Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Van Tran Pretty Good, Too


Nghi Van Tran was just now involved in a hand versus a single opponent in which they'd reached the river with the board showing {K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{A-Spades}. Both players checked, and Van Tran was reluctant to show his hand, though he had to first.

"You're good," he said, showing {7-Hearts}{5-Spades} for fives. He was right, as his opponent had {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, although Huck Seed across the table provided some encouragement.

"What do you mean 'you're good'? He could've had pocket fours!"

While he might've had the second-best hand there, Nghi Van Tran is pretty good himself. He's just a day removed from a fourth-place finish in another large-field, low buy-in event, Event 54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em where he earned $158,512.

Nghi Van Tran us 9,600

Märksõnad: Nghi Van Tran

Leo Roaring

Leo Margets
Leo Margets

Leo Margets has gotten off to a good start in today's event. She's hoping to improve on a couple of relatively deep runs this summer in Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball (where she finished 26th) and Event 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship (where she took 22nd).

Just now Margets opened from the button, got a single caller in the big blind, and the pair checked down the {3-Clubs}{J-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{2-Spades} board. Both had nines, but Margets' {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} meant she had her opponent's {Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} outkicked.

Leo Margets es 22,400 -3,100

Märksõnad: Leo Margets

Carli Doubles, Philachack Shell-Shocked

Doug Carli looked much happier after the hand.
Doug Carli looked much happier after the hand.

From under the gun +1 Doug Carli moved all in with around 4,000 and then Andy Philachack re-shoved behind him. The blinds released and the cards were tabled.

Carli: {A-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}
Philachack: {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}

The board ran {K-Hearts} {J-Spades} {2-Spades} {9-Spades} {4-Diamonds} and Carli won the hand. The stacks were counted and Philachacke barely had Carli covered and was left with less than three big blinds.

Doug Carli 9,000 5,000
Andy Philachack us 725 -9,275

Märksõnad: Doug CarliAndy Philachack

Catching Versus Crane


Russell Crane opened for 725 from the cutoff and got a single caller from the player on the button. The flop came {A-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Crane checked, his opponent bet 1,000, and after a few seconds Crane tossed out two light blue (500) chips to call. The turn was the {J-Hearts}, and Crane checked once more. This time his opponent bet 2,000, and again after a bit of reflection Crane called the bet.

Both players checked the {K-Diamonds} river, and after some hesitation Crane showed his {A-Hearts}{8-Spades} for aces. "I got two pair," said his opponent, showing his {J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

"Who would ever play jack-three," he added as the dealer pushed the chips his way. Perhaps what Crane was thinking.

Russell Crane us 12,400 -2,100

Märksõnad: Russell Crane

No 92nd Cash for Hellmuth Here


Phil Hellmuth left for the dinner break having recently been moved over into the Gold section, having brought over a few chips more than the starting stack along with high hopes of accumulating more:

Alas for Hellmuth, his stay in Level 7 was short-lived, as he was just eliminated and thus that 92nd cash will have to wait.

Phil Hellmuth us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Phil Hellmuth

Bronze Gone

• Tase 7: 150-300, 25 ante

There are no longer any tables in the Bronze Section of the Brasilia Room. Only the Gold and Silver Sections remain.

Sung Calls in Position

We found Steve Sung at the turn facing a check-raise. The board was {J-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}, the opponent in the big blind checked, Sung bet 1,050 and his opponent raised to 2,575.

Sung stewed for a while and then slowly put out calling chips. The river came {8-Diamonds}, the big blind bet 3,800 and Sung went into the tank.

After several long moments Sung called and his opponent said, "You're good."

Sung tabled {K-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} and his opponent mucked.

Steve Sung us 23,000

Märksõnad: Steve Sung

As the Field Shrinks


Players continue to hit the rail at a rapid pace, the latest group including David "Bakes" Baker, James McManus, and Liina Vark.

Vark's final hand saw her all in with {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} against an opponent's {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. The board came {5-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, and Vark is out.

After she'd left, Vark's vanquisher spied the table, noting eight of the other nine remaining to be men. "Eight of the players at the table are pissed at me," he declared. "The dealer, too!"

Perhaps they are, perhaps they aren't. After all, they've all advanced another step closer to surviving Day 1.

David Bakes Baker us Välja kukkunud
James McManus ca Välja kukkunud
Liina Vark us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: David Bakes BakerJames McManusLiina Vark

Philachack Has To Let It Go

Andy Philachack setting up for a deep run.
Andy Philachack setting up for a deep run.

We caught up with Andy Philachack heads up at the turn with an unknown opponent. The board was {4-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} {J-Clubs} {Q-Hearts}, his opponent checked and Philachack bet 2,400. His opponent called and the river came {3-Hearts}. Philachack checked and his opponent bet 3,400.

Philachack sat for a solid few moments before releasing his hand with a sigh. He dipped down to around 10,000 after the hand.

Andy Philachack us 10,000 -1,500

Märksõnad: Andy Philachack