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Event #24: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $2,960,100
Players 3,289

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

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Cai Picks Wrong Spot to Have It

David Cai raised to 180,000 from the cutoff (a full 3x), and JD McNamara moved all in from the big blind. Cai decided to fold, leaving himself only 700,000 behind. A few hands later, Cai moved all in under the gun, flashing {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} when everyone folded.

Tags: David CaiJD McNamara

To Think or Not to Think?

Kiet Tran
Kiet Tran

Kiet Tran is really taking his time this afternoon, and his slow thought process is starting to get to some of the players. JD McNamara complained to the TD that Tran takes a full minute for every decision. The TD replied, "There's a lot of money at stake here, so it seems pretty reasonable to be able to think about it."

Guess there won't be any clock calling by the tournament staff at this final table, but we could see a call or two soon from JD.

Tags: JD McNamaraKiet Tran

Murphy Moving Up

Denis Murphy raised to 160,000 from the small blind, and Jeff Tebben defended his big blind. The flop fell {j-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs}, and Murphy bet out 215,000. That was enough for Tebben to fold.

Tags: Denis MurphyJeffrey Tebben

An Actual Showdown!

Finally, three hours into the day, we've gone to showdown in a hand that wasn't all in preflop. David Cai limped his small blind, and Denis Murphy checked his option. The flop came {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, and both players checked. After the {10-Spades} on the turn paired the board, Cai checked, Tebben bet 100,000, and Tebben called. The river brought the {j-Spades}, and Cai checked. Murphy checked behind and showed {4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for tens and deuces. His pair was enough to win the pot, taking him to 1.7 million. Cai is the short stack now with 950,000.

Tags: David CaiDenis Murphy

Tebben Takes Some from Tran

Jeff Tebben raised to 175,000 from the button, and Kiet Tran bumped it to 425,000 in the big blind. Tebben applied max pressure, moving all in for another 1,565,000. Tran usually thinks for a minute about every decision, and the tank-fold is definitely the only kind of fold in his arsenal. But this was a new level. It took Tran more than four minutes to fold.

Tebben is up to 2.4 million while Tran moved a little closer to the pack with 2.8 million.

Tags: Jeffrey TebbenKiet Tran