06/07/14 06:23:43 PM PST
Series of Big Hands
We had a series of big hands go down in back-to-back-to-back hands. In the first hand, Greg Raymer would get crippled down to 120,000 when he would call Calen McNeil's pre-flop four-bet and then fold on the river on a board.
The next hand would see McNeil crippled Steve Chanthabouasy when he would hit a wheel on a board with his to scoop the pot. Chanthabouasy would show .
Chanthabouasy would double up the next hand against Alex Luneau with against Lunea's on a board to give him a Broadway straight.
|Calen McNeil||1,375,000||380,000 |
|Alex Luneau||725,000||-125,000 |
|Steve Chanthabouasy||240,000||-130,000 |
|Greg Raymer||120,000||-155,000 |06/07/14 06:17:44 PM PST
McNeil Scoops Kost in Three-Bet Pot
Nick Kost opened for a raise in the cutoff and got three-bet by Calen McNeil on the button. Kost check-called the first two streets before it went check-check on the river as the board read .
McNeil took high with two pair and low with a live six.
|Calen McNeil||995,000||195,000 |
|Nick Kost||600,000||-115,000 |06/07/14 06:03:05 PM PST
Lunea Scoops Coats
Adam Coats limped from early position, Alex Luneau raised and it was folded back to Coats who made the call. The flop came and Coats check-called a bet from Luneau. He would do the same on the turn and the river and would muck his hand when Luneau turned over for two pair, kings and fours, and the nut low.
|Alex Luneau||850,000||145,000 |
|Adam Coats||290,000||-267,000 |06/07/14 05:58:48 PM PST
Konstantin Puchkov Eliminated in 9th Place ($20,181)
Greg Raymer raised on the button, and Konstantin Puchkov defended his big blind. Puchkov check-raised the flop, and Raymer called. The turned, and Puchkov bet 32,000, everything he had. Raymer called off for 2,000 less.
Raymer's two pair was ahead, and the river gave him better aces up than his opponent. Nobody had a low.
The next hand Puchkov was all in from the small blind. Calen McNeil and Kal Raichura saw the flop for three bets, and McNeil check-called. McNeil check-raised the turn, forcing Raichura to fold.
He showed for a bluff to take the side pot, and Puchkov was a favorite to survive with . The river gave McNeil broadway though, and Puchkov was the first to exit the official final table.
|Kal Raichura||1,200,000||-100,000 |
|Calen McNeil||800,000||130,000 |
|Greg Raymer||275,000||130,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||0||-130,000 |06/07/14 05:46:17 PM PST
Chanthabouasy Doubles Through Puchkov
Konstantin Puchkov raised pre-flop and Steve Chanthabouasy made the call. The flop came and Puchkov bet. Chanthabouasy made the call. The turn was the and Puchkov would check-call Chanthabouasy's bet. The river was the and Puchkov would check-call Chanthabouasy's all in bet of 43,000.
Chanthabouasy for aces up with a live four was good enough to take the entire pot as Puchkow had .
|Steve Chanthabouasy||370,000||130,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||130,000||-170,000 |06/07/14 05:39:12 PM PST
Another Sweeper for Raichura
Kal Raichura raised and got three-bet by Konstantin Puchkov. He called, then check-raised the flop. Puchkov called, and he also called the turn and river.
Raichura showed for a turned full house.
|Kal Raichura||1,300,000||375,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||300,000||-109,000 |06/07/14 05:35:35 PM PST
Kost Scoops a Big One
Nick Kost limped in as did Greg Raymer and Jim Bucci. Alex Luneau checked his option in the big blind. The flop came and Luneau bet and was called by Kost and Raymer. The turn was the and the action was the same with Luneau betting and Kost and Raymer calling. The river was the putting three spades on the board and this time Luneau checked. Kost bet, Raymer folded, and Luneau made the call.
