Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Dnevi:
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Priorities!

• Nivo 6: 100-200, 0 ante

Here in the Pavillion there are quite a few TVs throughout the room. Usually these screens all display the tournament clock for the current tournament running in that area, but not right now! With the NBA Finals going on, almost every screen in the room has been switched over to the basketball game. Perhaps this will give any players who are bored an opportunity to make some side bets!

West Wins a Hand

• Nivo 6: 100-200, 0 ante

Tim West open shoved for around 3,400 and was called by the player in the cutoff. West's {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} was behind his opponent's {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} until the board ran out {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts} giving West a pair of queens and the pot.

After the hand West's stack was up to around 7,000.

Oznake: Tim West

Mystery Man Makes Major Bluff

• Nivo 6: 100-200, 0 ante

We caught up with the action with the board reading {8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{3-Spades}. A mountain of multicolored chips sat in the middle and the pot looked to hold around 12,000 chips. A player in the big blind, who preferred not to be named, had pushed all-in for a bet of 7,125 and his opponent went deep into the tank.

After nearly three minutes of contemplation, the clock was called and the dealer began to count down the time remaining in the hand. The player faced with the all-in bet finally decided to muck his cards as the count neared its conclusion.

Our mystery man then defiantly flipped over his {7-Spades}{9-Spades} for a pure bluff, needling the other player in the process as he dragged the massive pot in his direction.

Chiu Chips Up

• Nivo 6: 100-200, 0 ante

With the board reading {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} the player in the small blind bet 1,800 and David Chiu called. The river brought the {2-Spades} and the small blind checked it over to Chiu who bet 2,600. The small blind went into the tank for a good long while. As the table waited for him to make his decision Chiu said "It's hard to lay down kings sometimes." The player folded soon afterward and looked fairly confident about his choice.

After the hand Chiu was up to around 11,000.

Oznake: David Chiu

Nivo:
6
Slepe stave:
100/200
Ante:
25

Tilly Takes Another One Down

• Nivo 5: 75-150, 0 ante
Jennifer Tilly's Stack Continues to Grow
Jennifer Tilly's Stack Continues to Grow

On her big blind, Jennifer Tilly faced an all-in raise by an unknown player to her left. After asking for a count, the actress turned poker professional inquired "do you have a small pair?" while she deliberated.

Eventually, Tilly decided to make the call and showed her {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}, finding herself ahead of the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} held by her opponent, who offered a "nice call" while waiting for the dealer to reveal the board.

Tilly responded with a "not really, but I'm drinking" as she laughed and saw a flop of {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{A-Hearts}.

Her opponent said "now it's a nice a call" as the ace on the flop left him drawing nearly dead.

The {2-Clubs} on the turn sealed the deal and after a meaningless {8-Hearts} on the river, Tilly added a decent pot to her growing chip stack.

Oznake: Jennifer Tilly

Akenhead Tries to Bluff

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On a flop reading {2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, James Akenhead bet 1,750 out from the small blind and one opponent in middle position called.

The turn brought a {6-Hearts} and Akenhead once again fired, this time for 1,950. His opponent called once more.

Akenhead couldn't pull the trigger when the {K-Hearts} fell on the river, instead checking to his opponent, who checked behind. Akenhead tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} for air and his opponent flipped up {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for just third pair, which was good enough to drag the pot.

Akenhead is down to 4,200.

Oznake: James Akenhead

Rheem Hits the Rail

• Nivo 5: 75-150, 0 ante

Chino Rheem was short stacked and got all his chips in with the {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} against another player's {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. The flop was definitely not what Rheem was looking for when it came {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{10-Spades} to give the other player a full house. The {a-Hearts} fell on the turn giving Rheem a bit of hope and he called for the fourth ace to hit on the river but alas, the river brought the {5-Spades} eliminating Rheem from the tournament.

Oznake: Chino Rheem

Unabomber Blown Up on River

• Nivo 5: 75-150, 0 ante
Phil Laak Busts
Phil Laak Busts

We missed the action ourselves but according to Rich Ellis, the player who busted Phil Laak from today's tournament, the "Unabomber" shoved all-in for about 2,400 chips after Ellis raised to 425.

Ellis made the call with his {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and found himself dominated by by the {A-}{J-} of Laak. According to Ellis, the flop provided two diamonds and gave Ellis 9 additional outs to take the pot. The turn was a blank and the "Unabomber" was one card away from doubling up.

A {K-} on the river was not the card Laak wanted to see, however, and he made his way over to wife Jennifer Tilly's table to inform her of his fate.

Oznake: Phil LaakRich Ellis

Nivo:
5
Slepe stave:
100/200
Ante:
0
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