Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:21 PM Local Time
Benger Busts Seidel in 200K Race
Griffin Benger recently tweeted that he eliminated Erik Seidel in a 200,000-chip race, so we went over to the table to score the details.
According to the Canadian, he raised to 5,100, Seidel three-bet to 14,000, and Benger put in a fourth bet to 30,200. Seidel moved all in for around 100,000, and Benger called.
Benger's held up agains Seidel's , and the latter hit the rail. Benger is up to 340,000 chips.
|Griffin Benger||340,000||70,000 |
|Erik Seidel||0||-130,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:20 PM Local Time
"Some spin up from last night." Dermot Blain said to PokerNews as we counted his ever growing stack. At one point, not too far off the close of play yesterday, he was down to a sub 20,000 stack and now he has 330,000.
His fellow red head Celt, Niall Farrell, isn't doing too badly either on near 220,000 with the average stack right around 180,000.
|Dermot Blain||330,000||238,000 |
|Niall Farrell||219,000||61,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:16 PM Local Time
Kitty Kuo KO'd
Following a limp, Kitty Kuo moved all in for 29,200 and once the action folded back to the limper, he eventually made the call.
The flop put Kuo's opponent squarely in the lead, but the on the turn now gave Kuo outs to a straight.
Unfortunately for Kuo, the river landed the and she was bounced to the rail.
|Kitty Kuo||0||-95,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:15 PM Local Time
Counts From Silver
|Michael Aron||515,000||-111,000 |
|Sam Jaddi||385,000||0 |
|Dan Martin||330,000||5,000 |
|Mikiyo Aoki||275,000||-5,000 |
|Chris Moneymaker||215,000||53,000 |
|Brian Hastings||215,000||4,000 |
|Rep Porter||150,000||-75,000 |
|Eric Ethans||120,000||0 |
|Max Pescatori||120,000||-30,000 |
|Jason Koon||90,000||-10,000 |
|Jamie Kerstetter||40,000||-10,000 |
|David Bach||30,000||-23,500 |
|Stephen McNally||23,000||23,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:15 PM Local Time
More Counts from Brasilia Silver
|Michael Aron||626,000||126,800 |
|Roman Valerstein||516,000||516,000 |
|Dan Sindelar||360,000||80,000 |
|Kenny Tran||257,000||132,000 |
|Maxx Coleman||244,500||144,500 |
|Andrey Zaichenko||241,400||-43,600 |
|Brian Hastings||211,000||-19,000 |
|Leif Force||209,000||111,300 |
|Assani Fisher||181,000||-80,000 |
|Chris Moneymaker||162,000||2,000 |
|Michael Shklover||142,500||142,500 |
|Kevin Eyster||122,000||3,000 |
|Thayer Rasmussen||81,200||-18,800 |
|Amir Lehavot||45,000||-45,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:14 PM Local Time
Bobby is on the Mapp
The World Series of Poker Main Event is full of players with unique journeys to their seat. Robert "Bobby" Mapp has a great story.
Bobby Mapp is in his 70's and has 10 grandchildren. Each of them chipped in to purchase his Main Event ticket to fulfill one of Bobby's dreams.
It is now Day 3 and Bobby has a well above average stack.
In a recent hand, a player in middle position raised to 4,500, the player in the hijack called, and action folded around to Bobby, who three bet to 25,500. Both players tossed their cards in the muck and Bobby raked in the pot.
|Bobby Mapp||216,000||216,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:13 PM Local Time
Two Bust from Table 441
After John Kabbaj eliminated Marcos De Siqueira in a massive, set-over-set hand to propel him over 500,000 chips, Vitaly Lunkin eliminated Paul Douglass.
Douglass was all in and at risk with on a flop of , and unfortunately for him Lunkin had flopped a set of his own with . The on the turn gave Douglass chop outs, but the bricked off on the river, and he was eliminated.
