Friday, July 13, 2012 11:43 PM Local Time
After another four levels of hard-fought No-Limit Hold'em, Day 4 of what is arguably poker's most prestigious tournament — the Main Event — is history. When all was said and done, Paul Volpe would stand tall as the Day 4 chip leader with 2,750,000.
Play was scheduled for five levels today; however, players were sent on an extended break at the end of the 17th level so that payouts could be verified. As a result, it was decided that only four levels be played today.
Day 4 kicked off with 720 hopefuls all trying to survive – and thrive – into the money. However, only 666 spots were guaranteed a minimum $19,227 payday.
As expected, the money bubble came shortly after play began for the day. In the very first deal of hand-for-hand play, we witnessed a four-way bubble, which meant each bubble boy would take home a share of a $19,227 min-cash. It was also decided they would play a four-handed single-table tournament to determine who would get a seat in next year's Main Event.
Among those who managed to cash, but ultimately fall short of the elusive Day 5 include Jason Mercier, Liv Boeree, Brock Parker, JC Tran, Tuan Le, Huck Seed, Terrence Chan, Mike McDonald, Chris Moorman, One Drop Champion Antonio Esfandiari, Maria Ho, Shaun Deeb and NHL goalie Roberto Luongo, who made his Main Event debut and had to settle for a min-cash after running pocket fours into Bryan Vanrijsbergen's pocket jacks.
Also unable to last the day was Johnny Chan, our last-standing Main Event champion. Chan met his end late in the day after getting all-in preflop with pocket sevens and running into Isaac Baron's pocket kings. Barron flopped quads on the flop and that was all she wrote for Chan.
By the day's end, just 282 remained to duke it out on Day 5. Some notables still in the hunt include Erik Hellman (2,216,000), John Juanda (194,000), Kyle Bowker (2,081,000), Gaelle Baumann (1,438,000), Gavin Smith (831,000) and Vanessa Selbst (1,678,000) who spent all of her day at a restricted-access feature table.
Volpe came into Day 4 among the chip leaders and steadily built his stack throughout the day. Volpe was able to score a couple of eliminations, including the elimination of Sean Rice during the last level of play to propel his stack over three million. Volpe would have ended the day with about four million; however, he lost a big pot against Eric Pratt just before play ended.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of today's survivors also boast deep runs in prior Main Events. Here is a look at their names, chip counts going into Day 5 and their best prior Main Event results:
|Name||Chip Count||Best Main Event Result|
|Perry Green||304,000||1981, 2nd — $150,000|
|Joseph Cheong||1,441,000||2010, 3rd — $4,130,049|
|Eric Buchman||2,070,000||2009, 4th — $2,502,890|
|Marcel Luske||603,000||2004, 10th — $373,000|
|Jamie Robbins||1,538,000||2009, 11th — $896,730|
|Andrew Lichtenberger||1,150,000||2009, 18th — $500,557|
|JP Kelly||778,000||2011, 26th — $302,005|
Daniel Negreanu also survived into Day 5 with 302,000 in chips. This marks the second year in a row Negreanu has made a deep run in the Main Event. He will undoubtedly be looking to best his 211th-place finish from last year.
Here is a look at our top ten chip leaders going into Day 5:
Top Ten Chip Counts
The plan tomorrow is to begin at 12:00 PM PST and play a regular schedule of five additional levels.
Be sure to stick with us here at PokerNews as we provide you with all the action from the felt as the remaining field works its way towards a final table!
