Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)
Don Smith is married with four children. He is a professional carpet cleaner and semi-pro card player. In 2006 he finished the mini series with the overall point lead. He considers himself a sneaky player, often betting lesser played hands like 8-7 and K-2 suited. Smith played a laid back strategy through the limit rounds, waiting to make big moves when the limit broke. Don Smith is a solid player with a patient disposition that should do him well in future Bicycle events.
Sunday, 24th of June 2007 02:08 AM
After several short stacked players busted out, the players still standing considered calling it a night. Upon a chip count assessment and a look at the clock, everyone agreed to crown Don Smith the winner.
Sunday, 24th of June 2007 01:40 AM
Jay Han went all in with 7.5k and got called by Don Carnevale who flipped over Q Q . Han showed J 8. The board was a rollercoaster. Han made the flush at the turn. 7 9 3. But the river killed him. An A showed up giving Carnevale the win.
Han finishes 8th and wins $340.
Sunday, 24th of June 2007 01:22 AM
Ed Golka finishes 9th for $295.
Murry Brumfield finishes 10th for a win of $255.
Sunday, 24th of June 2007 01:06 AM
We have reached the final table. Bob Schwartz comes in with the chip lead at $35.9k, Alan Wood is close behind with 28k.
Sunday, 24th of June 2007 12:48 AM
Play has slowed significantly as we approach the final table.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 11:51 PM
The bubble has burst! Everyone here on out is in the money! The tables reshuffle down to two.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 11:38 PM
With the board showing 2-2-J-8, Sy Sundell went all in against a confident opponent who called with an A-9. Sundell very slowly turned over a Jack, then slid the top card to the side revealing another Jack. His opponent groaned as a meaningless 4 came on the river. Sundell takes in an 8k pot.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 11:14 PM
Sy Sundell just lost all but three hundred of his chips in an all-in ambush. The next hand he goes all in with A-8 and triples his stack. A chip and a chair.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 11:13 PM
With 23 players left, the bubble is in sight. Tonight 18 players will cash out from a prize pool of $16,965. First place takes home $6.7k, second and third take $3,205 and $1,610 respectively.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 11:09 PM
Sy Sundell calls an all in bet with A-K. His opponent turned over pocket twos. The board dropped T-T-3-Q-Q. His opponent, seeing that Sundell didn't pair either of his cards celebrated until it was pointed out to him that the two pair on the board voids his twos and Sundell wins with the Ace kicker. Tough beat, but that's whst happens when you go all in with twos.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 10:12 PM
Break time. Buying up the green chips. Five tables remain.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 10:03 PM
Sy Sundell continues his streak.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 09:26 PM
Tonight's event is by far the quietest of the week. At times even the shuffle of chips dwindles down to a stand still. Conversation is breif and limited as more players fall to the wayside.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 08:45 PM
The field quietly shrinks. For a saturday night the overall mood is reserved, these aren't players out for a good time, these players are here to win. Ten tables remain.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 08:42 PM
After a short break we're back to no limit with 75/150 blinds.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 08:26 PM
In switching between iimit and no limit there is a noticable change in atmosphere. Whenever no limit is on, the chips shuffle, the noise grows, the players sit forward in their seats. As soon as limit rolls back around, the players relax a bit as they settle in. It will be interesting to see which strategies prevail.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 08:20 PM
A player who ent out early while still getting a massage angrily ranted about losing with pocket Jacks, Queens and Kings. "It's just bad luck, really bad luck." Yeah, sure.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 08:13 PM
It's amazing how many people don't want anyone to know where they are. A man just stood up from a table to take a call. Apparently the person on the line detected a hint of apprehension or nervousness, which prompted him to say, "no, uh, I'm in a.. I'm, ah, just with some friends."
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 08:05 PM
With 117 participants, the prize pool is $16,965 with the top eighteen cashing out. First place earns $6,765. Second and third take $3,205 and $1,610 respectively.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 07:40 PM
Level two brings no limit to the tables along with the many players were just waiting to push all in. The reserved pace of level one ended in a flurry of high aggressive bets.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 07:23 PM
Sy Sundell, Angela Gardner and Paul Lui, three players with strong appearences already this week, are sitting at the same table.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 07:06 PM
Play begins with nearly one hundred participants as more file into the room. Compared to the loud frenzy of last night, this tournament begins with a calm and calculated atmosphere. Since we start with limit there won't be the chaotic shouts announcing all in bets. That might change in half an hour when level two comes around.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 06:51 PM
The buy in tonight is $145 which gets players $1,500 chips. Level one begins with limit.
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007 06:40 PM
Saturday night's mini-series event is Mixed Hold'em. Levels will alternate between limit and no limit until the final hand is won. After last night's abundant crowd expectations are for another large turnout. We'll find out soon. Play begins at 7pm.
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