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Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em



Big Call Vaults Herm into Chip Lead

[user269680] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

We caught the action with a board of {8-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Chou Chou bet 90,000. Mark Herm made the call and the {2-Hearts} fell on the river. Chou moved all in for 256,000 and Herm went into the tank. Herm thought for several minutes, virtually convincing himself that Chou had ace-king. He couldn't make the laydown, however and eventually made the call. "Five high," said Chou, tabling {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}.

Herm turned over {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} and left Chou with just 5,000 in chips.

Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 800,000 405,000
Chou Chou us
Chou Chou
us 5,000 -390,000

Tags: Chou ChouMark Herm

Watson Busts Davie

YorkshirePud • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Mike Watson raised to 16,000 on the button and was facing an all-in bet of 86,000 from Tim Davie in the big blind. A few calculations later, Watson called.

Watson: {Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Davie: {A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

Davie's ace-high remained the best hand on the {6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Spades} board, but a {Q-Clubs} on the river won the hand for Watson and busted Davie.

Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 320,000 150,000
Tim Davie GB
Tim Davie
GB Busted

Tags: Mike WatsonTim Davie


Break It Up

YorkshirePud • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

It's that time again folks, time for the players to take a 20-minute break from the tournament.

Herm's Five-Bet Gets Through

[user269680] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Chou Chou opened to 13,000 from the hijack and Anton Smirnov reraised to 30,000 from the button. Felix Trau made it four to go with a raise to 65,000 from the small blind. Mark Herm thought for a couple of minutes, got some counts and finally slid out a five-bet to 106,000 from the big blind.

Action folded back around to Trau who folded. Herm turned over the {3-Hearts} as he reached in to drag the pot.

Chou Chou us
Chou Chou
us 395,000 145,000
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 395,000 145,000
Anton Smirnov ru
Anton Smirnov
ru 305,000 -65,000
Felix Trau de
Felix Trau
de 170,000 -180,000

Tags: Anton SmirnovChou ChouFelix TrauMark Herm

Jaffee Takes On Peng

YorkshirePud • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Xiao Peng raised to 12,000 from the button and Jared Jaffee defended his big blind. Jaffee checked the {9-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Spades} flop and Peng checked behind.

Jaffee then checked the {3-Hearts} turn, Peng bet 14,000 and Jaffee check-raised to 30,000. Peng called. Jaffee led for 40,000 on the {8-Spades} river and Peng let her hand go.

Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us 610,000 125,000
Xiao Peng CA
Xiao Peng
CA 335,000 -105,000

Tags: Jared JaffeeXiao Peng

Jaffee's Pair Gets Counterfeited; Herm Doubles

YorkshirePud • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Mark Herm raised to 12,500 from under-the-gun and Jared Jaffee three-bet to 28,000 from the button. The action folded Back to Herm, who mulled over his options for around 90-seconds. Herm finally settled on an all-in bet of 120,000. Jaffee took a look at his cards and called.

Jaffee: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Herm: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Another coinflip would determine the fate of a tournament poker player. The {J-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} flop kept Jaffee's nines ahead, but gave Herm plenty of outs to win. The {2-Spades} turn was a complete blank, but the {J-Diamonds} on the river double paired the board and counterfeited Jaffee's nines, leaving Herm to win the large pot by virtue of his ace kicker.

Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us 485,000 -115,000
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 250,000 158,000

Tags: Jared JaffeeMark Herm