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2010/11 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S ST. LOUIS

Sunday, April 10, 2011 to Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Event #30: $1,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

  • Buy-in: $1,600
  • Prizepool: $0
  • Entries: 449
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, April 11, 2011 8:37 PM Local Time

Now that the stacks are relatively deep, play has slowed a bit. The plan is to push through to a final table, or 2 AM, whichever comes sooner. We're hoping for the former.

Monday, April 11, 2011 8:12 PM Local Time

Ryan Sponaugle- 18th Place

Action folded to Ryan Sponaugle on the button and he moved all in only to get called by the big stack of Steve Goff in the big blind. Sponaugle held pocket fives but was in big trouble against the pocket queens of Goff. The board provided no relief and Sponaugle became the 18th-place finisher, good for $7,438.

Monday, April 11, 2011 8:09 PM Local Time

Chris Viox

With approximately 200,000 in the pot and a board reading     , Mitch Franks bet 80,000, Chris Viox moved all in, and Franks called for his tournament life.



It was bad news for Viox as he was drawing dead. The inconsequential   was put out on the river and Franks doubled to 800,000 while Viox was left with just 55,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 7:46 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 2000
Monday, April 11, 2011 7:44 PM Local Time

Table 75

Seat 1: Ryan Sponaugle (206,000)

Seat 2: Mark Koeln (520,000)

Seat 3: Steve Goff (1.1 million)

Seat 4: Scott Carlson (350,000)

Seat 5: Sam Ansley (400,000)

Seat 6: Matthew Thornton (300,000)

Seat 7: Troy Weber (550,000)

Seat 8: Ron Segni (170,000)

Seat 9: Gary Herstein (190,000)

Table 74

Seat 1: Kyle Cartwright (1.5 million)

Seat 2: Chris Viox (550,000)

Seat 3: Mitch Franks (350,000)

Seat 4: Nick Jivkov (590000)

Seat 5: Asheesh Boyapati (500,000)

Seat 6: Phil Stelzer (600,000)

Seat 7: Thomas Cronin (150,000)

Seat 8: Lance Craig (260,000)

Seat 9: Yury Parad (500,000)

Monday, April 11, 2011 7:34 PM Local Time

Doug Winters- 19th Place

Action folded to Doug Winters on the button and he moved all in for 50,000 holding   . Steve Goff was next to act in the small blind and he raised to 90,000. Yury Parad then moved all in for the big blind for 300,000 with    and Goff opted to fold    face up.

Winters was in bad shape and couldn;t find help as the board ran out      . He was eliminated from the Main Event in 19th place while Parad chipped up to 500,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 7:22 PM Local Time

Harris Paroya- 21st Place

We didn't catch the hands, but Harris Paroya, who entered the day as the chip leader, and Matt Stern have both been eliminated from the Main Event.

Monday, April 11, 2011 7:04 PM Local Time

Terry Stuhldreher- 22nd Place

Action folded to Kyle Cartwright in late position and he raised to 28,000. Terry Stuhldreher then shoved all in from the small blind for 460,000! Cartwright made the quick call and found himself in a dominating position.



The     flop gave Stuhldreher an open-ended straight draw, which made things quite interesting. The   changed nothing, and Stuhldreher needed a six, nine, or jack on the river to stay alive. It was not meant to be, however, as the   peeled off. Stuhldreher was eliminated in 22nd hand while Cartwright vaulted into the chip lead with 1.6 million.

Monday, April 11, 2011 7:00 PM Local Time

Kelly Johnson- 23rd Place

Action folded around to Ryan Sponaugle and he moved all in only to have Kelly Johnson move all in behind. The rest of the field folded, and Johnson was actually the one at risk.



It was another coinflip and the     flop actually gave Johnson extra straight outs. Unfortunately for him, neither the   turn nor the   river delivered and he was eliminated from the tournament in 23rd place. Sponaugle is up to 240,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 6:41 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 2000
Monday, April 11, 2011 5:39 PM Local Time
Steve Goff1,150,0000
Kyle Cartwright1,000,000200,000
Mark Koeln750,000280,000
Terry Stuhldreher440,000140,000
Phil Stelzer370,000306,300
Yury Parad340,00020,000
Gary Herstein320,00020,000
Thomas Cronin270,000141,500
Harris Paroya210,000-90,000
Chris Viox180,00040,000
Doug Winters125,00062,300
Kelly Johnson120,00087,300
Ryan Sponaugle120,00020,000
Ron Segni100,00049,800
Matt Stern51,000-44,100
Monday, April 11, 2011 5:36 PM Local Time

The remaining 23 players are now on a 70-minute dinner break.

Monday, April 11, 2011 5:35 PM Local Time

We didn't catch the hand, but Sam Devers has been eliminated in 24th place and will take home $5,349.

Monday, April 11, 2011 5:29 PM Local Time
Troy Weber660,00040,000
Sam Ansley500,000-30,000
Nick Jivkov490,000190,000
Asheesh Boyapati460,000145,000
Scott Carlson450,000331,600
Matthew Thornton350,000142,200
Mitch Franks290,000155,000
Lance Craig150,000-17,300
Monday, April 11, 2011 5:19 PM Local Time

Dan Chambers was eliminated in 26th place and followed out the door by Guy Mondello in 25th place.

Mondello's demise came when he was all in for his last 70,000 holding    against the    of Steve Goff. The board ran out       and Goff collected the pot, bringing him up to 1.15 million.

Monday, April 11, 2011 5:15 PM Local Time

Table 76

Seat 1: Steve Goff

Seat 2: Yury Parad

Seat 3: Phil Stelzer

Seat 4: Guy Mondello

Seat 5: Ryan Sponaugle

Seat 6: Kelly Johnson

Seat 7: Thomas Cronin

Seat 8: Matt Stern

Seat 9: Doug Winters

Monday, April 11, 2011 5:12 PM Local Time

Table 75

Seat 1: Chris Viox

Seat 2: Harris Paroya

Seat 3: Sam Devers

Seat 4: Ron Segni

Seat 5: Mark Koeln

Seat 6: Kyle Cartwright

Seat 7: Dan Chambers

Seat 8: Gary Herstein

Seat 9: Terry Stuhldreher

Monday, April 11, 2011 5:09 PM Local Time

Table 74

Seat 1: Asheesh Boyapati

Seat 2: Scott Carlson

Seat 3: Troy Weber

Seat 4: Lance Craig

Seat 5: Mitch Franks

Seat 6: Matthew Thornton

Seat 7: Nick Jivkov

Seat 8: -empty-

Seat 9: Sam Ansley

Monday, April 11, 2011 4:54 PM Local Time

33rd- Aaron Massey ($3,590)

32nd- Cory Drury ($3,590)

31st- Brandon Steven ($3,590)

30th- David Schaarf ($4,049)

29th- Brett Schwertley ($4,049)

28th- Dylan Thomassie ($4,049)

27th- Steve Galey ($4,624)

Monday, April 11, 2011 4:51 PM Local Time

Just before the table redraw, Dylan Thomassie moved all in under the gun with    and received a call from Sam Ansley in early position. Ansley was way out in front with    and they held as the board blanked for Thomassie. Ansley is up to 530,000 while Thomassie made his way to the payout desk.