Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:02 PM Local Time
The players are back in their seats, and we are ready to get back underway.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:53 PM Local Time
Players are taking a short break so that the staff can color up the blue T5,000 chips. Once they are done, we will jump right into the next level.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:48 PM Local Time
Action started with Tong Le, who raised to 135,000 in the cutoff. Leroy Spires was next to ace on the button, and he pushed all in for 710,000 on top. Action folded back around to Le, and once he eyeballed the stack, he made the call. The cards were tabled, and we were off to the races.
The flop was a rough one for Le, as it came , giving Spires a set but keeping Le alive with an inside straight draw. The turn came the , adding to Lee's straight outs. Spires dodged those outs on the river, as it came the . Spires jumped back up to 1.6 million, while Le tumbles down to 1.3 million, the shortest stack in the tournament.
|Leroy Spires||1,600,000||930,000 |
|Tong Le||1,300,000||-770,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:28 PM Local Time
It didn't take long for Freddy Deeb to climb out of the cellar, as he is now back to second in chips. The action started with Tong Le raising it to 125,000 in the cutoff. Leroy Spires folded, and it was on Freddy Deeb in the small blind. Deeb cut out four stacks of blue, and slid them forward, a reraise to 400,000. It came back to Le, who thought for about 20 seconds before calling.
The flop came out , and both players checked. The turn brought the , and again both players checked. The river came the , and Deeb got tired of checking, opting to bet 300,000. Le went into the tank for over a minute before cutting out the chips for the call and sliding them in. Deeb tabled , and Le mucked his hand.
|Freddy Deeb||2,175,000||1,005,000 |
|Tong Le||2,070,000||-610,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:21 PM Local Time
David Sinontiko and Leroy Spires saw the flop together. Spires check-called 280,000 and the turn produced the . Spires measured out a motley looking stack of 700,000, which looked to be about half his stack.
Singontiko wasted little time moving all in and after few moments of deliberation Spires folded. Spires has gone from the chipleader to about 12 big blinds in about 45 minutes since returning from dinner.
|David Singontiko||3,560,000||1,500,000 |
|Leroy Spires||670,000||-2,605,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:14 PM Local Time
Leroy Spires opened for 150,000 and Alex Masek called from the big blind. The flop came and both players checked. The turn brought the , Masek bet 225,000 and Spires called. The river saw the dealer peel the and Masek bet 475,000. Spires called and Masek turned up
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:09 PM Local Time
Freddy Deeb raised under the gun to 140,000. David Singontiko folded, and it was on Alex Masek on the button. He moved all in for 665,000 on top, and it was on Tong Le. Le tanked for about 90 seconds before letting his hand go, and action went back around to Deeb. Deeb slowly counted out the chips for the call, took a look at what his stack would be if he lost, and slid the chips into the middle. It would turn out to be a great call by Deeb.
Despite having a small pocket pair, Deeb had Masek dominated, that is until the flop, which came out . For the second time at this final table, Deeb had been outflopped in a huge pot after being way ahead. He would need to catch a two outer to survive, and he wouldn't get it on the turn, the . The river gave Masek a scare, but it was safe, the . Masek doubled up to 1.6 million, while Deeb is now the short stack with 1.17 million.
|Alex Masek||1,600,000||605,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||1,170,000||-805,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:38 PM Local Time
Cards are back in the air after the players have had their dinner.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:37 PM Local Time
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:40 PM Local Time
|Leroy Spires||3,275,000||325,000 |
|Tong Le||2,680,000||225,000 |
|David Singontiko||2,060,000||440,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||1,975,000||-2,625,000 |
|Alex Masek||995,000||-145,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:33 PM Local Time
The players are going on an one hour dinner break. See you then.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:25 PM Local Time
Alex Masek shoved all in from under the gun and Freddy Deeb called from the small blind. The hands were tabled and they were off to the showdown.
The board ran and Masek doubled his short stack.
|Alex Masek||1,140,000||200,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:24 PM Local Time
Everyone folded around to Tong Le in the small blind, and he made it 120,000 to go. Leroy Spires was in the big blind, and he elected to make the call. The flop came out , and Le checked. Spires bet out 175,000, and Le made the call. The turn brought the , and once again, Le check called, this time for 350,000. The river came the , and both players checked. Spires showed for two pair, and Le mucked his hand. With that, Spires is second with a shade under 3 million.
|Leroy Spires||2,950,000||930,000 |
|Tong Le||2,455,000||-910,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:14 PM Local Time
Freddy Deeb has certainly played like a Maverick the past two days. He seems to control the size of almost every pot he plays, especially here at the final table.
In the latest hand Alex Masek opened for 105,000, Tong Le called and Freddy Deeb called from the small blind. The flop came , Deeb checked, Masek checked and Le bet 165,000. Deeb called and Masek elected to take his short stack out of the way and let the two chipleaders play against each other.
The turn was the and Deeb led out with 275,000. Le asked the dealer to spread the pot and took his time to make a decision in what could be an important pot. Le eventually folded and Deeb lengthened his lead on the table.
|Freddy Deeb||4,600,000||1,560,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:55 PM Local Time
The five remaining players have tightened up for most of this level. They're obviously aware of the big jumps in the payouts.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:46 PM Local Time
Freddy Deeb opened the action in the cutoff with a raise to 100,000, and David Singontiko was next to act on the button. He announced raise, and slid 235,000 into the middle. Everyone else folded, and it was back to Deeb, who made the call.
The flop came out , and both players checked. The turn brought the , and Deeb fired out 250,000. Singontiko thought for about 15 seconds before again announcing raise. This time, he assembled a bet of 650,000, and put it in the middle. Deeb took just a few moments before he flicked his cards into the muck, giving the pot to Singontiko.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:30 PM Local Time
In the first hand after the break, Tong Le opened the action for 85,000. Action folded to David Singontiko, who repoped it to 210,000. Le made the call, and the two saw a flop heads up.
The flop came , and Singontiko counted out a bet of 155,000 and threw it into the middle. Le thought for about 30 seconds before announcing raise, and put 410,000 in the middle. Singontiko took just a few seconds before folding his hand, and Le took the first pot post break.
|Tong Le||3,365,000||365,000 |
|David Singontiko||1,620,000||-365,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:16 PM Local Time
|Freddy Deeb||3,040,000||1,340,000 |
|Tong Le||3,000,000||245,000 |
|Leroy Spires||2,020,000||-520,000 |
|David Singontiko||1,985,000||-245,000 |
|Alex Masek||940,000||40,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:11 PM Local Time
The 5 remaining players are taking an impromptu 10 minute break. Cards will be back in the air shortly.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:05 PM Local Time
Brandon Crawford open shoved for around 450,000 under the gun, and action folded around to Freddy Deeb on the button. Deeb peaked down at his cards, and didn't even bother to get a count before announcing call. The blinds got out of the way, and the two player flipped their cards up.
Crawford would need a lot of help to survive, and he wouldn't get it on the flop, which came out . The turn, , provided no help, nor did the on the river. Crawford shook everyone's hand as he left, and Deeb scooped the pot and claimed another bounty.