Event #12: $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Forrest with a Sweat

• Nivo 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Ted Forrest Makes the Call
Ted Forrest Makes the Call

Ted Forrest raised to 1,800 from the cutoff and the big blind moved all in for about 11,800 total. Forrest then stood up, put a knee on his chair, sat back down and was still contemplating his decision. Eventually, he did call and revealed {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}. When he saw his opponents {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} he actually apologized to the table for thinking so long.

But he wasn't out of the dark just yet. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades} giving his opponent a flush and one good gutter straight draw (the higher end of his double gutter draw would give Forrest a better straight). Plus he still had three Nine's that could give him the win. Forrest was actually a dog at this point in the hand having to dodge 15 outs twice. The {3-Clubs} on the turn helped but the {7-Spades} on the river helped even more. Two bricks and Forrest sent one to the rail.

After the hand, now sitting with a healthy 55,000, Forrest talked outloud about how he might have to adjust his game if Ace-Jack was that good in that spot. Free information and advice from a respected professional is always welcome Mr. Forrest, thank you.

Oznake: Ted Forrest

Hernandez the Hero Makes Great Call

• Nivo 10: 400-800, 100 ante

We caught the action with the board reading {9-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and more than 14,000 already in the pot. Peter Hernandez was in the big blind and led out for a bet of 7,500. His opponent in middle position went into the tank before asking Hernandez how many chips he had left.

"More than you man, more than you" was all Hernandez had to say, and this bit of braggadocio may have provoked his opponent's subsequent all-in shove.

Hernandez was now facing a reraise of 21,400 chips and it was his turn to tank. The young player had his friends watching from the rail and began talking himself through the hand, saying "you must have me in bad shape here, you have to" before looking at his opponent and asking "you want to gamble?"

Hernandez must have picked up on something because he soon made up his mind and declared "I want to gamble, I call." His opponent responded with "I'm not very strong" as he tabled the {A-Spades}{J-Hearts} for middle pair, and Hernandez found that he had made an excellent call with his {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}.

The dealer delivered two safe cards on the turn and river in the form of the {3-Spades} and {Q-Diamonds}, and Hernandez shot up from his chair, clapping as he went to tell his buddies exactly how he made such a difficult decision. Hernandez now has a huge stack of over 100,000 chips and is amongst our leaders as Day 1 comes to a close.

Oznake: Peter Hernandez

The Rich Get Richer

• Nivo 10: 400-800, 100 ante

A player from under the gun opened for 1,800 and J.C. Tran raised to 5,200. The UTG player moved all in for 17,100 and Tran called.

UTG: {Q-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}
Tran: {9-Spades} {9-Clubs}

Board: {10-Spades} {K-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {4-Clubs} {7-Clubs}

Tran eliminated the player is up to 117,000.

Oznake: J.C. Tran

Star-studded Hand Won by a Champ

• Nivo 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Picking up the action on the {6-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts} flop, Andrew Frankenberger, Carlos Mortensen and Sam Trickett all checked in that order.

The turn would begin to heat things up when the {7-Clubs} fell. Frankenberger checked to Mortensen who fired out 3,500 and got one caller in Sam Trickett. The river was the {A-Clubs} and Mortensen raised his bet slightly to 4,500 this time. Trickett moved all in for 23,100 which covered his opponent and Mortensen made the call with {A-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. Trickett showed {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for just a pair of Jacks and Mortensen shipped the pot.

He is now up to 44,000 while Trickett has fallen to 12,700.

Oznake: Andrew FrankenbergerCarlos MortensenSam Trickett

From Out the Door to a Chip Leader With 2 Outs

• Nivo 10: 400-800, 100 ante

From under the gun, Sam Abueid raised and it folded around to the big blind who three bet him. Abueid, with about 35,000 behind, announced that he was all in only to hear the big blind snap call.

Abueid: {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}

Abueid didn't have to wait long for help. The flop came out {4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. The reaction of both men were mainly of surprise. Abueid added it with a sigh of relief while his opponent, who still had about 30,000, looked rather devastated. The {k-Clubs} turn and {q-Diamonds} river bricked out and Abueid has gone from being a 4 to 1 dog to go home, to one of the top ten stacks in the room. Simply put, that's poker.

Oznake: Sam Abueid

Van Zadelhoff Doubles

• Nivo 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Steve van Zadelhoff doubles.
Steve van Zadelhoff doubles.

Stephen Van Zadelhoff moved all in preflop from late position for 16,600. He got a call from a player holding {A-Spades} {K-Clubs}. Zadelhoff tabled {4-Diamonds} {4-Spades} and we were off to the races.

Board: {2-Spades} {9-Spades} {8-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {7-Clubs}

Zadelhoff's small pair held and he doubled up to 35,000.

Oznake: Stephen Van Zadelhoff

Slepe stave:

Quick Break for a Color Up

• Nivo 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Tournament officials are taking a quick 15 minute break to race off the green 25 chips. When they return it will be the last level of the evening.

Frankenbeger Flops Hard to Tackle Trickett

• Nivo 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Andrew Frankenberger looked down to see {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and shoved all-in for his last 12,225 chips. Sam Trickett decided to gamble with his {J-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Frankenberger found himself flipping a coin for his tournament life.

The flop fell {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Frankenberger's set of nines gave him a commanding lead in the hand. The {7-Clubs} on the turn gave him an unbeatable full house, and after a meaningless {Q-Spades} on the river, Frankenberger had doubled-up, building his stack to 25,500 chips, while Trickett fell to 37,000 on the day.

Oznake: Andrew FrankenbergerSam Trickett

Chen's Hand Holds

• Nivo 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Bill Chen and another player reraised their way to a preflop all in.

Chen: {K-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}
Player: {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds}

Board: {10-Spades} {5-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {3-Diamonds}

Chen is up to 36,000

Oznake: Bill Chen