Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Chip Counts

123md • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante
Jamie Armstrong us
Jamie Armstrong
us 49,000 28,000
Takashi Ogura jp
Takashi Ogura
jp 46,000 46,000
Dan Buzgon us
Dan Buzgon
us 44,000 28,500
Manuel Bevand fr
Manuel Bevand
fr 40,000 7,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 38,000 14,000
Nick Jivkov bg
Nick Jivkov
bg 34,000 2,000
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us 33,500 5,500
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 26,000 11,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 26,000 26,000
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 18,500 -3,500
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 14,000 -12,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 10,300 -4,700
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 7,000 2,000
Johannes Strassmann
Johannes Strassmann
Nam Le us
Nam Le
us Busted
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
us Busted

It Was the Best of Times

[user101598] • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante

Before the level changed, Micah Raskin opened to 750 in the cutoff, Chris Brammer called in the small blind, and Matt O'Donnell defended his big blind. The flop fell {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}, both Brammer and O'Donnell checked, and Raskin continued for 1,500. Only O'Donnell called.

The turn was the {8-Hearts}, O'Donnell checked again, and Raskin fired out 3,000. O'Donnell check-raised to what looked like 10,000 or so, prompting Raskin to fold.

"Now's the best time to show a bluff," Raskin told him.

O'Donnell, who had mucked his cards, reached for one that was retrievable, sweated it, and flipped over the {5-Diamonds} with a grin on his face.

Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
us 49,800 -200
Matt O'Donnell us
Matt O'Donnell
us 28,500 13,500
Chris Brammer gb
Chris Brammer
gb 17,000 2,000

Tags: Chris BrammerMicah RaskinMatt O'Donnell

Top Two for Lindgren

[user101598] • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante

Three players, including Matt Marafioti and Erick Lindgren took a flop of {6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades}. All three checked.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds}, and the action checked to Lindgren, who fired out 1,100. Marafioti folded, and the third player called.

The {a-Diamonds} completed the board, the player checked again, and Lindgren tossed out 2,800. The player tanked for quite some time, then made the call. Lindgren flipped over {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for aces and jacks, earning him the pot.

Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 35,600 3,600

Tags: Erick LindgrenMatt Marafioti


Chip Counts From Around the Room

123md • Level 5: 150-300, 0 ante
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 52,000 9,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 51,000 -2,000
Max Lykov
Max Lykov
42,000 27,000
Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
us 36,000 24,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
uy 31,000 16,000
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 26,000
Jamie Armstrong us
Jamie Armstrong
us 21,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 20,000 5,000
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 19,000 4,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 18,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 16,000 8,400
Dan Buzgon us
Dan Buzgon
us 15,500
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 14,500 -500
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 14,500
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 14,000
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
us 12,000
Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
us 11,000 -4,000
Ty Reiman us
Ty Reiman
us 10,500 -4,500
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
us 9,000 -6,000
Mickey Petersen dk
Mickey Petersen
dk 7,500 -5,300
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 7,000 -8,000
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 5,500 -9,500
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us Busted

"Sure Looked Like a Set"

[user101598] • Level 5: 150-300, 0 ante

When we arrived at Table 364, Ted Lawson and Andrey Zaichenko were heads up on a board of {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs}. Lawson checked, Zaichenko fired out 7,250 into a pot of around 10,000, and Lawson called.

The river was the {k-Spades}, Lawson checked again, and Zaichenko moved all in for 14,725. After moving all of his chips in the middle, the Russian turned his attention to his iPad. Zaichenko is notorious for grinding on his iPad while grinding at the table, and for the next four minutes he was slashing away, clicking through various pages including Facebook and, of course, PokerNews.com.

While Zaichenko was busy trying to consume all that the internet has to offer, Lawson was deep in thought. He cut out enough chips to make the call, pushed them back into his stack, and then grabbed them once more. Holding them above the felt, he looked at the board, then at Zaichenko, then back at the board.

Finally, John Eames called the clock on Lawson, and the floor was summoned. With about 15 seconds left in his time bank, Lawsone dropped the chips onto the felt.

"Set's good," he blurted, flinging {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} face up into the middle of the table.

Zaichenko frowned, told Lawson that he was good, and mucked his hand before packing up his bag and leaving.

"Wow!" Lawson exclaimed when Zaichenko mucked. "Wow! Sure looked like a set."

Lawson now sits with around 75,000 chips, and appears to be one of our chip leaders.

Ted Lawson us
Ted Lawson
us 75,000 37,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru Busted

Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoTed Lawson