Main Event

Mizzi Doubles Through Cohen

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

We arrived at the table in time to see all of the money go in before the flop with Sorel Mizzi at risk for his tournament life against Sam Cohen. Mizzi was all in for what looked to be 94,300 and he was in a dominating position.

Mizzi: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Cohen: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

The board came down {6-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, giving Mizzi a winning set of aces. He scooped the massive pot and now has about 190,000 to his name. Cohen, on the other hand, has dropped to about 88,000.

Sorel Mizzi ca 190,000 125,000
Sam Cohen us 88,000 -72,000

Kuo Low

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Kitty Kuo faced off against Tobias Reinkemeier in a pot where they had got to the turn of a board reading {7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. A bet of 5,000 from Kuo was met by a raise from Reinkemeier that would cost Kuo the rest of her chips.

Kuo tried to get a read from Reinkemeier and pointed at the turn card. A smile broke out on Reinkemeier’s face and after a short time Kuo released her cards to drop down again.

Kitty Kuo tw 17,000 -4,000

Peng Falls To Colman

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Cheng Peng moved the last of his 8,400 chips across the line and after getting a count Daniel Colman made the call. The blinds folded and Colman tabled {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Peng let out a groan which was explained when he turned over his {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}.

Peng called for an ace but it proved elusive on the final board of {4-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. He was out and Colman won the pot.

Daniel Colman us 88,000 8,000
Cheng Peng Busted

Tags: Cheng PengDaniel Colman

Bilyuchenko Busts One

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

An early positioned player opened to 2,000 and Celina Lin flatted from the cutoff. Alexey Bilyuchenko three-bet the action to 6,700 from the button and it folded back to the original opener. He mulled over his decision for quite some time before plopping 8,000 total in the middle for his tournament life. Lin folded and the hands were turned over.

Bilyuchenko: {K-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Opponent: {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}, eliminating Bilyuchenko's opponent from play. Bilyuchenko pulled the pot and now has about 64,000 to his name.

Alexey Bilyuchenko 64,000 35,700

Tags: Alexey Bilyuchenko

Colman Moves Table

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

As reported earlier Daniel Colman’s table has broken. He now has a short stacked Ivan Soshnikov to his left, then Mike McDonald. Also at the table is Billy "The Croc" Argyros.

McDonald is telling the table about his tax situation as a Canadian player, which is similar to Argyros’s in Australia where losses are tax deductible and it is therefore possible to play some tournaments as a kind of “Free roll.”

Kuo Doubles

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We just caught the end of the action as Kitty Kuo doubled up.

Her opponent's {a-}{10-} was in the muck as the board showed {10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Kuo's {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} held.

Kuo however is still short on chips.

Kitty Kuo tw 25,000 15,000

Tags: Kitty Kuo

Back to the Action

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Players have returned to the felt to play out the final hour of this level.

Take Ten

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Players are taking a quick break. When they return they will finish out the final hour of Level 10.

Count Or Call?

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

There was a bit of a dispute at one of the tables when one player had moved all in on the turn of a board reading {4-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. He thought he heard “Call” and flipped over his {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} but the other player insisted he had said “Count” and the cards were flipped back over again. It was unclear if the other player had seen it as he then quickly exposed his own {k-}{10-} before placing them face down again.

The floor was called and it was ruled that the player had not called and instead got a count of 70,800. “Do you want me to call?” He asked the all-in player but there was no answer. After a bit of perhaps face-saving thought the player folded and the {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} was flipped player again. Excitement over they got back to the game with minimal fuss. “If you checked I would go all in.” was the final word on the matter.