Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,383,750
Players 1,025

Level Info

Level 12
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

Hands #51-58: Play Continues

poolshir • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Hand #51: Ben Maya raised to 75,000 from the under-the-gun position, and Thomas Boivin called from the button. The flop came {5-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, Maya bet continued for 100,000, and Boivin called. They both checked the {2-Clubs} on the turn, the river brought them the {7-Diamonds}. Maya check-folded to the 75,000-chip bet of Boivin.

Hand #52: Boivin opened to 60,000 from the button, and Maya called from the big blind. The flop came {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades}, and Maya check-called the 75,000-chip bet of Boivin. They both checked on the {7-Hearts} turn, the {5-Spades} on the river completed the board. Maya bet 200,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #53: Maya completed from the small blind, and Boivin opted to check. The flop gave them {3-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, and Maya check-called the 30,000-chip bet of Boivin. They both checked through the {10-Diamonds} on the turn and the {J-Spades} on the river. Maya showed {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, and Boivin had him bested with {8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}.

Hand #54: Boivin raised to 90,000 from the small blind, and Tim West looked at his cards. He asked Boivin if he knew of Dolly Parton. Boivin didn't. West open folded {9-}{5-} and explained who Parton is.

Hand #55: West completed from the small blind, and Maya opted to check. They both checked through the {8-Hearts}{J-Spades}{A-Diamonds} on the flop and the {4-Hearts} on the turn. The {3-Spades} on the river completed the board, West bet 30,000 and Maya folded.

Hand #56: West limped from the button, Maya completed from the small blind, and Boivin opted to check. They all checked through the {10-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} on the flop. The {8-Clubs} came on the turn, Maya checked, Boivin bet 80,000, and both West and Maya folded.

Hand #57: Boivin raised to 90,000 from the small blind, and West called. They both checked through the {K-Spades}{7-Spades}{9-Spades} on the flop. The turn was the {9-Hearts}, and Boivin check-called the 125,000-chip bet of West. The river gave them the {8-Diamonds}, and Boivin check-folded to the 325,000-chip bet of West.

Hand #58: Maya got a walk.

Tags: Ben MayaThomas BoivinTim West

Phachara Wongwichit Eliminated in 4th Place ($84,453)

Yardley • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Phachara Wongwichit - 4th Place
Phachara Wongwichit - 4th Place

Hand #50:

Ben Maya opened for 60,000 from the button, Thomas Boivin called from the small blind, and Phachara Wongwichit from the big blind.

The flop of {j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{a-Diamonds} was checked around, and the {2-Diamonds} hit the turn. Boivin bet 145,000, and Wongwichit moved all in. Maya folded, and Boivin called.

Phachara Wongwichit: {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Thomas Boivin: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

The river was the {k-Spades}, and Wongwichit was out.

Ben Maya il
Ben Maya
il 2,500,000 -1,100,000
Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit
th Busted

Tags: Ben MayaPanchara WongwichitThomas Boivin

Hands #44-49: Swapping Small Pots

Yardley • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Hand #44: Ben Maya opened, and Thomas Boivin called. It went to the river of a board {6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{k-Hearts}, where Maya bet 200,000 and won with his {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades} after Boivin called.

Hand #44: Phachara Wongwichit opened, and Maya called. The flop was {3-Spades}{a-Hearts}{j-Spades}, and Maya check-called a 45,000-chip bet. They checked the {j-Hearts} turn, and on the {5-Diamonds} river, Maya bet 100,000 and took the pot

Hand #45: Maya and Boivin, un-raised in the blinds, went to the turn of a {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} board, where Maya bet 30,000, and Boivin called. They checked the {q-Spades} river, and Maya won with {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for a pair of fives.

Hand #46: Maya limped button, and the blinds came along. The flop was {6-Spades}{a-Hearts}{2-Spades}, and a bet of 125,000 from Boivin took the pot.

Hand #47: Boivin opened for 60,000 from button to take the antes and blinds.

Hand #48: Limped blind on blind and to the turn of a {4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{5-Spades}{q-Spades} board, West checked, and Maya bet 30,000 to take it.

Hand #49: Tim West limped the button, Boivin checked his option, and the two saw a flop of {2-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}. A bet of 50,000 from West saw a rare pot go his way.

