Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Richard Kozlowski Eliminated in 6th Place ($13,437)

• Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Richard Kozlowski - 6th place
Richard Kozlowski - 6th place

Preflop Jason Baker raised to 38,000 and was called by Sean Drake. Richard Kozlowski then pushed all in for 158,000. Baker folded but Drake made the call.

Kozlowski: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Drake: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{a-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Kozlowski was sent to the rail in 6th place. He will take home $13, 437.

Tags: Jason BakerRichard KozlowskiSean Drake

Perez Closes the Gap

Chris Perez
Chris Perez

Jason Baker made it 50,000 to go from the cutoff and Christopher Perez three-bet to 175,000 from the small blind. Baker called after a few moments, landing a {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop.

Perez quickly shipped it in and Baker folded immediately, giving the pot to Perez.

Jason Baker 820,000 -180,000
Christopher Perez 700,000 180,000

Tags: Christopher PerezJason Baker

Perez Doubles Through Baker

• Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

In our first big hand since the break, Christopher Perez raised to 40,000. Chip leader Jason Baker then raised to 100,000 and Perez re-raised all in. Baker snap called with his {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} but was trailing to Perez's {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

The board ran out {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Perez doubled to 520,000 while Baker's stack dropped to 1,000,000

Tags: Christopher PerezJason Baker


Two More Levels To Go

• Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Regardless of how many players remain, only two more levels will be played tonight. If a winner is not determined by then, the remaining players will return tomorrow to play for the bracelet.

Chip Counts

Jason Baker 1,219,000 -11,000
Claudio Falcaro 571,000 181,000
Sean Drake 271,000 -24,000
Christopher Perez 214,000 19,000
Richard Kozlowski 170,000 -95,000
Daniel Quach 107,000 27,000


• Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Perez Doubles On Last Hand Before Break

• Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Sean Drake made it 28,000 from the cutoff and Christopher Perez responded by moving all in for 95,000 from the small blind. Drake made the call and turned up {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts} but was behind the {A-Spades}{K-Spades} of Perez. The flop fell {7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, putting Perez even further ahead with a pair of kings. There was no help to Drake as the turn and river came {4-Diamonds} and {J-Spades}

After his double up Chris Perez is up to 214,000.

Tags: Christopher PerezSean Drake

Adam Falk Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,247)

• Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Adam Falk - 7th place
Adam Falk - 7th place

Jason Baker raised to 40,000 from the cutoff and Adam Falk pushed all in for a little over 100,000 from the big blind.

Falk: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Baker: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Falk remained in the lead through the flop of {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and the turn of the {9-Clubs} but the river brought the {k-Clubs} which gave Baker a pair of kings. Falk was eliminated in 7th place and will take home $10,247.

Baker is still our commanding chip leader with 1,230,000.

Tags: Adam FalkJason Baker

Joseph Zeman Eliminated in 8th Place ($7,906)

• Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Joseph Zeman - 8th place
Joseph Zeman - 8th place

We just lost another player. Joseph Zeman pushed all in from early position and was called by Richard Kozlowski.

Zeman: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Kozlowski: {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Zeman's hand looked good until the board ran out {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} giving Kozlowski two pair which was enough to send Zeman to the rail. He will take home $7,906.

Tags: Joseph ZemanRichard Kozlowski