Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Vengrin Eliminates Rashid

Shamus • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Samad Rashid has been eliminated in 27th place. All in following a flop of {9-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, Rashid held {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for top pair but was way behind Matthew Vengrin's {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and the river the {4-Hearts}, and Rashid is out. Vengrin now has 490,000.

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Adeniya Alive After All-in Against Ausmus

Shamus • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Daniel Negreanu opened with a raise to 18,000 from middle position, then Martins Adeniya, sitting to Negreanu's left, shoved all in over the top for about 120,000. It folded to Jeremy Ausmus in the big blind who reshoved all in his entire stack of about 250,000. Negreanu thought a moment, then shrugged and folded his {9-}{9-} face up.

Adeniya then showed {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and Ausmus {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. "Wow," said Negreanu. "You saved me," referring to Ausmus and his isolating-reshove. "Unless a nine comes, of course."

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Spades} and the turn {K-Clubs}, and Adeniya's jacks were still best. Negreanu's words must've been lingering in his brain, though, as the river brought the {9-Diamonds} and a visible reaction from Adeniya. "No, no, that's me," Negreanu said with a laugh, and Adeniya admitted he'd mistakenly thought for a second the nine had sunk him.

But Adeniya survives, now with 256,000. Ausmus slips to 136,000, while Negreanu hovers around 270,000.

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Filtz Claims Another Victim: Jaka


Massimiliano Martinez started the action, raising to 18,000 from under the gun. It folded around to Justin Filtz, who three-bet to 60,000 in the small blind. Faraz Jaka moved all in for around 300,000 in the big blind, and Martinez went deep into the tank.

After nearly two minutes, Martinez folded, and Filtz made a quick call.

Jaka: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Filtz: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Jaka remained ahead when the dealer fanned {4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, but the {q-Clubs} on the turn gave Filtz a leading pair of queens. The {5-Hearts} bricked on the river, and Jaka was eliminated from the tournament in 28th.

Justin Filtz 1,500,000 30,000
Faraz Jaka Busted

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Singer Gets Filtz'd

We arrived at the table and saw David Singer all in for about 250,000 with {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} against Justin Filtz's {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

All looked fine for Singer through the {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop and {3-Hearts} turn, but the {6-Clubs} hit the river and Singer was eliminated in 29th place.

Justin Filtz 1,470,000 265,000
David Singer Busted

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Maimone Goes Home


Nicholas Maimone was all in for his last 170,000 against Kevin Iacofano. Maimone's {a-Spades}{9-Spades} was well ahead of Iacofano's {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, but there was an eight on the {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} flop. The turn and river came {5-Diamonds}, {7-Hearts} respectively, and Maimone was eliminated from the tournament in 30th.

Kevin Iacofano 990,000 170,000
Nicholas Maimone Busted

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Chip Counts of the Final 30

Justin Filtz 1,205,000 -95,000
Kevin Iacofano 820,000 270,000
Matt Jarvis 750,000 40,000
Massimiliano Martinez 731,000 -29,000
Tore Lukashavgen 660,000 -100,000
Daniel Hirleman 615,000 15,000
Brendon Rubie 600,000 20,000
Jude Ainsworth 451,000 -79,000
Daniel Negreanu 348,000 163,000
Haralabos Voulgaris 340,000 35,000
Matthew Vengrin 332,000 17,000
Wesley Pantling 300,000 50,000
Faraz Jaka 292,000 142,000
Grayson Ramage 290,000 -40,000
Hafiz Khan 290,000 100,000
Jeremy Ausmus 255,000 5,000
David Singer 248,000 -87,000
Mauro Stivoli 240,000 70,000
John Andress 230,000 10,000
Randy Dorfman 220,000 -45,000
Russell Carson 218,000 -47,000
Jonathan Duhamel 194,000 114,000
Robert Merulla 186,000 36,000
Nicholas Maimone 171,000 -94,000
Primoz Cimerman 167,000 -103,000

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Break Time

Shamus • Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Our 30 remaining players are taking the last 20-minute break of the evening. They'll return for one more level before we call it a night.

Ainsworth Bests Jaka


Faraz Jaka opened to 13,000 near the button, and Jude Ainsworth three-bet to 30,000 from the blinds. Jaka called.

The flop came down {4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, and Ainsworth led out for 43,500. Jaka called.

The turn was the {k-Clubs}, and Ainsworth led again - this time for 62,000. Jaka called.

Both players checked after the {10-Hearts} fell on the river, and Ainsworth opened up {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for a pair of tens. Jaka mucked his hand in frustration, and Ainsworth picked up the pot.

Jude Ainsworth 530,000 40,000
Faraz Jaka 150,000 -80,000

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Duhamel and Schleger Chop, Survive

Shamus • Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Jonathan Duhamel, down to a well-below-average 175,000 pushed all in from late position, and Shane "Shaniac" Schleger -- also short with just 145,000 -- called from the blinds. Duhamel showed {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} and Schleger {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}.

"You have the advantage," said Daniel Negreanu, pointing toward the 2010 WSOP Main Event champion. Then came the {7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop. "No, you have the advantage," he revised himself, pointing now to Shaniac. But the turn {7-Hearts} ensured there would be a chop.

"Good hand," said Duhamel to Schleger afterwards. "I didn't like it," said Schleger. "Spades are scary."

Duhamel is still hovering under 200,000, and Schleger remains with a little over 150,000.

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