Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Josephy's Stack Increases

• Level 7: 300-600, 0 ante

With the board reading {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}, Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy shoved all in. The other player in the hand went into the tank for a bit before eventually deciding to fold. There was already a good amount of chips in the pot which upped Josephy's stack to around 32,000.

Tags: Cliff Josephy

Frankenberger Picks Up Jacks

[user153638] • Level 7: 300-600, 0 ante

A player in middle position raised to 1,300 only to have a short-stacked Andy Frankenberger reraise to 3,300 from the small blind. Action folded back to the original raiser and he made it 11,300 to go. Frankenberger then moved all in for a total of 15,700, his opponent called, and the cards were turned on their back.

Frankenberger: {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}
Opponent: {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}

Frankenberger's best bet to double was to dodge a queen, which is exactly what he did as the board ran out {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{K-Spades}{10-Clubs}. He is now sitting with 33,000.

Tags: Andy Frankenberger

Luke Schwartz Short-Stacked

• Level 7: 300-600, 0 ante

Luke Schwartz raised from middle position to 1,200 and action folded around to the cutoff, who then reraised to 2,800. The table folded around back to Schwartz and he called to see the flop of {5-Hearts} {2-Spades} {K-Spades}.

Both players checked to the {10-Spades} turn and Schwartz checked again. The cutoff bet 3,300 and Schwartz called. The {4-Spades} came on the river and Schwartz check called a 4,200 after a short tank. The cutoff turned over {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} for the nut flush and Schwartz mucked with a sigh. He's down 14,000.

Tags: Luke Schwartz

Don't Do It To Me!

• Level 7: 300-600, 0 ante

Justin Bonomo raised preflop to 2,000 and the player on the button reraised to 5,700. Chau Giang then declared "pot" and bumped it up to nearly 20,000. Bonomo folded and the button went all in. Giang made the call and the hands were tabled.

Giang: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Button: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

The flop came {6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and we looked set for a chop pot. Then the {3-Clubs} came on the turn giving the button a flush draw. Giang exclaimed, "Don't do it to me!" The river brought the {6-Diamonds} and the players ended up splitting the pot.

Tags: Chau GiangJustin Bonomo


Here We Go Again on a Break

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

Players are on their last 15-minute break of the day. The tournament staff will race off the green chips during this time. When the players return, they'll play two more levels before calling it a night.

Obrestad Cripples Meltzer

• Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

With the board reading {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} Alan Meltzer bet 11,000 and Annette Obrestad raised all in for around 25,000. Meltzer opted to call and Obrestad showed the {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for a rivered full house and Meltzer mucked his hand.

Meltzer was left with less than 7,000 after the hand while Obrestad's stack grew to 62,000.

A few hands later Meltzer was eliminated from the tournament.

Tags: Alan MeltzerAnnette Obrestad

Updated Eliminations and Chips

Barry Greenstein 59,000 -14,000
Vladimir Shchemelev 31,000 1,000
Beth Shak 30,000 2,500
David Baker 24,000 5,000
Michael Mizrachi 13,000 -17,000
Andy Frankenberger 12,000 -2,000
Nikolay Evdakov Busted
Scott Seiver Busted
Dan Shak Busted
Alan Sternberg Busted
John Racener Busted
Frank Kassela Busted
Alex Kravchenko Busted
Neil Channing Busted

Mclean Cleaning Up

• Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

Mclean Karr is proving himself a force to be reckoned with at his table.

We missed the action but we recently saw Karr's {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} knock out another player on a board reading {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. Karr now has a healthy 163,500 and seems to be the current chip leader.

Tags: Mclean Karr

More Chip Counts

Josh Arieh 125,000 41,000
McLean Karr 120,000 -43,500
Shannon Shorr 100,000 35,000
Tom Dwan 70,000
Justin Bonomo 70,000 27,000
Todd Brunson 60,000 30,000
Erick Lindgren 58,000 28,000
Alan Meltzer 52,000 10,000
David Benyamine 50,000 9,000
Randy Lew 48,000 11,000
Jeffrey Lisandro 45,000 -3,000
Justin Smith 44,000 4,000
Jennifer Tilly 43,000 -10,000
Bertrand Grospellier 40,000 6,600
Isaac Haxton 40,000 6,000
Dan Heimiller 39,000 10,000
Sam Stein 38,000 8,000
Nick Binger 35,000 13,400
Will Failla 30,000 1,000
Chau Giang 28,000 4,600
Men Nguyen 28,000 11,000
Marco Traniello 27,000 8,000
Mike Matusow 26,000 -4,000
Annette Obrestad 25,000 -6,000
Davidi Kitai 25,000 -3,500

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