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Harman Picks One Up

Jen Harman
Jen Harman

Mihai Manole opened from under the gun to 1,200. Thomas Mercier called from the small blind and Jen Harman called from the big blind. The flop came down {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and all three players checked to see the {8-Spades} pair the board on the turn. After Mercier checked, Harman reached for some chips. She slid out a bet of 2,150. Manole folded and Mercier quickly followed him into the muck.

In her first-ever EPT event, Harman has built her stack up to 77,500 in chips. At the last stop in London, Harman's good friend and fellow high-stakes player Doyle Brunson played his first-ever EPT. He turned his cherry-popping EPT experience into a 77th-place finish and £9,000.

Jen Harman
Jen Harman
77,500 47,500

Tags: Doyle BrunsonJen HarmanMihai ManoleThomas Mercier

D'Angelo Can't Beat a Set from Tarallo


From under the gun, Angelo Tarallo raised to 1,100. Play folded over to 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure third-place finisher Ryan D'Angelo in the hijack seat and he made the call. Everyone else folded.

The flop came down {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Tarallo fired 2,000. D'Angelo called.

The turn brought the {10-Hearts} and Tarallo kept on the gas. He bet 5,000. D'Angelo didn't go anywhere and made the call to see the river.

Fifth street was the {A-Spades} and Tarallo checked. D'Angelo checked behind.

Tarallo tabled the {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for a set of fives. D'Angelo couldn't show better and mucked his hand.

Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 21,500

Tags: Ryan D'AngeloAngelo Tarallo

The Lesson Here Is...

[user66118] • Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Pay attention to the action!

Udo Tran came into the pot limping in early position, and action came to Salvatore Sproviero. He made a raise to 1,200, and Tran made the call. After which Sproviero mucked his hand. He didn't see Tran call behind him, and the dealer pulled his cards into the garbage pile before he realized what he did. Time to summon the floor.

Our Italian is certainly not up to par, but we know the ruling already here. It's the player's responsibility to protect his cards in nearly every situation, and Sproviero had to forfeit the chips and the pot. It's a gift for Tran, and he showed pocket sixes for good measure.

Tags: Salvatore SprovieroUdo Tran

Harman and Johnson Chop

donpeters • Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Jen Harman fired a bet of 1,600 on the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop with Kyle Johnson making the call. The turn brought the {Q-Spades} to pair the pair and both players checked through to see the {7-Clubs} add another pair on the river. Harman checked and Johnson checked behind.

Harman tabled the {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a busted flush draw that was playing the board. Johnson tabled a counterfeited {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and the two players chopped up the pot.

Tags: Jen HarmanKyle Johnson



donpeters • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

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Cheong Busts Garcia


Action folded to Govert Metaal in the cutoff seat and he raised to 950. On the button, Kyle Cheong reraised to 2,400. Myro Garcia reraised all in from the small blind for 6,575. Play folded back to Metaal and he gave it up. Cheong quickly called and tabled the {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}. Garcia held the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}.

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} and Cheong sent Garcia packing.

Kyle Cheong
Kyle Cheong
21,000 -4,000
Myro Garcia
Myro Garcia

Tags: Govert MetaalKyle CheongMyro Garcia

Williams Movin' On Up

[user66118] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
David Williams
David Williams

We infer David Williams was the preflop raiser based on position, but we didn't pick up the action until a four-way flop brought {4-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} {4-Spades}. Williams put out the first bet of 2,500, and Dmitry Grishin and Rocco Palumbo called before the action came back around to Pierangelo Bonometti in the big blind. He check-raised to 7,000 total, but Williams raised it right back up to 11,500. That folded the two monkeys in the middle, and Bonometti shook his head and surrendered as well.

Williams has moved to about 60,000 chips with that pot -- 60,025 by our count.

Tags: David WilliamsDmitry GrishinPierangelo BonomettiRocco Palumbo