2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
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Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Concludes

Shamus
Rui Cao
Rui Cao
For this final bracelet event before the Big One -- the Main Event begins on Friday -- a large field of 928 players each ponied up $5,000 for Event No. 56, creating a total prize pool of over $4.3 million and a first place prize of just over $1 million.

When the night was done, just 160 players remained, with Rui Cao bagging what appears to be the biggest stack at the end of the night -- a gaudy 354,900.

Chip counts for all of the remaining players will be posted overnight. Check back in the morning for those, and come back at 2 p.m. Vegas time tomorrow for the restart of Event No. 56.

Tags: Rui Cao

Ferguson Felted

Shamus
More fireworks right as the night ends. Chris "Jesus" Ferguson raised to 3,800, Craig Boyd reraised to 7,800, Ferguson shoved all in for 30,000 total, and Boyd called.

Ferguson showed pocket nines and Boyd pocket jacks. The flop came A-J-J -- quads for Boyd, and the end of the road for Ferguson. Boyd ends with about 100,000 after that one.

Tags: Chris FergusonCraig Boyd

Set Over Set

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After a 7-4-Q flop, Juha Helppi checked, David Peters bet 5,100, Helppi reraised to 20,000, and Peters called.

The turn was a trey, and Helppi quickly bet 30,000. Peters raised all in for 96,600, and Helppi, who had him covered, made the call.

Helppi showed pocket fours for a flopped set, but Peters had pocket sevens for a better flopped set. The river was a jack, and Peters is up to 250,000. Helppi, meanwhile, tumbles to 58,000.

Tags: David PetersJuha Helppi

Phil Finds Chips at Night's End

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In one of the last hands of the night, a player in the cutoff raised to 4,000, Phil Hellmuth raised to 12,000, and his opponent reraised all in for 14,000. Hellmuth called with {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}, and his opponent showed {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

The board came {Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Spades}, and Hellmuth has chipped back up to 85,000.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth

Four to Go

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With ten minutes left in the last level, a card has been drawn, and it has been determined we're playing four more hands and calling it a night.

Bonomo Busts One

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Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo
With the board showing {7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{K-Spades}, a player in the cutoff bet 8,000, Justin Bonomo raised to 40,000, and Bonomo's opponent called with the last of his chips.

Bonomo showed {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for the straight, better than his opponent's {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. Another hits the rail, and Bonomo is at 135,000.

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The Hellmuth Chronicles

Shamus
After having built up to 80,000 or so, Phil Hellmuth has had a fairly up and down last couple of levels.

Last level, he took a hit in a hand which began with him raising preflop and getting called by a player from the blinds. The flop came {J-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, his opponent checked, he made a big overbet of 25,000 -- just a 100 more than his opponent's stack -- and his opponent quickly called, showing {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Hellmuth had a lot of outs with his {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, but the turn was the {4-Clubs} and the river the {9-Hearts}. The Poker Brat was down to 45,000 after that one.

He'd slip down below 30,000, then get some back in a hand in which he limped from the button, then called the small blind's raise to 3,700. The flop came {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{6-Hearts}, the small blind bet 6,500, and Hellmuth called. The turn was the {5-Spades} and both checked. The river was the {6-Spades}. The SB checked, Hellmuth bet 5,000, and his opponent called. Hellmuth showed {K-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, and his opponent mucked. He was back up to 40,000.

Recently Hellmuth was involved again in a three-way hand in which the flop had come {K-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}, the big blind checked, Hellmuth bet 7,000, the button folded, then the big blind reraised all in. Hellmuth folded, and now he's down to 21,500.

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The Levy Doesn't Break

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Grant Levy
Grant Levy
Grant Levy was just all in on a flop of {J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} holding a pair with {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, but having to sweat a ton of outs as his opponent had {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

But the turn was the {10-Spades} and the river the {3-Spades}, and Levy survives with 33,000.

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The Hits Keep On Coming for Rui Cao

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Rui Cao has been running well today. Just now he raised again from middle position, this time to 2,800, and got two callers (the button and BB). The flop came {5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The big blind checked, Cao bet 5,600, and both folded. Said one of his opponents, "You hit again didn't you?"

Cao showed the {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} as he dragged the pot. "What can I do?" he shrugged. Cao is up to 290,000 now.

Tags: Rui Cao