Live Events 1
World Series or Bust National Championship

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




BrandonBloom • Level 8: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Trzesniak Chipping Up

BrandonBloom • Level 8: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

John Trzesniak mentioned and the table confirmed that he had been down to only around 8,000 chips not too long ago. He had been all-in around seven times, and now he has chipped his way back up to over 60,000 and is looking to continue his hot run all the way to a World Series of Poker Main Event seat package.

John Trzesniak us
John Trzesniak
us 60,400 20,400

Boat Propels Risnes to a Double

BrandonBloom • Level 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

An early position player limped and Chris Risnes limped in middle position, before the cutoff raised to 3,500. Only Risnes continued.

The {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop saw Risnes check-raise a 4,000 bet up to 9,000. The cutoff called.

Risnes led for 14,000 on the {8-Spades} turn and his opponent called.

On the {8-Diamonds} river, Risnes jammed for about 24,000. His opponent pondered before announcing a call.

Risnes turned over {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for a flopped set that turned into a boat, and he added the chips to his stack.

Chris Risnes US
Chris Risnes
US 103,000

Larmer Flops Set Versus Jacks

BrandonBloom • Level 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

Before the blinds went up, Dave Larmer limped in middle position and the small blind raised to 3,600. Larmer called.

The flop came {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} and the small blind bet 6,300. Larmer jammed for only 3,400 more and his opponent called.

Dave Larmer: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Small Blind: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

Larmer jumped ahead after flopping a set, and the {q-Spades} turn and {a-Clubs} river confirmed his double.

Dave Larmer US
Dave Larmer
US 28,000 28,000

Kings Can't Hold for Kolb

BrandonBloom • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante

According to John Kolb, he and another player each had 4,200 committed to the pot preflop, and the flop came {10-}{x-}{x-}. Kolb ended up getting the rest of his 10,000 or so chips in against his opponent and hands were revealed.

John Kolb: {k-}{k-}
Opponent: {10-}{10-}

Kolb's cowboys were in rough shape against the flopped set of his opponent. The board ran out without any help and Kolb, who qualified by being a Minnesota State Champion, was sent to the rail.

John Kolb US
John Kolb
US Busted

Harris Finds Miracle King to Stay Alive

BrandonBloom • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante
Chris Harris
Chris Harris

An early position player and a middle position player limped before Chris Harris raised to 4,000 in the cutoff. The button jammed in his 6,600 stack and John Harms raised to 11,500 in the small blind. Action folded back to Harris who shoved in his stack and Harms quickly called.

Button: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Chris Harris: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
John Harms: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Harris ran cowboys into Harms' rockets and needed help. The {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop changed nothing for Harris, but the {k-Clubs} hit the turn to vault him ahead, and he could only put his hands on his head in a bit of disbelief at the unlikely sight.

The {7-Clubs} completed the board to confirm the pot for Harris, as he took the chips and the button player made his exit from the tournament.

Chris Harris
Chris Harris
45,000 45,000
John Harms us
John Harms
us 39,000 -16,000

Johnson Rivers Better Boat

BrandonBloom • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson

According to a spectator, Patrick Johnson got the rest of his chips in preflop against an opponent and was at risk.

Patrick Johnson: {a-}{k-}
Opponent: {7-}{7-}

Johnson found trips on the {k-}{k-}{7-} flop, but unfortunately for him, the flop gave his opponent a boat. The {10-} turn left Johnson one card away from hitting the rail, but the {10-} spiked the river to give Johnson the better boat and keep his tournament hopes alive.

Patrick Johnson US
Patrick Johnson
US 26,000 -4,000