Live Events 4
Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Players 681

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 75,000 / 150,000
Ante 20,000

Markovitz's Turn to Double

Chad_Holloway

Victor Forero raised to 130,000 in early position and Jonathan Markovitz moved all in for 235,000 from the button. The blinds got out of the way and Forero called the additional 105,000.

Showdown
Forereo: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Markovitz: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

Markovitz was in great shape and needed to dodge a king. He managed to do so on the {J-Spades}{4-Hearts}{J-Clubs} flop, but the {9-Hearts} turn gave some straight outs to his opponent. Lucky for him, the {9-Clubs} blanked on the river and he doubled to 640,000.

Victor Forero
Victor Forero
875,000 -845,000
Jonathan Markovitz
Jonathan Markovitz
640,000 340,000

Tags: Jonathan MarkovitzVictor Forero

Bedoya Doubles

Chad_Holloway

Jessica Bedoya clung to a short stack for a long time, and it looks like that strategy is paying off big time. In a recent hand, Bedoya raised to 175,000 from the button only to have Jonathan Markovitz move all in. Bedoya called all in for 500,000, only to discover she was behind.

Showdown
Bedoya: {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Markovitz: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

Bedoya was hoping for an ace, but she got much more than that on the {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop. As if that wasn’t enough, the dealer burned and turned the {7-Diamonds}, giving her quads. The meaningless {3-Hearts} was put out on the river for good measure as Bedoya doubled to 1.11 million

Jessica Bedoya
Jessica Bedoya
1,100,000 445,000
Jonathan Markovitz
Jonathan Markovitz
300,000 -545,000

Tags: Jessica BedoyaJonathan Markovitz

One for McDonald

Chad_Holloway • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Action folded to Stuart McDonald in the cutoff and he put in a raise to 140,000, which Victor Forero called from the big blind. Both players then checked the {3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, as well as the {A-Clubs} turn. When the {A-Diamonds} spiked on the turn, Forero led out for 230,000 and McDonald snap-called. Forero didn’t want to show his hand, but McDonald refused to show his until his opponent either mucked or revealed.

Forero settled upon the latter and tabled {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}, which was no good against McDonald’s {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}.

Tags: Stuart McDonaldVictor Forero

Level:
27
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
10,000

Dinner Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The end of Level 26 brings about the 75-minute dinner break. Check back then as we play our way down to the next LAPT champion. In the meantime, we'll grab you the latest chip counts.

McDonald, McDonald, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Pizza Hut

Chad_Holloway

Stuart McDonald moved all in from the hijack for 375,000 and was called by Victor Forero in the small blind.

Showdown
Forero: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
McDonald: {K-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The Australian was behind and in need of some help. The {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop wasn't what he was looking for, and neither was the {6-Diamonds}. However, the {9-Hearts} river was just what the doctor ordered to get McDonald off life support.

Victor Forero
Victor Forero
1,650,000 -700,000
Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald
840,000 420,000

Tags: Stuart McDonaldVictor Forero

Pardo and Monsalves Battle for a 2.2 Million Pot

Chad_Holloway

Rafael Pardo raised to 105,000 from middle position and found called in Jonathan Markovitz (button) and Jonathan Monsalves (big blind). Monsalves was first to act after the {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop, and he checked to Pardo, who c-bet 140,000. Markovitz got out of the way, but Monsalves made the call.

When the dealer burned and turned the {9-Diamonds}, Monsalves checked, Pardo bet 210,000, Monsalves moved all in, and Pardo snap-called off 610,000 more.

Showdown
Monsalves: {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Pardo: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}

It was an action turn to say the least. Monsalves had hit trips with an ace kicker while Pardo had filled up. Monsalves was looking for an ace, five or nine on the river, but it was not meant to be as the {2-Clubs} peeled off.

Rafael Pardo
Rafael Pardo
2,200,000 1,250,000
Jonathan Monsalves
Jonathan Monsalves
1,200,000 -940,000

Tags: Jonathan MonsalvesRafael Pardo

Here She Comes

Chad_Holloway

Jessica Bedoya, who has been nursing a short stack the entire final table, moved all in for 405,000 from middle position. When action reached Julian Menendez in the big blind, he made the call and it was off to the races.

Showdown
Bedoya: {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Menendez: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

We've seen this exact situation a few times today, and every time the over cards have cracked the pocket pair. This time proved no different as the {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{Q-Spades} flop delivered Bedoya trips. The {3-Spades} turn meant all she had to do was dodge a jack on the river, which is exactly what she did when the {6-Diamonds} peeled off.

Jessica Bedoya
Jessica Bedoya
875,000 420,000
Julian Menendez ar
Julian Menendez
ar 390,000 -350,000

Tags: Jessica BedoyaJulian Menendez

Pardo-ned on the River

Chad_Holloway

Rafael Pardo shipped his stack of 445,000 from middle position and was quickly called by Stuart McDonald in the big blind.

Showdown
McDonald: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Pardo: {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

Pardo was behind and needed some help, but he didn't get it on the {7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop. The {10-Diamonds} was just as useless to Pardo, but the {Q-Hearts} river was just what he needed. His rail erupted in cheers while McDonald slumped back in his chair silently.

Rafael Pardo
Rafael Pardo
950,000 505,000
Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald
420,000 -480,000

Tags: Rafael PardoStuart McDonald