Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Kevin Chiem Eliminated in 9th Place ($6,192)

gqzdaddy • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Kevin Chiem

Hand #5

Kevin Chiem opened on the button for 20,000 and John Taylor made the call from the small blind. The flop was the {4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Taylor checked. Chiem bet 27,000, Taylor raised and Chiem quickly announced "all in" and it was a snap-call from Taylor.

They had both flopped top pair, but Taylor had the best of it with the {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}, as Chiem flipped over {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. The turn was the {6-Clubs} and the river {9-Clubs} was also of no help to Chiem and he is the first casualty of the final table.

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