Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:55 PM Local Time
Matt Keikoan raised in early position, and Michael Mizrachi defended his big blind go heads up to a flop.
It came down , and Mizrachi check-called a small bet. The turn drew checks from both players, and Mizrachi led out with a bet on the turn. Keikoan called, turning over for sevens full of kings. Mizrachi flipped up his , and the two men take their money back with the same five-card hand.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:46 PM Local Time
Dan Idema raised, Brock Parker three-bet and Idema called. Idema check-called a bet on the flop, then check-called again when the hit the turn. The river was the and Idema check-called one more bet.
Parker showed for a busted flush draw and Idema took it down with .
Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:32 PM Local Time
Matt Keikoan raised to open the pot, and David Chiu three-bet for most of his chips. Keikoan went ahead and set him all in, and the cards were on their backs:
The flop was not exactly what Chiu was looking for as it came out to leave him drawing dead to running cards. The on the turn ended any hopes for a rally, and the river is the last card Chiu will see today.
He has been knocked off in 9th place, taking home nearly $40,000 for his work over the last three days.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:29 PM Local Time
Kyle Ray opened for a raise and Jameson Painter called. The flop came down and Painter checked to Ray, who bet. Painter raised and Ray called. The turn was the and Painter led out. Ray raised and Painter called. The river fell the and Painter check-called one more bet.
Ray showed for top set and took it down.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:24 PM Local Time
With 19 minutes and 48 seconds remaining in Level 20, cards are in the air at the final table.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:06 PM Local Time
Seat 1: Daniel Idema (829,000)
Seat 2: Michael Mizrachi (243,000)
Seat 3: Brock Parker (619,000)
Seat 4: Matt Keikoan (505,000)
Seat 5: Zvi Groysman (500,000)
Seat 6: David Chiu (75,000)
Seat 7: Jameson Painter (1,209,000)
Seat 8: Kyle Ray (903,000)
Seat 9: Simon Morris (233,000)
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:54 PM Local Time
Our nine final tablists are presently moving over to the ESPN main stage and re-drawing for seats. After that, they'll take a short break and play will recommence at 5:15 pm.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:53 PM Local Time
With the board reading on the turn, Anh Van Nguyen bet and Jameson Painter called. The river was the and Painter checked to Nguyen, who bet. After a long pause, Painter came in for a raise.
Nguyen let out a sigh and fiddled with the few yellow chips he had left before calling all-in for 34,000.
Nguyen showed for top two pair, but Painter rivered the nut flush with and eliminated Nguyen on the final table bubble.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:53 PM Local Time
Dave Baker raised from the button, and Matt Keikoan stared him up and down before calling in the big blind.
Heads up, the flop came . Keikoan checked, and Baker put out a bet that left him just 20,000 chips behind. His opponent promptly check-raised to two bets, and Baker sunk in his chair. He tanked for more than a minute before reluctantly saying, "Two more," and putting his last chips into the pot.
Keikoan was the only player with a pair, and in fact, Baker was drawing to just three outs. The turn was a blank, and the on the river was not enough to save him from elimination. He's out in 11th place, and we're just about to combine down to one table.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:48 PM Local Time
Dave Baker raised under the gun, committing all but 9,000 of his chips. In the big blind, Michael Mizrachi sighed loudly and then raised enough to put him in.
The board was safe and clean for the at-risk Baker, running out to double him back up to 99,000. There's still a long way to go, but that's a start for the Original David Baker.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:40 PM Local Time
Brock Parker opened for a raise, Dave Baker three-bet and Parker called. Parker led out on the flop and Baker called. The turn was the and Parker checked to Baker, who bet. Parker called. The river was the and Baker folded to Parker's bet.
Baker is down to 75,000 while Parker is up to 500,000.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:38 PM Local Time
The action was already on the river when we spun around and saw this hand in progress. David Chiu led out on the board and Kyle Ray raised. Chiu looked like a man that knew he was ahead until that very moment, but nevertheless made the call, turning over for a straight.
