Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Break it Down!

[user135779] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The 55 remaining players are now taking their last 20-minute break of the night. During this time, the purple T500 chips will be colored-up and raced off.

Kenney Lets it Go After Big Standoff

Paul_Oresteen • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Bryn Kenney was in late position and opened for 21,000. James Boyle was in the big blind and made it 75,000 to go. Action folded back to Kenney and he min-raised to 150,000. Boyle called and the flop came {3-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} {Q-Spades}. Boyle led out with a 50,000 bet and Kenney called. The turn came {8-Diamonds} and Boyle took a long chug of his beer, finishing it in fact, and then announced all in.

Kenney leaned back in his chair and rubbed his head. He folded his hand and said, "I just had aces."

Tags: Bryn Kenney

Paris Loses Some


After a preflop raise, Bryan Paris and his opponent saw a flop of {4-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Both players checked and the turn came {6-Spades}. Once again they both checked to see the {A-Diamonds} fall on the river. his opponent checked once more and Paris fired out 18,500. After much deliberation, his opponent made the call tabling {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Paris mucked and was knocked down to 255,000.

Bryan Paris us
Bryan Paris
us 255,000 -45,000

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Sayonara Schwartz


Andy Philachack has collected Noah Schwartz's scalp to build his stack up to more than 300,000 as we approach the last break of the day.

From the under the gun, Schwartz moved the last of his money into the middle with {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}, but ran straight into Philachack's {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}, which made the nut flush after the dealer spread the board of {5-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}.

Andy Philachack us
Andy Philachack
us 300,000 85,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us Busted

Tags: Noah SchwartzAndy Philachack

Smith Doubles with Premium Hand

Paul_Oresteen • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Gavin Smith and two other opponents went to a flop of {7-Hearts} {Q-Spades} {6-Clubs}. The small blind bet 13,500, the big blind called and Smith moved all in. The small blind released but the big blind called.

Smith: {K-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}
Big Blind: {Q-Diamonds} {5-Spades}

The board finished {2-Clubs} {K-Hearts} and Smith doubled with a rivered set and is up to 335,000.

Tags: Gavin Smith

Chip Me Up!


Founder of ChipMeUp Rayan Nathan has just given another player his cue to leave as we tick over into 1am here in the Amazon Room.

From under the gun, an opponent shoved for 22,000 and the action folded around to Nathan on the button, who re-raised all-in for 188,000. The blinds got out of the way and then the players went to showdown:

UTG: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Nathan: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

The flop of {Q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} was golden for Nathan, as it gave him top set. The {J-Hearts} on the turn changed nothing, so needing one of the two kings left in the deck, the opponent was felted after the dealer peeled of the {9-Hearts} on the river.

Rayan Nathan
Rayan Nathan
381,000 297,200

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Philachack Chucks One Out


Andy Philachack is back up to 215,000 in chips after taking out another opponent.

From under the gun, a player moved all in with {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts} before Philachack called with {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts} before the others got out of the way. Neither hand improved on the board of {Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and that was all she wrote, sports fans.

Andy Philachack us
Andy Philachack
us 215,000 35,000

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Grippo Gets Cohen


Justin Cohen has just been sent to the rail at the hands of Nick Grippo, who is now on more than 560,000 in chips.

As Benjamin Volpe recalled to us, Cohen got the last of his stack in with {Q-}{J-}, but Grippo called with {Q-}{2-Clubs}, which caught a runner-runner flush on the board of {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-}{X-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
us 568,000 502,400
Justin Cohen
Justin Cohen

Tags: Justin CohenNick Grippo