Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:33 PM Local Time
"You want my advice? You should fold."
So offered Dmitriy Shiluikov to Alex Wilson sitting a couple of seats to his left. Wilson had opened with a raise to 23,000, and when it had folded around to Shiluikov in the small blind he had reraised all in for 87,000 total. Stephen Dare folded in the big blind, then Wilson was hesitating just a moment, thus giving Shiluikov the opening to make his suggestion.
Wilson decided otherwise, calling to show his while Shiluikov turned over .
The dealer then delivered the flop — . "Motherf---er" said Shiluikov at the sight of the ace, and as the turn and river fell, he added one final postscript to his Main Event tournament run.
"What are you gonna do?"
Shiluikov is out in 38th, while Wilson is now approaching 600,000.
|Alex Wilson||580,000||100,000 |
|Dmitriy Shiluikov||0||-87,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:17 PM Local Time
Following a middle position open, Thomas Walsh and Z Stein got into a raising war from late position that persuaded the blinds and original raiser to get out. The battle between Walsh and Stein — whose legal first name is indeed "Z" by the way — resulted with Walsh all in for about 145,000 and the players quizzing each other about their hands before they showed.
Walsh asked "Do you have aces?" Hearing that question, Stein replied not with an answer, but with a speculative statement about Walsh's hand: "You must have kings."
Stein then turned over his hand, showing , then was pleasantly surprised to see Walsh turn over .
The board came , then , then , and Walsh is out in 40th. Mazen Nesheiwat soon followed Walsh to the cashier's desk in 39th, with both players earning $3,606 for their finishes.
|Z Stein||445,000||200,000 |
|Mazen Nesheiwat||0||-57,600 |
|Thomas Walsh||0||-145,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:09 PM Local Time
Jonathan Lewis opened from late position with an all-in push, then Chris Mintchev reraised all in from the small blind and the big blind got out of the way.
Lewis had and needed help versus Mintchev's . The community cards brought no such relief for Lewis, however, coming , and they are now down to 40 players.
|Chris Mintchev||385,000||100,000 |
|Jonathan Lewis||0||-116,100 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:03 PM Local Time
A preflop raising war resulted in Luke Vrabel being all in preflop for 248,000 holding the . Unfortunately for him, Lall Bharat held the and had 3,000 more in chips.
Vrabel, known as "Bdbeatslayer" online, was no doubt hoping to deliver a bad beat of his own, but it wasn't in the cards as the board ran out . Vrabel hastily made his way to the payout desk in 44th place to collect $3,606.
Not long after, Lawrence Greenberg and Christopher Renaudette joined Vrabel on the rail in 43rd and 42nd place respectively.
|Lall Bharat||500,000||500,000 |
|Christopher Renaudette||0||-28,700 |
|Luke Vrabel||0||-300,000 |
|Lawrence Greenberg||0||-160,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:02 PM Local Time
We're not sure of the preflop action, but we do know that Richard Zisk got his stack all in preflop holding the and was a huge favorite against the of John Yale. The flop wasn't of any interest, and the turn kept Zisk firmly in the lead thanks to his kicker.
All he needed to do was dodge a nine on the river to double, but it proved more difficult than advertised as the plunked down to send him out the door in 45th place for $3,606.
|John Yale||250,000||97,000 |
|Richard Zisk||0||-44,100 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:42 PM Local Time
Four more bustouts occurred just as Level 20 came to a close, bringing the overall field size down to 45. That makes 18 bustouts in the first hour following the dinner break.
The latest group of eliminations included Derrick Perry (49th), Matthew Sedgeman (48th), Patrick Chan (47th), and Troy Skinner (46th), each of whom earned $3,329 for their finishes.
|Derrick Perry||0||-33,900 |
|Troy Skinner||0||0 |
|Patrick Chan||0||-93,000 |
|Matthew Sedgman||0||0 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:41 PM Local Time
Mark Dube was just eliminated in 50th place and was none too happy about it. You can't really blame him as he went from sitting with a decent stack to being out in a matter of minute courtesy of Shaun Suller.
It started when a short-stacked Shaun Suller got all in preflop holding only to run into the of Dube. Suller was on the verge of elimination but scored a come-from-behind double when a nine hit the flop.
A couple of hands later, Suller opened for 12,000 only to have Dube three-bet to 29,000. Suller thought for a moment before shoving for 148,000 with the and Dube snap-called with . Once again Dube was a huge favorite, but you could see the disdain on his face when the flop fell . Suller paired his ten but needed more help to survive. The turn wasn't what he needed, but the river was. Suller spiked two pair to double to 300,000 while a disgusted Dube dropped to 58,000.
On the very next hand, Kevin Saul opened for 14,000 under the gun, Suller called from the cutoff, and then Dube shoved the button. Saul moved all in over the top and Suller thought for about thirty seconds before folding the face up.
"You folded that?" Saul asked before tabling , which was ahead of Dube's . Even though he folded the best hand, it proved a wise decision by Suller as the board ran out to give Saul a straight. Meanwhile, a shellshocked Dube made his way to the payout desk to collect $3,329.
|Shaun Suller||300,000||175,000 |
|Kevin Saul||235,000||100,000 |
|Mark Dube||0||-12,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:37 PM Local Time
Steven Dare just claimed another elimination, knocking Steven Minsaas out in 51st place when the latter got the last of his chips in on a flop with and had run into Dare's set with .