Kost turned over for the nut spade flush. Luneau showed a king high flush which was 2nd best. Kost moves above the 700,000 chip mark while Raymer is now riding the short stack with less than 150,000.
|Nick Kost||715,000||415,000 |
|Alex Luneau||705,000||-207,000 |
|Greg Raymer||145,000||-95,000 |06/07/14 05:22:57 PM PST
Bucci Rivers "Only Card"
Jim Bucci bet a flop against Greg Raymer, who made the call. On the turn, Bucci check-called, and both players checked the .
Bucci showed for trips.
"That was literally the only card in the deck where you get the high," Raymer said as he mucked his hand.
|Jim Bucci||400,000||123,000 |
|Greg Raymer||240,000||-220,000 |06/07/14 05:20:33 PM PST
Nick Kost Doubles Through Kal Raichura
Kal Raichura opened the action for a raise and Nick Kost three-bet. Ralchura called and led out on the flop. Kost raised, leaving himself with 13,000 and Ralchura called. The turn was the and Ralchura bet out. Kost called and was all in for his tournament life with against Ralchura's . The river was the and with no low hitting, Kost's pair of tens was enough to scoop the entire pot.
|Kal Raichura||925,000||-275,000 |
|Nick Kost||300,000||107,000 |06/07/14 05:04:35 PM PST
Raichura Scoops Chanthabouasy
Four players saw a for the minimum, and Kal Raichura check-raised a bet from Steve Chanthabouasy. Everyone else was out, and Chanthabouasy called. Raichura kept betting the and , and Chanthabouasy looked him up.
Raichura showed for the nut low and a small flush, and Chanthabouasy mucked.
|Kal Raichura||1,200,000||171,000 |
|Steve Chanthabouasy||240,000||-167,000 |06/07/14 05:01:39 PM PST
Raymer Continues to Roll
Greg Raymer raised from early position and Jim Bucci called from middle position. Calen McNeil raised from the big blind and Raymer and Bucci both called.
The flop came and McNeil led out with a bet and was called by Raymer and Bucci. The turn was the and McNeil checked. Raymer bet, Bucci folded, and McNeil called.
The river was the and McNeil led out. Raymer called and McNeil said "good call, I was bluffing." Raymer turned over for five and deuces with a seven low. McNeil mucked and Raymer said "that was a crying call." Raymer has gone from under 100,000 to near half a million in the first ten minutes of the final table.
|Calen McNeil||670,000||-129,000 |
|Greg Raymer||460,000||245,000 |06/07/14 05:01:03 PM PST
One Hour Until Tonight's WSOP.com Online Championship Series Event Begins!
The 2014 World Series of Poker is well underway at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, but that's not the only place you can get your WSOP fix. From June 1-15, grinders in Nevada will be able to participate in the WSOP.com Online Championship Series.
The 15-event WSOP.com Online Championship Series festival features more than $550,000 in combined guarantees, and the winners of the first 14 events will all receive an entry into the $200,000 guarantee WSOP Online Championship Main Event on June 15.
Tonight's event, a $55 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout with a $5,000 guarantee, begins in a little less than an hour! Here's a look at the full schedule of events:
|Sunday, June 1||3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Reentry||$215||$50,000|
|Monday, June 2||7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em — 6 Max Freezeout||$109||$10,000|
|Tuesday, June 3||7 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Freezeout||$109||$10,000|
|Wednesday, June 4||7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Rebuy & Add On||$109||$25,000|
|Thursday, June 5||5 p.m.||No-Limit Hold 'Em Freezeout||$109||$10,000|
|Friday, June 6||7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout||$55||$5,000|
|Saturday, June 7||3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em — 6-Max Rebuy & Add On||$109||$20,000|
|Sunday, June 8||3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Rebuy & Add On||$530||$100,000|
|Monday, June 9||7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Rebuy & Add On||$55||$10,000|
|Tuesday, June 10||7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Knockout||$250||$10,000|
|Wednesday, June 11||7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout||$109||$20,000|
|Thursday, June 12||7 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Rebuy & Add On||$109||$20,000|
|Friday, June 13||7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em — 6-Max Reentry||$109||$20,000|
|Saturday, June 14||3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Rebuy & Add On||$215||$50,000|
|Sunday, June 15||3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Reentry||$215||$200,000|
Satellites are underway for as little as $3 right now on WSOP.com, and you can learn more about the series by clicking here.
