Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Matros Shies Away from River Raise

Austen Johnson got fancy on the river.
Austen Johnson got fancy on the river.

We caught up with this hand on the river between Austen Johnson and Matt Matros. The board showed {7-Diamonds} {4-Spades} {8-Spades} {10-Spades} {K-Spades} and Matros was first to act and bet 43,000. After a short pause Johnson slid out 96,000 - just slightly more than a min-raise.

The small raise and four spades on the board must have set off bells in Matros' head. He folded rather quickly after the raise amount was counted.

Austen Johnson 365,000 -20,000
Matthew Matros us 180,000 -20,000

Tagit: Austen JohnsonMatt Matros

Muzzatti Moving

We aren't exactly sure how he got the extra chips, but we didn't notice Robert Muzzatti stepping out of the tournament area and leaving behind a stack of around 900,000. With that many chips, he must be taking a quick break.

Robert Muzzatti 900,000 250,000

Tagit: Robert Muzzatti

Levine Rising

Matty Levine has been making a move up the chip leader board of late and we were there to catch a recent hand that added to his stack. When we arrived at the table, Levine and Elior Cohen were both committing 39,000 preflop and the dealer was turning over a {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop. Levine opted to check and then call a bet of 18,000 from Cohen as the dealer pulled out an {8-Spades} on the river.

"How much do you have? Like 200K?" asked Levine.

"Wait a minute, i'll count," replied Cohen.

Eventually Levine decided he would be 38,000. Cohen didn't look too excited as he eventually folded {k-}{k-} and sent the pot to Levine.

Matty Levine 400,000 115,000
Elior Cohen 215,000 -85,000

Tagit: Matty LevineElior Cohen

Muzzatti Crushing

Robert Muzzatti has seen his stack dramatically increase to over 600,000. We were only there to catch the aftermath of the huge hand. At the time the dealer was raking a more than 400,000 pot to Muzzatti and discarding of a flop showing {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Right before the dealer grabbed Muzzatti's hand, Muzzatti turned over {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for pretty much a stone cold bluff. At this point the whole table started deconstructed Muzzratti's play.

Robert Muzzatti 650,000 275,000

Tagit: Robert Muzzratti

What If You Could Play Just One Event?

• Taso 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Elio Cohen has locked himself at least a five-figure payday with how deep he has gone so far. Cohen is an Israeli citizen that is currently working as a body guard for an important Mexican businessman.

Cohen could only play one WSOP event and saved his money all year to play this event.

Matt Glantz asked him, "Why did you pick this one?"

Cohen replied, "Since I only had one event to play I might as well see some hands. It was worth it."

We hope to see Cohen change his mind now that he can afford couple more buy ins.

Tagit: Elio Cohen


Another One Down

Jeff Hurley is the latest addition to the rail. Hurley finished up in 25th place, taking home $10,827 for his effort.

Jeff Hurley Ulkona

Tagit: Jeff Hurley

Post-It My Chips

• Taso 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Frank Kassela just sprung out of his seat and approached a tournament director. He wanted to ask if they could go tell the folks over in Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz that he was still playing and that they should put a "post-it note" or something on his blinding down chips, in case they get moved.

Tagit: Frank Kassela