Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:51 PM Local Time
Raise and Take It
Hand #6: Mattias Bednarek raised to 50,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #7: Barry Hutter raised to 55,000 and no one called.
Hand #8: Kenneth Gregersen raised to 56,000 under the gun. Everyone else folded, and Gregersen won the blinds and antes.
Hand #9: Barry Hutter won the pot preflop with a raise to 55,000.
Hand #10: Kenneth Gregersen raised to 58,000 from the small blind. Philippe Clerc then three-bet to 130,000 from the big blind. Gregersen then reraised to 288,000. Clerc tanked for a minute and then folded, yielding the pot to Gregersen.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:41 PM Local Time
Three Three-Bets In First Five Hands
Hand #1: Action folded around to Jacob Bazeley who raised to 50,000. Everyone folded and Bazeley took down the pot.
Hand #2: Jason Bigelow opened to 52,000 and he was able to take down the blinds and the antes with that raise.
Hand #3: From the higjack seat, Matthias Benarked raised to 50,000. In the next seat Kenneth Gregersen reraised to 157,000. Action folded back to Bednarek who also folded awarding Gregersen the pot.
Hand #4: Gregersen opened the pot to a raise of 53,000 after everyone folded to him in the hijack. From the small blind, Barry Hutter reraised to 150,000. Action folded back to Gregersen who folded as well and Hutter took down the pot.
Hand #5: Hutter opened to 50,000 from the button. The small blind folded leading to a reraise of 175,000 from Jason Bigelow in the big. Hutter folded awarding the pot to Bigelow.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:30 PM Local Time
Official Chip Counts For the Final Table:
|Barry Hutter||2,408,000||-62,000 |
|Philippe Clerc||1,349,000||4,000 |
|Jason Bigelow||1,209,000||39,000 |
|Kenneth Gregersen||938,000||198,000 |
|Michael Zucchet||868,000||13,000 |
|Jacob Bazeley||673,000||63,000 |
|Matthias Bednarek||567,000||-43,000 |
|Joseph Wertz||426,000||-24,000 |
|Dana Castaneda||221,000||-14,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:19 PM Local Time
Final Table Set to Begin
Players are now taking their seats at the official final table. PokerNews will bring you hand-for-hand coverage of this event until a winner is determined.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:06 PM Local Time
Nicco Maag Eliminated in 10th Place ($26,128)
Barry Hutter opened the preflop action with a raise to 60,000. Nicco Maag called all in for his last 47,000. Then Kenneth Gregersen called 60,000 from the big blind. Gregersen and Hutter both checked the flop, then checked again on the turn and the river. Gregersen showed , Maag showed , and we only saw Hutter's as he send his cards toward the muck. Gergersen won the pot with his pocket fours, and Nicco Maag was eliminated in 10th place. He'll earn $26,128.
The remaining nine players will now move to the Main Stage for the official final table.
|Nicco Maag||0||-100,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:01 PM Local Time
Table Draw and Chip Counts For The Unofficial Final Table
|Barry Hutter||2,470,000||220,000 |
|Philippe Clerc||1,345,000||345,000 |
|Jason Bigelow||1,170,000||730,000 |
|Michael Zucchet||855,000||-445,000 |
|Kenneth Gregersen||740,000||20,000 |
|Matthias Bednarek||610,000||-170,000 |
|Jacob Bazeley||610,000||160,000 |
|Joseph Wertz||450,000||-550,000 |
|Dana Castaneda||235,000||-240,000 |
|Nicco Maag||100,000||-268,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:54 PM Local Time
Molissa Farber Eliminated in 11th Place ($26,128)
Molissa Farber open-shoved all in on two consecutive hands. On the first, nobody called, and she picked up the blinds and antes. The second time, Jason Bigelow called and turned over . Farber showed , and the players were in a virtual coin-flip. The board ran out , and Bigelow won the pot with this pocket tens. Farber was eliminated in 11th Place, earning her $26,128.
The remaining ten players will now redraw to a single table.
|Molissa Farber||0||-370,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:44 PM Local Time
Hutter Makes Some Off Bazeley
Jacob Bazeley opened to 48,000 from the button and he received one call from Barry Hutter in the big blind.
The flop came down and both players checked, then checked again on the turn.
The river was the and Hutter led for 115,000. Bazeley tanked for a bit, then made the call.
Hutter showed for the nut straight. Bazeley just mucked and Hutter was shipped the pot.
|Barry Hutter||2,250,000||505,000 |
|Jacob Bazeley||450,000||-120,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:38 PM Local Time
A Few All-ins, No Calls
Play has been relatively cautious since the end of break, but some of the shorter stacks are trying to chip up. Nicco Maag, Molissa Farber, and Jacob Bazeley have all shoved preflop within the past few minutes, but none of the all-in bets were called.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:23 PM Local Time
Back From Break
The final 11 players are now back from break and will continue playing down to the final table.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:22 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:00 PM Local Time
The players are now on a 20-minute break.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:56 PM Local Time
Big Stack Poker
Two of the biggest stacks left in the tournament just got into a preflop raising war.
