Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
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[user169806] • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

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Hands #97-101: Vayo Fights Back

[user169806] • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #97: David Kitai received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #98: A raise to 125,000 from Tony Ruberto on the button was met with a call from Kitai in the small blind. Gordon Vayo moved all-in from the big blind and both of his opponents let their hands go.

Hand #99: Kitai limped on the button, Vayo raised to 175,000 and Ruberto folded his big blind. Kitai also folded and that’s two hands won in a row for Vayo.

Hand #100: Rubeto raised to 125,000 from the small blind and Kitai opted not to defend his big blind.

Hand #101: Kitai opened from the small blind with a raise to 130,000. Vayo called and the dealer got busy spreading the {2-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{q-Diamonds} flop. Kitai led for 95,000 and Vayo called.

The {7-Hearts} was the fourth community card and Kitai checked to Vayo who checked behind. The {5-Spades} river was checked by Kitai and bet to the tune of 75,000 by Vayo. Kitai called and Vayo showed {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and won a decent sized pot.

Tagovi: Gordon VayoDavidi KitaiTony Ruberto

Hands #92-96: Five Hands of Varying Degrees of Interest

• Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #92: Davidi Kitai raised to 130,000 from the small blind and won the pot.

Hand #93: Davidi Kitai limped from the button, Tony Ruberto checked his option from the big blind, and then both players checked the {k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop. When the {A-Spades} appeared on the turn, Ruberto check-called a bet of 75,000 and the {Q-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Ruberto checked for a second time and Kitai bet 140,000. It did the trick as Ruberto folded his hand.

Hand #94: Gordon Vayo raised to 115,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #95: Davidi Kitai limped the small blind and Gordon Vayo checked his option, which led to a {5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop. Kitai bet 55,000, Vayo called, and the {Q-Clubs} appeared on the turn. Kitai bet 145,000, Vayo called, and the {J-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Kitai fired a third time for 440,000, and Vayo made the call. Kitai tabled the {7-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a flush, and it was good as Vayo threw his hand away.

Hand #96: Davidi Kitai called from the button, Gordon Vayo limped the small, and Tony Ruberto checked his option from the big. The {8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop saw two checks put action on Kitai, and he came out with a bet. It was enough to do the job as both Vayo and Ruberto folded.

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon VayoTony Ruberto

Hands #87-91: Kitai and Ruberto Continue to Lock Horns

[user169806] • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #87: Davidi Kitai 90,000 and Tony Ruberto called in the big blind. Both players checked the {8-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. The {10-Spades} landed on the turn, Ruberto bet 85,000 and then folded to a raise to 300,000 from Kitai.

Hand #88: Ruberto completed his small blind and Kitai checked in the big blind. Ruberto checked the {Q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Spades} flop and called a bet from Kitai. The {4-Spades} was the turn card, Ruberto checked it, Kitai bet 110,000 and Ruberto called.

The river card was the {8-Clubs} and both players checked.

“King-high” said Ruberto as he turned over {K-Spades}{2-Clubs}, which lost to Kitai’s {j-}{9-}.

Hand #89: Ruberto limped in on the button, but Kitai was not letting him see a cheap flop and he made it 130,000 to go. Gordon Vayo called from the big blind and it was heads-up to the {4-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop.

Kitai made a continuation bet of 90,000 and Vayo called. The {7-Clubs} made an appearance on the turn and Kitai welcomed it with an 180,000 bet. Again, Vayo called.

The river was the {10-Spades} and now Kitai checked. Vayo took up the role of aggressor and bet 260,000 and Kitai called.

Vayo turned over {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and won the pot with his pair of queens.

Hand #90: Kitai limped on the button, Vayo folded and Ruberto checked his option. Ruberto then checked to Kitai on the {K-Spades}{3-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} flop and then check-raised Kitai’s 55,000 bet to 235,000 and Kitai ducked out of the way.

Hand #91: Vayo folded his button, Ruberto completed the small blind and Kitai raised to 130,000 and Ruberto called.

A {6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop was checked by both players. The turn was a third six, the {6-Hearts} and Ruberto check-called a 65,000 bet. Both players checked the {A-Spades} and chopped the pot as they were both playing the board, Kitai with {Q-}{3-} and Ruberto with the {J-Spades}{8-Spades}

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon VayoTony Ruberto

Hands #80-85: "Did You See My Hand?"

• Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #80: Davidi Kitai limped from the small blind, Gordon Vayo checked his option from the big, and the flop came down {10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. Kitai bet 55,000, Vayo called, and the {9-Hearts} appeared on the turn. This time Kitai checked, and Vayo followed suit. The {5-Clubs} river saw Kitai bet, how much we're not sure, and Vayo called. Kitai tabled {10-}{4-} for a pair of tens, but it was no good as Vayo had queens with the {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}.

Hand #81: Davidi Kitai limped the button, Gordon Vayo called from the small blind, and Tony Ruberto checked his option from the big, making it three-way action to the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop. Vayo checked, Ruberto bet 90,000, and only Kitai called. The {2-Clubs} turn saw Ruberto bet 195,000, Kitai called, and the {10-Spades} completed the board on the river. Ruberto bet again, this time a hefty 515,000, and Kitai called.

"I have eight high," Ruberto said. Kitai then tabled the {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a winning queen high.

"Did you see my hand?" Ruberto asked only half jokingly.

Hand #82: Gordon Vayo opened for 120,000 from the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #83: Davidi Kitai raised to 130,000 from the small blind and was met by a three-bet to 315,000 by Gordon Vayo in the big. Kitai released his hand.

