Monday, June 29, 2015 6:48 PM Local Time
Max Altergott opens to 240,000 in the cutoff, and Ben Sulsky three-bets to 620,000 on the button. When it folds back around to Altergott, he moves all in for about 3.4 million total. Sulsky quickly calls to put the largest pot of the tournament on the line. Altergott is the one at risk for his whole stack, and the news is not favorable.
Altergott turns some chop outs, but he's ultimately unable to catch up. The board runs out , and Altergott is eliminated in 16th place. He's the first person to visit the cashier from this field, earning more than a quarter million dollars for his efforts over the past two days.
Sulsky is now the commanding chip leader.
Ben Sulsky - 7,925,000
Max Altergott - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:43 PM Local Time
Under the gun, Sergey Lebedev moves all in for 1.2 million. Dan Perper calls from the big blind, and Lebedev is in trouble.
Lebedev flops a set of fives, and the board secures his double.
Sergey Lebedev - 2,580,000
Dan Perper - 3,795,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:41 PM Local Time
One hand after losing to Jonathan Duhamel's pocket aces, Anthony Zinno moves all in form under the gun for 620,000. Action folds around to Brian Hastings in the big blind. He thinks for a minute, then reluctantly tosses in a call.
The board comes . Zinno pairs his ace and doubles up.
Anthony Zinno - 1,420,000
Brian Hastings - 1,880,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:38 PM Local Time
Anthony Zinno raises to 300,000 from early position, and Jonathan Duhamel three-bets all in from the small blind. Zinno asks how much he has, and Duhamel tells him about 600 total. Zinno calls, and the hands are tabled.
The board runs out , and Duhamel doubles up.
Jonathan Duhamel - 1,450,000
Anthony Zinno - 635,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:35 PM Local Time
After a complete re-draw for the final 16 players, here is a look at the seating arrangement:
Seat 1: Phil Hellmuth - 3,800,000
Seat 2: David Sands - 1,425,000
Seat 3: Max Altergott - 2,900,000
Seat 4: Ben Sulsky - 4,480,000
Seat 5: Dan Perper - 5,100,000
Seat 6: Sergey Lebedev - 1,270,000
Seat 7: John Racener - 760,000
Seat 8: Talal Shakerchi - 970,000
Seat 1: Daniel Colman - 6,135,000
Seat 2: Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,830,000
Seat 3: Jonathan Duhamel - 870,000
Seat 4: Joseph Cheong - 1,150,000
Seat 5: Brian Hastings: 2,710,000
Seat 6: Anthony Zinno - 1,300,000
Seat 7: Byron Kaverman - 650,000
Seat 8: William Klein - 4,650,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:28 PM Local Time
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:22 PM Local Time
Justin Bonomo raises to 450,000. The dealer tosses the all-in button in front of him, and Bonomo quickly corrects him. "No, I'm not all in." He moves his hand to show he has one chip remaining.
Daniel Colman calls from the small blind, and Brian Hastings folds his big blind. Colman asks how much Bonomo has remaining, and Bonomo tells him 5,000. Colman bets dark, Bonomo calls, and the hands are tabled.
The board runs out . Colman wins with his set of queens, and Bonomo is eliminated on the bubble. All 16 of the remaining players are guaranteed a payout of at least $251,653.
Daniel Colman - 5,300,000
Justin Bonomo - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:12 PM Local Time
Erik Seidel moves all in for his last 595,000 from the cutoff and Andrew Lichtenberger moves all in over the top on the button for about 1,300,000. The two blinds fold and Seidel is at risk against Lichtenberger.
Seidel tables and needs some help against Lichtenberger's . The flop is , giving Seidel an open-ended straight draw. The turn is the , giving Seidel even more outs. It is a case of "Too Many Outs Syndrome" though, as the dealer peels off the on the river.
Lichtenberger's nines hold up to send Seidel to the rail and give him the pot.
Andrew Lichtenberger - 2,050,000
Erik Seidel - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:10 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth limps in from the small blind, and Daniel Colman raises to 225,000 from the big. Hellmuth calls.
The flop comes , and Hellmuth check-calls a continuation bet. He checks again after the turn, and Colman bets another 400,000. Hellmuth drops his glasses on the floor. "I told myself I wasn't going to fold," he says. "I think I might have to let you bluff me one more time. Then I hit you for a million in one pot." With that, he folds.
