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Event 15 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,078,500
Players 655

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Lemke Won't Back Down

After Brian Lemke limped from the small blind, Fabian Quoss checked his option and we saw a flop of {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

Quoss bet 100,000 and Lemke called, bringing the {Q-Hearts} to the turn. Quoss bet another 230,000 and this time, Lemke reraised to 1.275 million. Quoss went into the tank, re-checking his hold cards, before finally tossing them in the muck.

Lemke Chipping Up

After a series of small pots where the preflop raisor took down the pot, we finally found ourselves seeing a flop when Fabian Quoss raised to 200,000 from the button and Brian Lemke made the call in the big blind.

The flop landed {3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and Lemke checked to Quoss who made it 250,000 to go. Without hesitation, Lemke moved all in over the top. Quoss quickly let it go and Lemke continues to chip up and reduce the deficit.

Lemke Makes an Aggressive Start

Brian Lemke
Brian Lemke
After Brian Lemke limped into the pot from the small blind, Fabian Quoss raised to 160,000 from the big blind. Lemke wasted no time in playing back, quickly pushing all in and forcing a fold from the chip leader.

Lemke: Slow Play Pays Dividends

Brian Lemke limped into the pot from the button and Fabian Guoss checked his option in the big blind.

The board of {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} was checked to the river as it appeared that the pot wasn't going to develop into anything significant. Quoss took a stab with a bet of 325,000 but Lemke sprang to life with a raise of an additional 575,000. Quoss made the call but couldn't beat Lemke's {J-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a full house.

With that pot Lemke has claimed the chip lead for the first time today with around 5.2 million to Quoss' 4.6 million.

Lemke Gets There

Brian Lemke raised to 275,000 from the button and Fabian Quoss made the call. The flop fell {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Quoss check-called the 375,000 contination bet from Lemke.

The turn was the {9-Spades} and both players checked. The {7-Clubs} landed on the river and again it was checked down with Lemke tabling {K-Spades}{9-Clubs} for the best hand.

Heads-Up Chip Counts

As we commence heads-up play Fabian Quoss will hold a near 4:1 chip advantage:

Fabian Quoss - 7,666,000
Brian Lemke - 2,150,000

The players are back and the cards are in the air! Who will capture the WSOP gold?


The players will now take a ten-minute break as they setup the final table for heads-up play. When we return we'll be playing for a coveted WSOP bracelet!

Thomas Keller Eliminated in 3rd Place ($280,852)

Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller tried to trap chip leader Fabian Quoss and accidentally ended up trapping himself.

Keller limped into the pot from the small blind and and then pushed all in after Quoss raised to 240,000 from the big blind. Quoss made the insta-call and tabled two black aces while Keller showed {J-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}.

The flop of {5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} was no held, though the {4-Diamonds} on the turn did give Keller a flush draw which didn't come when the {3-Clubs} fell on the river.

Keller left in third place with $280,852 while Quoss is going into heads-up play with Brian Lemke with a near 4-1 chip advantage.

They're Getting a Little Rowdy

Thomas Keller opened the action with a raise to 200,000 from the button before Brian Lemke announced he was all in from the big blind, to a round of applause from his enthuastic and perhaps slightly intoxicated supporter base on the rail.

Keller folded and and the railbirds went a little nutso with random shouts of encouragement that included the pearler "The boss is in the house! Yeahhhhh!" Whatever that means, it brought mild chuckles around the stage area.