Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:58 PM Local Time
Ben Reason raised from under the gun to 26,000, and the table folded around to Buck Ramsay in the small blind who made it 65,000 to go. Mike Massri quickly tossed away his cards from the big blind, then Reason paused for a while before declaring he was four-betting all in.
Ramsay spent some time thinking over the situation, counting out his remaining chips — about 320,000 — as he did. Reason had him covered, so to call meant putting himself at risk.
At last Ramsay did make the call, showing . Reason, meanwhile, had , and when the board came nine-high — — Ramsay had been eliminated in 25th.
We're nearing the end of Level 23 and what will be the last 10-minute break of the night.
|Ben Reason||882,000||237,000 |
|Buck Ramsay||0||-255,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:45 PM Local Time
After losing a large pot to Cory Waaland, Z Stein was left with under 150,000 and mixed it up in a pot with five limpers.
On a flop of , Alex Wilson checked from the small blind and Domenick Cutola did the same in the big. Stein then moved all in from early position for roughly 135,000 and action folded back to Wilson. He made the call, Cutola got out of the way, and the cards were turned up.
Both players had flopped top pair, but Wilson's kicker had him way out in front. Stein must have knew his time had come as he was up out of his seat immediately in preparation for a quick exit, which he made when both the turn and river blanked.
|Alex Wilson||720,000||145,000 |
|Z Stein||0||-570,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:35 PM Local Time
After Kevin Saul opened from under the gun for 25,000, it folded around to John Pito in middle position. Pito had been nursing his short stack for some time, and after checking his hand decided to commit all 113,000 he had left. It folded back to Saul.
"How much, sir?" asked Saul. "About... 1.2 million," cracked Pito, and the table chuckled. A more accurate assessment being subsequently delivered, Saul made the call, showing while Pito turned over .
"Off to the races," said Pito as the board came , then , then . His hand failing to improve, Pito bid the table good luck and left for the cashier's desk.
|Kevin Saul||745,000||130,000 |
|John Pito||0||-195,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:30 PM Local Time
The short stacks are a'doublin', that's the story here at Foxwoods in Level 23. First it was Domenick Cutola and then Tony Mandia. Now, it was John McNabola's turn to do so through Stephen Dare.
It happened when action folded to Dare in the hijack and he opened for 36,000. McNabola, who was next to act, opted to shove for 233,000, the button and blinds folded, and Dare made the call.
McNabola was well out in front and never looked back as the board ran out .
|Stephen Dare||700,000||-270,000 |
|John McNabola||500,000||295,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:28 PM Local Time
A short-stacked Tony Mandia moved all in from middle position for 112,000 and received a call from Lal Bharat in the hijack. The rest of the players got out of the way and Mandia discovered he was dominated.
Mandia was in need of some major help, but he found none on the flop. The turn was of no use, and Mandia needed to catch one of the two remaining eights on the river to stay alive. Wouldn't you know it, the peeled off. Lall was left shaking his head while a big smile crossed Mandia's face.
|Lall Bharat||450,000||-120,000 |
|Tony Mandia||235,000||140,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:25 PM Local Time
Domenick Cutola, who is among the elder statesmen in the tournament, opened for 40,000 from early position and received a call from Lall Bharat on the button. The blinds folded, the flop came down , and Cutola moved all in for 72,000. Bharat called and the hands were tabled.
Cutola didn't have much, but he was out in front of Bharat's flush draw. He needed to dodge a heart and jack to stay alive, and that's exactly what he did as the appeared on the turn followed by the on the river.
|Lall Bharat||570,000||-175,000 |
|Domenick Cutola||240,000||135,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:18 PM Local Time
|Pete Campos||990,000||45,000 |
|Stephen Dare||970,000||305,000 |
|Bobby Corcione||845,000||125,000 |
|Paul Snead||760,000||425,000 |
|Lall Bharat||745,000||245,000 |
|Chris Mintchev||660,000||275,000 |
|Ben Reason||645,000||-65,000 |
|Chris Schonbach||620,000||165,000 |
|Kevin Saul||615,000||-70,000 |
|Alex Wilson||575,000||-5,000 |
|Ethan Foulkes||575,000||-10,000 |
|Z Stein||570,000||125,000 |
|Eric Rando||550,000||15,000 |
|Jonathan Gray||480,000||175,000 |
|Ylon Schwartz||425,000||65,000 |
|Brian Phelon||370,000||55,000 |
|Eric Blair||350,000||-100,000 |
|Cory Waaland||285,000||-10,000 |
|Buck Ramsay||255,000||-60,000 |
|Mike Massri||235,000||-135,000 |
|John McNabola||205,000||-145,000 |
|John Pito||195,000||80,000 |
|Greg Folchetti||175,000||40,000 |
|Matthew Silberzweig||145,000||40,000 |
|Adam Bitker||130,000||-175,000 |
|Domenick Cutola||105,000||25,000 |
|Tony Mandia||95,000||-15,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:04 PM Local Time
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Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:55 PM Local Time
Preflop action had seen Sherwin Agard shoving all in, the Bobby Corcione calling, and after some exasperation Z Stein — sitting in between the two — let his hand go.
Agard had and Corcione . The board came ten-high, but unfortunately for Agard there were four clubs among the community cards as the came . Corcione's flush was best, and Agard's run ends in 28th place. After the hand, Stein revealed he'd folded pocket nines.
