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



Level: 22

LIMIT FLOP/DRAW GAMES - 5,000 10,000 10,000-20,000
STUD GAMES 2,000 3,000 10,000 10,000-20,000
NO-LIMIT (2-7/HOLDEM) AND POT-LIMIT GAMES 1,500 2,500 5,000

All You Have to Do is Ask

mnuwwarah • Level 21

Stud Eight-or-Better

Bill Chen completed showing a {2-Spades}, and Frank Kassela raised with a {2-Diamonds}. Chen called, and he called fourth as well before raising to put Kassela all in on fifth.

Chen: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}/{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Kassela: {5-Spades}{6-Hearts}/{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

"Come on, let me hit an out one time," Kassela said. "Give me a three."

Chen was the one catching a {3-Spades}, but Kassela got what he asked for with the {3-Clubs}.

"Yesss," he said with a fist pump.

Kassela still needed to fade a spade to scoop the whole pot, and Chen turned over an {8-Hearts} on the river, meaning Kassela's hand was a lock.

Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 330,500 -69,500
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 105,000 60,000

Tags: Bill ChenFrank Kassela

Abbott's Queen-Low is Good

Josh_Cahlik • Level 21

2-7 Triple Draw

Frank Kassela raised from the small blind and Shane Abbott called from the big blind. On the first draw, Kassella drew two cards while Abbott opted for just one. Kassela check-called a bet and both players took one card on the second draw. Kassela checked for a second time, Abbott led out, and Kassela called.

For the final draw, Kassela took one and Abbott stood pat. Both players checked the final betting round.

"Pair of fives," said Kassela.

Abbott tabled {Q-}{9-}{6-}{4-}{2-} for a queen-low and was awarded the pot. He's up to about 130,000 in chips while Kassela has dropped to 45,000.

Shane Abbott US
Shane Abbott
US 130,000 54,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 45,000 -105,000

Tags: Frank KasselaShane Abbott

Chen Doubles in Huge Hold'em Pot

mnuwwarah • Level 21
Bill Chen picked up aces.
Bill Chen picked up aces.

No-Limit Hold'em

Shane Abbott opened to 8,000 on the button, and Bill Chen three-bet to 27,000 in the small blind. Abbott made the call, and the flop came {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. Chen bet 50,000, and Abbott thought for about 30 seconds before announcing all in.

"I call," Chen said with a shrug.

Chen: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Abbott: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

Abbott had seen the worst possible flop, but he did pick up some chopping outs on the {k-Spades} turn. The {3-Clubs} river was a blank though, and Chen took nearly all of "Moose's" chips, doubling for 170,500.

"Nice game choice," Abbott muttered to himself.

Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 400,000 214,500
Shane Abbott US
Shane Abbott
US 76,000 -114,000

Tags: Bill ChenShane Abbott

Melissa Burr Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,944)

Josh_Cahlik • Level 21
Melissa Burr - 9th Place
Melissa Burr - 9th Place

Stud 8

Abbott: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts} / {x-}
Burr: {x-}{x-} / {K-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs} / {x-}
Kassela: {x-}{x-} / {A-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} / {x-}

On sixth street, a short-stacked Melissa Burr was first to act and led out with an all in bet. Frank Kassela and Shane Abbott called and the trio of players received their final card. Kassela checked and Abbot checked it back. Kassela showed {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for a pair of kings and Abbott tabled {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, announcing that he was rolled up. Burr shrugged and showed {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{x-}, unable to best Abbott's trips. Burr was eliminated in 9th place, just shy of her third final table of the summer. She collected $9,944 in prize money.

Shane Abbott US
Shane Abbott
US 190,000 32,500
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 150,000 -3,000
Melissa Burr us
Melissa Burr
us Busted

Tags: Frank KasselaMelissa BurrShane Abbott

Idema Still Sliding

mnuwwarah • Level 21

Omaha Eight-or-Better

Daniel Idema's poor early luck continued, as he check-raised a {10-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} flop heads up against Aaron Schaff. Schaff called, then called another barrel on the {10-Spades} turn. Idema checked the {a-Clubs} river, and Schaff bet.

"This would be sick," Idema said, putting in a call.

"Aces full," Schaff said, showing {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{j-Spades} for a straight on the flop and a boat on the river.

Idema showed {k-}{10-} for a turned full house before mucking.

Aaron Schaff us
Aaron Schaff
us 440,000 65,000
Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 120,000 -45,000

Tags: Aaron SchaffDaniel Idema

Jen Harman Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,944)

Josh_Cahlik • Level 21
Jennifer Harman - 10th Place
Jennifer Harman - 10th Place

Stud 8

Schaff: {x-}{x-} / {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{K-Hearts} / {x-}
Harman: {x-}{x-} / {2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} / {x-}

Picking up with the action on fourth street, Aaron Schaff led out with ace-jack showing and Jen Harman called with king-deuce. Schaff once again had first action on fifth street and fired out another bet. Harman called and the two were dealt sixth street. Schaff bet once more and Harman called all in for less, allowing the two to turn their hole cards over.

Harman showed {8-Diamonds}{x-} and was in the lead with a pair of eights against Schaff's {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a pair of sixes. Schaff tabled his seventh street card first - the {3-Hearts} - giving him two pair and the lead. Harman squeezed out the {7-Clubs}, which was no help to the two-time bracelet winner. She was eliminated in 10th place and Schaff's stack now sits around 375,000.

Aaron Schaff us
Aaron Schaff
us 375,000 43,000
Jen Harman US
Jen Harman
US Busted

Tags: Aaron SchaffJen Harman

Level: 21

LIMIT FLOP/DRAW GAMES - 4,000 8,000 8,000-16,000
STUD GAMES 2,000 2,000 8,000 8,000-16,000
NO-LIMIT (2-7/HOLDEM) AND POT-LIMIT GAMES 1,000 2,000 4,000

Shuffle Up And Deal!


Cards are in the air for the final day of Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer's Choice!