Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:24 PM Local Time
True North, Strong and Free
On a board of with roughly 150,000 in the middle, Kristen Bicknell was confronted with a bet from the big blind for 50,000.
Bicknell was in the cutoff, and she mulled over her decision for a few minutes before making the call.
The river landed the , and the big blind plonked out a stack of orange 5,000-denomination chips.
"I'm all in!" quickly announced Bicknell as she pushed forward all her chips.
The dealer broke her stacks down, and Bicknell's all in was for 92,500 and she tabled her for the nut full house, while her opponent showed his for trips.
|Kristen Bicknell||450,000||280,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:22 PM Local Time
Beylin Gets Big Before the Bubble
The cards were all but rushed away and the nine seat on table 446 was vacated while Konstantin Beylin was busy stacking a lot of orange T-5,000 chips. In a battle button versus small blind, Beylin had flopped bottom set with the and his table neighbor got it in with pocket aces. No ace showed up on turn and river, and Beylin scored the knockout with his set to jump above one million in chips.
Other players that built their stack on the looming bubble period in the Amazon Tan section were Brian Yoon, Paul Michaelis, Mantas Bagicuis and James Obst, while Russell Holt dropped below the average.
|Konstantin Beylin||1,150,000||430,000 |
|Jonathan Hilton||900,000||170,000 |
|Mantas Bagicuis||840,000||758,200 |
|Paul Michaelis||825,000||687,900 |
|Brian Yoon||750,000||110,000 |
|James Obst||500,000||70,000 |
|Russell Holt||210,000||-490,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:20 PM Local Time
Duhamel Gets a River Fold
With about 30,000 chips in the pot and the board reading , the player in the big blind checked, the under-the-gun player bet 13,000, Jonathan Duhamel called next to act, and the big blind folded.
The hit the turn and Duhamel's opponent checked. Duhamel bet 35,000 and his opponent called.
The river brought the and the under-the-gun player checked. Duhamel bet again, 130,000 this time. His opponent folded and Duhamel took the pot.
|Jonathan Duhamel||680,000||155,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:17 PM Local Time
With the bubble looming, the following Dutchmen are still in the fray:
|Govert Metaal||9,630,000||8,630,000 |
|Farukh Tach||1,090,000||43,000 |
|Michael Verhaaf||677,000||167,000 |
|Martijn Gerrits||575,000||40,000 |
|Tobias Peters||540,000||172,000 |
|Joep Raemaekers||410,000||68,000 |
|Luigi Knoppers||310,000||55,000 |
|Rens Feenstra||160,000||0 |
|Bas De Laat||80,000||-20,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:16 PM Local Time
De Graff Doubles Near the Bubble
With 1,201 players remaining according to the screens, Brent Hanks called a raise to 12,000 and Jiayu Ruan raised it up to 50,000. Johan De Graaff in the small blind moved all in for 127,000 and Hanks asked for a count, but ended up folding, as had the initial raiser prior. Ruan called and the cards were turned over.
Johan De Graff:
The board came and De Graff locked up the double on the turn already, while Ruan had to forfeit more than one third of his stack.
|Brent Hanks||530,000||10,000 |
|Johan De Graaff||290,000||108,900 |
|Jiayu Ruan||200,000||4,200 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:14 PM Local Time
A Few Amazon Purple Chip Counts
|Julius Malzanini||1,105,000||-125,000 |
|John Cynn||900,000||-50,000 |
|Chino Rheem||860,000||150,000 |
|William Kopp||815,000||205,000 |
|Samuel Touil||790,000||50,000 |
|Jason Gooch||700,000||100,000 |
|Antonio Esfandiari||540,000||200,000 |
|Ofir Mor||540,000||285,000 |
|Lee Markholt||435,000||40,000 |
|Daniel Fuhs||370,000||-5,000 |
|Ian Johns||330,000||-10,000 |
|Daniel Alaei||265,000||-100,000 |
|Pablo Fernandez||70,000||-204,000 |
|Pierre Neuville||50,000||-5,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:14 PM Local Time
Obreshkov Gets Talked Out of a Bet
Stoyan Obreshkov raised to 10,500 from the under-the-gun position and action folded to the player in the cutoff who three-bet to 28,500. Nobody called so Obreshkov was up for the decision. Obreshkov looked at his opponent and called.
