Friday, July 5, 2013 9:12 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts; 3 Remain
|Daniel Negreanu||1,067,000||-143,000 |
|Eli Elezra||831,000||26,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||218,000||48,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 9:11 PM Local Time
Brubaker Doubles Through Negreanu
Brian Brubaker raised in the small blind, and Daniel Negreanu reraised from the big blind. Brubaker raised enough to moved all in, and Negreanu called. Both players drew two the first draw, then one the second, and on the third, Brubaker patted, and showed .
Negreanu drew one, showed , and was drawing very slim. He quickly flipped up his last card, a , and Brubaker scored the double up.
|Brian Brubaker||170,000||75,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 9:08 PM Local Time
David Chiu Eliminated in 4th Place ($48,077)
Daniel Negreanu got a walk, then Eli Elezra won a pot off of Negreanu in a blind battle that ended with Elezra drawing to a .
The next hand began with Eli Elezra limping in from the small blind and David Chiu checking his option from the big blind. Elezra initially took three cards and Chiu two, then both checked. Elezra took one after that and Chiu two, and Elezra led with a bet. Chiu thought a moment and called, leaving himself but 79,000 — just under two big bets.
Both took one card on the last draw, and when Elezra bet, Chiu raised all in and Elezra quickly called.
Chiu had , but Elezra had drawn a number three — — and Chiu is out in fourth.
|Daniel Negreanu||1,210,000||-70,000 |
|Eli Elezra||805,000||185,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||95,000||-10,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 9:01 PM Local Time
Brubaker Back Down to 100,000
After nine hands in a row without seeing a draw, we saw Brian Brubaker lose a hand to get back down to 100,000. Eli Elezra raised it up on the button, and Brubaker called from the big blind. He drew two, while Elezra stood pat. Brubaker check called a bet, and the same draws were made. Brubaker checked again, and folded this time when Elezra bet out.
|Eli Elezra||620,000||110,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||105,000||-130,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:55 PM Local Time
Negreanu Adding Still More
In Hand #124, Brian Brubaker raised from the small blind and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind. Both drew two, Brubaker bet, and Negreanu called. From there Brubaker stood pat, while Negreanu drew two and then one.
Brubaker bet after the second draw and Negreanu called. Brubaker then bet all in for his last 14,000 after the third draw, and after Negreanu squeezed his new card to see he'd drawn an , he folded.
From there, Negreanu won the next four hands in a row — all without having to show down a hand — and is now sitting with nearly 1.3 million chips. In other words, Negreanu is edging towards having two-thirds of the chips in play with four players left. Meanwhile, Chiu has slid down to fourth position at the moment.
|Daniel Negreanu||1,280,000||130,000 |
|Eli Elezra||510,000||-95,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||235,000||145,000 |
|David Chiu||175,000||-110,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:48 PM Local Time
Brubaker Crippled, Then Doubles
Brian Brubaker raised it up in the small blind, and Daniel Negreanu three bet from the big blind. Brubaker called, then both players drew two. Brubaker check called a bet, then he drew two again. Negreanu just drew one, and Brubaker folded when Negreanu bet again.
A few hands later, Eli Elezra raised, and Brian Brubaker moved all in. Elezra called, and both players stood pat. Brubaker patted again on the second draw, and Elezra decided to break his hand, discarding one. He did the same on the third draw, and Brubaker fanned out .
Elezra showed , and he was drawing to an eight or a deuce. He sweated the card, but it didn't last long, as he saw paint, a to be exact. Brubaker notched the double up, but is still quite short with 90,000.
|Daniel Negreanu||1,150,000||90,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||90,000||-105,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:37 PM Local Time
"Hey, PokerNews... Write that Daniel Has a Million!"
This sequence began and ended with contested hands, with David Negreanu and David Chiu each winning the blinds twice during the intervening hands with predraw raises.
The first hand saw Chiu raise from under the gun and Eli Elezra defend his big blind. Elezra took three, then one, then stood pat, while Chiu took two on the first draw and stood pat thereafter. Elezra was check-calling bets on the first two rounds, then led with a bet after the third one and Chiu called. Elezra tabled and Chiu mucked.
During those intervening hands, Red Bull Robbie counted up Negreanu's chips and announced he had 990,000, and Elezra and Chiu playfully tossed a 5,000 chip each Negreanu's way.
