Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:06 PM Local Time
Barry Hutter Eliminated in 6th Place ($77,685)
Hand #55: On the button Jason Bigelow raised to 100,000 from the button. Everyone folded and he collected the antes and blinds.
Hand #56: Matthias Bednarek raised from the small blind and took down the pot when Philippe Clerc folded his big blind for 60,000 more.
Hand #57: After a button raise from Matthias Bednarked, Phillipe Clerc moved all in from the small blind. With action back on Bednarek he folded and Clerc was awarded the pot.
Hand #58: Dana Castaneda raised to 100,000 from the small blind. From the big blind Barry Hutter reraised to 300,000. Back on Castaneda, she called to see a flop. The flop came down and Castaneda led for 400,000. Hutter moved all in over the top of the raise for 1,205,000. Castaneda tanked for about three minutes before finally making the call.
Castaneda made a great call and was well ahead in the hand, but she still needed to dodge and or to win the hand. The on the turn was safe for Castaneda, as was the river which improved her to a full house. With that elimination, Castaneda vaulted herself well into the chip lead by eliminating the wire to wire chip leader from days 1 and 2.
|Dana Castaneda||4,000,000||2,200,000 |
|Barry Hutter||0||-3,265,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:55 PM Local Time
Michael Zucchet Doubles Up
Hand #53: Dana Castaneda raised to 90,000, and Barry Hutter three-bet to 225,000. Castaneda folded and Hutter took the pot.
Hand #54: Philippe Clerc raised to 80,000, and Michael Zucchet pushed all in for 600,000 from the big blind. Clerc called, and the players turned up their hands:
The flop came , offering no help to Zucchet. Without even a backdoor draw, Zucchet would need either a king or running eights to win the pot. The turn was the , eliminating Zucchet's runner-runner outs. The river was the giving Zucchet a winning pair of kings and the pot. Zucchet doulbed up and now sits with 1,250,000 in front of him.
|Michael Zucchet||1,250,000||251,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:47 PM Local Time
Zucchet Pitches His Queens
Hand #48: Dana Castaneda opened for 90,000 and was able to take down the blinds and antes without a fight.
Hand #49: Barry Hutter opened to 90,000. Action folded to Matthias Bednarek in the big who jammed all in. Hutter quickly let his hand go and Bednarek scooped the pot.
Hand #50: Jason Bigelow opened the pot for 80,000. When action got to Michael Zucchet he reraised to 200,000. Bigelow called the raise and the two took a flop of . On that flop Bigelow shoved all in and Zucchet folded his face up.
Hand #51: On the button Matthias Bednarek raised to 80,000. Both blinds folded and Bednarek took down the pot.
Hand #52: From the button Phillip Clerc raised and that was good enough to collect the blinds and antes.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:43 PM Local Time
Bednarek Doubles Through Hutter
Hand #43: Philippe Clerc raised to 80,000 from under the gun. Dana Castaneda three-bet to 225,000. Clerc folded, and Castaneda took the pot.
Hand #44: Barry Hutter raised to 90,000. Philippe Clerc then three-bet to 195,000 from the big blind. Hutter called, and the dealer spread for the flop. Clerc led out for 120,000, and Hutter called. The turn was the , and Clerc continued for 300,000. Hutter folded, and Clerc raked in the chips.
Hand #45: Barry Hutter raised to 90,000 under the gun, and everyone else folded.
Hand #46: Dana Castaneda raised from the small blind and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #47: Mattias Bednarek open-shoved all in for 400,000. Barry Hutter called, and the players turned up their cards.
The flop came , giving Hutter a set, but also giving Bednarek an inside-straight draw. The turn was the , completing Bednarek's straight, but Hutter could win the pot if the board paired on the river. The river was actually the , putting a straight on board, but Bednarek's gave him a higher straight, and the pot. He doubled up to 830,000.
|Matthias Bednarek||830,000||335,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:35 PM Local Time
Joseph Wertz Eliminated in 8th Place ($44,032), Jacob Bazeley Eliminated in 7th Place ($58,147)
Hand #42: Joseph Wertz moved all in from under the gun for 310,000. He was called by Barry Hutter from the cutoff. In the next seat over Jacob Bazeley reraised all in for 410,000 over the top. In the small blind, Jason Bigelow moved all in for 1,090,000. Action folded back around to Barry Hutter who folded, bringing the three remaining players to a showdown.
