Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Aldridge, Liebert, Jamshidi Out

Sirous Jamshidi
Sirous Jamshidi

Ken Aldridge, winner of a WSOP bracelet in 2009 in the $1,500 six-handed no-limit hold'em event and a final tablist at this year's $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event (where he finished 4th), got off to a good start today but was just eliminated.

Kathy Liebert, who won a WSOP bracelet in 2004 in the $1,500 limit hold'em shootout, has been knocked out here.

And Sirous Jamshidi, who has also made four WSOP final tables himself, was sent to the rail recently as well.

Tags: Kathy LiebertKen AldridgeSirous Jamshidi

Latest Chip Counts

Andrew Talbot 44,200 -2,300
George Lind 31,800 13,800
Yuval Bronshtein 28,000 2,500
Vladimir Geshkenbein 24,200 11,200
Lisa Hamilton 16,700 -1,800
Amanda Musumeci 13,400 -2,500
Florian Langmann 10,300 4,400
Grayson Physioc 9,200 -300
Raymond Rahme 8,100 -1,400
Antoine Saout 6,400 3,100
Van Nguyen 3,700 -2,600
JJ Liu 1,900 -1,100
Kathy Liebert Busted

Ramirez Slips


Facing a raise to 600, Senovio Ramirez three-bet to 4,500 only to have his opponent move all in. Ramirez called the addtional few thousand and we were off to a showdown.

Ramirez: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{J-Clubs} to see Ramirez double his opponent up and slip to 3,000 in chips.

Tags: Senovio Ramirez

Wattel Out

Mike Wattel
Mike Wattel

After surviving with the short-stack for most of the afternoon, Mike Wattel has been eliminated. He got his last chips in good with pocket queens against {Q-}{J-}, but his opponent's flush sent him railward.

Prizepool Announced


The final $1,000 donkament of the World Series has seen 3,844 players take to the felt to form a $3,459,000 prizepool.

The top 396 players will all be heading home with a guaranteed $1,868 in prize money, but it will be the final table that everyone will be aiming for.

1st - $570,960
2nd - $350, 803
3rd - $255,076
4th - $186,818
5th - $138,107
6th - $103,061
7th - $77,633
8th - $59,020
9th - $45,286

Kings Work for Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton
Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton was just all in before the flop but in the good situation of having {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} versus an opponent's {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}.

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and Hamilton doubled to 18,500.

Tags: Lisa Hamilton

Talbot Takes Out Feldman


We came on a big hand just now between Peter Feldman and Andrew "mahowny777" Talbot.

With the board showing {3-Spades}{A-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}, Feldman bet, Talbot raised, and Feldman made the call. Action to that point put the pot at about 7,000. The river then brought the {5-Diamonds}. Feldman checked, and Talbot announced he was all in.

Feldman studied the situation for a couple of minutes, then finally announced he was calling. Talbot tabled {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for queens full of fives, and Feldman nodded and pushed his cards to the dealer. He then pushed his chips forward as well and left, as Talbot had him covered.

That hand puts Talbot above 40,000 -- the biggest stack we've seen thus far.

Tags: Andrew Talbot

Iceman Defrosted

Teddy 'The Iceman' Monroe
Teddy 'The Iceman' Monroe

"We have immediate seating on $20-40 Limit Holdem . . . with The Iceman!" announced one of the cash game supervisors.

"Anyone interested?" he questioned again.

By this logic, and the fact his near-frozen seat is empty and slowly defrosting, Teddy Monroe must be on the rail.

Tags: Teddy Monroe

Chips for Lind

George Lind
George Lind

George Lind, a member of Team PokerStars Online, was just in an all-in situation before the flop. Lind held {J-}{J-} and was racing against his opponent's {A-}{Q-}.

The flop came {10-}{Q-}{5-}, putting his opponent ahead with a pair of queens. The turn was the {8-}. Then came the river -- a jack -- giving Lind trips and knocking out another player.

Lind skips up to 18,000 on that one.

Tags: George Lind

Chop It Up


Mike Wattel, still short-stacked, just put most of his chips at risk again, although this time he had his opponent barely covered.

Wattel tabled his hand -- {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} -- at the site of which his opponent said "I hope I suck out on you with diamonds." He then flipped over {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}.

The dramaless board went {3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, and they chopped the pot. Wattel remains on about 3,000 chips.