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Event 41 - Mixed Hold'em

  • Jun 22, '08 - Jun 24, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 24, 08)

 
 

Frank Gary Wins Event No. 42 - $1,500 Mixed Hold'em

Blinds
Limit: 25,000-50,000
No-Limit:
15,000-30,000

Eliminations:

2nd Place - Frank Gary ($140,093)

Big Hands
Frank Gary
No-Limit Hold'em:

Frank Gary WIns Event No. 41 ($219,217)


A short-stacked Jonathan Tamayo pushed all in for his last 175,000 preflop and Frank Gary took his time making his decision. He eventually called and saw that his A3 was ahead of Tamayo's Q7. The board ran A6482 and after three days of play, Frank Gary was named the champion of event no. 41, $1,500 Mixed Hold'em.After a great effort, Tamayo came up just short of the ultimate prize, finishing in second place for $140,093.

Limit Hold'em:

Jonathan TamayoTamayo's Flopped Nut Straight Gets Rivered By Gary's Boat


Gary won some big pots in the limit hold'em to gain a decisive chip advantage over Tamayo. This was perhaps the biggest hand:
Tamayo bet every street on a board of QJ1010 and was called by Gary. But when Tamayo bet the 9 river card, Gary raised him and Tomayo made the call flipping over A-K for the flopped broadway straight. However, Gary had raised because he held 9-9 and rivered a full house.
The hand crippled Tamayo and he was eliminated not long after.

 

Player Tags: Jonathan Tamayo,   Frank Gary
 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em - Binger Out in Third Place - Tamayo and Gary Heads Up

Blinds:
Limit:
20,000-40,000
No-Limit:
10,000-20,000

Chip Counts:
Jonathan Tamayo: 1,103,000
Frank Gary: 1,090,000

Eliminations:

3rd Place - Nick Binger ($69,348)

Big Hands

No Limit Hold'em:


Gary Doubles To Even Things Up

Gary raised to 112,000 and Tamayo moved all in over the top. Gary thought for a while and made the call. He showed A8 and Tamayo tabled J10. The flop ran A87 to give Gary top two pair. The turn was the 6 and the river was the 7 and Gary doubled up to 1,090,000. On the following hand Gary took over the chip lead.

Limit Hold'em:


Nick BingerThe Fall of Binger, Eliminated in Third Place ($69,348)

Binger raised to 80,000 and Gary called. Binger bet 40,000 on the flop of Q96 and Gary raised to 80,000. Binger mucked and lost the pot containing 300,000.
The next hand Tamayo raised to 80,000 and Binger made the call. The flop came 862, Tamayo bet 40,000 and Binger mucked again - very short on chips.
The very next hand Binger raised to 80,000 and was re-raised by Tamayo to 120,000. Binger re-raised to 160,000 and Tamayo raised again, to 200,000. Binger made the call. The pot had 400,000 in it preflop. Binger got his remaining chips in the pot after the flop came 1072. Tamayo called and showed QQ. Binger tabled 33. The turn and river came 10J and Binger was out in third place.
Tomayo had 1,525,000 after the hand to Gary's 794,000.

Tamayo Starts The Round With a Large Pots


Tamayo raised to 80,000 and Binger made the call. The flop was 532 and Binger led out for 40,000. Tamayor instantly raised to 80,000 and Binger mucked.

Tamayo raised to 80,000 and Gary reraised to 120,000. Tamayo quickly called, creating a 240,000 pot. The flop brought AQ5 and Gary wasted little time betting 40,000. Tamayo called and the J came on the turn. Gary slowed down and checked, letting Tamayo bet 80,000. Gary thought for a moment and mucked his hand. After losing the pot Gary dropped to just 492,000 in chips.

Gary Not Going Out Without a Fight


874, Tamayo bet 40,000 and Gary called. The turn was the 6, Tamayo checked and Gary bet out 80,000. Tamayo made the call again and the river was the Q. Both players checked and Gary showed K-8 to take the pot.

Player Tags: Jonathan Tamayo,   Nick Binger,   Frank Gary
 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em - The Pace Slows

Blinds:
Limit:
15,000-30,000
No-Limit:
10,000-20,000

Chip Counts:
Frank Gary: 888,000
Jonathan Tamayo: 726,000
Nick Binger: 579,000

Big Hands and Storylines

Play was slow through the last level, as the final three players were picking their spots to raise and take blinds.


No Limit Hold'em:

No-Limit Level Good For Tamayo


While the no-limit portion of play has largely been blind-stealing after raises in position, Jonathan Tamayo has been the most active taking down several pots uncontested, chipping up to

Limit Hold'em:


Binger Fights Back

Nick Binger bet and was called by Jonathan Tamayo on every street of a K935A board. Binger showed K-3 for two pair and Tamayo mucked.
Shortly after Binger again bet on every street and was called down by Tamayo with the board coming J8235. Binger showed QJ and Tamayo mucked. All three players were pretty much even after the pot, with around 700,000 each.
 

