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|Mar 07, '11||2011 The Big Event||Main Event||3||+|
Level 13 Update -- Slowing Down
Mar 07, '11
Blinds: 1,200-2,400 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 89 out of 417
1. Victor Ramdin — 690,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminates Tom McEvoy
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 5,600 on the button preflop and then Tom McEvoy reraised all in for 35,000. Timoshenko made the call and they flipped over their cards:
Timoshenko: A J
Board: J 8 4 9 2
Timoshenko won the hand to grow his stack to 240,000. McEvoy was eliminated on the hand.
Chris DeMaci Takes Down a Hand
The board read Q 7 5 2 when Chris DeMaci bet 9,100 from middle position. The button made the call and the then both players checked the 5 on the river. DeMaci flipped over pocket twos and he won the hand when his opponent mucked. DeMaci continues to cruise with 550,000.
Daniel Negreanu Pads his Stack
The flop read K J J when the button bet 7,300. Daniel Negreanu made the call and the turn fell A. The button bet 15,000 and Negreanu made the call again.
The A fell on the river and the button checked. Negreanu checked as well and he turned over A 3. The button mucked and Negreanu held 230,000 after collecting the pot.
Poker Tweet — Pat Pezzin
Level 12 Update -- Victor Ramdin Grabs the Chip Lead
Mar 07, '11
Blinds: 1,000-2,000 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 102 out of 417
1. Victor Ramdin — 575,000
Victor Ramdin Rising High
A player in middle position raised to 12,500 preflop and Victor Ramdin made the call on the button. Scott Clements made the call UTG+1 and the flop fell 10 3 2.
All three players checked and the 6 fell on the turn. Ramdin bet 17,500 and Clements made the call. Middle position raised all in for 67,000. Ramdin made the call and Clements mucked. Their cards:
Ramdin: 6 6
Ramdin won the hand and he grabbed the chip lead with 575,000.
David Baker vs. Joe Hachem
Joe Hachem bet 4,500 under the gun and David Baker raised 8,400 more from middle position preflop. Hachem made the call and the flop was dealt K 2 2. Both players checked and the turn fell 3.
Hachem checked and Baker bet 10,000. Hachem made the call and the river fell 2. Hachem checked and Baker bet 15,500. Hachem went into the tank for a couple minutes and he eventually made the call. Baker flipped over A K to win the hand when Hachem mucked. Baker grew his stack to 97,000.
David Peters Grabs Some Chips
The board read K 5 3 10 and there was 31,000 in the pot when David Peters bet 17,700 from the hi-jack. The small blind made the call and the river fell 6. Peters fired out 38,400 and his opponent made the call. Peters revealed A Q and his opponent mucked. Peters grew his stack to XXX after the hand.
Poker Tweet — Tom McEvoy
|Jul 07, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||$10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event||3||+|
Level Four, Hour Two: Giang And Yang Eliminated
Jul 07, '10
Blinds: 150-300 with a 25 ante
Players Remaining: 1,980 out of 2,314
Notable Chip Counts:
1. Barny Boatman – 151,000
Card Player Chip Counts:
Stephen A. Murphy — 37,800
Chau Giang Disappears Courtesy Of The Magician
Picking up the action after the turn, the board read KQ93 and Chau Giang bet 7,000.
Antonio Esfandiari raised the action to 15,000 and Giang moved all in. Esfandiari made the call and the players turned over their cards:
Giang flopped a straight but his flush draw was dead to Esfandiari’s better draw that went along with his two pair. The river then brought the K, giving Esfandiari a full house and Giang was sent packing.
Farha Getting Up There
The player on the button raised to 1,625 and Sam Farha made the call from the big blind. The flop came down KJ4 and both players checked.
The turn was the 5 and Farha fired 2,000. His opponent made the call and the river was the 4.
Farha kept his foot on the gas pedal, firing another 7,000 into the pot. The button mucked and Farha took the pot. He was at 70,000.
Yang Gets Hammered Down To Size, Then Eliminated
The player in seat 2 and Jerry Yang tangled preflop that resulted in seat 2 moving all in for 27,800. Yang made the call and here were their cards:
Yang fell victim to a cold deck and the board offered him no help as it ran out 7547J.
Yang took a big hit and was down to 8,000 in chips.
Yang was eventually cut down to 3,200 in chips and shipped them all in preflop against the player in seat 9.
The flop was favorable to Yang as it came Q97, giving him top pair.
“It’s not over yet,” Yang said before the turn.
If it wasn’t over then, it was sure close to being over when the A fell on the turn. The river then brought the 7 and Yang was eliminated.
McEvoy’s Aces Cracked
Picking up the action on a flop of 952, Tom McEvoy moved all in against his opponent.
