Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Chino Lets One Go


Chino Rheem had bet 575 into a flop that read {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} when his opponent raised to 1,800. Rheem thought about it for a while and said, "You must have the nuts or something. Or nothing."

Rheem eventually made the fold. When his opponent pushed his cards towards the dealer, Rheem asked, "You're not going to show me your hand? It's ok, I won't be mad, I like it."

Like it or not, Rheem didn't get a peek.

Tags: Chino Rheem

Nice Pot for Saout


With the flop read {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Hearts} Antoine Saout fired a 850-chip bet from the big blind and was called by his opponent.

The turn card was a {j-Clubs} and Saout fired another bet, now worth 1,775. He was called.

The river brought a {k-Clubs} to the table, Saout asked for a count and then fired a 4,650-chip bet. His opponent tanked and eventually folded.

The 2009 November Nine is now up to 16,000 chips.

Tags: Antoine Saout

Not Such a Tough Table After All

Gavin Griffin
Gavin Griffin

While we had once remarked that a table featuring Gavin Griffin, Ahn Van Nguyen and Michael Mizrachi was looking like the toughest in the room, the players at the table have proven us wrong. All three of the pros have been eliminated before four levels of play.

Gavin Griffin was the last to go. He was in the cutoff when an early position player had raised to 350. Griffin only had 1,275 chips left and he put them all in the middle, getting a call.

Griffin: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}
Opponent: {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

Griffin fell behind as soon as the flop brought {q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs} onto the table. He was unable to catch up with a {2-Clubs} on the turn and a {9-Diamonds} on the river.

Tags: Gavin Griffin

Spades Get You a Massage


Over at George Lind's table an early-position player had raised to 400 only to have the next player re-raise to 825. The player looked to the dealer and said, "That's not a raise, it's a massage."

We're not sure exactly what that meant, but when the flop came {k-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs} the dealer asked where her massage was, only to be told that "You need three spades to get a massage, not three clubs."

We love to know what hearts gets you.

Akenhead Going Up

James Akenhead
James Akenhead

When we arrived at the table the board read {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Hearts} and there were almost 4,000 chips in the pot.

First to speak, James Akenhead opponent moved all in for about 850 chips and was called.

Opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Akenhead: {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The river card was a {q-Diamonds} and Akenhead is now up to 13,000 chips.

Tags: James Akenhead

Fricke Says Goodnight


Jimmy Fricke was just spotted walking away from his table, iPod in hand. Our powers of deduction have led us to conclude that he has been eliminated.

Tags: Jimmy Fricke

Men Hates Tens


Men Nguyen was faced with an all-in raise after he had made it 325 to go. His opponent had 2,475 chips and Nguyen made the call for about half of his stack.

Nguyen: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Nguyen was ahead to start, but quickly fell behind on a flop of {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{k-Clubs}. He was drawing dead once the turn brought the {a-Diamonds}. After the {2-Spades} came on the river, Nguyen remarked, "I hate tens."

Tags: Men Nguyen


We've Got a Total


With registration now closed, we've been told that the total number of players is 3,105. About 1,986 players started yesterday, which means that 1,119 have signed up today. We're already down to 750 and play will stop at either 8.5 levels, or when we hit 15% of the field, which will be 168.

Be sure to check back later for the payout structure.