Event #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

ElkY Eliminates Player


Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier recently eliminated a player from his table.

We unfortunately missed all the details, but when we arrived at the table Grospellier had {K-}{Q-} sitting in front of him and {A-}{6-} was in front of the empty seat. There were two queens on the board, and ElkY was stacking his newfound chips.

With that knockout he's now up to 35,000 chips.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierElkY

False Accusations FTW


We were walking through the Pavilion Room when we heard a commotion coming from Table 12.

Apparently a player in Seat 5 accused Neil Channing of working with another English player at the table.

"Just because I haven't had a hand in an hour and this man is from my a country - a country filled with 57 million people - you think I'm working on a team with him???" Channing shot at him.

A floorperson listened to both sides of the argument before completely dismissing the accusation and telling the table to, "Play nice."

Mind you that the same player that made this accusation earlier complained about folding after the dealer fanned a flop:

(Dealer flops the cards.)
Player: F***
Dealer: You can't do that sir.
Player: What? Say f***?
Dealer: Well yeah, but you can't react to the flop like that. You're giving away information.
(Player doesn't understand and shrugs.)

Tags: Neil Channing

Berry Busto

Berry Johnston got the last of chips in on a {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} board with {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, but ran into an opponent's {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}.

The {5-Clubs} turn and {Q-Clubs} river were no help to Johnston, out late on Day 1.

Tags: Berry Johnston

Boeree Tanks...Calls...Sweats...Chops....

An early-position player raised to 1,800 and Liv Boeree popped it to 5,000 on the button. The blinds folded and the original raiser made the call.

The flop came down {K-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Boeree's opponent shoved. After confirming the amount, 13,300, Boeree tanked for about 90 seconds and opted to make the call. She showed {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} and her opponent slowly revealed...{A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}.

The {10-Clubs} turn was a sweat for Boeree, but the river {10-Spades} chopped the pot.

Liv has about 20,000.

Tags: Liv Boeree

Bolotin of Lightning


Alex Bolotin recently doubled through an opponent at his table after getting it all-in peflop.

Bolotin held {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts} against an opponent's {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and the board ran {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}, doubling him to 28,000 chips.

Tags: Alex Bolotin

Six-Figure Stack


We've spotted out first stack over six-figures, and it belongs to James Lee.

We missed the specifics of the hand in which he eclipsed it, but we saw him bringing in a wave of chips. Here are some other chip counts we've spotted on the floor:

James Lee us 110,000
Erick Lindgren us 40,000 8,000
Mark Kroon us 25,000 20,500
Tony Dunst us 25,000 20,500
Eugene Todd us 16,000 -12,000

The Phantom Queen of Diamonds


Laying between Tables 13 and 18 was a card face up; the {Q-Diamonds}.

A player on Table 13 picked it up and gave it to a player on Table 18 saying, "It's not ours."

The dealer on Table 13 counted both decks and they both contained 52 cards. A floorperson was called over and was outraged.

"Are you kidding me?!?" he snapped. "We've gotta find where this came from."

The hunt is on for the home of the phantom {Q-Diamonds}, members of the floor are counting numerous decks in the area.

Chip Counts From Around The Pavilion

Tom Dwan us 65,000 -5,000
Neil Channing gb 48,000 -16,000
Shaun Deeb us 45,000 9,000
Brett Jungblut us 36,000 -2,000
Jason Young us 35,000 18,000
Darryll Fish us 30,000
Liv Boeree gb 26,000 1,000
Jerry Yang us 24,000
Thor Hansen us 22,000 17,500
Bertrand Grospellier fr 22,000 2,000
Berry Johnston us 14,000 9,500
Steve Zolotow us 12,000 6,800
Andrew Lichtenberger us 11,000 2,400
Alex Bolotin us 10,000 5,500
Amnon Filippi us 5,000 500
Emanuel Failla us 4,000 -500
Annette Obrestad no Busted
Anthony Yeh Busted
Brett Linbo Busted

Anthony No


Anthony Yeh struggled throughout the last two levels and busted here in the beginning minutes of Level 9.

The action folded to a gentleman in middle position who opened for 2,000. Play folded to Yeh who three-bet shoved to 6,300 total and his opponent called. Yeh tabled {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, but his opponent showed {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and he couldn't find a seven in the deck.

Tags: Anthony Yeh

Break It Down

The players are on their final 20-minute break of the night.