Event #20: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Tushnet Bests Racener

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

John Racener made it 2,600 to go from the button and Reseda Tushnet three-bet all in. Racener called for his tournament life of 39,000 and the cards were turned over.

Racener: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}
Tushnet: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, allowing Tushnet's tens to hold up and eliminating Racener from play. Tushnet moved on and bagged 88,600 for Day 2.

Reseda Tushnet 88,600
John Racener us Busted

Tags: John Racener

Brenes Extends Lead

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Humberto Brenes limped his button and Phil Tom made it 3,200 to go. Brenes called to see a flop of {5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. Tom bet 2,000 and Brenes called.

The turn was the {a-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {Q-Clubs} finish off the board. Both checked again and Tom flashed {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for jack-high. Brenes showed {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a pair of eights and won the pot. He now has about 68,000 to Tom's 20,000.

Humberto Brenes cr 68,000 23,000
Phil Tom us 20,000 -18,000

Tags: Humberto BrenesPhil Tom


Brikis, Mizzi, and Others Advance

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Josh Brikis Coming Back Tomorrow
Josh Brikis Coming Back Tomorrow

Eliminations have been occurring at a rapid rate since the players have returned from their last break. The five latest players to advance include Sorel Mizzi, Dylan Linde, James Matthews, Josh Brikis, and Jack Duong.

Duong came back from a severe chip deficit to best Griffin Benger during heads up play. He'll return with 88,600 in chips.

Sorel Mizzi ca 88,800 27,600
Jack Duong us 88,600
James Matthews US 87,500
Josh Brikis us 80,300 53,300
Dylan Linde us 80,300 33,300

Brenes Doubles Into Lead

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Picking up with the action on the flop of {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, Phil Tom fired out a bet of 3,000. Humberto Brenes made it 8,000 to go and Tom called. The {8-Clubs} hit the felt on fourth street and Tom checked. Brenes moved all in for his last 11,225 and Tom called.

Tom: {K-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Brenes: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

Brenes flopped top two pair and was pushed his double up after the {8-Hearts} completed the board on the river. He's now sitting in a slight lead with 45,000 to Tom's 38,000.

Humberto Brenes cr 45,000 20,000
Phil Tom us 38,000

Tags: Humberto BrenesPhil Tom

Benger Doubles Duong

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Jack Duong limped the button and Griffin Benger announced an all in bet. Duong called for his tournament life of 14,375 and the hands were turned over.

Benger: {K-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Duong: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Benger jumped into the lead on the flop, pairing his king with {Q-Spades}{A-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}. He kept the lead with the {6-Clubs} on the turn, and needed to dodge a ten or a jack on the final card in order to clinch the match. Alas, the river brought the {10-Spades} and gave Duong a set of tens for the double up. Benger's stack is now down to about 58,000, but he still holds the lead in the match.

Griffin Benger ca 58,000 -12,000

Tags: Griffin Benger


Break Time

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

The final 13 tables are now taking a 15-minute break.