The Main Event
The Main Event
Day 4 Completed

An Easy Day Leaves Ausmus Atop the Eight

[user66118] • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 2,000 ante
Jeremy Ausmus
Jeremy Ausmus

It was an easy day at The Bicycle Casino on Wednesday as the field of 417 had already been whittled down to just 22. Reaching the final table of eight took just five hours of action as the chips were flying around the felt.

Play began with Alex "AJKHoosier1" Kamberis and Josh "JJProdigy" Field exchanging a few not-so-pleasant words. Actually, the words mostly went in one direction as Kamberis welcomed Field to the room by saying, "You're a f***ing scumbag." The bad blood likely comes from JJProdigy's involvement in a number of online cheating accusations, and Kamberis certainly didn't hold anything back verbally. The two men were seated back-to-back at adjacent tables for a good chunk of play, and it's disappointing that we never got to see them share the same felt; both players failed to survive the fourth day.

Victor Ramdin came into the day with the chip lead, and he played just about every single pot as he was the very definition of the moniker "Table Captain." Ramdin eliminated Bryan Barrile early in the day, then tilted and crippled Wade Townsend and James Dowdy before their eliminations. At the end of the day, Ramdin bagged up 2,279,000 to put himself in second place overall.

That count would have been good enough for the chip lead if not for one Jeremy Ausmus. Starting the day with just 144,000 chips (12 big blinds), Ausmus got right to work as his {A-Clubs} {A-Hearts} earned him a double up against Townsend's {4-Clubs} {4-Spades}. Ausmus worked his stack all the way up to 717,000 when he and his {J-Hearts} {J-Clubs} flipped for his tournament life against Taylor von Kriegenbergh's {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts}. The {J-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {9-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} board secured a double up for Ausmus, vaulting the one-time short stack up over a million. A big suckout elimination of Townsend pushed him into the chip lead for the first time in four days, and he took care of Dowdy just a short time thereafter. On the final hand of the night, David Paredes squeezed all in with {Q-Spades} {J-Hearts} behind a raise and two calls, and Ausmus woke up with {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} to put and to Paredes' day and Day 4 as a whole.

Also falling over the course of the day was the runner-up of the 2010 NAPT event at The Bike, Chris DeMaci (20th place), David Baker (17th), Field (14th), and David Peters (13th).

That leaves just eight players to duke it out for the title, and the final table will commence at 1:00 P.M. tomorrow. Here's how the table will lay out when the players return:

1Govert Metaal149,000
2Taylor von Kriegenbergh1,810,000
3Santiago Nadal943,000
4Jeremy Ausmus4,008,000
5Bryan Leskowitz1,087,000
6Joe Hachem1,666,000
7Jose De Noronha568,000
8Victor Ramdin2,279,000

We'll be on the rail tomorrow to bring you all of the action from the final table as it happens, and we hope you'll join us as The Big Event crowns a champion.

Until then, all that's left is goodnight.

Tags: Jeremy Ausmus

David Paredes Eliminated in 9th Place ($27,000)

Chad_Holloway • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 2,000 ante
David Paredes- 9th place
David Paredes- 9th place

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 54,000 from early position and received calls from Brian Leskowitz and Joe Hachem, who were the next two players to act. When action reached David Paredes on the button, he moved all in for around 700,000. The blind got out of the way and Ausmus moved all in over the top. That cleared the field leaving Ausmus and Paredes heads up:

Ausmus: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Paredes: {Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}

Paredes was dejected that he ran in to aces. He needed some major help but received none on the {6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop. The {7-Hearts} turn gave him a flush draw to any heart but the ace. As fate would have it, the river was the {A-Hearts}, giving him a flush but giving Ausmus a full house. Paredes was eliminated in 9th place, taking home $27,000, while The Big Event Main Event final table is now set.

Tags: David ParedesJeremy Ausmus


donpeters • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 2,000 ante

Here's the table draw for the 'unofficial' final table:

1David Paredes580,000
2Govert Metaal208,000
3Taylor von Kriegenbergh1,850,000
4Santiago Nadal750,000
5Jeremy Ausmus3,300,000
6Bryan Leskowitz1,200,000
7Joe Hachem1,820,000
8Jose De Noronha400,000
9Victor Ramdin2,350,000

James Dowdy Eliminated in 10th Place ($27,000)

donpeters • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 2,000 ante
James Dowdy - 10th Place
James Dowdy - 10th Place

James Dowdy moved all in from under the gun for 101,000. Jeremy Ausmus called from the small blind and Victor Ramdin called from the big blind.

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Ausmus bet 150,000. Ramdin quickly called to see the {7-Spades} fall on the turn. Both Ausmus and Ramdin checked before the {10-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Both checked again.

Ausmus tabled the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for a jack-high straight. Ramdin mucked and then Dowdy also tossed his hand into the muck without it being shown. Dowdy was left with nothing but the felt in front of him and was eliminated in 10th place.

Tags: James DowdyJeremy AusmusVictor Ramdin

Missed Opportunities

Chad_Holloway • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 2,000 ante

Joe Hachem was under the gun and raised to 50,000. David Paredes was next to act and popped it to 152,000. Action folded back around to the 2055 World Series of Poker Main Event Champ and he took his time before making the call. Both players proceeded to check the {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop, as they did on the {7-Diamonds} turn.

When the {2-Hearts} was put out on the river, Hachem checked to Paredes, who checked behind. "Oh, come on," Hachem mocked as he turned over {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} for a rivered flush. It was apparent he was hoping to get a little more action that he did.

Tags: Joe HachemDavid Paredes



Chad_Holloway • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Players are on a 10-minute break.

Wade Townsend Eliminated in 11th Place ($21,000)

[user66118] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Wade Townsend - 11th place
Wade Townsend - 11th place

On a {3-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} flop, Jeremy Ausmus checked to his heads-up opponent, Wade Townsend who put out a bet of 75,000. After some time considering, Ausmus check-raised to something like 215,000, and Townsend proceeded to shove all in for about 500,000 total. Ausmus called, and the cards were on their backs.

Ausmus: {A-Clubs} {2-Hearts}
Townsend: {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}

Townsend was well in front, and the {9-Hearts} that landed on fourth street was a great card as it took one out away from Ausmus.

River: {4-Clubs}

Townsend let out a screaming, "F**!!!" as the river card betrayed his best hand. Ausmus made a wheel with that offsuit four, and Townsend's day has been put out to pasture.

Tags: Jeremy AusmusWade Townsend

Hachem Sets Up Paredes

[user66118] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Joe Hachem
Joe Hachem

We picked up the action as Joe Hachem was betting 77,000 on a {K-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {8-Hearts} flop. He was heads-up with David Paredes, and Paredes flatted to see another card.

It was the {J-Hearts}, and this time both players checked to the {5-Clubs} river. Hachem took control again, firing out 158,000. Paredes quickly called, and Hachem turned up {J-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} for the set. It was good, and Hachem moves up to about 1.7 million with that nice pot.

Paredes is down under a million now, knocked back to about 920,000.

Tags: David ParedesJoe Hachem