Double or Nothing for Lee - 4:51 PM
First in from the button, Gabe Patgorski raised enough to put the pressure on the two short stacks in the blinds. Brandon Adams quickly folded, but Bernard Lee took a good long squeeze. Content by what he saw, he said, "All right, let's go," and made the call with . He was in front, but Patgorski's was drawing live for the knockout.
The board ran clean, coming , and Lee has found his double up. It's the first hand we've seen him play today, and it's served him well, pushing his stack up to 418,000.
Brandon Adams Eliminated in 7th Place ($77,556) - 4:53 PM
From the button, Brandon Adams moved all in for 139,000. Dave "Doc" Sands made the call from the big blind and the cards were on their backs.
The board ran out and Adams couldn't improve to stay alive. He was eliminated in seventh place for over $77,000. The remaining six players are now guaranteed at least $100,000.
Continuity Issue - 4:57 PM
No one really noticed it, but Gabe Patgorski returned from the last break with a big patch on his right sleeve that read, "ROOT BONE". The patch was safety pinned to his arm. The production crew noticed it and asked him to take it off. Patgorsky tried to argue, but they said it was a no go and he had to remove it.
He had some issues getting it off his sleeve and had to go so far as taking his shirt completely off on set in order to remove the patch. He finally got it off and the production crew was happy again, giving the go ahead. The reason for the patch removal was "a continuity issue" as stated by the production team.
Anderson Fires the Turn - 5:01 PM
From under the gun, Shannon Shorr raised and Jim Anderson called from the big blind. The flop came down and both players checked. After the fell on the turn, Anderson fired 65,000 and won the pot.
Patgorski Can't Be Moved - 5:12 PM
We picked up the action on the flop as the dealer rolled out . Shannon Shorr checked, and Gabe Patgorski made a bet. It looked like around 65,000, though the amount was never announced. Either way, Shorr stuck in a check-raise for an additional 101,000, and Patgorski called.
Shorr fired another 188,000 on the turn, and Patgorski didn't waste too much time calling. When the rivered, Shorr slowed down, and Patgorski checked it back to see a showdown. Shorr tabled his airball first, and Patgorski's was good enough to win him a pretty substantial pot.
Sands and Shorr Race Big - 5:17 PM
Dave "Doc" Sands was under the gun to start this hand. He raised to 57,000. Action folded to Shannon Shorr in the cutoff seat. He thought for a bit and then reraised to 139,000. Everyone folded and play got back over to Sands. He asked for a count on Shorr's stack, which Shorr gave him. Sands thought for a little while longer and then announced that he was all in. Shorr quickly snapped it off. Shorr held the and was ahead, but racing against the for Sands.
The flop was huge for Shorr, coming down and putting him further in the lead. The turn brought the and that left Sands drawing dead. The river completed the board with the .
The chips were counted down and Shorr was all in for 731,000 total. He won the pot and delivered a big blow to Sands. Shorr moved to over 1.5 million in chips.
Lee Shoves In - 5:22 PM
Curt Kohlberg raised to 60,000 and then Bernard Lee moved all in from the button. Everyone folded and Lee won the pot.
Kohlberg v. Patgorski - 5:32 PM
Gabe Patgorski limped under the gun, and Shannon Shorr called all the way around in the small blind. In the big, Curt Kohlberg announced a raise, and he made it 115,000 to play. Patgorski called and Shorr surrendered, and it was heads up to the flop.
It came , and Kohlberg took his pause. After about a minute, he put out a bet of 150,000, and Patgorski made the call. Both men checked the turn, and the filled out the board on fifth street. When Kohlberg checked again, Patgorski made a small bet of 92,000 that was instantly called.
Patgorksi said, "Queen," tabling his . It was good; Kohlberg mucked, and the pot goes to the chip leader.
Sands' Turn to Move In - 5:36 PM
Dave "Doc" Sands opened with a raise to 57,000. Shannon Shorr reraised to 151,000. Sands then moved all in and Shorr snap-folded.
Anderson Continues, Can't Continue - 5:44 PM
Jim Anderson opened the pot to 55,000, and Gabe Patgorski made the call from the big blind. The dealer put out a flop of , and Patgorski led Anderson continue out with a bet of 64,000. The big blind took a long pause before check-raising to 136,000, and Anderson could not stand the heat. He folded his way back down around the half-million chip mark.
Lee Finds Another Double - 5:53 PM
Action folded to Gabe Patgorski in the small blind. He raised to 64,000, attacking Bernard Lee's big blind. Lee moved all in for 353,000 and Patgorski immediately called.
The flop came down and Lee stayed in front. The turn brought the and that helped Patgorski's chances for chopping the pot. The river then completed the board with the and Lee pumped his fists as his doubled up. Lee kissed the picture of his kids that he has with him on the table at every event he plays and collected the pot to get back to a little over 700,000.
Are You Shorr You Wanna Raise? - 6:00 PM
Gabe Patgorski raised to 55,000 from early position, and the table folded around to the blinds. In the big, Shannon Shorr three-bet it to 155,000 straight, and that was just the right amount to take it down right there.
Lee Turning It Up - 6:04 PM
Bernard Lee has raised the past two hands to 58,000 preflop to win the blinds and antes. He's heating up.
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Kohlberg Getting Low - 6:08 PM
Curt Kohlberg has gotten super, super low in chips. He moved all in for 194,000 and was able to pick up the blinds and antes to get back to 254,000 in chips.
Anderson Gets that Shove-y Feeling Too - 6:09 PM
On the next hand, Gabe Patgorski raised to 55,000 before Jim Anderson moved all in. Patgorski gave it just a cursory look before kicking his cards to the muck.
End-of-Level Chip Counts
Gabe Patgorski - 2,625,000
Shannon Shorr - 1,438,000
Dave Sands - 1,119,000
Bernard Lee - 776,000
Jim Anderson - 586,000
Curt Kohlberg - 246,000