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


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Players are now on a 30-minute break, which means we are too!

Devilfish Harpooned by Marafioti

Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott
Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott

On a flop of {A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, Matt Marafioti bet 1,300 from big blind only to have David "Devilfish" Ulliott make it 5,500 from the button. Marafioti called and then led out for 5,000 when the {Q-Diamonds} appeared on the turn. Ulliott moved all in for a little more and Marafioti made the call:

Marafioti: {2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Ulliott: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

Marafioti had hit his flush on the turn to take the lead, but Ulliott had a redraw to the nut flush and a full house. Unfortunately for the Devilfish, the {4-Spades} blanked on the river and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Matt Marafioti 88,000 58,000
David Ulliott Busted

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Down and Up for Obrestad

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Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad and Alan Meltzer have been mixing it up quite a bit today. In a recent hand, Meltzer found himself all in on a flop of {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts} for 22,125 with {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} against the {K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} of Obrestad. Meltzer was in trouble but found deliverance when the {Q-Hearts} spiked on the turn. Unfortunately for Obrestad, the {6-Hearts} river changed nothing and she was left with just 7,950.

Not long after, Meltzer limped from the hijack and Obrestad did the same from the cutoff. Michael Binger then woke up with a raise to 1,200 from the button, which was enough to get Meltzer to fold; however, Obrestad pushed back to the tune of 3,150. Binger reraised enough to put his opponent all in and Obrestad made the call:

Binger: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Obrestad: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}

The board ran out an uneventful {4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Obrestad doubled to to 15,000. Meanwhile, Binger took a hit down to 25,000.

Tags: Alan MeltzerAnnette ObrestadMichael Binger

Shorr Gets a KO, Negreanu Arrives

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With the board reading {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, Shannon Shorr called another players all in. The all in player held the {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} but was drawing slim to Shorr's {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a flopped straight with a straight flush draw. The {8-Clubs} on the turn gave the all in player a couple more outs, but the {6-Spades} on the river was of no help and Shorr eliminated the other player.

Shorr now sits with around 65,000.

As we near the end of level four we just spotted Daniel Negreanu taking his seat. That seat, as it happens, is at table 121 which we mentioned earlier as having a number of well known pros.

Tags: Shannon ShorrDaniel Negreanu

More Chip Counts

Tom Dwan 78,000 4,500
Jason Mercier 65,000 13,000
Isaac Haxton 58,000
Lex Veldhuis 45,000 17,000
David Benyamine 41,000 3,000
Shannon Shorr 41,000 11,000
Justin Smith 40,000 -1,000
Daniel Alaei 38,000 8,000
John Racener 30,000
Alex Kravchenko 30,000
Randy Lew 29,000 -1,000
Will Failla 29,000
Davidi Kitai 28,500 -4,500
Beth Shak 27,500 -22,500
Marco Traniello 19,000 -9,500
Liv Boeree 17,500 -12,500
Men Nguyen 17,000 -27,000
JP Kelly 8,500 -20,500
Valdemar Kwaysser Busted
Gavin Smith Busted

Evdakov Doubles Up

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Nikolay Evdakov
Nikolay Evdakov

We missed how all the chips got in the middle, but Nikolay Evdakov just gave himself a little more breathing room after his {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} bested his opponent's {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} on a board reading {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{a-Spades}.

After the hand Evdakov's stack sits at around 16,000.

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Some Updated Chip Counts

Nenad Medic 66,000 36,000
Barry Greenstein 52,000 21,700
David Chiu 50,000 -2,000
Frank Kassela 44,000 14,000
Vitaly Lunkin 40,000 10,000
Justin Young 39,000 9,000
Shawn Buchanan 35,000
Jason Somerville 35,000 -1,000
Amit Makhija 35,000 5,000
Dwyte Pilgrim 34,000 -5,500
James Bord 30,000
Allen Kessler 29,500 200
Leo Fernandez 29,000 -1,000
Dan Kelly 28,000 -2,000
Lee Watkinson 26,000
Phil Laak 26,000 6,000
Antonio Esfandiari 25,000 -5,000
Kathy Liebert 24,000 600
Dan Shak 22,000 -8,000
David Ulliott 20,000 400
Olivier Busquet 18,000 3,500
Pat Pezzin 18,000 -9,000
Chris Moorman 17,000 -13,000
Andy Frankenberger 16,000 -14,000
Matt Stout 13,000 -17,000

Smith Gets a Boost

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With a board reading {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, a player on the button called a bet of 4,500 from Justin "Boosted J" Smith. When the {3-Spades} was put out on the river, Smith wasted little time in moving all in for his last 13,550. The button tanked for a good, long while before making the call. Smith rolled over {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and it was good as the button mucked.

Smith is up to 41,000.

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Pilgrim vs. Laak


Action folded to Phil Laak in the cutoff and he opened for a standard raised. When it was Dwyte Pilgrim's turn to act, he reraised to 2,300, which Laak called. It was heads up to the {5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop, inspiring Pilgrim to lead out for 3,100. Laak made the call as the dealer burned and turned the {J-Diamonds}.

Both players checked and watched as the {2-Diamonds} hit the river. Pilgrim fired out 6,500 and Laak decided to look him up. Pilgrim proudly showed {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and the Unabomber could only muck.

Dwyte Pilgrim 39,500 11,500
Phil Laak 20,000 -11,000

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Smith Holding On


Gavin Smith was sitting with around 6,700 when Davidi Kitai opened for 525 from the hijack. Smith made the call from the button and Jason Mercier came along for the ride from the small blind. After the {6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds} appeared on the flop, action checked to Smith and he bet 900. Both Mercier and Kitai gave up on the hand and allowed Smith to add a little to his already short stack.

Gavin Smith 8,000

Tags: Gavin SmithJason MercierDavidi Kitai