The flop came down giving a little piece to everyone. A pair of jacks for Wertz, and a backdoor flush draw for Bazeley, but it kept Bigelow in the lead. The turn was the which gave Bazeley one of the clubs he was looking for. Fortunately for Bigelow, the river was the blank , allowing him to eliminate both players. Since Bazeley finished with more chips, he earned the higher of the two payout spots.
|Jason Bigelow||2,200,000||1,060,000 |
|Joseph Wertz||0||-320,000 |
|Jacob Bazeley||0||-440,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:27 PM Local Time
Castaneda Doubles Through Hutter
Hand #41: Philippe Clerc raised to 85,000, and Dana Castaneda called. Barry Hutter then three-bet to 285,000 from the button. Clerc folded, and Castaneda called. The flop came . Castaneda checked, and Hutter continued for 375,000. Castaneda responded by pushing all in for 490,000. Hutter called, and the players turned up their cards.
Castaneda was ahead with three jacks, but Hutter had an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the and the river was the , and Dana Castaneda raked in the pot.
Castaneda doubled up to 1,800,000 in chips.
|Dana Castaneda||1,800,000||1,070,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:22 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts For the Final Eight
|Barry Hutter||3,265,000||1,015,000 |
|Philippe Clerc||1,280,000||250,000 |
|Jason Bigelow||1,140,000||-69,000 |
|Michael Zucchet||999,000||-101,000 |
|Dana Castaneda||730,000||180,000 |
|Matthias Bednarek||495,000||-255,000 |
|Jacob Bazeley||440,000||-233,000 |
|Joseph Wertz||320,000||-106,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:21 PM Local Time
Break is Over
The players have returned from break and play will resume momentarily.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:20 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:15 PM Local Time
Time for a Break
The players are now on a short break. Play will resume in 20-minutes, as will our coverage.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:15 PM Local Time
Kenneth Gregersen Eliminated in 9th Place ($33,731)
Hand #39: Michael Zucchet opened with a raise to 75,000. Action folded to Kenneth Gregersen who moved all in for 675,000. When action folded back around to Zucchet who opened folded his . Gregersen showed his as he scooped in the pot.
Hand #40: Gregersen opened the pot with a raise to 75,000. From the small blind, Barry Hutter announced that he was all in. Bazeley folded his big, but Gregersen called quickly all in for his 835,000 chips.
Gregersen got an extreme sweat when the board came down . The on the turn was no help to Hutter and it kept Gregersen in the lead, but the was just the card Hutter was looking for on the river. With that, he was able to scoop the entire huge pot and all of Gregersen's chips as Gregersen was sent to the payout desk to collect his winnings.
|Kenneth Gregersen||0||-938,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:54 PM Local Time
Very Few Flops
Hand #35: Barry Hutter raised to 65,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #36: Philippe Clerc raised to 65,000 under the gun, and everyone else folded.
Hand #37: Jason Bigelow raised to 65,000, and Kenneth Gregersen called from the small blind. Philippe Clerc then three-bet to 145,000 from the big blind. Bigelow folded, and Gregersen called the additional 80,000. The flop came , and Gregersen checked. Clerc continued for 100,000. Gregersen folded, and Clerc won the pot.
Hand #38: Mattias Bednarek raised to 60,000, and Kenneth Gregersen three-bet all in for 530,000. Bednarek folded and Gregersen pulled in the pot.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:46 PM Local Time
Zucchet Gets A Double From Hutter
Hand #32: Barry Hutter opened to 65,000 from the button and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #33: Matthias Bednarek opened the pot with a raise to which Kenneth Gregersen moved all in for 580,000. Action folded back to Bednarek and he folded as well.
Hand #34: From under the gun Bednarek opened to 60,000. Action folded then to Barry Hutter who reraised to 160,000. Action folded to Michael Zucchet in the small blind who reraised all in for 480,000. Hutter thought briefly before making the call.
Zucchet was way ahead and he stayed ahead on the flop. He maintained his lead on the turn and he was able to dodge a nine on the river. That allowed him to double up through Hutter.
|Michael Zucchet||1,100,000||232,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:40 PM Local Time
Clerc Doubles Through Hutter
Hand 28: Michael Zucchet pushed all in for 450,000 and nobody called.