Friday, July 13, 2012 11:35 PM Local Time
|Paul Volpe||2,750,000||0 |
|Erik Hellman||2,216,000||0 |
|Dave D'Alesandro||2,093,000||0 |
|Kyle Bowker||2,081,000||0 |
|Eric Buchman||2,076,000||6,000 |
|Elisabeth Hille||2,014,000||0 |
|Andras Koroknai||1,971,000||1,000 |
|Amit Zulkowitz||1,961,000||0 |
|Eric Legoff||1,947,000||0 |
|Nicco Maag||1,899,000||779,000 |
|Leo Wolpert||1,835,000||0 |
|Ben Greenberg||1,822,000||0 |
|Jacob Balsiger||1,775,000||525,000 |
|Jonathan Seelbach||1,709,000||0 |
|Vanessa Selbst||1,678,000||0 |
|Erik Cajelais||1,600,000||0 |
|Mads Andersen||1,595,000||605,000 |
|Randy Haddox||1,542,000||142,000 |
|Robert Salaburu||1,529,000||0 |
|Jamie Robbins||1,503,800||0 |
|Robert Corcione||1,494,000||0 |
|Timothy Adams||1,475,000||0 |
|Joseph Cheong||1,441,000||0 |
|Gaelle Baumann||1,438,000||0 |
|AP Phahurat||1,426,000||0 |
|Daniel Strelitz||1,386,000||-4,000 |
|David ODB Baker||1,381,000||0 |
|Gregory Milliron||1,366,000||0 |
|Richard Pyne||1,365,000||541,000 |
|Steffen Retterholt||1,353,000||0 |
|Manos Foudoulakis||1,343,000||493,000 |
|Andrew Flaherty||1,341,000||839,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||1,336,000||86,000 |
|Tristan Clemencon||1,332,000||9,000 |
|Andrew Lee||1,321,000||-79,000 |
|Nicholas Abourisk||1,287,000||-433,000 |
|Eric Pratt||1,278,000||18,000 |
|Wilfried Haerig||1,276,000||0 |
|Francois Safieddine||1,268,000||0 |
|Roman Valerstein||1,259,000||-91,000 |
|Mikhail Aleksandrov||1,213,000||277,000 |
|Gwennael Grandmougin||1,213,000||113,000 |
|Luke Brereton||1,212,000||587,000 |
|Tom Tran||1,165,000||-85,000 |
|Andrew Lichtenberger||1,150,000||0 |
|Zsolt Vizsnyiczai||1,144,000||109,000 |
|Kyle Keranen||1,144,000||-16,000 |
|Nghi Van Tran||1,141,000||-59,000 |
|Alban Juen||1,132,000||382,000 |
|Lasell King||1,128,000||128,000 |
|Christopher Andler||1,121,000||321,000 |
|Dung Nguyen||1,100,000||991,000 |
|David Peters (CA)||1,099,000||0 |
|Bryan Vanrijsbergen||1,099,000||-451,000 |
|Fabio Sousa||1,090,000||540,000 |
|John Phan||1,084,000||334,000 |
|Michael Shelton||1,069,000||-281,000 |
|Joseph Opie||1,068,000||-82,000 |
|Jordi Martinezalonso||1,065,000||451,000 |
|Shahriar Assareh||1,046,000||16,000 |
|Isaac Baron||1,039,000||0 |
|Andrey Zaichenko||1,025,000||-100,000 |
|A.J. Jejelowo||1,023,000||0 |
|David Kluchman||1,012,000||-163,000 |
|William Klevitz||1,001,000||-67,000 |
|Michael Esposito||1,000,000||668,000 |
|Yuval Bronshtein||971,000||200,000 |
|Nicholas Cushman||967,000||67,000 |
|Max Ovseyevitz||961,000||159,000 |
|Ricky Markowitz||956,000||0 |
|Patrick Halter||940,000||-396,000 |
|Mark Cole||939,000||259,000 |
|Josh Neufeld||923,000||0 |
|Marc Ladouceur||903,000||313,000 |
|Mathias Maasberg||896,000||566,000 |
|David Randall||894,000||0 |
|Wayne Peterson||893,000||-107,000 |
|Steven Gee||890,000||550,000 |
|Stephane Blouin||880,000||285,000 |
|Eduardo Trulli||870,000||120,000 |
|Alfred Firova||860,000||-127,000 |
|Sam Soverel||859,000||684,000 |
|Mohammad Siddiqui||834,000||504,000 |
|Gavin Smith||831,000||0 |
|Jordan Batt||830,000||472,000 |
|Cylus Watson||830,000||410,000 |
