Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Brandon Garrity Eliminated in 15th Place ($14,579)

[user153638] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Brandon Garrity - 15th Place
Brandon Garrity - 15th Place

Nghiahiep Nguyen opened for 25,000 from the cutoff and Brandon Garrity responded by moving all in from the button. The blinds both folded and Nguyen opted to call.

Garrity: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Nguyen: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Garrity ran his pocket pair into one slightly better, and he paid the ultimate price after the {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades} board failed to help him.

Danny Nguyen us 455,000 100,000
Brandon Garrity US Busted

Tags: Brandon GarrityNghiahiep Nguyen

Sean Giesbrecht Eliminated in 16th Place ($11,645)

[user153638] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Sean Giesbrecht - 16th Place
Sean Giesbrecht - 16th Place

Jeff Smith opened for 25,000 under the gun only to have Dylan Linde three-bet all in from the hijack. Sean Giesbrecht then called off from the button, the blinds folded, and Smith got out of the way.

Giesbrecht: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Linde: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

It was a bad spot for Giesbrecht, and things weren't looking good on the {j-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop. The {5-Diamonds} turn was kind as it gave him a flush draw, but the {5-Spades} river would fail to complete it.

Giesbrecht will take home $11,645 for his 16th-place finish.

Dylan Linde us 270,000 85,000
Sean Giesbrecht CA Busted

Tags: Sean GiesbrechtDylan LindeJeff Smith

Pahuja Straightens Out Giesbrecht

[user153638] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

With around 50,000 in the pot and a flop of {q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, a raising war between Vinny Pahuja and Sean Giesbrecht resulted in the former getting his stack of 334,000 in the middle.

Pahuja: {6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Giesbrecht" {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Pahuja decided to go with his open-ended straight draw, which he needed to hit to overcome the aces of Giesbrecht. The dealer burned and turned the {8-Hearts}, which was gin for Pahuja. Giesbrecht was clearly distraught and sent the vast majority of his stack over to Pahuja after the {2-Diamonds} was put out on the river.

Vinny Pahuja us 700,000 340,000
Sean Giesbrecht CA 75,000 -335,000

Tags: Sean GiesbrechtVinny Pahuja


Bob Bounahra Eliminated in 17th Place ($11,645)

[user38873] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Bob Bounahra
Bob Bounahra

It was an elimination in two chapters. First Bog Bounahra three-bet shoved with {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} into the open raise of Frank Patti and the latter was priced in to call the 50,000 with {Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Bounahra could not improve on the {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts} board.

One hand later, he three-bet shoved again, this time for 120,000. Sean Giesbrecht had raised to 22,000 and called with {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}, it was a flip against {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Bounahra was only five cards away from a possible comeback story, but the {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board completed the four-card-flush for his opponent instead.

Sean Giesbrecht CA 410,000 140,000
Bob Bounahra bz Busted

Tags: Bob BounahraFrank PattiSean Giesbrecht

Troy Baker Eliminated in 18th Place ($11,645)

[user38873] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Troy Baker
Troy Baker

Rene Angelil opened the action with a min-raise to 20,000 and one seat over, Troy Baker moved all in. Angelil quickly called the 63,000 and showed {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}. Baker was doomed with {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and could not improve anymore as the board ran out {3-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{J-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. A great result for "Toby" though in his very first WSOP event.

Troy Baker US Busted

Tags: Rene AngelilTroy Baker

The Two-Table Redraw (full)

[user153638] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
4061Chris Haugo140,000
4062Jorge Vergara1,050,000
4063Rene Angelil210,000
4064Troy Baker150,000
4065Nghiahiep Nguyen355,000
4066Brandon Garrity100,000
4067Cornel Medes240,000
4068Brad Libson185,000
4069John Fontana220,000
4071Dylan Linde185,000
4072Chris Hunichen595,000
4073Sean Giesbrecht270,000
4074Vinny Pahuja360,000
4075David Inselberg485,000
4076Jeff Smith490,000
4077Frank Patti240,000
4078Simeon Naydenov213,000
4079Bob Bounahra77,000
Jorge Vergara US 1,050,000 224,000
Chris Hunichen us 595,000 90,000
Jeff Smith us 490,000 3,000
David Inselberg us 485,000 50,000
Vinny Pahuja us 360,000 128,000
Danny Nguyen us 355,000 148,000
Sean Giesbrecht CA 270,000 38,000
Cornel Medes RO 240,000 -40,000
Frank Patti us 240,000 -175,000
John Fontana us 220,000 -162,000
Simeon Naydenov bg 213,000 -63,500
Rene Angelil US 210,000 13,000
Brad Libson us 185,000 -65,000
Dylan Linde us 185,000 50,000
Troy Baker US 150,000 -468,000
Chris Haugo us 140,000 -100,000
Brandon Garrity US 100,000 -43,000
Bob Bounahra bz 77,000 -98,000

Double Up For Cornel Medes

[user38873] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Cornel Medes was all in at the same time as Jerry DeNicholas, though on the secondary table. He had 133,000 left and flipped for his tournament life with {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} against the {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} of Nghiahiep Nguyen. The latter hit a set but the {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} board also gave the Romanian a flush.

Cornel Medes RO 280,000 165,000

Tags: Cornel MedesNghiahiep Nguyen

Jerry DeNicholas Eliminated in 19th Place ($9,428)

[user38873] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jerry DeNicholas
Jerry DeNicholas

Chris Hunichen raised to 22,000 and Sean Giesbrecht called before Jerry DeNicholas moved all in for 57,000. Both opponents called and checked down the {9-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop. Hunichen then bet 57,000 on the {9-Spades} turn and the isolation worked.

Hunichen: {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
DeNicholas: {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}

Only a jack could save DeNicholas but the {4-Diamonds} river was a blank. Redraw shortly for the last two tables.

Jerry DeNicholas us Busted

Tags: Chris HunichenJerry DeNicholas

Overbet from Inselberg

[user38873] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs} board was already complete and Jorge Vergara bet 20,000. David Inselberg re-raised to 120,000 and Vergara was somewhat surprised about the bet-size. He eventually folded and Inselberg showed him and the whole table {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Tags: David InselbergJorge Vergara