Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Cahlik Making Big Hands Early

• Taso 2: 25-50, 0 ante

PokerNews blogger Josh Cahlik is in the field today on his day off from reporting and has built his stack up over 14,000 in chips. Cahlik won a nice pot with pocket queens and then another one with a king-high flush.

On the hand where Cahlik held the queens, he raised preflop and found two calls. Both players then checked to him on the {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop and Cahlik bet 500. The first player folded, but the second one called.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and Cahlik's opponent led for 1,050. Cahlik called. The river then completed the board with the {9-Diamonds} and the player fired 2,850 into Cahlik. Not one to back down, Cahlik stood tough and made the call.

"You're good," said the player before Cahlik tabled the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} to win the pot. His opponent mucked.

On another hand, Cahlik flopped a diamond flush with the {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} in his hand. The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Cahlik's opponent open-shoved into him with pocket nines. Cahlik scooped that pot and moved to over 14,000 in chips.

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