06/21/11 04:34:47 PM PST
Jakob Tostesen Eliminated in 18th Place ($23,861)
We unfortunately missed the hand, but right after the redraw, Jakob Tostesen busted in 18th place. The Dane receives $23,861(about €16,677) for his efforts.
06/21/11 04:27:57 PM PST
Stevens Doubles Through Kimphuc
Pham Kimphuc opened to 54,000 from the hijack seat, Martin Stevens moved all in for 134,000 from the cutoff, and the action folded back to Kimphuc who called.
Both players were on the edge of their seats as the flop came down .
"Club!" Kimphuc blurted.
The turn was black, and Kimphuc jumped at the sight of it, but the did not change anything. Both players leapt out of their chairs when the hit the river - Stevens in celebration, and Kimphuc in frustration.
"Sick," Kimphuc sighed.
Stevens could hardly contain himself, rubbing his hands together and patting his legs excitedly. He has reason to be galvanized - he now as over 300,000 chips.
|Alan Stevens||320,000||180,000 |
|Pham Kimphuc||130,000||-160,000 |06/21/11 04:13:01 PM PST
|283||9||Martin Stevens|06/21/11 04:10:29 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
|Ben White||2,530,000||0 |
|Adam Geyer||1,125,000||461,000 |
|Dror Michaelo||1,100,000||290,000 |
|Marc Mclaughlin||900,000||312,000 |
|Rodrigo Portaleoni||770,000||40,000 |
|Daniel Heffner||725,000||210,000 |
|Randy Haddox||680,000||-150,000 |
|Philip Lowery||560,000||-65,000 |
|Chamath Palihapitiya||550,000||244,000 |
|Gabriel Morin||525,000||-99,000 |
|Kyle Cartwright||430,000||163,000 |
|Michael Whitfield||420,000||-204,000 |
|David Pishvafar||355,000||20,000 |
|Pham Kimphuc||290,000||-60,000 |
|Kirk Caldwell||285,000||-71,000 |
|Jakob Tostesen||270,000||-269,000 |
|Vincent Lucardie||205,000||-45,000 |
|Alan Stevens||140,000||-126,000 |06/21/11 04:08:58 PM PST
Gary Dishongh moved all in for his last 140,000, and was called by Randy Haddox near the button. The players in the blinds released, and it was race time!
"Lemme double," Dishongh pleaded. "You've got plenty of chips!"
Dishongh's hand did not hold when the board ran , and he was eliminated in 19th place.
The remaining players are now redrawing to two tables.
|Randy Haddox||830,000||360,000 |
|Gary Dishongh||0||-323,000 |06/21/11 03:59:35 PM PST
Players are now on break.
06/21/11 03:56:46 PM PST
Aron's Aces Cracked for 2M-Chip Pot
Robert Aron opened from middle position, Ben White three-bet to 128,000 from the blinds, and Aron four-bet to 255,000. White upped the ante even further, five-betting to 428,000, which sent Aron deep into the tank. After nearly two minutes, Anon moved all in.
"Pull the bets in," White asked the dealer.
Aron pushed all of his chips forward, the dealer pulled in 428,000, and counted out 588,000 chips behind.
"Call," White said instantly.
And just like that, 2 million chips were in the middle.
"I can't look," Aron said, turning to his friend and 2010 WSOP bracelet winner Jesse Rockowitz.
Unbeknownst to Aron, his aces were cracked when the flop fell . Rockowitz's face dropped, and he told Aron the terrible news. Aron turned just in time to see the turn and river brick , , then collected his things and headed for the exit.
Even White looked disturbed by the results of the hand, but he, unlike Aron, is still alive, and leads the pack by nearly two million chips.
|Ben White||2,530,000||1,330,000 |
|Robert Aron||0||-1,250,000 |06/21/11 03:45:20 PM PST
After a series of raises, Michael Blocksidge was all in holding against Adam Geyer's . The board ran , and Blocksidge was left with just 47,000 chips. He doubled the very next hand, but busted a few minutes later.
06/21/11 03:41:32 PM PST
Bye Bye Bodo
We caught up with the action to see Bodo Sbrzesny standing up, his tournament life on the line while holding . He was up against Vincent Lucardie's .
