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

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)


Official Day 2 Chip Counts

Stephen Chidwick 697,000
Amir Lehavot 628,000
McLean Karr 593,000
Jarred Solomon 447,000
Jason DeWitt 447,000
Robert Mizrachi 426,000
Nicolas Levi 392,000
Tommy Vinas 385,000
Chris Moorman 382,000
Sam Stein 378,000
Jason Somerville 301,000
Jonathan Jaffe 296,000
Toby Lewis 284,000
Thorsten Schafer 252,000
Michael Benvenuti 209,000
Jennifer Tilly 186,000
Eric Cloutier 173,000
Noah Schwartz 154,000
Owen Crowe 143,000
Gary Rabin 116,000
Binh Nguyen 106,000
Darren Kramer 97,000
Takashi Ogura 93,000
Mike Matusow 89,000 4,000
Marco Traniello 87,000 4,000

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Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 2 completed

Day 3 Seat Draw and Chip Counts

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Table 292

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Mike “The Mouth” Matusow89,000
2Jason Somerville301,000
3Thorsten Schafer252,000
4Jennifer Tilly186,000
5Binh Nguyen106,000
6Nicolas Levi392,000
7Gary Rabin116,000
8Chris Moorman382,000
9Robert Mizrachi426,000

Table 286

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Jason DeWitt447,000
2Tommy Vinas385,000
3Noah Schwartz154,000
4Jonathan Jaffe296,000
5Marco Traniello83,000
6Stephen Chidwick697,000
7McLean Karr593,000
8Toby Lewis284,000
9Darren Kramer97,000

Table 280

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Nenad Medic73,000
2Takashi Ogura93,000
3Michael Benvenuti209,000
4Owen Crowe143,000
5Amir Lehavot628,000
6Sam Stein378,000
7Steve Gross60,000
8Jarred Solomon447,000
9Eric Cloutier173,000

Chidwick Leads Final Three Tables

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Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

The $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship returned to Day 2 with 129 players as the march to the money was on. It took ten levels of play, but eventually the money was reached at 27. When play came to an end, only 27 players remained, with Stephen Chidwick emerging as the chip leader (697,000).

McLean Karr (593,000), Amir Lehavot (628,000), Jarred Solomon (447,000), and Jason DeWitt (447,000) sit atop the leaderboard. While notables Nicolas Levi (392,000), Robert Mizrachi (426,000) and Mike Matusow (85,000) will also be returning on Day 3 on the way to the final table.

The tough field in this Championship Event saw John Juanda, Jason Mercier, Eric Baldwin, Shannon Shorr, David “Bakes” Baker and Erik Seidel all eliminated during Day 2. The highest profile elimination had to be Daniel Negreanu. At the money bubble hand-for-hand play took 30 minutes and DeWitt scored the knockout of "Kid Poker."

However, perhaps the most heart-breaking bustout of the day came when Chris Oliver, who had spent most of the day in the chip lead, lost a monster pot and was eliminated a short time later. We didn't catch the betting, but we do know that Amir Lehavot and Oliver created a pot worth 640,000 on a flop of {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Oliver had flopped top two pair with {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} while Lehavot had the nut flush draw with {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. With the chip lead at stake, the {10-Clubs} spiked on the turn to give Lehavot the flush; however, Oliver could still boat up on the river with any queen or king. Unfortunately for the one-time chip leader, the {4-Hearts} blanked and he lost the massive pot.

Tomorrow the remaining 27 players, all of whom are in the money, will return with hopes of playing down to a winner. In all likelihood the field will play the required ten levels and reach the hard-stop time before that happens, meaning the final table would finish on Monday if need be. Join us tomorrow at 3 PM PST as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team brings you all the action from the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship.

Gross Left With Less Than One Blind

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The tournament director had already announced that play would last six more hands while Sam Stein and Steve Gross were in a hand. With over 100,000 in the pot by the river, the board was {J-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {4-Spades} {2-Spades} {J-Clubs}. Stein moved all in on the river, which sent Gross deep into the tank. After several minutes Eric Cloutier called for a clock and Gross insta-called.

Stein tabled {J-Clubs} {8-Clubs} for rivered trips and Gross mucked his hand. The stacks were very close and Gross was left with only 6,000 - not enough to match the 8,000 big blind.

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Six More Hands

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The tournament officials have just announced that the remaining players will play six more hands before calling it a night.

Final 27 Means a Table Redraw

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Here is a look at the table redraw:

Table 292

1Mike “The Mouth” Matusow
2Jason Somerville
3Thorsten Schafer
4Jennifer Tilly
5Binh Nguyen
6Nicolas Levi
7Gary Rabin
8Chris Moorman
9Robert Mizrachi

Table 286

1Jason DeWitt
2Tommy Vinas
3Noah Schwartz
4Jonathan Jaffe
5Marco Traniello
6Stephen Chidwick
7McLean Karr
8Toby Lewis
9Darren Kramer

Table 280

1Nenad Medic
2Takashi Ogura
3Michael Benvenuti
4Owen Crowe
5Amir Lehavot
6Sam Stein
7Steve Gross
8Jarred Solomon
9Eric Cloutier

Negreanu Bubbles $10K PLH Championship

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

When it comes to Daniel Negreanu, there is no doubt the man plays for first. This was just evidenced on the money bubble of the $10K PLH Championship as Negreanu was eliminated as the bubble boy.

It happened in a blind versus blind confrontation with Jason DeWitt. Negreanu was in the big blind and called DeWitt's raise to 20,000 to see the flop come down {3-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Spades}. DeWitt continuation bet 20,000, Negreanu raised to 60,000, and DeWitt made the call. When the {9-Hearts} hit the turn, DeWitt led out with a big bet and Negreanu called off for 74,000.

Negreanu: {K-Spades}{3-Spades}
DeWitt: {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Negreanu had flopped big with bottom pair and a flush draw, but he was still behind DeWitt's pair of fours. Unfortunately for Negreanu fans, the {9-Diamonds} river blanked and he was eliminated in 28th place. The good news, at least for the remaining players, is that they're now in the money.

Jason DeWitt 360,000 100,000
Daniel Negreanu Busted

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