Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:43 PM Local Time
Pot Limit Omaha
Brent Hanks potted from the cutoff, making it 42,000, and John Monnette called in the big blind. The flop came down , Monnette checked, and Hanks went all in. Monnette snapped it off.
"Diamonds!" someone on Hanks' rail shouted.
"No," Hanks responded. "We want hearts."
They were both wrong, the turn was a club; the . Hanks could now make a straight or a flush to win the pot.
"Am I gunna hit this?" he asked his rail with a grin.
"Mmmmmmmmmmyeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" his rail cheered.
"Straight flush," Hanks professed, pushed the and the from his hand to the board.
"That's the second-best hand you can get!" someone yelled.
Hanks' straight flush gave him the pot, and doubled him to over 250,000 chips.
|John Monnette||735,000||-90,000 |
|Brent Hanks||255,000||100,000 |
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:15 PM Local Time
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:04 PM Local Time
The players are on a break, and here's how they look:
|Eric Buchman||1,015,000||-135,000 |
|Michele Limongi||935,000||325,000 |
|John Monnette||825,000||95,000 |
|John Juanda||545,000||315,000 |
|Desmond Portano||155,000||-75,000 |
|Brent Hanks||155,000||-64,000 |
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:00 PM Local Time
No Limit Hold'em
Michele Limongi opened to 20,000 from early position, and the action folded to Adam Kornuth who moved all in for 265,000 from the small blind. Limongi tanked for nearly two minutes before calling.
"Who wants an eight?" Limongi jokingly asked the rail.
The flop came down , which was no help for Kornuth, and neither was the on the turn. Limongi was standing nervously, kissing a lucky coin while the dealer waited for permission to deal the river. The hit the felt, cementing Limongi's tens as the best hand, and Kornuth exited in 7th place.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:00 PM Local Time
John Racener got his money in ahead with / on fifth street against Eric Buchman's / . Buchman pulled the on fifth to take a big lead with his flush, but Racener caught the to make two pair and keep himself drawing live. He needed to fill up to stay afloat, but his seventh card was the , a blank.
That's the end of Racener's day in 8th place, good for just less than $25,000.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:52 PM Local Time
Eric Buchman completed with the up, and John Juanda three-bet with the . Desmond Portano called 20,000 before he realized it was 40,000, and he called the extra amount to go three ways.
Juanda paired with the on fourth street, and he bet. Portano pulled a and called, Buchman caught a , and he called too. On fifth, Juanda drew a , and Portano's and Buchman's were both not good enough to call with.
Juanda takes the pot, and he's up to 475,000 now.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:44 PM Local Time
Michele Limongi completed with the , and Desmond Portano called with the up.
Limongi: (x-x) / / (x)
Portano: (x-x) / / (x)
Portano bet his pair on fourth street, and he bet again on fifth. Limongi called both those bets, then made one of his own when Portano checked sixth street. The call came, and both men checked seventh street.
Portano revealed down for the pair of fives with the eight-seven low. Limongi turned over , and his pair of sixes was good for the high half. Portano gets the low, and it's a split pot.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:38 PM Local Time
John Juanda: ( ) / / ( )
Michele Limongi: ( ) / / ( )
John Juanda completed with the , and Michele Limongi called with the . Juanda led on fourth street, Limongi called, and then checked when he paired on fifth. Juanda bet, and Limongi called.
Limongi led out for the first time on sixth, Juanda called, and then Limongi led blind on seventh.
"Take it easy Mr. Juanda," Limongi warned him. "That's if you want to win another bracelet."
"I think you have a full house," Juanda sighed.
The 2011 bracelet winner made the call, and turned over for aces up. Limongi tabled for a worse two pair, before finally sweating his last card; the . It was an incredible card for the Italian, giving him a straight and a low for the scoop.
|Michele Limongi||610,000||265,000 |
|John Juanda||230,000||-190,000 |
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:30 PM Local Time
Brent Hanks completed with the , and Eric Buchman three-bet with the . Hanks four-bet it, and Buchman paused and called to proceed.