|Niall Farrell||829,000||179,000 |
|Charles Coultas||827,000||-21,000 |
|Jeffrey Finkelstein||825,000||-37,000 |
|Lasse Soerensen||808,000||-152,000 |
|Amnon Filippi||795,000||0 |
|Jan Heitmann||788,000||-32,000 |
|Julio de la Rosa||784,000||44,000 |
|JP Kelly||778,000||0 |
|Farhan Madhani||775,000||-200,000 |
|Michael Moreno||773,000||383,000 |
|Takashi Ogura||761,000||61,000 |
|Antonio Garcia||740,000||231,000 |
|Kyle Knecht||738,000||293,000 |
|Steve Merrifield||738,000||68,000 |
|Remy Cucak||720,000||110,000 |
|Helge Stjernvang||720,000||-80,000 |
|Michael Swimelar||718,000||388,000 |
|James Brodie||705,000||503,000 |
|John O'Shea||701,000||161,000 |
|Michael Gable||700,000||316,000 |
|Scott Montgomery||698,000||698,000 |
|Michael Ferrell||687,000||-13,000 |
|John Owen||687,000||-28,000 |
|David Funkhouser||684,000||-47,000 |
|Barry Wiedemann||684,000||-54,000 |
|Frank Calo||677,000||227,000 |
|Hans Joaquim Hein||676,000||-244,000 |
|Percy Mahatan||674,000||469,000 |
|Russell Thomas||674,000||464,500 |
|Bryan Paris||673,000||330,500 |
|Nico Behling||673,000||103,000 |
|Casey Yontz||670,000||447,000 |
|Jonathan Schoder||668,000||18,000 |
|Susie Zhao||665,000||0 |
|Omar Saeed||664,000||448,000 |
|Marcia Topp||662,000||-98,000 |
|Adam Lawler||654,000||154,000 |
|Robert Bresner||652,000||-60,000 |
|Chance Kornuth||651,000||0 |
|Mesbah Guerfi||646,000||360,000 |
|Jan Kasten||642,000||-458,000 |
|Jason Somerville||640,000||0 |
|Daniel Deveau||638,000||358,000 |
|Philip Sternheimer||631,000||31,000 |
|Robert Buckenmayer||627,000||152,000 |
|Matt Marafioti||623,000||-50,000 |
|Jeffrey Fielder||619,000||0 |
|Craig McCorkell||618,000||128,000 |
|Oscar Kemps||615,000||52,000 |
|Scott Abrams||614,000||99,000 |
|Bartolome Gomilaromero||612,000||487,000 |
|William Hefflefinger||609,000||-271,000 |
|Massimo Mosele||606,000||-2,000 |
|Marcel Luske||603,000||0 |
|Francis Witek||597,000||417,000 |
|Fabrizio Gonzalez||595,000||-655,000 |
|Marty Zabib||591,000||-99,000 |
|Daniel Sauva||586,000||269,000 |
|David Balkin||579,000||-71,000 |
|Joel Bullock||574,000||-166,000 |
|Lawrie Gibson||570,000||330,000 |
|Ronny Kaiser||569,000||184,000 |
|Daniel Schacher||565,000||217,000 |
|Tony Lay||560,000||125,000 |
|Francois Tosques||555,000||115,000 |
|Sachin Modi||553,000||288,500 |
|Frederick Vogt||541,000||-249,000 |
|Mazin Khoury||539,000||-161,000 |
|Anthony Thambynayagam||537,000||237,000 |
|Stephane Bisson||530,000||205,000 |
|Kevin Pollak||530,000||0 |
|Vladimir Mefodichev||527,000||-3,000 |
|Jarrett Nash||526,000||460,500 |
|Tomas Samol||526,000||-244,000 |
|Joshua Rotenberg||525,000||-35,000 |
|Andrew Dean||523,000||178,000 |
|Ryan Pochedly||520,000||-170,000 |
|Webber Kang||519,000||171,000 |
|Taylor Paur||507,000||-38,000 |
|Daniel Dizenzo||500,000||243,500 |
|Evan Jarvis||492,000||335,000 |
|Matthew Wolf||485,000||88,000 |
|Brian Lamanna||478,000||244,000 |
|Gregory Brewer||475,000||347,500 |
|Christopher Kolla||473,000||253,000 |
|Raphael Ayani||464,000||169,000 |
|Craigory Thames||463,000||248,000 |
|Blake Barousse||461,000||81,000 |
