Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Williams Eliminated

David Williams, short of making the money.
David Williams, short of making the money.

David Williams has just been eliminated, which brought us down to the magic number of 126. Since they are within one table of the money bubble they will play until the money. Hopefully, it will be inside the next 26 minutes.

David Williams
us Ulkona

Tagit: David Williams

Tonne Soaring

We missed the hand but Chuck Tonne has just eliminated another opponent. His "challenging to count" stack looks to be around 175,000.

Chuck Tonne
175,000 23,000

Tagit: Chuck Tonne

Phahurat's Aces Lead to Double Up

When we got to the table, AP Phahurat was all in for over 20,000 preflop holding {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, and he was in great shape, as his opponent showed {a-Spades}{j-Spades}{k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. The flop came down {2-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, and Phahurat stayed out in front. The {8-Diamonds} hit the turn, which didn't change anything, as neither player had diamonds. The river came the {9-Spades}, and despite their being a four card straight on board, Phahurat's lone pair of aces was good enough to ship him the pot worth 44,000.

AP Phahurat
us 44,000 14,000

Tagit: AP Phahurat



Here are a slew of counts as we near the start of the last level

Chuck Tonne
152,000 2,000
Matt Maggard
96,000 -22,000
Tristan Wade
us 56,000 -4,000
Frank Calo
47,000 4,000
Alan Le
41,000 -5,000
Vitaly Lunkin
ru 38,600 16,600
Sorel Mizzi
ca 36,000 6,000
David Williams
us 32,500 -30,500
Leif Force
us 31,000 13,000
Stephen Su
28,500 21,900
Michael Binger
us 27,000 9,000
Matt Stout
us 17,600 -4,900
Shannon Shorr
us 17,000 10,500
Susie Zhao
14,000 -21,000
Nick Jivkov
bg 13,600 -3,400
Noah Boeken
nl 13,000 5,500
Isaac Baron
us 11,500 -3,000
Michael "Carwash" Schneider
Matt Jarvis
ca Ulkona

Triple Up, An Elimination & Big Side Pot

• Taso 9: 400-800, 0 ante

So we came rushing up to the table when we saw about seven players standing up around it. We don't know the preflop action but the result was three players were all in and had their cards tabled.

Fabio Breitfuss: {A-Hearts} {A-Spades} {5-Hearts} {4-Hearts}
Dave James: {Q-Spades} {J-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} {9-Spades}
Unknown: {K-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {J-Spades} {9-Spades}

The board ran {10-Spades} {4-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {2-Clubs} and James was the shortest stack and tripled up, the unknown player was busted and Breitfuss took the large sidepot.

Tagit: Dave JamesFabio Breitfuss

Eliminations Slowing

• Taso 9: 400-800, 0 ante

The frantic pace set in the earlier eight levels has slowed down considerably. Players were busting faster than we could keep up with and tables were disappearing. With both the money bubble and the end of the day looming we're thinking making the money is about a 50/50 chance at this point.

Maggard Hating His New Tablemates

• Taso 9: 400-800, 0 ante

Matt Maggard is currently second in chips with over 115,000. But as tables have broken he's gotten the short end of the stick of player's moving to his table. Seated directly on his left are Michael Binger, JP Kelly and Vitaly Lunkin.

Maggard has to be aware that three sharks are eyeing his tall chip stack.

Tagit: Matt MaggardMichael BingerJP KellyVitaly Lunkin

Chan Catches A Double Up

We didn't catch the exact preflop action, but we saw that Terrence chance got the rest of his 12,000ish stack in preflop with {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. He was in great shape, as his opponent showed {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. The flop came down {7-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, and his opponent was drawing dead to runner runner. The {3-Diamonds} didn't help at all, and the meaningless river was the {9-Hearts}, giving Chan an unnecessary flush.

After the hand, Chan is up to 24,000.

Terrence Chan
ca 24,000 13,100

Tagit: Terrence Chan

Wade Benefits from Tepen's Stack

Tristan Wade find a big stack to chip up against.
Tristan Wade find a big stack to chip up against.

We found this hand at the river with a board of {6-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {8-Spades} {K-Diamonds} {5-Spades} and Ryan Tepen had checked. Tristan Wade bet 12,500 and Tepen had a short tank before he announced call.

Wade tabled {A-Spades} {A-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {4-Spades} and Tepen mucked his hand.

Tristan Wade
us 60,000 27,000

Tagit: Tristan WadeRyan Tepen