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

Lam Leaps Up Leader Board

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Simon Lam called an all in when a player shoved preflop. Lam turned over {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} and his opponent turned over {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}.

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}.

Lam now has over 500,000 in chips.

Tags: Simon Lam

Troubat Scores Double KO - True Dat!

The action folded to Matthew Hinton who moved all in for 35,000 preflop from late position; Nicolas Troubat called from late position before Michael Paciorek reraised all-in for 45,000 from the small blind. Troubat called and the cards were tabled:

Paciorek: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}
Troubat: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Hinton: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The flop of {4-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{J-Spades} put Troubat out further in front with top set, but Hinton's hand got a little help with the outs to the gut-shot straight draw now open to him. The {10-Hearts} on the turn then gave Paciorek the same opportunity, but they both missed after the {2-Clubs} bricked out on the river.

And with that double elimination, Troubat rockets up the chip counts to almost 240,000!

Nicolas Troubat 240,000 223,300
Michael Paciorek Busted
Matthew Hinton Busted

Harder On Harder Times

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

We caught this hand developing on the flop. Christian Harder bet the flop of {3-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} and Tom Carman called. The turn came {K-Diamonds} and Carman bet 20,000 can Harder called. The river fell {4-Clubs} and Carman bet out 45,000. Harder went into the tank, a call representing a significant portion of his stack.

He sipped his juice and then pushed out calling chips. Carman tabled {8-Diamonds} {8-Spades} and Harder mucked his hand. Carman increased his stack to 420,000 and Harder fell to just under 80,000.

Tags: Christian HarderTom Carman.

Lipkin Builds His Stack

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Robert Lipkin started the action with a preflop raise to 12,000. He was reraised by a player who pushed all in for 93,500. Lipkin made the call.

Lipkin: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

The flop ran out {7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} to put Lipkin ahead with a pair of queens. The {8-Hearts} fell on the turn and the {a-Clubs} hit on the river.

Lipkin now has about 350,000 in chips.

Tags: Robert Lipkin

Beckman All Up in the Club

Garrett Beckman moved all in before the flop for the last of his chips with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and was called down by an opponent who held {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

Fortunately for Beckman though, he picked up the nut flush (and then some) on the board of {6-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{K-Clubs} to double up to almost 90,000 in chips.

Garrett Beckman 90,000 -40,000

Updated Payouts

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
83Thomas MorgenstenUnited States$5,838
84Prahlad FriedmanCanada$5,838
85David IversUnited States$5,838
86Nicholas GoedertUnited States$5,838
87Eric MonteUnited States$5,838
88Laurence HoughtonUnited Kingdom$5,838
89Philippe PlouffeCanada$5,838
90Richard TothHungary$5,838
91Jesse YaginumaUnited States$5,071
92Jonathan TurnerUnited States$5,071
93Gregory BrooksUnited States$5,071
94Joanne MonteavaroUnited States$5,071
95Bobby PoeUnited States$5,071
96Troy JonesUnited States$5,071
97Stefan HendrickxIreland$5,071
98Michael GiampaUnited States$5,071
99Justin MarshUnited States$5,071

Play Resumes

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The cards are back in the air! Three more levels until we bag and tag for the night.


The Seventh-Inning Stretch

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The last 80 players are now on their final 20-minute break the day.

Das Monsterpotten

Ben Tollerene opened for 10,000 and Dylan Thomassie called. The flop came {5-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} {3-Clubs} and Tollerene bet 12,000. Thomassie raised to 29,500 and Tollerene called. The turn came {9-Diamonds}, Tollerene checked and Thomassie bet 48,500. Tollerene called and the river fell {6-Spades}. Tollerene checked and Thomassie slid out 125,000. Tollerene took a minute and called - creating what had to be the biggest pot of the tournament so far.

Thomassie tabled {10-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} for a ten high straight and Tollerene looked sick as he mucked his hand. Thomassie is the new chipleader of the tournament.

Dylan Thomassie 700,000 562,000
Ben Tollerene 134,000 101,700

Tags: Ben TollereneDylan Thomassie