Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:52:57 -0700
Saif Ahmad Cripples Justin Pechie
Pechie raised in the small blind and Ahmad quickly 3-bet it. Pechie called and they saw a
flop. Pechie checked, Ahmad bet 20K and after thinking a bit Pechie called. Both players checked the
on the turn but when the
hit on the river and Pechie checked, Ahmad grabbed a handful of chips and slammed down a 40K bet. Again Pechie though about it before making the call, and Ahmad turned over
. Pechie looked down at his cards before flipping over the
. That hand leaves him with just 60,000.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:44:06 -0700
There are a ton of yellow 1,000 chips on the table...and they're all coming off. There will be a brief pause while this takes place.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:29:33 -0700
Hal Havlisch Is Eliminated in 6th Place
Hal Havlisch came into today's final table with by far the shortest stack, but he doubled up, doubled up, and tripled up and lasted longer than three other players. But with a short stack still he moved in before the flop with
and was called by Michael Graffeo in the big blind with
flop gave Graffeo the lead and the
on the turn sealed the deal. Hal Havlisch wins $34,365 for his 6th place finish.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:09:35 -0700
William Jensen Wins A Hand On the River
flop Tommy Rounds checked from the big blind and William Jensen bet 15K. Rounds check-raised to 30,000 and Jensen called. Jensen called Rounds' 30K bet after the
on the turn, but when the
arrived on the river Rounds chose to check-call Jensen's bet. Jensen turned over
for the rivered straight and Rounds mucked his hand.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:03:54 -0700
Robert Pacleb Is Eliminated in 7th Place
Even after doubling up that last hand Robert Pacleb was seriously short, and when Hal Havlisch raised the last of his chips Pacleb called with the last of his own. Michael Graffeo called them both and held the best hand, pocket Tens, to Pacleb's
But after the
the worst hand was first, and Havlisch took down the 120,000 pot after the
fell the rest of the way. And Robert Pacleb was eliminated in 7th place, winning $25,771.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:58:39 -0700
Robert Pacleb Doubles Up
After paying 30K of his remaining 38,000 in the big blind, Robert Pacleb ended up with
against William Jensen's
. Pacleb flopped a King and that held up to double his stack.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:55:09 -0700
Joe Mandia Is Eliminated in 8th Place
After losing much of his stack in a big hand with Justin Pechie, Joe Mandia raised on the button and William Jensen quickly three-bet from the small blind. Mandia tossed in the last of his chips and turned over pocket Sixes; Jensen held
gave Jensen a gutshot straight draw, and while the
missed him the
on the river gave Jensen Broadway and the higher straight. Joe Mandia wins $18,899 for his 8th-place finish.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:38:25 -0700
Back From Break
The players have returned and play has resumed.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:32:34 -0700
The players have left for a 15-minute break. We'll resume around 3:45pm PDT.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:27:24 -0700
Justin Pechie Wins a Huge Pot
After Justin Pechie raised from the cutoff Joe Mandia three-bet from the small blind. Pechie called and the flop came
. Mandia bet 15K, Pechie called, which he did when Mandia bet 30K after the
turned. But when the
fell on the river, Justin raised after Joe bet, and this set Mandia to thinking. He started at the board for a minute before he pushed forward his chips.
Pechie turned over
for two pair, which beat Mandia's
and won him a big pot.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:15:05 -0700
Hal Havlisch Doubles Up Again
While under the gun, Hal Havlisch raised and Michael Graffeo re-raised. Havlisch 3-bet and Graffeo capped it, setting Havlisch all-in. Graffeo's
, but the flop came
to give Havlisch the lead. The
on the turn and
on the river gave Havlisch the hand and doubled him up for the second time today.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:09:07 -0700
Gerald Kane Is Eliminated In 9th Place
You hear that "chip and a chair" saying all the time, but coming back from a deficit like that is HARD. As Gerald Kane just discovered, as he tossed in his last chip while holding
. A great starting hand, but Tommy Rounds found pocket Fours and Kane needed to find some help to stay alive.
board didn't supply that help and Gerald Kane was eliminated in 9th place, good for a $13,745 payday.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:03:35 -0700
Gerald Kane Down To a Chip and a Chair
And we mean that literally. After calling William Jensen's raise before the flop Kane called Jensen's bets on the flop, turn and river and with the board reading
Jensen turned over pocket Kings. "I can't beat Kings," Kane said, and tossed his cards in the muck. And then he picked up the single, solitary chip left to him and held it up to his friends in the crowd. "I still have one left!" he said.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:54:29 -0700
Michael Graffeo Wins a Pot
After seeing a
flop Tommy Rounds bet from the small blind and was called by Michael Graffeo. When the
fell on the turn Rounds bet 20K and was raised to 40,000 by Graffeo. Rounds called, and then both played checked the
on the river. Graffeo's
to win a nice pot.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:48:23 -0700
At least at the start of today's final table a raise is usually good enough to take down the pot. The only big confrontations we've seen so far involved the two short stacks and a big chopped pot.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:39:28 -0700
Robert Pacleb Doubles Up
After Saif Ahmad raised to 20K Robert Pacleb called in the big blind. The flop came
and Pacleb check-called Ahmad's 10K bet. He also check-called after the
on the turn and when the
arrived on the river Pacleb bet the last of his chips. Ahmad called and found that Pacleb had been sitting on
. Saif mucked his cards and Robert doubled up.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:25:43 -0700
Chop It Up
Limit Hold'Em isn't a split-pot game, but we just had one between Justin Pechie and William Jensen. After the
flop Jensen bet and Pechie called, and then Jensen raised Pechie after the
on the river put a straight on the board and the players checked it down. The straight saved Pechie, whose pocket tens would otherwise have lost to Jensen's pocket queens.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:16:32 -0700
Hal Havlisch Doubles Up
Entering today as our short stack, Hal Havlisch had to win the first hand he played and he did just that. He raised with
and Michael Graffeo raised enough to set him all in. Graffeo had
and although Graffeo picked up a diamond draw after the
came out, the river was the
and Havlisch doubled up.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:07:51 -0700
Shuffle Up and Deal
The players have been announced to the crowd and cards are in the air.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:55:16 -0700
Take Your Marks
The players are still unbagging and stacking their chips so we'll be starting just a few minutes after 2pm PDT.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 08:35:48 -0700
Final Table Set
There are nine players remaining out of the original 472 players who bought into Event #43 $2,000 Limit Hold'em. Tommy Rounds is the chip leader with 406,000. Check back with us for all the action.
Seat 1: Justin Pechie - 147,000
Seat 2: Saif Ahmad - 322,000
Seat 3: Joe Mandia - 259,000
Seat 4: Gerald Kane - 129,000
Seat 5: William Jensen - 245,000
Seat 6: Hal Havlisch - 30,000
Seat 7: Robert Pacleb - 104,000
Seat 8: Tommy Rounds - 406,000
Seat 9: Michael Graffeo - 250,000