The flop came and Lucardie's fives were still ahead. The on the turn further solidified Lucardie's lead. When the struck the river, Lucardie was sent home in 22nd place.
|Vincent Lucardie||250,000||-40,000 |
|Bodo Sbrzesny||0||-229,000 |06/21/11 03:39:00 PM PST
Brikis Goes Busto
Philip Lowery put in a preflop raise only to have Josh Brikis announce that he was all in. Lowery made the call and the card were turned over.
The board fell and Brikis was unable to improve. He was sent to the rail in 23rd place, collecting $19,127 for his efforts.
|Philip Lowery||625,000||376,000 |
|Josh Brikis||0||0 |06/21/11 03:36:17 PM PST
Kimphuc Doubles Through Haddox
Pham Kimphuc moved all in preflop and was called by Randy Haddox. Kimphuc was holding which was ahead of Haddox's . The board was of no help to Haddox and Kimphuc was able to double up.
|Randy Haddox||470,000||-135,000 |
|Pham Kimphuc||350,000|06/21/11 03:28:55 PM PST
Daniel Close was just eliminated by Rodrigo Portaleoni. According to Robert Aron, Close moved all in with , Portaleoni called with , and Close took the lead on a flop. The turn was a blank, but the river was a , giving Portaleoni a straight, and the best hand.
Christopher Gonzales was also eliminated from Table 280 a few hands earlier.
06/21/11 03:25:52 PM PST
Kyle Bonazzo three-bet shoved overtop of a raise from Randy Haddox. Haddox called, and had him dominated.
The board ran , and Bonazzo was eliminated.
|Randy Haddox||605,000||271,000 |
|Kyle Bonazzo||0||-307,000 |06/21/11 03:23:15 PM PST
After a flurry of eliminations, we are down to three tables:
|283||9||Randy Haddox|06/21/11 03:08:03 PM PST
Aron Doubles Up
On a flop of , Seyed Madani led out with a bet of 40,000. Robert Aron made it 110,000 to go and Madani decided to min-raise the action to 220,000. Aron made the call and the two were off to a turn.
Fourth street fell and Madani announced that he was all in.
"Are you ready to go home, sir?" asked Aron before making the call, flipping up
Madani was behind, holding and failed to improve when a fell on the river. Aron is now sitting with 1,250,000.
06/21/11 03:02:44 PM PST
Marco Lang got his chips all in preflop holding . Unfortunately for Lang, he was crushed by Ben White's .
The board fell and Marco Lang was sent home.
06/21/11 02:57:56 PM PST
Dreyfuss' Wild Ride Part III
Although Lee Dreyfuss was able to double up several times, he finally met his fate at the hands of Adam Geyer. The money was put in preflop with Geyer holding against Dreyfuss' .
The board spelled trouble immediately for Dreyfuss, falling and giving Geyer a set of sevens. The turn and river came and Dreyfuss was sent to the rail.
06/21/11 02:51:05 PM PST
Heffner Gets There
Daniel Heffner opened to 25,000 on the button, Adam Lippert moved all in for 270,000 from the small blind, and Heffner tank-called.
The flop was brutal for Lippert - . He now needed an ace or running straight cards, but received neither when the turn and river came , respectively.
"Never good there," Lippert was muttering after the hand. "Ever."
Lippert was left with just 50,000 chips, while Heffner climbed above 500,000.
|Daniel Heffner||515,000||110,000 |
|Adam Lippert||50,000||-307,000 |06/21/11 02:40:35 PM PST
Lucardie Doubles Through Lippert
Vincent Lucardie moved all in preflop holding and was called by the of Adam Lippert.
The board came down and Lucardie's king high flush was able to scoop the pot. He is now sitting with around 290,000 in chips.
06/21/11 02:37:13 PM PST
Dreyfuss' Wild Ride Part II
Lee Dreyfuss managed to double his stack once more, getting it all in with against , making a seven-high straight.
A few hands later, Adam Geyer raised to 24,000 from under the gun. Dreyfuss just called and the rest of the table sent their cards into the muck. The flop came and Geyer went to bet. Dreyfuss immediately moved the rest of his stack in and the cards were flipped up.
The turn and river were of no help to Geyer and Dreyfuss' pair of sixes held up. From having one 1,000 chip in front of him, he has now managed to build his stack to 180,000.