Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Magician Disappears


We don't know when or how it happened, but Antonio Esfandiari is no longer in his seat. Maybe he'll have better luck in this afternoon's $10K pot-limit hold'em event.

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Griffin Takes a Hit

Gavin Griffin
Gavin Griffin

Gavin Griffin opened the pot with a 200-chip raise on the button and the player in the big blind called.

When the {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs} hit the board, the player in the big blind check-raised Griffn's 200-chip bet to 600. Griffin called.

The turn card was a {q-Clubs} and both players checked. The river brought a {2-Diamonds} to the table and after Griffin checked the big blind tabled {a-Spades}{8-Clubs}.

Griffin slipped to 3,000 chips.

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Elizabeth Bounces Back


Shannon Elizabeth had lost a good amount of chips when she ran into quads, but recently found a way to get some of them back.

A player in middle position had raised to 250 with Elizabeth three-betting to 750 from the hijack. Both players checked through a board of {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Elizabeth's {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} were good enough for a win.

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Top Pair No Problem for Ramdin


Victor Ramdin had made a raise to 250 from the hijack with the player on the button deciding to come along for the ride.

On a flop reading {4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} Ramdin bet 350 with the button answering with an all-in raise to 825. Ramdin said, "850? Oh shit" before making the call.

Ramdin: {4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Opponent: {9-Diamonds}{a-Spades}

Despite being behind in the hand, Ramdin saw his opponent's top pair and remarked, "Oh, that's all?" As if he were predicting the future, Ramdin made trips when the {4-Diamonds} fell on the turn. The {8-Spades} on the river didn't change a thing and Ramdin has built his stack up to 4,100.

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More Notables in the Field


We've just found more notables in the field:

- Chino Rheem
- Martin Kahbrel
- Wooka Kim
- David Bach
- George Lind

Griffin Slips Before Break


Just before we went to break Michael Mizrachi had raised to 125 from the under the gun when a player in middle position jammed for 1,675. Gavin Griffin made the call from over in the big blind, which caused Mizrachi to remark, "If you're gonna do it, I'm not."

Griffin turned over {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} and said, "This is how you play ace-queen."

When his opponent turned up {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}, Griffin finished his thought by adding, "You run into ace-king."

Big slick held up when the board came {4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Griffin is down to 3,400.

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Donnie Peters Busto

Donnie Peters
Donnie Peters

The action arrived to our colleague Donnie Peters with one limper, and he moved all in from the cutoff seat for about 625 chips. The player on the button called.

Peters: {q-}{j-}
Opponent: {a-}{j-}

The {a-}{a-}{7-}{2-}{5-} send our own Donnie Peters to the rail.

GG Donnie!

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