Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:15 PM Local Time
Lee Doubles Through McKenna
Michael McKenna opened for 300,000 and called the shove of Chris Lee, who had 445,000.
The board ran out , so Lee doubled with three aces.
"You doubled from last place to last place," one of his friends needled from the rail.
|Michael McKenna||2,565,000||165,000 |
|Chris Lee||1,045,000||570,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:05 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:04 PM Local Time
Lee Short Stack as Blinds Go Up
Michael McKenna limped in the small blind and Chris Lee raised to 240,000 in the big blind. McKenna called and potted the flop.
Lee had just 475,000 behind but he thought out his decision before folding as the blinds increased.
|Phil Galfond||3,600,000||0 |
|Michael McKenna||2,600,000||-800,000 |
|Ali Abduljabbar||2,200,000||900,000 |
|Marco Johnson||1,400,000||325,000 |
|Chad Power||1,300,000||-80,000 |
|Chris Lee||475,000||-725,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:50 PM Local Time
Power Doubles Through Johnson
Marco Johnson called from middle position and Chad Power potted to 320,000 in the small blind. Johnson reraised to set Power in for 650,000 and he called with . Johnson had .
The board ran out , so aces and queens for Power were good for a double.
|Chad Power||1,380,000||650,000 |
|Marco Johnson||1,075,000||-625,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:40 PM Local Time
Galfond into the Chip Lead
Phil Galfond raised to 200,000. "Is that a million in orange?" Michael McKenna asked in the big blind. Galfond confirmed.
"That's pretty strong," he said before calling.
McKenna check-called a bet of 250,000 on the flop, and the turn was the . McKenna check-folded to a bet of 700,000.
|Phil Galfond||3,600,000||500,000 |
|Michael McKenna||3,400,000||-130,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:29 PM Local Time
David "ODB" Baker Eliminated in 7th Place ($65,579)
David Baker potted under the gun and Phil Galfond repotted on his left. Baker said he was all in, for 570,000 or so, and Galfond called, showing . Baker had .
The board ran out , no help to Baker.
"The Phil Galfond special," someone said.
Apparently, Galfond has been dealt three aces three times in the past few hours.
|Phil Galfond||3,100,000||955,000 |
|David "ODB" Baker||0||-850,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:20 PM Local Time
Lee Doubles Through Abduljabbar
Chris Lee raised to 280,000 and Ali Abduljabbar moved all in. Lee called for his last 600,000.
"Where do you guys keep getting these hands from?" asked Michael McKenna.
The board ran out , giving Lee a full house. There was no low and he scooped a double-up.
|Ali Abduljabbar||1,300,000||-580,000 |
|Chris Lee||1,200,000||660,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:15 PM Local Time
Johnson Quarters Power
Marco Johnson potted second to act and got called by Michael McKenna before Chad Power repotted on the button for about 1 million. Johnson stuck in his stack of 1.1 million and McKenna folded.
Power asked for red cards but the flop brought none and the turn gave Johnson a six-high straight with the same low. The river changed nothing and Johnson dragged three-quarters.
|Marco Johnson||1,700,000||595,000 |
|Chad Power||1,100,000||-605,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:06 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:14 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Dinner Break
|Michael McKenna||3,530,000||-170,000 |
|Phil Galfond||2,145,000||0 |
|Ali Abduljabbar||1,880,000||80,000 |
|Chad Power||1,705,000||-365,000 |
|Marco Johnson||1,105,000||-145,000 |
|David "ODB" Baker||850,000||-100,000 |
|Chris Lee||540,000||-460,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:10 PM Local Time
Chase Steely Eliminated in 8th Place ($50,086)
Phil Galfond raised and Chase Steeley called. Galfond announced pot on a flop and Steely moved all in.
"That's not good," said Galfond, calling and tabling .
The turn gave Steely a set of threes, but Galfond a wheel. The river was the and Steely was eliminated. He takes home $50,086.
The remaining seven players are now going on a 60-minute dinner break.
|Phil Galfond||2,145,000||1,445,000 |
|Chase Steely||0||-1,200,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:55 PM Local Time
Galfond Chops Twice to Survive
Phil Galfond potted from middle position and got action from Ali Abduljabbar and small blind Michael McKenna. The flop came and Galfond piled for 215,000. Abduljabbar called and McKenna mucked .
