Event 5C: Two Bad Beats for Ferguson

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 11:  Blinds 600/1,200/200 ante

Cody Ferguson (photo courtesy of IMPDI)
Cody Ferguson (photo courtesy of IMPDI)

During the previous level, (blinds 500/1,000) 5 players took a flop for 2,000:  JhThTs.  It was checked to Cody Ferguson (West Palm Beach, FL) in the cutoff and he fired 4,500.  Andres Morales (button) jammed for ~36k.  Everyone folded to Cody, (Deerfield Beach, FL) who called, having Andres covered.

Cody was ahead with AhTd for trip tens.  Andres had AsJs for two pair.  The last two came running spades, 3s8s, to give Andres the flush and the double-up.

Andres Morales
Andres Morales

Then after the blinds went up, the same two battled again.  Cody was all-in for 4,300 and Andres said “call”, then flipped his cards up, even though there were still players to act behind him.  (He was given a warning for exposing his hand with action pending.)  Everyone else folded and the cards were tabled.

Cody was again ahead with AcTd.  Andres held KdQd.  The flop gave the lead to Andres when it came Kc5c2h.  Then the As on the river put Cody back in front.  Then the Qc hit the river, giving Andres two pair and giving Cody his second bad beat of the day.

Cody’s not sure about playing again tomorrow — he’s a little demoralized by the beats he took from Andres Morales.  Andres makes his living as a Network Specialist.  He’s now up to about 75k.

Event 5C: Registration Closed

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 10:  Blinds 500/1,000/100 ante

Registration has closed for Flight C with an unofficial entry count of 322.

Of those, 117 remain in action as they near the end of level ten.  Levels are now 30 minutes long and they will halt play for the night with about 15 minutes remaining in level 15.

Lots of familiar faces are still grinding it out.   We know who the grinders are when we keep seeing them in event after event.  Elliott ‘Comrade’ Zaydman, Joe Williams, Richard Hope, Wally Maddah, Steven Bennett, and Steele Sutter are plying the felt again in this flight.

Event 5B: Goodale Gains Ground

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 15:  Blinds 1,500/3,000/500 ante

Cinda Goodale

Cinda Goodale had jumped into the chip lead with almost 200k with 63 players remaining, but at the start of level 15, she has dropped back into the pack.  Cinda is a local semi-professional poker player.

Flight B is down to only 40 players and will halt play with 14:48 remaining in this level, then bag up for the night.

Event 5C: Hernandez Triples Up

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

End of Level 6:  Blinds 150/300/25 ante

Players in Flight C are on a break at the end of level 6.

Jorge Hernandez

Just before the end of the level, three players were all-in pre-flop.  Jorge Hernandez held AQ, seat 5 was ahead with pocket Kings, and seat 2 had pocket 7s.

The board ran out A T T 6 3 and Jorge caught an Ace to triple up.  Seat 5 won a small side pot, and seat 2 was left short-stacked, but no one busted out.

Jorge chipped up to just over 20k, back where he started.  He owns a mechanic shop and lives here in Hollywood, but is originally from Cuba.  He’s been in the US for about 20 years.

Event 5C: Williams Turns Straight

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 5:  Blinds 150/300/25 ante

Joe Williams

On the turn, the board read Th8h2d7s and the player in seat 2 fired 2,200.  Joe Williams (Benton City, FL) tossed all his chips in, totaling 5,500.

“Is this a re-buy?” asked his opponent.  The dealer informed him it is re-entry, not re-buy, and he can re-enter until the start of level 10.

After about a minute, the player called all-in and showed AdTd for top/top.  Joe rolled over Jd9d for the straight and a lock on the hand.

The river was a useless Ts and seat 2 headed for the registration desk.  Joe chipped up to about 15k.

Event 5B: Carnero Makes it Look Easy

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 13:  Blinds 1,000/2,000/300 ante

Martin Carnero

Before the blinds went up, Martin Carnero (Davey, FL) had an opponent shove on him with a flop of K J 3.  Martin made the call with ease, showing pocket Kings for top set.

His opponent was in bad shape holding pocket 3s for bottom set.  When the case 3 did not appear on the turn or river, Martin dragged the pot, chipping up to about 105k, and his opponent hit the rail.

“Thanks to my buddy down there, Michael Ortiz, for teaching me how to do that,” quipped Martin.