The flop came and Obreshkov check-called the 19,000 continuation-bet of his opponent.
They both checked through the on the turn to the on the river to complete the board. Obreshkov tanked.
After a while, they started talking to each other.
"How much do I need to bet for you to fold?" Obreshkov's opponent asked him.
"The action is on me, right?" Obreshkov said with a smile. "How much do I need to bet to make you call?"
"No, I am wondering how much I need to bet to make you fold?" Obreshkov's opponent said again.
Obreshkov just nodded and smiled and then checked. So did his opponent. The cutoff showed for the turned pair of queens.
"I should not have talked, should have just let you bet..." Obreshkov's opponent said.
|Stoyan Obreshkov||323,000||83,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:10 PM Local Time
Perry Applies Pressure
When we got to the table, the player in the cutoff had already committed 120,000 chips to the pot and was facing a decision for the approximately 188,000 he had remaining, as Ralph Perry had shoved from the button with a covering stack.
The cutoff went into the tank for over five minutes and the clock was ultimately called. Tournament staff gave him 30 seconds to act on his hand. As the final seconds ticked away, he still had not acted, and only tossed his cards into the muck when the clock ran out.
|Ralph Perry||660,000||300,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:08 PM Local Time
Jack in the Box for Ivey
A massive pot was brewing between Phil Ivey and Simeon Naydenov on his left. The board read and the two players got all of their chips in the middle on the river, with Ivey being the player at risk for 365,000.
Ivey turned over for jacks full of threes while Naydenov held for sevens full of threes. Ivey was lucky to hit a jack on the turn and it earned him a full double up to over 800,000 chips as the money bubble looms.
|Phil Ivey||843,500||478,500 |
|Simeon Naydenov||165,000||-310,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:07 PM Local Time
|Moundir Zoughari||820,000||-120,000 |
|Alessandro Borsa||710,000||140,000 |
|Crystal Utley||540,000||270,000 |
|Anatoly Filatov||430,000||100,000 |
|Lacey Jones||260,000||-120,000 |
|Jordan Young||230,000||25,000 |
|Gavin Cochrane||200,000||75,000 |
|Chip Jett||150,000||-30,000 |
|Alexis Gavin||35,000||-67,500 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:58 PM Local Time
Schindler Takes From Lebaron
The board read and there was around 33,000 in the middle already. Jake Schindler had bet 24,000 from the small blind and Kaylen Lebaron raised to 80,000. Schindler looked at Lebaron and called.
The completed the board on the river and they both checked. Schindler tabled and that was enough to make Lebaron muck his hand.
|Kaylen Lebaron||1,240,000||330,000 |
|Jake Schindler||372,000||90,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:52 PM Local Time
Play Has Resumed
All remaining hopefuls are now in the Amazon room and the action has recommenced with 1,204 players still in contention. Only the top 1,182 will receive a portion of the prize pool and Day 3 will conclude at the end of the current level, or if the bubble hasn't burst by then, once the min-cash of $15,000 is locked up.
Among the new faces in the Amazon Tan section is Aditya Agarwal with an above-average stack.
|Aditya Agarwal||680,000||105,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:37 PM Local Time
With around 56 minutes left on the clock, the dealers were instructed to finish the current hand and hold up. The next announcement by the floor staff was an unscheduled break to verify the number of remaining players and prepare for the upcoming bubble period. Cards will be back in the air at 10:47 p.m. local time, after a break of 15 minutes.
As it stands, there are currently 1,204 players remaining halfway through the level.
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:31 PM Local Time
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
The action folded to Phil Ivey in the cutoff, and he raised to 11,000. Shawn Daniels defended the big blind, and the flop landed .
Daniels checked, and Ivey bet 10,000. Daniels called, and the turn fell the and Daniels checked again.
Ivey quickly bet out 30,000, and Daniels called once more as the river fell the .
Daniels checked, Ivey lined up a bet of 70,000 and slid it into the pot.
