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Monday, April 11, 2011 4:47 PM Local Time
We're down to 27 players so the tournament officials are doing a total redraw.
Monday, April 11, 2011 4:39 PM Local Time
Kyle Cartwright, the two-time WSOP-Circuit ring winner at Harrah's Tunica, called Brandon Steven's five-bet all in shove and the cards were turned up:
In all fairness, it didn't cost Cartwright much more to call, and he did catch some help on the flop. He could now win with one of the two remaining queens. The turn was not one of them, but the on the river was. Cartwright shot from his chair in excitement while Steven, who if you recall was the final table bubble boy in last years WSOP Main Event, hung his head in disbelief.
Steven was eliminated from the tournament in 31st place while Cartwright chipped up to 800,000!
Monday, April 11, 2011 4:32 PM Local Time
|Kyle Cartwright||800,000||300,000 |
|Troy Weber||620,000||45,000 |
|Mark Koeln||470,000||110,000 |
|Asheesh Boyapati||315,000||95,000 |
|Gary Herstein||300,000||172,000 |
|Nick Jivkov||300,000||0 |
|Terry Stuhldreher||300,000||160,000 |
|Harris Paroya||300,000||-130,000 |
|Chris Viox||140,000||-20,000 |
|Brett Schwertley||140,000||-60,000 |
|Brandon Steven||0||-102,700 |
Monday, April 11, 2011 4:20 PM Local Time
A short-stacked John Dahlberg was all in preflop from middle position holding against the of Steve Goff. Dahlberg had kicked problems and was looking for an eight. Unfortunately for him, the board ran out and he was eliminated in 34th place.
A short time later, Aaron Massey moved all in from the cutoff for his last 18,000 or so holding and ran into the of Yury Parad. Massey was racing, but fell behind as the board ran out . He was eliminated from the Main Event in 33rd place while Parad chipped up to 320,000.
Monday, April 11, 2011 4:16 PM Local Time
37th- Clayton Hamm ($2,923)
36th- Gary Lucht ($3,221)
35th- William Blood ($3,221)
34th- John Dahlberg ($3,221)
Monday, April 11, 2011 4:01 PM Local Time
Here is a look at the players who've been processed through the payout line:
45th- Todd Bartlett ($2,923)
44th- Tim Hebert ($2,923)
43rd- Greg McCurry ($2,923)
42nd- David Potter ($2,923)
41st- J Austin Hijar ($2,923)
40th- Gary Schaan ($2,923)
39th- Nadya Magnus ($2,923)
38th- Christopher Juul ($2,923)
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:58 PM Local Time
David Potter moved all in preflop with and was called by an opponent holding . The board provided Potter with no king, deuce, or hearts, and he was eliminated from the tournament.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:55 PM Local Time
Greg Mccurry was all in preflop with and racing against the of Mark Koeln. The board ran out and Mccurry was eliminated from the Main Event. Koeln is up to 360,000.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:52 PM Local Time
A short-stacked player moved all in over-the-top of Kyle Cartwright's initial raise and the two-time ring winner made the call:
It was off to the races as the flop fell . Cartwright took the lead and stayed there as the hit the turn followed by the on the river. Cartwright sent his opponent to the payout line while chipping up to over 500,000.
Meanwhile, a short-stacked Nadya Magnus, the former Loose Cannon on The Big Game, was eliminated across the room.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:46 PM Local Time
Since the money bubble burst, the players have been dropping like flies. Already the payout line is eight deep. We'll be sure to get their names in the payouts just as soon as it become official.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:25 PM Local Time
All of the rounds are complete and the remaining 45 players are on a ten-minute break. Meanwhile, tournament officials will be racing off the T500 chips.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:23 PM Local Time
Yossi Azulay was all in preflop with and in bad shape against the of Steve Galey. Azulay was in danger of becoming the bubble boy if he didn't improve. His best shot was a nine, but the flop was no help. The turn left him wanting, and the river put an end to his tournament run just one spot shy of the money.
While that is unfortunate, the remaining 45 players will be paid.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:20 PM Local Time
Clayton Hamm moved all in on the button for around 85,000 with the and received a call from Mark Koeln on the big blind, who just happened to hold . It was a coinflip as the board ran out . Hamm's small pocket pair held and he doubled to 175,000, narrowly escaping the title of bubble boy in the process. Koeln dropped to 230,000 after the hand.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:15 PM Local Time
Notice we didn't say "bubble burst", because it hasn't yet. Instead, round-by-round play has just reached the next scheduled break; as such, players have been instructed to take their break once play has ceased on their respective tables.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:08 PM Local Time
Another round has been completed and still no one has busted. In fact, there have been no big hands of note. As such, we'll be playing yet another round.
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:00 PM Local Time
As we all know, these money bubbles can be long and grueling. This one seems to be no different as the big stacks aren't mixing it up much; in fact, some have left the tournament area completely and are fine being blinded off for a bit.
This one could take awhile.
Monday, April 11, 2011 2:48 PM Local Time
Each of the remaining six tables have completed a round of play and we still have 46 players. Since no eliminations have occurred, each table will repeat the process and play another round.
Monday, April 11, 2011 2:38 PM Local Time
Brett Schwertley currently sits atop the 2010-2011 WSOP-Circuit National Leaderboard with 180 points (eights cashes for $$115,728 and two WSOP-C rings). He has essentially locked up a spot in the National Championship with that many points, but just for good measure he'll be adding to it today. We recently spotted Schwertley in our Main Event.
We should have noticed sooner, but we blame his hat and hoodie combination that make him inconspicuous. He is sitting with 145,000 on the money bubble and unless something drastic occurs, he'll make the money and earn some more points.
Monday, April 11, 2011 2:29 PM Local Time
Eli Lowenthal, who started the day among the chip leaders, moved all in preflop for his last 80,000 or so holding and ran straight into the of Terry Stuhldreher. The flop was no help to Lowenthal, but the turn gave him a gut-shot straight draw. Unfortunately for him, the river was the and he was eliminated from the tournament in 47th place.
Lowenthal's elimination brings us to the money bubble and tournament officials have begun round-for-round play.
Monday, April 11, 2011 2:26 PM Local Time
Clayton Hamm was all in preflop with against the of his opponent. The board ran out and Hamm doubled on the hand to 130,000.