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Regional Championship

Kohlberg Out 4th, The Lead Changes Hands in a Big Way, and Lee Doubles Before Busting in 3rd

Bernard Lee - 3rd Place

Lee Ships - 9:25 PM

Two players folded to Gabe Patgorski, and he raised to 100,000 from the small blind. In the big, Bernard Lee said something across the table as he rubbed his cards for luck. After a few good strokes across the felt, he peeled them in front of the hole card camera and announced an all in. Patgorski quickly yielded, and Lee picks up a few chips.

Kohlberg Ships - 9:28 PM

From under the gun, Gabe Patgorski raised to 100,000. Curt Kohlberg reraised all in from the big blind and Patgorski folded.

Check-Raise from Anderson - 9:33 PM

From under the gun, Curt Kohlberg raised to 80,000. Jim Anderson made the call from the big blind and the two players saw the flop come down {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. Anderson checked and Kohlberg fired a continuation bet of 75,000. Anderson check-raised to 185,000 and Kohlberg folded.

Curt Kohlberg Eliminated in 4th Place ($174,807) - 9:47 PM

After Jim Anderson raised to 90,000 from under the gun, Curt Kohlberg moved all in from the button. The two blinds folded and Anderson quickly called, turning up the {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. Kohlberg held the {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

The flop came down {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} to give Kohlberg a couple draws, but keep him behind the two jacks for Anderson. The turn brought the {9-Spades} and then the river completed the board with the {4-Spades}.

Kohlberg couldn't come from behind and was eliminated in fourth place for nearly $175,000. Anderson picked up the chips and moved to a over two million. The remaining four players locked up $236,368 with the money jump.

Anderson Picks Up a Few - 9:55 PM

Jim Anderson raised to 100,000 from the small blind, and Gabe Patgorski asked how much he was playing before making the call.

The flop came {K-Clubs} {5-Spades} {9-Hearts}, and Anderson checked and called a bet of 105,000 from his opponent. Both men checked the {9-Diamonds} turn that paired the board, and the river {A-Diamonds} filled out the board. Anderson decided to do the betting himself now, and a wager of 225,000 was good enough to take it down.

H-U-G-E Double for Anderson! HHHUUUGGGEEE! - 10:03 PM

Jim Anderson raised from the button to 90,000. Gabe Patgorski tanked for a bit from the small blind and then reraised to 300,000. Anderson didn't budge. He sat motionless for a bit and then four-bet to 650,000. Patgorski tanked for a bit then before asking how much Anderson had behind. The tournament staff helped to get a count on Anderson's stack and informed Patgorski, who then tanked for a little while longer.

Patgorski eventually put his head down for a few moments before rising and announcing that he was all in. Anderson called and a five-million chip pot was created.

Patgorski: {A-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Anderson: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The flop came down {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Anderson picked up a set. The turn brought the {Q-Hearts} and that meant Patgorski was still in this thing, needing a heart on the river that didn't pair the board in order to win the hand. The river completed the board with the {Q-Diamonds} and although it was red, it wasn't a heart. When the chips were counted down, Anderson was all in for 2.4 million total and Patgorski sent over the chips. Patgorski was left with around one million in chips, although we can't see too well from our angle.

Anderson Uses His Option - 10:10 PM

Gabe Patgorski limped into the pot from the button, and Bernard Lee completed from the small blind. In the big, Jim Anderson had the option, and he exercised it in a big way. "All in," he said with purpose, and the two folds came quickly in turn to send him the pot.

Lee Lovin' the Ladies! - 10:14 PM

Bernard Lee moved all in from the small blind for 375,000. He was called by newly-minted chip leader Jim Anderson in the big blind.

Lee: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}
Anderson: {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

The flop, turn and river ran out {A-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Lee doubled up through the chip leader.

Bernard Lee Eliminated in 3rd Place ($236,368) - 10:23 PM

From the button, Gabe Patgorski limped in, as he is fond of doing. Bernard Lee squeezed his cards in the small blind and announced an all in for 710,000. When Jim Anderson folded, Patgorski quickly called with the slightly covering stack. With Lee at risk, the cards were turned up:

Patgorski: {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades}
Lee: {10-Hearts} {10-Diamonds}

"Good luck. Seriously, I mean that. Good luck," Lee said, walking across the stage to shake hands with his would-be knocker-out.

The flop didn't pair Patgorski, but it did bring him an awful lot of help as it came {3-Spades} {9-Spades} {5-Spades} to give him nine more outs to the knockout flush. Lee had to fade 14 outs twice, but he could not even manage once. The turn {K-Diamonds} crushed his pocket pair, leaving him dead to the ten of clubs only.

The river was the the right suit but one rank too high, and the {J-Clubs} was no help to Lee. After a fine run, he's been sent packing in 3rd place. That's good for nearly a quarter-million dollars, but his big for Circuit gold has come up just shy.

Heads-Up Chip Counts - 10:30 PM

The players are taking a short break while the stage is prepared for heads-up play. When they return, they'll stack up like this:

Jim Anderson - 4.95 million
Gabe Patgorski - 1.83 million

Patgorski Calls with Ace High - 11:07 PM

Gabe Patgorski raised to 100,000 from the button and Jim Anderson called. The flop came down {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{9-Spades} and both players checked. The turn brought the {6-Clubs} and both players checked again. The river was the {5-Diamonds} and Anderson fired 130,000 Patgorski called and won with ace high. Anderson only held ten high. The cards weren't show on the screen, nor were they announced.

Tags: Bernard LeeCurt KohlbergGabe PatgorskiJim Anderson