Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Sabat Gone


We found Eddie Sabat moving all-in with {Q-}{Q-}, his opponent called and held {A-}{K-}. We were off to the races as the dealer spread the cards on the felt {J-}{6-}{5-}{7-}{A-} and a river ace sealed the deal, eliminating Sabat.

Eddie Sabat
Eddie Sabat

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Morin Gets His One Time

[user135779] • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

The cry of "One time!" came up from table 27, where Gabriel Morin was all in before the flop with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, but needed some help against his opponent's {9-}{9-}.

"Two times!" cried Humberto Brenes. The flop of {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} definitely gave Morin the help he needed, and the repeat {Q-Clubs} on the turn sealed the deal. As if to rub salt into the wound, the {J-Diamonds} appeared on the river!

"That's gotta be my one time for the tournament," Morin said as he sat back down to rake in the pot.

"No, it's two times - see? I say two times and you get the two queens," Brenes quipped. Might be handy to keep "The Shark" around as a good luck charm!

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Turner Likes the Turn Hates the River


After a series of raises Jon Turner called the all-in of a player in early position for about 4900. Turner held {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and was well ahead of his opponent's {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

After {5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{A-Clubs} all rolled out Turner was surprised to find that the river caused him to lose the hand.

Jon Turner
Jon Turner
31,000 -5,000

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Kling Got Klung

Paul_Oresteen • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Lauren Kling brightens the room.
Lauren Kling brightens the room.

Lauren Kling lost a considerable pot holding pocket queens. Her opponent held {A-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} and he caught a four-flush when the board ran {6-Diamonds} {7-Spades} {7-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds}. Kling is down to 6,500.

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Racener Off to the Races


In the big blind John Racener was facing a raise from the Button, Racener not believing his opponent had the goods moved all-in for around 13,000. The Button however did have some cards and made the call.

Racener: {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Button: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

{J-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Spades} all graced the flop, giving the Button the better end of it with a set of nines.

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John Racener
us Busted

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Harder Finds a Flush ***Edit*****

Paul_Oresteen • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Christian Harder filled us in on the details of a large pot he just won. He opened for 1,300 and his opponent raised to 2,650. Harder called to the flop come {Q-} {6-} {5-} with two spades. Harder check-called 2,800 and the turn came {9-}, which they both checked. The river came {2-Spades} and his opponent went all in for 21,800. Harder called and tabled the nut flush with {A-} {5-}. He has around 50,000.

Correction to the hand. Harder had 4th pair with his {5-Spades} not a flush as stated. We apologize for the error.

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Wish Granted


With 10,000 already in the pot it was It was the Big Blind who bet into Kenny Nguyen. Nguyen confident in his hand raised to 10,500. Not to be bullied around the Big Blind moved all-in, and Nguyen snap called and was all in for around 24,000. The board read {5-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

Nguyen held {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for a set of queens and his opponent had {K-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a king high flush draw. Nguyen demanded the dealer "pair the board!" and to his delight a {5-Hearts} rolled off the deck to give him a full house.

Kenny Nguyen us
Kenny Nguyen
us 65,500

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