Run It Up Reno

Event 15: $300 $75,000 Guaranteed Deep-Stack NLHE Reentry

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $127,108
Event 15: $300 $75,000 Guaranteed Deep-Stack NLHE Reentry
Day 1 Completed

Chris Lyons Wins Event 15: $75,000 Guaranteed Deep-Stack NLHE Reentry

SantanaBandana • Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Chris Lyons - Winner!
Chris Lyons - Winner!

Chris Lyons misfired several bullets in Event 15, and was eliminated during Level 1 when an opponent cracked his pocket kings with pocket jacks, but in the end he was the last man standing, collecting $31,654 and the trophy for his efforts.

Lyons started the final table in the middle of the pack before ascending the chip counts during six-handed play. From that point forward he eliminated every player from the final table - Martin Weinfeld in sixth place; John Johnston in fifth place; Satish Surapaneni in fourth place; and Steve Raimie and Thomas Coan in third and second place respectively.

This is the largest score of Lyons' live tournament career, and afterwards all he could say is how tired he was from the 19-hour grind.

Despite falling in fourth place, this was Surapaneni's second final table this week. He finished third in Event 13: $300 Deeper-Stack NLHE for $5,798, and he now has over $40,000 in career live tournament earnings. This was the second-largest cash of his career - he took third in a $200 big stack event here at Borgata in January, earning $15,551.

Event 15 attracted a total of 504 entries, generating a total prize pool of $127,108. Each of the top 54 players walked away with at least $508, and among the notable min-cashers were Nancy Martin, Iverson Snuffer, Michael Sneideman, Jesse Cohen, Armando Then, and Stephanie Johnston.

Several players fell just shy of earning any money, including Tommy Vedes, Phil Neiman, Jimmy Lillis, and Paul Spitzberg.

Be sure to return later today for continuous coverage of the WPT World Championship, along with the start of Event 16 right here on PokerNews!

Tags: Chris Lyons

Steve Raimie Eliminated in 3rd Place ($11,440); Thomas Coan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($17,795)

SantanaBandana • Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Thomas Coan - 2nd Place
Thomas Coan - 2nd Place

All of the money went in preflop between all three players, and Chris Lyons had both players severely out-chipped, but none of the hands were exposed until the board was completed {3-Hearts}{j-Spades}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}.

That's when Lyons revealed {k-Hearts}{7-Spades} for a rivered pair of kings, and both of his opponents mucked. Because Thomas Coan began the hand with more chips, he was awarded the second-place prize of $17,795.

Chris Lyons 12,600,000 4,600,000
Thomas Coan Busted
Steve Raimie Busted

Tags: Chris LyonsSteve RaimieThomas Coan

Satish Surapaneni Eliminated in 4th Place ($9,088)

SantanaBandana • Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Satish Surapaneni - 4th Place
Satish Surapaneni - 4th Place

Chris Lyons was first to act, and raised to what looked like 450,000. Satish Surapaneni moved all in for around 2.5 million on the button, and both players in the blinds folded. Lyons snap-called.

Lyons: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Surapaneni: {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

The kings held up on a board of {4-Spades}{j-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, and Surapaneni was eliminated.

Chris Lyons 8,000,000 1,975,000
Satish Surapaneni us Busted

Tags: Chris LyonsSatish Surapaneni

Level:
31
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

More Doubles

SantanaBandana • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Steve Raimie open-shoved for 1.08 million in the cutoff, and John Johnston tank-called in the big blind.

Raimie: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Johnston: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The board came {q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, and Raimie doubled up.

The very next hand, Chris Lyons raised to 275,000 in the cutoff, Satish Surapaneni moved all in for 1.07 million on the button, and John Johnston moved all in for 1.695 million in the small blind. Lyons folded.

Surapaneni: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Johnston: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Surapani had a foot out of the door after the {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} flop, and his second one was following after the {2-Diamonds} fell on the turn, but the {9-Spades} on the river saved his tournament life.

Satish Surapaneni us 2,690,000 590,000
Steve Raimie 2,320,000 1,220,000
John Johnston 625,000 -1,475,000

Tags: Chris LyonsJohn JohnstonSatish SurapaneniSteve Raimie

AQ > AK

SantanaBandana • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

After getting a preflop shove through, Thomas Coan open-shoved once again, this time for 1.39 million. Steve Raimie snap-called on his direct left, and the rest of the players folded.

Coan: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Raimie: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The {10-Spades}{a-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop was clean, as was the {7-Clubs} on the turn, but the {q-Hearts} spiked on the river to give Coan a winning pair of queens. He doubled to over three million chips, while Raimie fell to 1.1 million.

Thomas Coan 3,060,000 2,020,000
Steve Raimie 1,100,000 -1,160,000

Tags: Steve RaimieThomas Coan