Live Events 1
Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $1,315,690
Players 3,209

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 1,000,000 / 1,500,000
Ante 1,500,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 21

Highlights

Highlights

Rigoberto Rodriguez Eliminated in 5th Place ($44,180)

Toogood32 • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Rigoberto Rodriguez
Rigoberto Rodriguez

After Brett Coltman put a stack of orange chips in totalling around 10,000,000, Rigoberto Rodriguez called all in for his last 5,400,000 and Patrick Pilko folded.

Rigoberto Rodriguez: {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Brett Coltman: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

It wasn't great news for Rodridguez, who was drinking a beer and having a good time with his table mates all the time for the last two days. The board ran out {4-Spades}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} to bust Rodriguez in 5th place for $44,180.

Brett Coltman us
Brett Coltman
us 49,000,000 13,000,000
Rigoberto Rodriguez US
Rigoberto Rodriguez
US Busted

Tags: Brett ColtmanPatrick PilkoRigoberto Rodriguez

Nicholas Sena-Hopkins Eliminated in 6th Place ($34,146)

Toogood32 • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins

After a raise from Patrick Pilko on the button to 1,800,000, James Todd called in the small blind and Nicholas Sena-Hopkins called all in from the big blind for his last 1,600,000.

The flop was {2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs} which went both Todd and Pilko checked.

{7-Hearts} was the turn and Todd lead for 1,500,000 to which Pilko folded. Cards were tabled

Nicholas Sena-Hopkins: {j-}{10-}
James Todd: {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

Todd had turned the nut straight and Sena-Hopkins was drawing to a chop which didn't come in on the {q-} river. The disappointed Sena-Hopkins shook his head as he exited the table in 6th place for $34,146.

James Todd us
James Todd
us 64,000,000 500,000
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins us
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins
us Busted

Tags: James ToddNicholas Sena-HopkinsPatrick Pilko

Todd Saffron Eliminated in 7th Place ($26,574)

MattHansen • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Todd Saffron
Todd Saffron

Todd Saffron open-shoved from under the gun and James Todd called from the big blind. Action was heads up and Saffron was at risk.

Todd Saffron: {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}
James Todd: {k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and Todd made kings and jacks to eliminate Saffron from the tournament in 7th place for $26,574.

James Todd us
James Todd
us 63,500,000 12,500,000
Todd Saffron us
Todd Saffron
us Busted

Tags: James ToddTodd Saffron

Level:
37
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
1,000,000

Levin Doubles Through Coltman

MattHansen • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Brett Coltman raised to 1,900,000 from middle position and Randy Levin shoved his last 9,800,000 from late position. The rest of the table got out of the way and action was heads up with Levin at risk.

Randy Levin: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Brett Coltman: {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Levin's eights held on to secure the important double.

Brett Coltman us
Brett Coltman
us 30,400,000 -9,600,000
Randy Levin us
Randy Levin
us 21,600,000 13,775,000

Tags: Brett ColtmanRandy Levin

Joker Card on the Flop During a $1M Gtd. Poker Tournament?

KaleGozer • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Joker card on the flop?
Joker card on the flop?

The 2022 PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget has been a rousing success, easily surpassing the $1 million guarantee, and there's one hand that will probably be talked about for quite some time.

During Monday's Day 2 session in the $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament, an odd flop appeared at one of the tables on the very first hand. The flop came out {2-Hearts}, {9-Hearts}, and Joker. Yes, a Joker was somehow left in the deck, and one player seated at another table captured the hand on video, which was then posted on the PokerNews YouTube channel.

Watch the video on PokerNews!

Elias Neto Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,824)

Toogood32 • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Elias Neto
Elias Neto

After an all in from Rigoberto Rodriguez in the cutoff, Elias Neto called all in for his last 1,800,000 or so and the big blind folded.

Elias Neto: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Rigoberto Rodriguez: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} giving Rodriguez a rivered pair of tens, sending the Brazilian out in 8th, still good for $20,823.

Rigoberto Rodriguez US
Rigoberto Rodriguez
US 8,500,000 2,100,000
Elias Neto br
Elias Neto
br Busted

Tags: Elias NetoRigoberto Rodriguez

Maximo Martinez Eliminated in 9th Place ($16,433)

MattHansen • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Maximo Martinez
Maximo Martinez

Patrick Pilko raised to 2,100,000 from middle position and Maximo Martinez shoved for 13,600,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds got out of the way and Pilko called quickly to put Martinez at risk.

Maximo Martinez: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Patrick Pilko: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Spades} and Pilko's kings held to eliminate Martinez from the tournament in ninth place for $16,433.

Patrick Pilko at
Patrick Pilko
at 31,300,000 14,300,000
Maximo Martinez sv
Maximo Martinez
sv Busted

Tags: Maximo MartinezPatrick Pilko