Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:04 PM Local Time
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:47 PM Local Time
Tsung Lu moved all in preflop and Freddy Deeb called on the button. The blinds released and the hands were tabled.
The board ran and Deeb knocked out another player.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:39 PM Local Time
The action started with David Singontiko raising it to 65,000. Alex Masek was next to act on the button, and he shoved all in for 435,000. Brandon Crawford folded in the small blind, and actio nwas on Tsung Lu in the big blind. Lu had just doubled up a few hands earlier, and he put those chips to use, moving all in over the top. Singontiko quickly folded, and the cards were tabled.
The flop was a safe one for Masek, coming . The turn brought no help for Lu either, coming the , and the river came the . All low cards meant a double up for Masek, who is now sitting on 900,000, while Lu drops back down to 360,000.
|Alex Masek||900,000||310,000 |
|Tsung Lu||330,000||-470,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:34 PM Local Time
Following a couple limpers Freddy Deeb raised to 155,000 on the button. Julie Franks moved all in from the big blind and the limpers folded. Deeb called and the hands were tabled.
The flop ran giving Deeb a pair but Franks a set. The turn produced the which filled up Franks' fours, but gave Deeb a draw to a bigger full house. The dealer peeled off the river and it was the - hitting Deeb's one of four outs.
Franks was all smiles as she made her exit and Deeb looked as if he was checking a book out of the library.
|Freddy Deeb||1,700,000||660,000 |
|Julie Franks||0||-330,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:29 PM Local Time
Julie Sparks started the action by raising it to 75,000. Action folded to Tsung Lu in the cutoff, who thought for about a minute before shoving his stack of 400,000 in the middle, saying "Go big or go home!" The rest of the table folded, and it was back to Franks. She tanked for about a minute, before announcing "call". The cards were flipped, and it was a great call by Franks.
The flop was about as good as Lu could ask for without actually hitting a ten, coming . Lu was now looking for a diamond or a ten to win the pot, and while he didn't get it on the turn, the gave him outs for a chop. Franks buried her head inot her chair as the river came out, and it came the , pairing up Lu and giving him the unlikely double up. After the hand, Lu is up to 800,000, while Franks slips to 330,000.
|Tsung Lu||800,000||315,000 |
|Julie Franks||330,000||-400,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:49 PM Local Time
The players are back in their seats, and the cards are back in the air.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:46 PM Local Time
|Tong Le||2,755,000||-45,000 |
|Leroy Spires||2,540,000||140,000 |
|David Singontiko||2,230,000||680,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||1,040,000||-610,000 |
|Julie Franks||730,000||70,000 |
|Alex Masek||590,000||90,000 |
|Brandon Crawford||550,000||50,000 |
|Tsung Lu||485,000||-165,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:35 PM Local Time
The final table has completed another level and they are taking a short break. Tournament staff is coloring up the red T1,000 chips and taking them out of play.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:34 PM Local Time
On the last hand before the break, Brandon Crawford came in for a raise to 65,000. Action folded to Tong Le, who called on the button. The blinds got out of the way, and the two were heads up. The flop came out , and Crawford led out for 95,000. Le didn't take too long to assemble the call and slide it forward, and they were off to the turn. That card was the , and Crawford amassed a bet of 165,000. Le, a player who has been taking his time on alot of decisions, announced all in before Crawford could finish sliding his bet forward. Crawford sat back in his chair, and counted out his chips. After about two minutes in the tank, Crawford flicked his cards into the muck, dropping his stack to 500,000. Meanwhile, Tong Le has taken the chip lead back, sitting on 2.8 million.
|Tong Le||2,800,000||1,000,000 |
|Brandon Crawford||500,000||-370,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:33 PM Local Time
Vince Cardella had been grinding the short stack since we can remember. He just doubled up holding pocket sevens against Tsung Lu's . Then two hands later Cardella entered the last hand he would play in.
Leroy Spires opened from under the gun for 70,000, Brandon Crawford called from the cutoff and Cardella moved all in from the small blind. To everyone's surprise Tong Le announced that he was all in from the big blind. Spires and Crawford got out of the way and they went to a showdown.
