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

Hands #25-29: Hoffman Flops Trips, Melogno Calls Three Streets

• Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Wilbern Hoffman

Hand #25: Ben Keeline raised first to act to 95,000, called by big blind Ari Engel. Engel check-called a bet of 85,000 on the {j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop, after which the flow of chips to pot stopped. They saw a free {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs} turn and river, Engel showed {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for two pair and won the pot.

Hand #26: Wilbern Hoffman took the min-pot with a preflop raise to 135,000.

Hand #27: Hoffman limped in under the gun, Engel did the same on the button, as well as David Baker in the big blind for no further cost. They saw all five community cards for no further cost.

"I got it," said Baker, the board standing {6-Clubs}{j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and his {q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} did, in fact, have it. The others mucked.

Hand #28: Pablo Melogno raised in middle position to 130,000 and Hoffman defended his big blind. From then on, it was Melogno doing the calling as Hoffman led all three streets. He bet 200,000 on the {7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop, 350,000 on the {10-Spades} turn and 500,000 on the {3-Spades} river. Melogno called all bets, but mucked when Hoffman turned over {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

Hand #29: James Hughes moved all in with no callers.

Player Chips Progress
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 4,180,000 1,280,000
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 2,600,000 -1,135,000

Tags: Ari EngelBen KeelineDavid BakerJames HughesPablo MelognoWilbern Hoffman