Event #43: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

James Davis Eliminated in 21st Place ($6,048)

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
James Davis
James Davis

David Chiu opened for a raise and James Davis three-bet leaving himself with just 7,000 in chips. Chiu made the call and a flop of {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts} was put out on the board. Chiu checked, Davis bet, Chiu raised to set Davis all-in and Davis made the call and the hands were turned over:

Chiu: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Davis: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

The turn was the {6-Hearts} giving Chiu a set of sixes and Davis started to get up thinking he was drawing dead. A couple of players pointed out he had the nut flush draw and he stood looking intently at the board, waiting for the river card. It was the {9-Diamonds} and Davis was eliminated in 21st place.

James Davis us Busted

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Chad Lousberg Eliminated in 22nd Place ($6,048)

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Chad Lousberg - 22nd
Chad Lousberg - 22nd

Chad Lousberg had put nearly his entire stack in before the flop and had been called by Steven Wolansky. Lousberg sat poised with his last chip to put in on the flop of {9-Spades}{q-Spades}{8-Hearts} and dropped it in. Wolansky matched it and they turned over their cards.

Lousberg had {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and faced the {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} of Wolansky.

The turn was the {6-Spades}, the river the {q-Hearts} and Lousberg was gone.

Chad Lousberg Busted

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Sam Barnhart Eliminated in 23rd Place ($6,048)

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Sam Barnhart
Sam Barnhart

Sam Barnhart raised from the button and Jon Seaman called out of the big blind. The flop came {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and Seaman check-called a Barnhart bet. He would do the same on the {Q-Spades} turn and then lead out on the {9-Diamonds} river. Barnhart made a crying call and Seaman turned over {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a rivered straight. A frustrated Barnhart turned over {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and was left with just 5,500 in chips.

Those chips would go in three hands later with Barnhart holding {K-}{8-}. Bryce Landier had {A-}{8-} and would flop an ace to send Barnhart on his way in 23rd place.

Sam Barnhart us Busted

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Matt Woodward Eliminated in 24th Place ($6,048)

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Matt Woodward - 24th
Matt Woodward - 24th

Matt Woodward bet most of his remaining chips when the flop came {6-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and got called by Eric Bensamochan. The rest went in on the turn card {6-Clubs} and Woodward showed {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} but Bensamochan had hit the nut flush with {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. The river came the {2-Clubs}.

“I was actually ahead on the flop. Sort of.” Woodward said as he headed for the pay put desk.

Matt Woodward us Busted

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Jeff Shulman Eliminated in 25th Place ($6,048)

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Jeff Shulman
Jeff Shulman

Jeff Shulman was all in for less than one bet with {10-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and was against James Davis and his {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}. The flop came{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} keeping Davis in the lead. The turn was the {J-Clubs} and Shulman would need some help on the river if he wanted to remain in the tournament. Th river was the {5-Clubs} and Davis won the hand with Shulman being eliminated in 25th place.

Jeff Shulman us Busted

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Mike Laing Eliminated in 26th Place ($6,048)

• Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Mike Laing - 26th
Mike Laing - 26th

Mike Laing had been working his short stack for a fairly long time over the last few levels and managed to double up shortly before the break. He remained short and his son on the rail told him he just needed another double up soon to keep going.

He got it pretty much all in on the turn of a board reading {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and was called by Sean Berrios. The river was the {7-Clubs}.

Laing turned over {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for two pair and the missed straight flush draw, but all that mattered was that Berrios turned over {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for the straight to bust him

Sean Berrios us 105,000 20,000
Mike Laing US Busted

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Final Three Table Redraw (full)

• Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante


SeatNameChip Count
1David Chiu45,000
2Andrey Danilyuk10,000
3Andy Wang160,000
4Jeff Lisandro85,000
5James Davis45,000
6Mitch Schock37,000
7Jeff Shulman60,000
8Ron Burke85,000
9Berry Johnston75,000


SeatNameChip Count
1Steven Wolansky280,000
2Yegor Tsurikov140,000
3Tom Solomon55,000
4Matt Woodward125,000
5Sean Berrios85,000
6Mike Laing20,000
7Chad Lousberg135,000
8Paul Mannoni96,000
9Eric Bensamochan142,000


SeatNameChip Count
1Mike Lancaster150,000
2Jerid Zewin140,000
3Bryce Landier135,000
4Brandon Shack-Harris180,000
5Mark Chilton46,000
6Sam Barnhart115,000
7Dan Kelly305,000
8Jon Seaman120,000
9Jesse Katz133,000
Dan Kelly us 305,000 160,000
Steven Wolansky us 280,000 46,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us 180,000 65,000
Andrew Wang us 160,000 144,500
Mike Lancaster us 150,000 114,100
Eric Bensamochan US 142,000 -58,000
Yegor Tsurikov us 140,000 115,400
Jerid Zewin us 140,000 100,000
Chad Lousberg 135,000 99,600
Bryce Landier us 135,000 98,700
Jesse Katz 133,000 -30,000
Matt Woodward us 125,000 94,000
Jon Seaman us 120,000 87,800
Sam Barnhart us 115,000 45,000
Paul Mannoni us 96,000 -42,000
Jeff Lisandro au 85,000 53,000
Ron Burke 85,000 52,600
Sean Berrios us 85,000 -35,000
Berry Johnston us 75,000 -10,000
Jeff Shulman us 60,000 -85,000
Thomas Solomon us 55,000 33,600
Mark Chilton 46,000 26,600
James Davis us 45,000 16,300
David Chiu us 45,000 -30,000
Mitch Schock us 37,000 -35,500

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