Live Events 1
World Series or Bust National Championship
Days:
1

Event Info

Players 160
Players Left 2

Level Info

Level 19
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 2
Entries 160

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
5
Blinds:
300/600
Ante:
600

Break Time

BrandonBloom • Level 4: 300-600, 600 ante

Players are now on their first 15-minute break of the day.

Royal for Roy

BrandonBloom • Level 4: 300-600, 600 ante

Minnesotan Roy Winkelman mentioned he made his first royal flush just a short time ago. He held {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and the board ran out {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{x-}{x-}{q-Diamonds} to leave him with the best hand in poker, although it didn't command a particularly large pot as it occurred in the early stages of the tournament.

Winkelman hopes it's a sign of more good fortune to come as he attempts to run up his stack into a top twenty finish to claim a poker package.

Roy Winkelman US
Roy Winkelman
US 20,500 20,500

Double for Duttenhefer

BrandonBloom • Level 4: 300-600, 600 ante
Brad Duttenhefer
Brad Duttenhefer

An early position player limped, a middle position player limped, and Brad Duttenhefer jammed in his shorter stack from the hijack. Early position got out of the way but middle position called to put Duttenheffer at risk.

Brad Duttenhefer: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Middle Position: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop changed nothing, but the {k-Clubs} left Duttenhefer wanting to avoid a set as it would give his opponent Broadway. The {8-Clubs} harmlessly completed the board as Duttenhefer gave a fist-pump and let out a small sigh of relief as he faded the sweat and doubled his stack.

Brad Duttenhefer
Brad Duttenhefer
10,500 10,500
Level:
4
Blinds:
300/600
Ante:
600

Apessos Gets Value

BrandonBloom • Level 3: 200-400, 0 ante

Spyros Apessos limped in early position and a middle position player limped as well. The button raised to 1,600, the small blind called, Apessos called, and middle position called.

The flop came {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Apessos bet 1,000. Only the button continued.

On the {j-Spades} turn, Apessos bet 1,000 and the button called. The {2-Clubs} completed the board and Apessos bet 2,000 and was called.

Apessos showed {10-Spades}{4-Spades} which was good to take the pot against the {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} of his opponent.

Spyros Apessos US
Spyros Apessos
US 28,000 28,000
Level:
3
Blinds:
200/400
Ante:
0

Two Pair for Cavaciuti

BrandonBloom • Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

With a completed board of {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and about 8,000 in the pot, Ed Cavaciuti bet 6,000 from the hijack. His opponent on the button tanked but ultimately called.

"Ace-ten," said Cavaciuti as he showed the {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for two pair. His opponent showed the {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} before they went into the muck.

Ed Cavaciuti US
Ed Cavaciuti
US 39,000 9,000

Flopped Set Harms Pocket Rockets

BrandonBloom • Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante
John Harms
John Harms

A player in early position opened to 500, the hijack called, and the cutoff three-bet to 2,500. John Harms called in the big blind and the other players folded.

The {j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop saw a check-raise by Harms, and his stack of about 24,500 ended up getting in the middle.

John Harms: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}

Harms' fishhooks improved to top set on the flop, and the {q-Hearts} and {k-Diamonds} completed the board to confirm the aces would be cracked, and to confirm Harms would score the early double-up.

Harms punched his ticket to this tournament by winning the Super Tournament of Champions at the Lone Star Trading Post in Nebraska, and he is hoping to continue his run for a top prize.

John Harms us
John Harms
us 55,000 25,000
Level:
2
Blinds:
100/200
Ante:
0