Live Events 2
Event 52 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $3,226,609
Players 1,048

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 5,000
Level:
21
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
5,000

Putting A Foot Wrong

[user37786]
On the button Michael Graves raised with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and Shawn Luman called with {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}. Theo Tran decided to call with {10-Spades}{8-Clubs} and they saw a flop of {A-Clubs}{8-Spades}{K-Hearts}. Graves led out and when Luman called Tran decided to fold his bottom pair. The {10-Diamonds} came on the turn and when Graves bet 500K Luman decided he couldn't continue with his iffy kicker and surrendered his hand.

Tags: Michael GravesShawn Luman

Gettin' Some Cards

[user37786]
Shawm Luman must've eaten a leprechaun for breakfast. Over the course of play today he's had pocket Queens, Tens, Nines, Eights, and Fours, and he's also had Ace-King twice. Which at least partly explains why he's our new chip-leader with 2,800,000.

Tags: Shawn Luman

[Removed:326] Is Eliminated in 4th Place

[user37786] • Level 20: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Michael Graves raised with {a-Clubs}{3-Spades} and [Removed:326] decided to take his stand with {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. But one seat to his right Shawn Luman woke up with {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and moved all-in. Graves stepped out of the way and the {2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades} didn't provide [Removed:327] even a glimmer of hope. He takes home $161,330 for finishing today in fourth place.

Tags: Shawn Luman

Tran Can't Pull The Trigger

[user37786]
After Shawn Luman raised with pocket Fours Theo Tran called with A-9. The flop came {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and both players checked. On the {Q-Hearts} turn Tran led out and Luman called, and when the {J-Diamonds} hit on the river Tran thought a bit before checking. Luman checked and turned over his Fours, and Tran got up and put his fists to his forehead, walking in circles as Luman raked in a pot he knew could've been his with a bet on the river.

Tags: Shawn LumanTheo Tran

Chad Batista Is Eliminated in 5th Place

[user37786]
Michael Graves picked a great time to pick up Aces. Because as he raised to 85K with his {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}, Chad Batista was looking down at {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. Batista raised to 325,000 and after play-acting a bit Graves moved all-in. Batista called and saw that he was in very bad shape. Which got even worse after the {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop. The {K-Spades} on the turn meant that the hand was Graves' and Chad Batista ended as our fifth-place finisher, winning $129,064.

Tags: Chad BatistaMichael Graves

Level:
20
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

Kris Tate Is Eliminated in 6th Place

[user37786]
It seems like every big confrontation ends in an elimination. We just lost our fourth player when Kris Tate, who came into today's event as the short stack, moved in his last 165,000 with {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Michael Graves called with pocket Fives...but Theo Tran looked down at {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and re-raised. Graves got out of the way and when the board ran out {K-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} Kris Tate was our sixth-place finisher, winning $112,931.

Tags: Kris TateTheo Tran

Isaac Haxton Is Eliminated in 7th Place

[user37786]
One hand after he lost that huge pot to Theo Tran, Isaac Haxton moved in on the button with {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. But his old nemesis Chad Batista woke up with {A-Clubs}{8-Spades} and made the call. The {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} put Batista in commanding position and the {J-Diamonds} and {5-Hearts} on the turn and river meant that this was indeed the end of Haxton's day. He wins $96,798 for finishing seventh.

Tags: Chad BatistaIsaac Haxton

Theo Tran Makes A Huge Call

[user37786]
After Tran raised with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} Isaac Haxton chose to call with {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. Both players checked the {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop, and when Tran checked the {7-Spades} on the turn Haxton threw out a bet. Tran called, then checked again when the {4-Clubs} hit on the river. Haxton bet 350,000 and Tran went into the tank. He thought it over for a few minutes before pushing in the chips for the call. That hand crippled Haxton, who came into play today just off the chip lead.

Tags: Isaac HaxtonTheo Tran