Lunkin is up to 325,000 chips.
|John Kabbaj||515,000||290,000 |
|Vitaly Lunkin||325,000||105,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:11 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Counts
|Steve Chanthabouasy||610,000||-10,000 |
|Munir Shahin||590,000||60,000 |
|Oscar Kemps||577,000||7,000 |
|Maria Mayrinck||388,000||28,000 |
|Allen Cunningham||253,000||43,000 |
|John Juanda||205,000||113,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||154,000||34,000 |
|Alex Queen||128,500||-72,500 |
|Anthony Zinno||127,000||47,000 |
|Marvin Rettenmaier||65,000||-8,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:10 PM Local Time
Some Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Silver
|Andoni Larrabe||600,000||310,700 |
|Morgan Popham||520,000||11,000 |
|Dan Martin||325,000||5,000 |
|Rep Porter||225,000||145,500 |
|Rory Brown||185,000||5,000 |
|Steve Brecher||162,000||27,000 |
|Chris Moneymaker||160,000||-13,000 |
|Max Pescatori||150,000||35,000 |
|Tony Ma||140,000||95,500 |
|David Paredes||110,000||-118,000 |
|Keith Lehr||100,000||-107,000 |
|Jason Koon||100,000||35,000 |
|Steve Dannenmann||80,000||-44,500 |
|Mitch Schock||75,000||-2,000 |
|Jamie Kerstetter||50,000||-22,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:06 PM Local Time
Kemps Turns his Dream into Reality
Dutchman Oscar Kemps just won an enormous pot off Darlene Lee to put him near the top of the chip counts. Kemps was kind enough to share the details of the hand with us as he's now in great shape for a very deep run.
The action started with an under-the-gun raise from Lee and Kemps called. The other players folded and the flop came down . Lee bet 8,000 and Kemps raised it up to 20,500, which was called.
On the turn the hit and Lee checked to Kemps who bet 28,500. Lee put in a hefty check-raise up to 100,000 and Kemps made the call.
On the river a popped up and Lee put Kemps all in for his tournament life. Kemps snap-called holding for a straight flush and Lee showed her for the ace-high flush.
Lee, who was up to 660,000 before this hand, lost with aces against ace-king a little while later but still sits on 345,000 chips.
|Oscar Kemps||570,000||0 |
|Darlene Lee||345,000||-90,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:05 PM Local Time
Get That Outta Here!
Decked out in a very Celtic-proud set of green shorts and t-shirt, Paul Pierce stood up and celebrated after winning a big pot.
As Jorn Walthaus made a speedy exit to the rail, our PokerNews reporter enquired about the hand details from tablemate Raymond Ezzie.
Ezzie explained that Pierce limped in early position only to have Walthaus raise from the small blind. Pierce made the call, and then called a bet on a flop that contained two spades.
The turn landed the and Walthaus fired out again with Pierce making the call as the river landed the . Walthaus moved all in and Pierce quickly made the call.
Walthaus tabled his for a king-high airball and Pierce tabled his for a set to scoop the pot and climb to 237,000 in chips.
|Paul Pierce||237,000||96,000 |
|Jorn Walthaus||0||-110,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:58 PM Local Time
Roberts Picks Off Matros for Stacks
We found Brian Roberts tanking in the big blind against a shove from Matt Matros on the button. The board was , and Matros was all in for 97,400. Roberts thought for a couple of minutes while we were there, and the player in Seat 9 nudged the dealer and called the clock. About halfway through his final minute, Roberts called.
The table complimented Roberts on the call, and he was rewarded for his excellent play when the hit the river.
Afterward, Roberts declared that it was a "10-minute" hand when the table discussed the clock being called.
|Brian Roberts||398,000||288,000 |
|Matt Matros||0||-79,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:53 PM Local Time
Dias Busts Opponent
Bernardo Da Silveira Dias raised to 5,300 in early position, Jonathan Little reraised to 11,300 out of the cutoff, and a third player cold four-bet all in for 24,900. Dias reshoved, and Little folded.
The kings held up as the board came , and Dias dragged the pot.
|Bernardo Da Silveira Dias||170,000||170,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:52 PM Local Time
Ole Schemion's First Main Event Comes to an End
We did not see the hand that he was eliminated on but Ole Schemion's seat has been vacated and he has been eliminated from his first WSOP Main Event. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future for the German wunderkind.
|Ole Schemion||0||-62,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:50 PM Local Time
Ivey Chops and Then Loses
Phil Ivey just raised to 5,100 and the player in the big blind defended. The flop came down and Ivey's opponent check-called 7,500.
On the turn the hit and the big blind checked again after which Ivey bet 17,500. Ivey's opponent called and both players checked on the river when the popped up.
