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

Jensen Defeats Ulmer

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Timothy Ulmer
Timothy Ulmer

Timothy Ulmer made it 26,000 to go and Fredrik Jensen made it 300,000 to go, which had Ulmer covered. He quickly made the call and the hands were turned up.

Ulmer: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Jensen: {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board fell jack-high and Ulmer was sent to the rail, collecting $17,145 in prize money.

Tags: Frederik Jensen

Falcon Eliminates Liu

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jia Liu
Jia Liu

We missed the action, but caught up to see Jia Liu heading toward the rail, a victim of Stephen Falcon's {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} on a board of {10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades}.

This pot brings Falcon up to 840,000 in chips.

Tags: Stephen FalconJia Liu

Kenney Flushes Spannenberg Away


The action folded to Tyler Kenney on the button who raised to 26,000. Tore Spannenberg then moved all in from the big blind for 300,000. Kenney tanked for a bet before calling, and we were off to the races.

Kenney: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}
Spannenberg: {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Spannenberg snatched the lead away when the flop fell {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, but the {5-Hearts} on the turn gave Kenney outs to a four flush. The {3-Hearts} on the river completed said flush, and Spannenberg was eliminated from the tournament.

Big brother Bryn came over to congratulate Tyler, and watch him as he stacked his new found chips.

Tyler Kenney 900,000 452,000
Tore Spannenberg Busted

Tags: Tore SpannenbergTyler Kenney

Flurry of Eliminations

[user101598] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

In the first half hour of play today, Robert Thompson, Lars Bonding, Michael Meredith, Adam Laskey, Len Demchak and Marcelo Horta were all eliminated from play.

Lay Doubles

[user101598] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Geoffrey Lay just doubled through Karl Johansson in the first twenty minutes of play. We're not quite sure when the chips got in, but the board was {8-Spades}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, and Lay's {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} bested Johansson's {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Lay is up to 295,000 chips, while Johansson slipped below 200,000.

Tags: Geoffrey LayKarl Johansson


Here Comes Day 3

Andy Frankenberger
Andy Frankenberger

Welcome to Day 3 of EVent #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. A field of 28 remain in contention for the World Series of Poker gold bracelet and Steven Merrifield leads them all with 1.025 million in chips. He'll be joined by Andy Frankenberger, Owen Crowe, Tyler Kenney, Lars Bonding and Matt Graham in quest for victory.

Things are quite hectic here in the Rio and especially in the Amazon Room. Right now, the tournament staff is working on breaking some tables from Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em in order to clear room for this event's restart. One thing in for certain though, with 28 players left we're going to be in for a very long day.

Action is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 PM PT. The goal is to play to a winner, but if we play ten levels first, the tournament need a fourth day due to the ten-level rule. The cards will be in the air shortly so stay tuned!

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

2801Bret Hruby742,000
2802Gabriel Rouleau638,000
2803Frederik Jensen789,000
2804Thao Nguyen691,000
2806Mickey Petersen410,000
2807Adam Laskey391,000
2808Jia Liu265,000
2861Stephen Falcon632,000
2862Matt Graham251,000
2863Tyler Kenney448,000
2864Aleksandr Mozhnyakov831,000
2866Joshua Evans160,000
2867Jacobo Fernandez145,000
2869Timothy Ulmer298,000
2921Owen Crowe462,000
2922Geoffrey Lay168,000
2923Robert Shortway357,100
2925Tore Spannenberg230,000
2927Marcelo Horta222,000
2928Steven Merrifield1,000,025
2929Lars Bonding117,000
2981Jefferson Lasecki124,000
2983Len Demchak91,000
2984Robert Thompson100,000
2985Sidney Hasson384,000
2986Michael Meredith240,000
2988Andy Frankenberger764,000
2989Karl Johansson270,000
Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 3 started