Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Kirchner KO's Troubat

With the pot built up to more than 90,000, we picked up the action between Isaac Kirchner and Nicholas Troubat on a board of {6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{A-Spades}{9-Spades}; Kirchner checked to Troubat who led out for 45,000 after the river.

That bet sent Kirchner into the tank for a good four minutes before he announced a check-raise all-in. Troubat insta-called, but tried to muck after Kirchner revealed {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} for a flopped set. As Troubat was the aggressor, he was required to show his cards, which turned out to be {a-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}.

After the chips were cut down, it was revealed that Kirchner had Troubat covered by just 4,000 in chips!

Isaac Kirchner 338,000 287,400
Nicholas Troubat Busted

Kenny Nguyen Doubles Up

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 60 ante

Kenny Nguyen moved all in preflop for his remaining 66,000 chips and was called by Dominique Mosley.

Mosley: {8-}{8-}
Nguyen: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

Nguyen now has around 135,000 in chips.

Tags: Dominique MosleyKenny Nguyen

Barille Bounces Tollerene

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 60 ante

Ben Tollerene moved all in preflop and Bryan Barrile called behind him.

Tollerene: {6-Spades} {6-Hearts}
Barrile: {A-Spades} {A-Hearts}

Board: {4-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {K-Spades} {A-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds}

The ace on the turn was the exclamation point that Tollerene didn't need. Tollerene had a rough day on the felt and his tournament is over.

Tags: Ben TollerenBryan Barrile

Papola Eliminated

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 60 ante

Jonathan Papola got all his chips in the middle preflop with an opponent. Papola turned over {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and his opponent turned over {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}.

The flop ran out {4-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} giving Papola a flush draw. Papola just couldn't get there as the {4-Diamonds} fell on the turn and the {4-Spades} came on the river.

Tags: Jonathan Papola

White's All Right

The action folded around to a player in middle position who raised to 16,000; Thomas White then came in with a reraise of 34,000 from the button and the others got out of the way before the middle position player four-bet it to 84,000. White snap-shoved and the middle position player beat him into the pot.

Opponent: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}
White: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

To White's relief, he managed to hit quads on the board of {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts} to double up and stay alive in this tournament.

Thomas White 270,000 165,000

Wade Picks Up Easy Pot

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 60 ante

Alexander Herring moved all in directly to Tristian Wade's right. Wade called and tabled {A-Hearts} {4-Hearts} and needed to hold against Herring's {Q-Spades} {4-Clubs}.

The board ran {5-Spades} {7-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} {8-Hearts} and Wade picked up an easy pot and knockout. Wade is up to 240,000.

Tags: Alexander HerringTristian Wade

LeFrancois Eliminated

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 60 ante
Pascal LeFrancois - Eliminated
Pascal LeFrancois - Eliminated

A player opened up the action with a 16,000 raise and Pascal LeFrancois reraised to 40,000. His opponent reraised to 140,000 and LeFrancois moved all in. His opponent made the call.

LeFrancois turned over {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} and his opponent turned up {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}.

The flop ran out {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. The {4-Hearts} fell on the turn giving LeFrancois' opponent the nut flush. The river brought the {10-Diamonds} and LeFrancois was sent to the rail.

Tags: Pascal LeFrancois


Updated Payouts

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
72Helen EllisUnited States$8,012
73Edward HoCanada$6,819
74Andrew BrussardUnited States$6,819
75Alexander HeringGermany$6,819
76Dan KellyUnited States$6,819
77David BriedisUnited States$6,819
78Tomas MacnamaraUnited Kingdom$6,819
79Matthew HintonUnited States$6,819
80Michael PaciorekUnited States$6,819
81Charles MooreUnited States$6,819
82Raymond MatthaeiUnited States$5,838

Lam Continues to Climb

Simon Lam called an all in shove preflop from Garrett Beckman for 57,000.

Lam: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Beckman: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Lam hit an ace on the flop when it ran out {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. The {8-Spades} fell on the turn and the {5-Diamonds} came on the river.

Simon Lam 607,000
Garrett Beckman Busted

Tags: Garrett BeckmanSimon Lam