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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 to Thursday, June 23, 2011

Event #36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $3,944,850
  • Entries: 1,734
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:08 PM Local Time

The very next hand after Akery was crippled Eddy Sabat opened for 23,000 in front of him and Akery put his 1.5 big blind stack in the pot. Action folded all the way around and Sabat tabled    , dominating Akery's    . The board ran           and Akery's short day was done, finishing in 34th place.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:05 PM Local Time

Eddy Sabat opened for 23,000 and Peter Akery raised to 48,000 behind him on the button. Conrad Monica, in the big blind, moved all in for 263,000. Sabat got out of the way and Akery called.



Monica's aces held and he doubled to 550,000 and Akery was left with just 14,000.

Conrad Monica550,000262,000
Peter Akery14,000-82,000
Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:55 PM Local Time

Gaurav Law - out

We just saw Gaurav Law pack up and walk to the payout desk, and it appears his day is done in 36th place.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:54 PM Local Time

David Pham - out

On a       flop, David "The Dragon" Pham got his last ~80,000 into the middle with    . It's hard to fault the shove, but Kent Padgett had flopped the joint with    . Pham needed help in a hurry, but the   turn left him drawing dead. The   river was meaningless, and Padgett is doing some good work over there. The knockout of Pham moves him up to 470,000 from his starting count of 183,000.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:51 PM Local Time

Nam Le - out

A couple hands ago, Nam Le opened with a raise under the gun, and Kent Padgett three-bet shoved on him. Le spent a long while in the tank before folding, and Padgett smacked his unlit cigar between his lips as he stacked up the pot.

Three hands later, Padgett opened to 25,000 in early position, and Le three-bet shoved from the button. He had about 130,000 chips left, and Padgett made the call with     for most of his own chips, too. Le was racing with    , but the board ran           to send him on his way.

Padgett is up to about 280,000 now.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:51 PM Local Time

Bradley Augsburger moved all in preflop and Benjamin Jenkins moved in right behind them. Action folded around and Augsburger tabled     and Jenkins held    . The board ran           and Aubsburger's jacks held sending Jenkins to the rail.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:41 PM Local Time

Kevin Eyster and Thomas Middleton got it all in before the flop, but we walked up too late to see how it happened. However it went, but men were in with fairly marginal hands, Eyster in front with     against Middleton's    .

Middleton ran out better, though, as the board came          . It looks like he was all in for just over 200,000, and he's doubled to 430,000 with that pair of queens. Eyster could afford the payoff, but he's down to 190,000 now, essentially cut in half.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:32 PM Local Time

That's just what we needed to hear. The cards are in the air here on Day 2. We'll play ten levels or down to a winner.

We'll play ten levels.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:25 PM Local Time
2791Edgar Delatorre
2792Ed Sabat
2793Van Nguyen
2794Matthew Schwarmann
2795Robert Stevanovski
2796Alessio Fratti
2797Kevin Eyster
2798Thomas Middleton
2799Dwyte Pilgrim
2851John Zentner
2853Lloyd Padgett
2854Hassan Babajane
2855Jerry Wong
2856James St. Hilaire
2857Nam Le
2858Zachary Hall
2859David Pham
2911Gaurav Law
2912Nicholas Petrangelo
2913Conrad Monica
2914Bradley Augsburger
2915Benjamin Jenkins
2916Steven Watts
2917Brian Warren
2919Peter Akery
2961Matthew Berkey
2962James Dylan
2964Patrick Smith
2966Michael Michnik
2967Thomas Miller
2968Eric Shanks
2969Alexis Bouchiouane
2971Barry Woods
2973Yun Fan
2975Richard Gryko
2976Lars Bonding
2977Randy Dorfman
2978Tom Marchese
2979Mikhail Lakhitov
Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:20 PM Local Time

Regular Event Bracelet

Day 3 of the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em event has 39 players returning, all with hopes to end the night with a new piece of jewelry. Thomas Miller is returning as the chipleader with 1.5 million -- a solid lead on the field. But with Randy Dorfman, Dwyte Pilgrim and Nam Le in the field he'll have some work to do.

Also returning are Eddy Sabat, Steven Watts, Lars Bonding, David Pham.

The five starting tables makes for a daunting task to play down to a winner. The ten level mark may be reached and then would return for a fourth day to crown a winner.

Play will be underway at 2:30 p.m. PST in the Blue section of the Amazon Room. Follow all the WSOP live on