Some hands promise much early on and fizzle out. A hand between Ola Amundsgard and Benny stack looked to be heading that way, and even though no cards were shown, it had a little surprise at the end.
Amundsgard raised to 1,000 from the hijack after an early position limp before Spindler three-bet to 2,800 from the next seat. The limper folded but Amundsgard made the call to see a flop appear. The action there, and on the turn, was checked and the river came as the . Amundsgard checked for a third time and Spindler bet 1,600. The Norwegian then came in with a surprise check-raise up to 11,200.
Spindler was a bit taken back by raise and probably the size of it. He tanked for two minuted before throwing his cards into the muck.
An under-the-gun player opened for 1,000 and Liv Boeree called from the button. The player in the big blind came along, and three players took a flop of . The big blind checked, the under-the-gun player bet 1,700, and only Boeree called to see the turn.
Two checks saw the peel off on the river, and the under-the-gun player checked for a second time. Boeree paused for a few beats and then slid her entire stack of 6,775 in the middle. It did the trick as the under-the-gun player wasted little time in folding his hand.
Meanwhile, Australian legend Leo Boxell, who had been nursing a short stack, succumbed in unknown action over at Table 32.
There's not too many more annoying things in poker than having your (once) leading hand counterfeited. It happened to Martin Finger just now to see his stack drop to about 20,000. Minutes after he was seen leaving the tournament area after losing the rest.
He was battling head up versus Dylan Wilkerson and the two had made it to the river where a board rested. Finger had led out from the big blind on the turn and did do for 2,600 on the river. Once called he opened for a flopped two pair but lost out to Wilkerson's .
Whenever Mikel Habb wins a big hand, the whole tournament room is sure to hear it. Habb is prone bellow such phrases as "come on" and "ship it," both of which he shouted after eliminated Chris "Moorman1" Moorman from the tournament.
We missed the hand unfold, but it appeared Moorman shoved his stack on the river with a board reading and Habb made the call with the for a pair of nines.
"Yeah, come on," Habb shouted when Moorman went to muck. "Ship it."
Since it was an all-in and a call, Moorman was obligated to show his hand, so the dealer tabled the for a losing pair of fours. With that, we've lost online poker's most successful tournament player.
The Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, now through Feb. 11, 2015, held in the resort’s ballrooms. The series will feature 21 main events along with several secondary events and qualifiers. The exciting live poker action culminates with the Seminole Hard Rock WPT Lucky Hearts $3 Million Guaranteed Championship beginning Feb. 5-11, with a $3,500 buy-in and three starting flights. The live streamed Championship final table will be held at the resort’s Paradise Live theater in Seminole Paradise.
The annual series kicks-off on Jan. 22 at 11a.m. ET with a four-day $570 buy-in deep-stack no-limit hold'em event featuring a $1 million guaranteed prize pool with six starting flights.
Super Bowl weekend will bring even more action with the WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS), which will kick off its 2015 tour at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. WPTDS is a one-of-a-kind partnership between the world’s most established poker tour, WPT®, and the world’s fastest growing poker tour, DSPT. The $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 Guarantee WPTDeepStacks-Hollywood will start Jan. 29 at 12 p.m. ET in the resort’s ballrooms.
Other highlight tournaments include a $350 buy-in deep-stack no-limit hold'em, $250,000 guarantee with five starting flights, from Jan. 25-28 and a two-day $150 buy-in no-limit hold’em $150,000 guarantee with eight starting flights from Jan. 28-31.
Satellite events for the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Jan. 22-Feb. 7, 2015.
Registration for all LHPO events will be open Dec. 15, 2015. To participate, players must obtain a free “Wild Card” at the Player’s Club or in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise, located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way.