Player Tags: Jonathan Tamayo,   Nick Binger,   Frank Gary
 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em - Binger Falling

Players are now on a 45 minute break.

Blinds:
Limit:
13,000-25,000
No-Limit:
8,000-16,000

Chip Counts:
Jonathan Tamayo: 931,000
Frank Gary: 717,000
Nick Binger: 545,000

Big Hands

No Limit Hold'em:

Tamayo Takes Nice Pot From Binger With Nut FlushNick Binger

On a board of A64J10 Jonathan Tamayo bet 85,000 and Binger made the call. Tamayo flipped over the K8 for the nut flush and took a big chunk from Binger.

Gary Doubles Through Binger, Binger Last in Chips


A few hands later Binger decided to re-raise Frank Gary after Gary made it 45,000 to go from the button. Binger made it 135,000 to go and had to have hated to see Gary move all in over the top. Binger made the call and flipped over 92. Gary showed a powerful K-K. The board ran 8533K and Gary doubled up, while Binger dropped to THIRD in chips after being such a large chipleader earlier. Gary had 610,000 after the hand and Binger had 532,000. Tamayo crossed the million mark.

Limit Hold'em:


Binger Out-kicks Tamayo

Nick Binger called Jonathan Tamayo's bets on every street on a board of 973910 and showed 10-8. The 8-kicker played as Tomayo showed 10-6 and lost the pot to Binger. 

In a later hand, Binger bet every street on a QJ687 board. Tamayo came along all the way until the river then mucked his hand after Binger's final bet, and Binger regained the chip lead.
 

Player Tags: Jonathan Tamayo,   Nick Binger,   Frank Gary
 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em Final Table - Tamayo Chipping Away at Binger

Blinds:
Limit:
10,000-20,000
No-Limit:
6,000-12,000

Chip Counts:
Nick Binger: 978,000
Frank Gary: 961,000
Jonathan Tamayo: 254,000

Big Hands

Limit Hold'em:


Tamayo Chips Away at BingerNick Binger

On a flop of J104 Nick Binger bet out only to have Jonathan Tamayo raise. Binger made the call and the J fell on the turn. Binger checked, Tamayo bet and Binger called. The river was the 3 and Binger check-called again. Tamayo showed Q-J and a visibly frustrated Binger mucked his hand.
A few hands later Tamayo bet then called Binger's raise on a flop of A109. Tamayo called Binger's bet on the 2 turn and both players checked the 2 river. Tamayo showed 107 and Binger mucked. 

Tamayo and Binger have collided often Tamayo has been able to battle into contention. He has brought Binger back under 1,000,000 and currently sits close to Binger on the leaderboard.





 

Player Tags: Jonathan Tamayo,   Nick Binger
 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em Final Table -

Players are now on a 20 minute break.

Blinds:
Limit:
8,000-15,000
No-Limit:
5,000-10,000

Chip Counts:
Nick Binger: 1,397,000
Frank Gary: 289,000
Jonathan Tamayo: 207,000

Eliminations:

4th - Chris Rentes ($69,348)

Big Hands


Chris RentesNo Limit Hold'em:

Binger's 7-2 Eliminates Chris Rentes in Fourth Place (69,348)

Chris Rentes had doubled a few minute prior to this hand, but a second double up was not meant to be. Who stopped it from happening? Yep - Nick Binger. Binger called a short-stacked Rentes' all in bet of 50,000 and flipped over 72. Rentes showed 65. The board ran KJ410Q and the 7 in Binger's hand played, eliminating Rentes in fourth place.

Limit Hold'em:

Tamayo is Ready to Gamble

After checking the flop of J76, Jonathan Tamayo bet on the 10 turn only to be checkraised by Chris Rentes. Tamayo made the call and the river brought the 7. Rentes bet and Tamayo made the call. Rentes showed 54 for a busted draw and no pair, but the more noticable thing about the hand was that Tamayo had called the check-raise on the turn and the bet on the river with just king-high, which turned out to be the best hand. Tamayo took the pot and some of the wind out of Rentes' sails.

 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em Final Table - Nick Binger KOs Fifth Final Table Opponent

After the first hour of play, the players took a 20 minute break before starting this round.

Blinds:
Limit:
6,000-12,000
No-Limit:
4,000-8,000

Chip Counts:
Nick Binger: 1,131,000
Frank Gary: 399,000
Chris Rentes: 320,000
Jonathan Tamayo: 125,999

Eliminations:

5th - Alex Jalali ($56,875)

Big Hands


No Limit Hold'em:

Binger Busts Jalali in Fifth Place ($56,875)Alex Jalali

Nick Binger has now eliminated the first five players from the final table. Down to his last 104,000 in chips, Jalali moved all in and was called by Binger. Jalali showed AQ and was very much alive against Binger's JJ. But the board ran 776K2, missing Jalali and sending him to the rail.

