Event 4 - $1,000 No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $5,410,800
Players 6012

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 30,000

Matz Doesn't Trust His Ducks

Matz-hematics said he should fold.
Matz-hematics said he should fold.
James Matz III raises to 300,000 from UTG. It's passed to Nathan Mullen in the big blind who moves all-in for 1,030,000 more.

Matz stares intensely at Mullen, almost breaking into a smile before folding {2-Diamonds} {2-Clubs}.

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Dan Heimiller - 1,940,000
Seat 3: Nathan Mullen - 1,360,000
Seat 5: James Matz III - 2,525,000
Seat 6: Steve Sung - 6,360,000
Seat 7: Panayote 'Pete' Vilandos - 4,535,000
Seat 8: Larry Sidebotham - 1,320,000


We're on a 20 minute break.

Sung Wins Huge Pot

Dan Heimiller raises preflop to 210,000 and Steve Sung made the call from the small blind. The flop was {8-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {10-Spades} and Sung led for 300,000 and Heimiller made the call.

On the {J-Clubs} turn, Sung bet 650,000 and Heimiller raised an additional 850,000 more. Sung tanked for a couple of minutes before reraising all-in! Heimiller folded and Sung has really turned around from the start of this level.

Still Movin' And Shakin'

Sung limps for 80,000 and Mullen raises to 300,000 from the big blind. Sung has limped a fair bit but generally calls the raises. This time though Sung makes it 800,000 to play and Mullen quickly folds.

Sung has gone from almost chip leader to almost out and now -- he's back in second place.

Side-botham Wants to Be Main Event

James Matz raises preflop to about 240,000 and Larry Sidebotham pushes for 465,000 on top. Matz eventually makes the call with {7-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} and Sidebotham shows {10-Clubs} {9-Diamonds}.

The board is {3-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {A-Spades} {J-Hearts} {J-Clubs} and Sidebotham's 10-high wins out. He's back up to about 1.5 million while Matz takes a small hit.

Sung Keeps Going Up

Sidebotham, Heimiller, Mullen and Matz all limp and Sung checks his option. Sung leeads for 80,000 on the {Q-Clubs} {7-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} flop and only Sidebotham calls. Both check the {9-Diamonds} turn before Sung bets 250,000 on the {4-Clubs} river. Sidebotham quickly calls, but mucks when he sees Sung's {9-Spades} {7-Clubs}.

Larry Survives...

Dan Heimiller raises to 205,000 UTG. Larry Sidebotham reraises all-in from the big blind for 675,000 more.

Heimiller shows the {A-Clubs} and folds.