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Event #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix



Lee Markholt Makes a Big Laydown Against Mike Matusow

will_shill • Nível 4: 100-200, 50 ante

No-Limit 5 Card Draw

Mike Matusow raised to 600 from the small blind. Lee Markholt called in the big blind.

Matusow drew one and Markholt two.

Matusow checked and Markholt bet 1,200. Matusow raised to 5,000.

Markholt folded {k-}{k-}{k-} and we were told by Todd Brunson that Matusow had flashed both him and Markholt a full house.

Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 15,000 2,000

Tags: Lee MarkholtMike MatusowTodd Brunson

Wasserson Collects From Madsen

MrCleverFox • Nível 4: 100-200, 50 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

While we didn't catch the action of the hand, we came to the table with Eric Wasserson showing {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} on a board of {3-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{2-Spades} for a straight and a low. He had a bet of 7,600 in front of him that Madsen was forced to pay off. Madsen counted out the chips and was left with just 4,400.

As Madsen was passing over the chips, Brandon Cantu approached the table and sat down.

"Oh, now you're here," Madsen said to Cantu.

"Yeah," Cantu replied. "Maybe I can turn it around for you."

"I had ace-five and a set," Madsen said to Cantu about the hand.

Eric Wasserson us
Eric Wasserson
us 19,000 19,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 12,500 12,500
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 4,400 -7,500

Tags: Brandon CantuEric WassersonJeff Madsen

Christopher Vitch Gets Quartered

will_shill • Nível 4: 100-200, 50 ante

Big O

Christopher Vitch raised to 350. Jerome Middendorf called from the small blind, as did Jason Mercier from the big blind.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. It checked to Vitch who bet 800. Middendorf called and Mercier folded.

The turn was the {10-Hearts} and Middendorf check-called a bet of 1,700 from Vitch.

The river was the {j-Clubs} and Vitch bet pot. Middendorf called.

Vitch: {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Middendorf: {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}

Both players had the nut low, but Middendorf had jack-ten for two pair and took down the pot.

Jerome Middendorf
Jerome Middendorf
17,000 17,000
Christopher Vitch us
Christopher Vitch
us 8,000 -2,000

Tags: Christopher VitchJerome Middendorf

Big Hit For Usman Siddique

MrCleverFox • Nível 4: 100-200, 50 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

After having a great start in the first few levels and building up his stack, Usman Siddique just took a big hit from another player at his table.

David Bach raised from under the gun to 400. He was called by a player in the cutoff before Siddique made it 1,300 to play from the small blind. Bach and the cutoff both called.

On the {A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop, action checked around to the {7-Clubs} on the turn. Siddique led out with a bet of 800 and only got a call from the cutoff.

The river was the {3-Hearts} and Siddique checked over to the cutoff player. He put out a large bet of 4,900. Siddique thought for a long while before putting out a call. The cutoff showed {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and, after seeing the set, Siddique mucked his hand and the cutoff was awarded the pot.

Usman Siddique gb
Usman Siddique
gb 13,800 1,300

Tags: David BachUsman Siddique

Nível: 4

PLO/PLO8/Big O/PLTD: Button 100 - SB 75 - BB 150
NLHE: Ante 25 - SB 75 - BB 150

Ryan Riess Narrowly Beats Frank Kassela

will_shill • Nível 3: 75-150, 50 ante

No-Limit 5 Card Draw

"I'm pretty sure that Chris [Bjorin] had played more hands of this game than all of us before 1982!" said Frank Kassela.

"The Swedish Championships are still played in five-card draw, and it's been over 40 years!" said Bjorin.

Kassela opened to 300 and tablemate Ryan Riess three-bet from the button to 1,000. Kassela called and drew two while Riess drew one.

Both players checked.

"One pair," said Kassela. Riess waited until Kassela had turned over {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} before Riess showed {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{k-Spades} and took down the pot.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 19,000 8,500
Chris Bjorin se
Chris Bjorin
se 14,000 1,500
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 10,000 -1,500

Tags: Chris BjorinFrank KasselaRyan Riess

Two Pairs Good for Kassela

MrCleverFox • Nível 3: 75-150, 50 ante

No-Limit 5 Card Draw

A player raised under the gun to 400 and he was three-bet by Frank Kassela on the button to 1,200. The player called.

The under-the-gun player drew two while Kassela took one, then both players checked. Kassela showed {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{Q-} for two pairs and that was good for him to take down the pot as his opponent mucked.

Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 11,500 -1,000

Tags: Frank Kassela

No Showdown Needed For Rast

MrCleverFox • Nível 3: 75-150, 50 ante

Big O

Brian Rast raised to 350 from the hijack seat and was called by players in both the small and big blinds. On the {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop, all three players checked.

The turn was the {10-Hearts} and the small blind checked over to the big blind who put out a bet of 650. Rast called as did the small blind.

Action checked over to Rast on the {5-Hearts}. He bet 2,500 and earned two folds from his opponents, allowing him to take down the pot with no showdown.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 11,200 700

Tags: Brian Rast

Tournament Poker's a Piece of Cake; Unless you Bundt Off Your Stack

will_shill • Nível 3: 75-150, 50 ante
Randy Ohel
Randy Ohel

"Daddy - Use this cake to distract all the fish at your table! Good luck!!! Love, Ellie & Jude"

Those were the words written on a box of bundt cake sat in the middle of the $2,500 Big Bet Mix table. The cake, a present from Briana Ohel to her husband Randy from their two children, had already been dug into by Ohel himself, and then by nearby players such as Jon Turner and Mike Matusow.

Ohel said that he had told tournament staff and officials that they were welcome to a piece, and no sooner had he said it there was an official announcement that there was cake.

Ismael Bojang and Eric Wasserson were two of the players who quickly headed toward the table, as well as Jason Mercier, who insisted that it was a present for his wife Natasha.

Brandon Shack-Harris? No such luck. By the time he had gotten to the table, the cake was gone, eliminated from the tournament by hungry mixed-game players.

Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 22,500 3,500

Tags: Randy Ohel