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Monday, June 25, 2012 4:22 PM Local Time
When Balazs Botond opened the pot to 65,000, Hovan Nguyen would shove all in for 225,000 directly on his left. Botond made a fairly quick call and the two players tabled their hands.
The flop kept Nguyen in front, but gave Botond a few more outs. The turn was great for Botond, giving him the straight and sending him to the rail to celebrate with his friends.
The celebration was a little premature though as a fourth diamond on the river gave Nguyen the flush to send him the double up.
|Hovan Nguyen||500,000||205,000 |
|Balazs Botond||420,000||-355,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:17 PM Local Time
Neil Channing has played three of the four hands dealt thus far. In the last hand he opened for 65,000 from under the gun and Tom Alner called. The flop came and both players checked.
The turn came , Channing bet 75,000 and Alner folded.
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:14 PM Local Time
The introductions have been made and the cards are back in the air. Let's do this.
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:01 PM Local Time
Here is how the players look heading into the official final table. As you can see, Henry Lu holds the chip lead by just 10,000 chips more than Neil Channing. Play will be underway in shortly
|Henry Lu||2,745,000||1,345,000 |
|Neil Channing||2,735,000||35,000 |
|James Mackey||2,015,000||215,000 |
|Tom Alner||1,550,000||630,000 |
|John Nelson||1,460,000||270,000 |
|Balazs Botond||775,000||-35,000 |
|Francois Dur||590,000||-30,000 |
|Jared Rosenbaum||305,000||35,000 |
|Hovan Nguyen||295,000||-230,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:55 PM Local Time
The players are heading on a short break before the official final table begins. We will have full chip counts shortly.
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:54 PM Local Time
Folded to Zach Clark in the cutoff, he raised it up to 65,000. Henry Lu then made it 150,000 on the button and the action was sent back to Clark. After a few moments thinking, Clark shoved all in. Lu snap called, having Clark covered, and the two players turned their hands over.
Clark was looking good to double up and sit with a great position in this final ten. However, the flop had other ideas and when the turn and river bricked out, it was all over in 10th place for Clark. With that, Lu continues his rampage and rise up the counts.
|Zach Clark||0||-1,070,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:50 PM Local Time
We had barely gotten settled in our perch at the ESPN Feature Table when Balazs Botond and Neil Channing got in a huge hand.
We missed the action but the board was and there was a huge pot already built. Channing bet 350,000 on the river and Botond called.
Channing tabled and Botond mucked.
|Neil Channing||2,700,000||1,400,000 |
|Balazs Botond||810,000||-1,440,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:46 PM Local Time
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:41 PM Local Time
The clock has been paused the for the ten remaining players to move to the ESPN Feature Table. We'll have new seat assignments up ASAP.
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:40 PM Local Time
Jesse Yaginuma opened for 60,000 from under the gun and Henry Lu raised to 125,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Yaginuma moved all in. Lu called and the hands were tabled.
The board ran and Yaginuma was eliminated by Lu's flush.
|Jesse Yaginuma||0||-460,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:38 PM Local Time
Hovan Nguyen was on the button when he shoved his stack all in. Henry Lu then made the call and tabled . Nguyen then turned his over and was just behind.
The board was Nguyen's savior as he managed to chop it up to survive.
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:33 PM Local Time
Neil Channing opened for 65,000 and Francois Dur moved all in behind him. The blinds folded and Channing tossed in the 240,000 more to call.
The board ran and Dur saved his tournament life.
|Francois Dur||620,000||260,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:29 PM Local Time
Randy Lew was fairly short-stacked when he opened shoved his stack holding . Henry Lu was the next player to act and called, holding .
When the board fell, Lew was sent home in 12th place.
With Lu sending Lew home, amazingly, the last half an hour has seen Lu's stack go from 40,000 to 1,400,000.
|Henry Lu||1,400,000||440,000 |
|Randy Lew||0||-580,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:27 PM Local Time
James Mackey opened in early position and Michael Judge raised on the button. Mackey moved all in and Judge called.
The board ran and Mackey eliminated Judge.
|James Mackey||1,800,000||100,000 |
|Michael Judge||0||-490,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:24 PM Local Time
Mark Ketteringham went all all in preflop and Henry Lu called.
The board ran and Ketteringham was eliminated in 14th place.
|Henry Lu||960,000||460,000 |
|Mark Ketteringham||0||-330,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:20 PM Local Time
Cary Marshall recently doubled his chip stack, but has now found the rail just a few minutes later. The hand in question saw Marshall and James Mackey take to a flop in a raised pot.
Marshall was first to act on the flop and simply announced an all in. Mackey snapped him off very quickly and tabled his . Marshall held and would need plenty of help to survive.
It was help that would never come as the turn and the river changed nothing, sending Marshall home in 15th place.
|James Mackey||1,700,000||580,000 |
|Cary Marshall||0||-240,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:16 PM Local Time
We had a preflop all in and a call between Balazs Botond and Cary Marshall.
The board ran and Marshall doubled up.
|Balazs Botond||2,250,000||-215,000 |
|Cary Marshall||240,000||-15,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:10 PM Local Time
Jesse Yaginuma was one of the short stacks in the room just ten minutes ago, but that has changed now as he has picked up some easy chips preflop. In back-to-back hands, Yaginuma has three-bet shoved and seen his opponent's fold both times. The first time was against Henry Lu and the second againtst Tom Alner.
|Jesse Yaginuma||460,000||180,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:04 PM Local Time
Henry Lu moved his short stack all in preflop and John Nelson called. Lu held and Nelson held .
The board ran and Lu has some room to breathe now.
|John Nelson||1,190,000||-210,000 |
|Henry Lu||500,000||360,000 |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:02 PM Local Time
Cary Marshall opened for 55,000 and Neil Channing called from the cutoff. The blinds folded and the flop came . Marshall checked, Channing bet 65,000 and Marshall called.
The turn came , Marshall checked and Channing bet 115,000. Marshall thought for a moment and then folded.
|Neil Channing||1,300,000||160,000 |
|Cary Marshall||255,000||-215,000 |