06/07/14 03:58:46 PM PST
Joe Phaphon Eliminated in 11th Place ($15,972)
Joe Phaphon limped in and Alex Luneau raised. It was folded back to Phaphon and he made the call. The flop came and Phaphon check-called a bet from Luneau. The turn was the and Phaphon check-called again - this was enough to set him all in.
Phaphon needed any card less than an 8 to split the pot but it was the and that would be the end of his tournament.
|Joe Phaphon||0||-170,000 |06/07/14 03:56:25 PM PST
Gary Benson Eliminated in 12th Place ($15,972)
Gary Benson was all in from the big blind, and Adam Coats and Alex Luneau were playing a small side pot. Luneau bet the flop and check-called the turn. A paired the board, and both active players checked.
Coats showed for tens and nines. Luneau and Benson turned over identical for bricked lows, and Coats scooped.
|Adam Coats||580,000||375,000 |
|Gary Benson||0||-135,000 |06/07/14 03:46:13 PM PST
Bucci "Gettin' Old"
Jim Bucci checked the river in a large heads-up pot with Calen McNeil. The board read , and McNeil checked it back.
Bucci turned over what he thought was the nut low: .
"Son of a b****, if I didn't make a straight and I didn't even know it," he said. "Ahh, I'm gettin' old."
Bucci scooped the pot.
|Calen McNeil||760,000||260,000 |
|Jim Bucci||230,000||-20,000 |06/07/14 03:33:45 PM PST
Maria Ho Eliminated in 13th Place ($12,811)
Maria Ho was in the big blind with less than two blinds left in her stack. Her rail (which included Vanessa Selbst and Tiffany Michelle) started chanting "Walk! Walk! Walk!" as the rest of the table folded. It got to Konstantin Puchkov in the small blind who decided to play the villain by raising it up. "Boooooo," said several members of Ho's rail. Ho made the call.
The board would run out to give Puchkov the pot. She stood up and said "good luck everyone" and then walked over to Puchkov and said "I hate to tell you this but nobody likes you right now" before adding "just kidding."
We're now down to 12 players.
|Maria Ho||0||-82,000 |06/07/14 03:30:29 PM PST
Gary Benson got the last of it all in against Adam Coats on the turn when the board read .
The river gave Benson aces for high and six-ace for low and the scoop.
|Adam Coats||205,000||-75,000 |
|Gary Benson||173,000||-25,000 |06/07/14 03:26:01 PM PST
Lance Dodd Eliminated in 14th Place ($12,811)
Greg Raymer opened the action and Lance Dodd three-bet to set himself all in. It was folded back to Raymer who made the call. The hands were turned face up in the middle of the table:
Raymer would end up hitting a small two pair with the nut low to send Dodd on his way. "Nice hand buddy," said Dodd to Raymer as he collected his things.
|Lance Dodd||0||-53,000 |06/07/14 03:19:30 PM PST
Raymer Folds the End
Kal Raichura opened for a raise in the cutoff, and Greg Raymer made it three bets on the button. Raichura called, and the flop came . Raichura check-called, then both players checked the turn. Raichura bet the river, and Raymer sighed and folded after some thought.
|Kal Raichura||700,000||290,000 |
|Greg Raymer||105,000||-66,000 |06/07/14 03:13:42 PM PST
Daniel Makowsky Eliminated in 15th Place ($12,811)
Alex Luneau opened the action with a raise and Daniel Makowsky three-bet leaving himself with 14,000 behind. Calen McNeil made the call in the big blind and Luneau made it four bets. Makowsky put the last of his chips in and McNeil called creating a side pot of 2,000 in chips.
The flop came and McNeil and Luneau checked. The turn was the and McNeil check-called Luneau's bet. The river was the and both players checked.
"Flush," said McNeil, turning over . Makowsky stood up and started talking in his native tongue, tossing his cards with force face up. He had which gave him a Broadway straight that was no good.
