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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $3,910,500
Entrants: 4345

Event 3 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • May 29, '10 - Jun 01, '10
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Updates on Day 2 (May 31, 10)

 
 

Day 2 Complete

Eric BaldwinPlay has wrapped up here at the Rio for the evening, with 41 players remaining at the end of level 19.

Notable chip stacks that remain in the field are Drew Crawford (790,000), William Davis (775,000), Dash Dudley (745,000), Nick Mitchell (681,000), Eric Baldwin (479,000), and Nancy Todd Tyner (79,000).

The current chip average is 317,926.

Day 3 will begin at 3 p.m. PST, and will conclude with a winner, who will take home $625,872 in prize money. No extra days will be added to the tournament.

Check back at CardPlayer.com for live updates from the action on day 3 of the $1,000 no-limit hold’em event at the 2010 World Series of Poker.

Player Tags: Nancy Todd,   Eric Baldwin
 

Level 19 Update: Jonathan Aguiar and Men Nguyen Eliminated

Blinds: 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 41 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 317,926

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Drew Crawford — 790,000
2. William Davis — 775,000
3. Dash Dudley — 745,000
4. Nick Mitchell — 681,000
5. Eric Baldwin – 479,000
6. Terry Fleischer — 425,000
7. Dana Kellstrom — 400,000
8. David Arnold — 233,000
9. Jae Hwang — 220,000
10. Andrew Youngblood — 215,000

Notable Eliminations:

46. Men Nguyen – $10,206
44. Jonathan Aguiar – $12,591

Big Hands:

Jon Aguiar

Jon Aguiar Doubles Up an Opponent, Eliminated Shortly After

In a standard blind vs. blind battle with high blinds, Jon Aguiar, from the small blind, set the big blind in for 121,000. The player in the big blind insta-called with the AClub Suit9Heart Suit and Aguiar tabled the 9Spade Suit7Diamond Suit. He was unable to get lucky and was left with just 120,000 after the hand. His stack of just over 10 big blinds didn’t last long, as Aguiar was eventually eliminated.

Nancy Todd Tyner Doubles Up

Men Nguyen raised to 30,000 under the gun with A-K. Nancy Todd Tyner then moved all in for 53,000 total and action was on Eric Baldwin. Baldwin mucked 9-9 and Men insta-called. Tyner exposed 6-6 for a race. The board ran out 9Spade Suit9Club Suit2Spade Suit3Heart Suit2Heart Suit and Tyner doubled up to 140,000. Baldwin would have made quads if he had called the all in. Nguyen was at 122,000 after the hand.

Men the Master Eliminated

After doing well the last two levels, Nguyen has been bleeding chips. The last coinflip he lost proved to be his last. He got the rest of his stack of 120,000 into the middle with A-K and was up against the pocket eights of William Davis. Nguyen lost yet another race and was eliminated.

Player Tags: Men Nguyen,   Jonathan Aguiar,   Eric Baldwin
 

Level 18 Update: Men the Master Looking Strong

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

Players Remaining: 55 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 237,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Drew Crawford — 575,000
2. Robert Scott — 500,000
3. Terry Fleischer — 425,000
4. Dana Kellstrom — 400,000
5. Dash Dudley — 320,000
6. David Arnold — 233,000
7. Jae Hwang — 220,000
8. Andrew Youngblood — 215,000
9. Horst Eilers — 205,000
10. Men Nguyen — 200,000

Notable Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Men Nguyen

Men the Master Surging

We caught up with the action on a board of KDiamond Suit9Club Suit6Diamond Suit. Men Nguyen moved all in for 95,000 and his opponent went into the tank. His opponent eventually folded pocket jacks face up. Nguyen flashed the 8Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit and took the pot. He is now at 200,000.

Dana Kellstrom Wins a Massive Pot

We didn’t see any action in the hand, but we saw three hands exposed, with Dana Kellstrom having the best of it with the ADiamond SuitAClub Suit on the river. His opponents had pocket kings and the 8Heart Suit7Heart Suit, respectively. The aces held and Kellstrom raked in the 400,000 chip pot.

