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

Taylor Takes More from Nitsche


Those double-ups by James Taylor we were referring to earlier both came at the expense of Dominik Nitsche. In one case he was behind on the turn and caught a card to win, then Taylor picked up pocket aces to score still more off of Nitsche.

The pair were at it again just now with Nitsche opening for 16,000 from under the gun and getting two callers including Taylor from middle position. The flop came {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, and when Nitsche continued for 17,000, Taylor raised to 55,000, forcing out the third player.

Nitsche responded by shoving all in, and Taylor called, tabling {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} to Nitsche's {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. The turn was the {6-Clubs} and river the {5-Spades}, and Taylor grabs still more chips at Nitsche's expense.

"Look at you," said Matthew Mazzeo from across the table to Taylor. "What a comeback."

Dominik Nitsche de 285,000 -110,000
James Taylor us 245,000 95,000

Märksõnad: James TaylorDominik Nitsche

Chip in a Chair


Chiab "Chip" Saecho won the first bracelet at this summer's WSOP in Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em, and he's still in the hunt to win one of the last. Just now Saecho pushed his short stack all in and didn't get any callers, thereby preserving his tourney life for now. He's had a below average stack for a while, but continues to persevere as the field shrinks below 70 players.

Chiab Saechao us 72,000 2,000

Märksõnad: Chiab Saecho


Epic Comeback For Taylor?

Poker amateur James Taylor was down to his last two big blinds just a short while ago and, after a series of double ups - he is currently sitting on 150,000.

Taylor, who is sporting a flashy green jacket, told us that this is the first poker tournament he has ever competed in - let alone cash in. He already has quite a story to tell his friends, however, if he can survive (and thrive) into Day 3, he will have a tale of epic proportions to brag about for years to come.

James Taylor us 150,000 117,875

Märksõnad: James Taylor

A Heaping Helping for Hart


Christopher Hart just scored a timely — and big — double-up in a hand in which he opened from middle position, got raised by the big blind, then shoved his stack of 195,500 and got called. Hart had {A-Spades}{A-Hearts} and his opponent {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, and when the board ran out {8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, Hart had leaped up near the top of the counts.

Christopher Hart 425,000 185,000

Märksõnad: Christopher Hart

Levesque Elevates


Eric Levesque raised from early position, and it folded around to Diego Suaya in the blinds who reraised to 106,000, about the equivalent of Levesque's total chips. Levesque called, tabling {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} to Locascio's {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}.

The flop was very good for Levesque, coming {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}{A-Hearts} to give him a full house, and by the {Q-Hearts} turn Suaya was drawing dead.

Eric Levesque 228,000 218,900
Fernando Suaya 165,000 -90,000

Märksõnad: Eric LevesqueDiego Suaya

Holdeew's Stack Soaring

We caught up with the action just as another player was getting all in for his last 50,000 against Dimitri Holdeew.

Holdeew: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Opponent: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}

The {A-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{8-Hearts} board left Holdeew with eights-full of aces, which was more than enough to send his opponent to the rail.

Holdeew is up to 450,000.

Dimitri Holdeew de 450,000 35,000

Märksõnad: Dimitri Holdeew

Scramble and Gamble!

• Tase 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Our remaining players have taken their seats and will play out two more levels before bagging and tagging for the night.