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

99 Players to Go!

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With the field now at 99 players, here's the latest round of payouts for you:

100Erica SchoenbergUnited States$4,432
101Ryan FairUnited States$4,432
102Taylor ShpurUnited States$4,432
103Brian FlemingCanada$4,432
104Kevin BuckUnited States$4,432
105Jeffrey ForrestUnited States$4,432
106Isidro SifuentesUnited States$4,432
107Aneris AdomkeviciusLithuania$4,432
108David HicksUnited States$4,432
109Noah WeimerUnited States$4,432
110Jussi JaatinenFinland$4,432
111Roy SachsUnited States$4,432
112Ryan BuckholtzUnited States$4,432
113Matt IlesUnited Kingdom$4,432
114Robert RottmannUnited States$4,432
115Luke FieldsUnited Kingdom$4,432
116Gabriel VezinaCanada$4,432
117Erhart EdquistUnited States$4,432
118Andrew McelroyUnited States$4,432
119Quang TranCanada$4,432
120Thai TollyUnited States$4,432
121Chris VioxUnited States$4,432
122Rasmus SibastDenmark$4,432
123Todd TerryUnited States$4,432
124David RoodCanada$4,432

From here, we hit another pay-jump! The players left in today's event are now assured at least $5,071.

Kelly Stays Alive

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Dan Kelly moved all in preflop and was called by one other player. Kelly turned over {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} and his opponent turned over {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {6-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts}.

Kelly now has over 160,000 in chips.

Tags: Dan Kelly

Brooks Eliminated

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Gregory Brooks pushed his short stack into the middle preflop and was called by Christian Harder. Brooks turned over {7-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Harder turned over {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}.

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Hearts}.

Harder sits with 165,000 in front of him.

Tags: Christian HarderGregory Brooks

Dollinger Doubles

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Evan Dollinger raised to 8,000 preflop and Gregory Brooks reraised all in from the big blind. Dollinger called to put himself at risk for elimination.

Dollinger: {10-}{10-}
Brooks: {a-}{q-}

The board played out {k-}{7-}{7-}{4-}{2-}.

Dollinger's friend came up from the rail and slapped him on the behind, he was so happy for him. Dollinger is now up to 135,000 and Brooks is short stacked.

Tags: Evan DollingerGregory Brooks

Marsh Eliminated

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

A player in middle position raised to 4,000 and was reraised by Justin Marsh who pushed all in for his remaining 35,000. Kenny Nguyen called the all in and the original raiser folded.

Nguyen: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{5-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}.

Nguyen now sits with 140,000 in chips.

Tags: Justin MarshKenny Nguyen

Toth All But Out

Richard Toth is almost eliminated.
Richard Toth is almost eliminated.

Richard Toth opened for 8,000 in late position and was called by Helen Ellis in the big blind. The flop came {J-Spades} {9-Hearts} {5-Clubs}, Ellis check-called 11,000 from Toth. The turn fell {Q-Clubs} and both players checked. The river produced the {9-Diamonds} and Ellis quietly announced all in for 64,000.

Toth called and lost all the color in his face when Ellis tabled {K-Clubs} {10-Hearts}. Toth flashed pocket aces and counted down his stack. Toth was almost exactly even with Ellis and when it was all said and done he had exactly two 500 chips. He went all in on the next hand and won, but still not enough for one big blind.

Helen Ellis 130,000 -28,000
Richard Toth 1,000 -54,000

Tags: Helen EllisRichard Toth

Buck Bucked

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Kevin Buck went all in on a flop of {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for his remaining 75,000 chips. Allan Le made the call.

Buck turned over {8-Clubs}{8-Spades} for a set of eights and Le turned over {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

The board ran out with the {4-Clubs} on the turn and the {3-Diamonds} on the river.

Le took down the pot and now has around 360,000 in chips.

Tags: Allan LeKevin Buck

Turner Crippled

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Action started when a player in middle position raised to 8,500 and was reraised by Nelson Resendiz to 19,000. Jonathan Turner then reraised to about 23,000 and Resendiz pushed all in. Turner made the call.

Turner: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Resendiz: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Turner is down to around 40,000 and Resendiz is up to around 235,000.

Tags: Jonathan TurnerNelson Resendiz

Plouffe Doesn't Hit

Philippe Plouffe moved all in from the cutoff and action folded around to Garrett Beckman, who made the call. Plouffe tabled {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades} and had to catch to best Beckman's {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}.

Board: {8-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {J-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {2-Spades}

Failing to improve Plouffe sent a big chunk of his stack over Beckman and is short stacked at the moment.

Garrett Beckman 130,000 109,000
Philippe Plouffe 36,000 -79,000

Tags: Garrett BeckmanPhilippe Plouffe

Adios Adomkevicius

After having lost a massive pot in a previous hand, Aneris Adomkevicius was practically forced all in before the flop with a measly {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, only to be called down by Peter Ketterling who tabled {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}.

Adomkevicius found a little bit of help on the flop of {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, but the {4-Diamonds} on the turn put Ketterling even further ahead. Needing a six to stay alive, Adomkevicius fell one short with the river {5-Diamonds} and went busto.

Peter Ketterling 149,000 114,400
Aneris Adomkevicius Busted