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

Final 27


There are just three tables left, and after the redraw they look like this:

Table 368
Seat 1: Harsukhpaul Sangha
Seat 2: Jason Taus
Seat 3: Michael Smith
Seat 4: Austin McCormick
Seat 5: Joseph Brattole
Seat 6: David Newcomer
Seat 7: Kyle Winter
Seat 8: Tom "Durrrr" Dwan
Seat 9: Waylon Frey

Table 369
Seat 1: Jacobo Fernandez
Seat 2: Simon Watt
Seat 3: Jeremy Fendelet
Seat 4: Venkatesh Gupta
Seat 5: Yat Cheng
Seat 6: Scott Hamilton
Seat 7: Antoine Amourette
Seat 8: Nick "ISpewChips" Phillips
Seat 9: Jody Fayant

Table 372
Seat 1: Marvin Rettenmaier
Seat 2: Eric Ladny
Seat 3: Kyle Julius
Seat 4: Jason Young
Seat 5: Christopher Giddings
Seat 6: Ryan Huntley
Seat 7: David Randall
Seat 8: Rodrigo Horvath
Seat 9: Alex Bolotin

McMahon is McBusto


William McMahon and Scott Hamilton got all the chips in the middle preflop and it was time for another race.

McMahon: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Hamilton: {A-Hearts}{K-}

The {K-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop was was terrible for McMahon and he couldn't find a ten on the turn ({A-Clubs}) or the river ({9-Clubs}).

McMahon is busto and Hamilton is up to 593,000 chips.

Tags: Scott HamiltonWilliam McMahon

McMahon's Four Horsemen

Jeff Hakim was all in for about 75,000 before the flop with {A-Clubs} {8-Hearts}, and he was in very immediate danger of elimination at the hands of William McMahon's {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades}.

If his peril wasn't immediate enough, the flop of {K-Clubs} {2-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} made things quite clear. Quads are unbeatable on that flop, and the meaningless turn and river sent Hakim to the payout desk here in the final level of the night.

McMahon - 256,000

Tags: Jeff HakimWilliam McMahon

Newcomer Not Going Anywhere

David Newcomer was all in preflop for about 85,000, and he was put to the test by David Randall. Newcomer passed. He turned up {A-Spades} {A-Hearts}, and he was in fine shape against the {10-Spades} {J-Spades} of Randall.

The flop was awfully scary for the at-risk Newcomer as it came out {Q-Hearts} {K-Spades} {3-Diamonds} to give his opponent an open ender. If the flop was scary, the turn was just heart-stopping as the {8-Spades} gave Randall another eight outs to the spade flush.

Somehow, the river was a blank {6-Clubs}, and Newcomer fades the outs to double his way up to about 180,000. Randall has slipped to 465,000.

Tags: David NewcomerDavid Randall

Race Day


Two key races just took place in the Amazon Room, one with Scott Hamilton and Jeff "YoungSupremacy" Hakim and the other with Eric "AvrilSharapova" Ladny and Alex Bolotin.

Hamilton and Hakim were all in preflop and the hands were opened:

Hamilton: {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Hakim: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The board ran {5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Hamilton's threes held doubling him to 445,000 chips. Hakim is left with just 83,000.

Moments later Ladny and Bolotin got all the chips in the center and it was another race.

Ladny: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Bolotin: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

Again the pocket pair held after the board ran {5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Ladny doubled to 540,000 chips and Bolotin dropped to 270,000.

Tags: Alex BolotinEric LadnyJeff HakimScott Hamilton

Taus Doubles Through Frey


Jason Taus and Waylon Frey got all the chips in the middle preflop and it was time for a showdown.

Taus: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Frey: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The flop was gold for Taus; {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The {J-Diamonds} turned giving Frey full house outs, but the {K-Diamonds} rivered and Taus' broadway held.

Taus doubled to 170,000 chips and Frey fell to just 70,000.

Tags: Jason TausWaylon Frey

The Proverbial Two Birds

John Nguyen opened the pot to 20,000 from the cutoff seat before William McMahon moved all in for 58,000 in the next seat over. Action came to Samuel Trickett, and he made the call all in for his last 40,000 as well. Let's have a three-way showdown, shall we?

Nguyen: {A-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}
McMahon: {K-Spades} {9-Spades}
Trickett: {8-Hearts} {9-Hearts}

Our intrepid field reporter was momentarily distracted him from catching the board, but king-nine got there with one pair, moving McMahon up to 130,000. That knocks both Nguyen and Trickett out of the tournament, and the big board says 35 players remain.

Tags: John NguyenWilliam McMahonSamuel Trickett

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?


Kyle Julius is the first to eclipse a million chips in Event #11.

Julius opened and Hue Mun moved all in for his remaining 230,000 chips. Julius called with {6-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Mun tabled {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}.

The flop was clean, {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, and so too was the turn, the {10-Spades}. The river was yahtzee for Julius though, it was the {6-Hearts}.

Mun's rail exploded in an angry outcry as he packed his things and hit the rail.

Julius is now the owner of heaps, he has 1,100,000 chips.

Tags: Hue MunKyle Julius