Event #44: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em

Lew Out, Finne Takes Chip Lead



Yet another elimination to report -- Randy Lew, this time. All in before the flop with {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}, Lew was looking to outrun Timothy Finne's {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

But the flop brought a nine -- {9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{K-Diamonds} -- and Lew was well behind. The {K-Spades} on the turn opened the door a bit, but the {10-Spades} on the river ended Lew's day in 22nd place.

Finne now has 445,000 and currently sits atop the leaderboard.

Tags: Randy LewTimothy Finne

Elezra Eliminated

Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra


Jamie Rosen opened for 9,500 from the hijack seat, the player on the button called, then Eli Elezra raised to 29,500 from the small blind. The big blind folded, Rosen reshoved all in, the button folded, and Elezra called, putting his entire stack of 82,500 at risk.

Elezra {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Rosen {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

Elezra was looking for a jack to survive, but the dealer didn't comply as the board came out {4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Elezra is out in 24th, and Rosen rises to 270,000.

Tags: Eli ElezraJamie Rosen

Steury Stymied



The hits just keep coming. This time it was Aaron Steury all in for his tourney life with {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs} versus Daniel Idema's {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

The dealer delivered the community cards -- {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} -- and Steury is out in 24th place. Idema climbs to 250,000.

Tags: Aaron SteuryDaniel Idema

Stout Out

Matt Stout
Matt Stout


A short-stacked Matt Stout had just doubled through Eli Elezra the hand before when he found himself all in once again with {A-}{Q-} versus Michael Santoro's {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}.

The board came {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Spades}{a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, and Stout is eliminated in 25th. Santoro climbs to 215,000.

Tags: Matt StoutMichael Santoro

Collopy Cut Down



Dwyte Pilgrim opened for 4,500 from under the gun, and Jim Collopy, sitting to his left, made it 24,000 to go. It folded back around and Pilgrim pushed it up to 48,000. Collopy responded by shoving all in, and Pilgrim -- who had Collopy covered -- made the call.

Pilgrim showed {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Collopy {A-Spades}{K-Spades}. The board came {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{10-Spades}{J-Spades}, and Collopy hits the rail in 26th place.

Pilgrim is now up around 300,000 chips.

Tags: Jim CollopyDwyte Pilgrim

Seating Assignments for Final Three Tables


Table 364
Seat 1 -- Valdemar Kwaysser
Seat 2 -- Steven Kelly
Seat 3 -- Jonathan Tamayo
Seat 4 -- Kyle Zartman
Seat 5 -- Gavin Smith
Seat 6 -- Michael Michnik
Seat 7 -- Jonas Klausen
Seat 8 -- Alfonso Amendola
Seat 9 -- Jovon Williams

Table 368
Seat 1 -- Aaron Steury
Seat 2 -- Daniel Idema
Seat 3 -- Johanssy Joseph
Seat 4 -- Dwyte Pilgrim
Seat 5 -- Jim Collopy
Seat 6 -- Timothy Finne
Seat 7 -- Luke Vrabel
Seat 8 -- Randy Lew
Seat 9 -- Cyriel Dohmen

Table 369
Seat 1 -- Kenny Hsiung
Seat 2 -- Tay Nguyen
Seat 3 -- Renaud Desferet
Seat 4 -- Roberto Romanello
Seat 5 -- Michael Santoro
Seat 6 -- Jamie Rosen
Seat 7 -- Jarred Solomon
Seat 8 -- Matt Stout
Seat 9 -- Eli Elezra

We're Back


Players have returned and they are presently redrawing for the final three tables.

Dinner Break


We've reached the end of level 14, and players have taken off for their 60-minute break. Even though we made it down to 27 players just prior to the break coming, they've been sent on their way prior to redrawing for the final three tables. We anticipate that happening upon their return.

See you back about 7:55 p.m. local time when action resumes

White Whacked

Adam White
Adam White


Adam White raised from UTG+1, and only Jonathan Tamayo called from the big blind. The flop came {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Tamayo checked, White bet, Tamayo check-raised, and White called with his remaining chips.

White held {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, while Tamayo had a pair with {K-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and river the {8-Clubs}, and White is out in 28th place. Tamayo chips up to 173,500 as we approach the dinner break.

Tags: Adam WhiteJonathan Tamayo