Left in the Deck:

Players are now on a short 10 minute break before coming back to their seats to play one more level this evening.

Player Tags: Men Nguyen,   Dana Kellstrom
 

Level 17 Update: Master's Stack Grows

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 with a 500 ante

Players Remaining: 77 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 146,460

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Drew Crawford – 640,000
2. Marc Goldman – 265,000
3. Andrew Youngblood – 215,000
4. Jeremiah Degreef – 170,000
5. Nancy Todd Tyner – 161,000
6. Terry Fleischer – 130,000
7. Adam Shuman – 130,000
8. Braxton Dunaway – 130,000
9. Zvi Groysman – 130,000
10. David Vanwert – 126,000

Notable Eliminations:

Lee Markholt – $3,988
Joe Elpayaa – $3,988

Big Hands:

Men NguyenThe Master Finds Aces, a Voice, and a Double Up

It seemed like all of a sudden, Men “The Master” Nguyen had all of his chips in the middle preflop and was called by his opponent. His opponent had AClub SuitKDiamond Suit and Nguyen had ASpade SuitADiamond Suit. The board ran out 5Spade Suit8Club Suit3Club Suit2Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit, giving Nguyen the pot and doubling him up to 205,000.

The double up came right as one of his Coronas were arriving to the table. “All you can eat baby,” said Nguyen as he was taking his drink from the waiter. Nguyen has been quite talkative since the newly acquired chips.

Lee Markholt Eliminated

Lee Markholt’s dwindling stack got into the middle with KSpade SuitJSpade Suit and was up against his opponent’s AHeart SuitQClub Suit.

The board was 3Club Suit3Heart Suit7Spade Suit9Heart Suit10Heart Suit and Markholt was eliminated.

Elpayaa Runs Into Rockets

Joe Elpayaa got almost all of his chips in the middle after a raising war preflop. Elpayaa turned over QHeart SuitQDiamond Suit and his opponent showed him AHeart SuitAClub Suit

The board was queen-less for Elpayaa and he was crippled with less than 10,000. He was eliminated a few hands later and.

Chris Bjorin Eliminated

Chris Bjorin open shipped for 48,500 and was called by an opponent. Bjorin tabled the ASpade SuitJClub Suit and was up against the pocket nines of his opponent. Bjorin failed to improve and was eliminated.

 

Level 16 Update: Tommy Vedes and Dan Lu Eliminated

Blinds: 2,000-4,000 with a 500 ante

Players Remaining: 122 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 106,844

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Drew Crawford – 640,000
2. Marc Goldman – 265,000
3. Andrew Youngblood – 215,000
4. Jeremiah Degreef – 170,000
5. Nancy Todd Tyner – 161,000
6. Terry Fleischer – 130,000
7. Adam Shuman – 130,000
8. Braxton Dunaway – 130,000
9. Zvi Groysman – 130,000
10. David Vanwert – 126,000

Notable Eliminations:

Dan Lu – $3,363
Tommy Vedes – $3,363
Jared Hamby – $3,363

Big Hands:

Jon Aguiar

Aguiar Avoids Three-Outer to Double

Joe Elpayaa raised to 9,000 and Jon Aguiar moved his last 50,000 into the middle. Elpayaa made the call and showed KSpade SuitQDiamond Suit, while Aguiar showed ASpade SuitQClub Suit.

The board ran 5Club Suit3Spade SuitJDiamond Suit5Heart Suit2Diamond Suit and Aguiar doubled up to just over 100,000.

Dan Lu Eliminated

A player in the cutoff open shoved for 500 and Dan Lu moved in from the button for 75,000 with A-Q. Unfortunately for Lu, one of the players in the blinds woke up with pocket aces and eliminated both Lu and the short stack.

