Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
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Ashton, Bleznick Out

Shamus • Level 14
Jared Bleznick
Jared Bleznick

No-Limit Hold'em

Two more eliminations to report. Matthew Ashton has gone out in 40th place. And Jared Bleznick soon followed him to the rail in 39th.

In Bleznick's elimination hand, he had reraised all in with his last 31,000 from the hijack seat, then it folded to Abe Mosseri in the big blind. Mosseri didn't have much more than Bleznick, and so had to think just a beat before making the call.

Mosseri {K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Bleznick {A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

Mosseri was behind, but after the five community cards came {J-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds} he'd drawn a straight to knock out Bleznick.

Mosseri is still super short, though, with just 90,000.

Tags: Jared BleznickMatthew Ashton

Some for Ahmed

Shamus • Level 14

Stud-8

Ray Dehkarghani completed with the {3-Hearts} up, Owais Ahmed raised with the {4-Clubs}, and Dehkarghani called. Ahmed then bet each of the next three streets, with Dehkarghani calling each time. Both then checked on seventh.

Dehkarghani: (X)(X) / {3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Spades} / (X)
Ahmed: (X)(X) / {4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Clubs} / (X)

Ahmed showed his down cards -- {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} for two pair and no low. Dehkarghani showed the {Q-Spades} he'd picked up on the end first, then his {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts} -- he'd ended with just a pair of sixes and no low.

Ahmed scooped the pot, and is now at about 840,000. Dehkarghani, meanwhile, has 340,000.

Tags: Owais AhmedRay Dehkarghani

PearlJJamer

[user101598] • Level 14

Limit Hold'em

Jon "PearlJammer" Turner raised with the button, Gus Hansen called from the small blind, and Roman Yitzhaki called in the big. The flop came down {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, and Hansen led out. Yitzhaki called, Turner raised, and both Hansen and Yitzhaki called.

The turn was the {a-Spades}, and the action checked to Turner who bet. Only Hansen called.

The river was the {q-Clubs}, Hansen check-called one last bet from Turner, and Turner tabled {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} for a flopped full house. Hansen mucked, and Turner pulled in the pot.

Tags: Gus HansenJon TurnerRoman Yitzhaki

Final Five Tables

• Level 14
TableSeatPlayer
2821Scott Seiver
2822Minh Ly
2823Matt Glantz
2824Steve Sung
2825Josh Arieh
2826Marco Johnson
2827Michael Binger
2828Vladimir Shchemelev
   
2841Rami Boukai
2842Jim McCrink
2843Brian Hastings
2844Phil Hellmuth
2845Ben Lamb
2846Matt Hawrilenko
2847George Lind
2848Barry Greenstein
   
2861Phil Galfond
2862Jason Lester
2863Steve Billirakis
2864Matthew Ashton
2865David Baker
2866Sebastian Ruthenberg
2867Shaun Deeb
2868Jeffrey Lisandro
   
2871Yan Chen
2872Sebastien Sabic
2873Jon Turner
2874Gus Hansen
2875Roman Yitzhaki
2876David Bach
2877David Singer
2878David Oppenheim
   
2891Abe Mosseri
2892Robert Mizrachi
2893Brian Rast
2894Jared Bleznick
2895Ray Dehkharghani
2896Owais Ahmed
2897Alexandre Luneau
2898Doug Booth

RW3 = 0

Shamus • Level 14
Robert Williamson III
Robert Williamson III

2-7 Triple Draw

Roman Yitzhaki raised from under the gun, Robert Williamson III reraised from one seat over, and it folded back to Yitzhaki. He four-bet, Williamson called with his remaining chips, and the drawing commenced.

Yitzhaki took two the first round and Williamson one. Both players then drew one each on the second and third draws.

Yitzhaki showed {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}. Meanwhile Williamson had {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-} and was looking for a deuce to survive. But RW3 picked up a {4-} and has been eliminated. Yitzhaki, meanwhile, is up to 680,000.

Tags: Robert Williamson IIIRoman Yitzhaki

Ly-Riser

[user101598] • Level 14

2-7 Triple Draw

Minh Ly raised in the small blind, Matt Glantz re-raised from the big, and Ly called. Ly drew two, Glantz drew one, and Ly check-called a bet from Glantz.

On the second draw, both players took one, and Ly led out. Glantz called.

Ly patted, Glantz drew one, and Ly bet out again. Glantz called. Ly tabled {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, Glantz mucked, and Ly is now above 600,000 chips.

Tags: Matt GlantzMinh Ly

Deuces Good for Glantz

[user101598]

2-7 Triple Draw

Vladimir Shchemelev raised on the button, and Matt Glantz defended his big blind. Glantz drew three, Shchemelev drew one, and Glantz check-called a bet.

On the second draw, Glantz drew two, Shchemelev drew one, and Glantz check-called another bet.

Both players drew one on the final draw, and then checked. Glantz fanned {8-}{7-}{4-}{2-}{2-} for a pair of deuces, and Shchemelev flashed two {4-}'s then mucked.

Vladimir Shchemelev 765,000 -130,500

Tags: Matt GlantzVladimir Shchemelev

Oppenheim Climbs

Shamus • Level 14
David Oppenheim
David Oppenheim

Pot-Limit Omaha

Four players. About 25,000 in the middle. Flop {2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}.

Jon Turner (SB), Gus Hansen (BB), and Robert Williamson III (EP) all checked to David Oppenheim in late position who bet 21,000. The blinds got out, then Williamson check-rasied to 81,000. Oppenheim reraised again, and that's when Williamson removed his earbuds, announcing he was reraising all in with his remaining stack. Oppenheim quickly made the call.

Williamson: {J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Oppenheim: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{7-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The {6-Clubs} came on the turn, filling up Oppenheim. "That's it," said Williamson as the meaningless {5-Hearts} fell on the river. The pair were fairly close in chips when the hand began, but a count revealed Williamson still had tourney life with about 30,000 left. Meanwhile, Oppenheim doubles to about 470,000.

Tags: David OppenheimRobert Williamson III

Slowroll?

[user101598] • Level 14
Quad aces are good, but could the pot have been bigger?
Quad aces are good, but could the pot have been bigger?

Pot-Limit Omaha

Michael Binger limped from under the gun, Justin "Boosted J" Smith raised to 27,000 on his direct left and Minh Ly re-raised to 96,000 from the hijack seat. Binger called, Smith four-bet all in for 119,500, and both Ly and Binger called.

The flop came down {4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}.

From here, things get a little murky. Apparently, tablemate Matt Glantz made a comment either about the hand, or Ly after Ly had made a bet. Binger folded, and Ly was furious with Glantz because he believed that Glantz's comment induced action.

We heard Ly yell something about the side pot, and said he would "bet Glantz $100,000 that he had quad aces."

Smith was waiting for Ly to turn up his hand for the better part of two minutes, and he wasn't lying about the quads.

Ly: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Smith: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

Seeing that he was drawing dead, Smith began packing his things in preparation of an exit. The turn and river came {8-Hearts}, {q-Hearts} respectively, and Smith was eliminated.

The argument lingered after the hand, and despite rocketing to about 500,000 chips, Ly was still angry about not getting more chips from Binger.

Tags: Justin SmithMatt GlantzMichael BingerMinh Ly