Friday, January 21, 2011

Event 4: Siegel Doubles

$500 + $60 NL

They're breaking table 15 now, which means 140 players remain out of 343 entrants. Only the last 36 will get paid, so there's still a long way to go.

Gordon Eng is still in the field and he's looking for the hat-trick today. He won two No Limit events at the US Poker Chamionships in November.

Another player in today's field enjoying recent success is Adam 'Lippy' Lippert. He won a No Limit event at the Southern Poker Championships earlier this month

Table 5 has got to be one of the toughest I have seen in a long time. Sharing that piece of felt are Giuseppe Pantaleo in the 5 seat, with Ian Palomo, Eric Siegel, and Keith Crowder in the 8, 9, and 10 seats.

Ian Palomo, Eric Siegel, and Keith Crowder

Just before the break, Giuseppe and Eric got tangled up in a pot. Giuseppe opened for 1,700 (which he was doing a lot) and Eric came over the top to the tune of 4,900. The button called, then Giuseppe shoved, having both opponents covered. Eric called all-in and the button opted out.

Giuseppe's KJ was in bad shape against Eric's pocket Aces, but he picked up a Broadway draw when the flop came A Q x. It was all over on the turn, however, when another Queen fell, giving Eric Aces-full. Eric doubled up to ~80k and Giuseppe was left with only ~20k.