Hand 29: Joseph Wertz open-raised all in for 330,000 and won the pot.
Hand 30: Kenneth Gregersen raised to 65,000, and Barry Hutter called from the big blind. The flop came , and both players checked. The turn was the , and Hutter led out for 90,000. Gregersen called, adn the completed the board. Hutter bet 335,000. Gregersen called, and Hutter turned over . Gregersen mucked, and Hutter pulled in the big pot.
Hand 31: Philippe Clerc raised to 65,000, and Barry Hutter three-bet to 515,000 from the small blind. Clerc moved all in for 460,000 and Hutter called. The players turned up their hands.
The board ran out , and Clerc won the pot with his set of jacks. He doubled up to 1,030,000, while Hutter's stack took a hit.
|Philippe Clerc||1,030,000||-319,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:30 PM Local Time
Double For Bednarek
Hand #26: Action folded to Barry Hutter who raised to 65,000. Everyone folded and Hutter took down the antes and blinds.
Hand #27: From the button Matthias Bednarek moved all in for 351,000 and he received a quick call from Philippe Clerc in the big blind after Kenneth Gregersen folded the small.
Bednarek was in huge trouble, but he was bailed out when the flop came . The on the turn was no help to Clerc who was now behind and the came one street to late to give Clerc any extra outs. With that, Bednarek doubled while Clerc took a minor hit to his stack.
|Matthias Bednarek||750,000||183,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:23 PM Local Time
Clerc and Castaneda Clash
Hand #20: Everyone folded to Philippe Clerc, who raised to 65,000 in the small blind. Dana Castaneda called from the big blind, and the flop came . Clerc bet out for 50,000, and Castaneda quickly raised to 110,000. Clerc folded, and Castaneda won the pot.
Hand #21: Barry Hutter got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #22: Barry Hutter raised to 70,000 from the small blind. Jacob Bazeley then moved all-in from the big blind, prompting a fold from Hutter, and Bazeley pulled in the pot.
Hand #23: Joseph Wertz open-shoved all in, and nobody called. Wertz won the blinds and antes.
Hand #24: Kenneth Gregersen raised to 70,000, and nobody called.
Hand #25: Phillippe Clerc raised to 65,000, and Dana Castaneda was the only caller. The flop fell . Clerc bet 50,000, and Castaneda called. The dealer then turned the , and Clerc checked. Castaneda bet 85,000, and Clerc folded.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:12 PM Local Time
No Flops Here
Hand #15: Action folded to Barry Hutter who raised to 65,000. Everyone folded and Hutter took down the pot.
Hand #16: Philippe Clerc raised to 65,000 who opened from middle position. Action folded around and he was awarded the antes and the blinds.
Hand #17: From under the gun Kenneth Gregersen opened to 65,000. Action folded to Barry Hutter who reraised to 180,000. Action was folded all the way back around to Gregersen who folded as well after thinking about it for a bit.
Hand #18: Jacob Bazeley opened the pot with a raise to 65,000. In the next seat over Jason Bigelow reraised to 175,000. Bazeley folded and Bigelow was pushed the pot.
Hand #19: Michael Zucchet opened with a raise to 75,000. Everyone folded and Zucchet was awarded the pot.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:05 PM Local Time
Castaneda Doubles Again
Hand #14: Michael Zucchet raised to 75,000. Dana Castaneda then moved all in for 255,000. Zucchet called and turned over . Castaneda showed .
The board came , giving Castaneda a set of sevens for the win. She doubled up again and now sits with 550,000.
|Dana Castaneda||550,000||290,000 |
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:59 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:58 PM Local Time
Castaneda Doubles Through Hutter
Hand #11: Kenneth Gregersen opened to 57,000 from the button. The blinds both folded and Gregersen scooped the pot.
Hand #12: Dana Castaneda moved all in from the small blind for 114,000 and she was called by Barry Hutter in the big blind.
The flop came down giving Castaneda the lead with a pair of jacks. The turn was the giving Hutter a ton of outs, but the river was the keeping Castaneda in the lead with her two pair and awarding her a double up.
Hand 13: Joseph Wertz open-shoved all in. Everyone else folded and Wertz won the blinds and antes.
|Barry Hutter||2,250,000||-158,000 |
|Dana Castaneda||260,000||39,000 |