Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:55 PM Local Time
Brian Hacker Eliminated in 4th Place ($91,085)
Brian Hacker opened for a raise on the button, and Vladimir Shchmelev repotted from the small blind. Mel Judah folded the big blind, and Hacker called off.
A flop of gave Hacker a set and Shchmelev a low draw. The turn was a , and Shchmelev added a jack to the list of cards he was seeking. The dealer burned and turned over a as the river card, sending Hacker to the rail.
|Vladimir Shchmelev||875,000||335,000 |
|Brian Hacker||0||-270,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:35 PM Local Time
All In, Call, and Chop
Action began on Brian Hacker who potted before the flop to 84,000. In the next seat over Vladimir Shchmelev repotted to 252,000. Action folded back around to Hacker who moved all in and he was quickly called by Shchmelev.
The board rolled out giving Shchmelev a flush for high and Hacker an ace-six for low. That was good enough for a chop pot for the two men.
|Vladimir Shchmelev||540,000||-30,000 |
|Brian Hacker||270,000||-85,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:20 PM Local Time
Quads for Shchmelev
Ashly Butler raised to 50,000 on the button, and Brian Hacker and Vladimir Shchmelev called from the blinds.
Everyone checked the flop, and the arrived on the turn. Again, everyone checked. The river was a third queen, the . Hacker checked, Shchmelev bet 50,000, and Butler called. Shchmelev tossed the into the middle. Butler mucked his hand, saying he had pocket kings.
|Vladimir Shchmelev||570,000||160,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:53 PM Local Time
Judah Takes From Shchmelev
Action folded to Vladimir Shchmelev in the small blind who raised to 45,000. Mel Judah called from the big.
The flop came down and Shchmelev fired off 50,000. Mel Judah took a second look at his cards, grabbed a stack of T25,000 green chips and raised it to 200,000.
Shchmelev shot up in his chair, looked at his cards, then threw them into the muck rather quickly. Judah raked in the pot and pushed himself closer to that 1 million chip mark.
|Mel Judah||940,000||20,000 |
|Vladimir Shchmelev||410,000||-135,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:50 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:46 PM Local Time
John Cernuto Eliminated in 5th Place ($67,262)
Action folded to "Miami" John Cernuto in the small blind. He raised the pot, and Ashly Butler immediately slid out a stack of green chips to indicate he was putting Cernuto all in. Cernuto called.
The flop was , keeping Cernuto in the lead with two pair, but giving Butler a low draw and a wheel draw. A on the turn changed nothing.
"Just pair the board," Cernuto growled.
Instead, the dealer placed the down, which gave Butler a straight and the nut low, eliminating Cernuto in fifth.
|Ashly Butler||2,180,000||320,000 |
|John Cernuto||0||-145,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:30 PM Local Time
Tyler Nelson Eliminated in 6th Place ($50,197)
Ashly Butler is on a complete tear here in Event #46 and he has continued his rampage by eliminating Tyler Nelson in fifth place.
Butler opened to 50,000 and action folded around to Nelson in the small blind. Nelson potted it, moving all in. Butler quickly called.
The flop came down destroying Nelson's low draw, as Butler had flopped a better one. The turn was the , only improving Butler's high hand to a set. The river was the and that was it for Tyler Nelson who couldn't catch up. Nelson was still able to pick up $50,197 dollars for his sixth place finish.
|Ashly Butler||1,860,000||350,000 |
|Tyler Nelson||0||-301,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:24 PM Local Time
Andrey Zaichenko Eliminated in 7th Place ($37,847)
Ashly Butler has claimed another victim at this final table.
Butler raised to 60,000 after action folded to his small blind, and Andrey Zaichenko made the call.
Butler then checked the flop, and Zaichenko moved all in. Butler nearly beat him into the pot.
Zaichenko had flopped a wrap straight draw, while Butler had top pair with top kicker. The turn was a , a beautiful card for Butler since he now closed out many of Zaichenko's outs with his flush and low draw. The river sealed Zaichenko's fate.
|Ashly Butler||1,510,000||45,000 |
|Andrey Zaichenko||0||-215,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:15 PM Local Time
Butler Takes a Big One From Zaichenko
We missed the action of the hand, but a fellow tournament reporter relayed to us that Andrey Zaichenko opened the pot and was called by Ashly Butler. On the flop both players checked. On the turn, Zaichenko bet and Butler called. On the river Zaichenko just check called.
