Eventos ao Vivo 2
Event #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix



Nível: 9

PLO/PLO8/Big O/PLTD: Ante 100 - SB 300 - BB 600
NLHE: Ante 150 - SB 300 - BB 600

Anderson Gets Lucky To Become Chip Leader

MrCleverFox • Nível 8: 300-600, 150 ante

Big O

Calvin Anderson opened with a raise to 1,300 under the gun. From the cutoff a player reraised to 4,200. Action folde back to Anderson who dropped into the tank.

"I'm gonna have to get lucky here," Anderson said. "Do you want me to try to get lucky?"

"You do what's best for you," Anderson's opponent said.

Anderson opted to just call and the two took a flop of {2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Both players checked and the {5-Hearts} came on the turn. Anderson plopped out a pot size bet that would put his opponent all in and he quickly called.

Anderson showed {6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{2-Hearts}{J-Spades} for a low and a straight. His opponent was just holding {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for ace seven for a low and two pair. The river was the {J-Clubs} and that would be it for the player. Anderson took down the pot and moved into the chip lead just before break.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 113,500 22,100

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will_shill • Nível 8: 300-600, 150 ante

Players are going on their final 15-minute break of the day. Late registration will close at the culmination of this break.

A Few of the Emerging Chip Leaders

MrCleverFox • Nível 8: 300-600, 150 ante

"Did you play good or bad to get all those chips?" Someone asked Marco Johnson as he was moved into a new table.

"A little bit of both," he responded with a smile.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 95,500 44,500
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 94,000 46,000
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 91,400 42,900
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 82,000 42,500
Tuan Le us
Tuan Le
us 81,000 40,500
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 79,000 32,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 73,000 1,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 72,500 -2,000

Monster Pot Goes to Ryan Hughes

MrCleverFox • Nível 8: 300-600, 150 ante

Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

There was already over 32,000 in the pot when we arrived at the table. Ryan Hughes was in the tank as his opponent had moved all in for over 10,000. Players had just completed the second draw. Hughes eventually decided to cut out the chips and he called, then drew one.

"F#@$," his opponent said. Then he drew one.

Hughes showed {7-}{6-}{4-}{2-} while his opponent held {8-}{7-}{3-}{2-}. Hughes turned up a {2-} as his final draw and the other player had a good shot to double up, but he paired with an {8-} on the third draw and he was eliminated from the tournament.

According to Ian O'Hara who was also on the table, the player had stood pat on the previous street and was trying to execute a bluff that failed.

"If he had more chips maybe," Hughes said.

"I should've called," another player at the table said. "I had a pat ten."

Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 72,000 43,000

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Joao Simao Doubles Up in Comical Fashion

will_shill • Nível 8: 300-600, 150 ante
Joao Simao in action earlier this summer
Joao Simao in action earlier this summer

Pot-limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Joao Simao was all in before the first draw heads-up against another player.

On the first drew, his opponent stood pat and Simao stood pat also. The dealer looked perplexed but, with some guidance from David "ODB" Baker, she burnt a card ready for the second "draw".

Both players stood pat again, and the dealer burnt for the third draw.

Simao's opponent stood pat for a third time and Simao smiled, agonizing over his decision before eventually deciding to draw one.

His opponent showed {9-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and Simao looked semi-relieved showing {9-}{4-}{3-}{2-} having said he had thrown away a {10-}.

He drew a {5-} completing a better low than his opponent and doubled up.

Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 27,000

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Nível: 8

PLO/PLO8/Big O/PLTD: Ante 75 - SB 250 - BB 500
NLHE: Ante 125 - SB 250 - BB 500

Middendorf Continues to Befuddle His Table

MrCleverFox • Nível 7: 250-500, 125 ante

Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Jerome Middendorf doesn't have a World Series of Poker cash to his name. He has no bracelets, no known live tournament cashes, no circuit rings. But he's holding his own at a table full of sharks today, despite having to ask the rules a few times.

In a recent hand he took on five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Jason Mercier.

Middendorf limped in from the cutoff before being raised to 1,400 by Mercier. Randy Ohel folded his big blind and with a dead button it was back on Middendorf, who called.

Both players took two cards and Middendorf checked. Mercier bet 2,000 and Middendorf called.

On the second draw Middendorf took two again and Mercier took one. Middendorf checked then Mercier made it 6,300. Middendorf then plopped in a stack of T1,000 chips for a raise.

"He has to make it 12,600," Mercier said, noticing the raise was a little short of a full raise. So Middendorf put in the chips to make it 12,600 total.

Mercier then went into the tank. He counted his chips, looked at his hand, then eventually decided it was time to release. Mercier folded and Middendorf took down the pot.

With his performance today, Middendorf is proving the cliché-old adage that anyone can win.

Jerome Middendorf
Jerome Middendorf
58,800 27,800
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 19,800 -3,200

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Brian Rast Doubles Through Paul Volpe

will_shill • Nível 7: 250-500, 125 ante
Brian Rast
Brian Rast

Three players were still in the hand on a {10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop. One player checked to Brian Rast who bet 4,700 or around pot.

Paul Volpe craned his neck to see how many chips Rast had behind before re-potting. The third player in the hand folded and Rast called.

Volpe: {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Rast: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

The turn was the {j-Hearts} and the river the {4-Spades}. Rast's pair of jacks was good to double up.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 32,000 8,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 30,000 8,500

Tags: Brian RastPaul Volpe