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Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
Days:
1234

Games Within Games

Shamus • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

We've seen plenty of extra curricular gaming on players' mobile devices occurring this afternoon and evening. In addition to the popular Chinese Poker game, we've also seen Angry Birds, Words With Friends, and even Farmville.

Carlos Mortensen is presently sitting to Phil Laak's left, and between the two of them sitting on the table's outer edge is an iPad. As hands are being dealt, they are currently engaged in a game of Heads Up Hold'em.

In Heads Up Hold'em, the match is just getting started. With the blinds 40/80 and what looks like 5,000 chips in play between them, Mortensen has a slight edge, ahead by about 200.

Meanwhile, in that other tournament -- the one with the $1.15 million-plus first prize -- Laak has the advantage with about 53,000 to Mortensen's 27,000.

Tags: Carlos MortensenPhil Laak

"Yyyyyyyyyyeah"

Chad_Holloway

With 19,000 in the pot and a board reading {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, Brent Hanks checked and watched his young opponent fire out 16,000.

"How much you leave behind," Hanks asked.

"35,500," responded the bettor.

"Yyyyyyyyyyeah," Hanks said as he made the call with {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}. It was the right call as it turned out as the kid held {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}.

Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
us 73,000 26,000

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Sternberg Flying High

Chad_Holloway

The player in the hijack raised to 2,500 only to have Alan Sternberg raise to 6,100 from the cutoff. Both the button and blinds got out of the way and the hijack made the call. When the flop came down {2-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, the hijack-check called a bet of 2,000, leading to the {9-Diamonds} on the turn. Again the hijack checked and allowed Sternberg to bet, this time 10,000. The hijack folded without further incident and Sternberg took down the pot.

Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 200,000 3,000

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Going ElkY Hunting

Chad_Holloway
Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier

Bertrand Grospellier raised from middle position only to have the big blind out in a big three-bet; in fact, it was enough to put Grospellier all in if he chose to make the call, which he did.

Grospellier: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}

Grospellier was in a good spot to double, provided he could dodge an ace. The {10-Spades}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop was innocent enough, as was the {7-Hearts} turn. An ace on the river was the only thing to fear, but it fretting was for naught as the {Q-Spades} rolled off without harm.

Grospellier doubled on the hand, though he is well below the chip average.

Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 27,000 17,500

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Reinkemeier Sunk

Shamus • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

When we arrived there was about 22,000 in the middle and a stack of 25,200 sitting in front of Tobias Reinkemeier. Eddy Sabat was tanking, and after some time passed he finally made the call.

Reinkemeier turned over {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and Sabat {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. Reinkemeier was a little surprised at the sight of Sabat's
hand. "What are you thinking about folding for?" he asked.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{4-Spades}, pairing Reinkemeier but giving Sabat a set. The {4-Clubs} on the turn made a full house for Sabat, though Reinkemeier still had small hopes for a saving ace. But the river was the {8-Clubs}, and Reinkemeier is out. Sabat is up to 89,000.

Tags: Eddy SabatTobias Reinkemeier

Rubie Running It Up

Shamus • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Brendon Rubie opened with a raise from the button and got one caller in the big blind. The flop came {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and the big blind checked. Rubie bet 2,100, then his opponent check-raised to 6,500. Rubie responded by shoving all in, and his opponent called with what he had remaining, a total of 26,800.

Rubie showed {10-Clubs}{9-Spades} for tens and nines while his opponent held {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} for an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the {J-Spades} and the river the {2-Hearts}, and Rubie's hand remained best.

With that knockout, Rubie has about 70,000 now.

Tags: Brendon Rubie

Eights No Good for Pilgrim

Chad_Holloway

With around 11,000 in the pot and a board reading {6-Hearts}{J-Spades}{3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, Dwyte Pilgrim checked and was followed by the lady on the button. When the {9-Spades} peeled off on the river, Pilgrim bet 4,500 and received a call.

Pilgrim showed {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a pair of eights, but it was no good against the {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} of his opponent. Pilgrim is down to 42,000.

Dwyte Pilgrim us
Dwyte Pilgrim
us 42,000 -2,000

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Affleck Out

Shamus • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

In one of the first hands back from the break, a player on the button raised to 1,800, then Matt Affleck -- today sporting a Steve Largent Seahawks jersey -- checked his cards and announced he was all in for his last 20,200. The big blind checked his cards, thought for a half-minute or so, then called the raise, and the button folded.

Affleck showed {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Meanwhile the big blind had woken up with {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}. The board came {9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, and Affleck hits the rail.

Tags: Matt Affleck

Level:
9
Blinds:
400/800
Ante:
100