Live Events 2
World Series or Bust National Championship
Days:
1

Event Info

Players 160
Players Left 2

Level Info

Level 19
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 2
Entries 160

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
12
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000

Russaw's Ladies Take Huge Pot

BrandonBloom • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Willie Russaw
Willie Russaw

The exact preflop action is unknown, but Willie Russaw ended up getting his 98,300 stack in preflop from early position against the big blind.

Willie Russaw: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{q-Spades} to send the pot to Russaw without much of a sweat, and he is now one of the chip leaders in the tournament.

Willie Russaw US
Willie Russaw
US 198,000 198,000

Big Slick Gets There for Miles

BrandonBloom • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Jimmy Miles
Jimmy Miles

Jimmy Miles moved all in from the small blind for his 10,000 remaining chips. The big blind called and hands were revealed.

Jimmy Miles: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Big Blind: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The two were flipping and the {a-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop put Miles miles ahead. The {a-Clubs} turn left him just needing to fade a river ten, and the {5-Hearts} completed the board to keep his tournament life alive.

Miles is from Grand Forks, ND, and has previously won a $10,000 prize package in an FPN tournament. Today, he will be looking to accomplish a similar feat and finish as one of the top two players to claim the $11,000 prize package.

Jimmy Miles US
Jimmy Miles
US 23,000 23,000
Level:
11
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
3,000

Flopped Set Over Set

BrandonBloom • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Don Mahoney was in middle position and ended up getting his 23,700 stack in preflop against an early position opponent.

Don Mahoney: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Mahoney was looking to fade a nine but could not do so on the {q-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop. Luckily for him, he also flopped a set of his own. The {3-Hearts} turn and {a-Spades} river meant he successfully evaded the case nine and the chips were sent his way.

Don Mahoney US
Don Mahoney
US 52,000 52,000
Level:
10
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
2,000

Apessos Rivers Broadway to Eliminate Opponent

BrandonBloom • Level 9: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Spyros Apessos
Spyros Apessos

The button limped, Spyros Apessos raised to 4,000 in the small blind, and the big blind and button called.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Spades} and Apessos bet 5,000. The big blind raised to 10,000, the button folded, and Apessos called.

The {j-Hearts} turn brought another 5,000 bet by Apessos, a big blind raise to 10,000, and a call by Apessos.

The {k-Diamonds} completed the board and Apessos jammed in his 67,700 chips. The big blind called off his stack of just a little bit less and hands were revealed.

Big Blind: {q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Spyros Apessos: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The big blind flopped two pair but was gone from the tournament after Apessos rivered the nuts. Meanwhile, Apessos now sits with one of the biggest stacks in the room.

Spyros Apessos US
Spyros Apessos
US 175,000 147,000

A Few Bigger Stacks

BrandonBloom • Level 9: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Wayne Corlew US
Wayne Corlew
US 151,000
Mark Phelps US
Mark Phelps
US 103,000
Chris Risnes US
Chris Risnes
US 90,000
Level:
9
Blinds:
800/1,600
Ante:
1,600