Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Blain Flushed with Chips


Facing a preflop raise to 350, Jose Ignacio Barbero and Dermot Blain made the call next to act before Andre Akkari three-bet his button to 1,400.

The three active players all made the call to see a {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Spades} flop fall with all four players checking it through as the {K-Spades} landed on the turn.

Team PokerStars Pro Brazil member Andre Akkari fired a delayed continuation-bet of 2,700 only to find some heat from the original raiser when he made it 6,950 to go.

Barbero passed, but with the action on APPT Macau Champion Blain, he pushed all in for 19,050. Akkari passed and Blain was met with a call.

Blain: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Opponent: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

With Blain trailing in both hand strength and chips, he would be fortunate enough to spike the {Q-Spades} on the river to see him make a flush and soar to nearly 50,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
ie 48,500 33,500
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 14,000 -1,000
Jose Ignacio Barbero ar
Jose Ignacio Barbero
ar 8,800 -600

Tags: Dermot BlainAndre AkkariJose Ignacio Barbero