Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:09 PM Local Time
Almashal Staying Active
After James Biehl raised preflop from middle position to 1,550, Abdulaziz Almashal called out of the big blind. The flop came down , and Almashal checked. Biehl bet 1,000, and Almashal called. On the turn, the hit the board, and Almashal led for 3,000. Biehl made the call to see the pair the board on the river. Almashal checked, Biehl bet 5,000, and Almashal folded.
On the next hand, Matthew Schreiber raised to 1,050 from middle position and action folded to Almashal in the small blind. He tried to just call, but put out too many chips and was forced to min-raise to 1,550. Schreiber fired back with a reraise to 5,500, and Almashal folded.
|Abdulaziz Almashal||185,500||4,925 |
|Matthew Schreiber||50,000||14,300 |
|James Biehl||37,000||9,625 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:08 PM Local Time
Obrestad Over 100,000
We found Annette Obrestad and William Choi locking horns in a classic button versus big blind battle. Choi, who was acting first, bet 6,200 on the turn with the board reading . Obrestad called quickly. The river was the , and Choi came out with 12,200. Obrestad thought for about a minute before making the call. Choi shook his head, indicating he wasn't happy to be called.
Obrestad's top pair on the flop had held up for a sizable pot.
|Annette Obrestad||126,000||17,250 |
|William Choi||32,500||-21,750 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:06 PM Local Time
Wolansky Out (Really, This Time)
Just as we were about to envision an incredible back-from-the-brink comeback story for Steven Wolansky — the player who'd thought he'd been eliminated a short while ago, yet it turned out he had not — the dream of such was dashed, as he found it necessary again to commit his short stack of about six big blinds only this time to be eliminated.
|Steven Wolansky||0||-3,200 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:05 PM Local Time
|Gionni Demers||0||-47,225 |
|Alvin Cheam||0||-27,700 |
|Nicolas Alafogiannis||0||-13,000 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:03 PM Local Time
Dunst Picks One Up
Action folded to Tony Dunst in the cutoff seat, and he opened with a raise to 1,025. Luke Graham called on the button, and the flop came down . Dunst led with a bet of 1,500, and Graham folded.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:02 PM Local Time
Baker Binks Her Flush
We walked up to the table to see Amanda Baker and Nicholas Muraca in a heads up pot on the river, with the board reading . There was about 12,000 in the pot, and Muraca checked to Baker, who fired out 6,500. Muraca spent quite some time in the tank, at least two minutes, before the clock was called. The table started complaining that this was the second or third time the clock had to be called on Muraca, who waited until the eight second mark of the countdown to toss in the call.
Baker showed for a flush on the turn, and Muraca kicked it in, before getting in a low key argument with the player who called the clock on him. The floor came over to break it up, but it appeared that tensions were still high after he left, as the two continued to mumble at each other afterwards. Regardless, Baker took down the nice pot, and is now sitting on over 60,000.
|Amanda Baker||62,000||6,150 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:01 PM Local Time
Rast Takes One from Wright
From under the gun Larry Wright made it 1,250 with Brian Rast and the big blind calling.
The dealer dropped a flop and Wright continued for 1,650 with only Rast calling as the landed on the turn.
Wright checked and Rast pushed out a 4,600-chip bet to put Wright in the tank for close to three minutes before saying, "good hand, nice bluff" as he folded.
With Wright slipping to below 100,000, Rast climbs to roughly 37,000 in chips.
|Larry Wright||97,000||-15,900 |
|Brian Rast||37,000||6,075 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:59 PM Local Time
Second Tourney Life for Wolansky
A three-way preflop situation here during the first hour of Level 6 saw players betting back and forth until Steven Wolansky and another opponent had each committed around 17,000 with the third player stepping aside. Wolansky had and his opponent .
The produced an audible reaction from the table thanks to the possibilities it afforded Wolansky, but after the turn and river he'd lost the hand and quickly got up and departed the Amazon Room.
However, the counting down of chips afterwards revealed that Wolansky actually had his opponent outchipped by 425. Someone was sent after Wolansky, and he returned to his seat saying he'd thought his opponent had him covered.
On the first hand back Wolansky open-raised all in from the cutoff and both blinds called. The other two checked down the board, and when Wolansky tabled it was the best hand and he'd triped his tiny stack.
Not long after that Wolansky doubled up, and is now back over 3,000.
|Steven Wolansky||3,200||-13,800 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:58 PM Local Time
Rowdy Rowdy Pfeifer
After a series of preflop bets, Trinidad and Tobago's Ramlal Basdeo was all in with . Unfortunately for the Trinidadian, he was at risk against Randy Pfeifer, who held , but the flop fell , giving him a set of eights.
Not to worry friends of Pfeifer, the turn was the , giving him a set of aces, and the bricked off on the river. Basdeo hit the rail, while Pfeifer now has 59,000 chips.
|Randy Pfeifer||59,000||25,350 |
|Ramlal Basdeo||0||0 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:57 PM Local Time
Faraz Jaka entered the pot with a raise to 1,200 and was called by Vincent Tognaci from two seats over.
Jaka continued for 1,700 on the flop with Tognaci calling as the landed on the turn. Jaka tossed in 3,600 only to have Tognaci bump it up to 8,000.
