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Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Prize Pool $2,241,000
Players 996

Level Info

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

Highlights

Highlights

Up and Down for Marques

ajlamers • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Pedro Marques raised it up from the cutoff and Ari Engel defended his big blind. The flop came {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Engel check-called a bet of 62,000 from Marques. The {2-Hearts} landed on the turn and Engel led out for 115,000 this time. Marques called and the {j-Hearts} completed the board. Both players knuckled the table and Marques tabled {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} to win the hand.

In the next hand, Marques made it 55,000 to go and was called by Wilbern Hoffman in the cutoff. The two players saw a flop of {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Marques led out for 60,000. Hoffman raised to 165,000 and Marques called.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and Marques checked to Hoffman who slid out a bet of 275,000. Marques thought for a couple of minutes before making the call. The river was the {k-Clubs} and both players checked. Hoffman revealed {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and Marques sent his cards to the muck.

Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 2,690,000 170,000
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 1,800,000 1,064,000
Pedro Marques pt
Pedro Marques
pt 652,000 -248,000

Tags: Wilbern HoffmanPedro MarquesAri Engel

Level:
24
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
30,000

Baitai Li Eliminated in 14th Place ($18,802)

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 24,000 ante
Baitai Li
Baitai Li

Baitai Li opened preflop, three-bet to 180,000 by Truyen Nguyen. Back to Li, who moved in for around 400,000 - there was no count as Nguyen called without needing it - he held {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}, and Li's {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} found no help from the {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{10-Spades} board.

A dramatic decline in fortune in the first half of Day 3 saw the two-day chip leader hit the rail in 14th place.

Truyen Nguyen us
Truyen Nguyen
us 1,430,000 250,000
Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us Busted

Tags: Baitai LiTruyen Nguyen

Arieh Makes the Right Call

ajlamers • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 24,000 ante
Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh

Josh Arieh opened to 53,000 from middle position and Michael Finstein defended from the big blind. The flop fell {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Finstein check-called a bet of 60,000 from Arieh.

The turn brought the {7-Hearts} and both players checked to the {j-Spades} on the river. Finstein counted out a bet of 200,000 and Arieh thought for a minute before making the call. Finstein tabled {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} while Arieh showed {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} to claim the pot.

Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 1,973,000 323,000
Michael Finstein us
Michael Finstein
us 632,000 -318,000

Tags: Josh AriehMichael Finstein

Marques Out-Kicks Olisar

ajlamers • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 24,000 ante

Ryan Olisar raised it from the hijack and Pedro Marques shipped all in for 440,000 in the cutoff. The action folded back to Olisar who called only to find out he was dominated.

Pedro Marques: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Ryan Olisar: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Marques held the better kicker to earn himself a double up.

Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
us 1,610,000 -390,000
Pedro Marques pt
Pedro Marques
pt 900,000 80,000

Tags: Pedro MarquesRyan Olisar

Kenny Hallaert Eliminated in 15th Place ($18,802)

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 24,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert
Kenny Hallaert

Down to 160,000, Kenny Hallaert jammed preflop when it folded to him. Small blind Truyen Nguyen paused for a while but eventually laid his hand down. Big blind Ryan Olisar's call, in contrast, was lightning-fast.

Olisar: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Hallaert: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} while Nguyen had a quiet chuckle at having dodged bullets with his reluctant-looking fold.

Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
us 2,000,000 280,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be Busted

Tags: Kenny HallaertTruyen Nguyen

Hoffman Doubles Through Olisar

ajlamers • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 24,000 ante

The action folded to Ryan Olisar in the cutoff who announced all in with three shorter stacks left to act. One of those players was Wilbern Hoffman who picked up a hand in the small blind and called off his stack of 344,000.

Wilbern Hoffman: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Ryan Olisar: {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

Hoffman stood up from his chair to watch the board run out {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and he held on for a double up.

Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
us 1,720,000 -60,000
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 736,000 76,000

Tags: Ryan OlisarWilbern Hoffman

Small Pots Go to Big Stacks

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 24,000 ante

Ryan Olisar and Michael Finstein have taken down the first river-reaching pots of the new level. Olisar's was built blind on blind vs. Pedro Marques: he limped and Marques checked to see a {4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{a-Hearts} flop. Olisar check-raised Marques' flop bet of 45,000 to 150,000 and received a call. Action slowed completely on the {6-Hearts} turn and when the {7-Diamonds} river was checked through, Olisar showed {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a flopped two pair to win the pot.

On the second table, Ben Keeline opened for 48,000 and Michael Finstein called in position, along with big blind James Hughes. Hughes folded to Keeline's 60,000 bet on the {6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Diamonds} flop, Finstein didn't. Both players checked the {5-Diamonds} turn, Keeline check-folding the {j-Clubs} river.

Michael Finstein us
Michael Finstein
us 1,350,000
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us 325,000 25,000

Tags: Ben KeelineMichael FinsteinPedro MarquesRyan Olisar

Level:
23
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
24,000