Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Holbrook Busto


Having taken a hit to his stack earlier in the day, Benjamin Volpe has now moved back up amongst the chip leaders after taking out Nick Holbrook.

On a board that read {10-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Spades}, Holbrook bet out before Volpe shoved. Holbrook thought about it for some time before making the call, showing down {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for two pair, ahead of the {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} of Volpe.

However, the {J-Diamonds} spiked on the river to give Volpe Broadway and sent Holbrook on his way.

Benjamin Volpe
Benjamin Volpe
304,000 176,000
Nick Holbrook
Nick Holbrook

Tags: Benjamin VolpeNick Holbrook


Zemel's Rough Day Ends

Paul_Oresteen • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

David Zemel has had a rough Day 2. After finishing second in chips last night, his stack slowly diminished throughout the day. Finally, he was in late position with a raise to 7,000 in front of him from Jason Gravatt and Zemel shoved his short stack. Action folded around back to Gravatt and he called.

Zemel: {A-Clubs} {6-Clubs}
Gravatt: {K-Spades} {Q-Spades}

The board ran {J-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} and Zemel's tortuous day ended.

Tags: David ZemelJason Gravatt

Parker Takes One Down

Josh_Cahlik • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Action folded around to Brock Parker in late position who made it 6,500 to go. The player in the big blind made the call and the two players saw a flop of {8-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts}. The big blind checked and Parker bet out 9,500. A call was made and the {7-Clubs} came on the turn.

Both players checked fourth street and the {9-Spades} rivered. The big blind checked for a third time and Parker pushed out 11,500. The big blind folded and Parker took down the pot, bringing his stack to 118,000.

Tags: Brock Parker

Pickett's Piling Up


Since the field has been reduced to 119 players, the action at the tables has slowed considerably, but Mike Pickett has quietly been accumulating chips to move up to almost 330,000.

From under the gun, Mike Pickett raised to 7,000 and another player in middle position called before the action folded around to the big blind, who also called to make it three-handed to a flop of {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, which they all checked before the big blind led out for 10,000 on the turn of the {2-Diamonds}.

Pickett called and the middle position player folded, then the two players checked the river {K-Clubs} before the big blind showed down {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Pickett tabled {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for two pair to take down the pot.

Mike Pickett
Mike Pickett
330,000 70,000

Tags: Mike Pickett

Smith's Looking Chipper


The action folded around to Gavin Smith who raised from the cutoff before the player in the small blind shoved for 32,500 with {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. Smith called, showing {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}.

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and the payout list has itself another player. Smith is now almost up to 260,000.

Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 258,000 48,000

Tags: Gavin Smith

Peery Pays the Price


The action folded around to John Cook who raised to 6,500 before Bruce Peery shoved for an additional 30,000. Cook went into the tank, then elected to call with his {Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}. Peery looked sheepish as he turned up his {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

The board was spread {5-Spades}{J-Clubs}{K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Peery's hand-in-the-cookie-jar moment cost him his tournament life. Cook is now on more than 250,000 in chips as a result!

John Cook
John Cook
250,000 174,600
Bruce Peery us
Bruce Peery
us Busted

Tags: Bruce PeeryJohn Cook

Sombero Knocks Out Grosso

Paul_Oresteen • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Sergio Grosso moved his short stack all in from late position and Brian Sombero called behind him. The rest of the table folded and the hands were tabled.

Grosso: {A-Spades} {10-Hearts}
Sombero: {K-Spades} {J-Spades}

The board ran {Q-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {2-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {6-Hearts}. Grosso missed his straight draw and Sombero's pair sent him to the rail.

Tags: Sergio GrossoBrian Sombero

Play Resumes

[user135779] • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

The cards are back in the air!