Joseph Wertz raised to 45,000 preflop, and Barry Hutter then three-bet to 120,000. Wertz tanked for a couple minutes, then reraised to 320,000. Hutter then thought for a minute before announcing, "All-in." He held more than 1.6 million in chips before the hand started. Wertz thought for a few moments, but acted relatively quickly in releasing his hand.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:51 PM Local Time
Bednarek Not Sleeping Yet
Barry Hutter opened to 45,000 from early position. A few seats over Matthias Bednarek moved his whole stack in. Jacob Bazeley tanked in the small blind for about 30 seconds before releasing his hand. Hutter thought about it briefly as well, then made the call.
"I had sevens," Bazeley announced to the table as he got up to go talk to the rail.
The board came down , meaning that Bazeley would've flopped a set. He walked back to the table and saw this. "I should've just trusted Stephanie," Bazeley said talking about the dealer. The turn was the , and the river was the keeping Bednarek in the lead the whole way and granting him a double up through the chip leader, Hutter.
|Barry Hutter||1,745,000||-309,000 |
|Matthias Bednarek||780,000||420,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:43 PM Local Time
Rupesh Pattni Eliminated in 12th Place ($26,128)
Rupesh Pattni got involved in all-confrontations with Molissa Farber on consecutive hands. On the first, Farber open-shoved all in with about 140,000, and Pattni called. Pattni held , and was behind Farber's . The board ran out . Neither player held a diamond for a flush, and Farber's pair of tens won the pot. Farber doubled up, and Pattni was left crippled.
On the next hand, Farber raised to 50,000, and Pattni three-bet all in for just a little bit more. Farber called and turned over . Pattni held . The board ran out , pairing Pattni's king, but not giving him enough help to pull ahead of Farber's aces. Pattni was eliminated in 12th place, earning $26,128.
|Molissa Farber||370,000||182,000 |
|Rupesh Pattni||0||-160,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:34 PM Local Time
Thomas Hall Eliminated in 13th Place ($20,472)
Michael Zucchet began the action by raising to 45,000 from middle position. Two seats to his left, Thomas Hall moved all in for his entire stack of about 330,000. Action folded back to Zucchet who quickly called.
The flop came giving Hall a set, and it looked as if it would be an easy double up from there, but the turn gave Zucchet some outs that he didn't have before. On the river the came, completely devastating Hall as Zucchet had hit perfect perfect to win the hand with the nut straight on the river.
Hall let out a few deep breaths but managed to maintain his composure through the brutal suck out as he shook hands with everyone and made his way from the tournament area.
|Michael Zucchet||1,300,000||332,000 |
|Thomas Hall||0||-330,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:26 PM Local Time
The Rich Get Richer
Barry Hutter raised to 45,000 preflop, and Kenneth Gregersen three-bet to 100,000. Hutter thought for a minute and made the call, and the dealer spread on the flop. Hutter checked, and Gregersen continued for 85,000. Hutter spend a minute thinking, then check-raised to 180,000. Gregersen went deep into the tank. He thought about the situation and tried to get a read from Hutter, but after about five minutes, he slid his cards toward the dealer, yielding the pot to Hutter.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:15 PM Local Time
A Day Full Of Doubles: Bigelow Gets His
Everyone had folded to the blinds where Thomas Hall moved effectively all in with a covering stack on Jason Bigelow. Bigelow snap called and the two tabled their hands.
The flop came down keeping Bigelow in the lead, but that all changed when the fell on the turn. Hall picked up the lead with a pair of kings, but that changed as well when the fell on the river to give Bigelow a better pair of aces.
With that, Bigelow doubled while Hall was left with just around 300,000 chips.
|Jason Bigelow||440,000||160,000 |
|Thomas Hall||330,000||-363,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:11 PM Local Time
Dana Castaneda raised to 60,000 under the gun, and action folded around to Kenneth Gregersen in the big blind. Gregersen moved all in, and Castaneda called.
The flop all but cinched it for Gregersen, coming . Castaneda would need running nines to make quads to beat Gregersen's jacks, but it was not to be. The turn was the , and the river the , securing the pot - and a double up - for Gregersen.
|Kenneth Gregersen||720,000||369,000 |
|Dana Castaneda||475,000||-391,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:07 PM Local Time
A short-stacked Rupesh Pattni got a walk in the big blind. Before sending his cards back to the dealer, he looked down to see . Pattni laughed it off, though, and is looking for more situations to add to his stack.
|Rupesh Pattni||160,000||-32,000 |