Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Hands #31-34: Blair over Laka

Jan_Kores • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Hand #31: Jake Schindler limped from the button, David Peters completed out of the small blind, and Shawn Buchanan checked his option from the big blind to see the {8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop. Peters and Buchanan checked to Schindler who fired 80,000, earning a call from Peters and a fold from Buchanan.

The {3-Spades} turn was checked through and Peters checked the {2-Diamonds} river as well. Schindler reached to his stack and slid forward a 180,000 bet. Peters paused for over a minute and then finally decided to fold.

Hand #32: Second to act, Eric Blair made it 90,000 and only big blind David Laka called. Laka led out 85,000 when the {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop landed and Blair matched the price.

They continued to the {J-Clubs} turn where Laka slowed down, checking. Blair fired 260,000 and Laka quickly folded.

Hand #33: Blair raised to 90,000 again and earned three callers: Schindler (hijack), Peters (cutoff), and John Amato (big blind). The {7-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} flop was checked and they went four-way to the {6-Diamonds} turn. Amato led out 185,000 and all remaining players gave up.

Hand #34: Laka raised to 80,000 on the button and Blair defended his big. Blair check-called 70,000 on the {9-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop before both players tapped the {7-Diamonds} turn and {3-Hearts} river. Blair showed {10-Hearts}{9-Spades} and Laka mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Eric Blair us
Eric Blair
us 2,000,000 200,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 1,500,000 -100,000
John Amato us
John Amato
us 1,500,000 400,000
David Laka es
David Laka
es 1,200,000 -400,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 1,000,000 -200,000

Tags: David LakaDavid PetersEric BlairJake SchindlerJohn Amato