The turn was the and river the , and Minsaas was out. Meanwhile, Dare pushes past everyone up over 650,000 chips with that one.
|Stephen Dare||665,000||200,000 |
|Steven Minsaas||0||-105,500 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:29 PM Local Time
Michael Newman is the latest elimination here in Level 20, earning $3,329 for his 52nd place finish.
Meanwhile, Pete Campo has been adding chips at a rapid clip and is now approaching the half-million mark and the chip lead.
|Pete Campo||490,000||0 |
|Michael Newman||0||0 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:25 PM Local Time
Jimmy Seaver (54th) and Justin Pechie (53rd) have seen their Main Event runs come to a close as the march to the cashier's desk continues.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:23 PM Local Time
Following a raise to 20,000 from the UTG player, a middle position player flatted behind, then Kevin Saul also called from the button. The action reaching Cory Waaland in the big blind, he pushed all in for 147,000 total, enough to force the original raiser and first caller out of the hand.
Saul considered for a while, and after a bit of table talk from Waaland finally made the call. Waaland stood up in response as he tabled his hand — . He then leaned forward to get a better look at what Saul had called with — .
"Come on… no two-outer!" said Waaland.
"Why not?" said Saul hopefully.
The board rolled out , and an elated Waaland sat back down to scoop his winnings, saying he never thought Saul was going to be calling in that spot after the way the action had gone.
|Cory Waaland||295,000||120,000 |
|Kevin Saul||135,000||-141,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:18 PM Local Time
After Lawrence Greenberg had opened under the gun for 13,000 and John McNabola three-bet to 33,000 from middle position, a short-stacked Jimmy Seaver moved all in for 43,000 from the cutoff. Greenberg got out of the way and McNabola made a quick call.
"I need an ace," Seaver pointed out. Indeed he did, but he would be left wanting as the board ran out a dry . Seaver was eliminated in 54th place for $3,329 while McNabola chipped up to 350,000.
|John McNabola||350,000||280,800 |
|Lawrence Greenberg||160,000||-85,000 |
|Jimmy Seaver||0||-57,400 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:14 PM Local Time
They have been hitting the rail in rapid order during the first half-hour of Level 20. Three more short-stacked players have fallen, each of whom earned a minimum-cash of $3,051.
Matthew Silotro (57th), Tim Reilly (56th), and Shawn Driscoll (55th) have all left us, and with the breaking down of a table the field is now gathered around just six nine-handed tables.
|Tim Reilly||0||-85,000 |
|Shawn Driscoll||0||-24,000 |
|Matthew Solitro||0||0 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:06 PM Local Time
After Albert Smith fell in 59th place, Aditya Prasetyo was sent to the rail in 58th place. Earlier in week Prasetyo won Event #7 $365 No-Limit Hold'em for $21,624 and his first WSOP Circuit ring, and now with his min-cash in the Main Event, he has 55 points in Casino Championship race. That puts him in the lead with just 2.5 points more than Aaron Massey.
|Aditya Prasetyo||0||-41,200 |
|Albert Smith||0||-118,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:06 PM Local Time
The historic first event of the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific reached a final table late last night at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The first-ever AUD$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator final table will be led by Bryan Piccioli, who went on an incredible rush to finish Day 2 with 790,000 in chips.
Piccioli will be joined at the final table by well-known poker pros Jeremy Ausmus (447,000), Jonathan Karamilikis (296,000) and 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel (537,000). Long-time pro Graeme "Kiwi G" Putt (216,000) has also made the final table, as well as Iori Yogo (138,000), who could easily become the next big breakout youngster in 2013.
To read about how the final table was reached and how the players stack up in contention for the AUD$211,000 top prize, check out the full recap here.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:58 PM Local Time
Frederick Kammerer got his short stack of around 45,000 all in preflop holding the and was racing against the of Paul Snead. Kammerer got it in good, but the flop gave Snead an open-ended straight draw to go with his overs. The turn paired one of Snead's overs, though it did give Kammerer a flush draw. Unfortunately for him, the would blank on the river and he would exit in 61st place for $3,051.
Meanwhile, Leonard Sande was eliminated in 60th place for the same amount.
|Leonard Sande||0||0 |
|Frederick Kammerer||0||-72,300 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:49 PM Local Time
Shortly after play resumed, Bobby Corcione knocked out a short-stacked David Coppersmith in 63rd, and Coppersmith becomes the first player to cash in the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit Main Event at Foxwoods.
A couple of hands later at the same table, Christopher Dibiase was all in with against an opponent's , and when the board came they were down to 61.
|Bobby Corcione||142,000||26,000 |
|David Coppersmith||0||-55,000 |
Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:42 PM Local Time
Players are back from dinner, with all 63 of those returning guaranteed to be making the money.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 6:34 PM Local Time
The money has been reached, and there's no better time for a one-hour dinner break than right now. The players are off to find something to eat, and so are we.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
Well, it didn't take long for the bubble to burst here at Foxwoods. In fact, it happened on the very first hand of hand-for-hand play when Bob Ricciuti shipped all in for 90,500 from middle position and Eric Rando, who was the Day 1a chip leader, called from the button.
Action was halted until all other tables finished their hands, and then a crowd surround Table 4 to watch the action. "Of course I would be the bubble boy," a disgusted Ricciuti stated upon discovering his was dominated by the of Rando. As has happened to so many men in the past, the ladies proved to be the end of Ricciuti as the board ran out an uninspiring .
The remaining players cheered for their guaranteed $3,051 payday while Ricciuti made a beeline to the exit.
|Eric Rando||230,000||86,900 |
|Bob Ricciuti||0||-86,900 |