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Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Odell Takes Chip Lead from Trickett


With the board reading {3-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{a-Spades}, action checked to Samuel Trickett who bet 58,000. Kevin Odell called and all other parties folded.

The turn was the {9-Clubs} and Trickett tanked for over a minute before firing 84,000. Odell quickly moved all in. Unhappy, Trickett clenched his fists before sweating his cards one more time and releasing them.

"Ace-queen of clubs!" tablemate Alex Outhred blurted.

His prodding worked, because Odell showed {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for a winning flush. Trickett slipped to just below 500,000 chips and Odell is our leader with 690,000

Tags: Samuel TrickettKevin Odell

Big Slick for Conley


Justin Conley opened to 20,000 from under the gun and found three callers in Simon Ravnsbaek, Peter Dawson, and Francois Safieddine, the latter in the big blind.

Flop: {2-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

After Safieddine and Conley had both checked, Ravnsbaek bet 31,000. Only Conley called.

Turn: {5-Diamonds}

Conley led for 45,000, Ravnsbaek called.

River: {5-Spades}

Conley checked, Ravnsbaek moved all in for around 100,000 and Conley immediately called.

Conley showed {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} and Ravnsbaek mucked his hand.

Conley up to 480,000.

Tags: Francois SafieddineJustin ConleyPeter DawsonSimon Ravnsbaek

King Dethroned


Lasell King has been eliminated in a classic coin flip, {A-}{Q-} unable to improve against the {J-Clubs}{J-Spades} of Thomas Bichon on an ensuing {3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} board. Bichon now up to 400,000.

Tags: Thomas BichonLasell King

Croffut Doubles Through Hodge


Adam Croffut opened from under the gun and was faced with a re-raised to 75,000 from Sean Hodge on the button. Croffut called.

The flop fell {3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Croffut instantly moved all in for 172,000. Hodge called.

"You have a pair?" Croffut asked sheepishly.

"Yup," Hodge said opening {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

Croffut showed a better pair, {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}, and his jacks held after the turn and river came {10-Clubs}, {6-Diamonds} respectively.

Hodge slipped to 295,000 chips while Croffut doubled through to 515,000.

Tags: Adam CroffutSean Hodge


Ross Eliminated


Kenneth Ross was like a dwarf without a parachute: short and desperate, and when he pushed all in for his final 20,000 with {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, he received an inevitable call from Jesse Rockowitz who held {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}.

Board: {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}

Rockowtiz currently battling it out with Sam Trickett for the chip lead with around 650,000 in chips.

Tags: Jesse RockowitzKenneth Ross

Tran Flushed Away

Theo Tran - busto
Theo Tran - busto

Theo Tran was all in preflop on Table 369 and received one caller; Michael Meerkreebs.

Tran: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Meerkreebs: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades} was a scary flop for Tran, and he threw his hands up in disgust. The {3-Clubs} on the turn was a brick, but the {8-Hearts} on the river completed Meerkreebs' flush and eliminated Tran from the tournament.

Tran angrily splashed the remainder of his chips into the pot before standing up from his chair.

"I folded an ace," tablemate Josh Brikis said. Someone else admitted to folding a jack as well.

"Oh really? That's awesome," Tran said with a sarcastic tone.

Meerkreebs silently stacked his newfound chips, and now sits with 435,000.

Tags: Michael MeerkreebsTheo Tran

Swan Song


Andrew Song is one of a handful of players who have bitten the dust of late, the others being Anthony Consumano, Andras Kovacs, and the flamboyantly named (although I expect he would have been nicknamed 'control v' within media circles) Zsolt Cserhati.

Tags: Andrew SongAnthony ConsumanoZsolt Cserhati

Markovitch KO'd by Trickett

Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

Samuel Trickett opened to 23,000 from middle position before Omer Markovitch moved all in for just under 200,000 on the button. Trickett called tabling {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and was racing against Markovitch's {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

The {3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Spades} flop was tremendous for Trickett and after the {7-Hearts} turned the hand was over. The {3-Spades} on the river made it official, and Trickett was shipped Markovitch's stack to increase his own to nearly 700,000 chips.

Meanwhile, Markovitch is off to the cage to collect his winnings.

Tags: Omer MarkovitchSamuel Trickett

Full Chip Counts

Jesse Rockowitz us
Jesse Rockowitz
us 610,000 110,000
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us 600,000 85,000
Kevin Odell
Kevin Odell
585,000 8,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 550,000 -50,000
Larry Wilder
Larry Wilder
550,000 80,000
Thiago Nishijima br
Thiago Nishijima
br 550,000 280,000
Rafal Michalowski us
Rafal Michalowski
us 500,000 438,300
Aristotle Coronel
Aristotle Coronel
480,000 90,000
Sean Hodge
Sean Hodge
480,000 234,000
Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
425,000 170,000
Josh Brikis us
Josh Brikis
us 390,000 -220,000
Andrew Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson
364,000 327,300
Francois Safieddine us
Francois Safieddine
us 350,000 -35,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 330,000 -60,000
Michael Goldfarb
Michael Goldfarb
330,000 304,800
Zachary Clark us
Zachary Clark
us 310,000 150,000
Michael Meerkreebs
Michael Meerkreebs
290,000 -10,000
Thomas Bichon fr
Thomas Bichon
fr 280,000 115,000
Andras Kovacs hu
Andras Kovacs
hu 270,000 191,000
Johan Jakobsson
Johan Jakobsson
270,000 217,600
Douglas Gord
Douglas Gord
260,000 227,400
Justin Conley us
Justin Conley
us 260,000 96,000
John Coon
John Coon
260,000 -20,000
Raymond Coburn
Raymond Coburn
260,000 219,900
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 240,000 120,000

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