Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Dani:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Players 1940

Level

Level 29
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

Thinking Poker Podcast Episode #81: WSOP Preparation

[user101598] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
WSOP
WSOP

On Episode 81 of the Thinking Poker Podcast, Nate and Andrew discuss strategies for the World Series of Poker that will assist you both on and off of the felt. They also break down a hand from Nitcast favorite Gareth Chantler and another from the Sunday Million.

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Tagovi: Thinking Poker Podcast

Frank Patti Eliminated in 3rd Place ($138,160)

[user270022] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Frank Patti - 3rd Place
Frank Patti - 3rd Place

Hand 138: Jeff Smith opened to 80,000 on the button, Danny Nguyen called in the small blind and Frank Patti moved all in from the big blind. Smith got out of the way while Nguyen made the call to put Patti at risk.

Patti: {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Nguyen: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Patti was heading toward the flop, looking for a big time double up. The dealer laid out a {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop and Nguyen took the lead with his pair of kings. Patti would once again need a three-outer to save his tournament life. The turn {3-Diamonds} gave Patti nine more outs with a flush draw. The river {5-Spades} gave Nguyen the check mark and Patti was eliminated.

Danny Nguyen us
Danny Nguyen
us 2,100,000 630,000
Frank Patti us
Frank Patti
us Out

Tagovi: Danny NguyenFrank PattiNghiahiep Nguyen

Hands #130-137

[user249920] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 130: Danny Nguyen won with a button raise.

Hand 131: Jeff Smith raised to 90,000 in the small blind, and Nguyen folded.

Hand 132: Smith won with a button raise.

Hand 134: Smith got a walk.

Hand 135: Nguyen opened to 90,000 in the small blind and won.

Hand 136: Nguyen opened on the button and took the pot.

Hand 137: Frank Patti shipped all in on the button and took it down.

Tagovi: Frank PattiDanny NguyenJeff Smith

Level:
26
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

Second Break

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Players are currently on their second break of the day. Here are their current chip counts:

Jeff Smith us
Jeff Smith
us 3,265,000 905,000
Danny Nguyen us
Danny Nguyen
us 1,470,000 -1,330,000
Frank Patti us
Frank Patti
us 680,000 80,000

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• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

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Hands #124-129: Smith Scoops Pots

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 124: Frank Patti raised to 70,000 in the small blind and Jeff Smith called to go to a flop of {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{a-Clubs}. Patti bet 60,000 and Smith called to see a turn of {j-Spades}. Patti checked and Smith took it down with a bet of 115,000.

Hand 125: Jeff Smith won the blinds and antes with a raise to 65,000.

Hand 126: This time, it only took 60,000 for Jeff Smith to take down the blinds and antes.

Hand 127: Jeff Smith got a walk.

Hand 128: Jeff Smith limped in the small blind and Danny Nguyen checked. The flop came {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and Smith bet 55,000, which Nguyen called. The turn {9-Hearts} was checked by Smith and he called Nguyen's bet to 80,000. On the river {2-Diamonds}, Smith led out for 175,000 and took down the pot.

Hand 129: Danny Nguyen limped and Frank Patti checked. Both players checked down the flop and turn, and the board was {j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} by the river. Nguyen made a bet and took the small pot from Patti.

Tagovi: Danny NguyenFrank PattiJeff Smith

Hands #117-123, Nguyen River Three Outered

[user270022] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 117: Jeff Smith opened to 60,000, Danny Nguyen made the call, Frank Patti raised 155,000 from the small blind, Smith folded and Nguyen called. Flop {7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, Nguyen checked, Patti bet 125,000, Nguyen called. Turn {10-Hearts}, both players checked to the river {a-Clubs}. Both checked again and Danny turned over {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for the win.

Hand 118: Smith got a walk.

Hand 119: Patti raised to 60,000 and Nguyen made the call from the big blind. Flop dropped {q-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, Nguyen checked, Patti bet 50,000, Nguyen raised to 130,000, Patti Folded.

Hand 120: Patti got a walk.

Hand 121: Smith got a walk

Hand 122: Nguyen opened to 65,000 in the small blind and Patti called to see a {6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop. Nguyen continued for 80,000, Patti called. Turn {2-Spades} Nguyen bet 125,000, Patti insta-shoved, Nguyen snap-called putting Patti at risk.

Nguyen: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Patti: {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

Patti's bluff shove did not work and he was one card away from elimination. He needed an ace and only an ace and the river {a-Spades} would keep his dream alive. Catching the three outer and securing his double up.

Tagovi: Danny NguyenFrank PattijeJeff Smith

Hands #110-116: Nguyen Rivers a Pair

[user249920] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 110: Frank Patti raised to 60,000 before folding to Danny Nguyen's 235,000 reraise.

Hand 111: In a limped pot, Nguyen check-folded to 35,000 from Patti on {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades}.

Hand 112: Jeff Smith got a walk.

Hand 113: Patti raised to 60,000, and Nguyen called. Patti won with 60,000 on the {k-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} flop.

Hand 114: Patti got a walk.

Hand 115: Smith got a walk.

Hand 116: Patti raised to 60,000, and Nguyen defended his big blind. Both players checked the {k-Hearts}{a-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, and the {k-Spades} paired the board. Nguyen check-called 60,000, and the {j-Hearts} came on the river. Both players checked, and Nguyen's {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts} was good.

Tagovi: Danny NguyenFrank PattiJeff Smith

Hands #100-109

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 100: Frank Patti raised 70,000 in the small blind and won the blinds and antes.

Hand 101: Frank Patti raised to 60,000 from the button and Nguyen called to go to a flop of {4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Nguyen checked and Patti bet 60,000, which Nguyen called. The turn came {k-Spades} and Nguyen check-folded to a bet of 100,000 from Patti.

Hand 102: Danny Nguyen raised to 65,000 in the small blind and Frank Patti came along to see a {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop. Nguyen continued for 60,000 and took down the pot with no resistance.

Hand 103: Danny Nguyen raised 65,000 and Jeff Smith joined him to see the flop from the big blind. It came {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Smith check-called Nguyen's 65,000 continuation bet. The turn was the {a-Hearts} and both players checked. Smith led out for 125,000 and Nguyen called and mucked when he saw the {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} of Smith for two pair.

Hand 104: Frank Patti raised to 60,000 on the button, but gave up when Jeff Smith three-bet to 160,000 from the small blind.

Hand 105: Frank Patti was given a walk.

Hand 106: Jeff Smith was given a walk.

Hand 107: Frank Patti raised to 60,000 on the button and Jeff Smith took it down with a three-bet to 160,000.

Hand 108: Jeff Smith won the blinds and antes with a raise to 60,000.

Hand 109: Danny Nguyen won the blinds and antes with a raise to 60,000.

Tagovi: Danny NguyenFrank PattiJeff Smith