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Buy-In: $1,365 + $135
Prize Pool: $1,370,596
Entrants: 1000

Event 17 - No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

  • Jun 09, '08 - Jun 11, '08
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Updates on Day 2 (Jun 10, 08)

 
 

Jason Young Wins Event No. 17 ($329,872)

Jason Young Wins Event No. 17 ($329,872)Jason Young

After a grueling battleof heads-up play and countless short stack double ups from runner-up Mike Schwartz, Jason Young finally put the nail in his coffin after Mike Schwartz made a 700,000 pre-flop raise and Jason Young moved all in. Schwartz called and the players turned over their hands.

Young: AJ
Schwartz: 44
Board: 862AQ

Schwartz had the best of it going in, but Young spiked an ace on the turn for top pair and the rest is history. Jason Young is our newest champion, nabbing the 17th gold bracelet of the year and the $329,872 grand prize. Mike Schwartz gave it his all and will receive  $209,528 for his efforts.

Player Tags: Jason Young,   Mike Schwartz
 

Final Table - Hour Nine - John Strzemp Eliminated in 3rd Place ($129,675)

Blinds/Antes: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Left: 2

Chip Counts:

Jason Young: 7,100,000
Mike Schwartz: 2,100,000

Big Hands:


John StrzempJohn Strzemp Eliminated in 3rd Place ($129,675)


On a flop of K72, John Strzemp bet 175,000 and Mike Schwartz made the call. The turn was the 5 and Strzemp bet 500,000, Schwartz called. The river brought the K and Strzemp moved all in for a million and change. Schwartz couldn’t call quick enough, turning over K8 for trip kings. Strzemp was holding Q9 as his cards were flashed on their way to the muck. John Strzemp was eliminated in 3rd place ($129,675).

Heads-Up Play Begins

After Mike Schwartz eliminated John Strzemp in third place, both Schwartz and Jason Young started heads-up play virtually dead-locked with roughly 5 million in chips each.

The Turning Point, Young Takes a Multi-Million Pot

After just a few hands of heads-up play, Mike Schwartz raised to 300,000 from the button and Jason Young reraised to 1,000,000. Schwartz made the call and the flop came Q82. Young bet out 1,000,000 and Schwartz called. The turn was the 4 and Young moved all in. Schwartz went into the tank, ultimately folding as Young gave his opponent a courtesy flash of 88 for the set. Young took a massive chip lead after this hand.

Schwartz Gets Some Back


After a limp-check to a flop of Q32, and yet another check, Mike Schwartz bet 400,000 on the turn (4). Jason Young made the call. The river was the 2 and Schwartz moved all in for a couple million more. Young thought about it for a minute, eventually folding. 

 

Player Tags: John Strzemp,   Jason Young,   Mike Schwartz
 

Final Table - Hour Eight - Strzemp Falls Off, Climbs Back

Note: Players just took a twenty-minute break and will return to increased blinds of 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante.

Blinds/Antes:
40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Left:
3

Chip Counts:
John Strzemp: 4,200,000
Mike Schwartz: 3,100,000
Jason Young: 2,700,000


Big Hands:


John StrzempJohn Strzemp Gets Raised Off a Million-Dollar Bet

Jason Young came in for a 170,000 raise from the button and John Strzemp reraised to 500,000. Young tanked for several minutes before calling the raise. The flop came 643, and Strzemp made a 1,000,000 bet. Just as fast as Strzemp said “bet”, Young came over the top and shoved all in. A very disappointed John Strzemp laid it down.

Strzemp Gets Some Back

The very next hand after shipping more than a million chips over to Jason Young’s side of the table, Strzemp gets some of them back on a three-way pot. All three players see a checked flop of QQ10 and continue to check to the turn (J). Strzemp bet 150,000, Mike Schwartz folded and Jason Young called. The river brought the 5, and this time Strzemp bet 325,000. Young quickly called, and just as quickly mucked after Strzemp turned over  98  for the straight to the queen. After this hand Strzemp is back over 3 million in chips.

Player Tags: John Strzemp,   Jason Young,   Mike Schwartz
 

Final Table - Hour Seven - Strzemp Takes the Chip Lead

Blinds/Antes:  10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Left: 3

Chip Counts:
Mike Schwartz: 3,725,000
John Strzemp: 3,450,000
Jason Young: 2,875,000

Big Hands:


John StrzempStrzemp Doubles Through Jason Young

John Strzemp moved all in before the flop and Jason Young made the call. Young had Strzemp covered.

Strzemp: AK
Young: A10
Board: 65210K

Strzemp had Young dominated before the flop, but Young paired his ten on the turn for the lead. A king came on the river giving Strzemp top pair, allowing him to double through the chip leader and stay alive. After the hand, the two players were virtually tied in chips.

Strzemp Makes a Sick Call With Deuces

In a three-way pot, and on a flop of Q43, all three players checked. The turn was the Q and Mike Schwartz bet 120,000. Young folded and Strzemp called. The river was the A and Schwartz bet 150,000. Strzemp made the call with 22 and Schwartz mucked his hand.