Tamayo Doubles Through Jalali


On a flop of QJ3, Alex Jalali bet 28,000 and had Jonathan Tamayo move all in for 109,000 total. Jalali called and showed Q-4 for top pair. But Tamayo held an overpair, pocket aces. The turn was the 2 and the river was the 7, and Tamayo doubled up to 273,000.

Limit Hold'em:

Binger Loses to Jacks, Twice


Frank Gary and Chris Rentes each took separate pots from Nick Binger when their pocket jacks held against Bingers' A-K in each hand.

Gary Climbs


On a flop of 865 Nick Binger bet and was called Frank Gary. The A turn was checked by both players and Binger bet out on the A river. Gary called and showed 7-7. Binger showed K-6 and couldn't beat the pair of sevens. Gary has over 400,000 now and Binger fell to under 1,000,000.

 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em Final Table - Nick Binger Running Over Table, Eliminates First Four Players

Blinds:
Limit:
5,000-10,000
No-Limit:
3,000-6,000

Chip Counts:

Nick Binger: 1,377,000
Jonathan Tamayo: 316,000
Frank Gary: 183,000
Alex Jalali: 172,000
Chris Rentes: 141,000

Eliminations:
6th Place - David MacHowsky ($44,903)
7th Place - Mats Gavatin ($34,923)
8th Place - Michael Chu ($27,439)
9th Place - David Sorger ($19,956)

Big Hands

Talk about a hot deck... Nick Binger won several hands of limit hold'em in the first half hour, then eliminated the first four players from the final table in the first half hour of no-limit play.


No Limit Hold'em:
David SorgerBinger Busts David Sorger in Ninth Place ($19,956)

A shortstacked David Sorger moved all in for 40,500 preflop and Nick Binger raised to 100,000 total. Everyone else folded and Binger and Sorger were heads up. Sorger showed AJ and was trailing Binger's AK. The board ran 55439 and Binger took the pot, eliminating Sorger in ninth place and taking a commanding chip lead with 982,500.

Binger Unstoppable, Busts Michael Chu in Eight Place
($27,439)Michael Chu

Nick Binger made a raise to 17,000 and was called by Michael Chu in the big blind. On a flop of 1042 Chu checked and Binger bet 32,000. Chu thought and shoved for 145,000 total. Binger made the call and showed 105. Chu showed 88 and was behind. The turn brought the Q and the river was the A and Binger knocked out Chu in eight place.

Mats Gavatin And Binger KOs Mats Gavatin in Seventh Place ($34,923)

Nick Binger bet 30,000 on a flop of Q77 and was raised by Mats Gavatin to 95,000. Binger thought for a while then moved all in. Gavatin called. Binger showed 76 for trips and Gavatin needed some help with A5 for the nut flush draw. The turn 4 and river Q didn't help Gavatin and he was eliminated in seventh place as Binger continued his reign of terror.David Machowski

MacHowsky Eliminated by Binger in Sixth Place ($44,903)

David MacHowsky moved all in and was insta-called by... you guessed it, Nick Binger. Binger showed AA and MacHowsky was in tought shape with 33. The flop pretty much ended it for MacHowsky, running AKK. The turn and river bricked and Binger sent MacHowsky from the table in sixth place.

Limit Hold'em:

Binger Takes Control Early

Nick Binger has been hot early, winning several pots in the first level.
Binger bet 10,000 on a flop of J62 and was called by David MacHowsky. Binger checked the 10 turn and Machowsky fired 20,000 into the pot. Binger check-raised to 40,000 and Machowsky calledK

Soon after Binger was involved in another pot when on a flop of Q-J-4 he bet 10,000 and was raised by Jonathan Tamayo. Binger made the call and both players checked the 10 on the turn. Another 10 fell on the river and Binger bet 20,000. Tamayo called but mucked when binger showed 4-4 for a full house. The pot put Binger over 700,000.

 

$1,500 Mixed Hold'em - Final Table

Nick BingerThe final table for the $1,500 Mixed Hold'em event is set to begin at 3 p.m. in the Amazon Room.
Here are the players who have made it to the final table and their chip counts:

Seat 1: Chris Rentes: 215,000
Seat 2: Michael Chu: 165,000
Seat 3: Alex Jalali: 70,000
Seat 4: Nick Binger: 300,000
Seat 5: David Machowsky: 160,000
Seat 6: Jonathan Tamayo: 270,000
Seat 7: Mats Gavatin: 200,000
Seat 8: Frank Gary: 300,000
Seat 9: David Sorger: 150,000

Nick Binger and Frank Gary lead the pack with 300,000 in chips. But 7 other players are still in the mix and ready to battle for WSOP gold.
 

 
 
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