Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:40:27 -0700
Joe Serock Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,906)
In a round of stud, Joe Serock stuck the last of his chips in against Ron "Schifty" Schiffman. By the end of the hand, Serock could only muster two pair, tens and eights. His hand wasn't powerful enough to take down Schiffman's aces and nines, which he made on fourth street, and Serock was eliminated in 17th place.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:38:06 -0700
Alan Myerson Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,906)
Alan Myerson was all in on fourth street against Shannon Shorr. Shorr had the lead with a pair of aces against Myerson's kings. Myerson pulled three pairs on sixth street, holding a pair of kings, tens, and eights. Shorr had aces and queens by that time though and Myerson couldn't fill up. He was eliminated in 18th place.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:31:49 -0700
Lana Gets 'Em Back
A few moments after losing that big pot to Tad Jurgens, Lana Maier won almost all of the chips back after making a flush. She turned up (
to rake in the pot and leave Jurgens shaking his head.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:27:35 -0700
Maier Scooped Up
Lana Maier just got scooped in a big pot worth about 100,000 chips by Tad Jurgens. Jurgens made a six-high straight to take both the high and the low.
"You caught that on seventh, right?" questioned Maier.
"Yep." responded Jurgens in simplistic fashion.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:24:28 -0700
A very tight fold by Farzad Rouhani allows Alan Myerson to not have to put himself all in. The action started with Dustin Bryan completing the
. Myerson then raised the
, sending Rouhani into the tank for over two minutes. He stood up from his chair, counted down his own stack (about 150,000) and eyeballed Myerson's total stack (16,000 in the pot plus another 24,000). Rouhani finally folded what he said was buried kings! Bryan folded as well.
"I know you have to go all the way," said Rouhani. "And I know you can't be making a move on him." Myerson confirmed Rouhani's read by showing split aces.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:01:41 -0700
Maier Still Climbing
Maier: x-x / 3-K-8-A / x
Marmorstein: x-x / 7-5-4-8 / x
Lana Maier just welcomed herself to her new table, Amazon 151, by taking a hand to showdown against Phillip Marmorstein and dragging the pot. We caught the action on sixth street, where Marmorstein bet the best board. Maier raised and was called.
On the river, Maier confirmed that Marmorstein checked before betting. Marmorstein called, then mucked when Maier declared an eight perfect with
in the hole.
"I never used to call with a king," Maier said as she stacked Marmorstein's chips, "but I saw so many people doing it yesterday and winning pots. Now I know how it works -- run really good."
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:49:59 -0700
Eights Good for Gelencser
Paul Evans raised from the button and Peter Gelencser called from the big blind. The flop came down
. Gelencser checked and Evans bet. Gelencser then raised. Evans made the call.
The turn was the
and Gelencser led with a bet. Evans made the call.
The river was the
and Gelencser bet again. Evans announced a call and put the chips in. Gelencser showed him the
and then Evans mucked his hand.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:49:56 -0700
Another Hit for Rousso
"So sick!" said Vanessa Rousso, popping out of her chair. She and Dustin Bryan checked a flop of
. Bryan bet the
turn and was called. Both again checked the river
. At showdown, Bryan showed
for a pair of threes. Rousso flashed
"So nothing I could do," lamented Rousso. She doesn't seem much interested in the story Bryan is currently telling the table about his cross-country drive to Vegas with two friends.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:44:09 -0700
Power Play Works for Gelencser
Peter Gelencser was short of chips but wasn't afraid to put his stack to work in a hand against Paul Evans. Evans raised preflop, then called Gelencser's three-bet. Evans went for a check-raise on a flop of
but couldn't shake Gelencser.
On the turn
, Evans led out with a bet. Gelencser thought things over, then raised, putting two-thirds of his remaining stack in the middle. That was enough to convince Evans to fold.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:41:03 -0700
River Pair No Good for Malcolm
Brian Malcolm raised preflop and was called by both Shannon Shorr and Dustin Bryan. The flop came down
and action checked to Malcolm. He fired a bet and only Bryan came along.
The turn was the
and action checked. The river was the
and both players checked again.
"I have a ten." said Malcolm.
"I have an ace." said Bryan, as he tabled
to scoop in the pot.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:25:00 -0700
Iversen Crippled, then Eliminated in 21st Place ($5,906)
Van Alstyne: x-x /
Iversen: x-x /
One pot to the river is very, very expensive at this point. Torstein Iversen just learned that lesson at the hand of James Van Alstyne. Alstyne bet fifth, sixth and seventh streets, showing down
in the hole for two pair, aces up, with no low after Iversen called each bet. Iversen could only sigh and muck.
A few hands later Iversen was gone in 21st place, busted by Tad Jurgens, who made aces and kings.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:25:00 -0700
Paul Darden Eliminated in 22nd Place ($5,906)
Paul Darden's trek for his second bracelet is now over. He was recently eliminated in 22nd place in unkown action.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:20:23 -0700
Rousso Loses One Early
Vanessa Rousso called the bring in on third before Mitch Schock completed the action. Rousso came along. She called a bet on fourth and then raised fifth after Schock bet. Schock made the call and then sixth street was checked by both players. After seventh, Schock fired a bet and Rousso called.
"I had two pair on fourth street." said Schock as he turned his hand over.
Rousso just mucked her cards and tapped the table.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:17:52 -0700
Soulier: x-x /
Evans: x-x /
Players on Tables 151 and 152 are treading very lightly to start the day. We have not seen a showdown on either table yet; in fact only one hand progressed past fifth street.
That was a hand between Fabrice Soulier and Paul Evans. Soulier completed third street and was called by Evans. Both players checked fourth street. Soulier bet his open pair on fifth but couldn't shake Evans, who then bet his own open pair on sixth street. That bet chased Soulier out of the pot.
"Good hand," said Soulier. "Nice catch."
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:03:49 -0700
Shuffle Up and Deal!
Play is underway. The starting game that was randomly selected this morning is Seven-Card Stud.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:47:15 -0700
The Final Day
We're a little over an hour away from the start time of the final day. Twenty-three players remain in Event 31, $1,500 H.O.R.S.E., and the plan is to play all the way through until we have found a winner.
Fabrice Soulier has the lead with over 350,000 chips. Hot on his heels is youngster Shannon Shorr with over 320,000. Vanessa Rousso, Paul Darden, and Bryan Micon also remain. First place is worth nearly $250,000.
Be sure to come back shortly as we bring you all the action from the final day of this event. We'll see you shortly.