 

Player Tags: John Strzemp,   Jason Young,   Mike Schwartz
 

Players Return From Dinner

The remaining three players have just returned from the dinner break to Level 22 with increased blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante.

Here are the chip counts coming back from the break...

Jason Young: 4,800,000
Mike Schwartz: 4,100,000
John Strzemp: 1,100,000
 

Player Tags: John Strzemp,   Jason Young,   Mike Schwartz
 

Final Table - Hour Six - Rory Monahan Eliminated in 4th Place ($82,583)

Note: Players took a sixty-minute dinner break at the end of Level 21, and should return sometime around 9:00 pm.

Blinds/Antes:
8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Left: 3

Chip Counts:
Jason Young: 4,800,000
Mike Schwartz: 4,100,000
John Strzemp: 1,100,000

Eliminations:

Rory Monahan Eliminated in 4th place ($82,583)

Big Hands:


Rory MonahanRory Monahan Eliminated in 4th place ($82,583)

After a series of uncontested all in raises from the short stacked Rory Monahan, John Strzemp had enough and decided to look him up.

Monahan: 65
Strzemp: AQ
Board: AJ1037

Strzemp led the hand the entire way, flopping top pair. Monahan picked up a busted flush draw on the turn and after faling to improve, he was eliminated in 4th place ($82,583).

Mike Schwartz Wins a BIg Pot

Mike Schwartz raised to 180,000 from the button and Jason Young reraised to 500,000 from the small blind. Schwartz called and the flop came A97. Both players checked to the turn (2), and continued to check to the river (4). Still no post-flop action and Young turned over 66 while Schwartz showed JJ. The jacks have it and Mike Schwartz takes a nice pot off of the chip leader. After this hand, Schwartz and Young are almost even in chips.
 

 

Final Table - Hour Five - Rybachenko 7th, Bowker 6th, Giannetti 5th

Blinds/Antes: 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Left: 4

Chip Counts:
Jason Young: 5,000,000
Mike Schwartz: 2,400,000
Rory Monahan: 1,400,000
John Strzemp: 1,200,000

Eliminations:
Sergey Rybachenko Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,698)
Kyle Bowker Eliminated in 6th Place (23,888)
Matt Giannetti Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,268)

Big Hands:

Sergey Rybachenko Falls Off, Jason Young Claims Chip Lead

Sergey Rybachenko went from being the chip leader to the short stack, and then being eliminated in just one round of play. Here is how it happened…Sergey Rybachenko check-raised Jason Young on a flop of A87. Rybachenko checked to Young who bet 55,000, Rybachenko raised to 125,000 and Young called. The 3 hit the turn and Rybachenko bet 250,000, Young called. The river was the 8 and Rybachenko bet out almost 700,000. Young quickly called and Rybacheno threw his hand into the muck before Young even had a chance to turn over AQ for top pair. Young took a massive pot off of the former chip leader, now grabbing the chip lead for himself.

Sergey Rybachenko Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,698)
Kyle Bowker Eliminated in 6th place ($23,888)


Kyle BowkerKyle Bowker came in for a 100,000 raise. John Strzemp called from the cutoff and Mike Schwartz called from the button. Sergey Rybachenko moved all in from the small blind for a little over 250,000. When it got back to Kyle Bowker, he too moved all in (637,000), and so did Mike Schwartz when it got to him. Strzemp folded and it was a three-way all in pot. Schwartz had them both covered.

Rybachenko: KK
Bowker: Q9
Schwartz: AQ

Board: J429A

Rybachenko led with a pair of kings. The turn gave Bowker a small piece of the board, but the ace on the river gave Schwartz the check mark and Sergey Rybachenko was eliminated in 7th place ($15,698), followed by Kyle Bowker in 6th pace ($23,888). Although Rybachenko and Bowker were both eliminated on the same hand, Bowker gets the better finish based on the fact that going into the hand, Bowker had more chips.

Matt Giannetti Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,268)Matt Giannetti

After a series of consecutive pre-flop open-raises, Matt Giannetti raised for the last time when Mike Schwartz made the call. The flop came AK9, and Swchartz moved all in. Giannetti tanked for a minute and then called off the rest of his chips. Schwartz turned over Q9 for bottom pair and the nut flush draw while Giannetti showed A10 for top pair. The turn was the Q, putting Schwartz out in front with two pair. Giannetti picked up the inside straight draw along with other outs, but the river brought the 9, giving Schwartz a full house. Giannetti was eliminated in 5th place, earning $40,268.

