Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em



Yi Zhang Vs. Brian Hastings

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

In a raised pot pre it was Brian Hastings and Yi Zhang heads up on a flop of {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Hastings checked, Zhang bet 3,300 and Hastings called.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} and again Hastings checked. Zhang bet 11,000 and Hastings called.

The river was the {a-Hearts} and Hastings check-called an all in from Zhang bet of 17,900.

Zhang: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Hastings: {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Yi Zhang US
Yi Zhang
US 74,000 -17,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 23,000 -38,000

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Last Level of the Night

[user145752] • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tenth and final level of the day has just kicked off. Players will be bagging and tagging in an hour, or until we reach the final 110 players, whichever comes first.


Xiu Mei Survives a Race

• Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Xiu Mei was in the cutoff and raised to 2,000. A player in the small blind moved all in for 19,000 and Mei called for her remaining 16,500 and was at risk.

Xiu Mei: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Small blind: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and with her king pairing on the turn, Mei doubled up.

Xiu Mei
Xiu Mei

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Elpayaa Nearing Six Figures

[user145752] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Joe Elpayaa and another player went heads up to a flop of {9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}. Elpayaa fired out 2,300, and his opponent bumped it up to 7,000. Elpayaa thought it over for a few moments before calling, and the {8-Hearts} hit the turn. Elpayaa checked this time, and his opponent made it 10,000 to go.

Elpayaa again thought for a few moments to make his decision, but this time he raised it up to 22,000. His opponent tanked for about a minute before folding, and the two players engaged in some small banter after the hand, each won saying they thought the other might be bluffing.

"I assure you I had you beat," Elpayaa said with a smile as he raked in the chips to push his stack to 95,000.

Joe Elpayaa us
Joe Elpayaa
us 95,000 83,300

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Ken Aldridge Eliminates a Player

• Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

In the very next hand a player was all in with one chip. Brian Hastings raised to 1,800 and Ken Aldridge called.

The flop came {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Aldridge bet 1,000, Hastings called.

The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and Aldridge bet 3,000, Hastings folded.

Aldridge: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Aldridge eliminated a player.

Le-grand Pot!

• Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

It appeared 5 players were in the hand with one player all in pre-flop for 4,100. Four others were alive on the side.

The flop was {3-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades} and the small blind moved all in for roughly 5,100. Osvaldo Legrand in the big blind then moved all in for 7,100 and the two others in the pot, folded. Legrand retained 2,000 and had two players at risk.

Small blind: {a-Spades}{5-Spades}
Big blind: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
first pre-flop all in player: {a-}{8-}

The board ran out the {j-Hearts} and the {7-Diamonds} and Legrand retained control of the pot, avoiding a gut shot straight flush draw and some combination of two pair and trip outs.

Osvaldo Legrand
Osvaldo Legrand

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Yu Getting Short

[user145752] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Terry Schumacher raised it up to 1,600 from early position, and it folded around to Ben Yu, who called from the big blind. The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, and Yu check called a bet of 1,100 from Schumacher. The {9-Hearts} hit the turn, and Yu tapped the felt again. Schumacher didn't slow down, firing 2,500, and Yu thought it over for a bit before tossing his cards in, dropping him below starting stack.

Terry Schumacher be
Terry Schumacher
be 57,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 8,300 -1,700

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Shawn Rice Triples Up

• Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Shawn Rice raised to 4,000 and the player on the button moved all in. The small blind called and Rice called for his last 700.

Rice: {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Button: {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}
Small Blind: {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The board ran out all hearts but gave Rice a straight flush, {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{a-Hearts} and he tripped up.

Shawn Rice us
Shawn Rice
us 16,000 -12,500

'ODB' Doubles Up

• Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

David Baker was in the hijack and raised to 1,800. The small blind three-bet to 4,500 and Baker called.

The flop was {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and the small blind led for 6,000. Baker moved all in for 10,300 and reluctantly, the small blind called. David Baker tabled {k-Hearts}{j-Spades} and the small blind showed {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. The board ran out the {9-Clubs} and {7-Spades} sending the pot to Baker.

David 'ODB' Baker US
David 'ODB' Baker
US 22,000 -10,800

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