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

Kellstrom Slipping


Dana Kellstrom opened with a raise and Rafe Furst and Dutch Boyd made the call from the blinds.

Furst fired out 5,000 on the {J-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} flop and was called by both Boyd and Kellstrom as the {7-Hearts} landed on the turn.

Again Furst fired out with both players making the call as the river peeled the {8-Clubs}. Furst checked, Boyd bet 10,000 and Kellstrom called as Furst passed.

Boyd tabled his {A-Clubs}{J-Spades} to best Kellstrom's {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} to see Kellstrom slip to 42,000 as Boyd climbs to 190,000 in chips.

Tags: Rafe FurstDutch BoydDana Kellstrom

Meinders Rivers Pair


Alexander Borteh opened to 10,000 and Brian Meinders three-bet to 15,000 from the button.

Borteh made the call before check-calling a bet on the {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop before the turn of the {5-Spades} was checked through.

The river landed the {7-Diamonds} and Borteh check-called a 10,000-chip bet from Meinders, only to muck at the sight of Meinders' {A-Spades}{7-Spades}.

Meinders is now the clear chip leader with 455,000 in chips.

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Top Pair For Meinders


Brian Meinders opened to 10,000 from the cutoff and Javed Abrahams made the call from the big blind.

The {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} flop was checked through to see the {4-Clubs} land on the turn and a bet of 10,000 follow from Abrahams.

Meinders made the call, and when the {8-Diamonds} spiked on the river, Abrahams fired out 10,000 only to be raised by Meinders to 20,000. Abrahams made the call but mucked at the sight of Meinders {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} to slip to 102,000 as Meinders soars to 365,000 in chips.

Tags: Brian MeindersJaved Abrahams

Color Up and Break

We're eight levels deep into Day 2, and the players have been ordered out of the room for their last twenty-minute break of the night. While they're gone, those pesky purple T500 chips gotta go.

We'll be right back.

Final Eighteen Chip Counts

Here's how they stack up as the final three tables get under way:

Brian Meinders 328,000 18,000
Al Barbieri 300,000 228,000
Domenico Denotaristefani 270,000 45,000
Anh Le 260,000 90,000
Christopher Vitch 210,000 -30,000
Dana Kellstrom 197,000 -8,000
Albert Minnullin 173,000 53,000
JJ Liu 170,000 90,000
Rafe Furst us 145,000 -20,000
Eduardo Miranda 140,000 -56,000
Dutch Boyd 138,000 59,000
Javed Abrahams gb 132,000 -38,000
Alexander Borteh us 120,000 -15,000
Steve Chanthabouasy us 90,000 -55,000
Chuck Danielsson 65,000
Jeff Norman 59,000 -83,000
Tad Jurgens 53,000 -12,000
Julian Parmann 30,000 -90,000

Final Eighteen Redraw


Table 308
Seat 1: Domenico Denotaristefani
Seat 2: Al Barbieri
Seat 3: Chuck Danielsson
Seat 4: Steve Chanthabouasy
Seat 5: Julian Parmann
Seat 6: Eduardo Miranda

Table 309
Seat 1: Rafe Furst
Seat 2: Dutch Boyd
Seat 3: Dana Kellstrom
Seat 4: Christopher Vitch
Seat 5: Tad Jurgens
Seat 6: JJ Liu

Table 316
Seat 1: Anh Le
Seat 2: Albert Minnullin
Seat 3: Javed Abrahams
Seat 4: Alexander Borteh
Seat 5: Jeff Norman
Seat 6: Brian Meinders


With that last elimination, we are down to our final 18 players. The seat cards have been redrawn, and everyone is on the move to the final three tables of six. We'll have the seat draw and the chip counts in just a moment.

McCarrel Eliminated

Casey McCarrel was all in for 6,000 before the flop, and Julian Parmann made the call to put him at risk, turning over a very strong {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}. McCarrel was at risk and he had some catching up to do with {8-Hearts} {10-Spades}.

The flop was a fun sweat as it came down {2-Hearts} {9-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} to give McCarrel an open-ended straight draw to work with. The turn {4-Hearts} was a brick though, and the river {A-Diamonds} was no help either. Unable to improve McCarrel is out in 19th place.

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