Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Citrone Crashes

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Carlo Citrone bet 1,900 on a flop of {6-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and faced a raise of 6,000. He pondered it for a while breaking his stack down and finally moved all in. His opponent asked for a count and it was over 10,000 more to call, but call he did.

Citrone held {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} but had been comprehensively out flopped by the {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. The turn {q-Clubs} and {5-Clubs} river couldn’t improve his hand and his chip count was reduced to zero.

Carlo Citrone Busted

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Baumann Bows Out

BrettC • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Gaelle Baumann got back from the break and committed the last of her chips with the {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} against an opponent's {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

“I’ve got two chances,” Baumann said, but the flop {8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs} did not favor her. A slightly cruel turn ({j-Hearts}) and river ({a-Hearts}) were no help and she told the table it was nice playing with them and headed off.

Gail Baumann Busted

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Symesko and Dube Stack Them High

[user169806] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Mark Dube and Chris Symesko are flying high as we enter the final two levels of the night. Both have around three times the average stack.

Mark Dube73k (25k avg) going to 400/800/100 playing two levels in #wsop26 $1500

Chris Symesko73,600 at color up. 2 more levels to go tonight. #dreamcrusher #wsop26 #tpedge
Chris Symesko 73,600 25,250
Mark Dube us 73,000 26,000

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Mercier Loses Huge Pot, Busts Soon After

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

We missed the action but Jason Mercier let his followers know where it all went wrong.

Jason MercierGot incinerated in the 1500... Got in AA vs QQ all in preflop for a 42k pot at 3/600 #nobueno busted my 8 bbs next hand after #Incineration
Jason Mercier us Busted

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Last Break of the Day

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

The Green T25 chips are being colored up as the players have a last break of the day.

"MooHaHa" Lowers the Volume

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

There appears to have been a complaint from another table in the room about Justin Morgenstern’s loud, raucous and frequent laugh. When questioned the floor remained tight lipped and hurried away and the larger security officer standing near the table insisted his presence in the area was merely a coincidence.

Whatever the truth the volume has certainly been toned down in the last few minutes and Hellmuth has been able to explain to another player how he gets in the zone when he is playing hold'em and how good his reads are at the moment.

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Pierre Triples On Three-Way All In

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Frederic Pierre open-shoved all in from under the gun for 9,800 and a player in middle position also moved all in for 11,450. The player in the small blind was all in as well and we were three ways to the flop.

Pierre {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

MP Opponent: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

SB Opponent: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

It was all over but the shoutin' on the flop of {k-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and the board would run out {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds} as Pierre tripled.

Frederic Pierre 30,000

Colorful Ceramic Discs

[user169806] • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Check out this list of names and see if you can find your favorite player.

Taylor Paur us 51,500 -10,500
Martin Jacobson se 48,000 4,000
Steven Watts gb 45,000 28,000
Ami Barer ca 42,000 13,000
Will Failla us 37,000 34,950
Heinz Kamutzki de 36,000 26,800
Matt Davenport 36,000 7,000
Mike McDonald ca 34,000 -3,000
Martin Finger de 33,000 28,950
Jude Ainsworth ie 32,000 11,000
Carlo Citrone 28,000
Allen Kessler us 27,000 11,200
Max Silver gb 24,000 4,000
Phil Hellmuth us 22,000 15,350
DJ McKinnon 22,000
Mark Radoja ca 21,500 500
Nick Shulman 21,500 10,000
Sunny Chattha gb 18,000
Greg Mueller ca 17,600 11,200
Brandon Meyers us 16,000 5,900
Maurice Hawkins us 14,000 -8,000
Dan Smith us 13,000 -13,000
Steven Silverman us 11,100 -200
Layne Flack us 10,000 -23,000
Dario Sammartino it 10,000

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The Real Moohaha

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Justin Morgenstern goes by the name of “The Real Moohaha” and it’s not hard to figure out why after five minutes in the same room as him. His loud laugh is ringing out across the tournament floor and his table mates, including Phil Hellmuth, are doing their best not to let it get to them.

Morgenstern was in a hand against the small blind when he was sat in the big blind. They had checked it down to the river of a board reading {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Morgenstern quickly called a bet from his opponent who then said, “Six.” and he turned over {10-Clubs} for the better flush. He proceeded to give a loud and long, “muahahhaha!!” to the face of his opponent telling him he was so bad and that he was his honey bear.

If he was looking for a reaction so far no one has bitten and Morgenstern is steadily accumulating chips so he could be around for a while. He was particularly keen for this reporter to know he had more than Hellmuth.

Justin Morgenstern 28,000 28,000

Tags: Justin MorgensternPhil Hellmuth