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Event 30 - $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed

Joe Awada Eliminated

Awada moved all in preflop with pocket aces and was called by an opponent who turned over pocket queens.

Things were looking good for Awada, as the board took shape: {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, but the {Q-Clubs} on the river was one of two cards he didn't want to see.

The hand eliminated Joe from the tournament.

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Nam Le Runs Into Trips

Nam Le called a 1,700 bet preflop against a single opponent.

Flop: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{9-Spades}

Le checked the flop, but his opponent made it 2,000 to go, which Le called. The {4-Spades} fell on the turn and this time Le led out with 2,600. After his opponent called the bet, the river brought the {8-Clubs}. Le's opponent bet 8,000 and Le called. His opponent showed {K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Le put his cards in the muck. After the hand, Le is down to 13,500 in chips.

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Thomas "Thunder" Keller Eliminated

Thomas Keller was just seen walking out of the tournament area, shaking his head in disbelief. The winner of the hand said, "I got lucky," when we asked him what happened.

Vanessa Selbst Eliminated

Vanessa Selbst's found herself all in with {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and looked to have Barry Greenstein's {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} dominated. But on a board of {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, Barry had an open-ended straight draw as well as the flush draw. Greenstein connected when the river brought the {J-Clubs} and Selbst was eliminated.

After the hand Selbst asked, "Barry, don't I get a book or something?"

"No, you don't," was Greenstein's reply. Barry is known to give players who knock him out a copy of his book.

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Chip Leaders at Neighboring Tables

Joe Tehan and Dan Morris, our top two stacks at the moment, are sitting at adjacent tables, 11 and 12.

The pair have a commanding lead over the rest of the field.

Break is Over

Players have returned from dinner break and there are currently 144 players remaining on 24 tables.

The Royal Flush

With the {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} in his hand, Adam Hourani turned a royal flush on a board of {J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{J-Spades}, doubling through Ram Vaswani and eliminating a short stack. Hourani had 31,000 after the hand while Vaswani was down to 28,500.

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Quads for Gomes

With the board reading {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, Adam Gomes checked from the small blind, John Juanda bet 5,800, Gomes raised to 11,800, Juanda reraised to 21,800, Gomes moved all in and Juanda called. Gomes tabled {7-Clubs}{7-Spades} for quads, crushing Juanda's {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. Juanda was down to 17,100 after the hand.

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