Event 3A: Action Before the Break

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 13: Blinds 1,200/2,400/300

Players have returned from their last break of the day.  Only 29 remain in action.  They’ll play four more levels or until 19 players, whichever comes first.

Before the break:

After a couple of limpers and a button-raise to 4x the blind, Anthony Lee (Tallahasee, FL) makes it 18k to play.  One limper and the button called.  On the flop of A 4 5, the limper shoved for ~40k, the button folded, and Anthony snap-called with 32 off.  He had flopped the wheel and busted his opponent.  Anthony chipped up to ~140k.

Sam MedinaSam Medina (above) opened the action utg and got a call from the big blind.  On the flop of J T  T, the big blind checked, Sam bet 16k, and got the call.

Turn was a blank and the big blind shoved for ~60k.  Sam called.  His opponent held KJ for two pair, but Sam held AT for trips.  The river was another blank and Sam took the pot, chipping up to 180k, good for the chip lead.