Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship

Last Break of the Night

[user153638] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Players are now on their last 20-minute break of the day. When they return, they'll play two more levels before calling it a night. In addition, tournaments officials will be using this break to race of the purple T500 chips.

Grospellier Gaining Momentum As Well as Chips

On a {4-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} board with around 70,000 already in the pot Bertrand Grospellier put out a 33,000 chip bet into Dmitry Gromov. Gromov took a couple of minutes to decide what it was he wanted to do. Eventually he decided to call and threw the chips in the middle. Grospellier showed {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for a pair of nines and Gromov mucked. Once seeing the pair of nines Gromov started talking to himself in Russian and even got up and walked around the table area for awhile cooling himself off.

Bertrand Grospellier 320,000 130,000
Dmitry Gromov 210,000 -155,000

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Recent Eliminations and Payouts

[user153638] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Here is a look at the payouts since the bubble burst:

39th- Isaac Baron ($21,787)
40th- Dimitar Danchev ($21,787)
41st- Frank Argano ($21,787)
42nd- Gilbert Diaz ($21,787)
43rd- Daniel Alaei ($19,159)
44th- William Reynolds ($19,159)
45th- Davidi Kitai ($19,159)
46th- Samuel Bernstein ($19,159)
47th- Tom Marchese ($19,159)
48th- Gabriel Frank ($19,159)

Pocket Rockets No Good Against a Set


Joe Ebanks raised to 12,000 under the gun only to have Bassel Moussa three-bet to 30,000. Lee Markholt decided to make a call from the small blind, while Ebanks called behind. Action checked around to Moussa on the {4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop and he fired out a respectable 72,000. Markholt made a quick folded, Ebanks moved all in, and Moussa quickly called off his last 80,000.

Moussa: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}
Ebanks: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Moussa no doubt liked his pocket rockets preflop, but he was none too happy to see the top set of Ebanks. Neither the {J-Diamonds} turn nor {3-Diamonds} river helped Moussa and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Joe Ebanks 625,000 320,000
Bassel Moussa Busted

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Laak Up a Small One


Greg Dyer opened to 14,000 from the cutoff, and Phil Laak called out of the small blind. The flop came down {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, and Laak check-called 20,000 from Dyer. Both players checked the {9-Diamonds} on the turn, and the {q-Spades} on the river.

Laak tabled {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a pair of fours, and Dyer mucked his hand.

Greg Dyer 305,500 55,500
Phil Laak 260,000 30,000

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Sowers Sees Through Moorman

Chris Moorman started this hand off by making it 14,000 to anyone willing to pay to see a flop. Phil Laak and Mike Sowers paid the toll and were awarded a {2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{A-Hearts} flop.

It was on the flop that Moorman placed a 30,000 chip bet in the middle of the table. Laak folded, but Sowers made the call.

With the {3-Spades} on the turn both players knocked the felt. We had a repeat of action with the {j-Clubs} river as both players again checked. Moorman stated "king high" while Sowers flipped over {6-}{6-}.

Mike Sowers 990,000 260,000
Chris Moorman 960,000 -50,000

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Paur Slipping, But Still At The Top

We recently caught two back-to-back hands at Taylor Paur's table with Paur on the losing end of both.

First, on a {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades} board, he called Matthew Hyman's river bet of 100,000, but mucked when Hyman tabled {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}.

On the following hand, he attempted to push Chris Klodnicki off of a {Q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{K-Clubs} board with a river bet, but Klodnicki called {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}, besting Paur's {J-Spades}{4-Spades} bluff.

Taylor Paur 1,030,000 -230,000
Matthew Hyman 570,000 195,000
Chris Klodnicki 400,000 160,000

Tags: Chris KlodnickiMatthew HymanTaylor Paur

"Ten . . . TEN!"


After Thorsten Schafer raised to 12,500 preflop, Aaron Jones moved all in for 82,000 and received a quick call from his opponent.

Schafer: {A-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Jones: {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

Jones was at risk and in need of some help, which he found on the {10-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Hearts} flop. When the {10-Diamonds} appeared on the river, Schafer began calling out, "Ten. TEN!" Indeed, if quads were put out on the board, Schafer's ace would play and eliminate Jones.

While that would have been an interesting turn of events, it was not meant to be as the {2-Clubs} bricked. Jones doubled on the hand while Schafer took a hit to his big stack.

Thorsten Schafer 400,000 -75,000
Aaron Jones 166,000 26,000

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Menlo Out, Raptor Up

Isaac Baron - Eliminated
Isaac Baron - Eliminated

Isaac "westmenloAA" Baron was just eliminated by David "Raptor" Benefield moments ago. We missed the hand, but Baron stood from the table and was ushered to the payout desk while Benefield stacked his chips.

David Benefield 785,000 225,000
Isaac Baron Busted

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Table #369 Chip Counts

Joe Cada 330,000 -100,000
Tyler Smith 325,000 210,000
Joe Ebanks 305,000 3,000
Lee Markholt 300,000 105,000
Bassel Moussa 140,000 -42,000
Zachary Hyman 115,000 5,000