Live Events 2
Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer's Choice

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 419

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0



Wheel For Chen

Josh_Cahlik • Level 22

2-7 Triple Draw

Daniel Idema raised the button and Bill Chen made it three bets from the big blind. Idema called and watched as Chen stood pat on the first draw. Idema picked two, Chen fired a bet, and Idema called.

Chen once again stood pat and Idema pulled two. Chen led out with a bet and this time, Idema opted to fold.

"Wheel!" exlaimed Chen, showing {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for a pat wheel. He picked up the pot and now has about 370,000 in chips.

Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 370,000 52,500
Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 165,000 -49,000

Tags: Bill ChenDaniel Idema

Final Table Underway

mnuwwarah • Level 22

Nine minutes remain in Level 22, and final table play is back underway with more triple draw, Daniel Idema's game of choice.

Break Time

Josh_Cahlik • Level 22

The final six players are currently on a 20-minute break.

Marco Johnson Eliminated in 7th Place ($13,411)

mnuwwarah • Level 22
Marco Johnson - 7th Place
Marco Johnson - 7th Place

2-7 Triple Draw

Robert Mizrachi opened in the cutoff, and Marco Johnson made it three bets on the button. Mizrachi reraised to put Johnson all in, and Johnson called. Mizrachi drew one while Johnson asked for two. Mizrachi evidently liked what he saw, because he went pat while Johnson continued to draw, one this time. Action went the same on the final draw.

Mizrachi: {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Johnson: {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

Johnson could win with a nine, eight, six or four. He squeezed out his card, quietly turning over the {2-Clubs} for a pair, ending his tournament.

Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us Busted

Tags: Marco JohnsonRobert Mizrachi

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Johnson Doubles Through Idema

Josh_Cahlik • Level 22


Two hands into the unofficial final table, Daniel Idema raised from early position. Marco Johnson three-bet shipped all in from the small blind and it folded back to Idema who called.

Marco Johnson22Pat
Daniel Idema222

Both Johnson and Idema took two cards on the first two draws. For the final draw, Johnson stood pat while Idema once again pulled two. Johnson fanned {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} while Idema showed {5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} and was drawing. He pulled his first draw - the {Q-Diamonds}. We missed his final card as he squeezed it out and threw it into the muck, but he missed his draw, allowing Johnson to scoop for the double.

Johnson now has 62,000 in chips while Idema has dropped to 230,000

Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 230,000 -20,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 62,000 26,000

Tags: Marco JohnsonDaniel Idema

Arthur Morris Eliminated in 8th Place ($13,411)

mnuwwarah • Level 22
Arthur Morris - 8th Place
Arthur Morris - 8th Place

Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better

Robert Mizrachi bet 15,000 on a {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop, and Aaron Schaff potted from the button. Arthur Morris repotted for 272,000 in the small blind, and Mizrachi folded. Schaff moved in, and Morris called off the remainder of his stack.

Morris: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Schaff: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}

Schaff had a massive wrap with a flush draw and top pair, while Morris held the nut flush draw, a gutter to a nut straight, and a pair. The {6-Clubs} turn was a brick, and the {8-Diamonds} river left Schaff's kings up as the winner.

Aaron Schaff us
Aaron Schaff
us 696,000 256,000
Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us Busted

Tags: Arthur MorrisAaron Schaff

Kassela Quarters Abbott

Josh_Cahlik • Level 22

Omaha 8

On a board of {2-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, Frank Kassela led out with a bet. Abbott announced a raise and Kassela instantly came over the top for three bets total. Abbott called to see a river.

The final card was the {J-Diamonds} and Kassela led out once more, moving all in. Abbott called and the hands were turned on their backs.

Kassela: {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Abbott: {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}

Both players had the same high, playing their five-trey for the straight. Kassela, however, had the nut low with ace-trey to take down the low. Kassela was pushed three quarters of the pot and now sits around 130,000 in chips.

Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 130,000 25,000
Shane Abbott US
Shane Abbott
US 85,000 -45,000

Tags: Frank KasselaShane Abbott