Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:38 PM Local Time
Mueller Continues Surge
Michael Malm came out with a completion with a , and Greg Mueller raised with up. Malm called, and Mueller bet every street until seventh. Mueller checked seventh, and Malm bet. Mueller called.
Mueller's nines were good, and he raked the pot.
|Greg Mueller||650,000||110,000 |
|Michael Malm||225,000||-365,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:30 PM Local Time
Wolansky Extends Lead; Crain Falling
|Steven Wolansky: / / |
|Eric Crain: / / |
Steven Wolansky completed and Eric Crain raised from the next seat. Wolansky called and the two were heads up to fourth street.
Crain led out on fourth and Wolansky called. Crain slowed down on fifth with a check but called after Wolansky bet. Crain check-called once again sixth and yet again on seventh.
Wolansky fanned for a spade flush. Crain mucked his hand and Wolansky picked up the pot. Wolansky is now sitting on 1.29 million in chips while Crain has fallen to 650,000.
|Steven Wolansky||1,290,000||290,000 |
|Eric Crain||605,000||-145,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:25 PM Local Time
Big Blind Special
Action folded to Eric Crain in the small blind, who completed the bet. Greg Mueller checked his option.
The flop came , and both players checked. An came on the turn, and Crain bet 10,000. Mueller made the call. The river brought another eight, this time the , and Crain fired out 35,000. Mueller made it 125,000, and Crain called. Mueller tabled , napkins that had become trips on the final two streets.
|Eric Crain||750,000||-240,000 |
|Greg Mueller||540,000||200,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:17 PM Local Time
Malm Makes Top Set
Michael Malm opened under the gun to 19,000. It folded to Greg Mueller's big blind and he flat called.
The dealer fanned a flop of and Mueller check-called 20,000. The turn was the and Mueller checked. Malm checked it back and the hit the river. Mueller checked once more and Malm cut out 100,000. Mueller sat pondering for a moment before finally letting go. Malm flashed for top set as he dragged in the pot.
|Michael Malm||590,000||60,000 |
|Greg Mueller||340,000||-125,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:00 PM Local Time
Wolansky Makes a Nine
2-7 Triple Draw
Eric Crain raised it up under the gun, and Steven Wolansky called from the big blind.
"Defense," he said.
Both players drew one, and Wolansky check-called.
"Defense, draw one?" Crain asked.
Both players again drew one on second draw before checking. Again, both drew one. Wolansky bet out, and Crain called.
"Nine," Wolansky said, turning over . Crain knuckled the table and mucked his hand
|Steven Wolansky||1,000,000||110,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:47 PM Local Time
Michael Hurey Eliminated in 5th Place ($47,771)
Steven Wolansky had the button. He raised the action and it folded to Michael Hurey in the big blind who three-bet. Wolsansky announced four bets and Hurey five bet all in.
"Call. Aces," remarked Wolansky, tabling .
Hurey meekly showed and was in extreme need of help.
Unfortunately for Hurey the board failed to oblige as it fell . He was eliminated in 5th place and will take home $47,771 in winnings.
|Steven Wolansky||890,000||180,000 |
|Michael Hurey||0||-80,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:44 PM Local Time
Crain Cripples Hurey
Picking up with the action on a flop of , Eric Crain led out with a bet. Michael Hurey called to see the river and the hit the felt. Crain bet once more and Hurey called.
Crain rolled over for fours full of eights and Hurey mucked his hand.
|Eric Crain||990,000||90,000 |
|Michael Hurey||80,000||-235,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:35 PM Local Time
Wolansky Makes Top Two
Greg Mueller opened to 20,000 on the button, and Steven Wolansky called in the big blind.
Both players checked the flop, and likewise the turn. The hit the river, and Wolansky fired out 25,000. Mueller made the call.
"Top two," Wolansky said, turning over . He took the pot.
|Steven Wolansky||710,000||200,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:15 PM Local Time
End of Break
Players are seated and action is set to resume.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:58 PM Local Time
Break It Up
Players are now on a 20-minute break.
|Eric Crain||1,012,000||262,000 |
|Michael Malm||620,000||95,000 |
|Steven Wolansky||510,000||-130,000 |
|Greg Mueller||465,000||65,000 |
|Michael Hurey||315,000||20,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:49 PM Local Time
Dario Alioto Eliminated in 6th Place ($35,634)
Eric Crain opened from UTG+1 with a raise and it folded around to Dario Alioto who called out of the small blind. The flop came and Alioto checked. Crain continued and Alioto slid out a check-raise. Crain three-bet and Alioto came back with a four-bet. Crain capped it and Alioto called.
