Monday, June 28, 2010 8:54 PM Local Time
Here's the redraw for the final table. There's still nine players remaining, which means this isn't an official WSOP final table. Once we lose one more it will be official. Here are the seating assignments.
Seat 1: Alexander Wice
Seat 2: Steve Sung
Seat 3: Scott Seiver
Seat 4: Matt Vengrin
Seat 5: Kirill Rabtsov
Seat 6: Jared Jaffee
Seat 7: Stephen Su
Seat 8: Nikolai Yakovenko
Seat 9: Sigured Eskeland
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:49 PM Local Time
Todd Brunson: (X) /
Nikolai Yakovenko: /
Steve Sung: (X)(X) / (X)
Steve Sung was the first to act in what would be Todd Brunson's last hand when he completed with both Brunson and Nikolai Yakovenko calling.
Brunson bet all in on fourth street with Sung raising and Yakovenko calling. Sung also check-called a bet from Yakovenko on fifth street and sixth street, but folded to a bet on the river.
Yakovenko tabled a full house and Brunson was unable to beat him.
We're now down to nine players, which means it's time to move to our unofficial final table.
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:43 PM Local Time
Scott Seiver raised, Jared Jaffee called from the button, Matt Vengrin called from the small blind and Sigurd Eskeland called from the big blind. The four of them took a flop of and Vengrin led out with a bet. Eskeland raised and Seiver folded. Jaffee made the call and Vengrin folded, leaving the action heads up to the turn.
The turn brought the and the river the . Eskeland and Jaffee checked both the turn and the river. Eskeland tabled the to beat Jaffee's and won the pot. He moved up to 400,000 while Jaffee was knocked back down to 185,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:38 PM Local Time
Action folded to Jared Jaffee in the small blind and he raised it to make it to bets. Matt Vengrin was in the big blind and made the call. The flop came down and Jaffee bet. Vengrin raised and Jaffee called.
The turn card brought the and both players checked. They also checked after the fell on the river.
Jaffee tabled the for sevens and deuce with an ace and a live ace for the low. He beat Vengrin's and scooped the pot.
Vengrin dropped to 470,000 in chips and Jaffee moved back up to 240,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:33 PM Local Time
Matthew Vengrin raised from the button and called a three-bet from Sigurd Eskeland in the small blind. The flop was and Eskeland bet with Vengrin raising and Eskeland re-raising all in. Vengrin made the call and it was time to see some cards.
Eskeland's aces were ahead and he was drawing to a lower low. The turn was the the , giving Vengrin two pair and Eskeland a better low, but the on the river gave Eskeland a higher two pair to go with his low, leading him to scoop the pot.
Eskeland now has 250,000 chips while Vengrin is at 575,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:23 PM Local Time
Stephen Su raised from under the gun and called a raise from Matthew Vengrin who popped it up again from the small blind.
Vengrin led out with a bet on a flop of and took his turn calling a raise from Su. The turn was the and Su check-called a bet from Vengrin.
The river brought the and both players checked. Vengrin tabled and Su mucked, which prompted someone on the rail to say, "Woah, aces hold in limit hold'em?"
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:19 PM Local Time
Steve Sung raised from under the gun and Todd Brunson reraised from the big blind. Sung made the call. The flop came down and Brunson led out. Sung raised, Brunson three-bet and Sung called.
The turn brought the and Brunson check-called a bet from Sung. The river completed the board with the and Brunson check-called again.
Sung tabled the for a diamond flush and scooped the pot. Brunson dropped to 150,000 while Sung boomed up to 760,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:10 PM Local Time
2-7 Triple Draw
Scott Seiver kicked off the action by raising under the gun with Matthew Vengrin being the only caller. Seiver stood pat while Vengrin drew two cards.
Seiver kicked off the next round of betting by committing a bet to the pot with Vengrin calling. Seiver continued to stand pat while Vengrin drew one card. Seiver bet again after the second draw and Vengrin called.
Both players stood pat on the last opportunity to draw, and once more Seiver bet with Vengrin calling.
Seiver tabled and Vengrin tabled . When Vengrin saw his hand laid out on the table he said in a surprised tone, "Holy shit, I had a pair?"
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:10 PM Local Time
Nikolai Yakovenko raised the button and Alexander Wice called from the small blind. The flop came down and both players checked to see the fall on the turn. Wice bet the turn and Yakovenko called. The river completed the board with the and both players checked again.
Wice tabled the for a pair of jacks to win the high and a low of 8-7-5-2-A. He scooped the pot and moved back to 235,000 in chips. Yakovenko dropped back to 565,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 7:58 PM Local Time
The cards are back in the air.
