10/14/08 05:20:13 PM PST
Samuel Oberlin Wins!
Samuel Oberlin takes home a princely sum of $143,064, plus the Circuit gold and diamond ring, as well as the $10,000 buy-in to the 2009 World Series of Poker. Congratulations!
That will do it for PokerNews here in Elizabeth, IN. Thanks to Harrah's and the tournament staff and dealers at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The next Circuit stop is the Horseshoe Hammond, the first major event in the Chicagoland area. See you there!
10/14/08 05:18:19 PM PST
Jerry Martin Eliminated in 2nd ($79,480)
The event finished after three big hands:
Jerry Martin raises to 38,000 and Samuel Oberlin calls. The flop is and Samuel checks. Jerry bets 65,000 and Samuel check-raises to 165,000. Jerry immediately goes all-in and Samuel folds. Jerry is up to 845,000.
Samuel raises to 40,000. Jerry calls. The flop is and Samuel bets 65,000. Jerry calls. The turn is the and both check. The river is the and Samuel bets 115,000. Jerry calls. Samuel shows and Jerry mucks. Jerry's down to 593,000.
Jerry limps in and Samuel raises to 40,000. Jerry calls.
The flop is and Samuel bets 85,000. Jerry goes all-in and Samuel insta-calls with to Jerry's . The turn and river are and Jerry Martin collects $79,480 for a runner-up finish.
10/14/08 05:01:52 PM PST
Samuel Oberlin Takes the Lead
On a flop of , Samuel Oberlin checks and Jerry Martin bets 16,000. Samuel raises to 52,000 and Jerry calls.
The turn is the and Sam leads out for 76,000. Jerry calls.
The river is the and Sam bets 166,000. Jerry folds.
Jerry is down to 565,000 and Sam has 695,000.
10/14/08 04:59:13 PM PST
Samuel Oberlin Doubles Up
Samuel Oberlin raises to 36,000 and Jerry Martin re-raises all in. Sam calls with and Jerry has . The board is and Sam doubles up to 518,000, leaving 742,000 for Jerry.
10/14/08 04:48:20 PM PST
David Kopacz Eliminated in 3rd ($43,714)
Jerry Martin raises to 46,000 in the small blind and David Kopacz moved all in from the big blind. Jerry calls.
David is eliminated.
10/14/08 04:37:46 PM PST
Len Ashby Eliminated in 4th ($31,792)
Len Ashby raises to 34,000 in the small blind and Jerry Martin calls in the big blind.
The flop is and both players check. The turn is and Len bets 40,000. Jerry min-raises to 80,000 and Len goes all in. Jerry calls.
The river is and Len goes out in fourth.
10/14/08 04:14:13 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
Jerry Martin - 476,000
Len Ashby - 316,000
David Kopacz - 261,000
Samuel Oberlin - 210,000
10/14/08 04:10:07 PM PST
The final four contestants are on a short 10-minute break.
10/14/08 04:00:39 PM PST
Gave Up Bluffing for Len
Len Ashby raises to 37,000 on the button and David Kopacz re-raises to 77,000 total. Len three-bets it all in for 227,000.
David lays it down and Len shows the bluff. He's up to 370,000 and David has 170,000.
10/14/08 03:53:36 PM PST
The remaining four players are trying to stay out of each other's way, so there hasn't been a lot of crazy movement.
10/14/08 03:35:21 PM PST
Samuel Oberlin Doubles Again
Samuel Oberlin and Len Ashby get it all in preflop. Samuel has and Len . The board is and Sam doubles up to 230,000. Len has 288,000.
10/14/08 03:32:02 PM PST
Jerry Martin Doubles Through
Jerry Martin raises to 31,000 in the small blind and David Kopacz calls.
They check down to the river on a board of . On the river, Jerry bets 55,000 and David raises to 120,000. Jerry three-bets all in and David calls.
Flush beats straight, and Jerry takes the chip lead with 515,000. David is down to 195,000.
10/14/08 03:11:12 PM PST
Joey Couden Eliminated in 5th ($27,818)
Joey Couden limps in, in the small blind. Len Ashby checks in the big blind.
The flop is and Joey checks again. Len bets 13,000 and Joey check-raises all in. Len calls with . Joey has and is in trouble. The turn and river are and Joey's cracked aces send him out of the tournament in fifth.
10/14/08 02:51:09 PM PST
Joey's Comeback Continues
Under the gun, Joey Couden is all in for 52,000 and Samuel Oberlin calls in the big blind with . Joey shows .
The board is and Joey's back up to 120,000.
10/14/08 02:48:19 PM PST
Joey Couden is all in for his last 11,000. Three other players call.
They check down a board of . Len Ashby has and takes the 4,000 side pot, while Joey has and quadruples up to 52,000.
10/14/08 02:42:00 PM PST
Len Doubles Again
Joey Couden shoves in the small blind and Len Ashby calls from the big blind.
Joey is down to his last 15,000 and Len is back up to 160,000.
10/14/08 02:36:19 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
David Kopacz - 553,000
Jerry Martin - 269,000
Samuel Oberlin - 255,000
Joey Couden - 107,000
Len Ashby - 80,000