Tommy Vedes

Tommy Vedes Eliminated

Tommy Vedes and an opponent were tangled up on a flop of 6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit. Vedes check-raised all in from the big blind and was snapped called by his opponent. Vedes tabled the KClub SuitKDiamond Suit but was up against the ADiamond SuitAHeart Suit of his opponent. Vedes failed to improve and was eliminated from the event.

The Master Doubles Up

There was a raise from early position and then Men Nguyen moved the last of his chips into the middle. Nguyen held QDiamond SuitQClub Suit and was up against his opponent’s ADiamond SuitKClub Suit.

The flop contained a third queen for Nguyen and doubled up to 90,000.

Jared Hamby Eliminated

To make a long story short, Jared Hamby got all of his chips in the middle with pocket sixes and his opponent held pocket kings. The dealer couldn’t deliver a six for Hamby he hit the rail.

Drew Crawford Wins a Massive Pot

We caught up with the action on the flop of 7Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit3Spade Suit, where Drew Crawford called a 20,000 chip bet from an opponent. The 8Heart Suit fell on the turn and Crawford’s opponent fired out again. Crawford went into the tank before announcing all in, having his opponent significantly covered. The player went into the tank before making the call for about 150,000 chips. Crawford tabled 8-8 for a turned set and had drawn out on the A-A of his opponent. Crawford won the hand and is now the overwhelming chip leader with 640,000, over double the closest competitor.

Player Tags: Tommy Vedes,   Andrew Crawford,   Dan Lu
 

Level 15 Update: Jordan Morgan and Jon Friedberg Eliminated

Blinds: 1,500-3,000 with a 400 ante

Players Remaining: 137 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 95,145

Card Player Chip Counts:

Jon Friedberg – out

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Andrew Youngblood – 215,000
2. Drew Crawford – 190,000
3. Marc Goldman – 190,000
4. Nancy Todd Tyner – 170,000
5. Jeremiah Degreef – 170,000
6. Terry Fleischer – 130,000
7. Adam Shuman – 130,000
8. David Vanwert – 120,000
9. Deepak Bhatti – 120,000
10. Robert Scott – 110,000

Notable Eliminations:

Jon Freidberg - $2,854
Jordan Morgan - $2,854

Big Hands:

Dan Lu

Dan Lu Drops Some Chips

With 110,000 in his stack, Dan Lu and his opponent got all the chips in the middle for 17,000 apiece with Lu exposing pocket fours against the sevens of his all-in opponent. The board offered no help to Lu and he was at 93,000 after than hand.

Thomas Joanides Doubles Through Lee Markholt

Lee Markholt bet 6,000 on the button. Thomas Joanides moved in from the big blind for 1,300 more. Markholt made the easy call and tabled the JHeart Suit4Heart Suit while his opponent exposed the 9Heart Suit8Club Suit. The board ran out KHeart Suit9Spade Suit2Spade Suit6Spade Suit4Heart Suit, and Markholt lost the pot to fall to 60,000. Joanides is at 21,000.

Kevin Stammen Doubles Up

Kevin Stammen found all of his 30,800 chips in the middle preflop and showed JSpade SuitJHeart Suit. His opponent showed the ASpade SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came out QHeart Suit7Spade SuitQDiamond Suit9Heart Suit2Spade Suit and Stammen doubled up to 66,000.

Jordan’s Kings Cracked, Eliminated

Jordan Morgan raised in the cutoff and the player in the cutoff moved all-in for 60,000. Morgan quickly called with KSpade SuitKSpade SuitClub Suit and the small blind showed QSpade Suit10Heart Suit. The flop was 8Diamond Suit8Spade SuitJDiamond Suit,giving the small blind a straight draw.

The turn bricked but the river was the 9Diamond Suit filling the straight draw and sending Morgan out the door.

Eric Baldwin Knocks Out Jon Friedberg

We got to the table pretty late, but Jon Friedberg was all-in with pocket tens, but was trumped by Eric Baldwins A-Q.