Monday, June 28, 2010 7:00 PM Local Time
Players are on a sixty-minute dinner break and will resume playing ten-handed afterwards.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:59 PM Local Time
From the cutoff seat, Jared Jaffee raised to 16,000. Matt Vengrin called from the button creating another heads-up battle between these two. After the flop came down , Jaffee fired 27,000. Vengrin made the call.
The turn added the , pairing the board. Jaffee check-called a bet of 40,000 from Vengrin.
Fifth street was the and both players checked. Jaffee tabled the for a straight to the ten. Vengrin showed the for jacks and sevens. He dropped back to 440,000 in chips after losing this pot.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:55 PM Local Time
Jared Jaffee has provided another double up to a player at his table, this time for short-stacked Sigurd Eskeland.
Matthew Vengrin was under the gun when he raised to 19,000. Jaffee was next to act and raised pot, about 66,000, leaving 19,000 behind. Over in the big blind Jared Jaffee announced that he was making it 107,000 to go. Vengrin went wide-eyed before folding and Eskeland called.
The flop came givning Eskeland a straight-draw, but little else in the way of help. The on the turn paired Eskeland's king, but Jaffee's aces were still good. But when river came down , Eskeland made his straight, doubled out, and yelled "Booom! I love this game!"
At times like this we bet he does.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:39 PM Local Time
Matt Vengrin was under the gun and raised to 14,000. Jared Jaffee called from the big blind. The two players were heads up to the flop and it came down . Both players proceeded to check.
The turn card added the to the board. Jaffee tapped the table and action moved over to Vengrin. He fired 9,000. Jaffee check-raised to 29,000. Vengrin made the call.
The river card produced the and Jaffee fired 44,000. Vengrin called the bet, but mucked his two cards when Jaffee tabled the for the nut straight.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:34 PM Local Time
Scott Seiver raised to 12,500 from the cutoff seat. Jared Jaffee called on the button and Sigurd Eskeland called from the big blind. The flop came down and action checked around.
The turn brought the to the board and Eskeland checked first. Seiver fired 28,000 before Jaffee raised to 90,000. Eskeland folded and then Seiver went all in for 138,000. Jaffee called.
Seiver held the for top pair and a gutshot while Jaffee had the for bottom pair and a flush draw. The river completed the board with the and missed Jaffee, allowing Seiver to double up.
Seiver's back up to 317,000 while Jaffee dropped to 290,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:27 PM Local Time
Alexander Kravchenko was nursing a small stack when he was facing a raise to 16,000 made by Steve Sung under the gun. Kravchenko, who was in the big blind, shoved for 86,000 and was called by Sung.
Kravchenko was ahead preflop but he wasn't to stay ahead for long. The flop came , pairing Sung's hand and leaving Kravchenko in need of improvement. The turn gave Kravchenko some outs, coming but the river added insult to injury as the fell.
With Kravchenko's chips joining his own, Sung isnow up to 327,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:20 PM Local Time
There was some unrest at the tables after players were informed that the structure for No-Limit Hold'em was 3,000/6,000 with a 3,000 ante. It was clearly a typo in the structure sheet as level 22 has antes at 2,000. Antes for this level should be 1,500, which is how they will play from here on out.
There was some debate over what to do with players at Table 336 who have already played five hands with the ridiculously high ante. Tournament organizers decided against making Table 331 do the same thing as well as against giving players at Table 336 a refund on the antes they paid.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:09 PM Local Time
Alexander Kravchenko kicked the hand off by raising to 20,000 from under the gun. Alexander Wice was in the big blind when action folded to him, and he went all in for 90,000 total with Kravchenko making the call.
Wice likely hated the flop which paied Kravchenko, coming . However, all was made better (at least for Wice) with the on the turn. The came on the river for good measure.
After the hand was concluded, Wice found himself with 190,000 chips while Kravchenko is down to 95,000.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:04 PM Local Time
Jose Barbero recently became our 12th place finisher. We missed the action but do know that he was eliminated by chip leader Nikolai Yakovenko.
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:01 PM Local Time
Todd Brunson: / /
Stephen Su: (X)(X) / / (X)
Todd Brunson recently found himself with 300,000 chips after beating Stephen Su in a big stud pot. We caught up with action on fifth street where Brunson called a bet from Su, something he would do again on sixth street. Su checked the river before calling a bet from Brunson.
Brunson showed a full house and Su mucked, losing some of the chips he just won from busting Jesse Martin.