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Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix

Event Info

Prijavnina $2,500
Nagradni sklad $1,112,475
Players 489

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 28
Slepe stave 0 / 0
Ante 0

Brent Hanks Eliminated in 4th Place ($78,774)

• Nivo 27
Brent Hanks - 4th place
Brent Hanks - 4th place

Stud 8/b

Brent Hanks brought it in with the {8-Clubs} up, and John Monnette completed with the {K-Diamonds}. Hanks made the call, and their hands ran out thusly:

Hanks: (x-x) / {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} / (x)
Monnette: (x-x) / {k-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} / (x)

Both players checked fourth street, and Monnette bet fifth. He bet again on sixth, and Hanks check-called one last bullet on seventh. It was the one that put him all in for about 65,000, and he'd soon be all the way out. Monnette turned up {K-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} in the hole, and he finished with kings and a seven-low to scoop the pot. Hanks tabled his {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, on his way out the door to collect fourth-place money. It's worth $78,774 -- not bad for a couple days' work.

Oznake: Brent HanksJohn Monnette

Slepe stave:

Break it Down

• Nivo 26

We're on our final break of the evening, and we'll be back to play two more levels after the walkabout.

Monnette Flushes Buchman

• Nivo 26
John Monnette
John Monnette


Eric Buchman completed with the {A-Hearts} up, and John Monnette called showing the {4-Spades}. It was heads up all the way.

Buchman (x-x) / {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} / (x)
Monnette: (x-x) / {4-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Spades}{A-Diamonds} / (x)

Buchman bet fourth street with Monnette calling, and both players checked through fifth street. On sixth, Buchman led back out, and Monnette quickly called. On the last round, Buchman made the bet in the dark, and Monnette checked his cards carefully before raising. Buchman mumbled to himself under his breath, splashing the call into the pot.

Monnette's down cards were {10-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs}, and his spade flush was the winner. With that pot, Monnette has crossed the two-million chip mark. He's at about 2.03 million by our count, knocking Buchman down to about 605,000.

Oznake: John MonnetteEric Buchman


• Nivo 26

Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha finished on the Main Feature table a little over an hour ago, and seeing that it's currently vacant, some onlookers want to migrate over.

"We're wasting it right now," Dan O'Brien told our tournament director.

Hopefully it wont take off for outer-space while it's not being used.

Oznake: Dan O'Brien

Desmond Portano Eliminated in 5th Place ($57,692)

• Nivo 26
Desmond Portano - Eliminated in 5th Place
Desmond Portano - Eliminated in 5th Place


John Monnette completed with the {7-Diamonds}, Desmond Porter moved all in for 52,000 with the {3-Hearts}, and Monnette called. The boards ran like this:

Monnette: ({10-Spades}{3-Spades}) / {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Portano: ({q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}) / {4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Monnette's ten-seven was best, and Portano was eliminated in fifth place.

Oznake: Desmond PortanoJohn Monnette

Down and Up For Portano

• Nivo 26

Omaha 8/b

Desmond Portano opened with a raise, and Eric Buchman three-bet from the small blind. Michele Limongi cold-called in the big, and Portano matched the bet to proceed three-handed. He had just 79,000 chips behind.

The dealer spread out {7-Hearts} {10-Spades} {J-Spades}, and Buchman continued out with a bet. Limongi quickly folded, Portano called (with 49,000 behind), and the {J-Hearts} appeared on fourth street. Buchman's big bet of 60,000 was the decisive one for Portano, and he spent a long minute or so thinking it over before surrendering, electing to save those 49,000 chips for a better spot.

Like, the next hand, for example.

Portano shoved his last 49,000 under the gun, and only John Monnette called from the big blind. Portano was at risk, and the cards were on their backs.

Portano: {2-Hearts} {4-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}
Monnette: {3-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} {J-Hearts}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Spades}{j-Clubs}, and Portano doubles up to 113,000.

Oznake: Desmond PortanoMichele LimongiEric BuchmanJohn Monnette

Monnette Ships Three-Quarters

Omaha 8/b

Three players saw a flop of {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, including Eric Buchman, Michele Limongi, and John Monnette. Buchman checked, Limongi bet, and Monnette raised. Buchman made it three bets, and both Limongi and Monnette called.

Buchman led after the {j-Diamonds} turned, and both Limongi and Monnette called. The {5-Clubs} on the river brought flush and straight possibilities, and the action checked to Monnette who bet. Only Buchman called.

Monnette: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Diamonds} - High and Low
Buchman: {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} - Low

Monnette took three quarters, Buchman took one, and Limongi took none.

John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 1,500,000 250,000
Michele Limongi it
Michele Limongi
it 960,000 -240,000
Eric Buchman us
Eric Buchman
us 680,000 -110,000

Oznake: Eric BuchmanJohn Monnette