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Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $3,722,400
Players 792

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Break Time


The players are now taking a twenty-minute break. Red Bull or coffee?

DeWitt Gains Momentum


Despite allowing Jason DeWitt to catch a lucky flop in the previous hand, Sam Trickett continued his limping ways from the small blind and DeWitt tapped the table to see a cheap flop of {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}.

Trickett bet out 105,000 however DeWitt announced a raise of an additional 220,000. It was enough as Trickett quickly gave it up.

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DeWitt Fills Up

Jason DeWitt
Jason DeWitt

Sam Trickett limped in from the small blind and Jason DeWitt checked his option in the big blind. They took a flop of {3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Trickett checked, then called the 85,000-chip bet of DeWitt.

The turn brought the {4-Spades} and again it was check, bet, call, this time for 235,000.

The pot was already sizable when the {5-Spades} put an interesting board out there. Trickett checked, DeWitt tank-bet 350,000 and Trickett tank-called. Our hopes of quads versus straight flush were dashed as DeWitt showed {3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for threes full of fives to take it down. He's up to 2.4 million.

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Amit Makhija Eliminated in 5th Place ($179,866)

Amit Makhija - 5th Place
Amit Makhija - 5th Place

Play folded to Amit Makhija on the button and he moved all in for this last 1,030,000 chips. Sam Trickett quickly called in the big blind.

Makhija: {K-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Trickett: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {J-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{A-Spades}{10-Hearts} and Makhija is sent to the rail after a determined showing on this final table in fifth place for a collect of $179,866.

Trickett is now sitting with over 6 million in chips.

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Card Rack!


A moment or two later Peter Gilmore raised from under the gun to 225,000 and the table folded around. Gilmore collected the blinds and antes uncontested and flashed {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}!

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Gilmore Doubles Through Williams

Peter Gilmore
Peter Gilmore

Peter Gilmore raised the button to 250,000 before Jeff Williams moved all in. Gilmore was quick to call off his last 920,000.

Gilmore: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Williams: {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

With Williams' rail calling out for a jack, the board fell {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts} to give Gilmore a huge double up. He's up to 2.4 million with Williams back down to 1.7 million.

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Players Moving Chips Around


"All in" seems to be the move of the moment, but recently we've been missing any callers as the short stacks fight hard to stay in contention.

During the last orbit, Jason DeWitt moved all in twice, once from the small blind and once from the big blind, but failed to find a caller, while Jeff Williams collected some chips with the same move against Sam Trickett. Williams limped his small blind before Trickett raised another 125,000 from the big blind. Williams shoved and Tricket gave it up.

Williams is back up to 2.5 million chips.

Trickett Extends

Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

In a battle of the blinds, Sam Trickett limped in from the small blind and Jason DeWitt tapped the table behind.

They saw a flop of {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Trickett fired out a bet of 105,000. DeWitt made the call. Both players checked the {2-Spades} turn before the {K-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

Trickett let go with a sizable 525,000-chip bet which got DeWitt thinking. Neither of these guys liked to be rushed over their decisions. After several minutes, DeWitt flicked his cards back to the dealer as Trickett extends his chip advantage.

Trickett - 5.6 million
DeWitt - 1.35 million

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