The big blind showed and Ivey tabled , as both players played the board.
The pot was chopped, but a little while later a colleague brought to our attention that Ivey had lost a big pot versus a set of kings. This pot knocked Ivey back down to 410,000, but he's still among the bigger stacks in the room.
|Phil Ivey||410,000||-40,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:49 PM Local Time
Top Pair for Hachem
On a flop of , Tony Hachem was faced with a bet of 17,500 which he called before both players checked the on the turn.
When the river landed the , the small blind bet out 17,000 and Hachem instantly called from the button while tabling his . The small blind mucked and Hachem collected the pot to move to roughly 300,000 in chips.
|Tony Hachem||300,000||45,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:45 PM Local Time
Fast Fold for Mestre Brings Relief
Raul Mestre had opened the betting and Aaron Bichler had made the call in the big blind. The flop was and Bichler sat quietly deciding on his next move. Mestre seemed poised in his seat, eager to see what his opponent would do.
Close to a minute passed before Bichler bet 6,000 and Mestre's cards were instantly in the muck as he left the table and dashed for a bathroom break.
|Raul Mestre||735,000||-15,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:44 PM Local Time
The Title Defense Comes to an End for "Riess the Beast"
In 2013, Ryan Riess topped a field of 6,352 players to win the Main Event and etch his name in poker history. Riess returned this year seeking back-to-back titles, and he had an impressive showing making it all the way to Day 3. Unfortunately, that is where his title defense will end.
Riess, who began the day with 84,900, had been nursing a short stack for quite some time when he opted to move all in from early position for his last 20,400. With the ESPN cameras rolling, action folded around to Steve Brecher, who made the call from the big blind with the . Riess then tabled the .
It was a bad spot for Riess, and he needed a lot of luck to stay alive. The flop meant he needed either a four or running hearts, but the latter option disappeared when the appeared on the turn. Riess seemed to know his time was up and watched helplessly as the blanked on the river.
"Good luck guys," Riess offered before exiting the tournament to a nice round of applause. Riess then offered some final words on social media: "The dream is over. Good luck to all my friends and piece still in."
|Steve Brecher||135,000||60,000 |
|Ryan Riess||0||-29,000 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:43 PM Local Time
Waxman's Got a Stack
On a board showing , with quite a lot of chips already in the pot, it was Matt Waxman who moved all in.
The dealer tossed the all-in button towards Waxman, signalling his move, and John Hennigan, his lone opponent on the button, called rather quickly.
"Full house," Waxman announced as he turned over and Hennigan shook his head as he mucked his cards.
When the dealer started counting out Waxman's stack, for a total of 76,400, Hennigan said, "I thought he bet 50k?"
"No, he moved all in," the dealer said and Hennigan shook his head once more, as he had to pay an extra 26,400 on top of the chips that Waxman had slid forward.
Waxman now sits on a very comfortable stack while Hennigan's lost a lot this level.
|John Hennigan||280,000||-235,000 |
|Matt Waxman||236,000||182,500 |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:38 PM Local Time
Pierce Releases on River
The action folded round to a very relaxed Paul Pierce in the cutoff who currently was having his calf muscles worked on by a masseuse. The 10-time NBA All-Star splashed the pot with three yellow 1,000-denomination chips to signify a call before Christopher Smith raised it up to 6,500 from the button. Raymond Ezzie called from the big blind and Smith made the call to see the dealer spread a flop.
Both Ezzie and Pierce checked to Smith who bet out 9,500 to force a quick fold from Ezzie before Pierce reached for his orange 5,000-denomination chips and quickly tossed in five of them to raise it up to 25,000. Smith hesitated for a little before making the call as the turn landed the . Pierce checked, as did Smith, before the dealer delivered the on the river.
Pierce reached for a stack of chips and slowly cut them out back-and-forth before returning them to his stack and tapping his arm to indicate a check. Smith reached down into his stack before cutting out a bet of 40,000.
Sitting up slightly from his turned-around chair, Pierce picked up his cards and bounced them into the muck while shaking his head angrily from left to right while slipping to 141,000 in chips.
|Raymond Ezzie||170,000||170,000 |
|Paul Pierce||141,000||-32,000 |
|Christopher Smith||125,000||125,000 |