Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Portaleoni Wins a Pot

Rodrigo Portaleoni and another player got all the chips in the middle before the flop with Portaleoni's {a-Spades}{j-Spades} dominating the other player's {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. The board ran out {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs} and the other player was sent to the rail while Portaleoni's stack soared to 300,000.

Rodrigo Portaleoni 300,000 155,200

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Cartwright Climbing

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Kyle Cartwright raised from early position and was called by Seat 8, who was the next player to act, and the big blind. When the flop came down {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{A-Spades}, the big blind checked, Cartwright bet 16,500, and both his opponents folded. Ship the pot to Cartwright.

Kyle Cartwright 190,000

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More Eliminations & Payout

[user153638] • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The following players have hit the rail as of late, each receiving their allotted portion of the $4,242,000 prizepool.

93rd- Samuel Greenwood ($4,772)
92nd- Donald Mitchell ($4,772)
91st- Shawn Ensman ($4,772)
90th- Loren Cloninger ($5,459)
89th- Ryan Jaconetti ($5,459)
88th- Pietermichae Degoede ($5,459)
87th- Derek Fitzgerald ($5,459)
86th- James Kasputis ($5,459)
85th- Jia Liu ($5,459)
84th- Dan O'Brien ($5,459)
83rd- Shaun Tobin ($5,459)
82nd- James Lester ($5,459)
81st- Stephen Graner ($6,337)
80th- Tim West ($6,337)
79th- Andrew Brussard ($6,337)

Level:
18
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
500

Give Me a Break!

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Player are now on a 20 minute break.

Dwindling Estrogen in the Field

It appears that we have only two women remaining in the field. One of those is Jamie Kerstetter whose stack has been rising throughout the day. We're sure her mom will be happy to know that Jamie currently has 275,000, well above the average stack.

Jamie Kerstetter 275,000

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Brikis Binks an Ace

Josh Brikis raised to 9,000 from under the gun and action folded to the small blind who called. The player in the big blind then announced he was all in. Brikis followed suit declaring that he was all in as well. The player in the small blind went into the tank and eventually decided to fold.

Big Blind: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Brikis: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The player in the small blind groaned after he saw the hands saying that he had folded pocket jacks, but he wasn't upset for long as the board ran out {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs} giving Brikis a pair of aces and the win.

After the hand Brikis stack grew to 283,000.

Josh Brikis 283,000 113,000

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One for Dato

[user153638] • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With about 60,000 in the pot and a board reading {5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, a player in the big blind checked and Andrea Dato simply moved all in. The big blind, who only had about 55,000 behind, was clearly upset about being put in such a situation. After a moment's thought, the big blind laid down his hand and allowed Dato to take down the pot.

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Young Gets Nice Boost

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Justin Young- Moving On Up
Justin Young- Moving On Up

Action folded around to Justin Young in the cutoff. He raised it to 9,000, and it folded to the big blind, who shoved all in for about 85,000 total. Young made the call for most of his stack, and found that he had his opponent dominated.

Young: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Young looked away as the board ran out {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. Young collected the pot with a straight, and is now up to about 200,000.

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The Comeback Kid

Earlier in the tournament, Jamus Sundstrom and another player ended up all in after a flop of {a-}{6-}{3-} with Sundstrom's {a-}{3-} well ahead of the other player's {a-}{j-}. The turn was a {7-} but the river brought the {6-} giving the other player a better two pair and the win. After that hand Sundstrom was left with two black chips and one green chip, 225 total.

While it would seem that that would be the end of a tournament for any player, Sundstrom took his tiny stack and started an epic comeback. He is now sitting with 219,000 in chips which is well above the average stack.

Jamus Sundstrom 219,000 99,000

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