05/31/09 03:59:05 PM PDT
Geary and Rich Chop
From the cutoff seat, Jim Geary raised before Richard Toth reraised from the button. Jordan Rich called out of the small blind and Sebastian Ruthenberg folded from the big blind before Geary made the call.
The flop came down and Rich led out. Geary raised and Toth went into the tank. After a minute or so of thinking, Toth folded and Rich called.
The turn and river both checked after it came the , then the .
Rich tabled and Geary showed . Geary took the high half with aces and sixes while Rich took the low.
05/31/09 03:48:17 PM PDT
Cards Are in the Air
The remaining 13 players have returned to their seats for level 22. After this hour of play, the staff will be taking all of the yellow T1,000 chips off the table.
05/31/09 03:31:41 PM PDT
The remaining players are on a short 15-minute break. Be back soon.
05/31/09 03:31:40 PM PDT
Pascal Leyo Doubles through Freddy Deeb
After calling his raise from the big blind, Freddy Deeb and Pascal Leyo saw a flop of . After a bet and call, Deeb bet the on the turn, and Leyo raised all in. Deeb called and turned over a flush draw.
Leyo showed and rivered his straight to scoop the pot.
05/31/09 03:26:36 PM PDT
Instead of taking a break after the last level, the players will be taking a break after this current level. They'll be given a quick 15-minute break, return to play another level, then take another short break to color up some chips.
05/31/09 03:22:35 PM PDT
Ace High Scoops
After the final board read , Robert Price checked to Jordan Rich. Price had been betting the entire way and Rich calling up until the river. Price revealed just for ace-eight high. Rich saw this and tabled for ace-jack high and the winning hand.
05/31/09 03:22:16 PM PDT
Smith is Right
Thang Luu raised from under-the-gun and got called by Ed Smith in the big blind. Smith check-called a flop of and check-called the on the turn.
He took the lead by betting the on the river and a disgusted Luu tossed his hand into the muck.
05/31/09 03:20:00 PM PDT
Rich Gets Richer
On a flop of , Richard Toth checked to Jordan Rich. Rich laid out a bet and Toth called. The turn brought the and Toth checked again. Rich bet and then Toth check-raised. Rich quickly made the call.
The river was the and Toth fired a bet. Rich stood from his chair and ran his hands through his hair. "What did you check-raise me with on the turn?" he questioned.
After another minute or so and Rich said, "I think I have to call." Toth shook his head and showed Rich his cards. Seeing Toth's hand, Rich tabled and scooped the pot. Toth didn't show the rest of the table and mucked his hand.
Rich is up to 465,000 chips.
05/31/09 03:05:13 PM PDT
Dan Spear Eliminated 14th ($12,669)
Dan Spear raised preflop and and was re-raised by Thang Luu. Sanovio Ramirez called from the big blind, and Spear called all in.
Ramirez and Luu checked down the board, which came and Ramirez turned over for two pair, which was good enough to scoop the pot.
Spear earned $12,669 for his tournament play.
05/31/09 02:53:40 PM PDT
Adam Quiggle Eliminated 15th ($12,669)
05/31/09 02:50:29 PM PDT
Lee Mougous Wins a Sizable Pot
Micah Brooks raised under-the-gun and got called by Lee Mougous and Ming Reslock.
Reslock bet a flop of and got two calls. She bet the on the turn and got called again. Mougous took the lead when the hit the river.
Brooks folded and Reslock called. She mucked when Mougous turned over for a wheel.
05/31/09 02:46:40 PM PDT
Edgar Cheng Eliminated in 16th Place ($9,899); William Seale Eliminated in 17th Place ($9,899)
The flop came down between five players. First, Ming "Joy" Reslock bet out. Then, Edgar Cheng raised all in for 7,000 more. William Seale then tanked and made the call all in. The other two players folded before Reslock called the the extra amount.
The turn brought the and gave Reslock a full house. The river was the . Reslock's full house netted her the pot and the elimination of both players. Seale had fewer chips so he received 17th place. Cheng finished in 16th place.
05/31/09 02:34:18 PM PDT
Henry Hull Eliminated in 18th place ($9,899)
05/31/09 02:28:42 PM PDT
Jeremy Harkin Eliminated in 19th Place ($7,689)
Jeremy Harkin was our first elimination of the day. With 10,000 of his 32,000 stack in the big blind, he raised all in against Robert Price.
Harkin showed ace-jack-9-7 all in hearts vs. Price's king-6-4-3. When the flop came king-jack-4, Smith took a commanding lead with two pair. A 6 on the turn and 10 on the river didn't help Harkin, who left in 19th spot and earned $7,689.
05/31/09 02:23:42 PM PDT
William Seale has been extremely active in the early goings. In one hand, on a board of , Ming "Joy" Reslock fired a bet and Seale called saying, "Man, I guess it's time to go home."
The river brought and Reslock bet again. Seale went into the tank and finally opted to toss his hand away. He was left with 40,000 chips on this hand while Reslock moved up to 200,000.
On the next hand, Seale was involved again. This time the board read and Jordan Rich raised enough to make Seale committed and all in. Seale showed and Rich showed . After the turn and river came the followed by the , the two players chopped up the pot.
A couple hands later, more action involved Seale. He limped in to start the action, Jordan Rich completed from the small blind, and then Senovio Ramirez III checked in the big blind.
The flop came down and action checked to Seale. He fired a bet that only Ramirez called. The turn brought the and both players checked. The river was checked again when the hit the felt.
Ramirez tabled to scoop the pot and cripple Seale down to 23,000 chips.
05/31/09 02:15:10 PM PDT
Thang Luu Comes Out Swinging
It didn't take long for a big pot to develop. Thang Luu and Henry Hull mixed it up early on a flop of when Luu bet and Hull called.
The on the turn brought another bet and call, as did the the on the river. When the hands were opened, Luu quartered Hull when he took the high with a pair of kings and chopped the low with ace-2.
05/31/09 02:05:32 PM PDT
Shuffle Up and Deal!
Here we go! The cards are in the air with 23:17 left on the clock in level 20. After one more player drops out, we'll move to two tables.
05/31/09 01:56:56 PM PDT
We're Almost Ready to Start
Day 3 is almost ready to start. 19 players will be taking their shot at a first-place prize worth more than $263,000.
Cards will be in the air in just a few minutes, so stick with us for all the action.
05/31/09 12:01:22 PM PDT
Seat Assignments and Chip Counts for the Final Day
There are 19 players left in the field on the final day. The plan is to play right through until we crown a winner of Event #3, $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-Better. Here's how the final tables stack up.
Seat 1: Henry Hull - 96,000
Seat 2: Lee Mougous - 337,000
Seat 3: Micah Brooks - 233,000
Seat 4: Freddy Deeb - 266,000
Seat 5: Thang Luu - 410,000
Seat 6: Pascal Leyo - 151,000
Seat 7: Sebastian Ruthenberg - 185,000
Seat 1: Adam Quiggle - 109,000
Seat 2: Ed Smith - 433,000
Seat 3: Richard Toth - 292,000
Seat 4: Jeremy Harkin - 67,000
Seat 5: Robert Price - 387,000
Seat 6: Jim Geary - 300,000
Seat 1: Ming "Joy" Reslock - 146,000
Seat 2: Edgar Cheng - 33,000
Seat 3: Jordan Rich - 185,000
Seat 4: Senovio Ramirez III - 282,000
Seat 5: Dan Spear - 87,000
Seat 6: Will Seale - 140,000
Thang Luu is the defending champion and is still in the field looking to go back to back! We'll see you all back here in a couple hours for all the live coverage!