Event 8 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys

The Plastik Todd Band

David Plastik raises to 5,000 in late position and Eugene Todd makes it 11,000 in the cutoff. "Why you doin that?" Plastik said.
"Cause I think I have you beat," Todd says.
Plastik folds and Todd shows him his cards. "Thank you," Plastik says quietly, nodding. Of course, the rest of the table could have seen it if so requested, but didn't.

Shaniac Doubles Up

A player in late position bet 2,500, Shane "Shaniac" Schleger pushed all-in for 5,675 more and his opponent called. Shaniac had {J-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and doubled up on a board of J-10-A-7-7. His opponent showed pocket nines before he threw them into the muck.

Jean-Robert Bellande is Out

Bellande limps in early position and gets three callers, including the big blind. The flop is {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Bellande shoves for his last 5,000. The cutoff is the only caller. Bellande has {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and his opponent has {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. The board finishes out {7-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Bellande is gone.

Kristy Gazes Doubles

Gazes goes all in for her last 26,350 with a set of 10s and doubles up. She's now at 52,600.

Todd Busts Another

In middle position, Eugene Todd makes it 2700. The player next to him calls. The flop is {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} and Todd bets 2500. His neighbor goes all in for his last 8,500. Todd calls and shows {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. His opponent has {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}. It finishes out {3-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Todd's opponent is out. Todd is up to 45,000.

Billy Baxter Sent Packing

Billy Baxter goes all in, from middle position, for his last 11,000. Dan Alspach calls on the button. Alspach has {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and Baxter has {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}. The board is 9-3-3-10-8 and Baxter is out. As he prepares to leave, Alspach stands and shakes his hand, saying with all seriousness: "You're one of my heroes."

Smells Like Death

A table of death is shaping up, with Daniel Negreanu, David Plastik, and Eugene Todd.

Nam Le Busts Out

Before the flop, a player raises with 10-10. Nam Le pushes with {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and the other player calls after a long time in the tank.

The flop is {J-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Nam Le is eliminated.

Kathy Liebert Doubles Up

Kathy Liebert raised to 1675, (keeping only one 25 chip) and one player called. Both players checked down the board {8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Liebert showed {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, and beat her opponents {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}, to double up.

Recent Eliminations

Phil Galford took out Alex Jacob.

Barry Greenstein is out.

Gavin Griffin took out Phil Ivey on a 8-9-J-Q turn with two diamonds, with Ivey holding {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} and Griffin with J-Q. The final diamond fails to come and Ivey is out.