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2010/11 WSOP Circuit - Regional Championship - HORSESHOE HAMMOND (Chicago area) The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, October 25, 2010 to Thursday, October 28, 2010

Event #11: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Regional Championship - Nationally Televised

EVENT IN PROGRESS:    Level: 29  |  Blinds: 25000 / 50000  |  Ante: 5000
  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,101,800
  • Entries: 226
  • Remaining: 1
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EVENT UPDATES

10/28/10 08:31:00 PM PST
 
Jim Anderson Wins 2010 World Series of Poker Circuit Midwest Regional Championship ($525,449)
 

Jim AndersonCongratulations to Jim Anderson, from Wooster, Ohio, who has become the first Regional Champion of the 2010 World Series of Poker Circuit season.

Anderson came out on top of a tough final table that included notable professionals such as Gabe Patgorski, Bernard Lee, David Sands, Curt Kohlberg, Shannon Shorr and Brandon Adams. Anderson only had about $50,000 in winnings prior to day, but for his four-day effort here in Hammond, Indiana, he will take home $525,449.

10/28/10 08:29:07 PM PST
 
Gabe Patgorski Eliminated in Second Place ($324,770)
 

Gabe PatgorskiGabe Patgorski raised to 125,000 and Jim Anderson came over the top to 325,000. Patgorski then four-bet to 655,000 and Anderson moved all in.

Patgorski called and showed AClub SuitJClub Suit, but he was crushed by Anderson’s AHeart SuitASpade Suit. The board fell 8Spade Suit7Club Suit3Spade Suit7Spade SuitJHeart Suit and Patgorski was eliminated.

10/28/10 08:16:07 PM PST
 
Gabe Patgorski Chips Up
 

Jim Anderson raised to 120,000 and Gabe Patgorski reraised to 360,000 from the big blind. Anderson called and the flop came down QClub Suit7Diamond Suit2Heart Suit.

Patgorski continued with a bet of 215,000 and Anderson called. The turn was the 10Club Suit and Patgorski checked.

Anderson checked behind and the river was the QDiamond Suit. Patgorski checked and Anderson checked behind. Patgorski showed A-K and that was good enough to win the pot and move him over the 2.5 million mark.

10/28/10 08:10:38 PM PST
 
Level 29
 

Play continues without a break as the blinds increase to 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante.

10/28/10 08:09:30 PM PST
 
Patgorski Picks Up Some Ground
 

Gabe Patgorski raised to 100,000 and Jim Anderson called. Both players checked to the river on a board reading KHeart SuitKSpade Suit9Spade Suit6Club Suit5Diamond Suit and Anderson bet 130,000.

Patgorski called and showed ace high, which was enough to beat Anderson’s ten high. Patgorski is now just over 2 million in chips.

10/28/10 07:31:21 PM PST
 
Heads Up Chip Counts
 

Seat 3 — Jim Anderson — 4,950,000
Seat 8 — Gabe Patgorski — 1,830,000

10/28/10 07:30:47 PM PST
 
Bernard Lee Eliminated in Third Place ($236,368)
 

Bernard LeeBernard Lee moved all in for 710,000 and Gabe Patgorski made the call.

Lee showed 10Diamond Suit10Heart Suit and was racing against Patgorski ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit. The board rolled out 9Spade Suit5Spade Suit3Spade SuitKDiamond SuitJClub Suit and Lee was eliminated.

10/28/10 07:16:50 PM PST
 
Bernard Lee Doubles Through Jim Anderson
 

Bernard Lee moved all in from the small blind for his last 375,000 and Jim Anderson made the call.

Lee showed QDiamond SuitQSpade Suit and Anderson was well behind with KDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit. The board ran out AClub Suit7Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Spade Suit5Club Suit and Lee doubled up, though he is still the short stack.

10/28/10 07:06:27 PM PST
 
HUGE POT! Jim Anderson Doubles Through Gabe Patgorski
 

Jim Anderson raised to 90,000 on the button and Gabe Patgorski reraised to 300,000 from the small blind. Anderson reraised to 650,000 and after getting a count, Patgorski moved all in.

Anderson called off his 2.4 million and showed JSpade SuitJClub Suit. Patgorski was caught with his ASpade Suit6Heart Suit and failed to outdraw his opponent when the board fell JHeart Suit9Heart Suit3Club SuitQHeart SuitQDiamond Suit.

Anderson now has about 5 million of the nearly 7 million chips in play.

10/28/10 06:54:43 PM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 

Here’s a look at the approximate chip counts following Kohlberg’s elimination.