The player called and ended up putting himself at risk as McEvoy had him covered. McEvoy held pocket aces but they were officially cracked when his opponent turned 52.
The board finished out 10 and 4 and McEvoy dropped to 20,000 in chips.
Elezra Gets One
A player raised to 850 preflop and another player made the call. Eli Elezra was in the big blind and came along as well to see a flop of K52. Elezra checked and the raiser bet 1,375. Elezra was the only caller and the A came on the turn.
Elezra checked and his opponent bet 2,200. Elezra made the call againa and the river was the 8.
Elezra decided to take the lead, firing 4,000. His opponent gave it up and Elezra took the pot, improving his stack to 32,000.
Picking up the action on a flop of 765, Carlos Mortensen fired 1,400. Dan Smith made the call and the other two players in the hand mucked.
The turn was the J and Mortensen bet 3,000. Smith made the call and the 9 came on the river.
Both players checked and Mortensen tabled KK and Smith mucked. Mortensen took the pot and he was at 25,000.
Don’t Stand On The Tracks When The Orient Express Is Coming Through
Picking up the action after the board had run out 732€96, Johnny Chan and his opponent got involved in a betting war.
Eventually, the opponent tabled 77 for middle set. Unfortunately for him, Chan tabled K8 for a rivered flush.
Chan raked in the pot and was up to 165,000. That was good for the overall chip lead on Day 1C.
After the board had run out K72910, there was 27,000 in the pot. A player bet 20,000 and Alex Outhred made the call.
Outhred tabled pocket queens but they were no good as his opponent showed 1010 for a set on the river.
Outhred threw his queens in the muck and he was down to 53,000.
Dwan Tripped Up
Picking up the action after the flop came down 10103, Tom Dwan led out for 1,425. Lee Markholt made the call and the turn was the 6.
Dwan led again with 3,450 and Markholt made the call for the rest of his chips.
Markholt flopped trips and the river brought no help to Dwan as he dropped to just over 13,000. Markholt doubled to 12,000.
Left In The Deck:
It’s Not Easy Being Phil
Midway through the level, the tournament staff announced through the speakers that “1989 World Chammpion Phil Hellmuth has just been eliminated.”
The Amazon Room erupted in cheers and applause after hearing the announcement, not quite the reaction anyone would care for.
Hellmuth had been playing on the secondary feature table and made his grand entrance with UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva. He was officially TKO’d.
|Jun 12, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 24 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em||1||+|
Jun 12, '10
Players are now on a dinner break and will come back at around 8:30 PST.
640 are left out of the 1,931 that entered the tournament on Day 1A.
The current chip average is 9,051.
Alex Kamberis is currrently near the top of the chip counts. Alex Jacob, David Pham, David Sklansky and Tom McEvoy are still in contention.
Player Twitter Accounts:
|May 29, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 3 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em||1||+|
Level 2 Update: McEvoy and Cantu Hit the Rail
May 29, '10
Card Player Chip Counts:
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman – 2,250
Shamseddin’s Bluff Gets Picked Off
On a flop of J63, Soheil Shamseddin bet 300 and was called by a player on the button. The turn was the 10 and Shamseddin moved all in and was quickly called by his opponent.
Shamseddin tabled Q9, giving him an open-ended straight draw, and the player on the button showed Q10, giving him a pair of tens. Another ten fell on the river, doubling up the player on the button to 9,800, while Shamseddin dropped to 2,500.
Veldhuis Takes a Big Hit
After a preflop raise, Lex Veldhuis and three other players saw a flop of J95. Veldhuis bet 350 and was called by one player and the other two folded. The turn was the 4 and both players checked.
After the 2 fell, Veldhuis took a few moments to bet 2100 and was instantly called by his opponent. Veldhuis shrugged a bit and then mucked his cards and his opponent turned over KJ, good for a pair of jacks and the pot.
Amarillo Adds a Few Chips
After four players saw a flop of Q97 and a player in middle position bet 325 and was called by Amarillo “Slim” Preston on the button. The turn was the 2 and Preston bet 800 after his opponent checked.
The 2 was dealt on the river and both players checked. Preston tabled A Q which was good for the pot and he is now sitting with 7,800.
Shulman Wins a Small Pot
After a raise to 125 from a player in the cutoff, Publisher of Card Player Media Barry Shulman three-bet to 300 on the button and took in a small pot after the player folded. Shulman is sitting at 4,475.
James Mackey Wins a Pot
We caught up with James Mackey in the middle of a hand. A player in early position bet 100 and Mackey raised to 300 on a flop of 877, prompting a quick fold from his opponent. Mackey is up to 2,975.
Brandon Cantu Eliminated
Brandon Cantu moved all in with pocket jacks and was called by an opponent with queens. The board ran out A8682 and Cantu was gone.
