Tournois Live 2
Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Jours
1234

Highlights

Highlights

Niveau:
33
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
30,000
Niveau:
31
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Hand #206: Raina Wins the Last Hand Before the Break

Jan_Kores • Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #206: There were two minutes left in the level and the tournament supervisor informed players about an upcoming break. "Thank god, I'm so tired," said James Calvo in relief. Then the last hand before the break started as Gaurav Raina made it 320,000 to go and Calvo accepted.

Calvo checked on the {2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}, letting Raina fire a 300,000 continuation bet. Calvo then cut out a pile of the most valuable chips and check-raised to 900,000. Raina called.

The turn {5-Clubs} and river {8-Clubs} were checked through and Calvo revealed his {J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for air on the flop and rivered pair. Raina had flopped a ten, and the eight also hit him. Despite four clubs on the board, Raina's {10-Spades}{8-Hearts} for two pair was good and he regained the lead before they headed for a 15-minute break.

Gaurav Raina us
Gaurav Raina
us 7,625,000 1,625,000
James Calvo us
James Calvo
us 5,975,000 -1,600,000

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo

Hands #201-205: Calvo Fatiguing; No Flops Seen

• Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #201: James Calvo was on the button and didn't realise the action was on him.

"Oh, It's on me?" asked Calvo. "See! I don't even know that," he added. "I'm looking at you thinking it's up to you. That how tired I am." Calvo then bet 500,000, and took down the pot, after Gaurav Raina mucked his hand.

Hand #202: Raina raised to 320,000 from the button and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #203: Calvo opened to 500,000, which was too much for Raina, as he mucked his hand.

Hand #204: Raina put in his usual 320,000 raise from the button, and won himself the pot, after Calvo's cards went into the muck.

Hand #205: Calvo thought for a moment then bet 500,000 from the button. Raina immediately mucked and Calvo took down the pot.

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo

Hands #194-200: No Turn Cards Exposed

Jan_Kores • Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #194: Gaurav Raina raised to 320,000 but James Calvo pumped it to 1,000,000, forcing Raina's fold.

Hand #195: Calvo limped and Raina checked. Raina also checked on the {2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop and Calvo scooped the pot with his 500,000 bet.

Hand #196: Calvo received a walk.

Hand #197: Calvo returned the walk to Raina.

Hand #198: Raina raised to 320,000 and Calvo mucked.

Hand #199: Calvo opened to 500,000 and Raina folded.

Hand #200: Raina won another pot uncontested, earning Calvo's big blind after min-raising.

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo

Hands #192 & 193: Raina Getting Frustrated

• Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #192: Gaurav Raina raised to 240,000 from the button. James Calvo then thought about his decision for several minutes.

"Do you want this heads-up to take four days?" asked Raina, showing signs of frustration.

"I'm trying the best I can," responded Calvo. "I'm not in my 20's. I'm 51," he added.

Raina then called time and Calvo was given 30 seconds to act.

"I'm tired. I can't count the chips that quick," said Calvo to himself. "I'm just trying to enjoy myself," he added, before making the call.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Calvo checked. Raina bet 300,000. Calvo called shortly after.

The turn brought the {q-Spades}. Calvo checked, then mucked his hand, after Raina slid out 900,000.

Hand #194: Calvo called from the button and Raina checked his option.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and both players checked.

The turn brought the {3-Diamonds} and Raina tossed out 225,000. Calvo mucked.

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo

Hands #187-191: Raina is Frustrated by Calvo's Big Bets

Jan_Kores • Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand 187: A raise-and-take for James Calvo who made it 500,000 from the button.

Hand 188: Gaurav Raina raised to 320,000 and Calvo three-bet. "How much is it this time?" Raina asked with a smile on his face, and the dealer confirmed it was one million. Raina folded.

Hand 189: Raina got a walk.

Hand 190: Raina raised to 320,000 and Calvo matched the price. They checked the {6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts} but Calvo check-folded to Raina's 300,000 bet on the {A-Spades} turn.

Hand 191: Calvo limped but Raina raised to 500,000. Calvo called.

The flop {5-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} saw Raina continue for 550,000 but Calvo cut out chips for a raise and eventually slid forward 1,500,000.

"I really don't know how this is possible. This is insane," Raina said to his railbirds, showing frustration.

James Calvo us
James Calvo
us 7,575,000 1,175,000
Gaurav Raina us
Gaurav Raina
us 6,000,000 -1,175,000

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo

Hands #182-186: Button Raises Win You Pots

• Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #182: Gaurav Raina raised to 320,000 from the button which was enough to take down the blinds and antes.

Hand #183: James Calvo bet out 500,000 from the button, and earned himself the pot, after Raina mucked.

Hand #184: Raina won himself another pot, after a 320,000 from the button, went uncalled.

Hand #185: Raina received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #186: Raina raised to 320,000 from the button and was called by Calvo.

The flop came {4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and Calvo checked. Raina tossed out 325,000. Calvo mucked instantly.

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo

Hands #177-181: Calvo Check-Raises

Jan_Kores • Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #177: Gaurav Raina received a walk.

Hand #178: Raina raised to 320,000 and James Calvo called from the big blind. The flop {A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{Q-Clubs} was checked back by Raina, and Calvo checked the {7-Clubs} turn again. Raina, however, fired 375,000 this time and Calvo folded.

Hand #179: Calvo opened to 500,000 and Raina mucked his hand.

Hand #180: Raina made it 320,000 again and Calvo defended to continue on the flop {3-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Calvo checked to Raina who opted for a continuation bet worth 300,000. Calvo, however, woke up with a 900,000 check-raise. Raina folded instantly.

Hand #181: Raina received another walk.

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo

Hands #171-176: Calvo with the Big Bets

• Niveau 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #171: James Calvo paused for a minute, then bet 500,000 from the button. Gaurav Raina mucked instantly.

Hand #172: Raina raised to 320,000 from the button and was called by Calvo in the big blind.

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Calvo checked. Raina tossed out a 350,000 continuation bet which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #173: Calvo once again raised to 500,000 from the button, which didn't interest Raina, as he released his hand.

Hand #174: Calvo gets a walk in the big blind.

Hand #175: Raina received a walk straight back.

Hand #176: Raina raised to 320,000 from the button, and watched as Calvo placed out a raise to 1,060,000. Raina asked for a count, then mucked his hand.

Tags: Gaurav RainaJames Calvo