Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Shane's Set Ships It

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

We caught up with action with the board reading {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Brandon Shane in a three way all-in confrontation. Shane showed down his {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} for a flopped top set and was well ahead of his opponents, who held {A-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and {A-}{2-}.

Shane needed to avoid a diamond on the turn or river, and when the dealer revealed two safe cards in the form of the {A-Hearts} and the {7-Clubs}, he had eliminated two players from the tournament.

After asking him for a quick chip count, Shane reported that he now holds a stack of 590,000, which catapults him to the top of our leaderboard.

Tags: Brandon Shane

Young Chipped Down

[user80015] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Jordan Young has just seen his stack halved after a preflop clash that saw him double an opponent.

Young: {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}
Opponent: {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs} to see Young slip to roughly 75,000 in chips.

Tags: Jordan Young

Cross Chips Up

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Valerie Cross opened to 14,000 from early position and a player to her immediate left re-raised to 29,500. The action folded around back to Cross, who asked how much her opponent had behind (160,000) and made the call.

Flop: {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

Cross checked, prompting a 32,500 bet from her opponent. Cross called.

Both players checked the {4-Diamonds} turn. However, when the {2-Diamonds} hit the river, Cross' opponent checked and it was Cross who took initiative, leading out for 52,000. Her opponent folded.

Cross is up to 295,000

Tags: Valerie Cross

Albert Kim's AK Sinks Steven

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Albert Kim heard Brandon Steven declare himself all-in at our feature table and instantly made the call. Kim tabled the {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and found himself dominating the {K-Spades}{Q-Spades} of Steven.

Last year's final table bubble boy in the WSOP Main Event needed help to survive in this last level of Day 2, but the dealer wouldn't cooperate, spreading a final board of {8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

Steven was eliminated while Kim padded his stack, which now contains 290,000 chips.

Tags: Albert KimBrandon Steven

Updated Chip Counts

Jon Turner 437,500 -12,500
Hunter Frey 311,000 -44,000
Max Weinberg 240,000 -5,000
Jonathan Duhamel 226,000 111,000
David Rood 170,000 114,000
Joseph Kuether 166,000 131,000
Young Phan 145,000 25,000
Andrew Chen 125,000 -55,000
Ana Marquez Esteban 102,000 17,000

Fohrenback Cruises To The Top

[user80015] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Ricky Fohrenbach
Ricky Fohrenbach

Looking over to the feature table set up in front of the PokerNews desk, we spotted Ricky Fohrenbach's stack looking extremely tall.

The action from one of the hands of the tournament was retold back to our reporter by Fohrenbach and two other players sitting either side of him as it happened on one of the final hands of the last level.

The hand started with the player in the hijack raising all-in for 54,000 and being called by another player in the cutoff. On the button, Fohrenback announced all in for just under 300,000, and was met with folds back to the original caller. It took him about 30 seconds to commit his stack of 250,000.

Hijack: {J-}{J-}
Cut off: {2-}{2-}
Fohrenbach: {10-}{10-}

The board ran out {3-}{4-}{6-}{A-}{9-} to give the hijack a much needed triple up, and a shocked Fohrenbach the chip lead to move up to 540,000.

Tags: Ricky Fohrenbach

One More Level...

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Play has resumed and will continue for just one more level before day two officially ends.


Break Time

[user80015] • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The remaining players are heading on a 20-minute break.

Cross Pushes on Weinberg

[user80015] • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Valerie Cross opened to 11,000 only to have Max Weinberg three-bet the big blind to 30,000. Cross made the call to see a {Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{A-Spades} flop fall.

Weinberg continued with a 25,000-chip continuation-bet only to have Cross move all in for roughly 155,000 to force an insta-fold from Weinberg as he slipped to 245,000.

Tags: Valerie CrossMax Weinberg