 

Final Table - Hour Four - Tom West Eliminated 8th Place ($12,422)

Blinds/Antes: 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Left:
7

Chip Counts:
Jason Young: 3,000,000
John Strzemp: 1,550,000
Sergey Rybachenko: 1,000,000
Matt Giannetti: 900,000
Rory Monahan: 750,000
Kyle Bowker: 630,000
Mike Schwartz: 620,000

Eliminations:
Tom West Eliminated in 8th Place ($12,422)

Big Hands:

Tom WestTom West Eliminated in 8th Place ($12,422)

A short stacked Tom West got the rest of his chips in the pot with AQ against Jason Young’s AK. The board came 43386, giving both players a flush, with Young having the best of it and Tom West being eliminated in 8th place ($12,422). On a side note, that makes 2 shootout final tables for the West brothers so far in this year’s WSOP, his brother Tim West placing 5th in Event no. 11 ($5,000 NL Shootout).

Kyle Bowker Doubles Through Matt Giannetti

Matt Giannetti came in for a raise on the button and Kyle Bowker shoved all in from the big blind. Giannetti called.

Bowker: KJ
Giannetti: A6
Board: Q10697

Giannetti held the lead going to the flop where Bowker made an open-ended straight draw. The nine on the turn made Bowker’s straight and Matt Giannetti was drawing dead on the river. Kyle Bowker doubled up while Matt Giannetti took a slight hit to his stack.

Player Tags: Tom West,   Kyle Bowker,   Matt Giannetti
 

Final Table - Hour Three - Alex Triner Eliminated 9th ($9,828)

Blinds/Antes: 5,000-10,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Left: 8

Chip Counts:
Sergey Rybachenko: 2,250,000
Jason Young: 1,750,000
Matt Giannetti: 1,200,000
John Strzemp: 1,010,000
Rory Monahan: 750,000
Kyle Bowker: 630,000
Mike Schwartz: 620,000
Tom West: 475,000

Eliminations:
Alex Triner Eliminated in 9th place ($9,828)

Big Hands:

Rory Monahan Gets a Little Back

On a flop of J86, Mike Schwartz bet 60,000 and Rory Monahan raised to 200,000. Schwartz thinks for a few minutes before making the call. The turn was the K and Monahan moved all in for a little more 350,000. Schwartz tanked for a minute or two before folding the hand.

Jason Young Doubles Up, Goes Runner-Runner Full House

With the action folding around to him, Jason young raised to 90,000 from the small blind and Alex Triner reraised to 225,000 from the big blind. Young took a deep breath and moved all in. Triner took an even deeper breath and called.

Young: AJ
Triner: AK
Board: 992JJ

Completely dominated before the flop and reduced to catching one of three remaining jacks to stay alive, the turn answered Young’s prayers with the J. Young celebrates, and as if Triner wasn’t sore enough after the J hit the turn, the poker Gods got a good laugh on the river when the J hit, giving Young a full house, doubling him up and reducing Triner down to about 600,000 after the hand.

Alex Triner Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,828)

With Strzemp putting in a pre-flop raise, Alex Triner moved all in behind him and Strzemp made a quick call.

Triner: J-J
Strzemp: Q-Q
Board: 443K5

Triner picked  a seemingly good spot to ship it with pocket jacks, but Strzemp’s raise was much stronger than Triner had thought. Strzemp showed pocket queens, and after losing most of his stack to A-J with A-K, now it was Triner who was looking for a jack to stay alive."Come on jack!...One more time!", but no help on the board and Alex Triner was eliminated in 9th place ($9,828).

 

Final Table - Hour Two - Casey Coleman Eliminated 10th ($7,508)

Blinds/Antes: 4,000-8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Left: 9

Chip Counts:

Sergey Rybachenko: 2,000,000
Matt Giannetti: 1,400,000
Alex Triner: 1,1650,000
Jason Young: 1,100,000
John Strzemp: 935,000
Mike Schwartz: 920,000
Kyle Bowker: 650,000
Rory Monahan: 600,000
Tom West: 500,000

Eliminations:
Casey Coleman Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,508)

Big Hands:

Casey Coleman Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,508)


Mike Schwartz came in for a raise to 60,000 and both Casey Coleman and Matt Giannetti made the call. The flop came 773, and Schwartz made a bet. Coleman called all in for his last few thousand chips while Giannetti got out of the way. Schwartz turned over 88 for the overpair while Coleman showed AQ. Coleman would need some help on the turn and/or river to stay alive. The turn was the J and the river was the 10, no help to Casey Coleman who was eliminated in 10th place ($7,508).

Alex Triner Doubles Through Chip Leader

Sergey Rybachenko came in for a pre-flop raise from under the gun and made two callers out of Alex Triner and John Strzemp. The flop came AK5, and Rybacheno bet 135,000. Triner called, Strzemp folded. The 4 hit the turn and Rybachenko fired out 275,000. Triner reraised all in for roughly 400,000 more and  Rybachenko tanked for a minute before making the call. Triner turned over AQ for top pair, top kicker while Rybachenko showed A10 for top pair with a weaker kicker. Rybachenko could win the pot with a ten on the river or split the pot if the board pairs the five or the four, otherwise Triner would double up. The river was the 9 and Alex Triner doubled through the chip leader to over 1,000,000 in chips.

 
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