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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 24, 2011 to Sunday, June 26, 2011

Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $726,300
  • Entries: 538
  • Remaining: 0
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06/26/11 10:42:10 PM PST
 
Justin Pechie Wins Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout ($167,060)
 

After a dominating performance three-handed on, Justin Pechie has taken out Dale Eberle heads-up and won himself a World Series of Poker bracelet.

We started this event with 538 players, and then 60 table winners came back on Day 2 to play 10 six-handed tables. The winners of those tables came back today for our final table of 10. Those players were Ari Engel, Chris Kwon, Dom Denotaristefani, Adam Tyburski, Stephen Bass, Jordan Rich, Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov, Mathieu Jacqmin, and second place finisher Dale Eberle. Eberle came back from being down to 50,000 chips to reach heads-up play, but it was Pechie's game once it got down to business. In this following hand, Pechie got up to an eight to one heads-up chip lead and from there his win was secured.

Dale Eberle raised it up on the button, Pechie re-raised from the big blind, and Eberle called.

The flop came down     Pechie bet, and Eberle called. The turn came   and again Pechie bet and Eberle called. The river was the   and again Pechie bet, this time Eberle raised, Pechie re-raised and Eberle made the call confidently throwing down    for a rivered top pair. It was no good though as Pechie showed    for the set and the win.

Pechie waded through an extremely stacked field on all three days to get here, and after three table wins he is our champion. Once he won and soaked it all in, he was on the verge of tears as he finally got a hold of his first bracelet and we can't blame him. Congratulations Justin, you just won $167,060 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet!!

06/26/11 10:32:18 PM PST
 
Dale Eberle Eliminated in 2nd Place ($103,454)
 

Dale Eberie

Justin Pechie had just crippled Dale Eberle on the hand before, when Pechie flopped a set of queens and got value from it on all three streets. Eberle had under two big bets, and all those chips went in the middle preflop.

Pechie:   
Eberle:   

The flop came    , giving Pechie a big lead in the hand. Eberle woud need a ten or running pair cards. The turn brought the  , and Eberle needed a non-diamond ten on the river. It came the  , and Eberle was eliminated, giving Justin Pechie the win.

Justin Pechie4,500,000500,000
Dale Eberle0-500,000
06/26/11 10:25:14 PM PST
 
Pechie Takes Big Heads-Up Lead
 

Justin Pechie has an eight to one chip lead right now on Dale Eberle in heads-up play after this hand.

Eberle raised it up on the button, Pechie re-raised from the big blind, and Eberle called.

The flop came down     Pechie bet, and Eberle called. The turn came   and again Pechie bet and Eberle called.

The river was the   and again Pechie bet, this time Eberle raised and Pechie re-raised and Eberle made the call confidently throwing down    for a rivered top pair. It was no good though as Pechie showed    for the set and the win.

Justin Pechie4,000,000800,000
Dale Eberle500,000-800,000
06/26/11 10:19:55 PM PST
 
Heads Up Counts
 

After eliminating Mathieu Jacqmin, Pechie enters heads up play with nearly over a 2-to-1 chip lead over Dale Eberle.

Justin Pechie3,200,000300,000
Dale Eberle1,300,000300,000
06/26/11 10:17:51 PM PST
 
Mathieu Jacqmin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($68,715)
 

Mathieu Jacqmin

Despite having the chip lead to start three-handed play, Mathieu Jacqmin was never able to get anything going. He was stuck in a freefall that just ended with Justin Pechie getting the last of his chips. Pechie raised in the small blind, and Jacqmin called in the big blind. The flop came out    , and Pechie bet out. Jacqmin came back with a raise. Pechie reraised, and Jacqmin opted to call. The   hit the turn, and Pechie bet again. Jacqmin just called this time, and the river came the  . Pechie bet out a third time, and Jacqmin put the last of his chips in. Pechie called, revealing    for two pair. Jacqmin shaked his head, showing    for a rivered two pair.

Mathieu Jacqmin0-680,000
06/26/11 10:11:41 PM PST
 
Pechie Still Gaining
 

Justin Pechie raised it up in the small blind, Mathieu Jacqmin re-raised from the big blind, and Pechie called to see the     board. Pechie checked, Jacqmin bet, and Pechie called. The turn came   and again, Pechie checked, Jacqmin bet and Pechie called. The river came   and both players checked.

Pechie showed    and won with the pair of aces. He is up to 2,900,000 and Jacqmin is down to under 700,000

Justin Pechie2,900,000300,000
Mathieu Jacqmin680,000-220,000
06/26/11 10:02:42 PM PST
 
Pechie Dominating Three Handed Play
 

Justin Pechie

Despite starting three handed play as the short stack, Justin Pechie has been extremely aggressive, and has taken the chip lead after a few big pots. First Mathieu Jacqmin raised on the button, and both Eberle and Pechie called, creating one of the first family pots of the day. The flop came out    , and Jacqmin bet after Eberle and Pechie checked. Eberle called, but Pechie raised. Jacqmin folded, and Eberle called. The turn came the  , and Eberle checked to Pechie, who bet. Eberle mixed it up, as he was the one raising this time. Pechie called, and both players checked the river, the  . Eberle showed    for just ace high, and Pechie showed    for a pair of jacks.

