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

Lunkin Out


Vitaly Lunkin pushed his remaining 3,500 chips in the middle from early position and was called by a player on the button. Lunkin tabled {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} and his opponent opened {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}.

The {5-Clubs}{9-Spades}{A-Spades} flop was terrible for Lunkin and he couldn't find a queen on the turn or river eliminating him from the tournament.

Tags: Vitaly Lunkin

Ivey Eliminated

Phil Ivey was all in after the turn of a {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{10-Clubs}{J-Clubs} board with {A-Spades}{9-Spades}. His opponent held {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and Ivey didn't get there when the {6-Spades} hit the river.

Tags: Phil Ivey

It's All About the Benjamins Baby


The prizepool has been released. If you finish 270th or higher you're guaranteed $2,802, and if you final table this baby here are the top nine payouts:

1st - $614,248
2nd - $381,885
3rd - $270,299
4th - $194,939
5th - $142,346
6th - $105,185
7th - $78,681
8th - $59,547
9th - $45,603

The entire list of payouts can be viewed under the Payouts tab above.

Veldhuis Slipping

Lex Velhuis
Lex Velhuis

Down to about 5,500, Lex Veldhuis just doubled up an opponent. The action is unknown, but the board read {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Veldhuis' {8-Spades}{6-Spades} fell to his opponent's {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}.

A few moments later Veldhuis tried to move all-in from the small blind, double fisting his remaining chips and sliding them in the middle. The dealer did not acknowledge the move as "all-in" however, because he thought Veldhuis acted in two motions. The dealer said that Veldhuis' right hand (containing only 20 or so green T25 chips) was the first to cross the imaginary line.

The entire table came to Velduis' defense though, even the big blind who eventually folded.

Velduis can't even catch a break from the dealer this level.

Tags: Lex Veldhuis

Minneapolis Jim Busts


After Minneapolis Jim Meehan moved to the Pavilion Room he made sure to tell us that he kept his vow and was silent for an hour. As a matter of fact he made it over two hours he told us.

Unfortunately for Meehan, he is now busto from the tournament.

After limp-calling a raise from under the gun, Meehan checked to his opponent after a {J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop. His opponent promptly bet 850.

"Why would a monkey limp from the one-hole?" he asked himself.

Eventually he looked at the dealer and announced a raise, splashing the call chips into the pot and sliding out 3,500 more. His opponent pushed his entire stack forward and Meehan quickly called.

His opponent rolled over {K-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for top pair and Meehan stood up, taking his time before tabling {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}.

"Slow roll?" someone at the table asked tablemate Mohsin Charania quietly.

The {2-Clubs} on the turn was a blank, but the {J-Clubs} on the river made Meehan's opponent two-pair and eliminated him from the tournament.

Slow roll or not it surely was a bad beat for Minneapolis Jim.

Tags: Jim MeehanMinneapolis Jim

Durrrr's Set is Better Than Yours

On a {3-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Spades} board, Tom Dwan bet 1,375. His opponent raised to 4,100 and Dwan wasted little time before sliding a stack of 20,000 into the pot. His opponent called all in with {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, drawing thin against Dwan's {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

Dwan dodged the one outer and is up to 56,000.

Tags: Tom Dwandurrrr

Recent Eliminations


Gavin Smith just walked out of the exits closest to us so we are assuming after that last hand he his busto. Here are some other recent eliminations:

Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade
Humberto Brenes
Justin Filtz
Jonathan "FatalError" Aguiar
Blake Cahail