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National Championship
Days:
123

Doug "Rico" Carli Bubbles WSOP-C National Championship

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Doug Carli
Doug Carli

With a board reading {2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{4-Clubs}, Doug "Rico" Carli check called a bet from Adam Hui, who was in the cutoff. When the {5-Hearts} hit the river, Carli once again check, prompting Hui to move all in for 130,000. Carli, who had a smaller stack of about 40,000, snap-called and rolled over {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for top pair, but it was no good as Hui revealed {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}.

Hui chipped up to 274,000 on the hand while Carli, the all-time WSOP-Circuit cash leader, was eliminated in 11th place, making him the 2010/2011 WSOP-Circuit National Championship bubble boy. On the flip side, all of the remaining players are guaranteed at least $27,500, for which they are currently filling out paperwork. Action will resume shortly.

Tags: Doug Carli

Hand-for-Hand Play

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Now that we're down to 11 players and on the money bubble, tournament officials have declared hand-for-hand play. Given that this bubble is immediately followed by the TV final table bubble, we're expecting things to take awhile.

Dudani Dusted

[user80015] • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Shiva Dudani
Shiva Dudani

From under the gun, Shiva Dudani opened to 9,500 only to have Josh Evans three-bet his small blind to 28,000. With the action back on Dudani, he moved all in for an additional 52,000 and Evans made the call.

Dudani: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Evans: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}

With Dudani in the lead, the {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{Q-Spades} flop was an appealing one, but it would be the {A-Diamonds} on the turn that would virtually put an end to his tournament.

Now needing one of the two remaining eights in the deck, the river would fall the {Q-Clubs} to see Dudani fall in 12th place as Evans soars to 230,000 in chips.

Tags: Josh EvansShiva Dudani

Updated Chip Counts

[user80015]

With a play a little slow, we decided to liven up the action from your side of the screen by providing a full round of updated chip counts. Enjoy!

Jonathan Poche us
Jonathan Poche
us 330,000 70,000
La Sengphet us
La Sengphet
us 270,000
Drazen Ilich us
Drazen Ilich
us 185,000 -15,000
Adam Hui ca
Adam Hui
ca 155,000 -35,000
Matthew Lawrence us
Matthew Lawrence
us 145,000 45,000
Josh Evans
Josh Evans
140,000 -20,000
Sam Barnhart us
Sam Barnhart
us 140,000 -20,000
Charles Moore us
Charles Moore
us 125,000 15,000
Huy Nguyen us
Huy Nguyen
us 115,000 40,000
James Anderson us
James Anderson
us 100,000 5,000
Doug Carli
Doug Carli
90,000 -35,000
90,000

Sengphet Can't Scratch that Pesky Ilich

Chad_Holloway

Drazen Ilich raised on the button to 10,000 and received a call from La Sengphet in the small blind. The last remaining woman in the tournament then check-called a bet of 11,000 on the {3-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop. The dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades}, which both players checked, and followed that up with the {3-Hearts} on the river.

Once again Sengphet checked and opened the door for Ilich to bet 37,000. Sengphet gave it some thought before tossing her cards in the muck.

La Sengphet us
La Sengphet
us 270,000 -45,000
Drazen Ilich us
Drazen Ilich
us 200,000 50,000

Tags: La SengphetDrazen Ilich

Slow Going

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With only two spots to the money, and three to the televised final table, the remaining 12 players have been playing pretty tight as of late.

Barnhart Pulls Even with Evans

Chad_Holloway

Sam Barnhart raised to 9,000 from the button and received a call from Josh Evans in the big blind. When the {7-Hearts}{K-Spades}{10-Hearts} was laid out on the flop, Evans checked and Barnhart continuation bet 12,000. Evans then check-raised to 31,000, Barnhart immediately moved all in for 83,500 more, and Evans laid down his hand.

Josh Evans
Josh Evans
160,000 -62,000
Sam Barnhart us
Sam Barnhart
us 160,000 50,000

Tags: Josh EvansSam Barnhart

Level:
14
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
500

Straight Flush is the Hui to Go

Chad_Holloway

An interesting hand just developed that drew the attention of both the railbirds and camera crew. It began when Jonathan Pouche raised to 6,800 under the gun only to have Adam Hui reraise to 20,000 from the small blind. Poche responded by moving all in for around 350,000 and Hui called off for about 90,500.

Hui: {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Poche: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

Hui was ahead and looking to dodge big cards. He managed to do so on the {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop, picking up a heart draw in the process. The {6-Spades} turn changed nothing, but the {10-Hearts} river managed to give Hui a straight flush, much to the amusement of spectators.

Jonathan Poche us
Jonathan Poche
us 260,000 -55,000
Adam Hui ca
Adam Hui
ca 190,000 110,000

Tags: Jonathan PocheAdam Hui

Quinn Crippled then Eliminated

Chad_Holloway • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Stan Quinn
Stan Quinn

After losing a big pot with his top pair being trumped by Matthew Lawrence's runner-runner straight, Stanley Quinn was left with a short stack. Soon after, action folded to Quinn on the button and he moved all in only to be snap-called by Huy Nguyen in the big blind.

Quinn: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Nguyen: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

Not surprisingly, it was another race situation. The {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{K-Clubs} flop kept Quin in the lead but provided Nguyen with a gut-shot straight draw. Wouldn't you know it, that straight was filled when the {Q-Spades} spiked on the turn. Quinn needed a nine or king on the river to stay alive, but it was not meant to be as the {10-Spades} appeared on the river. Nguyen chipped up to 75,000 while Quinn was eliminated in 13th place.

Tags: Stanley QuinnHuy NguyenMatthew LAwrence