Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:49 PM Local Time
Jack Jiang Eliminated in 12th Place ($11,467)
Brent Wheeler raised from the button, and Jack Jiang reraised from the small blind. Wheeler called.
The flop came , and Wheeler called again. The turn was , and Jiang bet, leaving himself 8,000 behind. Wheeler raised, and the two turned their cards over.
Jiang needed a non-spade king, queen or ten, but the river was the .
|Brent Wheeler||170,000||19,000 |
|Jack Jiang||0||-104,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:42 PM Local Time
Wheeler Keeps Climbing
Chiduziem Obi raised in late position, Brent Wheeler three-bet on his direct left, and the action folded back to Obi, who called.
The flop came , Obi check-called a bet, and both players checked on the turn ( ) and the river ( ). Obi showed for ace-high, but Wheeler had him out-kicked with .
|Chiduziem Obi||370,000||75,000 |
|Brent Wheeler||151,000||55,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:38 PM Local Time
Wheeler Doubles Through James
Brent Wheeler raised under the gun, and William James made it three bets on the button. Wheeler bumped it to four, and James put in the last raise to force Wheeler all in.
Nothing higher than a nine hit the board, and Wheeler doubled up.
|William James||112,000||-113,000 |
|Brent Wheeler||96,000||18,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:19 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break
|Mark Mierkalns||490,000||10,000 |
|Eric Froehlich||340,000||-15,000 |
|Chiduziem Obi||295,000||45,000 |
|Malissia Zapata||280,000||-10,000 |
|Brian Nichols||265,000||-15,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||259,000||64,000 |
|Grayson Scoggin||245,000||0 |
|William James||225,000||108,000 |
|Aaron Ogus||205,000||45,000 |
|Alex Queen||159,000||-41,000 |
|Jack Jiang||104,000||-61,000 |
|Brent Wheeler||78,000||18,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:12 PM Local Time
The players are now on a 20-minute break.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:11 PM Local Time
Ogus Down, Ogus Chops
Three bets a piece went in preflop between John Zipperer, Aaron Ogus, and Grayson Scoggin. Zipperer checked on a flop of , Ogus bet, and Scoggin raised. Only Ogus called.
Ogus check-called another bet when the turned, the check-folded to a third bet when the completed the board, showing the .
The very next hand, Ogus raised from under the gun. Scoggin three-bet on his direct left, Mark Mierkalns cold-called in the small blind, and Ogus made it four bets. Both Scoggin and Mierkalns called.
The flop came , Mierkalns let out, Ogus quickly raised, Scoggin folded, and Mierkalns made it three bets. Ogus made it four bets, and Mierkalns called.
Both players checked when the turned, and then they shot the lights out when the completed the board, betting back and forth until Ogus was all in. The two then showed ace-king, Ogus and Mierkalns , chopping the pot.
|Mark Mierkalns||480,000||170,000 |
|Grayson Scoggin||245,000||-50,000 |
|Aaron Ogus||160,000||-80,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:08 PM Local Time
John Zipperer Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,160)
They finally got him.
John Zipperer got the last of his chips all in preflop with against the of Aaron Ogus.
Zipperer receiver no help from the community cards, and Ogus' ace-high sent him to the rail in 13th.
|John Zipperer||0||-132,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:02 PM Local Time
Zipperer the Invincible
John Zipperer has more lives than your average cat.
Alex Queen raised, Mark Mierkalns reraised and John Zipperer went all in. Queen called, as did Mierkalns.
After a flop, Queen folded to Mierkalns' bet.
The turn brought an , and Mierkalns was drawing dead.
|John Zipperer||132,000||64,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:58 PM Local Time
Morgan Newman Eliminated in 14th Place ($9,160)
We caught the action on fourth street, where Morgan Newman was all in holding two aces on a board of . Eric Froehlich was ahead with , however, and held when the bricked off on the river.
Newman was eliminated in 14th place, earning $9,160. Froehlich is back up to 355,000 chips.
|Eric Froehlich||355,000||150,000 |
|Morgan Newman||0||-195,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:56 PM Local Time
Three Streets of Value for Queen
Aaron Ogus raised in late position, Alex Queen three-bet out of the blinds, and Ogus called. Queen then bet out on every street as the board came , and Ogus called him down.
Ogus then folded when Queen tabled for a full house.
"Wow!" Ogus exclaimed at the sight of Queen's cards.
|Aaron Ogus||240,000||-48,000 |
|Alex Queen||200,000||77,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:51 PM Local Time
Mark Mierkalns opened for a raise in the cutoff, and John Zipperer put his last 17,000 in on the button. Aaron Ogus and Grayson Scoggin called from the blinds, and Mierkalns tossed in an orange to put Zipperer at risk.
The board ran out .