The gave Abduljabbar two pair and the nut low but the river made aces up for Galfond.
A few hands later, Marco Johnson raised to 120,000 early and was called by McKenna and Galfond, who was in the big blind. Galfond led for pot on and only McKenna continued. Galfond put the rest in on the turn.
"I have it," McKenna announced, snap-calling and showing for the nuts.
Galfond had but he got the on the river to make a low and chop.
|Michael McKenna||3,700,000||350,000 |
|Ali Abduljabbar||1,800,000||-275,000 |
|Phil Galfond||700,000||245,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:36 PM Local Time
Galfond Getting Shorter
David "ODB" Baker limped in the small blind and Phil Galfond checked his option. Baker bet 120,000 on the flop and Galfond called.
The turn was the and both players checked. Baker bet 360,000 on the river and Galfond folded.
|David "ODB" Baker||950,000||120,000 |
|Phil Galfond||455,000||-205,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:35 PM Local Time
Abduljabbar Moving Up the Counts
Ali Abduljabbar raised to 125,000 and Chase Steely defended his big blind. The flop was checked by both players. The turn was the . Steely bet 150,000 and Abduljabbar called. The river was the . Steely bet 200,000 and Abduljabbar called.
"King-queen," said Steely, showing .
Abduljabbar showed for a rivered straight and took down the pot.
|Ali Abduljabbar||2,075,000||585,000 |
|Chase Steely||1,200,000||-950,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:21 PM Local Time
Tank and a Fold from Abduljabbar
Michael McKenna opened for 125,000 early and got a call from Ali Abduljabbar in the small blind. The flop got checked through for a board of . Abduljabbar check-called 175,000. On the river, Abduljabbar checked. McKenna bet 300,000 and Abduljabbar tanked for about three minutes before letting it go.
|Michael McKenna||3,350,000||1,020,000 |
|Ali Abduljabbar||1,490,000||-310,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:02 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:02 PM Local Time
Johnson Doubles Through Galfond
Chad Power raised to 120,000. Phil Galfond called and Marco Johnson announced pot from the small blind, raising to 550,000 with 55,000 behind.
Power folded, and after some thought, Galfond called.
The flop came giving Johnson a flush. The turn was the and the river the and he doubled up.
|Marco Johnson||1,250,000||600,000 |
|Phil Galfond||660,000||-590,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:51 PM Local Time
Doing Some Gambling
Chase Steely called in the small blind and then called a raise to 125,000 from Michael McKenna in the big. They both checked the flop to a board of . Steely bet 175,000 and McKenna called. Both checked the river.
McKenna showed for a pair of sevens but it was enough.
"Now, that's gambling," someone else at the table said.
|Michael McKenna||2,330,000||565,000 |
|Chase Steely||2,150,000||-50,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:41 PM Local Time
Baker Agonizes Over His Decision
Chad Power raised to 120,000 and David "ODB" Baker called. Ali Abduljabbar then raised to 530,000. Power folded and Baker made the call.
The flop came and Abduljabbar instantly moved all in for 735,000. Baker leaned back in his chair and put his hands behind his head. He asked for a count, and then separated the amount he needed to call with to see what he would be left with.
As the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo players wandered back to their seats, both Frank Kassela and Matt Glantz shouted over their encouragement, oblivious to the big decision that Baker faced; elbows on the table, fingers in his ears.
"Just one more minute, guys," he said, and a short while later the clock was called on him. The seconds ticked down and eventually his hand was declared dead.
|Ali Abduljabbar||1,800,000||550,000 |
|David "ODB" Baker||975,000||-750,000 |
Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:08 PM Local Time
Yong Wang Eliminated in 9th Place ($39,149)
Yong Wang raised pot under the gun and Chase Steely called in the big blind. Steely checked the flop and then called when Wang jammed for 170,000.
The turn kept Wang's two pair best but a river ended his tournament.
|Chase Steely||2,200,000||595,000 |
|Yong Wang||0||-340,000 |