07/09/11 05:35:12 PM PDT
More for Gordon
With about 2,000 in the pot and a flop of , an unknown player bet 1,000 only to have Phil Gordon raise to 4,200 from the cutoff. The original bettor responded by making it 7,400, Gordon four-bet to 14,200, and a call ensured.
When the hit the turn, the unknown player check-folded to Gordon's all-in bet. Gordon is up to 53,000.
07/09/11 05:32:52 PM PDT
Channing Measured and Collected
A late position player opened for 1,250 and action folded to Neil Channing in the small blind. Channing reraised, making it 4,750 total. The opponent called and the flop fell . Channing took a moment and measured out 5,650. His opponent folded and Channing is up to around 38,000.
|Neil Channing||38,000||12,700 |07/09/11 05:31:12 PM PDT
If You See a Faded Sign at the Side of the Road that Says "15 Miles to the Love Shak"
With 2,350 in the pot and a flop of , Dan Shak put out a bet only to have his opponent raise to 5,000. Shak responded by making it 40,000, and the other player called off for 13,000.
The turn and river changed nothing, and Shak sent his opponent to the rail. To borrow a phrase from our favorite B-52's song: "Love Shak, that's where it's at."
|Dan Shak||54,000||4,000 |07/09/11 05:27:25 PM PDT
Phil Hellmuth has just made his entrance to the Main Event, and it wasn't exactly race cars, dancing girls, and a shower of confetti this time. With an entourage of cheering people trailing and a couple cameras shooting him from the front, Hellmuth walked slowly through the building with an ESPN microphone, talking in quiet words as he paced down the long hallway. As he passed us, we heard him say, "I've already got three second-place finishes here this summer..."
The featured table is reserved for Jonathan Duhamel today, so Hellmuth will have to settle for a seat at the secondary featured table just outside of the mothership. He's drawn quite a crowd, already.
07/09/11 05:26:53 PM PDT
Murphy's Bluff Backfires
The player in the UTG +1 position raised to 850 and the cutoff called before Braden Murphy also called from the big blind, making it three-handed to the flop of . Murphy checked to the raiser who bet 1,350; the cutoff folded, but Murphy called before he led out for 1,900 on the turn of the .
Murphy then bet out 3,700 on the river with about 20,500 behind. The UTG +1 player called, to which Murphy remarked, "Good call," before the player showed down to scoop the pot.
|Braden Murphy||20,600||-6,900 |07/09/11 05:19:58 PM PDT
Not So Sweet for Svetlana
Our PokerNews team caught the action on a flop of , where an opponent led out for 1,050. Svetlana Gromenkova raised to 2,500, but then the opponent came back with a re-raise worth 6,000. Gromenkova shoved for 22,800 and her opponent snap-called all-in for 16,700.
Despite having flopped a set of tens, the player had flopped Broadway, so needing the case ten or the board to pair, the river was not what she was looking for.
|Svetlana Gromenkova||11,100||0 |07/09/11 05:18:02 PM PDT
Chip On His Shoulder
|Brad Garrett||63,500||-2,500 |
|Shannon Shorr||62,000||9,100 |
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||60,000||12,000 |
|Justin Schwartz||54,000||25,000 |
|Mark Schmid||53,000||22,800 |
|Jordan Morgan||33,000||-3,600 |
|Eric Baldwin||31,000||1,200 |
|Zohair Karim||31,000||5,200 |
|Humberto Brenes||29,500||-1,000 |
|Chris Moorman||28,500||-4,900 |
|Pramesh Bansi||28,200||-7,000 |
|Samantha Cohen||27,200||-7,800 |
|Allen Kessler||26,500||-1,800 |
|Hoyt Corkins||25,000||-3,200 |
|Dario Alioto||14,300||-2,700 |
|Ryan Young||12,300||-5,100 |
|Thomas Middleton||7,500||-500 |
|Fabrice Soulier||7,200||-26,800 |07/09/11 05:14:04 PM PDT
Chip Counts from White
|Massimiliano Martinez||99,200||1,200 |
|Arnaud Mattern||64,000||15,300 |
|Julien Brecard||64,000||1,500 |
|Shane Schleger||45,600||3,600 |
|Thithi Tran||43,000||11,350 |
|Erik Seidel||34,400||5,900 |
|Christina Lindley||34,200||-800 |
|JP Kelly||33,100||3,400 |
|Daniel Negreanu||32,000||-3,400 |
|Daniel Harrington||29,800||1,400 |
|Lauren Kling||28,700||1,300 |
|Chris Tryba||24,200||6,900 |
|Peter Feldman||19,700||-6,600 |
|Darryll Fish||19,600||-6,500 |
|James Akenhead||18,800||-8,500 |
|Ali Eslami||15,025||-3,975 |07/09/11 05:13:19 PM PDT
Circular Betting Object Acquisitions
|Sorel Mizzi||80,800||11,100 |
|Claire Renault||56,800||26,800 |
|Jameson Painter||55,800||13,800 |
|Roberto Romanello||45,300||21,900 |
|Justin Cohen||35,400||7,800 |
|Barny Boatman||34,900||3,400 |
|Jason Potter||33,900||2,600 |
|Tom McEvoy||32,800||-1,000 |
|Ryan Laplante||32,300||0 |
|Diwei Huang||31,200||9,900 |
|Tyler Patterson||29,700||-22,300 |
|Nenad Medic||29,500||-1,800 |
|Marco Johnson||29,500||0 |
|Paul Pritchett||28,100||0 |
|Braden Murphy||27,500||-7,400 |
|Matt Hawrilenko||23,800||-900 |
|Casey Kelton||22,000||-8,000 |
|Amanda Baker||18,900||-4,100 |
|Svetlana Gromenkova||11,100||-7,200 |
|Karina Jett||8,000||-700 |07/09/11 05:11:04 PM PDT
Trips for Gordon
On a flop of , Phil Gordon bet 1,100 only to have his opponent raise to 2,800. Gordon made the call and then check-called a bet of 2,800 on the turn. Both players then checked the river and Gordon flipped over for trips.
