Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Eric Elevates in Counts

Eric Mizrachi
Eric Mizrachi

Eric Mizrachi raised to 3,000 from the button and got a single caller in the big blind. The flop came {Q-Spades}{A-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Mizrachi's opponent checked, and when he fired a single yellow (1,000) chip, his opponent tossed away his cards.

Mizrachi has been building his stack steadily all day, and as we near the end of Level 10 he sits with an above average stack.

Eric Mizrachi us 55,000

Märksõnad: Eric Mizrachi

Selbst Sunk


After losing all but 4,000 of her stack in a hand in which her {A-}{K-}-suited failed to improve versus an opponent's pocket tens, Vanessa Selbst lost the rest of her stack shortly thereafter to be eliminated here in Level 10.

Meanwhile, Rahul Byrraju remains in his seat, now with a different opponent on his left. Byrraju continues to hover right around the 100,000-chip mark.

Rahul Byrraju in 98,000
Vanessa Selbst us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Vanessa Selbst

Madsen Back-and-Forthing


A player in early position raised to 2,400, and Jeff Madsen called from one seat over. The flop came {K-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}, and after studying Madsen's remaining stack — about 16,000 — his opponent bet 4,800, and Madsen let his hand go.

On the next hand, the same two were battling again, building a pot of about 6,000 by the turn, at which point the board read {3-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}. Madsen's opponent checked, and Madsen fired 2,800, getting a fold and the pot this time.

Jeff Madsen us 19,500 -2,500

Märksõnad: Jeff Madsen

A Duckworthy Flop


A player in middle position raised the minimum to 1,600, then it folded to the button who reraised all in for 4,600 total. It folded to Tim Duckworth in the big blind who checked his cards, then announced he was reraising all in as well, for 12,300 total.

The original raiser studied both of his opponents' bets for a while, then finally let his hand go. Duckworth tabled {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} while the player on the button turned over {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

The dealer burned a card and spread the flop — {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Quads for Duckworth, and his opponent was already out of his seat and walking when the meaningless {3-Diamonds} turn and {10-Hearts} were dealt.

Tim Duckworth au 19,500 500

Märksõnad: Tim Duckworth

I Hear the Tran a-Comin'


J.C. Tran raised to 1,700 from middle position and got two callers from the button and big blind. The flop came {6-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. It checked to Tran who bet 2,600, and only the button called.

The turn brought the {6-Diamonds}. Tran sat for a moment, then announced he was pushing all in for the 11,500 or so he had left. His opponent — who had roughly the same amount — thought for a while before letting his hand go.

J.C. Tran 20,200 7,400

Märksõnad: J.C. Tran


Last Break of the Night

Shamus • Tase 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Having reached the end of Level 9, the remaining players are now taking their last 20-minute break of the night. Two more one-hour levels to go.

Byrraju Takes Seat Next to Bracelet Winner Selbst

Vanessa Selbst, after winning Event 52
Vanessa Selbst, after winning Event 52

Players at Table 1 in the Gold section are currently quizzing Vanessa Selbst about her win yesterday in Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix Six-Handed. Selbst secured her second WSOP bracelet with the victory, her first having come in 2008 in a $1,500 pot-limit Omaha event.

"Badugi and deuce I'd been playing about a day," answered Selbst when asked about her experience with the 10 games required by the event. "But the rest I've played for years."

Meanwhile, sitting quietly to Selbst's right is Rahul Byrraju who had just been moved to Table 1. He's not saying much, but he's gotten a lot of attention, anyway, thanks to the multiple racks of chips he's brought over. Byrraju has accumulated more than 100,000 — the first in the room we've seen thus far to do so.

No doubt Selbst will be attempting to use those years of NLHE experience — plus the more recent one of going the distance to win another WSOP bracelet last night — to do what she can to move some of Byrraju's chips her way.

Rahul Byrraju in 109,000
Vanessa Selbst us 24,000 -3,000

Märksõnad: Rahul ByrrajuVanessa Selbst