The turned and Alioto moved all in with his last bet. Crain called.
The river bricked out for Alioto and Crain's wheel was enough to scoop the pot. Alioto was eliminated in 6th place and will collect $35,634 in winnings.
|Dario Alioto||0||-160,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:43 PM Local Time
Mike Wattel Eliminated in 7th Place ($26,966)
Omaha Eight or Better
Greg Mueller raised from under the gun, and Mike Wattel called from the big blind.
The flop came , and Wattel check-raised the last of his chips.
Mueller had the superior low draw, but Wattel's threes led for high. A fell on the turn, and Wattel was in decent shape to survive. An river gave Mueller both the high and the low though, and Wattel hit the rail.
|Greg Mueller||400,000||-25,000 |
|Mike Wattel||0||-73,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:25 PM Local Time
Crain Takes First Stud Pot
|Eric Crain: / / |
|Steven Wolansky: / / |
Steven Wolansky completed and Eric Crain raised the action. Wolansky called to see fourth street.
Wolsansky paired tens on fourth and led out with a bet. Crain stuck around and drilled a pair of jacks on fifth. He fired out and Wolansky called. Crain bet and received a call once again on sixth and tossed out one last bet on seventh. Wolansky could not call on seventh and Crain was awarded the pot.
|Eric Crain||745,000||55,000 |
|Steven Wolansky||640,000||-75,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:16 PM Local Time
Marco Johnson Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,669)
Greg Mueller opened to 13,500 from under the gun. Marco Johnson shipped for 74,500 more from the small blind, and the big blind folded. Mueller went into the tank, saying he had a good hand but didn't want Johnson to feel slowrolled. Finally, he called.
"Not what I wanted to see," Mueller said.
The was exactly what he wanted to see, however. A turn meant Johnson needed a king or a jack to survive. The river was the , however, and Johnson was finished.
|Greg Mueller||425,000||100,000 |
|Marco Johnson||0||-90,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:11 PM Local Time
Travis Pearson Eliminated in 9th Place ($16,118)
Steven Wolansky opened to 18,000 from the hijack and Eric Crain cut out a three-bet to 35,000 from the next seat over. It folded to Travis Pearson in the small blind and he announced a four-bet all in for 135,000. Wolansky tanked for about a minute before folding. Crain called and the hands were tabled:
Pearson seized a tight grip on the hand when he flopped a set on the flop.
"Jacks are live!" someone chimed from the other end of the table.
Just like that the struck the turn, giving Crain Broadway and the lead. The bricked out for Pearson on the river and Crain was able to score the elimination.
"I folded pocket jacks," said a stunned Wolansky after the hand. The rest of the table gasped at this admission.
With Pearson's elimination, we are officially at our final table!
|Eric Crain||690,000||200,000 |
|Travis Pearson||0||-130,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:04 PM Local Time
Chip Counts for Final Nine
|Steven Wolansky||715,000||20,000 |
|Michael Malm||525,000||220,000 |
|Eric Crain||490,000||-10,000 |
|Greg Mueller||325,000||35,000 |
|Michael Hurey||295,000||85,000 |
|Dario Alioto||230,000||-2,500 |
|Travis Pearson||130,000||-134,000 |
|Marco Johnson||90,000||-15,000 |
|Mike Wattel||73,000||10,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:59 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Draw
Unofficial Final Table Draw
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:53 PM Local Time
Players are now taking a quick break while they move to the final table area in the Blue section the Amazon room.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:52 PM Local Time
Chris Tryba Eliminated in 10th Place ($16,118)
Stud Eight or Better
Chris Tryba, Michael Malm and Travis Pearson each put three bets in on fifth street, leaving Tryba all in. Malm bet sixth into a small side pot, and Pearson called. If there was seventh street action, we didn't catch it.
Tryba: / /
Malm had Pearson beat for the side pot with kings up, and Tryba quickly realized he had outs to scoop the whole pot: an ace, a deuce or a four. Any low would give him half the pot. He squeezed out his final card, then tossed a high into the air.
We'll have an updated count on Malm shortly.
|Chris Tryba||0||-88,000 |
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:47 PM Local Time
Randy Ohel Eliminated in 11th Place ($12,728)
After a series of preflop raises, Randy Ohel was all in before the flop for his last 50,000 against Eric Crain.
Ohel failed to improve as the board fell down and Crain's ace-jack finished as the best hand. Ohel will collect $12,728 for his efforts.
|Eric Crain||500,000||55,000 |
|Randy Ohel||0||-52,500 |