06/19/12 03:47:51 PM PST
Nicholson Takes One
David Nicholson opened to 65,000 on the button and Joseph Marzicola defended his big blind.
The flop came down and both checked through to the turn. A check from Marzicola led to a bet of 70,000 from Nicholson. Marzicola called and the hit the river. Another Marzicola check led to a bet of 190,000 from Nicholson.
"Wish I was slow playing a big hand," said Marzicola as he folded.
"Well we all feel that way when we have to fold the river," laughed Matt Stout.
|Joseph Marzicola||1,800,000||-70,000 |
|David Nicholson||800,000||170,000 |06/19/12 03:41:22 PM PST
Double for Marzicola
Joseph Marzicola raised to 70,000 from the button and was quickly faced with a three-bet by Dylan Hortin. Instead of simply calling Marzicola moved all in for 920,000 and was called by Hortin.
The board came and with the queen on the flop Marzicola was basically guaranteed a double up. Hortin was forced to send over a huge chunk of his stack and has now dipped below the two million mark.
|Dylan Hortin||1,950,000||-950,000 |
|Joseph Marzicola||1,870,000||945,000 |06/19/12 03:06:18 PM PST
Big One For Gerber
David Nicholson opened to 48,000 under the gun and Samuel Gerber three-bet to 130,000 from the hijack. Joseph Marzicola called from the cutoff, while Nicholson opted to lay down his hand.
The flop fell and Gerber bet 165,000. Marzicola popped it to 375,000, but Gerber came back over the top with a re-raise all in, having Marzicola well covered.
Marzicola spent a good three minutes in the tank before folding face up.
|Samuel Gerber||2,800,000||500,000 |
|Joseph Marzicola||785,000||-675,000 |06/19/12 02:51:20 PM PST
Max Steinberg raised it up to 50,000 from the button and was quickly found himself facing a three-bet from Dylan Hortin for 140,000. The big blind folded and Steinberg made the call.
The dealer spread a flop and Hortin didn't miss a beat, betting out 185,000. Steinberg folded and hast started to bleed chips, sitting with around 580,000 now.
|Dylan Hortin||2,950,000||100,000 |
|Max Steinberg||580,000||-221,000 |06/19/12 02:41:57 PM PST
Matt Stout entered the final table as the short stack with 367,000. However, he has nearly doubled his stack without a showdown thus far.
Most recently, he re-raised all in for 613,000 from the small blind after Samuel Gerber had opened for 53,000 under the gun. David Nicholson looked very interested in the big blind, but opted to fold. Gerber did the same, giving Stout the pot.
|Matt Stout||720,000||209,000 |06/19/12 02:33:09 PM PST
Sam the Man
Samuel Gerber opened a recent hand for 50,000 and found callers in an early position Joseph Marzicola, Dylan Hortin on the button, and David Nicholson in the big blind.
The flop came and Nicholson was the one who came out betting 78,000. Samuel Gerber was next up and he raised it up to 215,000. Marzicola then struggled to let his hand go, but ultimately did fold. Hortin got out of the way as well, and action was back to Nicholson who quickly mucked his cards.
|Samuel Gerber||2,300,000||270,000 |06/19/12 02:27:55 PM PST
One For Nicholson
David Nicholson raised to 48,000 under the gun and Joseph Marzicola called from the cutoff.
The flop came down and Nicholson checked it to Marzicola who bet 60,000. A call from Nicholson landed the turn which both opted to check. The hit the river and Nicholson checked once again, leading to a bet of 125,000 from Marzicola. Nicholson called and it proved to be a good one for him.
Marzicola tabled for king high, while Nicholson took it down with .
|Joseph Marzicola||1,460,000||-337,000 |
|David Nicholson||840,000||200,000 |06/19/12 02:19:58 PM PST
Stout Snags One
Dylan Hortin continues to put pressure on everyone at the table and this hand was no different with him making it 52,000 from the button. Matt Stout moved all in from the small blind for around 411,000. Hortin folded and Stout showed .
|Matt Stout||511,000||60,000 |06/19/12 02:17:10 PM PST
Ryan Laplante Eliminated in 7th Place ($56,372)
Action folded over to Max Steinberg on the button and he raised it up to 50,000. Next to act was Ryan Laplante who took a few seconds measuring out his stack before moving all in for around 450,000. Dylan Hortin in the big blind was up next and he moved all in. Steinberg folded, and cards were tabled.
The board came and Laplante was eliminated after he failed to grab hold of anything. Hortin now sits with around 2,850,000 and holds a strong chip lead on the rest of the table.
|Dylan Hortin||2,850,000||600,000 |
|Ryan Laplante||0||-456,000 |06/19/12 02:11:01 PM PST
Hortin Takes Chip Lead Back From Gerber
Dylan Hortin opened to 48,000 under the gun and Samuel Gerber three-bet to what looked to be about 120,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Hortin who four-bet to 325,000. A call from Gerber landed a flop.