|Aaron Kaiser||455,000||255,000 |
|David Warady||451,000||-6,000 |
|Mikhail Rudoy||446,000||46,000 |
|Morten Ahrensbach||445,000||233,000 |
|Adel Jo||434,000||115,000 |
|Erkut Yilmaz||427,000||72,000 |
|Dan Shak||419,000||0 |
|Danny Wong||416,000||-469,000 |
|Andrew Moreno||416,000||-84,000 |
|John Roh||410,000||-75,000 |
|Jean Malherbe||410,000||-310,000 |
|Jeffrey Schobert||410,000||-150,000 |
|Amit Makhija||407,000||227,000 |
|Aadam Daya||400,000||17,000 |
|Derek Chisholm||399,000||22,000 |
|Ruggeri Marco||398,000||208,000 |
|Sorel Mizzi||398,000||-172,000 |
|Scott Anderson||393,000||218,000 |
|Mihai Manole||391,000||-184,000 |
|Sam Abueid||390,000||-10,000 |
|Mikhail Lakhitov||390,000||-62,000 |
|Timothy Odell||389,900||-690,100 |
|Michael Kaufman||387,000||-393,000 |
|Gjorgji Chuchuk||384,000||237,500 |
|Roland Israelashvili||382,000||0 |
|Corey Thompson||381,000||-59,000 |
|Brian Meinders||377,000||135,000 |
|Greg Merson||376,000||156,000 |
|Jonathan Fountain||364,000||-274,000 |
|Stephen Cesaro||362,000||-15,000 |
|Klaus Pautrot||360,000||20,000 |
|Sam Holden||358,000||0 |
|Jim Burns||355,000||145,000 |
|Andrew Powderly||353,000||163,000 |
|Kirill Rabtsov||351,000||41,000 |
|Eric Cloutier||348,000||0 |
|Peter Malkoun||348,000||243,000 |
|Robert Brown||347,000||-98,500 |
|Will Souther||346,000||0 |
|Joel Micka||345,000||-210,000 |
|Jeremy Ausmus||345,000||-35,000 |
|David Debue||344,000||-216,000 |
|Jeffrey Gross||338,000||0 |
|Chanracy Khun||338,000||96,000 |
|Timothy Chang||335,000||-20,000 |
|Metin Antar||334,000||-21,000 |
|Benjamin Hamnett||328,000||-212,000 |
|Timothy Kilpatrick||322,000||-58,000 |
|Loren Klein||321,000||-267,000 |
|Matthew Silberzweig||320,000||-26,000 |
|John Beauprez||318,000||162,000 |
|Vincent Maglio||318,000||-73,000 |
|Alan Curl||315,000||115,000 |
|William Katona||310,000||85,000 |
|Jose Gomez||305,000||-230,000 |
|Perry Green||304,000||0 |
|John Duley||303,000||-109,500 |
|Daniel Negreanu||302,000||0 |
|Charles Clark||300,000||-315,000 |
|Niels van Alphen||293,000||223,000 |
|Joseph Marchal||288,000||-12,000 |
|Bobby Law||281,000||51,000 |
|Gilbert Diaz||275,000||-235,000 |
|Nicolau Villa Lobos||274,000||59,000 |
|Sebastien Clot||273,000||-110,500 |
|Jared Hamby||258,000||-194,000 |
|Felipe Quijano||258,000||-77,000 |
|Balint Barta||253,000||38,500 |
|Bruno Kawauti||253,000||103,000 |
|Chin Derek||250,000||-79,000 |
|Rodrick Kennedy||246,000||-109,000 |
|Anthony Scherer||244,000||33,000 |
|Matt Woodward||238,000||0 |
|Nicholas Carrillo||230,000||-350,000 |
|Bobby Poe||229,000||-46,000 |
|Mohammed Jaafar||226,000||-64,000 |
|Matthew Ezrol||224,000||-81,000 |
|Ronny Schenk||219,000||-205,000 |
|James Keys||218,000||-232,000 |
|Hye Park||215,000||108,500 |
|Jesse Martin||197,000||-153,000 |
|John Juanda||194,000||0 |
|Derek Mymko||192,000||12,000 |
|Keith Johnson||191,000||-219,000 |
|Alessio Isaia||189,000||-441,000 |
|Ryan Fair||186,000||0 |
|Svyatoslav Belyaev||183,000||-267,000 |
|Michael Stembera||168,000||1,000 |
|Peter Schneider||166,000||-594,000 |
|Mark Clement||165,200||-74,800 |
|Paul Siem||159,000||43,500 |
