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Event #5: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $2,824,200
Players 2,092

Level Info

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

Players Break


The clock has stopped for 20 minutes as the players take a break.

Bansi Comes Close


Praz Bansi was one card away from winning his second WSOP bracelet when he called an all-in raise preflop against Vincent Jacques.

Bansi: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Jacques: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Jacques hit a queen on the the flop, but Bansi also hit a set when it came {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. The {5-Diamonds} on the turn gave Jacques some more outs, one of which came on the river, which was {2-Diamonds}. The runner-runner flush was all it took and these two will have to play a little while longer.

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Deuce-Free does it


In this latest hand, Vincent Jacques opened to 225,000 on the button. He was called by Praz Bansi and the two took in a flop of {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{9-Spades}.

Bansi check-called Jacques' bet of 285,000 on the flop, and both players checked when the {5-Clubs} came on the turn. When the {k-Diamonds} arrived on the river, Bansi got Jacques to call an 875,000 chip bet and took the pot down with {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

For anyone left holding doubt, James Akenhead remarked from the rail, "That's how you play deuce-free of diamonds."

Jacques is now extremely short in chips.

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Bansi Sends Some Jacques' Way


Praz Bansi bumped it up to 225,000 on the button and got a call out of Vincent Jacques. They both checked the flop of {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{k-Spades}. With the {k-Hearts} on the turn, Bansi called Jacques' bet of 235,000. However, he folded to Jacques' 330,000 chip bet on the {8-Diamonds} river.

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Pot for Cap-Rouge

Vincent Jacques
Vincent Jacques

Praz Bansi opened the pot with a 225,000 raise and got called by Vincent Jacques.

Flop: {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{k-Spades}

Both players checked.

Turn: {k-Hearts}

Jacques fired a 225,000 bet and Bansi smooth-called.

River: {8-Diamonds}

The young Canadian bet 330,000 chips and Bansi eventually folded.

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Jacques Takes Some Back


Both players limped to a flop that fell {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. Vincent Jacques 105,000 on the turn, which was the {9-Hearts} and was called by Praz Bansi, who then folded to Jacques' 230,000 bet after the river brought the {2-Hearts}.

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Play Resumes


Praz Bansi and Vincent Jacques have returned from their break.