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2010/11 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S ST. LOUIS

Sunday, April 10, 2011 to Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Event #30: $1,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

  • Buy-in: $1,600
  • Prizepool: $0
  • Entries: 449
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, April 11, 2011 2:24 PM Local Time

A few more eliminations have the tournament clock saying 47 players are left, meaning we are two away from the money.

Monday, April 11, 2011 2:22 PM Local Time

Aaron Massey

Action folded to Steve Goff in the cutoff and he promptly raised to 12,500. Aaron Massey was in the small blind and pushed back to the tune of 30,000. Goff gave it some thought before releasing his hand.

Massey, who has shown more than his fair share of bluffs this tournament, flashed    and said, "You have all the chips, but I have the heart." He is up to 200,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 2:13 PM Local Time

After putting in 15,000 each preflop, two players saw a flop of    . The player in middle position bet out 22,000 and received a call from Steve Goff in the cutoff. When the dealer burned and turned the  , the middle-position player moved all in for 70,000 and Goff quickly called:


Middle Position:   

The   was run out on the river for good measure as Goff chipped up to 500,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 2:08 PM Local Time

We are six players from the money and everyone seems to know it. Play has tightened considerably as the remaining field realize they're within striking distance of being paid. There is some good news . . . the blinds and antes are about to go up.

Monday, April 11, 2011 1:56 PM Local Time

ET MacMurray, who began the day as one of the big stacks, was recently eliminated from the tournament. He got all in preflop holding    and was called by the    of Christopher Juul.

The     flop paired Juul and left MacMurray in bad shape. The   turn and   river ensured MacMurray's elimination from the WSOP-Circuit Harrah's St. Louis Main Event just shy of the money. On the other hand, Juul has managed to chip up to 215,000.

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Monday, April 11, 2011 1:48 PM Local Time

We're not sure how he got there, but Troy Weber appears to be the big stack in the tournament. He currently sits with 575,000!

Monday, April 11, 2011 1:39 PM Local Time

ET MacMurray

A short-stacked player moved all in preflop holding    and ran straight into the    of ET MacMurray. Unfortunately for MacMurray, the flop came down     and gave his opponent a set. The   was no help, and MacMurray was left looking for a king on the river. It was not meant to be, however, as the   hit. MacMurray dropped to 220,000 after the hand.

Monday, April 11, 2011 1:30 PM Local Time
Harris Paroya430,000-76,000
Nick Jivkov300,000110,000
Mark Koeln300,000125,000
ET MacMurray285,00033,640
Asheesh Boyapati220,00062,500
David Potter180,0005,000
Chris Viox160,000-19,600
Kyle Cartwright150,0000
Nadya Magnus120,00035,100
Ryan Sponaugle100,00032,800
Monday, April 11, 2011 1:21 PM Local Time

Kyle Cartwright, who started the day with 47,500, has been on quite the heater. The Harrah's Tunica Casino Champion recently eliminated an opponent when he held    in the big blind against the    of the small blind on a board reading      .

Cartwright's full house brought him one step closer to the money and gave him a stack of 150,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 1:03 PM Local Time

Players are now on their first ten-minute break of the day.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:59 PM Local Time

John Land

"Cowboy" John Land had a rough going early on Day 2. He doubled a couple short stacks after losing    to both pocket nines and fours. That left him short stack, and likely a bit frustrated. Things must have continued to get worse for Land, and ultimately led to his elimination as his former seat is now empty.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:56 PM Local Time

We're not even two levels into Day 2 and we've already lost 33 players. At hour-long levels, that works out to losing one player every three and a half minutes or so. At this pace, we'll crack the money bubble (14 players to go) in no time.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:47 PM Local Time

Greg Raymer

Not long after the Elimination of Dennis Phillips, the WSOP-Circuit Harrah's St. Louis lost another big name in 2004 WSOP Main event Champion Greg Raymer. It began when Raymer and an opponent got all of the money in on a board containing     {X}. Raymer held    for a broadway straight, but couldn't overcome the    flush of his opponent. That hand crippled Raymer.

Not long after, Raymer got his remaining chips in with    against the pocket kings of Mark Koeln. The board did not deliver the help Raymer needed and he was eliminated from the Main Event. Meanwhile, Koeln is up to 175,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:42 PM Local Time

Eli Lowenthal raised to 9,300 from early position only to have Terry Stuhldreher make it 24,000 to go from middle position. Action folded back to Lowenthal and he made the call to see the flop fall    . Lowenthal checked, Stuhldreher bet 84,100, leaving himself just 2,500 behind, and Lowenthal tank folded.

Stuhldreher is up to 140,000 while Lowenthal dropped to 170,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:37 PM Local Time

Dennis Phillips

On a flop of    , Dennis Phillips checked only to have chip leader Harris Paroya throw in a bet. Phillips opted for a check-raise, Paroya shoved, and Phillips called off his remaining stack:



It was a brutal set-over-set situation, and Phillips found himself on the raw end of the deal. He needed the last four in the deck to keep his WSOP-Circuit Harrah's St. Louis Main Event hopes alive, but neither the   turn nor   river were it. Just like that, the well-liked St. Louis native was sent to the exit. Meanwhile, Paroya is up to 506,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:32 PM Local Time

Randy Weiget

Robert Weigel called off most of his 62,000 stack from the big blind with    and was in good shape against the    of his opponent. Unfortunately for him, a queen on the river paired his opponent and Weigel was crippled. Subsequently, he was eliminated a short time later.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:28 PM Local Time

We arrived at the table to see a board reading       and the following cards laid out:

Gene Baker:   

Dylan Thomassie:   

Mark Fleddermann:   

As it turned out, Fleddermann was eliminated, Baker was left with just 10,000, and Thomassie chipped up to 250,000. We're not sure when the money went in, though the flop seems the most logical place.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:16 PM Local Time

Roland Isra

On a flop of    , Roland Isra got his last 64,000 in the pot holding    and was up against the    of David Potter. Isra's top pair was behind the bottom two pair of Potter, so he'd have to improve. He couldn't do it as the turn and river ran out the   and   respectively.

Isra was eliminated on the hand while Potter took down the pot and increased his stack to 175,000.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:06 PM Local Time

Randy Weigel had been clinging to a short stack for quite some time when he moved all in under the gun with    and received a call from a player holding   . The board ran out rather uneventful and Weigel managed a double to 60,000, which is still relatively short.

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:00 PM Local Time

Mark "Pegasus" Smith

On a flop of    , Mark "Pegasus" Smith moved all in for his last 35,500 and received a call from Harris Paroya.



Smith had an open-ended straight draw and desperately needed a five or ten. The   turn was no help and neither was the   turn. Smith, who is tied with Men "The Master" Nguyen with four WSOP-Circuit rings, was eliminated from the Harrah's St. Louis Main Event early on Day 2.