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Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Smith Races into the Lead, Then Busts Lisandro


Jeffrey Lisandro completed from the button and Gavin Smith raised to 4,000 from big. Lisandro quietly announced he was all-in and Smith called.

Smith: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Lisandro: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{K-Clubs}, giving Smith a better two-pair and leaving Lisandro with just 23,000.

A few hands few hands later, both got it all-in preflop.

Smith: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Lisandro: {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Clubs} board left Smith with the best hand and he will advance to second round.

Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 150,000 70,000
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au Busted

Tags: Gavin SmithJeffrey Lisandro

Batista Busts

OHairDJ • Level 9: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Chad Batista has just been eliminated from his table's three-handed duel with a three-way all in.

Batista: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Opponent: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} to see Batista flushed to the rail while leaving two players locked in a heads-up battle for a spot in round two.

Tags: Chad Batista

Kramer Advances

[user196676] • Level 9: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Darren Kramer managed to get it all in against David Benyamine holding {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Benyamine held {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and we were off to the races.

The board fell {4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Kramer's pair of nines held up, allowing him to advance to tomorrow's round.

Tags: Darren Kramer

DeMaci Advances

OHairDJ • Level 9: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Chris DeMaci is the next player to advance to the second round.

Catching the action on a {J-}{10-}{9-} flop, DeMaci's {Q-}{8-} held true against the {J-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} of his opponent.

Tags: Chris DeMaci

Prizepool Announced

OHairDJ • Level 9: 800-1,600, 200 ante

With 387 players taking to the felt, a prizepool of $1,818,900 has been formed with the top forty players all receiving a guaranteed $13,368 payday.

Here is how the final table will be paid.


Last Break of the Night

OHairDJ • Level 8: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The remaining players are now on their last 20-minute break of the day.

Lisandro vs. Smith Battle Rages on


Gavin Smith opened to 1,600 from the button and Jeffrey Lisandro re-raised to 4,500. Gavin called.

Both players checked the {6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop. When the {9-Spades} came on the turn, Lisandro check-raised Smith's 6,800 bet all-in, which landed a quick fold from Smith.

Both players have been trading pots all night, with neither player gaining a significant edge for quite some time now.

Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 80,000 35,000
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au 70,000 -35,000

Tags: Gavin SmithJeffrey Lisandro

Benyamine Doubles and Makes It Heads Up

[user196676] • Level 8: 600-1,200, 200 ante

We caught up to see chips being pushed in David Benyamine's direction as his {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds} beat out his opponent's {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

The board read {3-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Benyamine's ace high was enough to scoop the pot. Benyamine is now the table chip leader going into heads up play.

Tags: David Benyamine