Event 1: Clinkscales Doubles Up

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 30:  Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante

Rex Clinkscales

Rex Clinkscales (above) got all-in pre-flop for 2.74 million against Tuan Pham.  Rex’s AJ was dominating Tuan’s AT.  The board came 4 2 2 2 8 and meant nothing.

Tuan Pham
Tuan Pham – 19th Place

Rex doubled up to ~5.5 million.  Tuan was left short-stacked and busted out soon after in 19th place ($3,626) prompting another redraw with 18 players remaining.


Event 1: Wade Rivers Kirsch

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 29:  Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante

Richard Kirsch - 21st Place
Richard Kirsch – 21st Place (Photo courtesy of IMPDI)

Action folded to Tristan Wade in the small blind, who shoved, having the big blind covered.  Richard Kirsch was the big blind and he called all-in for about 600k, showing Kh5s.  Tristan was behind with Jd3d.

The board ran out AcQs4d7sJh and Tristan rivered a Jack to take the pot, sending Richard to the rail in 21st place ($3,626).

Tristan chipped up to ~3 million.

Blinds went up to

Level 30:  Blinds 50k/100k/10k

Event 1: Russ Takes Out Spies

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 29:  Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante

Mark Spies - 25th Place
Mark Spies – 25th Place

Start of Day 2 chip leader Mark Spies got his last chips in holding pocket 8s, only to run into new chip leader Richard Russ’ pocket Aces.

The board fell 7 6 4 2 4 and was no help to Mark.  He hit the payout desk in 25th place, earning $3,626.  Richard’s big stack just got bigger.

Event 4: Clinkscales Makes Good Call

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 28:  Blinds 30k/60k/10k ante

Randolph Mallen - 30th Place
Randolph Mallen – 30th Place

On the turn with a board of Ad8c5h2h, Randolph Mallen was all-in for 820k.  Rex Clinkscales tanked for a minute, then made the call.

It was a good one, too.  Randolph had Jh8s for a pair of 8s.  Rex had AcQh for a pair of Aces.  River was the 6h and Rex pulled the pot, chipping up to the neighborhood of 3 million.

Randolph hit the rail in 30th place, earning $3,065.

Event 1: Singh Soars

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

End of Level 27:  Blinds 25k/50k/5k ante

Players are on break at the end of level 27.  They’ve been perking along since returning from dinner and are down to 36 remaining.

Before the break, a player got all-in for ~1 million pre-flop against Raminder Singh (Del Ray Beach, FL).  Raminder’s AsKs had his opponent’s AhQh in bad shape.

The board ran out KxQx8x7x7x sending the pot to Raminder.  The local businessman chipped up to over 4 million and possibly the chip lead.  He’s originally from Punjab, India, but has been in the US for 20 years.

Event 1: Pippen Takes Lead to Dinner

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 12k/24k/4k ante

Lee Pippen found an interesting way to take the chiplead into the dinner break. He was all-in for a massive pot with the best hand QhQc versus TsTh. Pippen hit a set on the KsQs5s flop but his opponent picked up a flush draw.

That draw immediately hit when the turn came 2s leaving Pippen looking for the board to pair up. The river Qd did better than make him a boat and his quads were good enough to move him into the chiplead with just south of 3,000,000.

Lee Pippen
Lee Pippen