06/07/14 04:53:46 PM PST
Raymer Quarters Puchkov
Greg Raymer raised and got calls from Konstantin Puchkov (late position), Jim Bucci (button), and Alex Luneau (big blind). Action checked to Puchkov on the flop, and he bet. Raymer was the only caller, and a prompted two checks. On the river, Raymer moved in for 37,000 and was called.
Raymer showed for a straight and the nut low, good for three-quarters against Puchkov's .
|Greg Raymer||215,000||133,000 |06/07/14 04:42:49 PM PST
Back in Action
Introductions have been made and play has resumed. There are 13 minutes left in this level.
06/07/14 04:34:59 PM PST
Big Wheel McNeil Rolls Back to $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Final Table
On the one hand, it seemed unlikely. Down to less than four big bets to start Day 2 of this event, it didn't appear as though Calen "Big Wheel" McNeil would be around for long yesterday, let alone make it to today's final table with one of the bigger stacks among the final nine. But he's made it, and thus the defense of his $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low title from a year ago continues.
Then again, knowing McNeil's even-keeled approach to the game, the comeback perhaps seems less surprising.
A few months back McNeil sat down with Josh Cahlik for an extended interview for Learn.PokerNews in which McNeil focused on the topic of keeping one's ego in check at the tables. In the interview McNeil conveys some worthwhile advice about being confident without letting ego get the best of you at the table. He also has some good things to say about conveying respect to others at the table, including sharing a wonderful story about a World Series of Poker Circuit event he played this year in which he finished runner-up to a recreational player — and couldn't have been happier for the fellow who won.
Check out what McNeil had to say in "Professional Opinions: Checking Ego at the Door with Calen McNeil."
06/07/14 04:29:16 PM PST
Official Final Table
|Kal Raichura||1,029,000||329,000 |
|Alex Luneau||912,000||-3,000 |
|Calen McNeil||799,000||39,000 |
|Adam Coats||557,000||-23,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||409,000||-1,000 |
|Steve Chanthabouasy||407,000||-24,000 |
|Jim Bucci||277,000||47,000 |
|Nick Kost||193,000||-7,000 |
|Greg Raymer||82,000||-23,000 |06/07/14 04:25:19 PM PST
Michael Stewart Eliminated in 10th Place ($15,972)
Jim Bucci limped in early position, Michael Stewart raised leaving himself 13,000 behind. Steve Chanthabouasy called and then Bucci three-bet it. Stewart called and was all in and Chanthabouasy called as well.
The flop came and Chanthabouasy check-called a bet from Bucci. He did the same on the turn. On the river he would check-raise Bucci's bet and Bucci would call. The hands were turned over as Stewart started to sing "some guys have all the luck":
Chanthabouasy: — a six-high straight
Bucci: — the nut low
Stewart's caught neither end of the pot and he was eliminated. He smiled and said to the rest of the table "I know you all enjoyed playing with me. Old man gone."
|Michael Stewart||0||-225,000 |06/07/14 04:17:14 PM PST
Puchkov Scoops Luneau
Konstantin Puchkov defended his big blind from an Alex Luneau raise, and he check-called the flop. On the turn, both players checked, and the hit the river. Puchkov bet, and Luneau thought briefly before calling.
Puchkov showed for the nut low with aces, and that was a scooper.
|Alex Luneau||915,000||125,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||410,000||163,000 |06/07/14 04:09:09 PM PST
PokerNews Podcast Episode #222: National Doughnut Day feat. Bryan Campanello
Jason, Donnie, and Rich celebrate National Doughnut Day and talk about final table railing, vuvuzelas, the recent bracelet winners, and more. They are then joined by RunGood Team Pro and WSOP bracelet winner Bryan Campanello to talk Texas high school football, grinding the live circuit, and more.
You can subscribe to the entire iBus Media Network on iTunes here, or you can access the RSS feed here. The PokerNews family of podcasts is now available on Stitcher.
06/07/14 03:59:37 PM PST
With the elimination of Joe Phaphon, players are redrawing for the unofficial final table.