Left in the Deck:
Some Players Like to be Fashionably Late
With late registration open until the end of the second level, some notable faces have taken their seats. Tom Dwan, Eric Mizrachi, Chris Moore, and Frank Kasella all are now registered fr the tournament. The official number of entrants for the day is 3,765.
Players are now on a short break
The halls of the Rio are flooded with players. Action will resume in 20 minutes.
While You are Waiting
If you are waiting, check out a recent episode of Under the Gun that featured Brandon Cantu.
|Oct 28, '09||2009 Caesars Palace Classic||Caesars Palace Classic -- Main Event Championship||2||+|
|Jul 05, '09||2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker||$10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event||1||+|
Level 5 Hour 1 Update: Alex Jacob, Tom McEvoy, Liv Boeree Eliminated
Jul 05, '09
Blinds: 200-400 with a 50 ante
1. Jeff Lisandro â€” 126,200
Card Player Chip Counts
Matt Matros – 27,000
Alex Jacob Eliminated
Alex Jacob gets it all in before the flop in a three-way pot. The players in seats 5 and 6 continue to bet at the side pot.
The flop comes K33, seat 5 checks to seat 6 who bets 8,000. Seat 5 raises all in and seat 6 calls. Seat 5 shows KJ for top pair while seat 6 shows AA for the overpair. Jacob elects not to reveal his cards. The turn and river are the 5 and 4. Jacob mucks his cards and seat 6 rakes the pot with a pair of aces. Alex Jacob is eliminated from the tournament this hand.
Tom McEvoy Eliminated
On a flop of 632, Tom McEvoy gets it all in and is called in one spot.
McEvoy gets it in behind with a smaller over pair than his opponent. The turn and river are the 6 and the 5, no help for the former champion who is eliminated here late on on Day 1c.
Three Players All In
Three players announced they were all in. One held the KK, another exposed the QQ and the third tabled the AK. The board ran out Q22A4, as the pocket queens tripled up, the ace-king won a large side pot the pocket kings lost a substantial chunk.
Liv Boeree Eliminated
On a flop of J1010, Liv Boeree gets it all in against one opponent.
Boeree gets it in good with the overpair, but her opponent flops an open-ended straight draw. the turn is the 8, giving her opponent the straight. The river is the 7, and Liv Boeree is eliminated from the main event.
Matt Savage Doubles Up
The short stack of Matt Savage got the rest of his 2,750 stack into the middle with the A6 and was called by the AK of an opponent. The flop was no help for Savage as it came Q83. However, the 6 hit the turn giving Savage a pair of sixes and the lead. The 5 fell on the river and Savage doubled up to 4,500.
|Jun 21, '09||2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 40 - $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha||2||+|
Level 11 Update: Fricke and Fitoussi Eliminated
Jun 21, '09
Players Remaining: 66 out of 295
1. Matt Graham — 330,000
Average Chip Count: 134,090
Jimmy Fricke, Bruno Fitoussi, Hoyt Corkins, David Benefield, Tom McEvoy
Jimmy Fricke and Bruno Fitoussi both got all of their money in preflop against a third player who had them both covered. Fricke showed K J 8 9, while Fitoussi showed 8 9 10 J, but they were both trailing the K K A 8 that the third player held.
The board ran out 5 Q 5 5 10, giving a full house to the unknown player and eliminating Fricke and Fitoussi on the same hand.
Grundy Takes Small Pot off Hanson
On a board of 9106A, Ben Grundy bet 12,000 and John Hanson made the call. The river was the 9 and both players checked.
Grundy announced “flush” as he turned over his K1035. Hanson held onto his cards, stared at the board, mumbled under his breath, and then took multiple looks at Grundy’s hand before finally releasing putting his cards into the muck.
The final board read 678K9 and Jonas Entin made a pot sized bet on the river, which was eventually called by Tom McEvoy.
Unfortunately for McEvoy, Entin tabled J1084, which was the nut straight and McEvoy mucked his hand. McEvoy was finished off and eliminated just a few hands later.
|Jul 04, '08||2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 54 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em||2||+|
$10,000 Main Event - Day 1b - Level 5
Jul 04, '08
Blinds: 200-400, 50 ante
|Jun 19, '08||2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 36 - No-Limit Hold'em||1||+|
$1,500 NL - Level 4
Jun 19, '08
It has been announced that 2,447 players entered this event, creating a prize pool of $3,340,155. Only 198 places will get paid. First place will take home $610,304.
$1,500 NL - Level 2 Comes to an End
Jun 19, '08
Note: Players went on the first scheduled break of the day at the completion of this level and should return around 2:25 pm local time.
|Jun 17, '08||2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 32 - No-Limit Hold'em||1||+|
Players on Early Break Due to Registration Problems
Jun 17, '08
Note: Players are on a 30 minute break due to registration issues.
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