Event 34 - $3,000 Limit Holdem

Table Talk

Ted Forrest was just overheard saying, "If you had to get hit in the head with a baseball bat, that's the bone structure you'd want."

Tags: Ted Forrest

Hellmuth's Aces Hold Up Against 6 Callers

Four players had limped into the pot before the action got around to a player in the small blind (SB) who put in a raise. Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind (BB) as did the four original callers, creating a 6-way pot going into the flop.

The first three cards off the deck were {A-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and all six players knuckled the table, opting for a free turn.

The {10-Diamonds} was the next card to fall and this time, Phil led out with a bet. He was called by Dutch Boyd and one other player in late position.

The {9-Spades} fell on the river and Phil led the betting again. Dutch folded and the late position player called Phil down. Phil revealed the {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} for top set, and his opponent mucked his cards.

The hand boosted Phil past the 10k mark on the day.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth


Liu Takes a Pot from Mueller

J.J. Liu bet every street in a hand against Greg "FBT" Mueller and would end up winning the pot with a set of 9's.

After the hand, Mueller smiled and said, "losing the minimum." Greg showed top pair, top kicker before mucking his hand.

The pot brought Liu's chip count up to right around 9,000.

Tags: Greg MuellerJ.J. Liu

Ferguson Plays Fast and It Pays

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson raised from the button and was called by only the big blind (BB). The flop came {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Clubs} and the BB checked to Chris who bet 200; the BB called.

The turn was the {J-Diamonds}. The BB passed once again and Chris fired a second bullet. This time, Chris' opponent check-raised, and Chris answered with a reraise; his opponent just called.

The {K-Clubs} fell on the river and the BB checked to Chris, who fired one more time. His opponent mucked, and the hand brought Chris' chip count up to 7,300.

Tags: Chris Ferguson

Slow Goings in the Pavilion

Not much has happened since we've returned from the dinner break. Most of the attention is being paid to the final 8 matches of the Heads-Up Championship, as spectators are lined up 3 and 4 deep to try and catch a glimpse of the action.

We've lost only 4 tables since 5:00 p.m., as is typical with any limit poker tournament.

We did, however, just see Barry Greenstein walking hurriedly toward the pavilion, perhaps an indication that he busted out of the Pot-Limit Omaha event. We'll be sure to find out and pass the information on to you.

Play Resumes

Players have returned from break and the cards are in the air.

Dinner Break

Players are now on dinner break until 10:30 p.m. local time.