$5,000 Main Event

Hands #62-66: Michael Gentili Flops a Boat

• Nível 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #62: Cliff Josephy raised to 240,000 from the cutoff with {a-Spades}{8-Spades}. Michael Vela moved all in with {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} from the small blind for his remaining 1,475,000 chips. As Josephy was thinking Vela looked at his rail and said, "The good news is I'm clearly way ahead." Josephy continued to stare at Vela and eventually folded. "Nice hand, Mike" he said.

Hand #63: Michael Vela was on the button with {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and limped in. Christian Harder was in the small blind with {9-Spades}{3-Hearts} and folded. Aleksei Opalikhin was in the big blind with {9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and checked his option. The flop was {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Opalikhin led out for 180,000. Vela folded.

Hand #64: Michael Gentili raised to 225,000 from under the gun with {k-Spades}{8-Spades}. Michael Vela called from the cutoff with {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, as did Aleksei Opalikhin from the small blind with {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Cliff Josephy was in the big blind with {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and thought about it for a moment before deciding to call as well. The flop came {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. Opalikhin, Josephy and Gentili all checked to Vela who moved all in for 1,520,000. Opalikhin said, "Nice move." Everyone folded.

Hand #65: Michael Vela was under the gun with {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and raised to 250,000. Michael Gentili was in the big blind with {j-Spades}{9-Spades} and decided to defend.

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Gentili checked and Vela bet 400,000. Gentili called. Vela asked, "Are you slow playing a jack, young man?"

The turn was the {2-Diamonds}. Both players checked.

The river was the {k-Clubs}. Gentili checked again, as did Vela. Gentili took the hand down with a full house, jacks full of nines.

Hand #66: Christian Harder had {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and raised to 240,000 from under the gun. Aleksei Opalikhin called with {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts} from the cutoff, as did Vela from the big blind with {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. The flop came {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Spades}. All players checked to the turn, which was the {6-Hearts}. Vela immediately went all in for 1,560,000. Everyone folded.

Tags: Aleksei OpalikhinChristian HarderCliff JosephyMichael GentiliMichael Vela