Hanks: / / (x)
Buchman: / / (x)
We show you all the cards because Hanks' fourth-street bet put him all in for 27,000. He was in front with his pair of aces, and he'd hold the lead all the way through. Buchman picked up a flush draw on sixth street, but his last down card was the blank . That secured Hanks' double, and he flipped over his as the dealer pushed him the pot. He's back to 219,000 now and back out of the basement.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:24 PM Local Time
John Monnette: ( ) /
Adam Kornuth: ( ) /
Monnette completed, Kornuth raised, and Monnette called. Kornuth then bet out of turn on fourth before Monnette could check. Monnette did check-call, and both players checked on fifth. On sixth, Kornuth led out (legally) and Monette released.
|John Monnette||730,000||-110,000 |
|Adam Kornuth||320,000||85,000 |
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:23 PM Local Time
Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard
|Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||299.25||3||1||$364,565|
*Standings through Event #21
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:16 PM Local Time
|Eric Buchman||1,275,000||-75,000 |
|John Monnette||840,000||170,000 |
|John Juanda||420,000||60,000 |
|Michele Limongi||345,000||105,000 |
|Adam Kornuth||235,000||-95,000 |
|John Racener||230,000||-55,000 |
|Desmond Portano||230,000||-80,000 |
|Brent Hanks||135,000||-55,000 |
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:14 PM Local Time
Michele Limongi: ( ) /
John Racener: ( ) /
John Juanda brought it in with the showing, Limongi called on his direct left, and Racener completed with the . The action folded back to Limongi who called.
Racener led out on fourth street, Limongi called, and then Limongi led when he paired on fifth. Racener tank-folded, and Limongi opened up for quads!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:07 PM Local Time
John Juanda completed with a up, and John Monnette called with an . Off they go:
Juanda: (x-x) / / (x)
Monnette: (x-x) / / (x)
Juanda bet every step of the way, and Monnette called through sixth. On seventh street, though, he had to surrender, and Juanda took the pot. It moves him up to about 360,000, tumbling Monnette back to 670,000.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:55 PM Local Time
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:53 PM Local Time
Eric Buchman opened with a raise for the second hand in a row. Everyone folded the first time, but this time, both Michele Limongi (button) and John Monnette (small blind) came along with him to the flop.
The three men took a flop, and Monnette checked it. Buchman bet, and Limongi spent about three minutes fiddling with chips and his glasses before he folded. Monnette snuck in check-raise, though, and Buchman called the extra bet.
The turn came the , and Monnette bet again. Buchman was the one doing the raising this time, and Monnette quickly called the extra bet. On the turn, Monnette check-called one last bet.
Buchman tabled , and that was the nuts. Monnette flashed the as he mucked, and the pot goes to Buchman. The pro from Valley Stream, New York is really pressing here, up now to about 1.4 million.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:48 PM Local Time
John Racener raised in middle position, and Eric Buchman made it three bets on the button. Michele Limongi cold-called from the big blind, Racener called the extra bet, and the flop came down . Limongi led out, and both Racener and Buchman called.
The paired the board on the turn. Limongi led again, Racener called, and Buchman made it two bets. Limongi and Racener called.
The river was the , and the action checked to Buchman who bet. Limongi and Racener called.
Buchman: - High
Limongi: - Low
Racener: - Low
|Eric Buchman||1,150,000||105,000 |
|John Racener||285,000||-15,000 |
|Michele Limongi||240,000||-75,000 |
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:39 PM Local Time
From the cutoff seat, John Racener opened with a raise, and Adam Kornuth three-bet it from the button. Racener called.
The flop came , and Racener led out into the pot with the first bet. Kornuth raised, Racener reraised, and Kornuth called. It went check-check after both the turn and river.
Kornuth showed up , and his aces up are good. They're good enough to push him up to 330,000 in fact, knocking Racener down to 300,000.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:34 PM Local Time
|Seat 1||John Racener|
|Seat 2||Adam Kornuth|
|Seat 3||Desmond Portano|
|Seat 4||Brent Hanks|
|Seat 5||Eric Buchman|
|Seat 6||John Juanda|
|Seat 7||Michele Limongi|
|Seat 8||John Monnette|
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:32 PM Local Time
In middle position, Michele Limongi opened with a raise, and Adam Geyer three-bet from the hijack. In the cutoff, John Monnette put in the third bet, and Limongi and Geyer both called.
The flop came out , and Limongi knocked the table. Geyer bet out, Monnette called, and Limongi kicked 'em into the muck. That brought the other two heads-up to the turn, and Geyer fired another bet. Monnette raised, Geyer reraised all in, and Monnette made the call with a chance at the knockout.
The players were even with the same aces up, but Monnette had the nut club draw with one to come. Sure enough, the river was the , and Monnette's flush sends Geyer out on the final table bubble. He'll earn $19,268 for his first deep run at this 2011 WSOP.
Our final eight players are now on the move to the secondary featured table to play it out for the bracelet. Or as close to the bracelet as we can get by 3:00 A.M.