Event #23: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Hawrilenko Running on Fumes

Matt Hawrilenko raised from the cutoff seat, and both Tad Jurgens (small blind) and Alexander Borteh (big blind) came along with him to the flop.

It brought {Q-Spades} {10-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} and checks from the blinds, and only Jurgens called Hawrilenko's continuation bet this time. That brought the two of them heads up to the {6-Hearts} turn. Jurgens led out with a bet now, and Hawrilenko called. That action was the same on the {9-Spades} river, and Jurgens flipped up {Q-Clubs} {7-Hearts} for top pair.

Hawrilenko mucked his cards back to the dealer, dropping down to just 3,600 in the process.

Tags: Matt HawrilenkoTad JurgensAlexander Borteh

How 'Bout Some Chips, Bro?

Keith Ferrera us 65,000 3,300
Shawn Buchanan ca 60,000 15,200
Justin Bonomo us 59,000 2,100
Phil Gordon us 59,000 -7,000
David Baker us 57,000 2,000
Noah Boeken nl 54,000 25,000
JJ Liu 52,000 6,400
George Lind us 50,000 400
Vitaly Lunkin ru 37,000 5,800
J.C. Tran 36,000 -5,700
Greg DeBora ca 34,000 -4,000
Clavet Mathieu ca 33,500 3,400
Soheil Shamseddin 31,000 -9,000
Andre Akkari br 31,000 4,100
Michael Binger us 30,000 1,000
Erick Lindgren us 30,000 -5,200
Javed Abrahams gb 29,000 -11,800
Mclean Karr us 27,000 -3,800
John Spadavecchia 27,000 10,900
Andrew Feldman gb 27,000 8,500
Dutch Boyd 26,000 1,300
David Plastik us 23,000 -9,500
Justin Young us 21,000 -2,000
Matt Hawrilenko 19,500 -6,000
Rafe Furst us 18,000 -3,400

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Recent Eliminations

Mike Leah is now on the rail
Mike Leah is now on the rail

With level one action being incredibly fast, we have unfortunately found the seats of both Joe Sebok and Mike Leah empty.

They haven't been moved, but have unluckily found themselves a spot on the rail.

Danielsson Starts The Climb Back


Steve Chanthabouasy opened to 1,600 from the button and Chuck 'danzasmack' Danielsson made the call from the big blind.

Danielsson check-called a 800-chip bet on the {9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{K-Spades} flop before both he and Chanthabouasy checked down the {K-Diamonds} and {Q-Diamonds} on the turn and river.

Chanthabouasy tabled his {A-}{6-}, but it would be Danielsson's {6-Spades}{5-Clubs} that would take down the pot and see him climb back to 18,000 after undergoing a rough start to the day losing more than half his starting stack.

Tags: Chuck DanielssonSteve Chanthabouasy

Gordon Nears the Top

Phil Gordon raised under the gun, and Alexander Queen made it three bets from the small blind. Gordon called, and the two men took a flop of {8-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds}. Gordon called a Queen bet there, and another one on the {J-Spades} turn, and the {2-Diamonds} came on the river. Queen checked this time, and one bet from Phil Gordon was enough to take down the pot without showdown.

Gordon - 66,000
Queen - 70,000

Tags: Phil GordonAlexander Queen

Minnullin Clips Hawrilenko and Glantz

"You have how many sevens?"
"You have how many sevens?"

On a board reading {Q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} Albert Minnullin fired out 1,600 only to have Matt Glantz bump it to 3,200.

With the action on Matt Hawrilenko on the button, he made it three bets to go, only to have Minnullin make it 6,400 total.

Glantz took his time before folding as Hawrilenko made the call.

The river landed the {2-Spades} and Minnullin fired out 1,600 with Hawrilenko just calling.

Minnullin tabled his {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to rake in the pot to move to 67,000 as Hawrilenko and Glantz slipped to 25,500 and 14,000 respectively.

Tags: Albert MinnullinMatt GlantzMatt Hawrilenko

Sebok Slides, Doubles Again

Joe Sebok on Day 1
Joe Sebok on Day 1

Joe Sebok and Robert Zoellner mixed it up in a preflop raising war that left Sebok all in for about 3,500 total, down from the near-10,000 he had a few moments ago. He held {J-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} to Zoellner's {8-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}, and off they went to see about Sebok's survival this time around.

The flop was no fun for Seebs as it came out {J-Hearts} {9-Spades} {8-Spades}. Sebok stood up and started packing his things as the raggy {2-Clubs} came on fourth street. The river sat him right back down, though, as the {J-Spades} re-improved him to the winning trips and doubled him back up to 7,000.

Boeken Flush'd


After exchanging several bets on a board reading {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{3-Spades}{J-Diamonds}, Noah Boeken fired out 1,600 when the river landed the {10-Spades} and was check-called by his opponent William Kakon.

"Nine-high" announced Boeken tabling his {9-Spades}{6-Spades} for a flush.

Kakon mucked and Boeken climbed up to 29,000 in chips.

Tags: Noah BoekenWilliam Kakon

Elk Tracks

We just saw the aforementioned "ElkY" heading out of the room with a quickness, so we figured he'd been relieved of his remaining 7,800 chips. A quick run by his table sees Hui Liu stacking up the Elk's former chips, confirmation that he has indeed been sent off to graze for the rest of the evening.

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier

Muraca Mulled


With the action on Nicholas Muraca he opened with a raise only to get three bet by Christopher Hartman from the big blind. Muraca committed the last of his chips and we were off to a showdown.

Muraca: {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Hartman: {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} to see Hartman river a pair to send Muraca to the rail and himself up to 42,000 in chips.

Tags: Nicholas MuracaChristopher Hartman