Event #39: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha

Chen Chips Up


Action folded around to Bill Chen in the hijack who raised to 500. The player in the big blind thought for a minute before deciding to re-raise to 1,800 which Chen then called.

Both players checked after the flop of {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades} and again after the {5-Hearts} came on the turn. The river brought the {k-Diamonds} and the big blind checked a third time but Chen then put out a bet of 1,500. The big blind opted to call but mucked his hand after Chen showed his {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} for a Broadway straight.

Chen's stack is now at an impressive 33,000.

Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 33,000 26,000

Oznake: Bill Chen

Race for the Praz


Praz Bansi is back up to 15,000 after he called his opponent's all in on a {3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} board, Bansi flipped a set of {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} against {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs} and the board bricked on the {5-Clubs} turn and {10-Spades} river.

Praz Bansi
Praz Bansi
15,000 9,000

Oznake: Praz Bansi

Junglen Climbing

• Nivo 4

We caught the action on the turn with a pot that had already grown more than sizable. Adam Junglen had 2,800 chips in front of him on a {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{k-Spades}{7-Clubs} board and he was facing an all in raise from a player behind him. Eventually he made the call with {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for a set of Eights and an inside straight draw. In order to win the pot he had to avoid the multiple draws of his opponent's {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}.

The river was the {9-Diamonds} which not only bricked the opponent but gave Junglen his straight. He now has 31,500 chips.

Oznake: Adam Junglen

Chip Counts

Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 27,000 19,500
Vinny Vinh us
Vinny Vinh
us 26,000
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 25,000
Carter Gill
Carter Gill
24,000 16,500
Van Marcus au
Van Marcus
au 22,000
Quinn Do us
Quinn Do
us 18,500
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 14,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 11,000 3,500
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 10,500 3,000
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
us 10,000
Al Barbieri us
Al Barbieri
us 9,500 -2,000
Annette Obrestad no
Annette Obrestad
no 9,000 -3,300
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 8,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 7,000
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 7,000 -500
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 6,500
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 6,500
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb 6,000
Praz Bansi
Praz Bansi
6,000 -8,000
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
gb 6,000 -1,500
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 4,200 -3,300

Griffin Gone

• Nivo 4


On a {3-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop, Gavin Griffin was facing a check-raise from 600 to 1,800. He eventually made the call and the two players saw the {6-Clubs} turn heads up. His opponent thought for a long time before leading this street for 2,100 and Griffin called. The river was the {j-Spades} and this time the opponent bet 8,000 in a more timely fashioned. The bet had Griffin's stack covered but it didn't stop him from immediately putting chips in to represent his call.

Griffin's opponent quickly tabled {q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a straight to the seven which was the nuts. Griffin could only muck and hit the rail.

Oznake: Gavin Griffin

Go Home Jerome

• Nivo 3


Jerome Bradpiece opened to 375 preflop and then called a 3-bet to 1,000 before moving all in for his last 1,700 or so on a {9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} flop. He was duly called and turned over {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} but couldn't beat his opponent's {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} despite catching a gutshot on the {8-Spades} turn - mainly because the river was the {Q-Diamonds}.

Oznake: Jerome Bradpiece

What are the Odds?

• Nivo 3

They've hardly been married a month and there's already a woman in between Erica Schoenberg and Erick Lindgren... at the table that is!

Yes, just two to Schoenberg's left is her new husband. Seated in between them is an unknown woman and Layne Flack was seated to Lindgren's left before he recently busted.

Ironically, on the table right next to them fellow Team PokerStars Pro's Joe Hachem and Barry Greenstein are seated right next to each other. Hachem is already one of the largest stacks in the room with 24,000 but his stack will be tested as Greenstein is directly to his left.

Oznake: Barry GreensteinErica SchoenbergErick LindgrenJoe HachemLayne Flack