Seat 1 — Bernard Lee — 625,000
Seat 3 — Jim Anderson — 2,500,000
Seat 8 — Gabe Patgorski — 3,500,000

10/28/10 06:51:58 PM PST
 
Curt Kohlberg Eliminated in Fourth Place ($174,807)
 

Curt KohlbergJim Anderson raised to 90,000 from under the gun and Curt Kohlberg moved all in behind him. Anderson made the call and showed JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit.

Kohlberg revealed AClub Suit10Heart Suit and needed a lot of help. The flop of KHeart SuitQHeart Suit6Heart Suit gave everyone a sweat, but the turn and river fell 9Spade Suit4Spade Suit to send Kohlberg to the rail. Anderson is now over 2 million in chips.

10/28/10 06:18:05 PM PST
 
Level 28
 

The final four players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante.

10/28/10 04:58:15 PM PST
 
Dinner Break
 

The players are now on a dinner break. Play will resume at 9:10 CST. Take a look at the official chip counts below.

Seat 1 — Bernard Lee — 765,000
Seat 3 — Jim Anderson — 1,340,000
Seat 7 — Curt Kohlberg — 850,000
Seat 8 — Gabe Patgorski — 3,825,000

10/28/10 04:52:25 PM PST
 
David Sands Eliminated in Fifth Place ($131,299)
 

David SandsDavid Sands moved all in for his last 409,000 and Curt Kohlberg immediately called from the big blind.

Sands showed QClub Suit10Spade Suit, but he was in major trouble against Kohlberg’s ASpade SuitAClub Suit. The board ran out KClub Suit10Heart Suit5Heart Suit7Club Suit8Heart Suit and Sands was eliminated. Kohlberg, who had him barely covered, now has nearly 850,000 in chips.

10/28/10 04:20:20 PM PST
 
Chop It Up
 

Gabe Patgorski minraised on the button and Bernard Lee made the call. David Sands then moved all in and Patgorski folded.

Lee then made the call and both players showed down the same hand. ASpade SuitQSpade Suit for Sands and ADiamond SuitQClub Suit for Lee. The board fell KClub SuitJHeart Suit5Spade SuitQHeart SuitAClub Suit and the two players chopped up the pot.

10/28/10 04:16:56 PM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 

Again, keep in mind that our access to the stage is limited during play, but here are our approximate chip counts following Shannon Shorr’s elimination. We’ll get the official counts during the dinner break

Seat 1 — Bernard Lee — 600,000
Seat 2 — David Sands — 800,000
Seat 3 — Jim Anderson — 1,200,000
Seat 7 — Curt Kohlberg — 500,000
Seat 8 — Gabe Patgorski — 3,600,000

10/28/10 04:13:17 PM PST
 
Shannon Shorr Eliminated in Sixth Place ($100,151)
 

Shannon ShorrShannon Shorr raised to 72,000 from the button and Gabe Patgorski reraised to 207,000 from the big blind. Shorr thought it over for a few second before announcing that he was all in.

Patgorski instantly called and Shorr knew he was in trouble with his JSpade SuitJHeart Suit. Patgorski showed ASpade SuitAHeart Suit and they held on a board of 9Club Suit8Diamond Suit3Club SuitKSpade SuitKClub Suit. Shorr is eliminated and Patgorksi is now an overwhelming chip leader with over 3.6 million in chips.

10/28/10 03:51:36 PM PST
 
Jim Anderson Doubles Through Shannon Shorr
 

Jim Anderson raised from the button and Shannon Shorr moved all in from the small blind. Action folded back to Anderson and he called all in for 582,000.

Shorr showed ASpade Suit5Diamond Suit, but he was dominated by Anderson’s AClub Suit10Spade Suit. The board fell ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit7Diamond Suit3Heart Suit8Diamond Suit and Anderson doubled up.

10/28/10 03:47:02 PM PST
 
Curt Kohlberg Triples Through David Sands
 

Curt KohlbergCurt Kohlberg moved all in for 185,000 and Gabe Patgorski made the call from the button. Action folded to David Sands in the big blind and he moved all in to isolate.

Patgorski folded and Kohlberg showed QSpade Suit10Spade Suit. Sands showed AHeart SuitJSpade Suit, but it failed to hold as the board fell QClub Suit9Club Suit8Spade Suit4Spade Suit6Diamond Suit. With that pot, Kohlberg tripled up to nearly 600,000 in chips.

Note: If you are thrown off by Kohlberg’s necklace, you should also know that in his spare time, he enjoys helicopter skiing and is a nationally ranked squash player. No, we are not joking.

10/28/10 03:32:01 PM PST
 
Level 27
 

The players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante.

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