It was good enough to take down the pot, and Gordon chipped up to 37,000.
|Philip Gordon||37,000||6,000 |07/09/11 05:10:42 PM PDT
No Call, But Getzwiller Gets Pot
The board read and about 3,500 sat in the middle. Sean Getzwiller's opponent fired a bet of 1,500 from Seat 9, and Getzwiller leaned forward to look past the dealer and get a better idea of his opponent's remaining stack. He then pushed out a raise to 5,100.
His opponent hesitated just a second, then folded his face up. "Is that a call?" Getzwiller grinned, and the dealer pushed him the pot.
Getzwiller -- who won Event No. 8 ($1,000 NLHE) -- now sits with about 32,000.
07/09/11 05:09:14 PM PDT
Tran Trying to Get Some Back
Although we aren't sure how he lost most of his chips, we caught Theo Tran all in for around 1,500 holding against another player's on a board reading . Tran's set of threes helped him double up to 3,050.
On the next hand the hijack raised to 675 and Tran moved all in again on the button. The small blind called while the original raiser folded.
The board ran out and Tran doubled for a second time to get back up to 6,400.
07/09/11 05:08:05 PM PDT
Ray Romano Eliminated
Cedric de Rivasson opened for 500 from under the gun and action passed to Ray Romano in the big blind. Romano raised to 2,500 and Rivasson repopped it to 6,500. Romano moved all in for his remaining 13,000 and Rivasson called.
The board ran and it seems that Brad Garret owes Rivasson a massage from a last longer prop bet between Garret and Romano.
|Ray Romano||0||-35,000 |07/09/11 05:04:53 PM PDT
Ellen Deeb, the oldest player in the field has been eliminated after she was all in on the turn of a board holding against the cutoff's . Deeb needed to catch a lucky lady to survive but the river was the and her dream was over, sadly too fast.
07/09/11 05:02:19 PM PDT
Hellmuth on his Way?
Rumor around the Amazon Room is that Phil Hellmuth will be making his signature late arrival. According to Hellmuth's Twitter: "Making my 'Entrance' to the 2011 WSOP main event today at 5:00 pm! No hat, no sunglasses...Hint: will be a 'Network' entrance."
The hint is certainly intriguing . . . perhaps some sort of Facebook/Social Network/Mark Zuckerberg sort of thing, but that is just a guess. One way or the other, we'll find out soon enough.
Speaking of Hellmuth, he currently sits atop the 2011 WSOP POY Leaderboard, as seen below:
Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard
|Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||479.25||4||2||1||$811,639|
*Through Event #57
07/09/11 04:56:15 PM PDT
"7 Bracelets. 14 Days. More Tables. Televised Events" . . . It's the WSOP-Europe!
While the Main Event may be the last event here is Vegas, the World Series of Poker is not over! The Player-of-the-Year race will continue through to October when the WSOP-Europe begins in Cannes, France. If you're from Europe and weren't able to make it to the good, old U.S.A., here is your shot at some WSOP gold!
|Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em||€2,500 + €180||10/7/11||5:00 PM|
|No Limit Hold'em||€1,000 + €90||10/8/11||12:00 PM|
|Pot Limit Omaha||€5,000 + €300||10/10/11||5:00 PM|
|No Limit Hold'e, SHOOTOUT||€3,000 + €200||10/11/11||5:00 PM|
|Split Format—No Limit Hold'em||€10,000 + €400||10/12/11||5:00 PM|
|Six-Handed Pot Limit Omaha||€1,500 + €120||10/13/11||5:00 PM|
|WSOPE Main Event Championship||€10,000 + €400||10/15/11||12:00 PM|07/09/11 04:56:07 PM PDT
Level 3 started
|07/09/11 04:37:08 PM PDT
Hold the Action!
The second level has seen surges from Sorel Mizzi, Julien Brecard, Matthias de Meulder, and funnyman Brad Garrett to push their stacks towards the front. Perched atop the chip counts is Massimiliano Martinez, though, closing in on 100,000 already. Only about 200 million chips to go.
On the flip side of things, we bid farewell to Steve Billirakis, a cross-dressing Eric Cloutier, Allen Bari, David Steicke, Liz Lieu, and Eric Morris during that level.
It's over now, though, and the players have stepped out for another twenty-minute break.
07/09/11 04:36:07 PM PDT
Eric Morris Eliminated with Ace High
Bluff Magazine publisher Eric Morris limped in early position and Mark Vos raised to 825 behind him. Action passed to the button and he called and Morris called as well. The flop fell and Morris checked. Vos bet out 1,500, the button folded and Morris called.
The turn came and Morris bet out 4,000. Vos called and the river came another pairing the board. Morris insta-shoved all in for his remaining 13,000 and Vos snap-called, tabling for a full house.
Morris tabled offsuit, furious that Vos called. He left with a trail of expletives, after the other players noted to Morris that he didn't have a straight, wondering how someone who flopped a set and rivered a full house could call his bets.
07/09/11 04:34:32 PM PDT
Karina Jett has just doubled her stack up to almost 9,000 with only seconds to go before the next break.
On a flop that read , the small and big blinds checked to a player in middle position who opened for 350 before Jett raised to 1,000 from next door. Both the blinds folded and the other player called before he checked in the dark on the turn of the .
Jett shoved for last 3,050 into the middle and the opponent called, showing down but was well behind Jett, who had flopped a set with her , which held after blanked out on the river.
|Karina Jett||8,700||4,700 ||