Hortin fired 415,000, enough to get Gerber to lay it down.
|Dylan Hortin||2,250,000||360,000 |
|Samuel Gerber||2,030,000||-333,000 |06/19/12 01:49:56 PM PST
The players are currently in the midst of a 20-minute break.
|Samuel Gerber||2,363,000||13,000 |
|Dylan Hortin||1,890,000||-10,000 |
|Joseph Marzicola||1,797,000||-43,000 |
|Max Steinberg||801,000||-39,000 |
|David Nicholson||640,000||-10,000 |
|Ryan Laplante||456,000||-24,000 |
|Matt Stout||451,000||71,000 |06/19/12 01:37:08 PM PST
Vitaly Meshcheriakov Eliminated in 8th Place ($42,688)
Samuel Gerber raised from under the gun and made it 52,000 and action folded around to Vitaly Mescheriakov in the big blind who three-bet to 125,000. After a few moments Gerber moved all in and was snap called.
The board came and the heart on the river gave Gerber a winning flush. Despite hitting his pair of aces on the river Meshcheriakov came up second best and was sent packing.
|Samuel Gerber||2,350,000||750,000 |
|Vitaly Meshcheriakov||0||-564,000 |06/19/12 01:26:36 PM PST
Bets on Bets on Bets
Dylan Hortin opened this recent hand and made it 45,000. David Nicholson made the call, and Samuel Gerber three-bet to 120,000 from the button. Hortin got out of the way, and Nicholson four-bet to 260,000. Gerber took his time before announcing all in. Action was back to Nicholson who seemed to have got his hand stuck in the cookie jar. Nicholson eventually did make the fold and Gerber took down the pot.
|Samuel Gerber||1,600,000||572,000 |
|David Nicholson||650,000||-219,000 |06/19/12 01:14:26 PM PST
Christopher Shaw Eliminated in 9th Place ($32,702)
Dylan Hortin raised it up from from the cut-off making it 45,000. Christopher Shaw in the small blind then three-bet to 105,000. Hortin took his time pondering his best option before announcing all in and getting snap called by Shaw.
The board came and Shaw was sent packing when his pair of jacks couldn't compete with his opponent's flopped pair of aces.
|Dylan Hortin||1,900,000||632,000 |
|Christopher Shaw||0||-776,000 |06/19/12 12:54:52 PM PST
Final Table Play
The final table is underway and mostly every hand has consisted of a player raising and stealing the blinds and antes.
06/19/12 12:14:54 PM PST
Final Table Seating and Chip Counts
|9||David Nicholson||869,000|06/19/12 12:10:29 PM PST
Final Table Break
We are now at our offical nine-handed final table. Players are on a short break and play is set to resume here at 2:30 PM. We will also have official chip counts and a table draw shortly.
06/19/12 12:09:19 PM PST
Mikhail Timoshin Eliminated in 10th Place ($25,331)
Mikhail Timoshin opened a recent hand from under the gun making it 32,000 to anyone who wanted to see a flop. Dylan Hortin in the big blind made the call.
The flop came and Hortin checked to the bettor. Timoshin fired off 35,000 and the bigger stacked Hortin moved all in. Timoshin made the call and was at risk.
Timoshin was going to need any spade, any nine, or any ten to stay alive. The on the turn was no help, and neither was the on the river. Timoshin was eliminated and Hortin has now crossed the one million mark with about 1,300,000.
|Dylan Hortin||1,268,000||528,000 |
|Mikhail Timoshin||0||-540,000 |06/19/12 12:03:22 PM PST
Vincent van der Fluit Eliminated in 11th Place ($25,331)
Ryan Laplante moved all in from the small blind and Vincent van der Fluit called all in for about 170,000 from the big blind.
van der Fluit:
The board came and van der Fluit wasn't able to grab hold of anything and was subsequently eliminated.
|Ryan Laplante||750,000||234,000 |
|Vincent van der Fluit||0||-200,000 |06/19/12 11:59:57 AM PST
The flop read prompting Joseph Marzicola to check-raise his opponent Matt Stout (who had bet 36,000), making it 75,000 to see a turn. Stout made the call and was granted access to the on the turn. It was here that Marzicola fired out 100,000. Stout again made the call.
The on the river slowed the aggressive Marzicola down, and we saw him check. Stout however jumped on the opportunity and bet out 200,000. Marzicola made the call.
Stout missed his flush draw and only held queen high, while Marzicola had a superior hand in two-pair aces and jacks.
|Joseph Marzicola||1,750,000||440,000 |
|Matt Stout||400,000||-370,000 ||