On the next hand, Pechie put in two bets, and Jacqmin put in a third bet. Pechie called, and the flop came out    . Jacqmin bet out, and Pechie called. The turn came the  , and again Pechie called. The river brought the  , and Jacqmin bet out a third time. Pechie called once again, and Jacqmin showed    for just ace high. Pechie showed    for top pair, and he took a lead in the three handed battle.

Justin Pechie2,600,0001,850,000
Dale Eberle1,000,000-750,000
Mathieu Jacqmin900,000-1,100,000
06/26/11 09:53:02 PM PST
 
Dale Eberle On The Heater Of All Heaters
 

Dale Eberie

Dale Eberle was down to just 50,000 before the dinner break, and now, three-handed, he is up to 1,750,000, thanks to some incredible cards and a lot of betting.

On one particular hand, Justin Pechie raised on the button, Mathieu Jacqmin re-raised in the small blind, and Dale Eberle put a fourth bet out there from the big blind. Pechie folded and Jacqmin made the call.

The flop came down     Jacqmin checked, and as has been his style, Eberle's bet was instantly in the pot. Jacqmin check-raised and Eberle auto-called. The turn was the   and Jacqmin again bet with Eberle raising. Jacqmin made the call and the two saw the river  . Before the river card even hit the felt, Eberle threw 80,000 in the pot out of turn. Jacqmin seemed annoyed, but called the bet. Eberle showed    and won the big pot.

The very next hand, Justin Pechie raised it up on the button and Eberle called from the big blind. The flop came down     and and Eberle bet out. Pechie raised it, Eberle insta-re-raised it, and Pechie called. The turn was the   Eberle bet and Pechie called. The river was the   and Eberle again bet with Pechie calling.

Eberle showed    for the runner-runner straight and he took down the pot. Eberle is running hot right now, and if he continues to get big cards, he won't be stopped on his way to a win.

Mathieu Jacqmin2,000,000-750,000
Dale Eberle1,750,000800,000
Justin Pechie750,000-251,000
06/26/11 09:40:30 PM PST
 
Eugene Katchalov Eliminated in 4th Place, ($50,993)
 

Eugene Katchalov

Eugene Katchalov was crippled by the cooler that we reported earlier, and Dale Eberle, the man who delivered that cooler, has knocked out Katchalov, ending his quest for a second bracelet in 2011. Eberle and Katchalov got in a raising war preflop that saw Katchalov get all his chips in. It was a race, and Katchalov was the one that would need to catch.

Eberle:   
Katchalov:   

The flop didn't help Katchalov much, coming    . The turn brought a few more outs, coming the  . Katchalov would need a king, queen, or ten on the river, but it came the  . Katchalov shook hands with everyone, and left the table clearly dejected. He will have to wait another day for his second gold bracelet.

Dale Eberle950,000250,000
Eugene Katchalov0-250,000
06/26/11 09:35:18 PM PST
 
Jacqmin Extends Lead
 

Mathieu Jacqmin put in a raise in the small blind, and Dale Eberle called in the big. The flop came    , and Jacqmin led out. Eberle raised, and Jacqmin called. The turn came the  , and Jacqmin checked. Eberle bet, and Jacqmin called. Both players checked the  , and Jacqmin showed    for a pair of twos. Eberle said "I missed" and showed   . Jacqmin won the hand, and extends his lead even further.

Mathieu Jacqmin2,750,000250,000
06/26/11 09:29:02 PM PST
 
Katchalov Coolered, Eberle Doubles
 

Eugene Katchalov

Eugene Katcalov raised it up from the cutoff, and was re-raised by Dale Eberele in the big blind. Katchalov re-raised again and Eberle made the call.

The flop came down     Eberle checked, Katchalov bet, Eberle re-raised, and Katchalov called. The turn came   Eberle bet, Katchalov raised, and Eberle called all in. Eberle showed    for top two pair, and Katchalov showed his superior preflop hand,    The river was the   and Katchalov shook his head as all of his chips were pushed to Eberle and he doubled up. Katchalov only has 250,000 after the hand and Eberle doubled to 700,000.

Katchalov was in a similar situation going into heads-up play of Day 1, so he is used to the short stack and isn't out of it yet.

Dale Eberle700,000350,000
Eugene Katchalov250,000-375,000
06/26/11 09:21:37 PM PST
 
Level 25 started
 
Level: 25 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 0
06/26/11 09:17:46 PM PST
 
Post Break Counts
 

These will be our chip counts when we start four-handed play after the break

Mathieu Jacqmin2,500,0001,000,000
Justin Pechie1,001,000-159,000
Eugene Katchalov625,000125,000
Dale Eberle350,000-560,000
06/26/11 09:03:51 PM PST
 
Break Time
 

We are on a 20-minute break.