|Paul Soukthavone||156,000||-166,000 |
|Patrick Khayat||155,000||-171,000 |
|Brent Hanks||150,000||-65,000 |
|David Earnest||140,000||-220,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||117,000||0 |
|Maurice Hawkins||116,000||-156,000 |
|Zaher Sayegh||102,000||0 |
|An Van Tran||102,000||-18,000 |
|Logan Trindade||95,000||-30,000 |
|Yuji Masaki||84,000||-56,000 |
|Eugene Du Plessis||81,000||-194,000 |
|Roman Duiunov||61,000||-61,000 |
|Dennis Frederick||31,000||-60,500 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 11:11 PM Local Time
|Ercan Olgun||0||-1,455,000 |
|Joseph Goott||0||-145,000 |
|Claudia Crawford||0||0 |
|Michael Neuber||0||-180,000 |
|Joshua Evans||0||0 |
|Alexander Berdichevsky||0||-47,500 |
|Davide Catalano||0||-245,000 |
|Neil Beckerman||0||-925,000 |
|Benjamin Alcober||0||0 |
|Joshua Weizer||0||-602,000 |
|Steve Yea||0||-316,000 |
|Anton Wigg||0||-880,000 |
|Stephan Ibs||0||-100,000 |
|Jae Pak||0||-309,000 |
|Cameron Somsky||0||-335,000 |
|Griffin Benger||0||0 |
|Ferit Gabriellson||0||-115,000 |
|Michael Pesek||0||-160,000 |
|Jamie Sill||0||-385,000 |
|Jerry Wong||0||-160,000 |
|Heinz Kamutzki||0||-370,000 |
|David Stroj||0||-145,000 |
|David Inselberg||0||-375,000 |
|Alan Wasserberger||0||-210,000 |
|Demetrios Arvanetes||0||-190,000 |
|Mark Demirdjian||0||0 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 11:00 PM Local Time
Matt Woodward opened to 21,000 from middle position, Shahriar Assareh called in the hijack seat, Amnon Filippi called in the cutoff, and Timothy Adams three-bet to 91,000 on the button. Woodward four-bet to 185,000, Assareh and Filippi folded, and Adams moved all in for 672,000. Woodward called.
Adams stole the lead from Woodward when the flop fell . The turn and river bricked , respectively, and Adams shipped a monster double.
|Timothy Adams||1,395,000||745,000 |
|Shahriar Assareh||1,030,000||-270,000 |
|Amnon Filippi||820,000||-380,000 |
|Matt Woodward||216,000||-434,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:59 PM Local Time
No more then 30 seconds after the big hand with Paul Volpe, we saw another big hand developing in the mothership. Matt Marafioti was all in preflop for his last 310,000 with , but he was in a world of hurt, as Nghi Van Tran held .
Marafioti would need a ton of help to survive, and the flop was about as good as he could have asked for, coming . Any heart would do for Marafioti, and the dealer didn't leave him waiting anymore, as the hit the turn. Marafioti shot out of his chair, and began to jump around the main stage in celebration. The meaningless river was the , and Marafioti walked away from the table to compose himself after the miracle suckout.
After that hand, Marafioti shoots up to 673,000, while Van Tran drops to 1.2 million.
|Nghi Van Tran||1,200,000||-67,000 |
|Matt Marafioti||673,000||356,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:53 PM Local Time
Three players were all in preflop, including Scott Abrams, Robert Buckenmayer, and Josh Neufeld. Neufeld had both players covered, and Abrams had Buckenmayer covered by 250,000 or so.
