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Event 52 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
Event 52 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
Day 2 Completed

Tomorrow's Line-Up

Our Final Table is set, and here's how it looks:

Seat 1: Kris Tate 299,000
Seat 2: Michael Graves 1,233,000
Seat 3: Shawn Hatten 446,000
Seat 4: Shawn Luman 668,000
Seat 5: Arnold Spee 760,000
Seat 6: Theo Tran 1,132,000
Seat 7: Thierry Cazals 651,000
Seat 8: Issac Haxton 1,226,000
Seat 9: Chad Batista 373,000

The final table starts at 2 p.m. PDT and it WILL be broadcast on a one-hour delay at So keep in mind that our updates will begin at 3 p.m. We'll see you then.

Issac Haxton Eliminates Ali Alawadhi in 10th Place

Theo Tran raised to 65,000 and Ali Alawadhi moved all-in for 193,000 total. Issac Haxton called, and that left Tran with a tough decision. He gave it some thought before mucking A-J.

Good fold, it turned out, as Haxton held {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} to Alawadhi's {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. The board ran out {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Alawadhi was eliminated in 10th place, setting the roster for tomorrow's final table.

Tags: Ali AlawadhiIsaac HaxtonTheo Tran

Arnold Spee Doubles Up

And then some. Michael Graves raised to 60K from the cutoff and Shawn Hatten raised to 200,000. From the big blind Arnold Spee moved all-in for 347,000 and, after Graves got out of the way, Hatten called.

Spee held {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} to Hatten's {A-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, and when Hatten didn't catch an Ace Spee doubled up to 750,000.

Tags: Arnold SpeeMichael GravesShawn Hatten

Bad Reputaton

After bluffing his way to a big pot just a few minutes ago, Thierry Cazals lost a lot of chips when Michael Graves called a 200,000 bet on the river with the board showing {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{8-Spades}{Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Cazals turned over {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and Graves turned over {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} to take the pot.

Tags: Michael GravesThierry Cazals

There Are Bluffs . . .

And then there are sick bluffs. With the board reading {Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}, Thierry Cazels led out for 80K after Shawn Luman checked, only to have Luman raise him to 250,000. Cazels called that bet, and when the {A-Spades} fell on the river Luman checked once again. Any king would make the nut straight, and Cazels waved his hands forward and said, "All-in."

Luman didn't call instantly, instead he checked his cards several times mulling the situation over. He finally shook his head and tossed his cards in the muck . . . and Cazels flipped over the {7-Spades}{8-Spades} for bottom pair.

Tags: Shawn LumanThierry Cazels

Alex Bolotin Is Eliminated in 11th Place

From the cutoff Michael Graves raised to 60,000 and Bolotin called from the big blind. The flop came {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Bolotin moved in for his last 136K. Graves called with pocket Sevens, while Bolotin held {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. The {2-Hearts} on the turn and {5-Diamonds} on the river didn't help Bolotin and his night is at an end.

Tags: Alex BolotinMichael Graves

Shawn Hatten Eliminates Jordan Morgan in 12th Place

It seems like Hatten has been involved in every hand lately, and the latest he played was the last for Jordan Morgan. From the cutoff Hatten raised to 50,000 and Morgan moved all-in from the big blind for 250K more. Hatten called and showed {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}, while Morgan held {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. The {9-Spades}{K-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop paired both players, but the {5-Clubs} on the turn and {6-Clubs} on the river didn't help Morgan and he was eliminated in 12th place.

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Michael Graves Doubles Through Shawn Hatten

And at the very last moment. After Hatten raised to 50,000 under the gun, Graves moved all-in for 219K total. Hatten called and showed pocket Tens, while Graves held {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. After the board came {4-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}, Graves was one card away from elimination when the {J-Clubs} spiked on the river to save him. He's now up to 475,000 while Hatten has slipped to 635K.

Tags: Michael GravesShawn Hatten