06/26/11 08:57:45 PM PST
 
Jordan Rich Eliminated In 5th Place ($38,268)
 

Jordan Rich

Jordan Rich was sitting with about 400,000 before he was crippled and then eliminated in subsequent hands.

In the hand that crippled him, Rich raised it up in the small blind, and Mathieu Jacqmin re-raised in the big blind, Rich called.

The flop came down     Rich checked, Jacqmin bet out 30,000, Rich check-raised to 60,000, Jacqmin re-raised again to 90,000 and Rich called.

The turn came   Rich checked, Jacqmin bet, Rich check-raised again and Jacqmin called.

The river came   Rich bet, Jacqmin raised, and Rich made the call leaving him with only 50,000 more behind. Jacqmin showed    for a full house and all Rich could do was shake his head and muck.

The next hand, Rich was all in preflop and was called by Dale Eberle and Eugene Katchalov. The flop came down     Eberle bet out, Katchalov folded, and Eberle showed his   . Rich had    and was in trouble. The turn   and river   were no help and he is our fifth place finisher. We are now four-handed with Mathieu Jacqmin in the chip lead.

Jordan Rich0-400,000
06/26/11 08:49:55 PM PST
 
Rich Slipping
 

Jordan Rich has lost about 1/3 of his chips in the last few hands, and he is now the one who is in trouble of going out next. In the first hand, Justin Pechie came in for a raise in the small blind, and Rich three bet from the big blind. Pechie called, and the flop came    . Pechie check called Rich's bet, and the turn came the  . Both players checked, and the river came  . Pechie bet, and Rich called, then mucked when Pechie showed    for two pair.

A few hands later, Dale Eberle raised in early position, and Rich once again three bet in the big blind. Eberle called, and the flop came    . Rich led out, and Eberle raised. Rich called, and they saw the turn come the  . Rich check called Eberle's bet, and the river came the  . Both players checked, and Eberle showed   . Rich mucked, and he is now dropped to around 400,000.

Justin Pechie1,160,000180,000
Dale Eberle910,000210,000
Jordan Rich400,000-200,000
06/26/11 08:41:33 PM PST
 
Stephen Bass Eliminated In 6th Place ($29,001)
 

Stephen Bass

Stephen Bass started the hand with only 125,000 chips and is now our sixth place finisher.

Preflop, Mathieu Jacqmin raised it up from middle position and Bass re-raised from the small blind. Justin Pechie called as did Jacqmin.

The flop came down     and Bass threw in 30,000 to bet with only 5,000 behind. Pechie made the call, but Jacqmin raised it up and Bass called to be all in. Pechie folded to get out of the way and Jacqmin showed    for the flopped top pair. Bass showed    and was in trouble. The turn was the   and the river was the   giving him no help and sending him to the rail in sixth. Jacqmin took down the pot and is up to 1,500,000 and the chip lead.

Mathieu Jacqmin1,500,000100,000
Stephen Bass0-300,000
06/26/11 08:25:41 PM PST
 
Eberle Doubles Through Rich
 

Just about 30 minutes ago, Dale Eberle was all in for his last 50,000, which at the time was just 2.5 big blinds. After stealing a handful of pots, and doubling up through Jordan Rich, he is now back to around 700,000. Eberle raised in early position, and Rich called in the big blind. The flop came    , and Rich checked. Eberle bet out, and Rich raised. Eberle wasn't deterred, and put out another bet. Rich opted to call, and they saw the   hit the turn. The players got in a raising war that saw Eberle commit the rest of his chips.

Eberle:   
Rich:   

Both players had trip aces, but Eberle had the better kicker. The river brought the  , and Eberle took the big pot to double up back into contention.

Dale Eberle700,000400,000
Jordan Rich600,000-600,000
06/26/11 08:19:57 PM PST
 
Eberle Stealing Pots, Making Up Ground
 

Dale Eberle has raised the last four or five pots and through stealing the blinds has raised his stack back up to 300,000

Dale Eberle300,000160,000
06/26/11 08:17:10 PM PST
 
Pechie Losing Serious Ground
 

Justin Pechie was up to 1,600,000 at one point in the last 20 minutes, but he has now lost a big chunk of that, and the chip lead. One of the hands where he gave alot of his chips to Jordan Rich went as follows.

Pechie raised it up in the cutoff, and Rich re-raised on the button. Pechie called and the two saw a flop of     Pechie checked it, Rich bet, Pechie check-raised and Rich called. The turn came   Pechie bet, Rich raised and Pechie called. The river came   and Pechie checked one last time, Rich bet one last time, and Pechie called one last time.

Rich showed    and Pechie threw his hand into the muck. Pechie is down to around 980,000 after the hand and the other chip counts are as follows.

Mathieu Jacqmin1,400,000450,000
Jordan Rich1,200,000120,000
Justin Pechie980,000-500,000
Eugene Katchalov620,000-330,000
Stephen Bass300,000100,000
Dale Eberle140,000-10,000
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