Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Break Time

Paul_Oresteen • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The field has been sent on a 20 minute break.

Grudev Gaining Steam

Paul_Oresteen • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Mike Meyers opened for 8,500, Grudi Grudev called behind him and Andy Philachack called as well. The flop came {Q-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} {10-Diamonds}, Philachack checked, Meyers checked and Grudev fired out 13,000. Philachack called and Meyers folded. The turn came {6-Hearts} and Philachack check-called 29,000 from Grudev. The river came {K-Clubs}, Philachack checked and Grudev checked behind.

Philachack tabled {A-Spades} {Q-Spades} and Grudev showed {K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} for a rivered set, bringing him up to 520,000.

Tags: Grudi GrudevAdam PhilachackMike Meyers

Meyers Runs Into Aces


Brandon Meyers thought he would be quite ahead after he called a short stack's preflop all in while holding {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. Unfortunately for Meyers, his opponent held {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} and it held after the board came {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. His opponent's all in for 79,500 knocked Meyer's stack down to 195,000.

Brandon Meyers us
Brandon Meyers
us 195,000 -75,000

Tags: Brandon Meyers

Grudev Hits Philachack to Bump Up

Paul_Oresteen • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

We found this developing at the turn with a pot of at least 130,000 already in it. The board showed {J-Diamonds} {8-Hearts} {10-Clubs} {4-Hearts} and Grudi Grudev checked. Andy Philachack bet 55,500 and Grudev called. The river was {9-Diamonds}, Grudev checked and a deflated Philachack checked behind as well.

Grudev tabled {J-Clubs} {9-Hearts} for a rivered two pair and Philachack flashed {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts} for the nut flush draw. Philachack has fallen to 180,000 and Grudev has built his stack to 420,000.

Tags: Grudi GrudevAdam Philachack

Marcello's Makin' Moves


Marcello Iacino is now up to 385,000 after taking out another opponent.

Our field reporter picked up the action between a player in early position and Iacino on a flop that read {7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}; the early position player shoved for 98,500 with his {5-Spades}{5-Hearts} into a 55,000 pot, but was snapped off by Iacino who rolled up {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}.

Neither the turn of the {2-Clubs} nor the river {9-Clubs} changed the outcome and another one bites the dust.

Marcello Iacino
Marcello Iacino

Tags: Marcello Iacino

Royal Flush is Cool for Katz


Having started Day 2 of this event with only 14,900 in chips, Daryl Katz is now up to more than 100,000 after sending Jameson Painter to the rail in style!

All the money was in the middle before the flop; Painter moved the last of his short stack in with {A-}{J-}, but was called down by Katz who showed {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}.

The flop of {10-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{A-Clubs} put Painter out in front and he kept it when the turn came the {8-Diamonds}. However, everyone jumped out of their skin when the dealer peeled off the river {Q-Clubs}. There wasn't much Painter could do but shrug his shoulders and move on out.

Daryl Katz
Daryl Katz
Jameson Painter us
Jameson Painter
us Busted

Tags: Daryl CatzJameson Painter

Lichtenberger's Kings Hold


Action opened with a player moving all in from middle position for 43,500. A player in late position made the call and it folded around to Andrew Lichtenberger in the big blind. Lichtenberger also moved all in for 50,000 and the late position player made the call.

Lichtenberger: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
All in Player: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Late Position Player: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The board fell {Q-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Lichtenberger's kings were able to hold, awarding him a nice sized pot and a bust out in the process.

Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 148,000 -20,000

Tags: Andrew Lichtenberger

Names Found Only at the WSOP or Southern Rap Group

Paul_Oresteen • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Young Ji (pronounced Young G) and Au Dang (pronounced Aw Dang) built a pot north of 90,000 by the river. The board read {3-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {J-Spades}. As soon as the river card hit Ji moved all in for 113,500 and Dang called.

Ji tabled {J-Clubs} {10-Clubs} for trips and Dang held {A-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}.

Tags: Au DangYoung Ji