Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Three Remain In Race for Event #8 Bracelet

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Chip Leader Sadan Turker
Chip Leader Sadan Turker

After another long day on the grind, Day 3 of the Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em has come to an end here at the 2011 World Series of Poker.

The day started with only fifty-nine players surviving from the original 4,178, and the spotlight was placed squarely on Jonathan Duhamel who was looking at creating history of becoming the first player since the poker boom to potentially win a gold bracelet the year after winning the Main Event.

Unfortunately for the reigning World Champion, his day would end early as play ran at a tempo more accustomed to a Tiesto concert. Duhamel (54th), Young Phan (52nd), Eric Mizrachi (50th), Ana Marquez (32nd), Albert Kim (31st), David Peters (29th) and Jordan “Jymaster11” Young (19th) all fell over the first five hours of play as a final eighteen were formed sooner than expected. Jon “PearlJammer” Turner remained on top in a bid to make his fifth WSOP final table as the unofficial final table of ten was reached just three hours later.

Sadan Turker held the slight chip lead, and after the action waved to-and-fro, Jonathan Driscoll would be the final table bubble boy when {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} was dusted off by pocket nines when a nine spiked on the turn following an ace on the flop.

With the final nine being guaranteed nearly $50,000 in prizemoney, it would be the $611,185 first prize and coveted gold bracelet that would be at the top of everyone’s goals, but Odette Tremblay, Daniel Haglund and Hunter Frey all exited to the rail. The final six however would hit an issue of marked cards as every {4-Spades} (plus some others) shown a manufacturing fault under the bright lights of the Thunder-Dome. Consequently the final table was moved to a standard table in the Amazon Room, and although there was some commotion regarding play conditions, the final six pushed on with Turner and Turker sharing the lead.

The final few levels would be kicked off with the elimination of Lawrence Riley before chips were passed between each player for what seemed like hours before Stefan Raffey and Max Weinberg were eliminated within a few hands of each as the clock closed on the days play. With just three players remaining, here is how they will face-off tomorrow.

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
2Sean GetzwillerUSA3,000,000
6Sadan TurkerUK7,910,000
7Jon TurnerUSA1,680,000

Sadan Turker is the over-whelming chip leader with two-thirds of the chips in play, but with the talented Sean Getzwiller and Jon Turner still in contention, this tournament is nowhere near over!

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino from 4:00 pm PDT to provide all the continued live action from the final table as we play down until an Event #8 Champion is crowned!

Tags: Jon TurnerSadan TurkerSean Getzwiller

Max Weinberg Eliminated in 4th Place ($201,433)

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Max Weinberg - 3rd Place
Max Weinberg - 3rd Place

Max Weinberg committed what remained of his chips over a raise from Sadan Turker. Turker made the call for the additional million in chips or so as the cards were placed on their backs.

Turker: {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Weinberg: {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

With Weinberg trailing, the {5-Spades}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop gave him outs to a gutshot, but when the {4-Diamonds} and {9-Diamonds} landed on the turn and river, Weinberg was sent to the rail in 4th place for a $201,433 payday as Turker soared to 7,700,000 in chips.

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Stefan Raffay Eliminated in 5th Place ($149,392)

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Stefan Raffay - 5th Place
Stefan Raffay - 5th Place

Stefan Raffay opened with a raise only to have Sadan Turker jam all in from the button. Raffay made the call for his tournament life.

Raffay: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}
Turker: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

With Raffay in great shape to double, the {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop would see him drawing to the slimmest of chances as only running queens could save him.

The {J-Diamonds} on the turn would shut the door on Raffay as the {4-Hearts} sealed the deal to end his tournament in 5th place for a $149,392 payday.

Tags: Stefan RaffaySadan Turker

Aces vs Kings = Turner Doubles

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Max Weinberg opened to 125,000 from the cutoff only to have Jon Turner move all in for 820,000 from the big blind. Weinberg instantly made the call.

Weinberg: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Turner: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}

In a super-sick cooler, the {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts}{A-Spades} board would see Turner shipped the double to over 1,650,000 as Weinberg slips to 1,700,000 in chips.

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Straight for Weinberg

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Max Weinberg found himself all in against Jon Turner.

Weinberg: {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Turner: {A-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

With Turner in great shape to eliminate Weinberg, the {J-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-Hearts} board would ensure that Weinberg would remain in the tournament after rivering a jack-high straight to best Turner.

As Weinberg moves to 2,500,000, Turner slips to roughly 700,000 in chips.

Tags: Jon TurnerMax Weinberg

Chop It Up

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Jon Turner opened to 135,000 only to have Max Weinberg move all in for 950,000. Turner made the call.

Turner: {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Weinberg: {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{7-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} to see the pot chopped up and pushed out.

Tags: Jon TurnerMax Weinberg