2010-11 World Series of Poker Circuit - Harrah's New Orleans

Regional Championship
Days: 3
Event Info

2010-11 World Series of Poker Circuit - Harrah's New Orleans

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
10,000 / 20,000

Regional Championship

Day 3 Completed

All That's Left Are Nine

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
AJ Jejelowo
AJ Jejelowo

The penultimate day of the 2010-11 WSOP-C traveling season is over before dinner time.

The final 18 players in the $10,000 Southern Regional Championship were back inside Harrah's New Orleans today for the run to the final table. With just a few levels in the books, that goal has been reached with AJ Jejelowo taking the big stack into tomorrow's final table.

Here's how the table will stack up:

1Allie Prescott353,000
2Harry Cullen164,500
3Allen Kessler85,000
4Jeremy Gaubert121,500
5Gary Friedlander469,000
6Kunal Patel160,000
7Matt Waxman171,000
8AJ Jejelowo489,000
9Scott Lipshutz237,500

It was a fine day for both Friedlander and Jejelowo as they battled back and forth for the chip lead all day. It was Jejelowo who pipped to the front as the clock wound down, his stack of 489,000 representing the number to chase. It's far from a runaway, though, and the familiar faces of Allie Prescott, Matt Waman, Jeremy Gaubert, and Allen Kessler will all be gunning for the gold ring tomorrow.

The final table runs at noon local time, and we'll be back here to bring you the end of the story. Until then, all that's left is goodnight!

A Cooler Ends Shorr's Day

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

When the table was redrawn, the button was left in Seat 10. Allen Kessler pointed out the error, and the movement of the button sparked action on the very first ten-handed hand.

In early position, Shannon Shorr opened to 10,000, and Allie Prescott three-bet to 27,500 a few seats over. When it came back to Shorr, he shoved in for more than 160,000, and Prescott made the call for nearly his full stack to put his opponent at risk. It had to be two big hands:

Prescott: {A-Diamonds} {A-Hearts}
Shorr: {K-Clubs} {K-Hearts}

Shorr barely reacted, but he had to be cursing his luck inside. The board ran out blanks, too, coming {6-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {4-Spades} {7-Spades} {4-Diamonds} to force his exit in 10th place. It's not going to earn him any money or a seat at tomorrow's final table. The good news for Shorr is that he's already locked up one of the National Championship seats with his final table at the Regional Championship outside of Chicago late in 2010.

Tags: Allie PrescottShannon Shorr

"Final" Table Draw

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With ten players left, the field has been recombined around the unofficial final table to play for one more knockout. Here's how things look after the final redraw:

1Allie Prescott176,000
2Harry Cullen165,000
3Allen Kessler85,500
4Jeremy Gaubert122,000
5Gary Friedlander471,500
6Kunal Patel164,500
7Matt Waxman171,500
8Shannon Shorr166,000
9AJ Jejelowo489,500
10Scott Lipshutz238,000

Jacobs Falls in 11th

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Lawrence Jacobs
Lawrence Jacobs

From the small blind, Lawrence Jacobs shoved his last ~62,000 into the pot. In the big, AJ Jejelowo snap-called with {10-Spades} {10-Clubs}, and Jacob's {A-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} was in trouble.

The {8-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} {3-Spades} flop wasn't enough help for Jacobs, and the turn {Q-Spades} and river {8-Spades} failed to save his tournament life. Jejelowo notches the knockout to move back into the top spot with 475,000 chips.

Tags: AJ JejelowoLawrence Jacobs

Shorr Sticking Around

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

AJ Jejelowo raised to 10,000 from middle position, and Shannon Shorr three-bet shoved for 80,000 flat. Jejelowo quickly called with {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds}, and Shorr's {A-Clubs} {J-Spades} was a big underdog to keep him around.

The {2-Spades} {A-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} flop changed everything, though, and the turn {J-Hearts} and river {9-Spades} sealed the deal. Shorr finds his double to 167,000, while Jejelowo drops out of the chip lead to 410,000 with his kings betraying him.

Tags: AJ JejelowoShannon Shorr

Vinsant Vanquished

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Jeremiah Vinsant
Jeremiah Vinsant

Under the gun, Jeremiah Vinsant open-shoved for 59,000, and he made it around to the blinds before finding action. Matt Waxman looked down at {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}, though, and he made the call to race against {6-Spades} {6-Hearts} for the knockout.

Waxman would get the knockout as the board ran {2-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {J-Diamonds}. Vinsant's day is done with 11 players left, and Waxman works himself back to about 171,000 with that elimination.

Tags: Jeremiah VinsantMatt Waxman

Lipshutz Flops It

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

We picked up the action on the flop as the dealer spread out {8-Hearts} {7-Spades} {5-Clubs}. Scott Lipshutz checked from the big blind, and Harry Cullen put out a bet of 20,000. Jeremy Gaubert called, as did Lipshutz, and all three men checked through the {4-Clubs} turn. The river came the {Q-Hearts}, and Lipshutz now put out 40,000 of his own chips. Cullen made the call, Gaubert folded, and Lipshutz showed {4-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} to take down the pot.

It pushes him up to about 200,000 now, pipping just ahead of Cullen's 195,000.

Tags: Scott LipshutzJeremy GaubertHarry Cullen

Gaubert Gets There

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Jeremy Gaubert
Jeremy Gaubert

Jeremy Gaubert got his last 88,000 chips into the pot from the cutoff seat with {10-Hearts} {10-Clubs}, and that was a problem. Next door, Matt Waxman showed down {K-Spades} {K-Clubs}, his covering stack poised for the knockout.

The {A-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} flop was blank, but the turn {10-Diamonds} pulled Gaubert into a big lead with one to come. He just needed to fade the kings and jacks left in the deck and the river {2-Clubs} was as blank as it gets.

Finding his two-outer, Gaubert has doubled up to 180,000, leaving Waxman a bit short with 83,000 chips left.

Tags: Jeremy GaubertMatt Waxman

Prescott Doubles Vinsant

Level 18 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Allie Prescott opened to 9,000 from the button, and Jeremiah Vinsant defended his small blind with a call to see the flop.

It came {8-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {5-Diamonds}, and the last 37,500 of Vinsant's chips went into the middle. Prescott was right there with {A-Clubs} {8-Diamonds}, but Vinsant and his {5-Hearts} {5-Clubs} had that crushed. The turn {K-Diamonds} and river {6-Spades} completed Vinsant's double, and he's back up over 80,000 while Prescott falls to 107,000.

Tags: Allie PrescottJeremiah Vinsant