$1,650 Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Players 392

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 160,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 9

Laura Hoppe Eliminated in 3rd Place ($53,899)

BrandonTemple • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Laura Hoppe
Laura Hoppe

Brent Cunningham limped in on the button, and Laura Hoppe jammed for 520,000 in the small blind. Cunningham snapped Hoppe off after Kevin Garosshen folded in the big blind.

Laura Hoppe: {a-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Brent Cunningham: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Cunningham held the goods, but Hoppe still had hope with her ace. The {j-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Spades} flop kept Cunningham out in front, and the {7-Hearts} turn left Hoppe looking for a three-outer to survive. The {k-Diamonds} river instead filled Hoppe up, and Hoppe, who started the day as the short stack, held her head high as she shook hands with her opponents and left the tournament area.

Laura Hoppe us Busted

Tags: Brent CunninghamKevin GarosshenLaura Hoppe

Garosshen's Goin' Bananas

BrandonTemple • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Kevin Garosshen
Kevin Garosshen

Hand #1:

Kevin Garosshen raised to 350,000 from the small blind, and Brent Cunningham called in the big blind.

Garosshen bet 325,000 on a {7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} flop, and Cunningham folded.

Hand #2:

The very next hand, Garosshen raised to 200,000 from the button, and Laura Hoppe, called in the big blind.

On the {5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop, Hoppe checked and Garosshen bet 250,000. Hoppe called.

The {a-Diamonds} fell on the turn, and Hoppe led for 325,000. Garosshen called.

The {6-Hearts} hit the river, and Hoppe bet 700,000. Garosshen called after a short stint in the tank, and Hoppe tabled {j-Hearts}{5-Spades} for just a pair of fives. Garosshen tabled {9-Spades}{2-Spades} for a pair of nines, and Garosshen now has over half the chips in play.

Kevin Garosshen us 7,400,000 1,700,000
Brent Cunningham us 2,600,000 100,000
Laura Hoppe us 1,700,000 -1,900,000

Tags: Brent CunninghamKevin GarosshenLaura Hoppe

Cunningham Doubles Through Hoppe

BrandonTemple • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Brent Cunningham jammed for 1.1 million on the button, and Laura Hoppe called in the small blind.

Brent Cunningham: {q-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Laura Hoppe: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

"Tens again? Nice hand," Cunningham said.

The {2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} flop spiked one of Cunningham's three outs, and the {5-Clubs} turn left Hoppe looking for a ten. The {j-Spades} river kept Cunningham's tournament life alive with a double up.

Kevin Garosshen us 5,700,000 300,000
Laura Hoppe us 3,600,000 -1,000,000
Brent Cunningham us 2,500,000 1,000,000

Tags: Laura HoppeBrent Cunningham

Brett Apter Eliminated in 4th Place ($37,359)

BrandonTemple • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Brett Apter
Brett Apter

Brett Apter was able to more than triple his last 55,000 in chips up one hand after the monster hand with Laura Hoppe, then got his new 265,000 chip stack in preflop the very next hand against Brent Cunningham.

Brett Apter: {10-Spades}{3-Spades}
Brent Cunningham: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Apter pulled ahead on the {8-Spades}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop, and held on the {6-Spades} turn and {2-Clubs} river to double back to 680,000.

After folding his big blind, Apter three-bet shoved for 480,000 from the small blind over a raise from Kevin Garosshen on the button. Garosshen called.

Brett Apter: {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}
Kevin Garosshen: {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Apter's attempt to spin up the crumbs came to an end when the {3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} board gave Garosshen a full house and left the WSOP Bracelet winner Apter out in fourth.

Laura Hoppe us 4,900,000 -100,000
Brent Cunningham us 2,400,000 600,000
Brett Apter us Busted

Tags: Brent CunninghamBrett ApterKevin GarosshenLaura Hoppe

Level:
29
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
100,000

Apter Crippled By Hoppe

BrandonTemple • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Brett Apter raised to 240,000 from the small blind, and Laura Hoppe called in the big blind.

Apter fired 120,000 on the {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop, and Hoppe called.

The {4-Diamonds} fell on the turn, and Apter bet 380,000. Hoppe called again.

The {4-Spades} hit the river, and Apter bet 1.225 million, leaving himself 55,000 behind. Hoppe called after a few minutes in the tank, and Apter tabled {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}. Hoppe had that beat with {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, however, and Apter was left with under one big blind.

Laura Hoppe us 5,000,000 1,400,000
Brett Apter us 55,000 -2,145,000

Tags: Brett ApterLaura Hoppe

Garosshen Pads His Lead

BrandonTemple • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Kevin Garosshen raised to 160,000 from the cutoff, and Brent Cunningham called on the button. Brett Apter came along from the small blind, and Laura Hoppe folded in the big blind.

The {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} flop was checked through to the {3-Diamonds} turn, and Garosshen bet 240,000. Both Cunningham and Apter quickly folded.

Kevin Garosshen us 4,400,000 500,000
Brett Apter us 2,200,000 -1,100,000
Brent Cunningham us 1,800,000 200,000

Tags: Brent CunninghamBrett ApterKevin GarosshenLaura Hoppe