"Hey, PokerNews," said a grinning Elezra. "Write that Daniel has a million... we gave him enough!"
Negreanu laughed and tossed the chips back, but then he won some more outright from Chiu in another hand that saw the pair battle to the last draw — each taking one on the end — then Negreanu turning over a number three ( ) to win.
|Daniel Negreanu||1,060,000||210,000 |
|Eli Elezra||605,000||155,000 |
|David Chiu||285,000||-135,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||195,000||-95,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:34 PM Local Time
Matthew Ashton Takes Lead in WSOP POY Race
Thanks to four final tables, which includes a win in last night's $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, Matthew Ashton of Liverpool sits atop the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. With that said, Daniel Negreanu, who is in second, is still alive in this event. Things should get interesting.
Current 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Standings
|3||David "Bakes" Baker||475.35|
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:30 PM Local Time
Brubaker Doubles Through Elezra
Brian Brubaker raised on the button, and Eli Elezra called from the big blind. Elezra drew one, while Brubaker drew two, and Elezra bet out. Brubaker called, and Elezra stood pat. Brubaker drew one, and Elezra bet again. Brubaker called, and the same drawing action occurred. Elezra bet one more time, and Brubaker moved all in for 1,000 more. Elezra called, and Brubaker fanned out . Elezra mucked, and Brubaker took down the pot to double up to 450,000.
|Eli Elezra||450,000||-180,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||290,000||75,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:20 PM Local Time
Limits Go Up, Action Slows Down
The start of a new level and the increase in limits had an immediate effect, as the first eight hands of the level — two whole orbits — saw no hand reach the first draw, with a couple of big blind walks and a half-dozen raise-and-takes.
Finally a hand arose in which David Chiu raised from the small blind and Brian Brubaker defended his big blind with a call. Chiu took two and Brubaker three, Chiu bet and Brubaker called. Both then took one on the second draw, with Chiu once more betting and Brubaker once more calling.
The third draw saw Chiu standing pat and Brubaker taking one card. Both checked, Chiu showed , and Brubaker mucked.
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:17 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:14 PM Local Time
David Chiu Knows What You Have
David Chiu raised under the gun, and Brian Brubaker reraised on the button. Chiu called, then drew two, while Brubaker drew one. Chiu check raised Brubaker, and he called. Both players stood pat, and Chiu elected to check call this time. Both players patted again, and Chiu looked down for about 20 seconds before betting out.
Brubaker let out a quick sigh, shook his head, then called. Chiu said "you got eight-seven right," as he confidently fanned out . Brubaker gave Chiu a bit of a nod before mucking his hand, and Chiu took down the pot.
|David Chiu||420,000||105,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||215,000||-155,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:09 PM Local Time
The Final Four Pass the Chips Around
These eight hands saw five of them end quietly before the first draw, and Daniel Negreanu win another prior to the showdown.
Another hand saw Negreanu raising from the button, Chiu three-betting from the big blind, and Negreanu calling. Chiu then drew one card three times, while Negreanu drew one and stood pat thereafter. All three betting rounds saw Chiu check-calling Negreanu's bets.
Negreanu then showed , better than Chiu's , and Negreanu scooped the pot.
The last hand of the sequence was a three-way hand between Eli Elezra, Chiu, and Negreanu in which each only contributed three small bets, with no further betting after the last two draws. Elezra then showed , good enough to win.
|Daniel Negreanu||850,000||165,000 |
|Eli Elezra||630,000||155,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||370,000||-15,000 |
|David Chiu||315,000||-220,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 7:57 PM Local Time
Brubaker Takes a Big One
There were a handful of hands that were either walks or simple raise and take, but Brian Brubaker took down the one big pot in this group. David Chiu raised under the gun, and he was called by Brubaker on the button, and Eli Elezra in the big blind. Everyone drew two, and it was checked to Brubaker, who bet out. Both players called, and while Elezra and Chiu both drew two, Brubaker patted. It was checked to Brubaker again, who fired out, and Chiu was the lone caller.
Chiu drew one at the end, and both players checked. Brubaker showed , and that was good enough to drag the pot.
|Brian Brubaker||385,000||-35,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 7:52 PM Local Time
A Number Two for Chiu
This sequence started with Negreanu winning a blind-vs.-blind hand against Brian Brubaker. Then David Chiu took a hand off of Eli Elezra, betting the latter out of the hand after the second draw.
