Event 1: Nguyen H(o)anging at the Top

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 13: Blinds 1,200/2,400/300 ante
34 Players Remaining, 84k avg (35 bb)

Hoang Nguyen (Tampa, FL) is now the chip leader after making a hard call on the turn against Paul Joiner.

“Very hard,” says Nguyen who put his tournament on the line after making a big bet on a King-high board.  “But he just called someone else’s preflop raise,” says Nguyen who figures his KQ was good.

Nguyen ends up doubling 100k and is now the chip leader with 213k; Joiner is left with 18k when his JJ doesn’t improve on the river.

The hand puts Nguyen in the running for our Hard Rock, Hard Play of the Day.

SHRT-Summer-Poker-OpenHard Rock, Hard Play of the Day – Nominee

Meanwhile it was hard to watch former chip leader Joe Malone leave the tournament area. We didn’t catch the details, but Malone busted during the last level.

Chip Leaders

Hoang Nguyen 214k
Luqman Alghanim 176k
Michael Laake 172k
Adam Barclay 159k
John Dobson 156k