Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

Cleaning Up the Chip Counts


Here are some chip updates as well as some players who are no longer in the tournament.

Joe Serock 21,000
Hoyt Corkins 16,000 11,600
John Racener 15,500
Shawn Buchanan 13,000 4,000
Victor Ramdin 11,000 2,000
Chris Tryba 7,300 -1,700
Blair Rodman 6,000
Mark Gregorich 6,000 -3,000
David Baker 3,500 -5,500
Roland Isra Busted
Alessio Isaia Busted
Gavin Griffin Busted
Phil Hellmuth Busted
Kenna James Busted
Dan Heimiller Busted
Matt Hawrilenko Busted
Matt Stout Busted

Post Flop Value for Kostritsyn

Alexander Kostritsyn raised from the hijack and the small blind was the only caller. On all three streets of the {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} board the small blind check-called a Kostritsyn bet. Once the final call was made, Kostritsyn showed {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} and his opponent mucked.

Alexander Kostritsyn 10,600 3,900

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Hellmuth Quietly Makes His Exit


Phil Hellmuth raised from under the gun and then called an opponent's reraise from the button. It was heads up to the {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop, which Hellmuth bet for his last 200. The button made the call and Hellmuth was on the draw.

Hellmuth: {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Button: {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}

The {4-Diamonds} turn was no help to Hellmuth and neither was the {3-Spades}. The "Poker Brat" showed up late and left early.

Phil Hellmuth Busted

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Time for a Break

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 0 ante

Players are now on their last 15-minute break of the evening. When they return, we'll play two more levels and then call it a night.

Chop It Up

We caught up with the action on a {J-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} board where Shawn Buchanan checked from the small blind. Frank Kassela bet from middle position and was check-raised by Buchanan. Not to be deterred, Kassela made it three bets and Buchanan made it four. Once the {K-Hearts} hit the river however, the action slowed down as Kassela only called one Buchanan bet. Buchanan showed {Q-}{J-} for a full house, queens full of jacks on the turn which became full of kings on the river. Kassela too held {Q-}{J-} for the same hand though as the players chopped it up.

Shawn Buchanan 12,600 3,600
Frank Kassela 12,000 -1,500

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Hellmuth Triples Up

We caught up with the action to find Hellmuth all in against two other players with a board of {10-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {4-Spades}. Noah Boeken who was also in the hand faced a raise on the flop, which he called quickly.

Both players checked the {9-Spades} on the turn. With a {3-Clubs} appearing on the river, Boeken again faced another bet from his aggressor which he called.

Hellmuth showed the table {10-Clubs} {2-Hearts} and was able to win the main pot. The side pot was awarded to the player in late position who held {K-Hearts} {9-Clubs}. Boeken mucked his cards.

Hellmuth has 2,000 in chips.

Phil Hellmuth 2,000 1,000

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Updated Chip Counts

Marco Traniello 40,000 6,800
Andre Akkari 35,000 15,000
Michael Shelton 32,000 17,800
Maria Ho 27,000 14,400
Dwyte Pilgrim 23,000 6,500
Ray Henson 23,000 12,800
Shaun Deeb 22,500 3,000
Jeff Shulman 22,000 -2,200
Jason Mercier 21,000 12,000
Al Barbieri 19,000 14,100
Phil Laak 19,000 2,600
Brock Parker 18,000
Scott Clements 17,000 2,000
Matt Glantz 17,000 1,700
Erick Lindgren 15,800 6,800
Noah Boeken 14,000 5,400
David Chiu 14,000 5,600
Frank Kassela 13,500 -1,900
Justin Smith 13,400 2,900
Jimmy Fricke 12,000 -4,000
Liz Lieu 11,000 4,000
Joe Cassidy 10,400 1,400
Ylon Schwartz 10,300 -1,100
Alex Kamberis 10,200
Isaac Haxton 9,700 -4,300

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Clements Clipped

Brock Parker raised from the cutoff and Scott Clements three-bet on the button. The big blind made it four bets to go which got Parker out of the way while Clements stuck around. The big blind led out on the {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} flop and Clements called. On the {6-Clubs} turn, the big blind check-called a Clements’ bet. Both players checked the {10-Diamonds} river and the big blind turned over {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}. Clements showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades} before he mucked his hand

Scott Clements 15,000 12,800

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