"Back to back baby," said McNeil as Makowsky yelled "payout" to the floor.
|Alex Luneau||790,000||-115,000 |
|Calen McNeil||500,000||-33,000 |
|Daniel Makowsky||0||-158,000 |06/07/14 03:00:04 PM PST
Luneau Nearing 1 Million
Alex Luneau continues to widen his chip lead, as he got paid off in a recent pot with on a board of . Nick Kost couldn't beat the flush.
|Alex Luneau||905,000||80,000 |
|Nick Kost||200,000||126,000 |06/07/14 02:58:14 PM PST
Frankie O'Dell Eliminated in 16th Place ($10,405)
We get to the table and Frankie O'Dell is putting the last of his chips in on a board of against Kal Raichura in what appeared to be a pot that was bet on all three streets. "You have a full house?" asked the two time WSOP bracelet winner (both in Omaha 8 or Better).
Raichura nodded and turned over for runner-runner threes full of sevens. O'Dell muttered to himself and shook his head in disgust as he tabled for flopped trips that got chased down.
|Frankie O'Dell||0||-110,000 |06/07/14 02:54:52 PM PST
Final 16 Draw
|9||Michael Stewart|06/07/14 02:50:30 PM PST
Dan Heimiller Eliminated in 17th Place ($10,405)
Dan Heimiller got the last of his chips in and was called by two players. At showdown, Calen McNeil showed for top two on an board, and Heimiller was done.
|Dan Heimiller||0||-155,000 |06/07/14 02:50:23 PM PST
Ben Scholl Eliminated in 18th Place ($10,405)
Ben Scholl busted right after Chris Tryba did in unknown action to finish in 18th place.
|Ben Scholl||0||-111,000 |06/07/14 02:45:36 PM PST
Chris Tryba Eliminated in 19th Place ($8,559)
Chris Tryba got the last of his chips in against Adam Coats and would be eliminated when his could not best the hand Coats held when the board would run out to give Coats a king high straight. They are now re-drawing the final two tables.
|Chris Tryba||0||-62,000 |06/07/14 02:41:44 PM PST
Frankie O'Dell got it all in on the turn against Calen McNeil.
The board read , and O'Dell needed to catch something on the river. He did just that when the fell.
|Frankie O'Dell||110,000||40,000 |06/07/14 02:37:14 PM PST
Luneau Cuts O'Dell's Stack in Half
Alex Luneau is the chip leader and he continues to add chips to his stack. He most recently took a chunk of change from Frankie O'Dell when he bet the flop and turn on a board and checked behind O'Dell on the river. His was good enough to get O'Dell to muck his hand and scoop the pot.
|Alex Luneau||825,000||105,000 |
|Frankie O'Dell||70,000||-83,000 |06/07/14 02:32:37 PM PST
Phaphon Keeps Climbing
Joe Phahon limped along with two other players, and he got it all in with Kal Raichura on a flop.
Phaphon had Raichura smashed with a better low and the nut flush for high.
The turn brought a , giving Raichura outs. A river was no help though, and Phaphon scooped.
"You didn't want to raise with that hand coming in?" asked Raichura, who had been in the blinds.
"Nope," Phaphon said with a smile.
|Kal Raichura||410,000||38,000 |
|Joe Phaphon||170,000||100,000 |06/07/14 02:19:10 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts On The Break
|Alex Luneau||720,000||75,000 |
|Calen McNeil||533,000||33,000 |
|Steve Chanthabouasy||431,000||281,000 |
|Kal Raichura||372,000||61,000 |
|Adam Coats||280,000||10,000 |
|Nicholas Kost||280,000||-40,000 |
|Gary Benson||273,000||0 |
|Jim Bucci||250,000||-70,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||247,000||-153,000 |
|Michael Stewart||225,000||28,000 |
|Greg Raymer||171,000||-94,000 |
|Daniel Makowsky||158,000||-55,000 |
|Dan Heimiller||155,000||-45,000 |
|Frankie O'Dell||153,000||-47,000 |
|Ben Scholl||111,000||11,000 |
|Lance Dodd||93,000||-12,000 |
|Maria Ho||82,000||-118,000 |
|Joe Phaphon||70,000||-5,000 |
|Chris Tryba||62,000||-63,000 |06/07/14 02:01:31 PM PST
Players are on a 20-minute break.
06/07/14 01:59:29 PM PST
Joe Phaphon put in his last 23,000, and Lance Dodd raised. Action folded to Kal Raichura, who called. Dodd and Raichura checked down the runout.
Dodd showed for two pair to collect the small side pot, but the main pot went to Phaphon's , good for a straight.
|Joe Phaphon||75,000||-225,000 ||