Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,375,000
Players 2500

Next Pay Out

Place 34 $13,905

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Bend But Don't

• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Players are now on a 20-minute break.

Frankenberger Draws First Blood

The first seven or eight hand Andy Frankenberger and Joshua Evans played heads up were decided preflop by either a fold or a raise from the player on the button.

After a bit of chip trading, Josh Evans made it 105,000 to go only to be three-bet to 300,000 by Frankenberger. The flop fell {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and the action went check-check. Then turn brought {5-Hearts} and it checked around once again. The {Q-Spades} came on the river and Frankenberger bet 150,000 causing Evans to muck his cards and Frankenberger to scoop the pot.

Joshua Evans 6,500,000 -300,000
Andy Frankenberger 4,700,000 250,000

Tags: Joshua EvansAndy Frankenberger

Robert Shortway Eliminated in 3rd Place ($263,655)

[user101598] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Robert Shortway - Eliminated in 3rd Place
Robert Shortway - Eliminated in 3rd Place

Robert Shortway moved all in for his last 95,000 on the button, Joshua Evans called in the small blind, and Andy Frankenberger called in the big.

Evans and Frankenberger checked every street as the board ran {3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}, and Frankenberger opened {5-Spades}{4-Hearts} for a straight.

Shortway opened {q-Spades}{10-Hearts} for just queen-high, and the Marine shook his opponent's hands before exiting the Thunderdome.

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerJoshua EvansRobert Shortway

Shortway Crippled

• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

After a raise by Josh Evans from the button and a call by Robert Shortway from the big blind, the players saw a board of {5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Shortway led out only to be raised by Evans. Shortway quickly announced that he was all in for a whopping 3,320,000 more. Shortway actually had a bit more than Evans, so this pot was for Evans' tournament life.

Evans announced a call but was behind the two pair of Shortway's {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Evan's tabled {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and needed help.

The turn came {4-Clubs} and proved no help to Evans. However, the river fell {4-Hearts}, pairing the board and making Evan's jacks and fours the best hand. Evans doubled up to over 6,500,000 and Shortway has been crippled, sitting around 100,000.

Tags: Robert ShortwayJosh Evans

Family Pot

The Final Table
The Final Table

Andy Frankenberger started with the button and raised to 80,000. Robert Shortway called out of the small blind, Joshua Evans defended his big blind, and the flop came down {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. The action checked to Frankenberger who continued for 100,000, and only Evans called.

Both players checked the turn ({6-Hearts}), and the river ({5-Hearts}), and Evans opened up {a-Hearts}{3-Spades} for a pair of aces. They were good, and he raked in the pot.

Andy Frankenberger 4,450,000 -50,000
Robert Shortway 3,550,000 250,000
Joshua Evans 3,450,000

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerRobert ShortwayJoshua Evans

We Have a New Chip Leader

Andy Frankenberger
Andy Frankenberger

From the button, Andy Frankenberger raised to 80,000. Rob Shortway three-bet the action from the small blind to 250,000. After some pondering, Frankenberger four-bet to 600,000. Shortway announced "All in" instantly and Frankenberger called him just as quick.

Frankenberger: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Shortway: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Frankenberger was able to double up and become the new chip leader.

Andy Frankenberger 4,500,000 2,165,000
Robert Shortway 3,300,000 -2,200,000

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerRobert Shortway


Owen Crowe Eliminated in 4th Place ($190,147)

[user101598] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Owen Crowe - 4th Place
Owen Crowe - 4th Place

Owen Crowe got his short stack in preflop with {a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, and was up against the {a-Spades}{9-Clubs} of Andy Frankenberger.

The board ran {9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, and Crowe was eliminated in 4th place.

This was Crowe's fourth WSOP final table in as many years, so don't be surprised if you see him at another one soon!

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerOwen Crowe

Tyler Kenney Eliminated in 5th Place ($138,847)

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Tyler Kenney- 5th Place
Tyler Kenney- 5th Place

Tyler Kenney opened the action for 70,000 only to be reraised by Josh Evans to 250,000. Kenney moved the rest of his stack all in and Evans made the call.

Kenney: {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Evans: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The flop brought much drama, falling {4-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, pairing Evans but giving Kenney a flush draw as well as a gutshot straight draw. The turn came {2-Clubs} and the river bricked out for Kenney as well, coming {J-Spades}. He will take home $138,847 for his efforts.

Tags: Joshua EvansTyler Kenney