Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:08 PM Local Time
Catching the action with around 55,000 in the pot and the flop reading , Joe Kuether led out with a bet of 18,500 from under the gun and his opponent on the button made the call.
The turn landed the and Kuether bet out 32,500 to put his opponent in the tank for several minutes before he folded.
As Kuether raked in the pot, he moved his stack to roughly 650,000 in chips.
|Joe Kuether||652,000||250,800 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:08 PM Local Time
Oh No, Nanonoko
Online pro Randy "nanonoko" Lew was tending to a short stack when he moved all in for his last 13 big blinds from the button with the . The player in the big blind made a quick call with , and Lew was in trouble. The rainbow flop was decent for Lew as it gave him an open-ended straight draw, and the on the turn gave him even more outs after pairing his eight. Unfortunately for him, a blanked on the river and Lew's 2014 WSOP came to an end.
"Tried to resist busting but gotta with the plays and decisions we make," Lew said on social media after busting. "Maybe next time? Thanks for the support everyone! Really mean it!"
|Randy Lew||0||-30,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:07 PM Local Time
Maluf Leading Brasilia Bronze
|Taha Maluf||495,000||187,800 |
|Peter Neff||422,400||-22,100 |
|Brian Hastings||208,800||19,300 |
|Jonathan Dimmig||174,000||-104,000 |
|Max Pescatori||173,000||-28,000 |
|Tony Hartmann||143,000||143,000 |
|Jorryt van Hoof||142,500||142,500 |
|Sam Greenwood||127,400||127,400 |
|Jens Kyllonen||118,000||-31,500 |
|David Vamplew||117,000||82,800 |
|Haralabos Voulgaris||92,000||-103,000 |
|Paul Pierce||68,000||24,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:06 PM Local Time
You Are All in Danger
Former online poker phenom Scott 'urnotindanger' Palmer has just raked in another big pot to put him over the 400,000-chip mark.
We caught the action on the turn with the board showing when Palmer bet 18,500 from the small blind. One of the biggest stack at the start of the day, John Sacha, raised to 34,500, but the dealer instructed him he had to make it at least 37,000.
Sacha put in the right amount of chips and Palmer did not waste much time before making the the call.
On the river the popped up and Palmer checked. Sacha bet 53,800 and Palmer called quickly. Sacha showed and his mucked was mucked, as Palmer showed for a flopped set.
|Scott Palmer||420,000||110,000 |
|John Sacha||150,000||-214,400 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:03 PM Local Time
Jaddi Cools Down Big Slick
After a three bet preflop from Sam Jaddi, he was faced with a four-bet shove all in from the player to his immediate left. Jaddi made the call, sliding the 70,000 chips in front of him.
Jaddi tabled and his opponent turned over . The board ran out with four hearts and Jaddi's unnecessary flush gave him the pot.
|Sam Jaddi||218,000||-8,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:55 PM Local Time
Madsen Folds and Is Shown Straight
From the button, Jeff Madsen raised to 4,200. The player in the big blind called, and the flop came down . The first player checked, Madsen bet 4,600, and his opponent check-raised to 10,500. Madsen called.
The turn was the , and action checked to Madsen again. He bet 8,800, and his opponent check-raised again — this time to 22,000. Madsen called.
The river was the to pair the board, and the first player moved all in for 42,200. Madsen tanked for several long minutes, but eventually gave it up. His opponent showed the for a straight.
|Jeff Madsen||120,000||-40,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:53 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
|Taylor von Kriegenbergh||365,000||63,500 |
|Paul Tedeschi||320,000||-16,600 |
|Griffin Benger||310,000||10,000 |
|Tony Hachem||260,000||-5,000 |
|Antonio Esfandiari||230,000||-47,800 |
|Daniel Alaei||210,000||-10,000 |
|Erik Seidel||140,000||20,000 |
|Fatima Moreira de Melo||100,000||37,800 |
|Anton Makiievskyi||90,000||90,000 |
|David Einhorn||80,000||80,000 |
|Nancy Birnbaum||80,000||-25,100 |
|Kitty Kuo||70,000||-200 |
|John Monnette||65,000||-16,000 |
|Martin Staszko||65,000||7,300 |
|Jacob Zalewski||57,000||57,000 |
|Jonas Hagstrom||16,000||16,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:52 PM Local Time
What if Ivey Shoves?
