Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Break It Down

[user198205] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Players are now on another 20-minute break.

Nanonoko Navigating the Minefield


Action folded to a short-stacked player on the button and he moved all in for around 5,000. Randy Lew was in the big blind and made the quick call.

Lew: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Button: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

Lew was primed to eliminate his opponent as the flop came down {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. All diamonds were out on the board, but it was of no consequence as neither players held a diamond in their hand. The {5-Hearts} turn changed nothing, while the {J-Hearts} river gave Lew the knockout. He is up to 22,000.

Randy Lew
Randy Lew
22,000 16,500

Tags: Randy Lew

Cantu Can't Catch a Queen

[user198205] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

A player ended up all in for his last 7,300 against Brandon Cantu. The all-in player held the {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} and was ahead of Cantu's {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs} and the other player doubled while Cantu's stack dropped to 19,000.

Tags: Brandon Cantu

Dolan's Down, But Not Out

[user198205] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

We missed the hand, but we were told that Charles Dolan lost a 40,000 chip pot when his {4-}{4-} got outdrawn by another player's {10-}{10-} on a board reading {9-}{8-}{4-}{j-}{q-}. Dolan was left with only 3,500 after the hand.

Tags: Charles Dolan

Tony Dunst, Where Art Thou?


We're not sure of the specifics, but the dapper Tony Dunst has been eliminated from the tournament. After his elimination, Dunst Tweeted: "Busto, sooooooo tired"

It's fairly early in Vegas, so we're guessing he'll get a good night's sleep.

Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us Busted

Tags: Tony Dunst

Nguyen Off to the Races


After a player open with a standard raise, another player three bet holding {7-}{7-}. Kenny Nguyen looked down at {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and decided to move all in. The original raiser folded while the other player made the call, creating a pot worth 19,000.

It was off to the races as the flop came down {Q-}{9-}{2-Spades}, leaving Nguyen wanting. The {7-Spades} turn was interesting as it gave the sevens a set, but Nguyen a flush draw. That flush draw was filled when the {9-Spades} spiked on the river; however, it also paired the board and improved the sevens to a full house.

Nguyen was knocked down to 6,000 after the hand.

Kenny Nguyen
Kenny Nguyen
6,000 -2,700

Tags: Kenny Nguyen

Le Chipping Up


A player in middle position raised to 800, Allen Le and the cutoff both called, and the big blind raised to 5,900. The original raiser folded and Le went all in. The cutoff got out of the way and the big blind called putting himself at risk with his last 7,000 in chips.

Le: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Big Blind: {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and the other player hit the rail while Le's stack climbed to 21,200.


Tags: Allen Le

Hunting the Elusive White Whalen


An early-position player opened for 800 and received a call from Bob Whalen on the button. When the flop fell {2-Spades}{K-Hearts}{K-Spades}, the early-position player bet 1,150, Whalen called, and the {2-Diamonds} was put out on the turn. Both players checked, as they did on the {9-Diamonds} river, and Whalen rolled over {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. It was good as his opponent mucked.

Bob Whalen
Bob Whalen
8,500 5,000

Tags: Bob Whalen