Tags: Ben MayaPhachara WongwichitTim West

Alex Rocha Eliminated in 5th Place ($62,602)

poolshir • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Alex Rocha
Alex Rocha

Hand #42:

Alex Rocha raised to 50,000 from the cutoff, and Tim West three-bet to 180,000 from the button. Ben Maya called from the small blind, and Rocha shoved all in for 932,000 in total. West folded, and Maya asked for the initial raise of 180,00 to be pulled in the pot so he could see how much more he had to put in. The dealer did just that. Maya counted out the chips and some other stacks, and in the end, he called.

Ben Maya: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Alex Rocha: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{A-Spades}. Maya rivered an ace to give him top pair and knock Rocha out of the tournament.

Ben Maya il
Ben Maya
il 3,600,000 1,800,000
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
us Busted

Tags: Alex RochaBen MayaTim West

Level:
8
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
4,000

Hands #41-42: Boivin Stays Active

poolshir • Level 7: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Hand #41: Thomas Boivin raised to 55,000 from the cutoff, and Phachara Wongwichit called from the button. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and Boivin check-called the 85,000-chip bet of Wongwichit. The turn gave them the {4-Spades}, and Boivin check-called the 225,000-chip bet of Wongwichit. The {4-Diamonds} on the river completed the board, on which they both checked. Boivin showed {J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a flopped flush, and Wongwichit mucked.

Hand #42: Boivin raised to 50,000 from the under-the-gun position, and Ben Maya called from the big blind. The flop came {2-Clubs}{A-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, and Maya check-called the 25,000-chip bet of Boivin. They both checked through the {J-Clubs} on the turn. The river brought them the {A-Diamonds} to complete the board, Boivin checked, Maya bet 75,000, and Boivin folded.

Tags: Ben MayaPhachara WongwichitThomas Boivin

Hands #37-40: Alex Rocha Doubles Up

Yardley • Level 7: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Alex Rocha - Double Up
Alex Rocha - Double Up

Hand #37: Thomas Boivin opened under the gun, and Ben Maya defended his big blind. They checked it down to the river of a board reading {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, where Maya bet 100,000, and Boivin called. Maya won, showing {9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

Hand #38: Phachara Wongwichit opened for 48,000 under the gun, and Boivin three-bet to 165,000 in the big blind. Wongwichit called. The flop was {7-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, Boivin bet 125,000, and Wongwichit called. They checked the turn {2-Diamonds}, and a bet of 150,000 from Wongwichit on the {6-Clubs} river took the pot.

Hand #39: Wong got a walk.

Hand #40: Maya opened for 60,000, and Alex Rocha called from the big blind. The flop was {7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Rocha checked, Maya bet 200,000, and Rocha moved all in for 402,000. Maya called.

Alex Rocha: {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Ben Maya: {5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

The turn was the {9-Clubs}, and the {8-Diamonds} on the river delivered a flush and a double-up for Rocha.

Ben Maya il
Ben Maya
il 1,800,000 -372,000
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
us 800,000 228,000

Tags: Alex RochaBen MayaPhachara Wongwichit

Hands #32-36: No Showdowns

poolshir • Level 7: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Hand #32: Thomas Boivin raised to 50,000 from the under-the-gun position. Ben Maya called in the big blind. The flop came {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{10-Spades} and Maya check-folded on the 50,000 bet of Boivin.

Hand #33: Boivin got a walk.

Hand #34: Maya raised to 60,000 from the button, Phachara Wongwichit shoved all in from the big blind, and Maya folded.

Hand #35: Boivin limped in from the button, Wongwichit completed from the small blind, and Alex Rocha opted to check. The flop came {6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and both Wongwichit and Rocha checked. Boivin opened to 30,000, Wongwichit called, and Rocha folded. The turn brought the {8-Spades} and Wongwichit check-called the 125,000 bet of Boivin. The {9-Hearts} on the river completed the board, Wongwichit opened to 110,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #36: Rocha completed from the small blind and Tim West opted to check. They both checked through the {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} on the flop. The turn was the {2-Hearts}, Rocha opened to 26,000, and West called. The {2-Clubs} came on the river and West check-folded on the 90,000 bet of Rocha.

Tags: Alex RochaBen MayaPhachara WongwichitThomas BoivinTim West

Level:
7
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
4,000