Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Some More Chip Counts from Around the Room

[user153638] • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante
Benjamin Horgan US 75,000
Michael Mizrachi us 75,000 55,000
Andreas Hoivold no 50,000 17,500
Brandon Cantu us 50,000 12,000
Nick Guagenti us 40,000 14,000
Cary Katz us 40,000 -4,000
Zo Karim 37,000 17,000
Terrence Chan ca 36,000 1,000
Jake Balsiger us 35,000 5,000
Jeff Gross us 35,000 -5,000
Rex Clinkscales us 35,000 10,000
Jackie Glazier au 33,000
Chris Hunichen us 33,000 22,700
Jesse Yaginuma us 32,000 23,000
Brian Hastings us 30,000 -4,000
Joe Kuether us 30,000 11,000
Joe Tehan us 30,000 10,000
Jesse Sylvia us 30,000
Nick Schulman us 28,000
Max Steinberg us 28,000 13,000
Kevin Saul us 27,000 4,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca 26,000 -200
Naoya Kihara jp 25,000 16,000
Robert Panitch US 25,000 14,000
Byron Kaverman us 25,000 -10,500

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Play Resumes, Updates to Come

Shamus • Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

Players have returned from dinner break and play has resumed. There are technical difficulties at present affecting internet connectivity, so there may be a delay before updates resume. Thanks for bearing with us.


Let's Have Ourselves a Dinner Break

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

Players are now on a 90-minute dinner break. When they return they will play four more one-hour levels before bagging and tagging for the night. We'll be back in a bit!

Williams Takes a Big One After Preflop All In

• Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

A player in early position raised to 700 and Stefan Williams three-bet to 2,000. Action folded back around and his opponent four-bet to 5,700. Williams thought for a moment and pushed all in and received a quick call from his opponent.

Williams tabled {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and his opponent turned over {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}. The board ran out {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Williams busted his opponent and claimed the pot.

Stefan Williams us 32,000 32,000

Poker Tactic: Stefan Williams

"Golf Money"

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

Famed poker television producer Mori Eskandani, the man responsible for Poker PROductions (the company that films the WSOP), made his way into the Brasilia Room in search of Phil Hellmuth. When he located him over at Table 26, Hellmuth's face lit up.

"Golf money," Hellmuth exclaimed as Eskandani slapped a wad of cash in his hand. Eskandani just smiled and walked away. Hellmuth then turned to Matt Salsberg and Jonathan Duhamel, who were both seated at the other end of the table, and explained that he had been doing quite well in gold as of late.

"Somehow when I drive the ball it stays in place," Hellmuth laughed. "When that happens everyone is in trouble."

Hellmuth, who is just a few days removed from finishing runner-up in Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz, continued to chat it up while Duhamel and Salsberg just smiled and nodded.

Phil Hellmuth us 17,000 8,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthMori Eskandani

Ausmus Runs Out of Lives

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

We noticed that Jeremy Ausmus was no longer at Table 15, and a quick check with Tony Dunst confirmed that he had been eliminated.

As Dunst explained, Cary Katz opened with a raise and Ausmus three-bet to 1,625. Katz pushed back with a four-bet to 4,675, Ausmus called, and the two saw a {3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop. From there, Katz bet 6,100 and then called when Ausmus moved all in for roughly 17,000.

Ausmus: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Katz: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Both players held overpairs to the board, but of course the queens of Katz were best. The {7-} turn was of no consequence, and neither was the {7-} river. Just like that, Ausmus has been eliminated from the tournament.

Cary Katz us 44,000
Jeremy Ausmus us Busted

Tags: Jeremy AusmusCary Katz

It's Not So Easy for Easley

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

On a flop of {j-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, a player checked and another fired out 1,200. That is when Seneca Easley shoved all in for 4,300. The player who checked made the call, and the bettor got out of the way.

Easley: {j-Spades}{10-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

Easley was ahead with top pair, but he needed to dodge hearts. He managed to do so on the {9-Diamonds} turn, but not on the {4-Hearts} river. The flush came in and Easley collected his backpack before making a beeline toward the exit.

Seneca Easley us Busted

Tags: Seneca Easley

Pope Takes a Hit

[user153638] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

An under-the-gun player opened for 600 and Trevor Pope called from the small blind. The big blind came along too, and three players saw a flop of {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts}. Two checks saw the original raiser bet 800, only Pope called, and then both players checked the {3-Hearts} turn. Action repeated itself on the {4-Clubs} river and Pope showed a {10-}. His opponent then tabled {10-}{q-}, which was good as Pope opted not to show his kicker and instead sent both his cards to the muck.

Trevor Pope us 10,000

Tags: Trevor Pope

Glazier Three-Bets Her Way to a Nice One

• Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

A player opened to 650 and Jackie Glazier three-bet to 1,550 from the small blind and her opponent made the call. The flop came {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Glazier led for 1,500, with her opponent raising to 3,075. Glazier thought for a moment before sliding out another three-bet to 5,000.

Her opponent made the call and the turn was the {6-Hearts}. Both players checked and saw a river of the {a-Clubs}. Glazier pushed out enough chips to put her opponent all in and he quickly folded.

Jackie Glazier au 33,000 33,000

Tags: Jackie Glazier