Monday, June 24, 2013 9:05 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts After Break
|Dan Murariu||310,000||-29,000 |
|Rory Mathews||260,000||132,000 |
|Ariel Celestino||180,000||162,800 |
|Robert Lipkin||155,000||118,300 |
|Mike Ellis||150,000||-10,000 |
|Daniel Neilson||144,000||57,700 |
|Kai Dressler||135,000||104,300 |
|Darren Judges||115,000||94,400 |
|Benjamin Luhr||85,000||-26,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 8:53 PM Local Time
Dinner Break Over
The dinner break is over, and players have returned to their tables to begin Level 18.
Monday, June 24, 2013 8:52 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:52 PM Local Time
The players are on their dinner break. Play will resume in 60 minutes.
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:28 PM Local Time
Nishijima Busts Friefeld
Brian Friefeld was all in from early position, and action folded to Thiago Nishijima in the small blind. Nishijima, who has been quiet since his huge double, moved all in. The big blind folded.
The flop was grim for Friefeld: , cutting his outs in half. A and completed the board, and Nishijima added to his stack.
|Thiago Nishijima||314,000||-36,000 |
|Brian Friefeld||0||-48,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:24 PM Local Time
Murariu Busts Balsiger
Jake Balsiger has been eliminated from the tournament. According to Dan Murariu, Balsiger open-shoved for rest of his chips with , and Murariu called with . The board came , and Murariu took the chips, sending Balsiger to the rail.
|Jake Balsiger||0||-145,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:24 PM Local Time
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away At This Year's WSOP
The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and WSOP.com is making a lot of noise.
While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.
What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!
Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the "36-Seat Giveaway" where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day's first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold'em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.
In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a "Hot Seat" promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.
With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:12 PM Local Time
|David Paredes||0||-44,200 |
|Daniel Pickard||0||-29,300 |
|Andre Boyer||0||-21,200 |
|Victor Ramdin||0||-33,000 |
|Mark Wahba||0||-32,100 |
|Michael Nipper||0||-37,500 |
|Larry James||0||-25,300 |
|Nghia Tran||0||-36,100 |
|Wang Tat Cheng||0||-93,500 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:07 PM Local Time
Noel Graf three-bet all in over a raise for 41,000. Rachel Kranz re-raised all in for 171,000. The initial raiser folded leaving Graf and Kranza in an all-in confrontation. Kranz showed , and she was behind Graf's . The board came , improving neither player. Graf more than doubled up to 96,000, and Kranz fell to 130000.
|Rachel Kranz||130,000||62,700 |
|Noel Graf||96,000||73,200 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:06 PM Local Time
Badmayev Eliminates One
We found Oleg Badmayev in the aftermath of an all in. He'd gotten a shorter stack's chips in the middle preflop with when Badmayev held . An on the flop provided a sweat, but the kings held up.
|Oleg Badmayev||224,000||152,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:00 PM Local Time
Landier Scoops Three-Way All-In
Rory Mathews opened for a raise in early position, but he surely wasn't expecting what followed. The player to his immediate left three-bet, Bryce Landier moved all in immediately after that and the next player jammed as well. Mathews folded, and the first reraiser called.
As the dealer turned over the flop, the door card was an important one: . The board finished out with , and Landier's set of queens eliminated the player with jacks and allowed Landier to double through the player with kings.
|Bryce Landier||320,000||286,300 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:53 PM Local Time
Mathews Sends Dunst Out
Tony "Bond18" Dunst moved all in with his last 44,000 in early position. He found one caller, Rory Mathews in the cutoff.
The flop came , and Dunst commented that it wasn't the best start to the board. A came on the turn, and Dunst just needed to a fade a heart or a nine on the end. The completed Mathews' flush though, and Dunst was sent to the rail.
|Rory Mathews||128,000||19,500 |
|Tony Dunst||0||-85,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:50 PM Local Time
Level 17 started
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:48 PM Local Time
DeMaci Busts Another
We arrived at the table on the turn to see Chris DeMaci facing a bet of 20,000 with the board reading . He raised to 43,500, and his opponent went all in. DeMaci called immediately and showed for the nut flush. His opponent turned over and needed another queen or nine on the river. The river turned out to be the , and DeMaci took the chips as his opponent hit the rail. DeMaci is now near the top of the leader board with 335,000 in chips.
|Chris DeMaci||335,000||150,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:34 PM Local Time
Sergey Tikhonov has taken a few hits since we last saw him. In a recent hand, after Chris DeMaci raised to 6,000, Tikhonov three-bet to 14,500. DeMaci thought for a minute and then moved all in, and Tikhonov quickly folded. After the hand, he was down to 62,000 in chips, while DeMaci was up to 185000.
|Chris DeMaci||185,000||15,000 |
|Sergey Tikhonov||62,000||-73,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
|Matt Matros||0||-150,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:24 PM Local Time
DeMaci Busts Bunal
Chris DeMaci raised to 6,000 from early position, and then Florencio Bunal three-bet all in. DeMaci called instantly and turned over . Bunal held , and he would need help. The board did not provide it, coming , bustin Bunal from the tournament and bringing DeMaci up to to 170,000 in chips.
|Chris DeMaci||170,000||67,000 |
|Florencio Bunal||0||-28,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:22 PM Local Time
Pusztai Doubles With a Straight
Balint Pusztai shoved his last 29,500 from the button after action folded to him. Sergey Tikhonov called from the big blind.
A flop of meant Pusztai would make a straight if Tikhonov found a third five. Sure enough, the turn was the , and Pusztai just needed to fade the board pairing. A was fine by him, and he doubled up with the rags.
|Balint Pusztai||66,000||42,600 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:13 PM Local Time
Bennett Doubles Through Luhr
Jonathan Bennett and Benjamin Luhr got it all in preflop, and Luhr covered.
The flop brought , giving Luhr top pair but Bennett a set. A turn ended the suspense, and Bennett secured his double.
|Jonathan Bennett||120,000||6,000 |
|Benjamin Luhr||111,000||11,000 |
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:08 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts After Break
|Dan Murariu||280,000||30,000 |
|David Chiu||250,000||-30,000 |
|Norbert Szecsi||210,000||0 |
|Mike Ellis||180,000||0 |
|Benjamin Luhr||160,000||10,000 |
|Jake Balsiger||145,000||-110,000 |
|Damian Salas||105,000||8,000 |
|Tony Dunst||85,000||-31,000 |
|Brian Friefeld||48,000||19,000 |