Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Days:

Zhang Doubles Through Bigelow

Ren Ho Zhang raised to 72,000 from middle position and Jason Bigelow, who was next to act, moved all in. Action folded back to Zhang who called putting his tournament life at risk.

Zhang: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Bigelow: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Spades}{k-Diamonds}and Zhang doubled to 980,000 while Bigelow was left with only 105,000.

Ren Ho Zhang 980,000 500,000
Jason Bigelow 105,000 -417,000

Tags: Jason BigelowRen Ho Zhang

Harald of a New Dawn

Harald Olsen has just secured a crucial double up, all in with {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} on a {7-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop against Stanislav Alekhin's {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}. The board came {3-Diamonds} then {6-Diamonds} making boats for both, but Olsen's was bigger and secured him a now average chip stack.

Harald Olsen 900,000 395,000
Stanislav Alekhin 800,000 -511,000

Tags: Harald OlsenStanislav Alekhin

Back From Dinner

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

We're sure after the fireworks that ensued before the dinner break that the players appreciated a little time to recoup. Now that dinner has finished they are all back and cards are in the air. This tournament is scheduled to play through tomorrow, but we've heard conflicting stories as to whether play will cease for the day when we hit the final table or whether we'll be playing out the full ten levels today no matter what. Whenever we find out for sure we will let you know!

Level:
24
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
4,000

Counts at the Break

Maxim Lykov 3,003,000 3,000
Stanislav Alekhin 1,311,000 81,000
Dror Michaelo 1,296,000 346,000
Douglas Mackinnon 1,196,000 -4,000
Matthew LaGarde 986,000 -114,000
Sebastien Roy 966,000 26,000
Terrance Eischens 786,000 -14,000
Warren Wooldridge 734,000 79,000
Aaron Overton 678,000 -122,000
Mario Doria 623,000 -77,000
Jason Bigelow 522,000 52,000
Harald Olsen 505,000 205,000
Ren Ho Zhang 480,000 -115,000
Pierre Neuville 413,000 73,000
Joshua Evans 352,000 -8,000

Who's Hungry?

• Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Our remaining players have now headed off on a 60-minute dinner break.

Lykov Crushes Leecy

Wow, what a difference a few minutes makes.

Matthew Leecy was over the two million mark and cruising and Max Lykov had most of his stack in with nines against jacks. Two hands later and Leecy is out and the Russian has three million.

Lykov opened the cutoff to 40,000 and Leecy made it 100,000 in the big blind, Lykov then four-bet to 240,000 and Leecy made the call.

The flop was {J-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Leecy led for 150,000 then called all in when Lykov pushed.

Leecy: {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Lykov: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The {J-Diamonds} turn and {6-Spades} were blanks and Leecy went out in 16th place,

Maxim Lykov 3,000,000 1,220,000
Matthew Leecy Busted

Tags: Matthew LeecyMax Lykov

Jeffrey Manza Eliminated in 17th Place ($25,534)

Unfortunately we missed the circumstances of the hand as a result of the big hand going on at the other table, but we can confirm that after being crippled in the hand we reported about recently, Jeffrey Manza has now been eliminated in 17th place.

Jeffrey Manza Busted

Lykov Hits Huge Double

Matthew Leecy raised to 50,000 from early position and Max Lykov made it 136,000 in the small blind, Leecy made the call.

The flop was {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Lykov bet 138,000, Leecy moved all in and Lykov made a quick call with {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} dominating Leecy's {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. The {A-Spades} turn and {3-Clubs} didn't change anything and Lykov looks to be our new chip leader as head onto the dinner break.

Maxim Lykov 1,780,000 830,000
Matthew Leecy 700,000 -1,350,000

Tags: Matthew LeecyMax Lykov

Eischens Doubles

Terrance Eischens and Jeffrey Manza got all the chips in the middle preflop.

Eischens: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Manza: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Eischen's jacks held allowing him to double up to 800,000 while Manza was left with only 51,000 in his stack.

Terrance Eischens 800,000 150,000
Jeffrey Manza 51,000 -309,000

Tags: Jeffrey ManzaTerrance Eischens