Jared HambyJared Hamby Eliminates Two Players

Jared Hamby was dealt the ADiamond SuitASpade Suit and was all in against an opponent and a third player who was very short stacked. The opponent that had both Hamby and the short stack covered held A-Q, while the short stack held Q-7. The aces held and Hamby is now at 120,000 in chips.

 

Level 14 Update: Corwin Cole Eliminated

Blinds: 1,000-2,000 with a 300 ante

Players Remaining: 188 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 69,335

Card Player Chip Counts:

Jon Friedberg – 46,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Andrew Youngblood – 215,000
2. Drew Crawford – 190,000
3. Marc Goldman – 190,000
4. Nancy Todd Tyner – 170,000
5. Jeremiah Degreef – 170,000
6. Terry Fleischer – 130,000
7. Adam Shuman – 130,000
8. David Vanwert – 120,000
9. Deepak Bhatti – 120,000
10. Robert Scott – 110,000

Notable Eliminations:

Corwin Cole — $2,463

Big Hands:

PEric Baldwin

Eric Baldwin Almost Doubles Up

Eric Baldwin moved all in for 35,000 with pocket nines and was called by an opponent with queens. The flop of AHeart SuitKClub Suit2Diamond Suit offered no help. The 8Club Suit also was no help. However, the 9Heart Suit on the river gave Baldwin the pot and 70,000 in chips.

Corwin Cole Eliminated

Corwin Cole moved all in with the AHeart Suit9Heart Suit and was called by an opponent who held pocket nines. The board ran dry for Cole and he was gone.

Aguiar’s Kings Cracked

Jon Aguiar three-bet an opponent with the KClub SuitKSpade Suit and was delighted to call the four-bet all-in of his opponent.

His opponent showed JDiamond SuitJClub Suit and was way behind. That was until the flop came JSpade SuitQHeart Suit3Diamond Suit. The turn was the 4Club Suit and the river was the 6Heart Suit and Aguiar’s stack fell to the 60,000 area.

Lee MarkholtMarkholt Goes From Zero to Hero in a Matter of Minutes

After a raise to 11,000 and a call, Lee Markholt tossed his last 9,100 into the middle. The fop came AHeart Suit8Diamond Suit2Club Suit and one of the players shoved all-in and caused the other player to fold.

It seemed that as soon as Markholt turned over his pocket nines, the 9Heart Suit fell on the turn to give him a set and the 8Heart Suit on the river gave a full house and pot.

Only a few hands later after tripling up to around 35,000 he found all his chips in the middle preflop with pocket aces against the A-Q of his opponent. His aces held and went from 9,100 to 70,000 in a matter of 10 minutes.

Player Tags: Lee Markholt,   Eric Baldwin,   Corwin Cole
 

Level 13 Update: Sebok Eliminated, Crawford Emerges as a Force

Blinds: 800-1,600 with a 200 ante

Players Remaining: 295 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 44,186

Card Player Chip Counts:

Jon Friedberg – 46,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Drew Crawford — 220,000
2. Terry Fleischer — 130,000
3. Adam Shuman — 130,000
4. David Vanwert — 126,000
5. Nancy Todd Tyner — 170,000
6. Robert Scott — 110,000
7. Jordan Morgan — 106,000
8. Matthew Berkey — 100,400
10. Jonathan Aguiar — 100,000

Notable Eliminations:

Joe Sebok — $2,150
Jonathan Little — $2,463
Tim Phan — $2,463

Big Hands:

Nancy Todd Tyner

Another Player Falls Victim to Tyner, Tyner Then Takes a Huge Hit

Nancy Todd Tyner picks up some more chips as she just eliminated another player. All of the chips were in the middle preflop with Tyner holding ADiamond Suit9Club Suit and her opponent held QClub SuitJHeart Suit.

The board ran out ASpade Suit2Spade Suit8Club Suit3Heart Suit5Club Suit to give yet another pot to Tyner. Tyner had 170,000 in chips after the hand.

