Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Hands #1-3: Curzio Doubles Through Saul

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hand #1: Duy Ho raised to 36,000 and got a caller in Paul Sokoloff out of the big blind. On the {10-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop, Sokoloff checked, Ho bet 55,000, Sokoloff check-raised to 155,000, and Ho folded to give Sokoloff the pot.

Hand #2: Will Givens raised to 35,000 and Dutch Boyd, who was with him on the final table of the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event #33), walked by and wished him good luck.

Dmitrii Shchepkin three-bet to 76,000 and only Givens made the call. After the {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} flop, Givens bet and took down the pot.

Hand #3: Ivan Saul raised to 35,000 from early position and got two callers in Patrick Curzio and Givens in the blinds. On the {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, both players in the blinds checked and Saul made the continuation bet for 65,000.

Curzio then check-raised all in and Givens quickly folded. Saul asked for a count and eventually made the call.

Saul: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Curzio: {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

On the {8-Spades} turn, Curzio improved to a pair of eights and that would hold up after the {K-Diamonds} river as well to see him double up and leave the Argentinian very short.

Player Chips Progress
Patrick Curzio US
Patrick Curzio
US 755,000 378,000
Ivan Saul AR
Ivan Saul
AR 115,000 -343,000

Tags: Dmitrii ShchepkinIvan SaulPatrick CurzioPaul SokoloffWill Givens