Kido Pham Wins
by Chris Newton
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 06:34 PM
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 06:24 PM
Big hand comes - JC makes it 24,000 on the button Kido re-raises to 70,000 and JC calls. A flop of 6 A K produces two checks but a J on the turn sees Kido betting 130,000 which JC calls. A repeat Jack comes on the river and Kido looks at JC's stack asking how much he had . Its roughly counted and declared at 220,000.
Ace 8 for Kido
and K Q for JC Tran
Kido Pham is the Champion
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 06:06 PM
The Game is Ante 1000 4000-8000 Blinds - 38 minutes on the clock
Kido has a substantial lead , but has been playing a lot looser than most of the others at the table.
JC wins about 30,000 in th first hand then for several hands the chips just go back and forth. Kido gets the lost chips back in two hands where he bets 25,000 or so on the flop to take the centre. Kido is winning hands 2 to 1 at the moment.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 06:03 PM
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 05:44 PM
Small pot to Lee.
Lee Watkinson makes a substantial raise pre-flop Kido calls. The flop comes K J K Kido bets 50,000 and Lee goes all-in , Kido calls with many more chips.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 05:32 PM
Kido collects about 40,000 and then in the BB the blinds and antes, no calls. Next hand in the SB he makes up the blind and wins , with no betting against Lee when his 6 pairs on the board. Kido on the button next hand flat calls and bets the flop to take it. In the BB next hand no takers and he makes another small profit.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 05:31 PM
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 05:13 PM
Huge pot to JC Tran the board read 6 5 3 6 , JC bet 60,000 on the turn , Kido looked at JC's stack and bet 100,000 more. As Kido released the chips JC puts his hands behind his chips and pushes the near 200,000 in - Kido folds. The flop action was a large as well about 40,000 each.
There are bigger bets now we are down to four players.
Lee goes all-in on the button taking the 16,000 centre.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 05:03 PM
The first hand after the break Joe is in the SB and pushes the 54,000 in . Lee Watkinson in the BB calls the bet with 9 9 . Joe has K 8 .
Ante 1000 : 4000 - 8000 Blinds
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 04:30 PM
Just 6 minutes left in this level.
Scotty has the nut top straight on the turn when he pushes all-in for 25,000 and JC calls with top pair but no live draw. Scotty doubles up.
Joes bet the lot and its the other short stack Scotty Nguyen calling with 3 3 Joe has A 8 .
15 Minute Break Now
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 04:20 PM
JC re-raises Kido's flop bet of 35,000 for 60,000 more. Kido folds and JC is starting to dominate the large action.
Next hand however it is a bit different. JC makes it 18,000 to go Kido makes it 50,000 and Joe makes it 150,000. JC gives this one up. Kido goes all-in and Joe calls straight-away.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 04:00 PM
Just blinds and antes stuff for a while - no flops. All one raise pre-flop, take it.
Then John Smith in the SB tries to take the blinds and antes with an all-in raise for about 40,000 more. Kido says "they are friends but he will call". John has A 6 and Kido the dominant A K .
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 03:51 PM
JC Takes some more pots and has over 425,000 now
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 03:42 PM
Quick Chip Count
JC Tran being the best improver today.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 03:31 PM
The game at the moment is 500 Ante 3000 - 6000
Kido takes a nice amount when he re-raises Scotty and John Smith from the SB for 70,000 more than Scotty's 12,000 open raise. Both Scotty and John fold and Kido shows Q 3 offsuit.
JC raises to 17,000, Joe on the Button calls, Scotty in the BB adds 30,000 and JC adds another 60,000. Joe folds and Scotty shows Ace Queen and folds and JC shows Kings.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 03:18 PM
Steve Hudak finds a big hand Queen Queen and makes it 55,500 all-in on the flop. He might have bet it a lttle earlier though as his oppenent Joe Hachem holds A 8 and the flop is 9 A 2 to give Joe top pair.Joe makes the call. The turn comes 4 and the river after an appropriate TV pause the 2 .
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 03:01 PM
Kido takes one with a 25,000 bet on the flop.
Amazing hand just on the end of that level . JC is the SB and John Smith the BB, Kido limps for the 4,000 After a flop of K 4 6 Kido bets 12,000 and only JC calls. An Ace on the turn sees Kido betting 50,000 and eventually JC goes all-in with two Jacks. Kido calls with more chips and A 4 , leaving JC with two outs. Not a probem ( says the dealer quiettly to himself ) and the J appears. JC doubles up.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 02:55 PM
The cry of All-in! Call! goes up. Lee Watkinson has gone all-in on the turn when the board reads T K Q 5 . Doug Lee almost never backs down and calls for less chips with K 2 . Lee shows J 9 and already has the unbeatable straight.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 02:49 PM
JC Tran finds a hand where he gets back into this competition. The board read 8 K 2 9 when Doug Lee goes all-in with K 2 . JC has already mad a hand though as he calls and turns over A 5 for the nut flush. A J rounds out the board and JC doubles up.
Kido captures 90,000 from Steve Hudak when he goes all-in after Steve bets 50,000 on the flop both players having put in 46,000 pre-flop.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 02:37 PM
27 minutes left on the clock at this level 500 Ante 2000 - 4000 blinds.
The button is on Lee Watkinson, just after the deal, Joe gets up and says Stop ! Stop ! and proceeds to deal each of the other players a sache of Sugar. "Pass the Sugar" has become Joe's catch cry.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 02:27 PM
Just about to do the introductions.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 02:05 PM
Still no players. Plenty of ladders, ESPN guys, money,security guards, audience, TV screens dealers.
Tuesday, 22nd of November 2005 01:25 PM
35 Minutes till official kick-off
2:00 pm PST
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