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Toole Time

[user101598] • Level 8: 250-500, 50 ante

PokerNews Strategy Pro Jake "psutennis" Toole was heads up with an opponent with the board reading {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. There was about 5,000 in the middle when Toole's opponent bet 12,000, which was more than Toole had in front of him. Toole thought for a second then called and the hands were tabled.

Opponent: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Toole: {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

The turn was paint, but the {j-Clubs} changed nothing and Toole remained ahead. The {6-Diamonds} on the river was a blank as well and Toole doubled back to starting stack.

"Sorry if that was a slowroll," Toole apologized after. "I should've snap-called."

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Pyne Hits Two Outer, Doubles

[user101598] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

A player opened to 1,025 from early position and the action folded to Jeffrey Papola who flatted on the button. Robert Pyne Jr. three-bet to 5,000 from the big blind and the original raiser immediately threw in a re-raise. He did not throw in enough orange T1,000 chips to make a proper raise however, and was force to min-raise to 8,900. Papola folded and Pyne quickly called all-in.

Opponent: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Pyne: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

The {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop jolted Pyne into the lead with a set of sixes and he didn't look back as the turn and river came {j-Hearts}, {k-Diamonds} respectively. Pyne raked in the pot and is now back above starting stack with 25,000 chips.

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Curtin Preserves Chips

Shamus • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

Steven Curtin has done well for himself during the first four hours of play today, building up a stack of more than 60,000.

Just now Curtin -- a.k.a. S.O.S. ("Suck Out Steve") -- limped in from the hijack seat and saw the player on the button raise to 1,200. The blinds got out, Curtin called, and the flop came {4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades}. Curtin checked, his opponent continued with a bet of 2,000, and Curtin folded his {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} face up, not looking to try to suck out on that one.

Curtin still sits with 63,000 chips, his stack among the biggest in the room at the moment.

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Deal the Cards

Shamus • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

We're back from the break. Three more 40-minute levels and it will be time for the dinner break.

With registration now closed, the final tally appears to be 442 entrants total, making for a $653,000 total prize pool. Of that group, 364 have made it through to begin Level 7.



[user101598] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

A Hug for Orphaned Pot

Shamus • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

After the player sitting under the gun limped, Michael "The Hugginator" Hug raised to 800 from early position, and ultimately got four callers including the original limper. The flop came all babies -- {2-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs} -- and it checked to Hug who continued for 1,600, prompting folds all around.

Hug now sits with about 34,000 as we near the end of Level 6 and the next break.

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Bock Bests Opponent

[user101598] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

With around 7,000 in the middle and the board reading {4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{7-Spades}, Gregory Bock fired 3,000. His opponent went spiraling deep into the tank.

"You have a six beat?" he asked Bock.

"You really have a six?" Bock responded.

"Yeah," his opponent admitted. "Five-six."

Bock fell silent and after another minute his opponent finally called. Bock quickly tabled {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a rivered pair of sevens and his opponent angrily mucked.

"Everybody f***ing rivers me," he blurted.

Bock said nothing, rather he quietly raked in his new chips.

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