Super High Roller

Old McDonald Had a Seven


Matt Glantz opened to 8,000 from under the gun, Mike "Timex" McDonald three-bet to 23,500 from the small blind, and Glantz called. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{j-Spades}, and McDonald led for 25,500. Glantz raised to 56,500, and McDonald tank-called.

The turn was the {k-Spades}, and McDonald thought for a bit before checking. Glantz fired 76,000, sending McDonald deep into the tank. He stared at Glantz for quite some time, then asked him what he had behind.

"Ninety-five," Glantz answered.

McDonald tanked a little longer, then moved all in. Glantz snap-mucked, and McDonald raked in the pot, showing the {7-Clubs}.

Mike McDonald 525,000 151,000
Matt Glantz 95,000 -187,000

Tags: Matt GlantzMichael McDonald

Updated Seat Draw

• Level 7: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
11David Sands
12Galen Hall
13Isaac Haxton
14Chance Kornuth
15Tom Marchese
16Will Molson
17Justin Smith
18Bryn Kenney
21Eugene Katchalov
22Shawn Buchanan
23Mike McDonald
24Daniel Negreanu
25David Benefield
26Matt Glantz
27Yevgeniy Timoshenko
28Erik Seidel
31Humberto Brenes
32Jonathan Duhamel
33Jason Mercier
34Scott Seiver
35Viktor Blom
36Bertrand Grospellier
37Dan Shak
38Sam Stein

Gruissem Gone

[user101598] • Level 7: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Gruissem is eliminated from play.
Gruissem is eliminated from play.

After a series of preflop raises, Philipp Gruissem was all in against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.

Gruissem: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Blom: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The board ran {8-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, and Gruissem was eliminated.

Tags: Philipp GruissemViktor Blom

Buchanan Near the Felt

When we walked up to Table 2, Shawn Buchanan had 55,500 chips out in front of him on a four-bet, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko had five-bet shoved for 130,500 from the small blind. By now, Buchanan was hating life, and he made sure of the amount before making the crying call for nearly all his own chips.

Buchanan: {9-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}
Timoshenko: {Q-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}

Buchanan needed to see a lot of red or a nine in a hurry in order to earn the knockout, but his outs would miss. Timoshenko's overpair held on the {J-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {4-Spades} {6-Hearts} {K-Spades} board, and he smashes the double to bounce back over his starting stack.

For Buchanan, things have gone south in a hurry. He's left with just 30,500 chips and a frown, and Bucky won't be able to wait long before committing that remainder.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko 268,000 137,000
Shawn Buchanan 30,500 -131,500

Tags: Shawn BuchananYevgeniy Timoshenko

Katchalov Busts Augdal

Shortly into Level 7, Terje Augdal busted when he ran {7-}{7-} into Eugene Katchalov's pocket tens. No help arrived for Augdal, who was left with 24,000 and busted to Scott Seiver the following hand.

Scott Seiver 431,000 24,500
Eugene Katchalov 155,000 77,500
Terje Augdal Busted

Tags: Terje Augdal


Chip Counts

Jonathan Duhamel 765,000 30,000
Isaac Haxton 643,000 -17,000
Erik Seidel 538,000 -12,000
Chance Kornuth 520,000
Humberto Brenes 509,500 254,100
Jason Mercier 502,000 27,000
Scott Seiver 406,500 51,500
Viktor Blom 383,000 -32,000
Mike McDonald 374,000 14,000
Daniel Negreanu 345,000 105,000
David Sands 330,000
Galen Hall 284,000 39,000
Matt Glantz 282,000 -21,000
Justin Smith 259,000 -201,000
Sam Stein 236,500 -53,500
Tom Marchese 227,000 2,000
David Benefield 170,000 -120,000
Shawn Buchanan 162,000 -3,000
Will Molson 160,500 5,500
Dan Shak 152,000 29,000
Bertrand Grospellier 146,000 63,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko 131,000 -11,500
Philipp Gruissem 121,000 -19,000
Bryn Kenney 106,000 -14,000
Terje Augdal 102,000 -24,300

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Negreanu Back in the Game

• Level 6: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Don't call it a comeback! On the last hand before the break, we watched Daniel Negreanu fight his way back above his starting stack for the first time in a long time. Three players (including Kid Poker) checked through a {2-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} flop, and the {J-Hearts} turn drew a bet of 12,000 from David Benefield. Only Negreanu had the goods to continue, and his raise to 37,000 forced out the monkey in the middle. Benefield called, though, and the {5-Clubs} filled out the board. Negreanu bet 72,000 at the pot, and Benefield made a reluctant call.

The {2-Hearts} {2-Clubs} appeared in front of Negreanu, and Benefield tucked and mucked.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDavid Benefield


[user101598] • Level 6: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The players are now on their last 15-minute break of the day.

Sands Doubles Through Kornuth

Chance Kornuth opened to 6,500 in middle position and Dave Sands called from the big blind.

The flop fell {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Sands check-called 9,500 from Kornuth, delivering the {7-Spades} on the turn. Another check-call came from Sands, this time for 22,000. The river was the {A-Hearts} and Sands checked for a third time. Kornuth announced all in after a few moments and Sands called quickly with {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a straight. Kornuth flashed {10-}{10-} for a set of tens, but watched as the pot was pushed to Sands.

Chance Kornuth 520,000 -170,000
David Sands 330,000 190,000

Tags: Chance KornuthDavid Sands