Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max

Will the Thrill Indeed

Will Failla

Will Failla started out this recent hand by making it 6,000 from the cutoff. Nicolas Levi, on the button, then raised to 13,500. Failla made the call and both players witnessed a {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop. It was here that Failla check-called a bet of 11,500 from Levi.

An {8-Clubs} turn brought a repeat of action with Failla again check-calling a bet from Levi, this time 13,000. A river {10-Diamonds} saw Failla bet out 20,000. Levi then made it 45,000, Failla completed the call and was shown {J-Spades}{10-Spades} by his opponent for a jack-high straight. After the hand, Failla was knocked down to 46,500.

A hand later Failla was at it again, only this time against Cheong. Failla moved all in for 46,000 from the hijack and was called by Joseph Cheong on the button.

Failla: {A-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Cheong: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Failla was all in and behind for his tournament life. a {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{A-Spades} board brought Failla two pair, but it was only second best as Cheong's ace-ten was the better hand.

Player Chips Progress
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 325,000 80,000
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
fr 290,000 55,500
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us Busted

Tags: Joseph CheongNicolas LeviWill Failla