Event 4 - $1,000 No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $5,410,800
Players 6012

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 30,000

Matz-Boxed: James Matz III Out In 3rd ($313,826)

Matz - 3rd
Matz - 3rd
James Matz limps in the small blind, Steve Sung raises an additional 400,000 more. Matz makes the call.

{Q-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {10-Spades}

Matz bets 475,000 and Sung raises to 1,100,000. Matz quickly moves all in. Sung calls.

Matz shows {5-Clubs} {4-Clubs} against Sung's {K-Hearts} {J-Spades}.

The turn is the {8-Spades} and Matz is still ahead but the river is the {A-Clubs} and James Matz III is out in third.

Sung A Different Tune

Steve Sung raises to 420,000 and Pete Vilandos makes the call in the small blind. Matz folds.

The flop is {2-Spades} {6-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} and both players check. The turn is the {8-Spades} and Pete checks again, this time Sung bets 500,000 and Pete moves all in. Sung folds and Pete shouts to his fans, "7-high, 7-high..." Sung keeps saying, "You don't have it..."

Off We Go

Early hand for James Matz III as he button raises to 475,000 to take down the pot.

Pete, Get Over Here!

James Matz III is sitting here but the other two aren't. We're ready to kick off.

Chip Counts:

James Matz III -- 3,650,000
Steve Sung -- 8,745,000
Pete Vilandos -- 5,930,000

Last Hand For Matz

Steve Sung raises to 300,000 from the button. James Matz III calls in big blind. The flop is {J-Clubs} {9-Spades} {8-Diamonds}, Matz leads for 450,000 and Sung tanks for about a minute before he decides to fold.

We're now on a 1 hour dinner break.

Push-Fold Poker

James Matz has been pushing a lot in the last few hands to get himself over the 3 million mark. The last hand saw him push against Steve Sung's button raise only for Pete Vilandos to call for the clock after a very short amount of time. The clock call was refused and after a couple more minutes, Sung folded anyway.

Larry Sided: Larry Sidebotham Eliminated In 4th ($227,254)

Larry and the fan club have left the building.
Larry and the fan club have left the building.
Larry Sidebotham moves all in from the button for 925,000, James Matz III calls in the small blind and Steve Sung folds.

Sidebotham: {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs}
Matz: {A-Spades} {7-Clubs}

The flop is {2-Spades} {3-Spades} {9-Spades} and Sidebotham's outs are already reduced. The turn is the {3-Diamonds} and the river is the {9-Hearts} and we're down to just three players.

The Honeymoon is Over...

Steve Sung raises once again only to find Pete Vilandos reraising all in for about 2.4 million. Sung quickly calls.

Sung: {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades}
Vilandos: {9-Diamonds} {9-Spades}

The flop comes {Q-Clubs} {4-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} and immediately the Larry Sidebotham fanclub call for a jack, wanting their man to ladder again. The turn is the {J-Spades} and the Vilandos fans call for deuces while most of the others call for an ace, king, jack or ten.

The river is the {6-Spades} and Vilandos doubles to 4.8 million. Sung loses his first big pot in a while.