02/17/18 05:28:49 PM PST (about 1 minute ago)
James Moon Finds an Almost Double
A player makes it 2,800 preflop and James Moon reraises to 15,100. His opponent reraises all in and Moon takes a second to call.
Moon has against the of his opponent.
The board runs out and Moon eliminates his opponent since he had him covered by only about 2,000.
James Moon - 70,000
02/17/18 05:26:55 PM PST (about 3 minutes ago)
Rodney Moret-Rojas Eliminated by Scott Williams
Scott Williams opens with a raise to 3,000 in early position, and Josh Palmer calls a couple seats over. Rodney Moret-Rojas, who won the Monster Stack a couple days ago, squeezes all in for 18,300 total. Williams calls, Palmer folds, and Moret-Rojas is heads-up and at risk.
The board runs out , and Williams wins the pot with a pair of kings. Moret-Rojas is eliminated with about 20 minutes left in the re-entry period.
Scott Williams - 125,000
Rodney Moret-Rojas - Eliminated
02/17/18 05:24:13 PM PST (about 6 minutes ago)
John Magnetta Has Blockers
Three players see the flop for 3,500 and all three check the flop. The turn is the . The first player to act bets 7,500 and John Magnetta goes all in for 75,000 and has his opponent covered.
His opponent calls and shows and is against the of Magnetta. Neither player has a made hand but Magnetta is in the lead with ace high and blocks two of his opponent's outs.
The river is the and Magnetta wins the pot.
"You're like a cousin," Magnetta says disappointed to see his opponent heading to the rail.
John Magnetta - 105,000
02/17/18 05:05:11 PM PST (about 25 minutes ago)
Level 12 Started
|Level:||12 ||Blinds:||600/1,200 ||Ante:||200|02/17/18 05:04:56 PM PST (about 25 minutes ago)
David Bradshaw Continues His Ascent From a Short Stack, Eliminates Josh Richison
David Bradshaw limps in from under the gun and the player on the button limps in behind. Josh Richison moves all in from the small blind for about 13,000.
"I was just waiting for my drink [to shove]," says Richison while the big blind is thinking over his decision.
The big blind folds and Bradshaw calls. Bradshaw shows and is flipping with Richison's . The board runs out and Bradshaw wins the pot with a pair of aces. Richison hits the rail, but informs the table he will be firing his second bullet.
"Didn't you just have 3,500 a minute ago?" asks another player to Bradshaw.
"I did," says Bradshaw, who has significantly more than that now.
David Bradshaw - 78,000
Josh Richison - Eliminated
02/17/18 04:52:41 PM PST (about 37 minutes ago)
Brian Guzman Gets a Fold From Aces
A player opens to 2,500 preflop and two players call.
The flop is and Thomas Henderson checks. The preflop raiser bets 5,000 and Bryan Guzman calls. Henderson calls as well.
The turn is the and Henderson checks. The preflop raiser checks behind and Guzman bets 10,000. Henderson folds and the preflop raiser folds aces face up, .
Bryan Guzman - 62,000
Thomas Henderson - 40,000
02/17/18 04:21:17 PM PST (about 1 hour and 9 minutes ago)
Level 11 Started
|Level:||11 ||Blinds:||500/1,000 ||Ante:||100|02/17/18 04:21:07 PM PST (about 1 hour and 9 minutes ago)
Matt Stout Doubles Through Phil Hui
Neil Blumenfield opens to 2,000 in early position, and Matt Stout calls a couple seats over. From the small blind, Phil Hui squeezes in a three-bet to 8,400. Blumenfield quickly folds, but Stout back-shoves for 18,000 total. Hui calls to put him at risk for about half of his own stack.
The board runs out , and Stout wins the race with queens full. He doubles up.
Matt Stout - 40,000
Phil Hui - 21,000
02/17/18 04:04:03 PM PST (about 1 hour and 26 minutes ago)
Andre Akkari Eliminated
Andre Akkari gets all in with Joe Reddick preflop. Akkari has against the of Reddick. Akkari can't catch an ace and Reddick earns a double, leaving Akkari with 200 behind.
Now in the small blind, Akkari has enough for the 100 ante and only 100 of the small blind. Roongsak Griffeth opens from middle position to 2,200 and then the big blind three-bets to 7,500. Griffeth goes all in for 16,000 and the big blind calls.
Griffeth has against and the of Akkari.
No player connects with the board and Griffeth wins both the side and the main pot, eliminating Akkari and doubling through the big blind.
Joe Reddick - 44,000
Roongsak Griffeth - 35,000
Andre Akkari - Eliminated
02/17/18 03:59:19 PM PST (about 2 hours and 31 minutes ago)
Up Against the Clock, Mike Dentale Almost Makes a Good Call
On the river, with about 30,000 in the middle and a completed board of , Mike Dentale (pictured) checks from middle position and the player in the hijack bets 10,000. Dentale goes into the tank for several minutes before speaking up.
"Do you really have me beat?" asks Dentale.