When we got to the table Butler had tabled on a board of . Zaichenko showed but it was no good and Butler scooped the pot worth over 300,000.
|Ashly Butler||1,465,000||205,000 |
|Andrey Zaichenko||215,000||-223,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:10 PM Local Time
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman Eliminated in 8th Place ($28,821)
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman got all her chips in preflop against Ashly Butler.
Butler took a commanding lead when the flop came , giving him top set. A turn opened up a few outs for Shulman, as she now had two gutshot straight draws as well as a low draw that would at least keep her alive with a quarter of the pot. The river was a though, and Butler's set had held up.
|Ashly Butler||1,260,000||335,000 |
|Allyn Jaffrey Shulman||0||-270,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:04 PM Local Time
Judah Approaching 1 Million
Action began with Allyn Jaffrey Shulman who raised to 45,000. Action folded around to Mel Judah who made the call from the small blind.
The flop came out and both players checked to see the on the turn. Judah checked to Shulman who fired off 50,000. Judah called.
The river came down the and Judah led out for 125,000. Shulman quickly tossed her hand into the muck without giving it too much thought.
With that, judah looks as if he is close to the chip lead and is approaching the 1,000,000 chip mark.
|Mel Judah||920,000||140,000 |
|Allyn Jaffrey Shulman||270,000||-140,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:56 PM Local Time
Cards Back in the Air
Players have returned from break, and two more levels will be played before the dinner break.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:55 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break
|Ashly Butler||925,000||-115,000 |
|Mel Judah||780,000||465,000 |
|Vladimir Shchmelev||545,000||-85,000 |
|Andrey Zaichenko||438,000||-132,000 |
|Allyn Jaffrey Shulman||410,000||105,000 |
|Brian Hacker||355,000||-55,000 |
|Tyler Nelson||301,000||26,000 |
|John Cernuto||145,000||-57,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:53 PM Local Time
Judah Hits a Gin Card
Mel Judah raised to 40,000 under the gun, and Ashly Butler called from the button, as did Brian Hacker in the big blind. The flop came , and Hacker checked. Judah bet 100,000, and both opponents called. The turn was the , and Judah bet it all when checked to. Butler folded immediately, but Hacker called.
Hacker had turned two pair to go with his open-ended straight draw and a flush draw. Judah had flopped top pair, and he now had the nut flush draw to go with his nut low draw. The dealer dropped a on the river, giving Judah both the nut flush and the nut low. He pumped his fist as the dealer pushed him the large pot.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:49 PM Local Time
The players are on their second 20-minute break of the day.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
Alexey Makarov Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,171)
Action began with Brian Hacker who opened to 37,000. Mel Judah called before Alexey Makarov squeezed to 144,000 from the small blind. Hacker called but Judah folded, and the two went off to the flop.
The flop came down and after thinking about it for a bit, Makarov moved all in. Hacker looked at his hand to check his cards and announced a call after that.
Hacker had flopped a set and it left Makarov drawing extremely thin. The turn was the ending all matters instantly and that was it for Makarov. The dealer put out the meaningless on the river anyways. With that, the man who began the day as the chip leader was sent to the rail in ninth place.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:26 PM Local Time
Zaichenko Takes One From Shchmelev
Action began with a raise from under the gun to 36,000 from Andrey Zaichenko. He was only called by Vladimir Shchmelev.
The flop came down and Zaichenko led for 40,000. Shchmelev called and the two headed to a turn card.
The dealer dropped the and Zaichenko slowed down with a check. That check prompted Shchmelev to fire out 60,000. Zaichenko quickly called.
The river dropped the and both players checked. "Aces," Zaichenko said. Shchmelev nodded his head and mucked his cards as Zaichenko turned up to collect the pot.
|Vladimir Shchmelev||630,000||-145,000 |
|Andrey Zaichenko||570,000||210,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:23 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:19 PM Local Time
Zhen Cai Eliminated in 10th Place ($17,219)
Ashly Butler raised to 32,000 on the button, and Zhen Cai came along from the big blind.
Cai check-raised Butler's continuation-bet on the flop to 153,000. Butler made the call. The turn was a , and Cai moved all in. Butler snap-called, showing for a wrap draw that turned into the nut straight.
"We've got outs," Cai said, showing for a set and a flush draw. The river was a , missing Cai's hand and ending his tournament.
|Ashly Butler||1,040,000||375,000 |
|Zhen Cai||0||-521,000 |