Phil Ivey and Kearns Julien checked to Cong Pham on a board of , and Pham tossed out a bet of 38,500. Ivey quickly called, and Julien tanked for several minutes before calling the clock on himself. He eventually slid his hand into the muck, and the dealer burned one last card before delivering the on the river.
Ivey checked, Pham checked behind, and Ivey said he missed. Pham showed for a pair of nines, and was awarded the pot.
"I didn't want another diamond," Pham told Ivey, who nodded.
"What do you do if I shove in on the turn?" Ivey asked Pham, who laughed.
"I don't know."
|Phil Ivey||530,000||-53,600 |
|Cong Pham||280,000||75,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:51 PM Local Time
Pierce All In, Doubles Up
Paul Pierce had lost a little since his last double-up an hour or so ago before he moved all in again on a flop of . His opponent made the call and the cards were turned over.
Pierce with was open-ended and was looking to hit against the of his opponent's top pair.
The turn was a card Pierce needed, filling his straight, and a river card completed the board to ensure his survival.
Pierce was relieved but not satisfied. "I need three more double-ups," he said.
|Paul Pierce||44,000||10,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:51 PM Local Time
Sindelar's River Raise Wins
Facing a small bet of 18,500 into a pot of over 80,000 on a board of , Dan Sindelar raised to 55,500. His opponent tanked for a few minutes, asking the dealer to pull in the initial bet, but ultimately folded.
|Dan Sindelar||280,000||167,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:50 PM Local Time
|Robert Willis||0||-26,000 |
|Guillaume Rivet||0||-56,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:47 PM Local Time
Isaac Baron Is Running "Absurd"
It was folded to a short-stacked player in the hijack who moved all in for 20,900. Andrew Lichtenberger was one seat to his left and made the call. Isaac Baron was another spot over and he raised it to 48,900. The blinds folded and it was back on Lichtenberger who tanked for two minutes before quietly announcing he was all in.
Baron didn't snap-call, but he did ask the dealer for a count. After pulling in 20,900 apiece for the main pot, and 28,000 apiece additional for the side pot, it was determined that Lichtenberger had moved all in for an additional 115,900. Now it was Baron's turn to tank. He started muttering to himself and took a quick peek back at his cards, shaking his head as he leaned slightly back in his chair.
"115,900 more right?" he asked.
"That's correct," answered the dealer.
Baron flung his hand in frustration towards the center of the table several times and then announced a call. The hands were turned over:
Lichtenberger was in great shape to score a huge double-up with his queens. The flop changed nothing as it came . But the turn was a dagger for Lichtenberger's tournament life... the . The river bricked out — the — and just like that Lichtenberger and the short-stacked player were both eliminated at the hands of the current tournament chip leader. Baron moved up to 875,000, and after the hand all he could say was "absurd."
