Event 5: $1,650 No Limit Hold'em w/ Bounties

Event Info

Prize Pool 533,500 AUD
Players 381
Players Left 381

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 3,000

Final Table Set

The final table has been set, but the seats have yet to be drawn. Here's the eight players that moved on and their chip counts.

Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis - 758,000
David Steicke - 701,000
Brian Payne - 699,000
Steve Friedlander - 680,000
David Lacchia - 340,000
Mick Nolton - 254,000
Grant Levy - 203,000
Luke Abolins - 180,000

The final table starts at 7:00 p.m. local time and we'll see you back here then!

Derias the Last to Go

Sherif Derias moved all in preflop after Brian Payne raised the action. Payne made the quick call and tabled {3-Hearts} {3-Clubs}. Derias held {K-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}.

Payne flopped a set and went on to win the hand as the board ran out {A-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {3-Spades} {2-Spades} {K-Hearts}.

Another Table Complete

Grant Levy and David Steicke are moving to the final table with the elimination of Matthew Rolfe. They'll be back at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

Vorontnjak Busted; Lacchia and Friedlander Move On

Paul Vorontnjak just busted when he moved in preflop with {A-Clubs} {9-Clubs} against David Lacchia's pocket kings.

The bord ran out {A-Spades} {8-Diamonds} {5-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} and sent Vorontnjak to the rail.

Table 14 is now complete with Steve Friedlander and Lacchia moving on to the final table.

Gray Skies

Jason Gray raised to 35,000 preflop and was called by Steve Friedlander. The flop came down {A-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} and Gray moved all in. Friedlander called holding {A-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}. The all-in Gray held {2-Diamonds} {2-Hearts}.

The turn was the {A-Spades}, leaving Gray drawing dead to a deuce. The river was the {4-Spades} and that was it for Gray.

Friedlander mentioned that one was for the Nevada Retin Associates back in Reno, Nevada. He's up over 300,000 chips and down to the final three at his table.

Back in Action

The players are back from their break and the cards are in the air again.

Break Time!

The remaining players have gone on a ten minute break. We'll be right back.

One Bounty Lighter

Jason Gray and Neil Channing got all of their chips in the middle preflop. Gray tabled {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} and Channing tabled {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}.

The board came down {j-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Gray collected another bounty to add to his collection, as he has had it out for the bounty players in this event busting four already. Gray has 210,000 and Channing has hit the rail.

A Busy Day in the Crown Poker Room

There are quite a few tournaments running at the moment. This one, the $1,100 AUD H.O.R.S.E event and one that is about to get underway, the Celebrity Challenge. There are quite a few actors and sports stars roaming the halls here and even some Vegas-style show girls.