The board ran Le's aces and kings sent Cardella to the rail.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:20 PM Local Time
Freddy Deeb opened from the cutoff for 60,000, David Singontiko called from the button and Julie Franks joined them from the small blind. The board came and action checked to Singontiko, who bet 135,000. Franks folded and Deeb called. The turn brought the and Deeb check-called 193,000. The river came and Deeb checked. Singontiko bet 350,000 after some thought and Deeb called after mulling it over for a few moments.
Singontiko tabled and Deeb kicked his cards back to the dealer.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:59 PM Local Time
|Leroy Spires||2,400,000||433,000 |
|Tong Le||1,800,000||-400,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||1,650,000||50,000 |
|Louis Lo||1,450,000||1,450,000 |
|Brandon Crawford||870,000||-69,000 |
|Julie Franks||660,000||-740,000 |
|Tsung Lu||650,000||142,000 |
|Alex Masek||500,000||31,000 |
|Vince Cardella||155,000||-136,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:58 PM Local Time
Freddy Deeb raised in middle position to 70,000, and David Singontiko was next to act. He thought for about 15 seconds, before moving all in for 749,000. Everyone else got out of the way, and it was back to Deeb. After getting an approximate count, Deeb made the call. The cards were tabled, and Deeb was in great shape.
Singontiko was in bad shape, needing one of the three kings left in the deck. The flop came out, and he hit one of those outs, as it came . Most of the table and rail let out some sort of expression, except for the two players involved in the hand. The turn brought the , and Deeb would need a miracle to win the hand. He didn't get it, as the river brought the . After the hand, Singontiko dobules to 1.55 million, while Deeb drops to 1.6 million. Tong Le is your new chip leader with 9 players left.
|Freddy Deeb||1,600,000||-749,000 |
|David Singontiko||1,550,000||678,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:38 PM Local Time
Julie Franks opened for 65,000 from under the gun and action folded all the way around to Leroy Spires on the button. Spires called, the blinds released and the flop came . Franks led out with 95,000 and Spires called. The turn came and Franks bet again, this time 135,000. Spires called and the river brought an interesting on the river.
Franks finally slowed down and checked. Spires put out 200,000 and Franks checked after some thought.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:25 PM Local Time
Now that we have reached the final table, the pay jumps are really starting to rise. This means that every decision is that much more critical, as any hand can make you or break you. This was clearly evident in a hand between Tong Le and Julie Franks that lasted over five minutes without even seeing a flop.
Le opened in early position to 65,000, and action folded to Franks in the cutoff. She counted out chips for a raise, and made it 145,000 to go. Action folded back to Le, who went into the tank. Le thought for about two minutes, getting a count from Franks and rechecking his hand in the process, before he decided to reraise to 275,000 total. Now it was Franks turn to go into the tank. She thought a couple of minutes herself, checking her hole cards a few times, before ultimately folding her hand. Le takes the pot, and inches closer to chip leader Freddy Deeb.
|Tong Le||2,200,000||167,000 |
|Julie Franks||1,400,000||-158,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:05 PM Local Time
|Freddy Deeb||2,349,000||49,000 |
|Tong Le||2,033,000||53,000 |
|Leroy Spires||1,967,000||395,000 |
|Julie Franks||1,558,000||-142,000 |
|Brandon Crawford||939,000||-11,000 |
|David Singontiko||872,000||172,000 |
|Tsung Lu||508,000||148,000 |
|Alex Masek||469,000||-131,000 |
|Vince Cardella||291,000||-184,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:01 PM Local Time
All the players have taken their seats at the final table, and the cards are back in the air. There are 13 minutes remaining at this level.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:00 PM Local Time
Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:38 PM Local Time
With the elimination of Chris Summers, we are down to our official final table. The remaining nine players are on a 15 minute break, while their stacks are moved over to the TV feature table.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:36 PM Local Time
We missed the preflop action, but when we walked up to the table, there was already about 150,000 in the pot. The flop was out, , and Chris Summers had checked in the big blind. He was heads up with Tong Le, who fired out 100,000. Summers made the call, and the two saw a turn of . Summers checked again, and Le wasted little time in putting out a bet of 200,000. Summers thought for about 10 seconds before announcing all in, and Le SNAP called.
Le had the nut flush, slammed his cardsdown on the table, and ran to celebrate with his rail. Summers was drawing dead, and the meaningless river was the . Le dragged the pot to up his stack to 1.98 million, good enough for second place right now.
|Tong Le||1,980,000||1,015,000 |
|Chris Summers||0||-1,016,000 |