Later in the level a player in early position raised to 4,300 and Nancy Todd Tyner three bet. Action was folded around to her opponent who moved all in for 53,900 total. Tyner insta-called and tabled the AClub SuitAHeart Suit. Her opponent exposed the QClub SuitQSpade Suit and the two players saw a flop of KSpade Suit10Heart Suit7Club Suit. All was good for Tyner until the QDiamond Suit spiked on the turn, giving her opponent a set of queens. The river bricked for Tyner and she was down to 125,000 after the hand.

Tim Phan Runs a Bluff and Sent Home

On the turn, the board read KHeart Suit5Spade Suit3Heart Suit6Diamond Suit and Tim Phan bet 9,000 and after a few moments of deliberation was called by his opponent. The river was the 5Diamond Suit and Phan instantly moved all in for 22,000 and was called fairly quickly by his opponent.

“You got me,” said Phan as he tossed his hand face down into the muck. His opponent showed 8Diamond Suit8Club Suit and took the pot, sending home one of the tougher players left in the field.

Lee Markholt Suffers Setback

We picked up the action on the river with Lee Markholt betting 6,600 on a board of ASpade Suit9Club Suit3Club Suit5Diamond Suit8Club Suit and was instantly called by his opponent.

His opponent showed ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit, which was good against the AHeart Suit10Club Suit of Markholt. Markholt slipped to 24,000 at the end of the hand.

Joe Sebok

Joe Sebok Falls, Drew Crawford Rises

Joe Sebok shoved his last 8,000 into the middle from late position. The player on the button then made it 20,000 followed by a shove from Drew Crawford in the small blind. The player on the button immediately called for his 70,000 stack.

Sebok tabled AHeart Suit5Heart Suit, the player on the button showed KSpade SuitKClub Suit and Crawford showed AClub SuitQDiamond Suit.

The board ran out ASpade Suit7Club Suit6Diamond Suit3Club Suit10Diamond Suit, giving the pot to Crawford, and he climbed to 220,000, and is likely the chip leader.

Player Tags: Lee Markholt,   Tim Phan,   Joe Sebok,   Nancy Todd
 

Level 12 Update: Aguiar Wins A Monster Pot

Blinds: 600-1,200 with a 100 ante

Players Remaining: 325 out of 4345

Average Chip Count: 39,984

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Nancy Todd Tyner — 152,000
2. Braxton Dunaway — 139,000
3. Terry Fleischer — 119,300
4. Jon Aguiar — 110,000
5. Timothy Boytor — 108,000
6. Matthew Berkey — 100,400
7. Thomas Joanides — 98,200
8. Jerrymee Jose — 96,100
9. Drew Crawford — 95,000
10. Jordan Morgan — 95,000

Notable Eliminations:

Jim Meehan – $2,150
Justin Young – $2,150

Big Hands:

Jon AguiarAguiar Wins Monster Pot

Jon Aguiar raised to 1,200 under-the-gun and Benjamin Lefew three-bet to 6,300, which was called by Aguiar. The flop came AHeart Suit4Club Suit10Club Suit and Lefew bet 8,000 after Aguiar checked. Aguiar thought for a while before raising to 19,400. Lefew asked Aguiar how much he had behind and after he got the answer of 31,000, he proceeded to move all in and Aguiar instantly called.

Aguiar showed 4Heart Suit4Spade Suit and was way ahead of Lefew’s ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit. After the 2Spade Suit on the turn, Lefew was drawing dead and Aguiar doubled up to 110,000.

Nancy Todd Tyner Continues to Cruise

Nancy Todd Tyner called her opponent’s all in of 10,000 and was off to the races as she showed ADiamond SuitQClub Suit and was up against the 6Heart Suit6Club Suit.

The board ran out KHeart Suit10Spade SuitASpade SuitJDiamond SuitAClub Suit, giving the pot to Tyner and eliminating another player. Tyner now sits with over 150,000.

Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan Crippled, Busts the Following Hand

We caught up with the action on the turn with Jim Meehan’s AHeart SuitADiamond Suit laying on the table versus the QClub SuitJHeart Suit of an all-in opponent. The board read JClub Suit10Club Suit4Heart Suit2Club Suit. Meehan needed to avoid any club, queen or jack. One of those outs came in the form of the JDiamond Suit, crippling Meehan to just 700 in chips.

The very next hand, Meehan was all in for less than the big blind with the KSpade Suit8Spade Suit versus the pocket sevens of his opponent.

Jordan Morgan Wins a Nice Pot

We caught up with Jordan Morgan stacking a boat load of chips. His pocket kings held against the queens of an opponent. Morgan is now at 95,000.

Player Tags: Jim Meehan,   Jonathan Aguiar,   Nancy Todd
 

Level 11 Update: Amarillo Slim and Vanessa Rousso Eliminated

Blinds: 500-1,000 with a 100 ante

Players Remaining: 409 out of 4,345

Average Chip Count: 31,090

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Braxton Dunaway — 139,000
2. Terry Fleischer — 119,300
3. Timothy Boytor — 108,000
4. Nancy Todd Tyner — 103,000
5. Matthew Berkey — 100,400
6. Thomas Joanides — 98,200
7. Jerrymee Jose — 96,100
8. Drew Crawford — 95,000
9. Anders Taylor — 93,200
10. Nicholas Chlebeck — 92,000

Notable Eliminations:

Amarillo “Slim” Preston
Vanessa Rousso — $1,877

Card Player Chip Counts:

Jon Friedberg – 30,000

Big Hands:

Amarillo SlimSlim Sent Home Early

After a bunch of folds, Amarillo “Slim” Preston raised to 3,000 from the cutoff. Nick Chlebeck then three-bet from the small blind to 8,500 and Preston eventually made the call. The flop fell 3Club Suit4Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit and Preston tried to move all-in out of turn. Once he was told that the action was on Chlebeck, Chlebeck checked and Preston put out a couple stacks of chips and in rapid succession Chlebeck moved all-in and was Preston moved all of his 30,000 into the middle.

Chlebeck showed AClub SuitAHeart Suit and Preston was in bad shape tabling the ASpade Suit3Spade Suit. The turn was the 8Spade Suit and the river was the 5Diamond Suit giving Preston a very early exit on Day 2. Chlebeck now has about 75,000 in chips.

Hamby Doubles Up Opponent, But Still Healthy

It folded to the player in the cutoff, who moved his last 9,600 into the middle. Jared Hamby was in the big blind and eventually tossed in a call. Hamby tabled ASpade Suit5Heart Suit and was behind his opponent’s ADiamond Suit8Club Suit.

Hamby politely asked the dealer for a chop pot with a wry smile. Unfortunately the dealer put an 8 on the flop and Hamby was drawing dead on the turn. He still has 29,000 in chips.

Vanessa RoussoLadies Aren’t Lucky for Rousso

A player in middle position raised to 2,700 and Lisa Parsons raised from late position to 7,000. Vanessa Rousso then moved all in for 30,000 and the original raiser moved in for 46,600. Parsons then folds A-K face up and the other two hands were revealed.

Rousso showed the QHeart SuitQClub Suit and was up against the KDiamond SuitKHeart Suit of her opponent. The board didn’t bring a queen for Rousso and the table got a little uglier with her exit.

Justin Young Puts an Opponent All In

Justin Young (22,000 in chips) bet 2,500 preflop and was called by an opponent. The flop came QClub Suit10Club Suit4Club Suit and Young’s opponent checked. Young announced all in, having his opponent significantly covered. His opponent, with only about 12,000 in chips left, tanked before folding. Young showed the ASpade SuitKClub Suit and took the pot to increase his stack to 26,000.

Left In The Deck:

The money bubble has burst and the action seems to be picking up. We should expect to see a lot of action in the next few levels.

With so many bustouts and stoppages of time to manage the number of tables and players in the field, the tournament officials have put players on their 20 minute break a little early.

 
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