Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Alex Bolotin Doubles Up

123md • Level 7: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

With the board reading {J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and roughly 30,000 in the pot, Jordan Young bet 17,000 from the big blind. Alex Bolotin raised all in for 69,800 on the button, sending Young into the tank for about four minutes before he called.

Bolotin tabled {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} for a rivered set of sixes which turned out to be a one outer as Young mucked {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Bolotin doubled up to bring the stacks in their heads-up match to nearly even.

Jordan YoungAnd now he 1-outs me...we're even now
Jordan Young us
Jordan Young
us 175,000 -87,000
Alex Bolotin us
Alex Bolotin
us 165,000 87,000

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Who's Playing?

123md • Level 7: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Only three tables are currently playing while the rest are taking a dinner break. Here is an update on how they look:

Table 434: Jordan Young (262,000) vs. Alex Bolotin (78,000)

Table 445: David Trager (170,000) vs. David Malka (165,000)

Table 444: Josh Arieh (112,000) vs. Steven Curran (60,000) vs. Jan Christoph Von Halle (170,000)

(chip counts are approximate)


Dinner Break

mnuwwarah • Level 6: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Some tables have elected to take the full 60-minute dinner break, others a shorter 30-minute dinner break, and some just a quick break before returning to play at the next blind level.

Jaffee Advances

123md • Level 6: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Jared Jaffee Moving Onto Day 3
Jared Jaffee Moving Onto Day 3

Jared Jaffee raised on the button, Rupesh Pattni three-bet from the big blind and Jaffee called to see a {6-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} flop. Pattni check-raised a bet of Jaffee's, who responded with a reraise all in with the bigger stack. Pattni called all in with {A-}{A-}, leading Jaffee's {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}.

The {3-Clubs} turn gave Jaffee a seven-high straight and it held up through the {Q-Spades} river.

Jaffee is the second player to advance to Day 3, which will consist of 12 players.

Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us 354,000 108,000
Rupesh Pattni us
Rupesh Pattni
us Busted

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Interview: Scott Vener

BrettC • Level 6: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Scott Vener
Scott Vener

A self-proclaimed music curator, Scott Vener is the man behind the music of the hit shows Entourage, How To Make It In America and 90210, to name a few.

He is also an avid poker player, securing his first cash of the summer by winning his first table in Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. Vener is still alive here in this event, and we caught up with him for a quick chat prior to the restart of Day 2 to talk poker and music.

We know you as the man behind the music on Entourage. Are you involved in the movie that is due out next summer?

Yes. Actually we have three pick-up days that are shooting and the movie will be wrapped but I have already started working on it.

Poker players love the poker scene from series. Is there more poker in the movie?

Not this time. I wish. I was actually in that scene. It was Nick’s [Cassavetes] idea to do that scene.

Did you play poker on the set? Were you even on the set?

I’m not normally on the set. I’m a post-production person, so once they shoot everything I go to work and get involved.

I haven’t actually played as much poker over the last year and a half as I normally do.

Why? Just too busy?

Yeah. I am trying to launch my music app, Musaic. I have been working really hard on it and it’s really exciting. We will be doing an official launch soon.

How did you get involved playing poker?

The truth is I was at a party with a friend of mine and we were drinking. After 2 a.m. you can’t drink anywhere in L.A. and he suggested we go play poker. I didn’t even know there were casinos in L.A. So we went, I bought in for $100 and was hooked ever since. It was soon after that when I started learning the game.

Do you play in any of the infamous Hollywood cash games?

I don’t really play too many big cash games. I just play kind of small. I really like tournament poker more than cash games. So I mostly stick with that.

Check out the full interview at PokerNews.com.

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