Kores • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

French pro Guillaume Diaz was closing the action on the board reading {4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{K-Spades}{J-Hearts}. There was just under 5,000 in the pot, and Diaz, sitting on the button, faced one opponent.

Diaz put in a hefty bet worth 4,800. His rival went into tank and eventually convinced himself to make the call. Diaz certainly liked that, as he rivered trips with {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. This latest addition pushed his stack to 26,000.

Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
Winamax Team Pro
fr 26,000 26,000

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Matt Stout Doubles Up

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

With the board reading {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{8-Spades}{A-Hearts} and a pile of chips in the middle, Matt Stout checked in the big blind, and his opponent under the gun moved all in, having Stout covered. Stout looked at his opponent with a wry smile, and after several seconds, called.

Stout: {A-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Opponent: {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The opponent showed king-high, and Stout was good with his trip aces. His stack was 9,325 and his opponent matched it to pay off the double.

Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 27,000 1,700

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Smaron Wins Four-Bet Pot

Jan_Kores • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Philadelphia's Kenny Smaron, an online sit-and-go legend, was in a big clash on his table. Smaron presumably opened from under the gun, and a player in the small blind three-bet to 2,625. Smaron fired back with a four-bet, making it 5,400. He received a call.

The {9-Clubs}{3-Spades}{Q-Clubs} fell on the flop, and the small blind checked quickly. Smaron had only around 8,000 chips left behind. He paused for a minute before throwing in 2,500, although it wasn't clear if he announced all in or not. Either way, his opponent folded instantly, and the four-bet pot joined Smaron's belongings as he soared up to 18,000.

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Maria Lampropoulos Gets Two Folds

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Maria Lampropoulos had a T1,000 chip in front of her in middle position, and Orlando Romero raised to 3,250 in the small blind. The big blind called, and Lampropoulos thought for a couple minutes before reraising to 13,000. Romero folded and the big blind folded pocket sevens face-up.

"I felt another set coming, too," the big blind said.

Lampropoulos, who recently won an event worth seven figures at Dusk 'Til Dawn, is now up around 50,000 chips in this one.

Maria Lampropoulos ar
Maria Lampropoulos
ar 49,000 49,000

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Drinan Runs Over His Table

Jan_Kores • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
Connor Drinan
Connor Drinan

Sporting his trademark glasses, Connor Drinan has turned on his usual beast mode. His stack is constantly growing, and that is the case for chips of all denominations. He added some fresh ones just recently, mainly those of the yellow, most valued color of 1,000 apiece.

Drinan was on the button in three-way action, and he checked just as his opponents did on the turn reading {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}. There was about 8,000 in the middle already.

The river was the {J-Diamonds}, and the player in the cutoff bet out 3,000. Drinan took about a minute before calling, and the third player folded out of the way.

Drinan was shown {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}, so his queens up with {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} were good.

Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 70,000 30,000

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Kenny Hallaert Doubles in One of His First Hands

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
Kenny Hallaert
Kenny Hallaert

2016 November Niner, Kenny Hallaert late-registered this tournament and only just sat down.

In one of the first hands at the table, Hallaert jammed all in from the small blind with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} after a 725 open from middle position. His opponent called with {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}. The board ran out king-high to give Hallaert a double-up.

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Kenny Hallaert
be 14,000 6,500

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Molly Mossey Eliminated

• Level 5: 150-300, 50 ante
Molly Mossey
Molly Mossey

Fellow reporter and poker player Molly Mossey was just eliminated.

According to players at the table, Mossey opened to 800 on the button, and both blinds called.

The flop came {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, and it checked to Mossey. She continued for 1,700, the small blind folded, and the big blind moved all in, having Mossey barely covered. Mossey called and was ahead with top pair, top kicker.

Mossey: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Big blind: {J-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

The {8-Clubs} turn changed nothing, but the {4-Clubs} river gave her opponent two pair to win the hand, eliminating Mossey.

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Molly Mossey
us Ausgeschieden

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Phillip Hui Joins Maurice Hawkins and Eric Rivkin

• Level 5: 150-300, 50 ante

With Eric Rivkin sitting in Seat 2 and ten-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins in Seat 4, bracelet winner Phillip Hui got seated in Seat 3.

When he brought his chips over to sit down, Hawkins yelled, "Welcome to the table! Oh this is great, welcome," playfully. Then he asked Hui, "What you doing here? This isn't H.O.R.S.E."

Hui laughed it off.

A little while later after chips had been exchanged, Hawkins had lost more than half of his stack, and Hui had chipped up.

Rivkin got short but just took down a pot and is now at 12,000.

Phillip Hui us
Phillip Hui
us 54,500 54,500
Eric Rivkin us
Eric Rivkin
us 14,000 -5,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 12,000 -6,000

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