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

We Got to a River!

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Philippe Vert raised to 110,000 from early position and the action folded to Allan Le who reraised to 245,000 from the hijack. All the others got out of the way and Vert called before both players checked the flop of {5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{A-Diamonds} and the turn of the {A-Spades}.

However, on the river of the {A-Hearts}, Vert led out for 350,000, only to quickly fold after Le fired out 1,035,000. Vert is down to 1.2 million while Le is a little over 2.8 million in chips.

Tags: Philippe VertAllan Le

Another Small Pot for Kelton

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The action folded around to Stanley Tavanese who raised to 105,000 from the hijack, only to see Casey Kelton reraise to 235,000 from the cutoff. Tavanese called, but then check-folded after the flop of {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}.

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Updated Chip Counts

For those wondering, wanting and waiting, here's the latest round of chip counts.

Allan Le 2,060,000 -740,000
Stanley Tavanese 2,030,000 -400,000
Robert Koss 1,840,000 290,000
Philippe Vert 1,725,000 370,000
Casey Kelton 1,583,000 113,000
Foster Hays 1,450,000 -75,000
Jeffrey Lavelle 1,350,000 350,000
Tristan Wade 1,065,000 -300,000
Jordan Young 830,000

Not Much Action

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The final table action has slowed considerably. Most pots are won with a three or four bet preflop. They're averaging a flop every five or six hands.

Koss Takes a Pot on the Turn

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Robert Koss opened for 110,000 in early position and Philippe Vert called right behind him. The flop came {K-Hearts} {2-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} and Koss slid out 210,000. Vert called and the turn fell {4-Clubs}. Vert continued betting, pushing out 400,000 and Vert folded.

Tags: Philippe VertRobert Koss


• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Things may have slowed down on the felt, but that hasn't reduced the enthusiasm of the crowd surrounding this final table, which is outnumbering the audience in the "Thunderdome" by about 10:1. There's a particularly large contingent for Tristan Wade, but Jeffrey Lavelle's mob is just as big.

However, they've only seen one flop in the last 15 minutes. After a couple of raised pots with no contest, Foster Hays came in with a raise from under the gun, making it 125,000 to go. Allan Le was the only caller from the big blind, but check-folded after Hays led out for 300,000 after the flop of {J-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}.

Fun on a bun!

Tags: Allan LeFoster Hays

Play Resumes

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The cards are back in the air! Rip 'em, strip 'em and flip 'em!


Chip Counts at the Break

Allan Le 2,800,000 -350,000
Stanley Tavanese 2,430,000 585,000
Robert Koss 1,550,000 230,000
Foster Hays 1,525,000 -445,000
Casey Kelton 1,470,000 640,000
Tristan Wade 1,365,000 -125,000
Philippe Vert 1,355,000 900,000
Jeffrey Lavelle 1,000,000 -615,000
Jordan Young 830,000 30,000