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|Mar 27, '11||2011 WSOP Circuit Regional Championship - Harrah's Rincon||Event 39 - No-Limit Hold'em Regional Championship||1||+|
Eslami vs. Liebert
Mar 27, '11
There was a nice pot sitting on the table along with a board that read 5 3 2 K 10 when Kathy Liebert threw out a bet worth 5,000. Eslami made the call after a few minutes of thought. Their cards:
Liebert: 4 4
Liebert dropped to less than 20,000 after the hand while Eslami is now above 70,000 and close to the chip lead.
|Mar 06, '11||2011 The Big Event||Main Event||2||+|
Level 7 Update -- Table 11 is Stacked
Mar 06, '11
Blinds: 300-600 with a 75 ante
Players Remaining: 104 out of 154
1. Brcue Antman — 70,000
Table 11 on the Rise
Table 11 has been collecting talented players throughout day 1B and there is now a fun collection of players seated together. The table currently features Daniel Negreanu, Kathy Liebert, Dwyte Pilgrim, and John Hennigan.
Michael Katz takes a Hit
The hi-jack bet 1,250 preflop and Michael Katz made the call from the big blind. A player under the gun called as well and the flop fell K 9 4. All three players checked and the turn fell 3. Katz bet 1,900 and UTG made the call. The hi-jack mucked and the river fell 8. Both players checked and UTG revealed pocket queens. Katz mucked.
Joe Cada Doubles Up an Opponent
A player in late position raised to 1,700 preflop and Cada reraised all in. His opponent made the all-in call for 14,625. Their cards:
Cada: 10 10
Board: K Q 3 6 6
Cada’s opponent doubled up and his stack fell below 15,000 as a consequence.
Poker Tweet — Barry Greenstein
Level 6 Update -- Prize Pool Released
Mar 06, '11
Blinds: 200-400 with a 50 ante
Players Remaining: 115 out of 154
1. Brcue Antman — 70,000
There are 417 entries, with the top 56 making the money.
Ali Eslami Takes One Down
The board read 8 6 5 3 when the big blind bet 1,600. Ali Eslami made the call from middle position and the 7 fell on the turn. Eslami bet 4,800 and his opponent mucked. Eslami grew his stack to 50,000 after the hand.
Poker Tweet — Kathy Liebert
Level 4 Update -- Jason Alexander Out
Mar 06, '11
Players Remaining: 131 out of 154
1. Brcue Antman — 80,000
Eddy Sabat Wins a Nice Pot
The flop read Q 4 3 when the hi-jack bet to 2,300 and the cutoff made the call. Eddy Sabat then raised to 5,000 from the big blind and both of his opponents made the call. All three players then checked the A on the turn.
The river fell A and the the hi-jack bet 6,200. The cutoff mucked and Sabat went into the tank. He eventually made the call and flipped over Q J. The hi-jack turned over 6 5 and Sabat collected the pot with the winning hand.
Pilgrim vs. Hennigan
The board read 10 8 2 9 when John Hennigan bet 4,000 from the big blind. Dwyte Pilgrim made the call from the button and the 8 fell on the river. Hennigan bet 5,500 and Pilgrim made the call after a short time in the tank. Hennigan flipped over Q 7 and Pilgrim mucked, giving Hennigan the pot.
Poker Tweet — Kathy Liebert Channeling Charlie Sheen
|Mar 01, '11||2011 L.A. Poker Classic||WPT Main Event||5||+|
Kathy Liebert Eliminated in 18th Place ($50,340)
Mar 01, '11
Kathy Liebert moved all in preflop for 355,000 from late position and Darryll Fish made the call from the cutoff. Their cards:
Liebert: A 10
Board: K 9 5 5 K
Liebert was eliminated on the hand in 18th place and she will take home $50,340 in prize money. Fish grew his stack to 900,000.
|Sep 30, '10||2010 PokerStars.com EPT London - Season VII||EPT London Main Event||2||+|
|Aug 21, '10||2010 Legends of Poker||WPT Legends of Poker Main Event||2||+|
Level 1 Update: Good Turnout
Aug 21, '10
Players Remaining: 252 out of 252
Notable Chip Counts:
1. Jonathan Little — 50,000 (pictured right)
Average Chip Count: 25,000
Chip Movers and Shakers
Jonathan Little has had a strong first level to start the day. He holds 50,000 as the chip leader and he is joined on the sunny side of the chip average by Jared Hamby, Matt Affleck and Daniel Negreanu, among others. A few players have started the day on the wrong side of the tracks and although they aren’t in trouble of busting just yet, they will need to turn thins around soon. James Carroll is down to 9,000, Shane Schleger is down to 10,000, and Scott Seiver holds 14,000.