With the tournament down to 27 players, there will be a brief pause while they redraw to sit around the last three tables.
|Bobby Corcione||720,000||195,000 |
|Sherwin Agard||0||-155,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:51 PM Local Time
Pete Campo keeps adding chips to his leading stack, with John Yale the latest to contribute.
Down to about 180,000, Yale watched Campo open for 23,000 from middle position, then shoved all in from the cutoff seat. It folded back to Campo who called, showing to Yale's .
The flop came , then the turn card put Yale in the lead. But the river brought the , and Yale was eliminated in 29th.
|Pete Campo||945,000||165,000 |
|John Yale||0||-250,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:48 PM Local Time
After Ethan Foulkes opened for 20,000 from early position, Kammar Andries moved all in from the small blind for 172,000. "I'll probably call," Foulkes said after asking for an exact count. Sure enough, Foulkes did just that,
Andries was behind with two overs, and the flop made things interested as it gave him an open-ended straight draw. The turn didn't complete it, and neither did the . Andries stared at the board for a few moments and then followed the floor to the payout desk to collect $5,178 for his 30th-place finish.
|Ethan Foulkes||585,000||385,000 |
|Kammar Andries||0||-190,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:40 PM Local Time
With about 50,000 in the middle and following a flop, Matthew Silberzweig checked from the blinds, then Adam Bitker committed all in from the button for 127,000 total. Silberzweig called the raise, showing for a straight draw while Bitker held for top pair.
The turn was the and the river the , and Bitker doubled through.
|Adam Bitker||305,000||120,000 |
|Matthew Silberzweig||105,000||-145,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:36 PM Local Time
Kammar Andries moved all in under the gun for roughly 130,000 and a short-stacked Alex Ortiz called off for 43,000. The rest of the field folded and Ortiz discovered the bad news.
Ortiz was behind and his best bet of sticking around was to be slapped in the face by an ace, but there was none to be had as the board ran out . Ortiz finished in 31st place and will take home $4,438.
|Kammar Andries||190,000||90,000 |
|Alex Ortiz||0||-45,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:32 PM Local Time
From what we could piece together, Fabio D'Agata raised to 29,000 from the cutoff only to have Bobby Corcione shove all in from the big blind for around 275,000. D'Agata had about 260,000 total and called off.
Table talk revealed that D'Agata had raised Corcione's blind before, and the former indicated that he knew his opponent would get caught with his "hand in the cookie jar."
D'Agata was excited, but was soon silenced when the flop came down to give Corcione the lead with two pair. Neither the turn nor river helped D'Agata, and he was eliminated in 32nd place for $4,438.
The duo continued to have a heated verbal exchange, but eventually the tournament staff quelled it. D'Agata eventually shook Corcione's hand, wished the table luck, and then exited the tournament.
|Bobby Corcione||525,000||220,000 |
|Fabio D'Agata||0||-270,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:20 PM Local Time
|Ben Reason||710,000||263,000 |
|Eric Rando||535,000||305,000 |
|Chris Schonbach||455,000||340,000 |
|Ylon Schwartz||360,000||50,000 |
|Buck Ramsay||315,000||115,000 |
|Bobby Corcione||305,000||163,000 |
|Jonathan Gray||305,000||-165,000 |
|John Pito||115,000||-78,000 |
|Alex Ortiz||45,000||-379,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:19 PM Local Time
Paul Snead just knocked out Anthony Bruno in 33rd place to collect the latter's small stack. There are now 32 players remaining.
|Paul Snead||335,000||-37,000 |
|Anthony Bruno||0||-125,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:13 PM Local Time
|Pete Campos||550,000||60,000 |
|Eric Blair||450,000||12,000 |
|Mike Massri||370,000||-40,000 |
|Fabio D'Agata||270,000||240,900 |
|Matthew Silberzweig||250,000||146,000 |
|Ethan Foulkes||200,000||90,800 |
|Adam Bitker||185,000||141,800 |
|Sherwin Agard||155,000||111,400 |
|Greg Folchetti||135,000||135,000 |
|Anthony Bruno||125,000||48,600 |
|Tony Mandia||110,000||100,980 |
|Kammar Andries||100,000||25,200 |
|Domenick Cutola||80,000||53,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:04 PM Local Time
Soon after play resumed, Milton Thomas took out two players in quick succession over on Table 1.
The first one saw Thomas taking up against the short-stacked Bill Rothstein's in a preflop all-in situation. The board came , and Rothstein was eliminated in 36th.
While Andrew Higgins was being knocked out on another table in 35th, Thomas was soon after busy knocking out Milton Thomas in 34th. In that case it was Thomas taking up against Thomas's , and the board rolled out .
|Eric Blair||438,000||173,000 |
|Andrew Higgins||0||-80,000 |
|Bill Rothstein||0||-65,000 |
|Milton Thomas||0||-100,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:43 PM Local Time
Just 36 players are left to go to the 10-minute break.
Interestingly, once the bubble burst 18 were eliminated during the first hour after dinner, then nine during the second hour.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:41 PM Local Time
We arrived to the table after the preflop action had concluded, with Shaun Suller all in with and in dire straits versus Kevin "BeLOWaBOVe" Saul's .
The board ran out , and after barely surviving the bubble before dinner, Suller made it all of the way to a 37th-place finish.
"That's not good," said Paul Snead with a wry grin, shaking his head at the sight of Saul now with a stack about twice the average with 36 players left.
|Kevin Saul||685,000||450,000 |
|Shaun Suller||0||-300,000 |