Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:55 PM Local Time
Owen Crowe opened the pot in middle position with a 95,000-chip raise. In the cutoff seat, Adam White moved all in for an additional 270,000 chips. Crowe called.
Flop: gutshot straight draw for Crowe
Turn: a few more outs for Crowe
Pair of nines for Crowe and White is our 9th place finisher. Crowe is now up to 2,810,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:41 PM Local Time
Not too many flops thus far in Level 25. Here was one...
The hand began with Ilya Andreev raising to 100,000 from middle position. He got one caller -- Chuan Shi from the big blind.
The flop came . Shi checked, Andreev bet 125,000, and that was enough to take it.
Andreev has about 600,000, and Shi about 650,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:33 PM Local Time
We've been watching a series of all-in preflop raises with no calls over the last few hands, with Adam White and Pekka Ikonen being the most recent beneficiaries.
With blinds 20,000/40,000 and 5,000 antes at our still nine-handed table, a preflop raise with no takers nets a player a 100,000-chip addition to his stack.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:27 PM Local Time
Wenlong Jin opened for 90,000 from under the gun and it folded to Pekka Ikonen who reraised all in for 400,000 from middle position.
The others got out, and Jin quickly folded as well. Ikonen moves to 590,000, and Jin down to 730,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:18 PM Local Time
Owen Crowe opened for 95,000 from middle position, and it folded to Allan Bække who called from the big blind.
The flop came . Bække checked, Crowe continued for 135,000, and Bække took a moment then folded.
Crowe is up over 2.1 million and continues to challenge Shawn Busse for the chip lead. Bække now has about 755,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:56 PM Local Time
Shawn Busse -- 2.2 million
Owen Crowe -- 2 million
Chaun Shi -- 980,000
Ilya Andreev -- 900,000
Wenlong Jin -- 850,000
Allan Bække -- 850,000
Jason Mann -- 790,000
Pekka Ikonen -- 450,000
Adam White -- 370,000
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:48 PM Local Time
We've made through two hours and all nine players are still around to take the first 20-minute break of the day.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:47 PM Local Time
In the very next hand, Adam White moved all in from under the gun and Owen Crowe called.
The board spread and White doubled up. He is now up to 310,000 chips. Crowe slipped to 2,100,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:45 PM Local Time
Adam White raised to 75,000 from early position, and Wenlong Jin, sitting to White's left, reraised all in for 394,000 total. The table folded back around to White who made the call, tabling . Jin turned over .
The best starting hand held, as the community cards came , and Jin doubled to about 800,000. Meanwhile, White is now the table's short stack with less than 150,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:37 PM Local Time
Allan Bække opened the pot under the gun, with a 75,000-chip raise. The action folded to Chuan Shi on the button, who called.
The flop was and Bække fired a 90,000-chip bet. Shi popped to 270,000 and took the pot.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:31 PM Local Time
Allan Bække raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and got one caller in Pekka Iknonen from the big blind. The flop came all diamonds -- -- and Ikonen quickly checked. Bække continued for 80,000, and Ikonen let it go.
With about 20 minutes to go in the level, Bække has about 900,000 and Ikonen 750,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:23 PM Local Time
The action folded to Adam White in middle position and he moved all in. From the cutoff seat Ilya Andreev re-raised all in for more. The button and the blinds released.
The board spread out and they chopped the pot.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:13 PM Local Time
Shawn Busse raised to 75,000 from middle position, and just as he had done just a couple of hands earlier, Wenlong Jin reraised all in, this time from the button. It folded back to Busse who made the call.
Jin showed and Busse . The flopped paired Jin, coming , and after the turn there was no river that could help Busse.
Jin doubles to 550,000. Just a flesh wound, though, for chip leader Busse, who still has 2.2 million.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:12 PM Local Time
The action folded to Adam White in the button, and he opened the pot with a 75,000-chip raise. Next to speak, Wenlong Jin moved all in for 261,000 chips. White called.
The board ran out and they chopped the pot.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:01 PM Local Time
Jason Mann -- largely quiet thus far through the first 75 minutes of play -- raised to 70,000 from middle position, and Allan Bække called from the cutoff. Owen Crowe then reraised to 220,000 from the small blind, and after Pekka Ikonen folded the action was back on Mann.
Mann rechecked his cards, and quickly threw them dealerward. Bække wasn't as hasty, but eventually let his hand go as well.
Crowe moves to about 2.17 million -- still a bit behind chip leader Shawn Busse, though both are well ahead of the field, none of whom have 1 million. Mann has about 820,000 now, and Bække 720,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:53 PM Local Time
From under the gun, Ilya Andreev fired a 75,000-chip raise. The action folded to Jason Mann in the big blind. Mann popped it to 275,000 chips, Andreev tanked and than folded the first hand Mann's played.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:44 PM Local Time
Allan Bække raised to 55,000 from the hijack seat, and Adam White called from the big blind.
The flop came monotone -- . White promptly pushed all in for his remaining 432,000, and Bække immediately leaned back in his seat. He sat back forward and remained in contemplation for several minutes, as a couple of players got up from the table to stretch their legs.
Finally Bække let it go. White has about 575,000 now, and Bække 875,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:36 PM Local Time
The table folded to Pekka Ikonen who raised to 55,000 from middle position, and all got out except for Ilya Andreev who made the call from the big blind.
The flop came , and both players quickly checked. The turn was the , pairing the board. This time Andreev set out a bet of 60,000, and Ikonen took about ten seconds before making the call.
The river brought the and a quick check from Andreev. Ikonen bet 90,000, and Andreev sat motionless for a half-minute before finally letting it go.
Ikonen has about 690,000 now, while Andreev has a little over 900,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:22 PM Local Time
The action folded to Owen Crowe on the button and he opened the pot. The small blind released and Adam White called in the big.
The flop came out and Crowe called a 85,000-chip bet from White. The turn card brought a and action to the felt.
White check-raised to 925,000 a 160,000-chip bet from Crowe. Crowe tanked and than moved all in for about 950,000. White called.
The river card was the and Crowe doubled up. Crowe is now up to 2,180,000 chips and White slipped to 560,000.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:13 PM Local Time
Chuan Shi opened with a raise to 60,000 from middle position, and Allan Bække called from the button. Shawn Busse took about a minute arranging his newly-big stack of chips in the small blind, then announced a reraise to 200,000.
Owen Crowe quickly folded his big blind, and Shi and Bække both released their hands as well.
Busse increases his stack close to 2.5 million.