Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Sands Out, Has Clock Called After 20 Seconds

David Sands eliminated.
David Sands eliminated.

Over on Table 10 in the Gold Section a player called the clock on David "Doc" Sands after about 20 seconds. The floor supervisor arrived and asked the dealer if he's had a reasonable amount of time to make a decision.

The dealer replied no and the floorman refused to start a clock on Sands.

"He takes eight seconds to open a pot," the complainer said.

"Sir, we're not playing online poker," the floorman replied.

"So I can take 20 seconds to make every decision?" the complainer asked.

"Let's draw a line somewhere between common sense and courtesy," Michael "Carwash" Schneider said.

The floor instructed the table to play cards because there was a hand in progress.

The result of the hand was Chad Wiedenhoeft fout-bet all in and Sands called. Sands held {K-} {Q-} and Wiedenhoeft held pocket eights. Sands didn't connect with the board and was eliminated.

He walked away shaking his head.

David "Doc" Sands us
David "Doc" Sands
us Izpadel

Oznake: David "Doc" SandsMichael "Carwash" Schneider

Slepe stave:

Baker Busts Dempsey

James Dempsey eliminated on the river.
James Dempsey eliminated on the river.

We caught up with Amanda Baker and James Dempsey on the turn of an important hand. The board showed {2-Diamonds} {3-Spades} {8-Hearts} {9-Spades}, Baker checked and Dempsey bet 1,800.

Baker check-raised to 10,000 - enough to cover the rest of Dempsey's stack. He called and tabled {K-Hearts} {2-Hearts} and Baker was on a draw with {J-Hearts} {10-Spades}.

The river came {Q-Diamonds} and Dempsey was eliminated.

Amanda Baker us
Amanda Baker
us 31,500 14,900
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
gb Izpadel

Oznake: Amanda BakerJames Dempsey

Sands Loses One


We arrived at the table to find David "Doc" Sands (in the hijack) call the player in the big blind's three-bet.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {Q-Spades} turn. A check from the player in the big blind was followed by a bet of 1,450 from Sands. His opponent called, landing the {7-Clubs} on the river. A third check from Sands' opponent led to Sands sliding about 15,000 into the pot, more than enough to cover his opponent.

After about 60 seconds in the tank, the player in the big blind called all in for 6,775.

"You win," said Sands. His opponent tabled {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}, besting Sands' holdings to win the pot.

David "Doc" Sands us
David "Doc" Sands
us 13,000 -10,000

Oznake: David Sands

No Longer Playing With Us

Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us Izpadel
Garry Gates us
Garry Gates
us Izpadel
Annie LePage
Annie LePage
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us Izpadel
John Myung
John Myung
Daniel Lowery us
Daniel Lowery
us Izpadel
Katie Dozier
Katie Dozier
Tim Duckworth au
Tim Duckworth
au Izpadel
Abraham Araya us
Abraham Araya
us Izpadel
Soi Nguyen us
Soi Nguyen
us Izpadel
Jacob Bazeley us
Jacob Bazeley
us Izpadel
Christian De Leon mx
Christian De Leon
mx Izpadel
Vanessa Rousso us
Vanessa Rousso
us Izpadel
Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
us Izpadel
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br Izpadel
Kara Scott ca
Kara Scott
ca Izpadel
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb Izpadel
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
ru Izpadel
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb Izpadel
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us Izpadel
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us Izpadel
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us Izpadel

2,000 Unhappy Souls

• Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Somewhere in Las Vegas there are 2,000 unhappy souls that forked over $1,500 and now have nothing to show for it.

In 7.5 levels the field has lost 2,000 players and they've been busting fast. Almost three players per minute have busted throughout the day. That number gets a little higher when you factor in not many busted in the first level, but that's what B.J. Nemeth is for.

Bad Luck on Table 1

• Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante

All afternoon long we've heard dealers calling, "Seat open, Table 1!" Now, it may just be that we're really close and hear everything. But players seem to bust at an inordinate rate over at Table 1.

In fact, only one player remains that started the day there - Greg Edmonds.

Oznake: Greg Edmonds

Phillips and Force; Bracelet Winners Battle


In a battle of 2012 World Series of Poker bracelet winners, Carter Phillips (Event #31 champion) just bested Leif Force (Event #3 champion) in a pot.

Force started the action with a raise to 1,000 in middle position and Phillips three-bet from the big blind to 3,000. A call from Force landed a {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop.

Phillips bet 3,500, Force called, and the {Q-Spades} hit the turn. Phillips bet 6,625 this time, but again Force tagged along to see the {6-Clubs} river. Phillips shoved this time, having Force slightly covered. It didn't take long for Force to give it up, awarding the pot to Phillips.

Carter Phillips us
Carter Phillips
us 53,000 14,000
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 16,000 -14,000

Oznake: Carter PhillipsLeif Force

Karr Eliminated On a Draw

An early position player opened for 625, Alexi Dimitrov called from the button and Mclean Karr called from the small blind. The flop came {J-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}, Karr checked, the original opener checked and Dimitrov bet 1,200.

Karr called and the original raiser folded. The turn came {6-Hearts}, Karr bet 2,875 and Dimitrov raised enough to put Karr all in. Karr called and the hands were tabled.

Karr: {K-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}
Dimitrov: {10-Diamonds} {10-Spades}

Karr was drawing live with an open-ended straight draw and a flush draw. But he drew a brick when it fell {6-Clubs} and Dimitrov improved to a full house.

McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us Izpadel

Oznake: Alexi DimitrovMclean Karr