Jaka eyed Tognaci's stack but then folded his hand while slipping to just under 22,000 in chips.
|Faraz Jaka||21,800||-7,200 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:56 PM Local Time
Nitsche Couldn't Figure It Out
The flop was just dealt and the player in the small blind checked to Dominik Nitsche who bet 1,000. The small blind raised to 2,500 and Nitsche called.
The player led for 3,000 on the turn and Nitsche called. The came on the river and again the small blind led for 3,000. Nitsche stared at his opponent trying to get that "soul read" but the player sat stoically and still for a solid 90 seconds. He then he broke his stance and he glanced over at Nitsche, who must have picked up on something because he folded shortly after.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:53 PM Local Time
Gerardo Godinez was all in and at risk holding on a flop of . He was up against the of Adam Weinraub, and Weinraub's hand held up as the turn and river bricked , respectively.
Weinraub chipped up to 82,000.
|Adam Weinraub||82,000||22,075 |
|Gerardo Godinez||0||0 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:52 PM Local Time
We found Roberto Musu, Hernan Crespin and Chris Hunichen in a three-way preflop all in.
The board ran out , leaving Musu tripling up with top two and Hunichen busting Crespin in the side pot, as they both had Musu covered.
|Roberto Musu||26,000||8,200 |
|Hernan Crespin||0||-11,100 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:51 PM Local Time
Stephane Blouin opened with a raise to 1,200 from under the gun +1. Action folded to John Juanda who was on the button and he popped it up with a reraise to 3,600. Action folded back around and after a few seconds Blouin just called.
The flop came down and after a few seconds Blouin checked. Juanda continued firing with a bet of 4,200 and Blouin called after thinking for a bit. The turn was the and on that card both players checked. On the river , Blouin put in a bet of 5,200. Juanda took a second look at his cards, counted his chips, then eventually folded his hand. That hand dropped Juanda to under the Day 1 starting stack and left him looking for some much needed chips here on Day 2.
|John Juanda||19,500||-1,750 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:48 PM Local Time
Put the Money in the Pot
When we arrived at Table 439, Heinz Kamutzki and Brendan Flaherty were heads up on a board of . There was about 50,000 in the middle, and Flaherty had fired out a bet of 35,000.
"Will you show?" Kamutzki asked his opponent.
"Yeah, I'll show," the player responded. "If you put the money in the pot."
They went back and forth a bit more, and then Andreas Hoivold got involved.
"You have to show no matter what now," Hoivold told Flaherty. "We're all curious."
"If you all put in five grand," Flaherty shot back, laughing.
Finally, Kamutzki lifted his cards up off of the felt, and started shuffling them so that only Hoivold could see them. This seemed unintentional, but Nathan Goldstein objected, and the dealer ruled that everyone would get to see the hand after Kamutzki had acted.
Kamutzki folded, and the dealer exposed for trip aces.
"Y'all wanna see it?" Flaherty asked, excitedly.
He then pushed the cards into the muck facedown.
|Heinz Kamutzki||98,000||-15,100 |
|Brendan Flaherty||85,000||10,125 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:46 PM Local Time
Some Eliminations from Amazon Purple
|James Koley||0||-32,625 |
|Gerardo Godinez||0||-34,550 |
|Jordan Mcmurter||0||-9,275 |
|Ralph Kotoski||0||-13,800 |
|Kenneth Rawlinson||0||-7,825 |
|Tony Tran||0||-37,950 |
|Ramlal Basdeo||0||-20,675 |
|Thomas Larsen||0||-21,875 |
|Gabriele Lepore||0||-20,150 |
|Michael Vela||0||-16,525 |
|Gregory Robbins||0||-14,625 |
|Jimmy Dowda||0||-8,650 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:44 PM Local Time
Quads for a Double Up
A short-stacked Aaron O'Rourke put the last of his chips in the middle preflop against Michael Stembera. O'Rourke showed , but Stembera turned over , and O'Rourke would need help. That's exactly what he got on the flop, as the dealer spread , giving O'Rourke quads and leaving Stembera drawing dead. The meaningless turn and river were the and the , and O'Rourke doubled up.
He continued building on the next hand, taking down the pot with a preflop three-bet and building his stack up to 24,000.
|Michael Stembera||35,000||-18,650 |
|Aaron O'Rourke||24,000||24,000 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:42 PM Local Time
Another for Ronnie
From the button, Ronnie Bardah opened to 1,100 and the big blind John Coffman defended to see a flop.
Both players checked as the landed on the turn and Coffman tapped the table again.
Bardah fired out a delayed continuation-bet of 1,100 and Coffman immediately folded to see Bardah collect another pot.
|Ronnie Bardah||94,000||4,000 |
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:42 PM Local Time
The action folded around to Kenneth Gregersen, who opened to 1,200 from the hijack. Melanie Weisner then raised it up to 3,500 from the button, and was called by Chane Kampanatsanyakorn on the small blind. Gregersen folded after tanking for a moment, before the flop came down .
After a check, Weisner bet out 5,300 and was called. The fell on the turn, and another bet of 8,100, was check called by Weisner's opponent. The completed the board, and Kampanatsanyakorn instantly bet out 18,000. He was snap called, before turning over his . Weisner then tabled her , for the winning hand, as she scooped in the big pot.
|Melanie Weisner||115,000||33,300 |
|Chane Kampanatsanyakorn||30,000||-31,700 |