Daniels mulled over his decision for close to a minute and then called.
Ivey revealed his for trips, and Daniels shook his head and mucked.
|Phil Ivey||365,000||13,500 |
|Shawn Daniels||310,000||-139,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:29 PM Local Time
The Flop Slows Down Graham
Frank Flowers opened large to 35,000 from under the gun and Andrew Graham three-bet to 100,000 from the cutoff. The big blind thought for a minute but elected to fold and Flowers made up for lost time by making a quick call.
The flop came and both players checked through to the on the turn and the on the river. Two more checks and Flowers turned over while Graham held to win the pot.
|Frankie Flowers||1,575,000||-125,000 |
|Andrew Graham||482,000||130,500 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:26 PM Local Time
Shorr on the Rise
With a raise to 12,000 and a call before him, Shannon Shorr three-bet to 44,000 from the cutoff. The initial raiser folded, but the player in the hijack called to see a flop of .
The player in the hijack led for 50,000, Shorr raised to 130,000, and his opponent folded.
|Shannon Shorr||790,000||110,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:26 PM Local Time
Some More Orange Amazon Chip Counts
|Jan Mach||840,000||192,000 |
|Dan Heimiller||820,000||220,000 |
|Alex Livingston||760,000||102,000 |
|Ludovic Geilich||530,000||26,000 |
|Uri Reichenstein||520,000||30,000 |
|Joao Vieira||480,000||280,000 |
|Cliff Josephy||450,000||170,000 |
|Ivan Luca||450,000||-105,000 |
|Steven Buckner||383,000||66,000 |
|Thomas Lutz||345,000||44,000 |
|Ralph Massey||330,000||40,000 |
|Kyle Julius||318,000||-4,000 |
|Nicklaus Thompson||314,000||-167,500 |
|Jeff Trudeau||250,000||-325,000 |
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||248,000||51,000 |
|Pedro Correa||230,000||-70,000 |
|Andrea Buonocore||228,000||-122,000 |
|Jonathan Tamayo||210,000||6,000 |
|Joris Springael||175,000||-95,000 |
|Sean Prendiville||133,000||-223,000 |
|Stefan Ivanov||130,000||26,000 |
|Rocco Palumbo||90,000||-25,000 |
|Federico Butteroni||70,000||-70,000 |
|Chris Ferguson||0||-248,000 |
|Keith Lehr||0||-120,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:25 PM Local Time
Counts From Amazon Tan
|Adam Geyer||980,000||-120,000 |
|Nick Maimone||850,000||-95,500 |
|Taylor Paur||610,000||160,000 |
|Jonathan Duhamel||525,000||-75,000 |
|Brent Hanks||520,000||205,000 |
|Patrik Antonius||460,000||90,000 |
|James Obst||430,000||180,000 |
|Manig Loeser||425,000||-165,000 |
|Ivan Demidov||340,000||-20,000 |
|Loni Harwood||220,500||-142,500 |
|Katie Stone||155,500||500 |
|Ronni Borg||144,500||-55,500 |
|Lauren Kling||0||0 |
|Randy Holland||0||-100,000 |
|Barny Boatman||0||-150,000 |
|Andy Philachack||0||-125,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:24 PM Local Time
Flowers Sends One Out; Takes Overall Chip Lead
Jason Sell moved all in under the gun for 49,000. Frankie Flowers on the cutoff reshoved for 1,200,000. The big blind called, putting at risk his stack of 600,000.
The board ran and Sell made quads to triple up, with Flowers raking in a huge side pot to take the overall chip lead, eliminating the player in the big blind.
|Frankie Flowers||1,700,000||0 |
|Jason Sell||150,000||-31,000 |
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:23 PM Local Time
Julius Malzanini opened to 11,000 from middle position, the player on the button called, and William Kopp called from the big blind.
The flop came down and Kopp checked to Malzanini who continued for 12,000. The button called and Kopp folded.
The turn was the and both players checked.
The river was the , Malzanini bet 38,000, and his opponent called.
Malzanini showed , but his opponent showed to win the pot.
|Julius Malzanini||1,230,000||-70,000 |
|William Kopp||610,000||-10,000 |