$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Semi-Shootout

Tony G Not Having Fun

Tony G doubled up early against JC Tran, but ever since he's struggling to win pots. We just saw him lose two hands which bring him down to 34 big blinds. Still plenty of room to play, but his opponents are going to be able to pressure him more now that he is short on the bubble.

In the first hand Smith raised to 4,000 and Tony G called. The flop came down {4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Tony check-called 4,000. The turn was the {K-Spades} and now he check-called 10,000. On the river the {A-Spades} hit and both players checked. Smith turned over {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}, and Tony G sighed as he mucked his cards.

The massues was send packing by Tony right away, and he played another hand. On a {J-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop Tony bet 6,500 from the small blind and Dan Kelly called in the big blind. On the turn, the {7-Diamonds}, both players checked. The river was the {3-Clubs} and Tony check-folded to a 14,000 bet. Tony is the short stack again, but it's far from over.

Chip stacks
Elliot Smith ca 168,000 17,000
Dan Kelly us 133,000 3,000
Tony G au 69,000 -35,000

Tags: Tony GElliot SmithDan Kelly