Ray turned over for nines full and raked in the pot. He's nearing the 700,000 mark while Chiu is back down to 150,000.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:36 PM Local Time
Zvi Groysman open-raised from UTG, Anh Van Nguyen three-bet from the small blind and Groysman called. The flop was and Nguyen led out. Groysman called and they went to the turn, which fell the . Nguyen bet his last 35,000 and Groysman called.
The river was the and Nguyen doubled through his fellow Canadian to 235,000. Groysman was left with 350,000.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:31 PM Local Time
Brock Parker raised preflop, and both blinds called in the form of David Chiu (small) and Matt Keikoan (big).
Three-handed, the flop rolled out , but the dealer realized she had forgotten to burn a card. The floor was called over, and they reconstructed the flop to determine that the should have been the burn. "Are you 100% sure?" the floor person asked several times. The dealer was, and the players all seemed to agree, so the was finally burned and replaced by the . Chuckles all around, and checks all around as well.
That brought the three men to the turn, and action checked to Parker. He bet, and both opponents called to see the on the river. Parker was allowed to bet one last time, and this time, neither of his opponents had the goods to call, sending that nice pot over to the bearded one.
Parker is up to 520,000 with those new chips added to his stack.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:27 PM Local Time
David Chiu raised preflop, and Michael Mizrachi defended his blinds.
The two men took a flop of , and Mizrachi checked. When Chiu bet, he raised, and Chiu came right back with a third bet over the top. Mizrachi called.
The turn was the , and Mizrachi went ahead and fired right out again. Undeterred, Chiu raised again, and Mizrachi called to see the fill out the board. Mizrachi check-called one last bet, and Chiu tabled . That drew a long stare from The Grinder, and he eventually double checked his hole cards, flashing the as he sent them to the muck.
Chiu - 425,000
Mizrachi - 335,000
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:24 PM Local Time
Dave Baker was down around 100,000 chips, and he and Chiu tangled up in a preflop raising war, ending with Baker betting all in dark on the upcoming flop. Chiu matched the bet dark, so the cards were on their backs preflop:
The board ran out just fine for Baker's pair, coming . That earns him the double up, back over 200,000 now.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:18 PM Local Time
On a flop of , Daniel Idema bet and Darren Woods called. The turn came the and Idema led again. Woods called, leaving himself only one pink 5,000-denomination chip behind. The river fell the .
"I missed," Woods said with a chuckle. Idema set him all-in.
"At least show me," said Woods as he mucked his cards. Idema showed .
Left quite literally with a chip and a chair, Woods was all-in from the big blind on the next hand against Idema.
No miracle comeback for Woods as the board ran out , sending him to the rail in 12th place.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:06 PM Local Time
On the next hand...
Michael Mizrachi opened with a raise, and David Chiu put in a third bet with position.
That led them heads up to the flop, and Mizrachi check-called a bet. On the turn, Mizrachi led out into the pot with a big bet, and Chiu thought it over for a just a couple seconds before flicking in the call. The filled out the board, and Mizrachi checked again before snap-calling a bet from his opponent.
Chiu instantly slid his cards into the muck, and Mizrachi took down the pot with no showdown. That's two in a row for him, and he's gone from very short back up to 460,000 with a quickness. Chiu is right at 400,000 now.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:04 PM Local Time
We caught up with the action on the turn as the dealer was putting the fourth card down on a board. There was a big pot brewing, and Brock Parker led out with a full bet after that turn card. Michael Mizrachi quickly called, leaving himself just 43,000 chips.
The filled out the board, and Mizrachi got it all in after Parker made his river bet. Parker called the extra few chips and flipped up for the overpair, but it was second best. Mizrachi tabled his , having run down the spade flush to stay alive and double up. He's back to 315,000 now, while Parker drops to 215,000.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 2:58 PM Local Time
Michael Mizrachi raised from under-the-gun, David Chiu three-bet from middle position and Mizrachi called.
Mizrachi checked the flop over to Chiu, who bet. Mizrachi called. The turn fell the and Mizrachi led again. Chiu raised and after tanking for several minutes, Mizrachi folded. Chiu showed as he collected the pot.
Chiu is up to 380,000 while the Grinder needs to catch some cards fast-- he's down to 140,000.