Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em

Stroke of Luck as Ace-King Tops Kings for Big Pot

• Nivo 8: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The player under the gun opened for 3,000 and a player in early position called. Sean Stroke raised to 9,500 and the big blind moved all-in.

After the first two players left the hand, Stroke called for 47,700 more and was way behind.

Sean Stroke: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Big Blind: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Although Stroke had work to do, he had his opponent drawing nearly dead on the {8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop.

The board completed with a {q-Clubs} and a {3-Hearts} to give Stroke the 122,000-chip pot and keep him alive in the tournament.

His opponent was left with roughly 60,000 behind.

Shawn Stroke us
Shawn Stroke
us 122,000 122,000

Oznake: Sean Stroke

Shorty Jeff Copeland Doubles

Toogood32 • Nivo 8: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Facing a bet of 10,000 on a {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{10-Hearts} board, Jeff Copeland moved all-in for 16,200 and his opponent called it off.

Jeff Copeland: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

With three-quarters of a straight flush, Copeland's hand faded the chop and the ace with a {6-Spades} completing the board.

Jeff Copeland US
Jeff Copeland
US 35,000 35,000

Oznake: Jeff Copeland

Slepe stave:

Eisenberg's Sneaky Bluff Gets Opponent to Fold Better

Toogood32 • Nivo 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

With action on Joshua Eisenberg from the big blind against his early position table mate, he had the clock called on him. The pot was already 30,000 and his opponent had bet 25,000 chips on a {3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} board.

With the tournament director giving him 30 seconds, as the count got to just one second left, Eisenberg raised to 50,000.

Someone at the table pointed and asked ''That's a raise?'' to which Eisenberg nodded. His opponent didn't expect a raise after that much time and went into the tank, himself.

In the end, Eisenberg's opponent folded face up showing {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and Eisenberg proudly flipped over {q-Spades}{9-Spades}, for a missed flush and straight draw turned bluff.

''I knew I should just trust me read!'' exclaimed Eisenberg as he took this one down and moved near the top of the chip counts.

Joshua Eisenberg US
Joshua Eisenberg
US 200,000 200,000
Paulina Loeliger us
Paulina Loeliger
us 60,000 5,000

Oznake: Joshua Eisenberg

Some of the Top Stacks in Bally's Blue

• Nivo 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Scott Schneider US
Scott Schneider
US 286,400
Ken Stacy US
Ken Stacy
US 241,000 241,000
Michael Merisier us
Michael Merisier
us 240,000 240,000
Zack Brasfield US
Zack Brasfield
US 238,000 238,000
Mazen Abdallah us
Mazen Abdallah
us 228,000 228,000
Robert Clark us
Robert Clark
us 216,400 216,400
Mike Fisher US
Mike Fisher
US 215,000 215,000
Scott Dulaney US
Scott Dulaney
US 203,000 203,000
Linda Lyons us
Linda Lyons
us 195,000 195,000
Justin Watts us
Justin Watts
us 177,000 177,000
Denise Pratt us
Denise Pratt
us 173,000 -3,000
Rosalie Petit fr
Rosalie Petit
fr 172,000 172,000
Cristina Ilie ro
Cristina Ilie
ro 155,000 155,000
John Glendinning US
John Glendinning
US 151,200 151,200
Dave Bundy US
Dave Bundy
US 151,000 151,000
Keith Romer US
Keith Romer
US 150,000 150,000
Danielle Sandfox US
Danielle Sandfox
US 148,000 148,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 88,000 88,000

Williamson Hits his River to Stay Alive

• Nivo 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

Josh Williamson opened to 2,200 in early position and was raised to 6,000 by the button. Williamson then went all-in for a total of 28,500 and was instantly called.

Josh Williamson: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Button: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Williamson was in dire straits after the flop came {2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs} but picked up some chop outs when the {3-Diamonds} came on the turn.

He would get one better as the {k-Clubs} popped on the river, sending Williamson back up slightly over starting stack.

Josh Williamson US
Josh Williamson
US 60,000

Oznake: Josh Williamson

Rassi's Queens Hold Up

Toogood32 • Nivo 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

Steve Rassi had moved all-in for 34,000 from the big blind versus the small blind open of 2,000. His opponent ended up calling and cards were tabled

Steve Rassi: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}

''Just don't suck out on me'', said Rassi. His opponent nearly did when the board ran out {4-Spades}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

Steve Rassi us
Steve Rassi
us 70,000 70,000

Oznake: Steve Rassi

"Poker Bunny" Sends Table Hopping Out Of Their Chairs

Toogood32 • Nivo 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Paulina Loeliger
Paulina Loeliger

After getting it in pre-flop from the button against the small blind, Paulina "Poker Bunny" Loeliger needed help.

Paulina ''Poker Bunny'' Loeliger: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

She needed it on a {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop. With just 1.62% chance of winning, the turn {10-Diamonds} and river {j-Hearts} brought in the miracle runout, doubling her up, close to starting stack.

Players at her table erupted into a sound that could be heard across Paris Ballroom. She was getting up to leave but calmly sat down again in her chair.

Paulina Loeliger us
Paulina Loeliger
us 48,000 -2,000

Oznake: Paulina Loeliger

Mash Wins a Flip to Double Up

• Nivo 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

On virtually similar stacks as his opponent in early position, Howard Mash was able to get all-in before the flop.

Howard Mash: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The flop came {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades} to give his opponent two additional outs but the {4-Spades} and the {7-Hearts} ensured the double up and left his opponent on less than 3,000 chips.

Howard Mash us
Howard Mash
us 64,000

Oznake: Howard Mash