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Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

An Orbit at the Sicko Table

MrCleverFox • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Tony Gregg is only one of the players at Brasilia 722

While every table in the field can arguably be described as stacked, Table 722 in the Brasilia Room must be one of the toughest.

Between the six players at that table, there is more than $35 million in live tournament earnings, and that doesn't count all the millions they've won online. Surprisingly, there are only two bracelets between the six of them: Sam Stein's win in 2011 in Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and Tony Gregg's victory in 2013 in Event #47: One Drop High Roller - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em.

We decided to keep track of a table for an orbit and watch some of the action.

Hand #1: Joe Elpayaa started with the button. Joe Kuether opened from the cutoff for 7,500, and Sam Stein called in the big blind.

The flop was {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, and Stein checked to Kuether, who bet 6,500. Stein folded.

Hand #2: Charlie Carrel raised to 7,000 from the button and was called by Dario Sammartino from the big blind.

The flop came {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}, and both players checked to see the {A-Hearts} on the turn, where they both checked again. On the {7-Diamonds} river, Sammartino checked again. Carrel put out a big bet of 30,000, and Sammartino folded quickly.

Hand #3: Action folded around to the blinds where Sammartino limped from the small blind, and Tony Gregg checked his option from the big blind.

Both players checked on the {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{J-Spades} flop to see the {9-Diamonds} on the turn. Sammartino checked for a second time, and Gregg bet 4,000. Sammartino called. On the {K-Spades} river, Sammartino checked again. This time, Gregg bet 9,500, and after some thought, Sammartino folded.

Hand #4: Gregg limped in from the small blind, and Kuether checked his option from the big.

On the {J-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop, Gregg led out with a bet of 3,5000, and Kuether called. The turn was the {6-Hearts}, and both players checked to see the {4-Hearts} on the river. Gregg bet 6,000, and Kuether promptly folded.

Hand #5: From the cutoff, Sammartino opened with a raise 7,500. Next to act, Gregg made it 20,000. Action folded around, and Sammartino called.

On the {5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop, Sammartino checked to Gregg. Gregg bet 18,500, and Sammartino did not take long to fold.

Hand #6: Carrel received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #7: Kuether raised from the cutoff to 6,500, and everyone folded.

Player Chips Progress
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 598,000 69,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 315,000 -25,500
Joseph Elpayaa us
Joseph Elpayaa
us 270,000 35,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 210,000 -4,000
Anthony Gregg us
Anthony Gregg
us 145,000 44,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 135,000

Tags: Charlie CarrelDario SammartinoJoe ElpayaaJoe KuetherSam SteinTony Gregg