After 10 hours of poker, a winner could not be decided in Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em so the three survivors will be back tomorrow to fight it out; Jacob Schindler is the chip leader on 3,860,000, second is Ryan Jaconetti with 3,410,000, and Sean Dempsey is in third with 1,660,000.
At the start of what was supposed to be the final day of Event #39, 26 players returned at 1 p.m. to play 10 one-hour levels of poker. By the end of the first four levels of play, the unofficial final table of 10 was set after a series of quick bust outs.
Clyde Walters fell not long after when he ran the into the the of Sean Dempsey and the official final table of nine was set.
By then, Ryan Laplante was in the lead just ahead of Sean Dempsey, with Nam Lee bringing up the rear. Dempsey grabbed the lead from Laplante just before the dinner beak with a well-disguised on a final board of where Laplante had the . That put Dempsey on 3,055,000 and moved Schindler into second place on 1,565,000.
A series of double ups in the first half hour after the break even things up somewhat. Then followed a number of bust outs as first Andrew Becker’s shove with the was beaten by Laplante holding the , and Becker fell in ninth.
Takashi Yagura three-bet shoved with the and got a call from Schindler with the . The cards ran out with the river giving Schindler a flush and sending Yagura to the rail in eighth.
Layne Flack was the seventh-place finisher, so no seventh bracelet for him, and he was eliminated shortly after his shove with the ran into the of Jaconetti to cripple him.
The sixth-place finisher was Nam Le, who had rocked the short stack for most of this tournament, getting a double up here and there, but his run finally came to an end when his lost out to the of Schindler on a final board of .
Laplante’s great run came to an end in fifth when he got it in preflop with the versus the of Schindler. The final board of busted Laplante and shot Schindler into the chip lead.
Ryan Olisar hadn’t played many pots to this point, but seemed to pick his spots very well until at last he was coolered. He moved all in and Dempsey moved all in behind him. Olisar had the and Dempsey the . The cards fell , which wasn't even a sweat as the aces of Dempsey held and Olisar had to settle for fourth place.
If the game had got down to two players then there would have been the option of one more level of heads-up play, but it was not to be. The rail chanted for ”one more level,” and it nearly happened, but on the last hand of the night Ryan Jaconetti doubled up through Schindler when he found the and was called by the .
With that, three players will return at 3 p.m. tomorrow to finally crown a winner.
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Hand #156: Jacob Schindler called from the small blind and Ryan Jaconetti checked his option from the big blind. The flop came and Schindler checked. Jaconetti bet 85,000, Schindler raised to 255,000 and Jaconetti folded.
Hand #157: Ryan Jaconetti open-shoved all in from the small blind and Sean Dempsey folded.
Hand #158: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 165,000 from the button and both opponents folded.
Hand #159: Jacob Schindler opened to 240,000 from the small blind and Ryan Jaconetti moved all in from the big blind for 1,690,000. Schindler quickly called and turned over but was crushed by the of Jaconetti.
The board ran out and there was little drama on the way to Jaconetti’s double on the last hand of the night.
Hand #151: Jacob Schindler called on the button and Sean Dempsey checked in the big blind. The flop was . Dempsey led for 150,000 and Schindler raised to 375,000. Dempsey made the call.
The turn was the . Dempsey checked and Schindler went for a bet of 715,000. Dempsey called. The river was the and Dempsey checked again.
Schindler moved all in. Dempsey laid it down and Schindler now has by far the most chips.
Hand #152: Schindler got a walk.
Hand #153: Schindler raised to 240,000 from the small blind and folded when Ryan Jaconetti moved all in from the big blind.
Hand #154: Schindler limped the button, Jaconetti called and Dempsey checked. The flop was . Schindler bet 125,000 when it was cheked toi him, Jaconetti called and the saw a turn . Jaconetti checked and Schindler bet 350,000 and Jaconetti folded.
Hand #155: Dempsey called in the small blind and Schindler made it 240,000 from the big blind. Dempsey made the call. The flop was both checked and saw a turn . Checked again to see a river . Dempsey bet 250,000 and was called. The of Schindler was the best hand.
Hand #146: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 175,000 and Jacob Schindler reraised to 475,000 from the big blind; Jaconetti folded.
Hand #147: Jacob Schindler opened to 240,000 from the small blind and Ryan Jaconetti folded.
Hand #148: Ryan Jaconetti opened to 180,000 from the small blind and Sean Dempsey folded.
Hand #149: Sean Dempsey called from the small blind and Jacob Schindler raised to 240,000 from the big blind. Dempsey reraised to 630,000 and Schindler folded.
Hand #150: Ryan Jaconetti received a walk.
Hand #141: Jacob Schindler made it 240,000 from the small blind and got a fold from Ryan Jaconetti.
Hand #142: Schindler limped on the button and Jaconetti called the small blind, Sean Dempsey checked his option. The flop was . Jaconetti bet 105,000 and Schindler called. The turn was the and Jaconetti bet 300,000 and Schindler again made the call. The river was the and when they both checked the cards were turned over. Schindler showed which beat the of Jaconetti.
Hand #143: Dempsey made it 200,000 from the small blind and Jacob Schindler called. The flop was and Dempsey bet 200,000. Schindler called to see a turn card . Dempsey now bet 500,000. Schindler folded.
Hand #144: Dempsey made it 200,000 and won the pot.
Hand #145: Jaconetti limped the small blind and Dempsey made it 280,000. Jaconetti moved all in and Dempsey folded
Hand #136: Jacob Schindler raised to 160,000 and Ryan Jaconetti called from the small blind. Sean Dempsey also called from the big blind and the flop was and Jaconetti and Dempsey checked. Schindler bet 235,000 and both opponents folded.
Hand #137: Jacob Schindler received a walk.
Hand #138: Ryan Jaconetti received a walk.
Hand #139: Sean Dempsey received a walk.
Hand #140: Sean Dempsey called from the small blind and Jacob Schindler raised to 240,000 from the big blind. Dempsey called and we saw a flop of . Dempsey checked, Schindler bet 235,000 and Dempsey called. The came on the turn and both players checked. The river was the and again both players checked. Dempsey showed and Schindler showed to take the pot.
Ryan Olisar moved all in and Dempsey moved all in behind him. It was cooler time for Olisar.
The cards fell and not even a sweat as the aces of Dempsey held and Olisar had to settle for fourth place.