Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,134,950
Players 1378

Next Pay Out

Place 12 $33,418

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Ruberto Doubles Through Anton

• Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Ionel Anton opened for 56,000 and Anthony Ruberto called from the small blind. The flop came {3-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {7-Hearts} and Ruberto check-raised all in after a 178,000 bet from Anton. Anton called and flipped over {A-Clubs} {5-Clubs} and Ruberto held {K-Hearts} {10-Spades}.

The board finished {9-Hearts} {2-Hearts} and Anton missed his flush draw, doubling Ruberto to 936,000.

Tags: Anthony RubertoIonel Anton

Moorman Takes A Big One Post Dinner Break

Chris Moorman stacks chips after winning a big pot.
Chris Moorman stacks chips after winning a big pot.

On one of the first hands back from dinner break, Chris Moorman took a big pot off of Dan O'Brien.

Moorman raised to 55,000 from the cutoff and Dan O'Brien re-raised to 148,000 from the small blind and Moorman called.

The flop came out {j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and O'Brien bet out 162,000. Moorman in his methodical, slow method counted out his chips and called.

The turn was {10-Diamonds} and O'Brien bet out 258,000 with Moorman again calling.

The river came the {k-Diamonds} to put four diamonds on the board and O'Brien checked to Moorman who moved all in. O'Brien said, "I think I had you the whole way but that's as ugly as a board can get" and tossed his hand in the muck.

O'Brien fell to just above 1,000,000 after the hand and Moorman is up to nearly 2,000,000.

Chris Moorman 1,900,000 600,000
Dan O'Brien 1,100,000 -586,000

Tags: Chris MoormanDan O'Brien


Final Six Introductions

• Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The final six players have returned from their dinner break and they're having their introductions at the moment.

Chip Counts at the Break

With no players at the table we were able to get up close and personal with each stack.

Oleksii Kovalchuk 3,970,000 -730,000
Ionel Anton 2,375,000 -125,000
Dan O'Brien 1,686,000 -14,000
Chris Moorman 1,300,000 150,000
Anthony Ruberto 740,000 222,000
Mazin Khoury 571,000 51,000

The Dinner Bell Ringeth

• Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The players have reached the end of the level and have been sent on their one hour dinner break.

Will "The Thrill" Failla Eliminated In 7th Place ($60,473)

Will Failla
Will Failla

Will "The Thrill" Failla moved all in on the button for 478,000 and Chris Moorman in the small blind made the call.

Moorman: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Failla: {A-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

Failla called for the {a-Clubs} the entire time the board was being dealt, but it came down {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Failla had no such luck as he hit the rail in seventh place. His elimination has set our official final table of six.

Moorman moves back up over 1,000,000 after the hand.

Chris Moorman 1,150,000
Will Failla Busted

Tags: Chris MoormanWill Failla

Moorman Doubles Up

• Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Will Failla opened for 50,000 from under the gun and Chris Moorman moved all in behind him. Oleksii Kovalchuk called Moorman's all in, action folded back around to Failla and he folded.

Moorman: {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}
Kovalchuk: {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}

Board: {4-Hearts} {K-Clubs} {K-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}

Moorman doubled through the new chipleader and has 638,000.

Tags: Chris MoormanOleksii Kovalchuk

One Outer? No Problem

Anthony Ruberto shrugs off the bad beat by the one outer.
Anthony Ruberto shrugs off the bad beat by the one outer.

In what was undoubtedly the biggest pot of the tournament and one of the sickest beats you can witness, Oleksii Kovalchuk has doubled up off of Anthony Ruberto.

Preflop, Ruberto raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Kovalchuk re-raised to 135,000 from the small blind and Ruberto made the call.

The flop came down {4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and Kovalchuk led out for 150,000. Ruberto smoothly counted out his chips and put in a re-raise to 375,000. Kovalchuk then pushed out a stack of greens to make it 525,000 and Ruberto just called.

The turn was a {10-Spades} and Kovalchuk moved all in for 1,386,000 and Ruberto insta-called turning over {j-Spades}{j-Clubs} for a set of jacks and Kovalchuk was way behind with {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for a lower set and drawing to only the case {4-Hearts}.

Well... that case {4-Hearts} hit the river and the entire Amazon Room erupted in disbelief. After hitting the one outer, Kovalchuk doubled to just about 4,200,000 and Ruberto, who was our chip leader coming into the day and who had maintained that for the majority of Day 3, fell to just 550,000.

Oleksii Kovalchuk 4,200,000 2,060,000
Anthony Ruberto 550,000 -1,600,000

Tags: Anthony RubertoOleski Kovalchuk