Saturday, June 26, 2010

Action, Action, Everywhere!

$2000 + $200 Championship Event
$500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool (Day 1B)

On a flop of K85, Ahmed Fahmy moves in, then Kenny Ross moved in over the top. Everyone else got out of the way. Ahmed held the lead with K7 for a pair of Kings. Kenny held 97 for the flush draw with gutshot.

"Keep it Red!" exclaimed Ahmed. He got his wish as the last two came 42. Ahmed doubled up to a bit over 20k.

Jay Johnson

On the river with a board of K T 3 T K, Jay Johnson (Philadelphia, PA) was facing a bet from seat 4. After a couple of minutes in the tank, Jay makes the call. His opponent taps the felt, reluctant to show his cards. Jay showed JT for Tens-full. His opponent mucks. "I knew you didn't have a King or you would've bet the flop. Jay is up to about 50k.

Dmitri Sokolov

James Boyle points out Dmitri Sokolov (Jackson, NJ) and says he's an "up and coming" player. Dmitri has been playing for about five years and is self-taught. When I asked if he had a favorite pro poker player, he said "you mean besides James?" (LOL)

"I wouldn't be afraid to sit down and play with Phil Ivey" he continued. That takes some cohones grande, since most people consider Ivey the best player in the world. We'll keep an eye on Dmitri to see how he fares in this event. Currently, he's a little below is starting stack of 30k.

Level 4 is winding down and players will be rewarded with a break.

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