In between the hand Ruberto asked the floorman if he could change seats as he's legitimatly convinced Kitai saw his cards in the hand he called with queen high.

Hand #84: Davidi Kitai raised the button to 115,000, Gordon Vayo called from the small blind, and Tony Ruberto folded from the big. The {4-Hearts}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts} flopsaw Vayo check and then fold when Kitai bet 85,000.

Hand #85: Davidi Kitai received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #86: Davidi Kitai raised to 130,000 from the small blind and then folded when Gordon Vayu three-bet all in from the big.

Ruberto was allowed to move to the other end of the table (without disrupting the positioning) after this hand.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 4,490,000 -50,000
Gordon Vayo us
Gordon Vayo
us 1,400,000 550,000
Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
us 1,400,000 -600,000

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiTony RubertoGordon Vayo

Hands #74-79: Ruberto Goes on a Mini Heater

[user169806] • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Tony Ruberto
Tony Ruberto

Hand #74: Davidi Kitai raised all-in from the small blind and Gordon Vayo mucked from the big blind.

Hand #75: Vayo moved all-in from the button and both blinds players folded.

Hand #76: On a {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop Tony Ruberto checked from the small blind and Kitai made it 80,000 to play only to see Ruberto check-raise to 325,000. Kitai called and the pot grew ever larger.

The turn card was the {q-Diamonds} and again Ruberto checked, putting the action on Kitai. A bet from Kitai of 380,000 was met with an all-in check-raise from Ruberto and Kitai looked genuinely pained in his decision making. He turned to face Ruberto before folding.

Ruberto is on a tear right now.

Hand #77: Ruberto folded on the button, Kitai completed the small bind and Vayo checked in the big blind meaning it was heads-up to the {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop, Kitai bet 55,000 and Vayo folded.

Hand #78: Vayo moved all-in from the button and Ruberto called.

Ruberto showed {A-Spades}{K-Spades} while Vayo needed some help as he held the dominating {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. The help arrived in the form of a chopped pot thanks to the board running out {6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts} giving both players a straight.

Hand #79: Vayo raised to 120,000 and both players in the blinds folded.

Hand #73: Ruberto's Tournament Life Comes Down to the River

• Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #73: Tony Ruberto raised to 125,000 from the small blind, Davidi Kitai called from the big, and the flop came out {8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. Ruberto bet 165,000, Kitai called, and the {5-Clubs} appeared on the turn. Ruberto moved all in for 620,000 and Kitai snap-called.

Kitai: {k-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Ruberto: {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

Ruberto held top pair, but it was no good as Kitai had flopped two pair. Ruberto needed either a seven, eight, or five on the river to stay alive, and wouldn't you know it, he found one when the {7-Spades} spiked. Just like that Ruberto went from the short stack to having 2 million in chips.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 4,540,000 -1,000,000
Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
us 2,000,000 1,000,000

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiTony Ruberto

Hands #71-72: Much Needed Double for Ruberto

[user169806] • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #71: Davidi Kitai raised to 95,000 from the small blind and Gordon Vayo released his hand.

Hand #72: Kitai folded on the button prompting Vayo to move all-in from the small blind. Tony Ruberto called and showed {A-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Vayo the {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

The {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{5-Spades} flop kept Ruberto’s hand ahead and also gave him an open-ended straight draw. The draw didn’t come in, but when the turn and river were the {3-Diamonds} and {3-Clubs} Ruberto had doubled up.

Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
us 1,000,000 550,000
Gordon Vayo us
Gordon Vayo
us 850,000 -450,000

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon VayoTony Ruberto

Level:
28
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Hands #66-70: Kitai Cracking His Knuckles

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #66: Davidi Kitai raised to 85,000 under the gun and won the pot.

Hand #67: Gordon Vayo limped the button, Tony Ruberto folded the small blind, and Davidi Kitai exercised his option in the big with a raise to 130,000. Vayo made the call and it was heads up to the flop, which came down {9-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. Kitai checked and then folded when Vayo bet 135,000.

Hand #68: Davidi Kitai raised to 95,000 from the small blind, Gordon Vayo called from the big, and the two saw a flop of {a-Spades}{k-Spades}{3-Clubs}. Kitai led out for 70,000, Vayo called, and the {6-Spades} appeared on the turn. Kitai bet again, this time 145,000, and Vayo called. When the {7-Hearts} completed the board on the river, Kitai slowed down with a check and Vayo took the opportunity to bet 220,000. Kitai removed his sunglasses, cracked his knuckles, and then slid his cards to the muck.

Hand #69: Davidi Kitai opened for 85,000 from the button and was met by a three-bet to 215,000 from Gordon Vayo in the small blind. Kitai made the call and the two saw a flop of {q-Spades}{3-Spades}{k-Clubs}, which Vayo checked. Kitai bet 140,000 and Vayo folded.

Hand #70: Tony Ruberto limped from the small blind, Davidi Kitai checked his option from the big, and the flop came down {3-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades}. Ruberto led out for 60,000 and Kitai saw fit to pop it to 140,000. Ruberto made the call and the two watched the dealer burn and turn the {4-Diamonds}. Ruberto checked, as did Kitai, and the {A-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Ruberto checked and Kitai bet 240,000. Ruberto made the call but mucked when Kitai rolled over the {q-Spades}{4-Hearts} for two pair.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 5,540,000 845,000
Gordon Vayo us
Gordon Vayo
us 1,300,000 450,000
Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
us 450,000 -850,000

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon VayoTony Ruberto