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

Cody Crushing

A player in early position opened for 900 and directly behind him, Jake Cody three-bet to 2,400. Action folded back around to the original raiser, who then four-bet to 5,500. Cody paused, then verbally announced he was all in. His opponent called off his remaining stack and hands were revealed.

Cody: {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}
Opponent: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Cody's opponent was in just about as bad a shape as you can be in and the {7-Spades}{8-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} ensured his fate of elimination.

Cody is appears to be our current chip leader with 70,000.

Jake Cody gb 70,000 18,000

Märksõnad: Jake Cody

International Studies with Sam Grizzle

Sam Grizzle
Sam Grizzle

"This here's an international table."

So said Sam Grizzle, half-standing, half-sitting in his chair. Grizzle has been steadily accumulating chips here on Day 1a. He's also been accumulating new acquaintances from all across the globe. As will happen at the World Series of Poker, where players come from all over.

"I mean we got France, Germany, England," he continued, pointing one by one to his opponents. The latter — one of the English players — had just open-raised from middle position, and when the table folded around he flashed one card to his side of the table.

"And that was the bad one," said the player with a grin. "What was it?" asked one who didn't see the player's card.

"'What was it?'" said Grizzle. "That's a funny question," he added. He'd seen the player had shown a face card. "He showed the deuce," suggested Grizzle with a smirk, then turned his attention back to international matters.

"So what kind of food y'all eat?" he asked.

Sam Grizzle us 26,500

Märksõnad: Sam Grizzle

Elezra Short (Again)

We caught up just as the dealer was scooping in the preflop pot, but it appeared that Eli Elezra had raised from the hijack. He was called by button and it was heads-up going to the flop, which came {3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

Elezra check-called an 875 bet from his opponent. Both players checked the {J-Hearts} turn, however, when Elezra checked again on the {6-Diamonds} river, his opponent bet enough to put Elezra all in. Elezra quickly mucked and slipped back down to 3,800.

Eli Elezra us 3,800 -3,600

Märksõnad: Eli Elezra

Solid As Serock


Joe Serock raised to 925 from middle position and got one caller from the small blind. Both quickly checked the {4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} flop. The turn brought the {2-Diamonds} and another quick check from Serock's opponent, and Serock paused just a beat before checking behind once more.

The river was the {8-Spades}, pairing the board. Serock's opponent again acted quickly, pulling three light blue (500) chips off his stack and tossing them forward for a bet of 1,500. Serock didn't hesitate at all before making the call.

"Good call," his opponent said, tabling {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Serock showed {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}, and took the pot, thereby adding to what is one of the bigger stacks in the room at present.

Joe Serock us 34,500 4,000

Märksõnad: Joe Serock

Double For Elezra

The player on the button opened for 1,200 and action folded over to Eli Elezra in the big blind, who moved all in for his last 3,500. His opponent called to put Elezra at risk and hands were revealed.

Elezra: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Elezra was in good shape to double and the {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} board kept him in the lead for the scoop.

Elezra is up to 7,400.

Eli Elezra us 7,400 4,300

Märksõnad: Eli Elezra

DeGreef Avoids Grief With Hypothetical


It folded to Jeremiah DeGreef in middle position — one of the few remaining Day 1b players involved in the Onnit Last Sticker Standing Contest — and he raised to 1,025. His opponents all stepped aside until action reached the button, at which point the player checked his cards and declared himself all in for about 11,000.

The blinds got out, and DeGreef studied the situation. The all-in reraise covered him by a few chips, and thus to call would mean risking his tourney life.

"Suppose... I had king-queen suited," said DeGreef with a grin. "What should I do?" "Call," his opponent responded without hesitation, and just a few moments later DeGreef let his hand go.

His opponent flashed one card — the {Q-Diamonds} — and took the pot. DeGreef meanwhile remains alive to make more bets, ask more questions, and perhaps win the $1,000 due the player sporting an Onnit sticker who lasts the longest in Event 59.

Jeremiah DeGreef 9,100 -1,100

Märksõnad: Jeremiah DeGreefOnnit

Here's Looking at Yu


Ben Yu has had a decent afternoon and early evening here at Event 59. By the dinner break he amassed a stack of 25,800 and has essentially maintained that since we've started back.

Yu is looking to improve on a 14th-place finish in Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better from earlier this summer. Yu also stone-cold bubbled Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship where he finished in 17th.

Yu's best-ever showing in a WSOP event was a runner-up finish in the $1,500 limit hold'em shootout in 2010 won by Brendan Taylor.

Ben Yu us 25,200 -600

Märksõnad: Ben YuKonstantin Puchkov


Leatherman Lets It Go


A player raised to 600 from middle position and got a single caller in Amanda Leatherman sitting one seat over. The flop came all diamonds — {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} — and both checked. The turn brought the {Q-Clubs} and a bet of 850 from the raiser, and Leatherman thought for a moment before calling.

The river was the {8-Spades}. This time Leatherman's opponent fired 1,700, and after some more thought Leatherman let her hand go. Her opponent showed one card — the {A-Spades} — as the chips were slid his way.

Amanda Leatherman us 7,700 -2,800

Märksõnad: Amanda Leatherman