Jonathan Little Moves to the Top
An opponent made it 300 to go and Jonathan Little made the call on the button with 10-9 in the hole. Both blinds made the call. The flop fell 1095 and the small blind bet 700. Everyone else mucked and Little raised to 2,000.
The small blind reraised all in for 23,000 more and Little made the all-in call. The small blind flipped over A-10 and both the turn and river brick. Little doubled up to 50,000 on the hand to become the early chip leader.
November Nine Double Up
The WPT Legends of Poker has been a good tournament for November Nine members to get live experience before the main event. They usually perform pretty well here at the Bicycle Casino as well.
Kevin Schaffel finished in second place at last year’s Legends of Poker, collecting $471,670 for his efforts. Soi Nguyen was in action yesterday and he finished strong with 77,250.
Joseph Cheong is playing on day 1B and he scored an early double up. There was 11,600 in the pot and a board of 10758A on the table when the small blind checked before Cheong moved all in for 8,525 from the button. The small blind made the call after a moments deliberation and Cheong flipped over 64. His opponent mucked and Cheong doubled up to 28,500.
Kathy Liebert Grabs an Early Pot
Three players check down a board of A9210 with 2,700 in the pot. Kathy Liebert then made the price of admission 1,000 from middle position and seat 3 made the call from the cutoff. The big blind mucked and the K fell on the river.
Liebert bet 5,000 and her opponent mucked. Liebert turned over AQ as she collected the pot.
Schedule for the Day
The plan for today is to play six 90-minute levels. There will be a 10-minute break at the end of each level and a 60-minute dinner break that begins at approximately 7:30. Play should end just before midnight tonight.
Table 1 in the far corner of the room has been collecting the late arrivals on day 1B. The late registration net has accumulated an interesting cast of characters that aren’t too bad at poker either. We will keep you posted on the action and the table talk from this table throughout the day.
Seat 1: Adam Levy
Here is a quick list of the professionals playing in today’s field. The field is much stronger today in terms of overall turnout and the number of professionals in action:
|Jul 01, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 55 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||1||+|
Level Three: Ivey Out Of Reloads
Jul 01, '10
Players Remaining: 347
1. Tex Barch – 36,000
Average Chip Count:
Elezra’s Two Pair Better Than Ivey’s
Picking up the action after the board had run out K7544, Eli Elezra had moved all in and Phil Ivey made the call.
Ivey had made kings and fives but Elezra’s kings and sevens were the better hand and he doubled to over 30,000 after the hand with all three reload chips intact. Ivey was down to 20,000 but all his rebuy chips were gone.
Liebert Avoids Showdown
Four players limped in and saw a flop of Q87. The action checked around to the player in seat 4 who bet 700. Kathy Liebert was the only caller and they both saw the 7 on the turn.
Both players checked and the river was the 6. Liebert then led out for 1,500 and seat 4 stared her down for a bit before mucking his hand. Liebert took the pot and was at 11,000 with three reload chips.
Pescatori Doubles Through Elezra
Picking up the action on a flop of Q72, Max Pescatori bet 3,000 and Eli Elezra made the call, as did the player in seat 3. The turn was the 5 and Pescatori moved all in for 3,750.
Elezra made the call and seat 3 got out of the way. Pescatori then showed AJ104 for a couple of flush draws. Elezra turned over KQ63 for top pair and a gutshot straight draw.
The river was the 8 to complete Pescatori’s flush and double his stack to 10,000 with three reload chips. Elezra was down to 24,000 with all his reloads.
|Jun 21, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 38 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship||1||+|
Level 7: Negreanu Continues to Climb
Jun 21, '10
Remaining Players: 171 of 268
Average Chip Stack: 47,017
Negreanu Eliminates Liebert
Kathy Liebert put in a raise and Daniel Negreanu called. The flop brought 9-4-2 with two hearts and Liebert fired out a bet. Negreanu called.
The turn put a third heart on board and Liebert bet 5,000. Negreanu again called and they went to the river.
