Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
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:
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!
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:
Shorr barely reacted, but he had to be cursing his luck inside. The board ran out blanks, too, coming 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.
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:
From the small blind, Lawrence Jacobs shoved his last ~62,000 into the pot. In the big, AJ Jejelowo snap-called with , and Jacob's was in trouble.
The flop wasn't enough help for Jacobs, and the turn and river failed to save his tournament life. Jejelowo notches the knockout to move back into the top spot with 475,000 chips.
AJ Jejelowo raised to 10,000 from middle position, and Shannon Shorr three-bet shoved for 80,000 flat. Jejelowo quickly called with , and Shorr's was a big underdog to keep him around.
The flop changed everything, though, and the turn and river 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.
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 , though, and he made the call to race against for the knockout.
Waxman would get the knockout as the board ran . Vinsant's day is done with 11 players left, and Waxman works himself back to about 171,000 with that elimination.
We picked up the action on the flop as the dealer spread out . 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 turn. The river came the , and Lipshutz now put out 40,000 of his own chips. Cullen made the call, Gaubert folded, and Lipshutz showed to take down the pot.
It pushes him up to about 200,000 now, pipping just ahead of Cullen's 195,000.
Jeremy Gaubert got his last 88,000 chips into the pot from the cutoff seat with , and that was a problem. Next door, Matt Waxman showed down , his covering stack poised for the knockout.
The flop was blank, but the turn 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 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.
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 , and the last 37,500 of Vinsant's chips went into the middle. Prescott was right there with , but Vinsant and his had that crushed. The turn and river completed Vinsant's double, and he's back up over 80,000 while Prescott falls to 107,000.