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Event #42: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $3,403,305
Players 2,521

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 30,000

One for Hamrick


Thomas O'Neal limped in and Dean Hamrick checked his option.

O'Neal fired out 200,000 following a Hamrick check on the {8-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{J-Spades} flop as Hamrick made the call.

Both players checked the {3-Diamonds} and {4-Diamonds} on the turn and river to see O'Neal table his {K-Spades}{5-Spades}.

Hamrick tabled his {J-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and collected the pot with his middle-pair.

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Rivered Flush


Dean Hamrick limped from the button and Thomas O'Neal checked.

The flop brought the {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and the {6-Diamonds}. It was checked to Hamrick who bet 200,000. O'Neal called and the turn brought the {2-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The {j-Diamonds} hit the river and both players checked again.

O'Neal tabled {6-Spades}{4-Clubs} for two pair, but that wasn't enough; Hamrick rivered a flush with {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

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Ah Crap!


Thomas O'Neal limped in from the button and Dean Hamrick checked his option.

The board of {4-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} was checked through to the river to see Hamrick fire out 200,000.

O'Neal made the call and tabled his {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, but was bested by Hamrick's {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for rivered trips.

"Ah, crap!" announced O'Neal after seeing Hamrick's hand.

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Plenty of Action!


Limp. Check. Flop. Check. Bet. Fold.

That is the summary of the last fourteen hands . . . or thereabouts!

Jack High Wins


Thomas O'Neal limped from the button and Dean Hamrick checked his option.

The flop came down {4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Both players checked to the turn.

It was the {10-Diamonds} that fell and O'Neal checked. Hamrick also checked and the river brought the {8-Diamonds}.

Both players checked again and O'Neal said, "Nine high," as he tabled his cards. But that was no good, as Hamrick took the pot with jack high.

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O'Neal Turned the Winner


Dean Hamrick opened for 400,000 and Thomas O'Neal made the call.

The flop came down {q-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Spades} and both players checked.

The {a-Hearts} fell on the turn and both players again checked.

On the {7-Spades} river, O'Neal check-called Hamrick's bet of 500,000 and won the pot with {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} against the {q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} of Hamrick.

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O'Neal Takes It On River


Thomas O'Neal opened to 320,000 from the button and Dean Hamrick made the call.

Both players checked the {K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{J-Spades} flop to see the {K-Clubs} land on the turn and Hamrick led out for 340,000.

O'Neal made the call, and after the {8-Clubs} landed on the river and Hamrick checked, a bet of 500,000 was enough to collect the pot and see O'Neal climb to 6,980,000 in chips.

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Nap Time For Cada

Joe Cada having a nap
Joe Cada having a nap

"Can we get some pillows to the secondary feature table," announced the Tournament Director.


The 2009 WSOP Champion is having a little nap here at the final table and is using the shoulders of his friends to get comfy.

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