Live Events 2
Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,032,750
Players 765

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Three-Bet for Rast

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Mika Paasonen opened to 48,000 from the button only to have Brian Rast three-bet to 123,000 next to speak from the small blind.

Paasonen stared down Rast for over three minutes before eventually releasing his hand.

Tags: Brian RastMika Paasonen

Donk Bet Win for Endo

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Allen Kessler opened from under the gun to 58,000 and Daisuke Endo defended his big blind to see a {Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop fall.

Like many hands already on this final table, Endo donked out with a 100,000-chip bet, and Kessler kicked his cards to the muck.

Tags: Allen KesslerDaisuke Endo

Rast Dominating

OHairDJ

Mika Paasonen opened to 50,000 from the button before chip leader Brian Rast bumped it up to 140,000.

Dajuan Whorley folded his big blind, after a little deliberation, Paasonen passed too as Rast confirmed his dominance by moving to 1,460,000 in chips.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 1,460,000 10,000

Tags: Mika PaasonenBrian Rast

John Gordon Eliminated in 7th Place ($28,741)

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
John Gordon - 7th Place
John Gordon - 7th Place

From the button, John Gordon moved all in for 24,000 and Mika Paasonen made the call.

Gordon: {A-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Paasonen: {K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

With Gordon in the lead, the {9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop kept him that way as the {J-Clubs} landed on the turn to give Paasonen outs to a gutshot to go along with his live cards.

Unfortunately for the Clearwater, Florida native, the river landed the {10-Diamonds} to end his tournament in seventh place for a $28,741 payday.

Tags: John GordonMika Paasonen

Gordon Gains

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Brian Rast opened to 48,000 and forced out the remaining players as John Gordon was all in for his last 12,000 in the big blind.

Rast: {A-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Gordon: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

The board rolled out {Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{J-Spades} to see Gordon's pair hold as he moves to 36,000 in chips.

Tags: John GordonBrian Rast

Kessler Three-Bets

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Ali Eslami opened to 48,000 from middle position and Allen Kessler three-bet the big blind to 124,000.

Eslami quickly folded, and Kessler captured the pot to return to 500,000 in chips.

Tags: Ali EslamiAllen Kessler

Paasonen Stacks It Up with Nines

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

John Gordon entered the pot from the cutoff with a raise to 58,000 only to have Mika Paasonen raise to 140,000. Once the action returned to Gordon, he moved all in and Paasonen made the call for his last 10,000.

Gordon: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Paasonen: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Fortunately for the at-risk Paasonen, the board ran out {10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} to see him move to 324,000 as Gordon is left with barely enough to cover the small blind.

Tags: John GordonMika Paasonen

Turn Bet Win for Eslami

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Ali Eslami limped in under the gun as Brian Rast, Allen Kessler and John Gordon all came along for the minimum to see a {J-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop fall.

Eslami fired out a bet of 50,000 which only Rast called before the {Q-Spades} on the turn was greeted by an Eslami bet of 120,000 - while leaving himself just a single 1,000-denomination chip to cap his cards.

Rast passed, and Eslami collected the pot to move to 320,000 in chips.

Tags: Ali EslamiBrian RastAllen KesslerJohn Gordon

Chop It Up

OHairDJ • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Ali Eslami opened to 54,000 only to have Mika Paasonen announce a raise of pot. Eslami pushed and Paasonen found himself all in.

Eslami: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Paasonen: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

The board was spread {2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Spades} to see the pot chopped up.

Tags: Ali EslamiMika Paasonen

Dajuan Doubles

OHairDJ

Dajuan Whorley opened to 48,000 only to have John Gordon three-bet his button to 123,000. Whorley made the call, and when the {9-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop was spread, he moved all in for his final 96,000.

Gordon deliberated for a few moments before making the call to put Whorley at risk.

Gordon: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Whorley: {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

The turn and river landed the {7-Spades} and {9-Spades} to see Whorley rake in the double to move to 450,000 as Gordon slips to 200,000 in chips.

Dajuan Whorley
Dajuan Whorley
450,000 230,000
John Gordon us
John Gordon
us 200,000 -238,000

Tags: Dajuan WhorleyJohn Gordon