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

Rest of Planet ≠ Hellmuth

Shamus • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Phil Hellmuth opened for 11,000 from UTG, then Matthew Vengrin reraised to 23,000 from the cutoff. It folded back to Hellmuth who spent about a minute restacking his chips before sitting up in his chair.

"The rest of the planet would have gone with this hand," he said. "I'm just figuring out if I can get away." By then Daniel Negreanu had wandered over from the next table, and Hellmuth asked Negreanu if he'd like a look at his hand. "Sure," Negreanu shrugged. Vengrin started to object, but Hellmuth was kidding. He did show his hand, however, to everyone as he mucked -- {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Vengrin showed his {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} as well.

Hellmuth is down to just under 60,000, while Vengrin has 315,000.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth

Todd Eliminated

• Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Eugene Todd raised to 29,000 preflop and Tore Lukashavgen moved all in. Todd called to put himself at risk for elimination.

Todd: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Lukashavgen: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The flop ran out {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} giving Lukashavgen a flush draw. The {5-Diamonds} hit on the turn and the {3-Hearts} hit on the river to give Lukashavgen the flush and send Todd to the rail.

Lukashavgen now sits with around 550,000 in chips.

Tags: Eugene ToddTore Lukashavgen

Ramage Binks Eight on the River


Grayson Ramage, open-shoved his last 45,500 from early position, and the action folded to Haralabos Voulgaris who called in the blinds.

Ramage: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Voulgaris: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The flop ({j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{7-Spades}) and the turn ({10-Clubs}) were clean, but the {8-Hearts} spiked on the river, doubling Ramage to 92,000 chips.

Haralabos Voulgaris 305,000 75,000
Grayson Ramage 92,000 46,500

Tags: Grayson RamageHaralabos Voulgaris

Aces: Endangered Species

Shamus • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

We were in the midst of watching a large pot brewing between Matt Jarvis and Grayson Ramage when our attention was diverted to the neighboring table.

Shane Schleger was all in with {K-Clubs}{10-Spades} versus Jonathan Duhamel's {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}, and the board had come {K-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, giving Schleger two pair and continued tourney life. He's at about 185,000 now, while Duhamel is back down to about 200,000.

When we'd left the Ramage-Jarvis battle, there had been about 100,000 in the middle with the board showing {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Jarvis having pushed out a bet and Ramage was contemplating what to do next. The consequence of that situation had been all of Jarvis' chips finding their way into the center. Ramage had {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}, but Jarvis -- like Schleger -- had made two pair on the turn as he held {7-Spades}{6-Spades}. The river was the {10-Spades}, and Jarvis was suddenly way up to 650,000. Meanwhile, Ramage has slipped to just under 50,000.

Tags: Grayson RamageJonathan DuhamelMatt JarvisShane Schleger

Smith Sent Packing


Daniel Smith open-shoved his last 80,000 from early position, and the action folded to Daniel Hirleman in the big blind who snapped it off.

Smith: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Hirleman: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Hirleman held as the board ran {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, and Smith hit the rail in 41st.

Daniel Hirleman 263,000 118,000
Daniel Smith Busted

Tags: Daniel HirlemanDaniel Smith



[user101598] • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Bevand Runs Into Filtz's Aces


Justin Filtz started the action by opening to 9,000, a player on the button three-bet to 25,000, and Manuel Bevand moved all in for over 100,000 in the blinds. Filtz called, the third player mucked, and the hands were opened.

Bevand: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Filtz: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}

The board ran {5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}, Bevand was eliminated from the tournament, and Filtz now has a massive stack.

Justin Filtz 830,000 125,000
Manuel Bevand Busted

Tags: Justin FiltzManuel Bevand

Au Revoir Busquet

Olivier Busquet - eliminated
Olivier Busquet - eliminated

We missed the hand, but Olivier Busquet was recently eliminated by John Andress. Andress, finished second in a WSOP-Circuit Main Event at Caesars Atlantic City this spring, and with over 400,000 chips is looking to make his first ever WSOP final table.

John Andress 430,000 120,000
Olivier Busquet Busted

Tags: John AndressOlivier Busquet

Cohen Calls it a Day


Jesse Cohen was all in preflop holding {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, and he was at risk agains the {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades} of Tommy Chen. Cohen was safe on the {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop, but the {a-Hearts} spiked on the turn, giving Chen a pair of aces. The {2-Hearts} bricked on the river, and Cohen was eliminated from the tournament.

Tommy Chen 232,000 -8,000
Jesse Cohen Busted

Tags: Jesse CohenTommy Chen