Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Hark the Harald Angels Sing

Sebastian Roy opened to 65,000 preflop and Harald Olsen moved in for 250,000 more. Roy looked displeased but made call with {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. Olsen turned over {K-Spades}{K-Clubs} and pipped Olsen on a {Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} board making a full house to Olsen's rivered straight.

Sebastien Roy 690,000 -230,000
Harald Olsen 640,000 240,000

Tags: Sebastien RoyTerrance Eischens

Ten Levels It Is!

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

We just got the official word from the staff that play will not stop when we hit the final table; rather, we will play out a full ten levels today before players call it a day. With only five levels to go and 13 players remaining it is highly unlikely we will see our champion emerge today. Only time will tell how many players will survive to make the official Day 4 so stay tuned!


Aaron Overton Eliminated in 14th Place ($32,370)

Aaron Overton - Eliminated in 14th Place ($32,370)
Aaron Overton - Eliminated in 14th Place ($32,370)

Aaron Overton raised to 50,000 from the button and Terrance Eischens (who had Overton covered) went all in from the big blind. Overton called putting his tournament life at risk.

Overton: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Eischens: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts}{j-Spades} and Eischens' fours held to send Overton to the rail.

Terrance Eischens 1,280,000 590,000
Aaron Overton Busted

Tags: Terrance EischensAaron Overton

Roy-ally Screwed

Sebastian Roy
Sebastian Roy

The now short-stacked Terrance Eischens moved all in from the cutoff and Sebastien Roy made the call from the button.

Eischens: {K-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Roy: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

The board was {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{A-Spades}, the flop giving Eischens trip nines to double himself back into this contest.

Sebastien Roy 920,000 -46,000
Terrance Eischens 690,000 460,000

Tags: Sebastien RoyTerrance Eischens

Evans Moving On Up

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Joshua Evans raised to 52,000 from the button and was called by Harald Olsen from the big blind. The flop came {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Olsen check-called a bet of 79,000 from Evans. The turn brought the {8-Hearts} and Olsen again check-called a bet from Evans, this time for 148,000. When the {5-Spades} hit on the river, Evans got the remainder of his chips in the pot and showed the {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for nines full of eights while Olsen mucked his hand.

After the dust had settled, Evans stack rocketed up to 1,350,000 while Olsen was left with 400,000.

Tags: Joshua EvansHarald Olsen

Smart Alek

Stanislav Alekhin just doubled up to about 800,000 after he was all in preflop with {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} against Terrance Eischens' {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} and the board coming {5-Spades}{J-Spades}{K-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} to keep the Russian in the event.

Stanislav Alekhin 800,000
Terrance Eischens 230,000 -556,000

Tags: Stanislav AlekhinTerrance Eischens

Jason Bigelow Eliminated in 15th Place ($32,370)

Jason Bigelow - Eliminated in 15th Place ($32,370)
Jason Bigelow - Eliminated in 15th Place ($32,370)

After taking his chipstack on a bit of a rollercoaster ride, Jason Bigelow made his last stand by going all in with the {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} against Dror Michaelo's {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The board ran out with no assistance to Bigelow and he was eliminated in 15th place.

Jason Bigelow Busted

Tags: Dror MichaeloJason Bigelow

Deuce Bigelow

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Jason Bigelow has doubled his microstack through Warren Wooldridge, Bigelow pushed UTG for 98,000 and Wooldridge reshoved in the small blind with {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}. Bigelow turned over {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and managed to spike on the {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{J-Clubs} board to survive and move back over 200,000.

Tags: Jason BigelowWarren Wooldridge

A Lull in the Action

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Players aren't throwing their chips around as lightly as they did earlier in the day. As the final table approaches it seems they are being more cautious and less willing to take big risks. Most pots seem to be won by a simple raise or three-bet.