After a middle position open to 135 chips from ''des55'', ''TealElephant'', Brant "bwh_4" Hale and Wade "WillowG23" Griffith called one after another. Next to act on the button, ''Attrix'' then three-bet to 450 chips before ''bluefarm73'' flatted from the big blind. All four other players called and they were six-ways to a flop.
The flop came down and after the big blind checked, ''des55'' lead for 1,365 into the 2,730 pot. ''TealElephant'' called next to act and so did Brant "bwh_4" Hale, the button and the big blind.
Now only five-ways to the turn with the pot at 9,555, the fell. Action was checked to ''TealElephant' who bet pot, before Hale jammed all-in for 28,185 next to act. The button, big blind and original raiser folded and ''TealElephant" called all in for an extra 15,994 before cards were tabled.
Brant "bwh_4" Hale:
Hale had the nut straight with a flush draw, whereas ''TealElephant'' had turned a worse straight but had a re-draw to a flush himself.
The river secured to win for Hale and busted ''TealElephant'', before he decided to use his first re-buy option.
The World Series of Poker Main Event kicks off today, with Day 1a already underway, it's an exciting time to be in Las Vegas. Players will have another opportunity at a bracelet in this online event, the $500 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack. This is the 7th instance of an online bracelet event this summer.
Play will start at 3:30 p.m local pacific time and will play all the way down to a winner. With two re-entries available on a $500 entry, there will be plenty of opportunity for players to put themselves in great positions to capture a WSOP bracelet. If $500 is too for some players to buy-in, many have taken advantage of satellites, that will be running right up until the start of the event.
There are 15-minute levels, with players starting their tournament on a 30,000 chip stack. Standard online tournament breaks, 55 minutes past the hour. There is also 4 hours (240 minutes) of late registration, where players can hop back in after busting in that time too, if they choose. Players will start with 1 minute 30 seconds on their time banks, with a time bank reset every 4 levels.
Probably Taiwan's most prolific player Pete Chen won a $400 version of this event at least year's Series, taking down $82,559 for his win. Players can expect a 1st place prize of over that amount, with the level of players entering this years WSOP and the small buy-in increase.
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