|Isaac Baron||875,000||181,600 |
|Andrew Lichtenberger||0||-145,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:45 PM Local Time
Brasilia Blue Updates
|Eric Tracy||370,000||75,600 |
|Paul Klann||175,000||134,000 |
|Nick Schulman||147,000||16,000 |
|Layne Flack||142,000||-8,000 |
|Ismael Bojang||137,000||-16,000 |
|Bruce Buffer||129,000||57,900 |
|Vladimir Shchemelev||120,000||-20,100 |
|Aaron Stuery||111,000||111,000 |
|Brian Roberts||110,000||-32,500 |
|Tatiana Barausova||100,000||-3,800 |
|Huy Nguyen||80,000||60,900 |
|Tyler Patterson||65,000||1,000 |
|Christina Lindley||54,000||-9,000 |
|Amit Makhija||47,000||6,200 |
|Byron Kaverman||41,000||-5,000 |
|Jon Turner||40,000||-97,600 |
|Randy Lew||30,000||3,300 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:43 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Red
|Steve Tripp||615,000||95,000 |
|Barry Hutter||500,000||180,000 |
|Chanracy Khun||450,000||450,000 |
|Andrew Liporace||450,000||450,000 |
|Timothy Reilly||400,000||25,000 |
|Maria Mayrinck||340,000||-10,000 |
|Arthur Morris||297,000||297,000 |
|Larry Ormson||275,000||53,000 |
|Manig Loeser||270,000||77,000 |
|Tobias Hausen||223,400||223,400 |
|Olivier Busquet||220,000||75,000 |
|Chris Johnson||207,000||-26,000 |
|Angel Guillen||175,000||-21,000 |
|Konstantin Puchkov||165,000||-26,000 |
|Brett Richey||150,000||13,000 |
|Tommy Vedes||133,000||-19,000 |
|Hasan Habib||110,000||35,000 |
|Todd Brunson||100,000||-7,300 |
|Steve Brecher||75,000||75,000 |
|Jonathan Little||65,000||-35,000 |
|Kevin Pollak||63,000||-5,100 |
|Jorn Walthaus||60,500||-5,000 |
|Jesse Capps||33,600||-4,400 |
|Leo Fernandez||20,000||20,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:33 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
|Zachary Donovan||370,000||-3,000 |
|Rocky McNatt||257,000||-3,000 |
|Aaron Wilt||255,000||0 |
|Mukul Pahuja||220,000||-45,000 |
|John Kabbaj||210,000||210,000 |
|David Pham||210,000||40,000 |
|Vitaly Lunkin||185,000||185,000 |
|Ben Yu||175,000||20,000 |
|Jeff Madsen||160,000||-35,000 |
|Darren Rabinowitz||131,000||12,100 |
|Huck Seed||128,000||31,500 |
|Johnny Chan||80,000||34,000 |
|Erica Lindgren||67,000||-8,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:25 PM Local Time
Mayrinck Making Money
Chatterbox Maria Mayrinck has had a great first level of the day. After starting at just over 180,000, she has nearly doubled that in two hours. Mayrinck was caught bluffing in an early hand, but not long after that her image paid off when she hit a set and managed to get paid in a big pot.
There is no such thing as getting it quietly with Mayrinck, but she is getting it nonetheless.
|Maria Mayrinck||350,000||145,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:22 PM Local Time
The cards are back in the air!
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:21 PM Local Time
Level 12 started
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:01 PM Local Time
Break Time; Nearly 300 Players Eliminated, Isaac Baron Takes Chip Lead
The first level of Day 3 has come and gone here in the Main Event with close to 300 players being eliminated in two hours of play. Approximately 1,566 players are remaining, and they are all now heading on a 20-minute break.
Once the cards hit the air it would be a slow first few orbits as players settled in for the day. Some short stacks doubled and were eliminated while some of the chip leaders began where they left off. WPT Champion Taylor von Kriegenbergh would soar up the leaderboard when he called an all-in holding second pair and a straight draw on the turn and got the on the river. NBA Superstar Paul Pierce then found a double holding on a against while a big pot for Isaac Baron saw a new chip leader emerge.
On a board, Baron and his opponent Anthony Denicco endured a raising war before Denicco was all in holding against Baron's . There would be no one-outer on the turn and river as Baron soared up to 674,000 in chips as Denicco hit the rail.
Joining Denicco on the rail included the likes of Dan Kelly, Humberto Brenes, James Calderaro, Nick DiVella, Nate Meyvis, Theo Jorgensen, and Daniel Negreanu. The 2013 WSOP Player of the Year chipped up early today, but then called a huge bet with on a queen-high board only to run into Jeffrey Chang's . Negreanu would then commit the remainder of his chips with two pair but would run into Chang's flopped flush to hit the rail just short of break.
As play ended for the level, it would be Baron still on top with 695,000 in chips, but start-of-day chip leader Phil Ivey — who made quads earlier — has seen his stack climb to 600,000 while Munir Shahin, Raul Mestre, Steve Tripp and Michael Aron are all among the top few counts as well.
Speaking of Aron, he knocked out Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué late yesterday, as he explained to our Caitlin Howe afterwards — take a look: