Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $3,839,000
Players 817

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Ronconi Rebuilding

• Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Darryl Ronconi
Darryl Ronconi

Darryl Ronconi raised to 360,000 from the button, and the three-bet came. It was a few long moments, but Teisseire eventually stacked out 945,000 chips and put them into the pot. Ronconi didn't waste too much time announcing an all-in four-bet, and that sent Teisseire deep into the tank. He asked for the stack to be broken down, and it was an additional 3.005 million to call. He looked pained as he slumped in his chair and rubbed his belly. The crowd as all standing by now, and they whispered amongst themselves as they speculated along with the players. After another few minutes, Teisseire surrendered his cards into the muck.

Ronconi has no intentions of rolling over here, and he's worked his way back up to 4.915 million now.

Tags: Darryl RonconiAntonin Teisseire

Level:
32
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Bluffing With the Best Hand

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

It seems Antonin Teisseire can do no wrong here. In the last hand, he opened to 200,000, and Darryl Ronconi called. They checked through the {3-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} flop, and the {A-Hearts} dropped on fourth street. Ronconi checked a second time, and Teisseire made a bet of 210,000. Ronconi called, and they checked down the {8-Hearts} river.

Ronconi showed up {Q-Clubs} {7-Diamonds} for queen-high, and Teisseire's king-rag was the winner, allowing him to pull a pot he probably didn't expect to pull.

Tags: Antonin TeisseireDarryl Ronconi

More For the Frenchman

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Antonin Teisseire had the button, and he raised it up. Darryl Ronconi called.

They both checked through the {J-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} flop, and Ronconi led out with 350,000 on the {4-Clubs} turn. Teisseire called. That brought the {9-Clubs} on the river, and Ronconi wasn't slowing down now. He fired 1 million straight, but Teissiere quickly raised all in over the top! Much more slowly now, Ronconi sunk in his chair a bit as he mulled over the decision. About three minutes later, his cards hit the muck, and Teisseire appears to be at 10 million chips now!

Tags: Antonin TeisseireDarryl Ronconi

Teisseire Rives the Winner

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Antonin Teisseire opened to 250,000 from the button, and Darryl Ronconi came right along.

The flop brought a raggy {4-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {5-Spades}, and both men checked through to the {J-Clubs} turn. Ronconi checked again, and Teisseire took his cue to bet 300,000 at the pot. Ronconi called.

The river came the {Q-Spades}, and Ronconi checked one last time. Teissiere bet 1 million straight, and the call came quickly, as is typical for Ronconi. He was not going to win this pot.

Teisseire tabled {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} for top pair on the river, and that was the best hand. With it comes a significant chip lead, Teisseire stacking up about 8.65 million chips now. "Tonin! Tonin!" his friends chant.

Tags: Antonin TeisseireDarryl Ronconi

A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

[user153638] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Ben Lamb572.65321$1,130,494
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Phil Hellmuth458.25420$527,970
Sam Stein402.63421$716,342
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Joe Ebanks360311$1,179,031
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #49

Teisseire Playing Power Poker

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Antonin Teisseire does his best Gene Simmons impression after doubling up on Day 3.
Antonin Teisseire does his best Gene Simmons impression after doubling up on Day 3.

Since that last hand, Teisseire has been showing he's not going to pussyfoot around this match. Two hands later, he raised the button again and took the pot down with a continuation bet. On the last hand, Ronconi opened to 275,000 from the button, and Teisseire three-bet to 750,000. Ronconi folded quickly again, and Teisseire is trying to open up a bit of a lead here, pushing up to 7 million.

Tags: Antonin TeisseireDarryl Ronconi

Teisseire Takes the Lead

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Antonin Teisseire opened to 250,000 from the small blind, and Darryl Ronconi quickly called.

The flop brought {10-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} {A-Hearts}, and Ronconi checked. Teisseire bet 200,000, Ronconi check-raised to 500,000, and Teisseire called rather quickly. They both checked through the {3-Clubs} turn, and the river came the {8-Hearts}. Ronconi checked again, and he had given up. Teissiere made a small bet of 375,000, and his opponent's cards quickly hit the muck.

Teisseire's in front, sitting with about 6.6 million now!

Tags: Darry RonconiAntonin Teisseire

Head-Up!

As near as we can tell, here are the heads-up chip counts:

Darryl Ronconi
Darryl Ronconi
6,300,000
Antonin Teisseire
Antonin Teisseire
6,000,000

Adam Geyer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($328,810)

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Adam Geyer - 3rd place
Adam Geyer - 3rd place

When Darryl Ronconi folded his button, Adam Geyer shoved all in for just less than a million chips. In the big blind, Antonin Teisseire quickly called, and his French contingent in the stands rose to their feet as they smelled a knockout.

Showdown
Geyer: {K-Clubs} {7-Clubs}
Teisseire: {A-Diamonds} {9-Spades}

Geyer needed to improve to stay alive, but he would find no help from the dealer. The board ran {4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs}, and that was that. The mighty king-axe betrays him, and Adam Geyer becomes our third-place finisher. It probably wasn't what he envisioned when he went to bed as the chip leader last night, but he was more-or-less fortunate to ladder up one spot after that crippling cooler early this afternoon. He'll be rewarded with $328,810.

Tags: Adam GeyerAntonin Teisseire