Mierkalns mucked his hand when he saw the jacks, and Zipperer survived once more.
|John Zipperer||68,000||23,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:46 PM Local Time
A Double and a Triple
Brent Wheeler raised in late position, and Brian Nichols and William James called out of the blinds. The flop came , the action checked to Wheeler who went all in for less than a bet, and only James called.
James was drawing to any king, ten, or diamond, but the turn and river bricked , respectively, doubling Wheeler to 60,000.
Over on the other table, after failing to run a bluff against Mark Mierkalns, John Zipperer was down to just 15,000. He moved all in, Grayson Scoggin and Ahmed Mohamed called from the blinds, and checked it down as the board came . We missed Scoggin's hand, but Mohamed showed for a pair of tens. Zipperer had the best hand with , however, and tripled up.
|William James||117,000||-45,000 |
|Brent Wheeler||60,000||5,000 |
|John Zipperer||45,000||-20,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:37 PM Local Time
James Doubles Through Obi
William James raised it up in the cutoff, and Chiduziem Obi defended his big blind.
The dealer rolled out for the flop, and Obi check-raised. James made the call. The turn brought a , and Obi continued firing. James raised him though, and Obi came back with three bets to put James all in. "Wow," Obi said as James rolled over his hand.
Obi needed the last king in the deck, but the came on the river, allowing James to double through.
|Chiduziem Obi||250,000||-27,000 |
|William James||162,000||54,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:33 PM Local Time
Binh Ly Eliminated in 15th Place ($9,160)
Binh Ly raised on the button, Grayson Scoggin defended out of the big blind, and the flop came . Scoggin check-called a bet, and then check-raised Ly all in when the turned. Ly called.
The completed the board, and Ly was eliminated in 15th place.
|Grayson Scoggin||295,000||45,000 |
|Binh Ly||0||-52,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:25 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Mark Mierkalns||310,000||44,000 |
|Malissia Zapata||290,000||129,000 |
|Aaron Ogus||288,000||18,000 |
|Brian Nichols||280,000||43,000 |
|Chiduziem Obi||277,000||94,000 |
|Grayson Scoggin||250,000||-55,000 |
|Eric Froehlich||205,000||-140,000 |
|Morgan Newman||195,000||-47,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||195,000||55,000 |
|Jack Jiang||165,000||4,000 |
|Alex Queen||123,000||-39,000 |
|William James||108,000||-9,000 |
|John Zipperer||65,000||-5,000 |
|Brent Wheeler||55,000||-98,000 |
|Binh Ly||52,000||-33,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:11 PM Local Time
Zipperer Fighting Back
Binh Ly opened in early position, John Zipperer defended from the blinds, and the flop fell . Zipperer check-called a bet, the turn brought the , and Zipperer hesitated before checking again. Ly checked behind.
The completed the board, Zipperer led out, and Ly quickly called.
"Six," Zipperer announced, showing for trip sixes.
Ly mucked, and Zipperer picked up the pot.
|Binh Ly||85,000||-112,000 |
|John Zipperer||70,000||52,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 3:06 PM Local Time
James Takes Four-Bet Pot
Brent Wheeler raised, Brian Nichols made it three bets and Williams James bumped it to four from the small blind. Wheeler folded, and Nichols called.
After a flop of , James fired out again, and Nichols folded. James showed .
|William James||117,000||75,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 2:58 PM Local Time
Melanie Banfield Eliminated in 16th Place ($7,323)
A short-stacked Melanie Banfield raised in late position, Brian Nichols three-bet from the blinds, and Banfield went all in for less than four bets. Nichols snap-called.
The aces held as the board came , and Banfield was eliminated in 16th place.
|Brian Nichols||237,000||55,000 |
|Melanie Banfield||0||-105,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 2:55 PM Local Time
Zipperer Getting Shorter
John Zipperer raised in the cutoff, Aaron Ogus and Grayson Scoggin called out of the blinds, and all three players checked on a flop of . The turn was the , Ogus led out, and only Scoggin called.
The river was a repeat seven - the - and Ogus led out again. This time Scoggin raised, prompting Ogus to fold.
|Grayson Scoggin||305,000||180,000 |
|Aaron Ogus||270,000||37,000 |
|John Zipperer||18,000||-96,000 |
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 2:51 PM Local Time
Thomas Blizniak Eliminated in 17th place ($7,323)
Thomas Blizniak raised from middle position, and Alex Queen bumped it to three bets from his immediate left. John Zipperer, in the small blind, called, as did Blizniak for the last of his chips.
The flop came , and Queen bet into the side pot, forcing Zipperer to fold.
No ten emerged to save Blizniak, eliminating him from the tournament.
|Alex Queen||162,000||79,000 |
|Thomas Blizniak||0||-170,000 |