Friday, July 20, 2018

AK vs KK vs A10... WHO WINS?

That's right... A10.

Kenny Gray was in bad shape when he found out his  qcKc was behind his opponents' ace-king and pocket kings.

Have no fear, poker is a cruel game. The flop brought an ace and a 10. Gray has stacked up to 70k or so.

Players are headed to break. We'll do some quick counts in the next post.

Level: 12 (0:00 remaining)
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
BB Ante: 2,000
Flight C Total: 219 Players
Remaining: 64


Tonight's $260 Qualifier still has about 90 minutes of late registration left.

There are currently 60 entries in the tournament. One in every five will win a voucher to play in tomorrow's final Main Event flight.

The last chance to win a seat at a discounted rate is tomorrow morning at 9am. That is also a $260 that pays a seat to one in five. Players start with 12k chips and blinds are 20 minutes each.


Shane Faulk (pictured) was short on chips after losing to Joe Christman's quads. He found a good opportunity to shove with 3 players in the pot for 4k each behind him. So, Faulk went all in for 11.7k.

The player who made the initial open 4-bet to 28k. The next player folded and then Aaron Frei 5-bet for 100k. The initial bettor folded and Frei was heads up with Faulk.

Aaron Frei - KcKc

Shane Faulk - KcKc

The board ran out clean for Frei and Faulk was sent to the rail. Aaron Frei is the new chip leader.

Aaron Frei - ~280k

Shane Faulk - OUT

Level: 11 (1:00 remaining)
Blinds: 800/1,600
BB Ante: 1,600
Flight C Total: 219 Players
Remaining: 75


Joseph Christman (pictured) won an HPT event in NorCal back in 2014 for $165,130. Shane Faulk took down this very event one year ago for $132,262.

The two are seated across from one another and both were short.

With the board reading KcKcKcKc, Faulk was facing a bet of 7k. He jammed for more than enough to cover Christman. And Christman couldn't call quick enough.

Christman had the other two nines for quads. Faulk had KcKc and was drawing dead.

The meaningless river Kc was just salt in the wound.

Joseph Christman - 90k

Shane Faulk - 14k

Level: 11 (15:00 remaining)
Blinds: 800/1,600
BB Ante: 1,600
Flight C Total: 219
Remaining: 85


There was some heated banter going on at Table 12. It seems that someone got upset about the clock being called on them in an earlier hand.

Either way, in the hand we witnessed Chad Bormes (pictured) went all in for his remaining chips from middle position. Allen Kessler pushed all in for more. The rest of the table folded.

Kessler - KcKc

Bormes - KcKc

Kessler was in good shape to score a knockout, but alas the cards fell KcKcKcKcKc.

Bormes lived to see another day but is still short. Kessler is down to about 16k.

Level: 11 (26:00 remaining)
Blinds: 800/1,600
BB Ante: 1,600
Flight B Total: 219 Players
Remaining: 85