Event #36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Break Time

• Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

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Babajane Bounces Back

[user66118] • Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Hassan Babajane
Hassan Babajane

Thomas Miller opened to 65,000 in middle position, and Hassan Babajane called from the big blind to go heads-up to the flop. It brought {5-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} {9-Spades}, and Babajane took the betting lead with 80,000. Miller called, and he called another 150,000 after the {5-Clubs} turn. Babajane wasn't done barreling yet, though, and he fired another 225,000 after the {Q-Clubs} river put two pair on board. Miller thought it over for just an extra moment before sliding the call into the middle.

Babajane showed {Q-Spades} {3-Spades} for the full house, and it was good. Miller mucked, and Babajane is now up around 1.6 million. We'll get some hard counts on the upcoming break.

Тагове: Hassan BabajaneThomas Miller

Berkey Gets Paid On the River

Matthew Berkey opened for 75,000 on the button and Eddy Sabat called from the small blind. The flop came {5-Hearts} {A-Spades} {2-Diamonds} and both players checked. They both checked again on the {10-Spades} turn. The river came {K-Hearts} and Sabat bet out 80,000. Berkey measured out a raise, making it 325,000 to go. Sabat thought for a few moments then called. Berkey turned over {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds} for a rivered set. Sabat tapped the table and mucked his hand.

Matthew Berkey
Matthew Berkey
2,900,000 1,030,000
Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
us 950,000 -300,000

Тагове: Matthew BerkeyEddy Sabat

The Lakhitov Factor

[user66118] • Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Matthew Berkey check-called a bet from Mikhail Lakhitov on a {7-Clubs} {Q-Spades} {9-Spades} flop, and we joined the action as the {K-Hearts} landed on the turn. Berkey checked again, then called 255,000 more chips to put over a million chips in the middle On the river, the {6-Diamonds} drew checks from both players.

Berkey tabled {J-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}, and that was good news for Lakhitov. He showed {A-Hearts} {K-Spades}, and top pair is good enough to send the pot his way. It moves him up into second place with 2.43 million now.

Тагове: Mikhail Lakhitov

Kent Padgett Eliminated in 9th Place ($53137)

• Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Kent Padgett 9th Place.
Kent Padgett 9th Place.

Thomas Middleton opened from the cutoff and Kent Padgett moved his short stack all in from the button. Action folded around and Middleton called.

Padgett: {A-Hearts} {2-Clubs}
Middleton: {A-Spades} {10-Diamonds}

Board: {4-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}

Padgett couldn't connect with anything and was eliminated in ninth position.

Тагове: Kent PadgettThomas Middleton


[user66118] • Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Under the gun, Thomas Miller raised from under the gun. It's the second consecutive pot he's opened, and he found calls from both Matthew Berkey and Mikhail Lakhitov. Action came to Hassan Babajane in the cutoff seat, and he squeezed all in for 300,000 on the nose. That folded Miller without incident, but both Berkey and Lakhitov called to try and team up for the knockout.

The board ran {J-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {4-Spades} {7-Spades} {3-Diamonds}, and the two live players checked it down. Berkey showed {2-Diamonds} {2-Spades}, and Lakhitov could beat that with his {10-Hearts} {J-Hearts}. Babajane had them both topped, though, turning up {A-Spades} {8-Spades} to scoop the triple-up and then some. He's all the way back up to 1.055 million now.

Тагове: Thomas MillerMikhail LakhitovMatthew Berkey

Miller Tops Three Million

• Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Thomas Miller your chipleader.
Thomas Miller your chipleader.

Thomas Miller opened for 65,000 and James St. Hilaire raised to 150,000 behind him. Action folded back around to Miller and he called. The flop came {6-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds} and MIller check-called 120,000 from St. Hilaire. They both checked the {6-Hearts} turn and the {5-Spades} river.

Miller tabled {K-Spades} {Q-Spades} for top pair and took the pot, pushing his count to over three million.

Тагове: Thomas MillerJames St. Hilaire

John Zentner Eliminated in 10th Place ($41,775)

[user66118] • Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
John Zentner - 10th place
John Zentner - 10th place

In middle position, Tom Middleton raised to 75,000, and John Zentner three-bet to 185,000, all in. Over in the big blind, Matthew Berkey flatted the shove, and Middleton called the extra 110,000 to go the rest of the way in side action.

The flop brought {8-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}, and Berkey put out the first bet of 150,000. Middleton flicked the calling chips off his stack, and Berkey checked to him on the {5-Clubs} turn. Middleton took his cue to bet 250,000, and Berkey was the one doing the calling before the {K-Hearts} filled out the board on fifth street. Berkey took the betting lead again, tossing in a tiny 30,000-chip bet. Middleton called.

Berkey showed up {K-Spades} {Q-Clubs} for top two, and Middleton's {A-Hearts} {Q-Spades} had been rivered. Zentner's {9-Spades} {9-Hearts} was third-best, and he's been eliminated on the bubble of the official final table. It was a fine run for the man in the Stanford hat today, and his efforts will earn him more than $40,000 as a consolation prize.

With that big pot, Berkey shoots up to 1.51 million, knocking Middleton down to about 1.29 million.

Тагове: John ZentnerMatthew BerkeyThomas Middleton