The flop fell , leading a player at the table to gasp. The turn was the , keeping Abrams alive, and the bricked on the river.
Buckenmayer tripled to 475,000, Abrams increased his stack to 515,000, and Neufeld slipped to 835,000.
|Josh Neufeld||835,000||-65,000 |
|Scott Abrams||515,000||115,000 |
|Robert Buckenmayer||475,000||275,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:51 PM Local Time
There was a mountain of chips in the middle when we got to the table, and based on the positions, here's how we believe it went down. Eric Pratt had put in a four bet to 115,000, but Volpe had already responded by moving all in when we got there. Eventually, Pratt made the call for the rest of his stack, which was 631,000.
The flop kept Volpe out in front, coming . The on the turn brought chop outs for Pratt, as a five would split the pot. He was still looking for an ace or a king on the river, and the rail eagerly anticipated that card.
Pratt binked the ace on the river to double up, and Volpe just took it in stride, and started counting out the chips. After that hit, Volpe drops to 2.8 million, while Pratt shoots up to 1.26 million.
|Paul Volpe||2,750,000||-650,000 |
|Eric Pratt||1,260,000||555,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:46 PM Local Time
We caught up to find Fergal Nealon move all in and Susie Zhao move all in over the top. The remaining player in the hand folded and the hands were turned over to find Zhao in the lead.
The two players watched on as the dealer brought forth a flop of , pairing Nealon's ten.
"There's the sweat," remarked Zhao.
She didn't need to worry, however, as the turn was the and the river the , ensuring her victory and Nealon's elimination from the tournament.
|Susie Zhao||670,000||45,000 |
|Fergal Nealon||0||-125,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:43 PM Local Time
It's that time of night again. The tourney clock has been stopped and it has been announced that just three more hands are to be played at each table.
The big board is showing 284 players still with us at the moment.
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:40 PM Local Time
Eric Baldwin moved all in preflop from the button and Gavin Smith called from the big blind.
The board ran and Baldwin was eliminated.
|Gavin Smith||800,000||622,000 |
|Eric Baldwin||0||-390,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:39 PM Local Time
Amit Zulkowitz is currently sitting behind a huge stack of 2,200,000. We didn't catch all the action that saw him amass such a gargantuan stack, but we do know that he and one opponent got all the chips in on a flop, with both players having stacks of around 1,000,000. Zulkowitz held and his opponent held . A hit the turn and a landed on the river, with Zulkowitz's flush managing to trump his opponent's set.
|Amit Zulkowitz||2,200,000||1,160,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:39 PM Local Time
With the board reading , Claudia Crawford was all in for her last 300,000 or so. Jesse Sylvia had her at risk, and the hands were opened.
The river was the , and Crawford, who finished 85th in the 2011 Main Event, is out.
|Jesse Sylvia||1,250,000||450,000 |
|Claudia Crawford||0||-340,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:36 PM Local Time
If you're part of poker's newer generation, you might not recognize the name Perry Green, but you should. The man is literally a living poker legend with World Series of Poker cashes dating back to 1976.
In fact, Green has three gold bracelets to his name:
- 1976 $1,000 Limit Ace to Five Draw for $68,300
- 1977 $5,000 Limit Ace to Five Draw for $10,000
- 1979 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em-Non Pro for $76,500
In addition, Green finished runner-up to the legendary Stuey Ungar in the 1981 WSOP Main Event, which earned him a cool $150,000. All told, Green has 23 WSOP cashes totaling $592,709, with his most recent cash coming in this year's Seniors Event where he took 217th place for $2,786.
One last interesting fact, this marks the first time Green has cashed in the Main Event since 1991 when he placed fifth for $69,000 and his fourth Main Event cash overall.
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:35 PM Local Time
An interesting hand just developed between Erik Hellman of Sweden and Tom Tran of Las Vegas.
It began as a five-way limped pot, with Hellman in the small blind and Tran in middle position. The flop came , and Hellman led out with a bet of 25,000. A player sitting under the gun called, then Tran raised to 75,000, forcing everyone but Hellman to fold.