"Phil, I'm not bluffing you," Colman says with some sincerity. "I'm not." He leaves the pot piled in front of him as he and Hellmuth share a short conversation. "I bluffed you once, and I haven't done it since. I'm not bluffing you." He flashes , but it does little to stop the Hellmuth tirade, which continues through the next shuffle and deal.
When the next hand is dealt, Hellmuth opens to 275,000 on the button, and Colman three-bets to 650,000 in the small blind. Hellmuth folds quickly, and adds, "That's your last bluff." Colman shows , much to Brian Hastings' delight.
Thanks to those pots, Colman has leapfrogged Hellmuth in the counts once again.
Daniel Colman - 4,490,000
Phil Hellmuth - 3,950,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:00 PM Local Time
Andrew Lichtenberger raises to 220,000 from the the cutoff, and Dan Perper calls from the big blind.
The flop is , and Perper checks. Lichtenberger continues for 180,000. Perper thinks for a minute, then check-raises to 415,000. Lichtenberger quickly folds.
Dan Perper - 4,850,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,400,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:57 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth raises to 250,000 from the cutoff and Max Altergott calls from the big blind. The flop is and Altergott checks. Hellmuth bets 250,000 and Altergott check-calls. The turn is the and both players check to see the fall on the river.
Altergott checks and Helmuth bets 525,000. Altergott tanks for a few moments and then calls. Hellmuth shows , good for a straight and Altergott mucks his hand. Hellmuth collects the pot and takes the chip lead as hand-for-hand play continues until two players bust.
Phil Hellmuth - 4,850,000
Max Altergott - 3,760,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:49 PM Local Time
Since play is hand for hand, Level 21 is continuing after the break, with blinds at 50,000/100,000 and a 10,000 ante.
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:30 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 20-minute break.
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:29 PM Local Time
Daniel Colman opens to 200,000 under the gun, and Max Altergott calls from the cutoff.
The flop comes , and Colman checks. When Altergott bets 300,000, though, Colman check-raises to 775,000. Altergott doesn't waste any time calling, and the turn is the . Both players check. The river is the , and now Colman checks again. Altergott freezes for a long while, then slides forward a bet of 700,000. Colman folds as soon as the chips are released into the pot.
Altergott is now the chipleader, knocking Colman down into the chase pack.
Max Altergott - 4,820,000
Daniel Colman - 3,725,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:29 PM Local Time
Talal Shakerchi raises all in from the hijack for 885,000. Everyone else folds, and he adds the blinds and antes to his stack.
The very next hand, Shakerchi raises all in under the gun for 1,095,000, and everyone folds.
Talal Shakerchi - 1,305,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:24 PM Local Time
John Racener raises to 280,000 under-the-gun and action folds around to Sergey Lebedev in the small blind, who moves all in for 865,000. Racener takes a few moments and tosses his hand into the muck.
Sergey Lebedev - 1,350,000
John Racener - 1,100,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:14 PM Local Time
There are currently three tables left, and some players have pointed out to the tournament staff that play on other tables seems to be very slow.
After a unanimous vote from players, Jack Effel has announced that the tournament will now play hand for hand, even though they are two bustouts away from the money.
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:12 PM Local Time
Erik Seidel raises to 200,000 from the cutoff, and Sergey Lebedev moves all in from the big blind. Seidel thinks for a couple minutes, then mucks his cards, and Lebedev takes the pot.
Sergey Lebedev - 1,050,000
Erik Seidel - 1,200,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:06 PM Local Time
From the button, Joseph Cheong moves all in for 870,000. Daniel Colman asks for a count from the big blind, then calls to put Cheong at risk.
The flop gives Cheong a flush draw, and the turn ends the drama right there. Cheong runs out the winner one card early, doubling up as the bubble draws near.
Joseph Cheong - 1,840,000
Daniel Colman - 6,050,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:06 PM Local Time
Under the gun, Daniel Colman opens to 200,000. Max Altergott calls in the cutoff, and Justin Bonomo squeezes all in for 690,000 on the button. Colman tanks and folds, but he holds onto his cards, wanting to show when the action is complete. Altergott quickly calls, and Bonomo is at risk and in the lead.
Colman shows that he folded .
The board runs out , and both players are playing the flush on board. The pot is chopped, and Colman is just a little grumpy about folding the winner. "Max, Max, Max..." he says, shaking his head.
Justin Bonomo - 890,000
Max Altergott - 3,360,000