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Cabret Culled

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8
Joe Cabret
Joe Cabret

Joe Cabret has found himself all in holding {Q-}{Q-} against an opponent's {K-}{K-}. Van Marcus - who was also contesting the hand, but folded - held {10-}{10-}.

The flop spiked Cabret with a {Q-}, but it also brought a {k-} for his opponent.

Unfortunately for Marcus - if he was to stay in - running tens came on the turn and river to rub some salt into his wounds as Cabret was forced to exit to the rail.

Maklouf Pushing Up The Leaderboard

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8

John Maklouf entered the pot from middle position with a raise to 600 and found a caller from a short-stack in the big blind.

Both players checked the {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{J-Diamonds} flop before the big blind fired out 1,025 when the turn landed the {K-Clubs}.

"How much have you got left?" asked Maklouf.

His opponent looked down at what remained of his stack before stating that a yellow chip - or a 5,000 one - would be enough.

Maklouf followed that response by tossing in a single 5,000-denomination chip, but it was ruled as a call as there was no announcement of an indication of a raise.

The dealer dropped the {6-Hearts} on the river and once his opponent checked, Maklouf fired out 3,000 only to force his opponent to fold.

Maklouf picked up the pot and moved to 55,000 in chips.

Wu Chips Up

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8
Raymond Wu
Raymond Wu

On a board of {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} Raymond Wu fired out 725 and was called by two players before the {7-Spades} landed on the river.

Wu mulled over his decision for a few moments before tossing in a bet of 5,000 to prompt a call from just one of his opponent's.

Wu tabled his {K-Diamonds}{3-Spades} to prompt a muck from his opponent as he scooped the pot to move to slightly over 40,000 in chips.

Hachem Takes Seat, Finds Double

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8

Taking his seat in today's tournament, Tony Hachem was faced with a raise to 550 on his very first hand.

His response? A three-bet to 1,500 from the hijack. As the blinds folded, and the action passed back to the original raiser, he quickly tossed in four blue 1,000-denomination chips amounting to a raise of 4,550.

"How much you got left?" asked Hachem, before adding, "This is my first hand!"

Hachem tossed in the chips to make the call before putting on his dark shades and casually checking behind the {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{K-Clubs} flop.

When the turn landed the {5-Hearts}, Hachem's opponent instantly moved all in with Hachem double-fist-pump-snap calling for his last 14,550.

Hachem: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}

"Nothing stupid! Please nothing stupid!" pleaded Hachem with the dealer before she dropped the {7-Clubs} on the river to ensure Hachem the double to 39,500 in chips.

Benton Exits

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8

Aaron Benton has just been seen walking out of the tournament area with jumper in tow, and his previously occupied seat lacking any chips.

Only one can assume that he has been eliminated.

Ramakrishnan Slips

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8

On a flop of {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and faced with a 2,200-chip bet, Raj Ramakrishnan raised it up to 6,200.

With the action back on his opponent, around two minutes went by before he opted to move all in for 12,500 more.

Ramakrishnan went into the tank before opting to release his hand while slipping to 11,500 in chips.

Benton Tumbles

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8
Aaron Benton
Aaron Benton

On a flop of {4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, Aaron Benton smooth-called a 1,200-chip bet before the third player in the hand bumped it to 4,000.

With the action back on the flop aggressor, she tank-called before Benton followed by moving all in for 16,700.

The two-bettor passed, and with the action back on the flop aggressor, she tanked for a further three minutes before making the call for her tournament life.

Benton: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}
Opponent: {5-Spades}{4-Spades}

With Benton needing to catch a queen to prevent being crippled, the {5-Clubs} and {7-Spades} on the turn and river wouldn't be what he was looking for as he rocketed down to 1,775 in chips.

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Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8 by

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Sixes No Good for Yoon

Posted 2010-11-13 GMT+8

Arriving late, things haven't gone to plan so far for Daren Yoon.

Opening to 300 from the hijack, Yoon was faced with a three-bet to 950 from the cutoff. Making the call, Yoon then proceeded to check-call 1,100 on the {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop before both players checked the {K-Hearts} on the turn.

When the river landed the {A-Hearts}, Yoon paused for a moment before firing out a bet of 3,500 which his opponent proceeded to call fairly quickly.

Yoon tabled his {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}, but it would be his opponent's {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} that would see him collect the pot as Yoon slipped to 13,500 in chips.

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Winner Young-shin Im
Winning Hand ♦A♣6
Prize 5,810,000

Level Info

Level 6
Blinds 300 / 600
Ante 50

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