"Do you want me to call the clock to make it easier on you?" asks another player at the table.
"Whatever you want to do," says Dentale.
The other player at the table calls the clock and the staff comes over and counts down his 30 seconds. Dentale can't make a decision in the allotted amount of time and his hand is dead. The player in the hijack shows , giving him ace-high, and Dentale is visibly upset at being shown an inferior hand.
"I was two seconds away from calling," says Dentale. "When I know, I know."
"Did you fold three jacks?" asks the player who called the clock.
"I would've snap-called with three jacks," says Dentale. "I had pocket fives."
Mike Dentale - 14,500
02/17/18 03:57:07 PM PST (about 2 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Hyndi Khomutetsky Eliminated by Dan Richard
Hyndi Khomutetsky opens to 2,000 and Dan Richard calls before another player goes all in for 13,300. Khomutetsky calls and leaves 100 behind. Richard goes all in and Khomutetsky calls the rest.
Khomutetsky has against Richard's and the other player's .
The board runs out and Richard eliminates both players with a pair of queens.
Dan Richard - 72,000
Hyndi Khomutetsky - Eliminated
02/17/18 03:31:32 PM PST (about 2 hours and 59 minutes ago)
Level 10 Started
|Level:||10 ||Blinds:||400/800 ||Ante:||100|02/17/18 02:29:59 PM PST (about 3 hours and 0 minute ago)
The players are taking a 60-minute dinner break. Cards will be back in the air at approximately 6:30 p.m.
02/17/18 02:29:29 PM PST (about 3 hours and 1 minute ago)
Josh Gibson v James Gilbert
Josh Gibson raises to 1,200 preflop from middle position and Jame Gilbert reraises to 3,000. Gibson calls.
The flop comes and Gibson checks. Gilbert bets 2,600. Gibson calls.
The turn is the and Gibson checks. Gilbert bets 4,000 and Gibson moves all in for 13,000. Gilbert quickly folds before Gibson can even finish counting it.
Josh Gibson - 28,000
James Gilbert - 40,800
02/17/18 02:23:01 PM PST (about 3 hours and 7 minutes ago)
Maria Shanahan's First Poker Tournament
Maria Shanahan is likely the only first-time poker player in the room.
Shanahan won her seat to this Main Event for free via an online drawing held by Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. There were thousands of entries into the drawing, so she's already working on a bit of a lucky streak.
Arriving during this level, the newcomer explained her situation to her table. Mercifully, the group has been more than understanding. Her neighbors have been helping her with the flow of the game, ensuring that she's posting blinds correctly and acting in turn. Someone took the time to explain what antes were all about.
Her table broke within the first few minutes after she arrived, though. It's another process she's unfamiliar with, but the floor person helped her through it. Her departing table mates warned her that this would be happening often going forward.
"You mean I don't get to stay with you guys?" she frowned. "Well, thank you all for being so kind."
Shanahan found her new seat at Table 28, and she's been welcomed warmly by that group, as well. "This is my first time playing," she filled them in. "Seriously."
So far, with a little help from her new friends, Shanahan is doing just fine. It looks like she picked up a little pot somewhere along the way, as she's just over starting stack.
Maria Shanahan - 21,000
02/17/18 02:11:37 PM PST (about 3 hours and 18 minutes ago)
Manny Minaya Trips Up Alex Beece
Alex Beece raises to 1,400 on the button and Manny Minaya defends his big blind. The flop is and both players check to the turn. Minaya bets 2,000 and Beece calls.
The river is the and Minaya bets 4,000. Beece calls. Minaya shows and Beece mucks his hand. Minaya wins the pot, but both of the Tampa area regulars are very healthy in chips.
Manny Minaya - 60,000
Alex Beece - 70,000
02/17/18 01:59:38 PM PST (about 4 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Level 9 Started
|Level:||9 ||Blinds:||300/600 ||Ante:||100|02/17/18 01:58:40 PM PST (about 4 hours and 31 minutes ago)
Thomas Henderson's Got More Than You Got
Thomas Henderson is three-handed and the action checks to a player who bets 1,700 on the flop. Henderson is the lone caller.
The turn is the and the player leads for 4,500. Henderson calls. The river is the /
"How much do you have left?" the player asks.
"I got more than you," Henderson responds.
The player moves all in for about 14,500 and Henderson snap calls. Henderson has and wins the hand against the of his opponent.
The former Super Bowl Champion is has been holding steady near three starting stacks since early in the day.
Thomas Henderson - 65,000.
02/17/18 01:26:22 PM PST (about 4 hours and 4 minutes ago)
Loni Harwood Doubles Up
Four-time Circuit winner Loni Harwood is all in for 8,175 under the gun, heads-up against a player in position.
The board runs out , and Harwood doubles up with her pair of kings.
Loni Harwood - 17,500
02/17/18 01:16:54 PM PST (about 4 hours and 13 minutes ago)
Level 8 Started
|Level:||8 ||Blinds:||250/500 ||Ante:||75||