Welcome to Group
D of the Quarterfinal Playoffs. Johnny Chan, David
Sklansky, Mike Sexton and Huck Seed have all come out
here to hang out with us. The Top 2 people after 2
matches move on - the other two will be leaving. Let's
see what the starting chip count looks like...
Johnny Chan - 950,000
David Sklansky - 875,000
Mike Sexton - 625,000
Huck Seed - 600,000
Hand #1 - Sexton calls with a J/10
?, while Seed checks with a
10 ? 7 ? The Flop is a K ? J
? Q ;p, and with an Ace, both
people can get a split pot with a straight. They both
check to the Turn - an A ?! Both people have a
straight, and they both bet into it. The River is an A
?. Uh-oh...that could mean a
Boat, but they both call each other up. They both show
each other a straight and they split the pot.
Hand #2 - Sklansky raises with a A
? 10 ? and Seed calls with a
Q/6 ?. Chan also plays with a
4/2 ?, as we see a FLop of...10 ?,
A ?, 8 ?. Sklansky has 2 pair and he bets them up.
Everyone bails and we have our first hand win of the
Hand #3 - Seed raises with an A/7 ?. Sklansky has
pocket red 8's and goes over the top to force Seed
all-in. Seed doesn't want to bet his winning on that,
so he folds. Sklansky takes the win and the chip lead.
Hand #4 - Chan makes a huge raise of a...6/4 off
suit? Sklansky has a A ? Q
?, so he's going to...fold?
He does and Chan takes some blinds.
Hand #5 - Chan raises again - but this time he
sort of has something - Q/9 ?. Now it's Sexton to
bluff all-in with a 9 ? 4
?. This time, it's Chan who
folds and Sexton grabs the pot.
Hand #6 - Sklansky limps in with A ? 2
?. Sexton limps in with a J ?
8 ?. Seed goes over both of
them with a Q/8 ? to go all-in, and it's Seed's turn
to grab some blinds.
Hand #7 - Sexton raises - and he has something with
5's. Everyone folds, so Sexton doesn't get to show
anyone the 5's.
Hand #8 - Chan calls with an A ? 8 ?
and now Seed goes all-in with...junk (J
? 8 ?). Now Chan calls and
Seed, who's hand is in the cookie jar, is a severe
underdog. The Flop - 7 ? 5 ?
K ?, which doesn't help Seed. The Turn - a J ? and
that helps Seed, unless an Ace shows up. The River...A
?!!!! Chan gets the huge
suck-out win and Seed, who comes in last, needs a lot
of help in the next match.
Hand #9 - Everyone folds and Chan wins his own
Hand #10 - Sklansky goes all-in with an A
? 7 ?.
No one wants to play and Sklansky wins Sexton's
blinds. Chan still has a huge lead, but Sklansky and
Sexton have enough chips to cause damage to someone's
Hand #11 - Everyone folds. Chan wins his blinds.
Hand #12 - Chan raises with a 6 ?
4 ? and Sklansky folds. More blinds for
Hand #13 - Chan plays an A ?
6 ?. Sexton has 3's and goes All-in. Chan folds and
Sexton takes some blinds.
Hand #14 - Sexton goes All-in with an A ? 6
?. Chan has an A/9
? and calls, which leaves
Sexton in trouble. The Flop - Q ? 6 ? 8
?. and Sexton pairs his 6's
and has a flush draw. The Turn - J ?, and Chan needs a
10 or a 9...but finds a 6 on the River and Sexton,
with Trip 6's doubles up. Sexton is now the lead and
Chan is now in third.
Hand #15 - Chan raises with a Q
? 10 ?. That chases
off Sklansky and Sexton and Chan wins more blinds.
Hand #16 - Chan limps in with a 9 ? 6 ?. Sklansky
calls with a J ? 6 ?. The
Flop - a 8 ? 8
? Q ?. No help to either
person, so they check. The Turn - a 5 ? and Chan bets
at it. Sklansky folds and Chan wins it.
Hand #17 - Sklansky raises with a Q
? 9 ?. Sexton, with a K ?
J ?, calls. The Flop - Q ? 4 ? 8 ? and Sklansky pairs
his queens. They both check to a 6 ?
on the Turn. They both check to a 7 ? on the River.
Sexton puts out a value bet and Sklansky calls,
picking up a decent sized pot. He jumps closer to
second while Chan is a distant third placed and a
dangerous short stack.
Hand #18 - Sexton raises an 8/6 ?. Everyone else
bails and Sexton takes some blinds, which are now
Hand #19 - Chan raises with a 6/3 ?,
hoping to snag some blinds. Sklansky calls with a 10/2
?. The Flop - 4 ? K ? 7
?. They check to the Turn,
were a K ? helps no one, but a Chan bet scares off
Hand #20 - Sexton calls with a 6 ? 5
? and Chan, with a 9/4 ?,
sees a free Flop, which is a J ? K ?
5 ?. That pairs up Sexton's
5's and a Q ? on the Turn and
a 7 ? on the River doesn't
help either person. They both check through and Sexton
takes a bunch of chips from Chan.
Hand #21 - Sklansky raises with a K/Q
?. No one else wants to play,
Sklansky wins it.
Hand #22 - Sexton raises with a K
? 6 ?,
and no one else has anything to
compete against it.
Hand #23 - Everyone folds to Sklansky, who gets
blinds. This is the first time that Chan has folded to
Sklansky on a 'walk' which means a fold without anyone
raising. Congratulations, David!
Hand #24 - Chan finally has something (A
? K?) and raises. Sklansky,
with a 10/7 ?, calls. The
Flop is a 6 ? 8 ? 2 ? and
Chan goes all-in in the dark.
Sklansky only has an inside straight draw, so he folds
and Chan takes back those chips that he gave to
Sklansky on the last hand. Easy come, easy go.
Hand #25 - Chan goes All-in again - but this time, he
only has 10/5 ? Fortunately for him, no one has
anything to call, and Chan sneaks back up the chip
chart into second place.
Hand #26 - Chan, now back in third after the
commercial break, raises with a J/8
?. That's good enough for the other two to fold
and Chan creeps back into second.
Hand #27 - Sklansky has Big Chick (A ? Q
?) and goes All-in! Sexton
has...Big Slick (A ? K
?) and calls! Chan
has...Ladies (Q ? Q ?) and
calls! The Flop - 5 ? 5 ? J
? and Chan's Queens are good
so far. The Turn - Q ? and Chan wins with a Full House
- Queens over fives. The River (2 ?) doesn't matter,
and Sklansky's existence in this match doesn't matter
either, as he finishes in third. Chan now has a huge
lead on Sexton, 2,795,000 Vs. 255,000.
Hand #28 - This ought to be quick. But...not yet.
Sexton raises and Chan, with a 7/3 off-suit gives
Sexton the pot.
Hand #29 - Sexton goes all-in with a 10/8 ? Chan
calls with a 10 ? 4 ?. It's
looking good for Sexton, until the Flop - 4
? 7 ?
A ?. Johnny pairs his 4's and
has a flush draw. The Turn - an 7 k; and Mike needs an
8 that's not a heart. The River...K ?, and Chan wins
the match. Sexton is still looking very good with
second. Just a quick review to see who's where...
Johnny Chan - 10
Mike Sexton - 7
David Sklansky - 4
Huck Seed - 0
Next week - the last Round of 16 Match. Join us
in 7 days to see who will be the last 2 people to make
it to the Quarterfinals.