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

Lars Bonding Loses Half his Chips with no Showdown

Lars Bonding
Lars Bonding

We got to Lars Bonding's table as he was contemplating calling a bet that would put all his chips at risk. Lars had just bet out 8000 on a board of {6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Hearts} when he was raised all-in for his remaining 10,000. With around 21,000 in the pot already, this was a huge spot to be in.

In the end Bonding folded and was left with a fraction of his once decent sized stack.


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Klodnicki Picks Up Chippies


Our PokerNews crew caught the action four-handed over on table 23 on a flop of {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}; the small and big blind players checked to Men "The Master" Nguyen in the under the gun position. Nguyen also checked, and Chris Klondicki led out for 1,000 from the button.

The small blind called, but the big blind and Nguyen folded, making it heads-up to the turn of the {5-Diamonds}, which both players checked before the small blind led out for 2,100 on the river of the {10-Hearts}.

Klondicki called and the small blind showed {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, which was no good against Klondicki's {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 13,500 9,000

Play Resumes

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

The cards are back in the air! Two more levels will be played before we bag and tag for the night.

As the tournament supervisor gave the order to shuffle up and deal, he announced that the rate of attrition for this tournament has been at around five players eliminated per minute. With 756 players now left in the field, if that rate stay the same for the final two levels, it would mean that only 156 would be left after the tenth level!


Cajelais Cast Away

[user135779] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

We got to Erik Cajelais' table just in time to see him move all in for his last 1,500 with {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, but he ran straight into the {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds} of Rob Perlman.

The dealer spread the board of {4-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Cajelais' day was done. We're now down to 756 players as we approach the final break of the day.

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A Hard Way To Go

Paul_Oresteen • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

We walked up on this hand just as Dan Smith's opponent called his all in. Smith held {A-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} and had to catch to beat his opponent's {K-Hearts} {K-Clubs}. The flop came {A-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} and Smith was ahead. The board finished {7-Clubs} {10-Clubs} and his opponent caught runner-runner diamonds and made a flush. After a quick count of the stacks, Smith was just barely behind and out of the tournament.

Smith's tablemate, Scott Seiver, told him as he left that he'd show him how to win one of these.

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Forrest Tries a Check-Raise-Bluff and Fails


We found Ted Forrest mixing it up at Table 58 just a few moments ago calling a raise preflop in the big blind. The Under the Gun player who had raised preflop, continued his aggression on a flop of {3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades} by betting out 600. The small blind made the call, and then the action was on Forrest who decided to move all-in. After tanking for a good couple of minutes the Under the Gun player made the call while the Small Blind folded.

Cards were flipped and it was Ted Forrest's {K-}{J-} versus his opponent's {8-}{8-}. The check-raise-bluff didn't exactly work for Forrest as the next two cards came out two misses, a {10-} and {10-}.

Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us Busted

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