Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

McEachern Flirts With Elimination


After losing more than half of his stack to quads fours, Lon McEachern found himself anxious to double up. He got a chance recently when he was in the big blind and playing against an opponent in middle position on a flop reading {8-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}.

McEachern led in with a bet of 150, with his opponent raising to 500. At this time McEachern went all in for about 1,300 total. His opponent called and things looked bleak for our ESPN broadcaster.

McEachern: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: [9d92]

No sooner had McEachern stood up than the {10-Spades} hit, giving him a straight. He faded a full house for his opponent when the {3-Spades} came on the river.

McEachern now has about 2,600 chips.

Tags: Lon McEachern

More Familiar Faces


Has we walk around the room we found some more notables on the field: Dragan Galic, Svetlana Gromenkova, James Akenhead, Edward Brogdon, Alex Jacob and Pablo Ubierna.



Any early scouting report has turned up the following players:

Antonio Esfandiari
Shannon Elizabeth
Allen Kessler
Ylon Schwartz
Fatima Moreira de Melo

Cards are in the Air


Day 1b is officially underway. We're going to hit the field and find out who's playing and who's already making moves.

Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1b Started

Welcome to Day 1b of Event #36 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em


Happy Father's Day, and perhaps more importantly, Happy Day 1b. Yesterday we welcomed 1,986 or so players into the field. Only 290 of them survived after eight and a half hours of play. Whoever makes it through that same length of time today will join yesterday's survivors for Day 2 tomorrow afternoon.

We'll be with you all day, so make sure to check in with us to see which notable players sign up today, who gets a huge stack built up and who suffers the baddest of the beats.