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Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Boeken Runs into Quads, then Busts

donpeters • Level 4


David Sands: (X)(X) - {K-Hearts}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs} - (X)
Unknown Player: (X)(X) - {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades} - (X)
Noah Boeken: (X)(X) - {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} - (X)

Each player put in a bet on fourth street before Boeken checked fifth having to act first. Sands bet and the unknown player called. Boeken also called.

On sixth street, Boeken checked again. Sands checked and then the unknown player bet. Boeken called and Sands called. On seventh, Boeken led with a bet, Sands folded and the unknown player raised. Boeken called.

The unknown player showed the {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} from his down cards for quad eights. Boeken mucked his hand and was knocked all the way back to just 500 in chips.

"Your blessed to get action like that," piped up Mel Judah.

Boeken was eliminated shortly thereafter.

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Wahlbeck Loses to Flush

donpeters • Level 4


On the {K-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop, the first player bet, Ville Wahlbeck raised, a third player reraised, the first player called and Wahlbeck called.

The {9-Clubs} landed on the turn and the first player checked. Wahlbeck also checked to the third player, who tossed out a bet. The first player then check-raised, Wahlbeck reraised, the third player reraised again and the first player folded. Wahlbeck made the call. The river was the {7-Clubs} and Wahlbeck check-called one final bet from his opponent.

Wahlbeck mucked his hand after his opponent showed the {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for a club flush. Wahlbeck dropped to 2,200 in chips now.

Tags: Ville Wahlbeck

Gavin Smith Gets Rivered

[user197301] • Level 4


We caught up with a hand involving Gavin Smith and an unknown opponent. From under-the-gun, Smith raised to 450 and was three-bet to 600 by his opponent. The Canadian pro made the call and the dealer flopped {Q-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}.

Smith checked to his opponent and then called a bet of 150, bringing a turn card of {4-Spades}. Smith again check-called, this time for 300 chips. The river fell {9-Hearts} and Smith checked it for a third time. His opponent fired 300 more into the middle and Smith made the quick call. His opponent instantly tabled his {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for a rivered set and Smith shot a look of disgust at the player before mucking his hand.

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McEvoy Bets His Scary Board

donpeters • Level 4


Player 1: (X)(X) - {J-}{6-} - fold
Player 2: (X)(X) - {7-}{2-}{4-} - fold
Player 3: (X)(X) - {10-}{K-} - fold
Tom McEvoy: (X)(X) - {3-}{A-}{4-}

The player with the {J-} up brought in and all three of the other players in the hand just called the bring-in bet. On fourth street, Tom McEvoy bet and only the player with the seven-deuce called to go to fifth street.

After McEvoy picked up a great card on fifth, he bet. His opponent folded and McEvoy won the pot. He's up to 5,800 in chips now.

Tags: Tom McEvoy

"I Love You"

donpeters • Level 4

Zack Milchman would like to give a shout out to his fiancé and tell her he loves her. Hopefully he can take this one home for her.

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Boeken Gets Quartered

donpeters • Level 4


Noah Boeken raised from the cutoff seat after one player limped under the gun. Only the limper called to give Boeken action and they went to a heads-up flop of {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Spades}. The under-the-gun player checked, Boeken bet and his opponent called.

The turn brought the {5-Hearts} to the board and his opponent bet out. Boeken called.

The river was the {4-Hearts} and the first player bet again. Boeken didn't go anywhere and tossed out the chips to make the call.

The first player tabled the {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for a heart flush and the wheel for the low. Boeken sowed the {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for the same wheel to grab a quarter of the low, but he lost the high.

Boeken dropped back to 3,000 in chips.

Tags: Noah Boeken

Bach Knocked Back

donpeters • Level 4


David Bach, who won the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. back in 2009, just lost a pot and saw his chip stack slide. Here's how it went down.

Bach started the hand in early position and raised. His opponent was in the cutoff seat and reraised. Bach called when action got back to him. The flop came down {K-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Bach check-called a bet from his opponent to see the {8-Spades} fall on the turn. Bach check-called again.

The river was the {10-Diamonds} and Bach checked once more. His opponent bet one last time with Bach making the call. Bach couldn't beat his opponent's {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} for a rivered set of tens and mucked.

Tags: David Bach

"Minneapolis" Jim Living Right

[user197301] • Level 4
"Minneapolis" Jim Meehan Living It Up
"Minneapolis" Jim Meehan Living It Up

After building his chip stack to over 11,000 early on in Day 1, "Minneapolis" Jim Meehan took some time to enjoy the finer things in life, walking outside to smoke a cigarette and stopping to talk to an attractive lady friend along the way. With a reserve of Crown Royal shots hidden discretely underneath his seat, Meehan seems to be the type of guy who can play serious poker while also having a bit of fun.

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D'Agostino Doin' Work

[user197301] • Level 4


We caught the action as John D'Agostino and a lone opponent went to sixth street in a hand of seven card stud.

D'Agostino: (X)(X) - {5-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Opponent: (X)(X) - {4-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

With a fairly sizable pot already in the middle, D'Agostino fired a bet of 300 at his opponent and forced a fold. The man they call "J-Dag" took down the pot and judging by his sizable stack of chips, which looks to be over 10,000 at the moment, this has been the pattern so far early in Day 1.

Tags: John D'Agostino