Event 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Defending Versus Dang


The all-in bets have slowed down a bit, but here are a couple of recent hands resulting in some less dramatic chip movement. Both involved players in the blinds defending against late-position pressure from Yen Dang.

In the first, Dang raised to 25,000 from the button and got one caller in Debbie Pechac in the big blind. The flop arrived {K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}, and Pechac led for 60,000. Dang called. The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and again Pechac bet out, this time 65,000. Dang called once more.

The river brought the {8-Hearts} and a 100,000-chip bet from Pechac, and this time Dang gave up her hand.

Soon after Dang was involved in another hand in which she'd opened from late position and got a caller from the blinds, this time Jan Howard in the big blind. The flop came {A-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Spades}, and as Pechac had done before, Howard led with a bet of 35,000 which Dang called. Howard then checked the {9-Spades} turn, and when Dang bet 60,000, Howard called.

Howard checked the {K-Clubs} river, and a wary Dang checked behind. Howard showed {Q-Spades}{5-Spades} for a queen-high flush, and Dang let her hand go.

Player Chips Progress
Jan Howard
Jan Howard
870,000 98,000
Debbie Pechac US
Debbie Pechac
US 845,000 226,000
Yen Dang us
Yen Dang
us 412,000 -291,000

Tags: Debbie PechacJan HowardYen Dang