The river brought a fourth heart to the board and Liebert slowed down, checking to Negreanu who bet enough to put Liebert all in. She called.
Negreanu showed the A along with an unnecessary 10, and his nut flush bounced Liebert from the tournament. Negreanu had around 87,000 after the hand.
Giannetti: From Healthy to Gone
Two of the big stacks collided on a flop of 987. Matt Giannetti got all in and was called by Tom Marchese. Their hands:
Giannetti suddenly found his tournament life at risk. He needed another queen or running cards, but the turn brought th e2 and the river the A.
Marchese exploded into the chip lead with 275,000, and Giannetti was eliminated.
|Jun 15, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 29 - $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship||1||+|
Mueller Loses Early Pot
Jun 15, '10
CP Family Chip Counts:
Barry Shulman — 26,000
Mueller Loses Early Pot
Last year’s winner of this event Greg Mueller was busy in early action when he raised to 400 preflop and was called by Nikolay Evdakov and seat 8.
The flop came 826, Evdakov checked to seat 8 who bet. Both Mueller and Evdakov called.
The 2 hit on the turn and the betting went the same way, with Evdakov folding this time only Mueller calling.
The river was the 3 and seat 8 bet again, and this time Mueller folded, his stack dropping down to around 28,000 after the hand.
Chan Staying Steady
Terrence Chan made it 400 to go and seat 6 made the call. On a flop of KJ7 seat 6 check-called a bet from Chan.
The 5 came on the turn and Chan bet again, forcing seat 6 to fold. Chan had around 29,000 after the hand.
Deeb Runs Into Aces
Facing a raise from seat 8, Shaun Deeb re-raised to 600 and seat 8 called.
The flop came J63 and seat 8 bet, and Deeb called.
The same betting pattern happened on the 4 turn and 5 river.
Seat 8 rolled over AA and Deeb mucked, dropping to 32,500 after the hand.
Kathy Bets Away Opponent
Kathy Liebert bet on a flop of 1078 and seat 3 made the call The 3 hit on the turn and Kathy bet again, this time forcing seat 3 to fold.
She had 31,000 after the hand.
|May 29, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 3 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em||1||+|
Level 4 Update: Kathy Liebert Eliminated
May 29, '10
Card Player Chip Counts
Barry Shulman – 4,500
Player’s Twitter Accounts:
Vengrin Shows a Big Bluff
After a limper, Matt Vengrin raised to 475 and was met by a three-bet to 2,000 from the small blind. The limper folded and Vengrin tossed in the additional 1,525.
The flop came J6J and after the small blind checked, Vengrin moved his opponent all-in for 3,400. His opponent folded and Vengrin showed Q10. Vengrin chipped up to around 7,000.
Devo Loses a Small Pot, But Still Very Healthy
On the turn, with the board reading 10734 just under 3,000 in the pot, Bryan Devonshire bet 1,500 and was called by his opponent. The K fell on the river.
“I just have queens,” said Devonshire’s opponent.
“Queens are good,” replied Devonshire as his opponent tabled the QQ and took the pot. Devonshire still has over 10,000 in chips.
Kathy Liebert Eliminated
Kathy Liebert had just 1,150 when she moved all in preflop with A-Q offsuit and was called by the pocket sevens of an opponent. The board ran out 86326 and Liebert was eliminated.
Slim Making Jokes
Amarillo Slim Preston called a 450 preflop bet, with a stack of 15,050, from an opponent. The flop came K96. Slim’s opponent checked and Slim bet 1,600. His opponent made the call and the K fell on the turn. Action went check-check and the 8 hit the river. The unknown bet and Slim mucked. His opponent tabled the K9 for the nuts and Slim said, “You had me, believe it or not.” Slim is now at 13,025.
Left In The Deck:
Players are now on a 20 minute break.
|Apr 19, '10||2010 Five-Star World Poker Classic (WPT)||WPT No-Limit Hold'em Main Event||2||+|
Phil Hellmuth Doubles Through Kathy Liebert
Apr 19, '10
On a flop of 973, Phil Hellmuth bet 12,000 and Kathy Liebert raised to 30,000.
Hellmuth moved all in for 89,100 and Liebert immediately called with pocket sevens for middle set. Hellmuth showed pocket aces and got his two outer when the turn and river fell 6A.
Hellmuth is now stacked with 210,000 and Liebert is crippled down to 10,000.
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