The turn was the . This time Hellman checked, Tran bet 125,000, and Hellman paused just a short while before calling. The river then brought the , putting a fourth spade on the board. Hellman checked once more, and Tran unhesitatingly carved out a bet of about 180,000, pushing it forward.
Hellman studied Tran's bet for a moment, then folded his face up. "I got lucky," said Tran, who then showed his hand quickly — two red cards, the and what looked like the .
"Wow," said Hellman, impressed with the bold bet. "You should go to Sweden sometime," he added with a grin, alluding to the Swedes' reputation for aggressive, daring play. "It would suit you."
|Erik Hellman||1,820,000||-180,000 |
|Tom Tran||1,250,000||50,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:29 PM Local Time
Action started with Nghi Van Tran raising to 22,000 in middle position. He got a call from Stephane Bisson in the cutoff, and it got to Matt Marafioti in the small blind. He shoved all in for 249,000, and it was back to Van Tran. He asked for a count, then folded after about 90 seconds of thinking. Bisson folded fairly quickly, and Marafioti rolled over .
After that hand, Marafioti is up to 317,000.
|Matt Marafioti||317,000||88,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:25 PM Local Time
We caught up after cries of "All in and a call" from the Orange section of the Amazon room. Joshua Evans was all in and holding but was crushed by the of Julio de la Rosa.
The flop came down and de la Rosa was able to drill a set of kings. He slammed the table and proceeded to shout "Deuce! Deuce!"
Instead, the rolled off on fourth street, giving Evans a set as well and the faintest glimmer of hope for staying alive in the Main Event.
"Deuce!" continued de la Rosa. The deck obliged and the came on the river, eliminating Evans and bringing de la Rosa's stack up to 740,000.
|Julio de la Rosa||740,000||240,000 |
|Joshua Evans||0||-350,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:22 PM Local Time
The next player to get a seat card to Table 408 is in a world of trouble. The table is swimming sharks.
Seated at the table are:
- Isaac Baron
- Matt Woodward
- Amnon Filippi
- Timothy Adams
- Leo Wolpert
- Jamie Robbins (1.6 million)
|Jamie Robbins||1,600,000||625,000 |
|Leo Wolpert||1,500,000||0 |
|Amnon Filippi||1,200,000||300,000 |
|Isaac Baron||950,000||-120,000 |
|Matt Woodward||650,000||-170,000 |
|Timothy Adams||650,000||-25,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:21 PM Local Time
Benjamin Alcober, who was the first player to reach a million chips on Day 3, has been eliminated from the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event by Nicholas Abourisk.
All the money went in preflop, and Alcober's led Abourisk's , but the flop fell . Alcober couldn't find a king on the turn ( ) or the river ( ), and was eliminated from the tournament.
|Nicholas Abourisk||1,720,000||980,000 |
|Benjamin Alcober||0||-355,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:14 PM Local Time
The Main Event is a long rollercoaster filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Griffin Benger can attest to that, as he has just been eliminated in brutal fashion.
When we got to the table, all the chips were already in the middle. Benger commited the rest of his 350,000 stack with , and was up against the of Bryan Vanrijsbergen. Benger hit the flop, which came down . He was well out in front, but that all changed when the hit the turn. Benger walked away from the table, hands on his head, as he knew his main event was done. The meaningless river was the , and Benger headed to the rail.
After he left, another player said that he folded the . Yup, that's your classic one outer elimination. Vanrijsbergen is up to 1.55 million after that hand.
|Bryan Vanrijsbergen||1,550,000||585,000 |
|Griffin Benger||0||-251,000 |
Friday, July 13, 2012 10:08 PM Local Time
Erik Hellman is the newest player to see his stack soar up to two million in chips. Plenty of those chips came when Hellman eliminated Mark Demirdjian late here on Day 4 of the 2012 World Series of Poker.
Demirdjian had his stack all in preflop holding and was looking good to double up against Hellman's . However, the board had other ideas, sending the pot to Hellman and Demirdjian to the rail.
|Erik Hellman||2,000,000||200,000 |
|Mark Demirdjian||0||-410,000 |