The third hand saw Brubaker and Negreanu again battling one another, with Brubaker raising from under the gun, Negreanu three-betting from the button, and Brubaker calling. Both took two and checked, then Brubaker took one, Negreanu two, and Brubaker bet and Negreanu called.
The third draw saw Brubaker standing pat and Negreanu taking one, then Negreanu called his opponent's bet. Brubaker showed , barely better than Negreanu's , and won the pot.
Brubaker was involved again on the next hand versus David Chiu, another blinds battle. Chiu raised (SB) and Brubaker called, then Chiu took three and Brubaker one. Chiu check-called a bet from Brubaker, then on the second draw Chiu took two and Brubaker one. Both checked.
The third draw saw Chiu standing pat and Brubaker taking one card. Chiu checked, Brubaker bet, Chiu check-raised, and Brubaker called. Chiu showed (a number two), better than Brubaker's , and Chiu claimed the chips.
|David Chiu||535,000||-105,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||420,000||-35,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 7:40 PM Local Time
David "ODB" Baker Eliminated in 5th Place ($33,399)
David Chiu raised it up from the button, and David "ODB" Baker reraised from the small blind. Chiu called, then drew two, while Baker drew one. Baker bet out, and Chiu called, then drew two, while Baker drew one. Baker bet out again, and this time, Chiu shot back with a raise. Baker called, then drew one, while Chiu stood pat. Baker checked, and Chiu fired out a bet. Baker tanked for about 30 seconds before committing the rest of his chips. Chiu snap called, and showed .
Baker showed , and shook everyone's hand before heading to the payout desk.
|David Chiu||640,000||210,000 |
|David "ODB" Baker||0||-200,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 7:35 PM Local Time
Chiu Adds a Few, Negreanu Nabs One
It was a good orbit for David Chiu, who won three of the five hands. Eli Elezra won one of the others versus Brian Brubaker, and the final hand of the sequence involved Elezra again battling with Daniel Negreanu.
That one saw Negreanu raising from the small blind and Elezra calling from the big blind. Negreanu would draw two, then one, then one again, while Elezra took three, then two, then one.
After all three draws Negreanu bet and Elezra called. "I made an eight," said Elezra after the last call, to which Negreanu responded "I beat you." He then showed his . "A number five," Negreanu added as Elezra mucked.
|Daniel Negreanu||685,000||35,000 |
|Eli Elezra||475,000||-110,000 |
|David Chiu||430,000||95,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 7:25 PM Local Time
Baker Gets Near Double Through Elezra
Eli Elezra raised it up under the gun, and David "ODB" Baker three bet it from the button. Elezra called, and both players drew two cards. Elezra check called a bet, and Elezra drew two, while Baker drew one. Elezra again check called a bet from Baker, who had just 10,000 behind him. Both players drew one, and they both checked.
Baker showed , and Elezra fanned out . He told Baker that he had paint, and he began to sweat the card. If it was a jack, Baker would be all but out of the tournament, but it was a , giving Baker the crucial pot.
|Eli Elezra||585,000||-129,000 |
|David "ODB" Baker||200,000||95,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 7:21 PM Local Time
A Couple for Brubaker, One for Chiu
On the first hand back from the break, Brian Brubaker raised from under the gun, David Chiu three-bet from the small blind, and Brubaker called.
Chiu took one card then stood pat on the next two, while Brubaker drew two cards twice, then stood pat on the end. Chiu led with bets after the first two draws, both called by Brubaker, then both checked after the third draw.
Brubaker showed . "Nine is good," said Chiu as he mucked.
David "ODB" Baker raised from the small blind on the next hand and won, then it was Chiu raising from the cutoff, Negreanu reraising from the big blind, and Chiu calling.
Negreanu stood pat throughout all three draws on this one, while it was Chiu drawing two cards twice, then standing pat. Negreanu bet on all three opportunities, and Chiu called each time.
Negreanu tabled , but Chiu had caught up and passed him with to win the pot.
Brubaker then picked up another hand with a button raise.
|Daniel Negreanu||650,000||-66,000 |
|Brian Brubaker||455,000||114,000 |
|David Chiu||335,000||95,000 |
Friday, July 5, 2013 7:10 PM Local Time
Back At It
The players are in their seats again, and the cards are back in the air.