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

Break Time

• Nivo 4: 75-150, 0 ante

Players are now on their second 20 minutes break of the day. Registration will officially close before the start of level five, so we should have final registration numbers for you a little while after the break ends.

Matusow Making the Rounds With a Bad Beat Tale

• Nivo 4: 75-150, 0 ante

While circling the Pavilion we encountered Mike "The Mouth" Matusow living up to his moniker as he regaled fellow pros Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly and John Duthie with a story involving a $90,000 suckout.

We didn't catch the juicy details but apparently somebody spiked a "sick two-outer" on The Mouth to cost him a massive pot. Matusow appeared to be taking the beat in stride, however, smiling as he commiserated with his friends from the tournament circuit.

Oznake: Mike MatusowJennifer TillyJohn DuthiePhil Laak

Boeken Building His Stack

• Nivo 4: 75-150, 0 ante

Noah Boeken raised to 300 from the button and both the blinds called. The flop came {j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and the small blind bet out 350. The big blind called and Boeken raised a large amount that had both the other players covered. The small blind called all in and the big blind folded.

Boeken: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Small Blind: {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The turn brought the {9-Spades} giving the all-in player some straight outs, but the {3-Hearts} on the river didn't help him and Boeken knocked him out.

After the hand Boeken had around 8,600.

Oznake: Noah Boeken

Bloch Doubles Early

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Andy Bloch recently sat down and apparently isn't wasting any time chipping up. We saw a player open-raise to 500 and Bloch responded by shoving his remaining 2,300 into the middle from the small.

The big blind over-called and the original raiser folded. We missed how the board ran out but it appears that Bloch won a race situation with {A-}{Q-} against his opponent's pocket nines, chipping him up to just under 5,000.

Oznake: Andy Bloch

Obrestad Ousting the Competition

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Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad can do no wrong, at least for now.

We walked by just as Obrestad scooped a small pot after value-betting with aces. In the very next hand, Obrestad raised to 300 from under-the-gun and was called by both the blinds. The flop came {Q-}{10-}{6-} and everyone checked. Everyone checked again when another {6-} hit the turn. However, when the river came a {K-}, the big blind led out for a near pot-sized bet. Obrestad thought for a bit, but made the call. Her opponent tabled ace-high and Obrestad revealed an {A-}{K-} for top pair, which was good enough to scoop the pot.

Obrestad currently sits just above 14,000.

Oznake: Annette Obrestad

Pros Hitting the Rail

• Nivo 4: 75-150, 0 ante

We missed their elimination hands but both Barry Greenstein and Greg Raymer have been eliminated from the tournament.

Oznake: Barry GreensteinGreg Raymer

Slepe stave:

Well That Was Quick...

• Nivo 3: 50-100, 0 ante

Just a few minutes after taking down some early pots, Phil Hellmuth has been eliminated from the tournament. After calling a preflop raise by Dung Nguyen, the Poker Brat saw a flop of {9-}{3-}{2-}.

Nguyen checked the flop and Hellmuth fired out a bet of 600 chips, prompting a check-raise by Nguyen to 1,500. The 11-time bracelet winner came along for the ride and the dealer revealed a {5-} on the turn.

Nguyen checked the action to Hellmuth once again, who decided on a bet of 1,100 chips. According to Nguyen, who reported the hand to us after Hellmuth had departed, the amateur pushed all-in and Hellmuth made the call, risking his tournament life and showing down the {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for top pair.

Nguyen proudly flipped up his {A-}{A-} and after an inconsequential brick on the river, the Poker Brat hit the rail and made the long walk of shame through the Pavilion area.

Oznake: Dung NguyenPhill Hellmuth

The Poker Brat Picking Up Chips

• Nivo 3: 50-100, 0 ante
Phil Hellmuth Has Arrived
Phil Hellmuth Has Arrived

After taking his seat following the first break, Phil Hellmuth appears to have take a few early pots and now sits with a stack of approximately 4,700 chips. We will keep you posted if Hellmuth is involved in any major hands throughout the rest of this Day 1b.

Oznake: Phil Hellmuth

Obrestad's Stack Moving Up

With the board reading {k-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} Annette Obrestad shoved all in for her last 1,750 chips. The other player in the hand went into the tank for a good five minutes before eventually deciding to call.

Obrestad: {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Opponent: {K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

The river was a blank and Obrestad's two pair was good enough to take the pot and boost her stack up to 4,000.

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Annette Obrestad
no 4,000 1,000

Oznake: Annette Obrestad