Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $3,433,050
Players 2,543

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Tyler Cornell Eliminated in 9th Place ($45,247)

Tyler Cornell - 9th place
Tyler Cornell - 9th place

As the action folded round to Tyler Cornell in the cutoff, he raised the action to 80,000 and found callers in both Justin Zaki and Chadwick Grimes from the blinds.

The {6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop was checked to Cornell who moved all in . . . for his last 5,000 with both Zaki and Grimes calling.

The {Q-Hearts} was checked on the turn, as was the {3-Diamonds} on the river.

"Nine?" announced and questioned Cornell as he hoped to remain alive in the tournament by tabling his {J-Spades}{9-Spades}.

Zaki mucked, but it would be Grimes' {K-Spades}{Q-Spades} that would collect the pot and send Cornell to the rail in 9th place for a $45,247 payday.

Tags: Chadwick GrimesJustin ZakiTyler Cornell

Cornell Crippled, Smith Doubles


Benjamin Smith opened to 95,000 from early position, and with the action on Tyler Cornell, he moved all in from the button.

Smith instantly called and we were off to our first showdown of the final table.

Cornell: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Smith: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{J-Spades}{7-Spades} to see Cornell slip to 90,000, as Smith doubles through to 1,560,000 in chips.

Tags: Benjamin SmithTyler Cornell

Cornell Takes One Down


Everyone folded around to Tyler Cornell in the small blind who raised to 110,000. Michael Linn made the call. On the {6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop, Linn called a bet of 160,000 from Cornell, but folded to a bet of 215,000 on the {10-Spades} river.

Tags: Michael LinnTyler Cornell


Play Resumes


The Tournament Director has just finished announcing the player profiles, and the cards are back in the air with blinds at 15,000-30,000 and a 4,000-ante.

There will be seven minutes left in this level.

Dinner Break


The final nine players have decided to take their one-hour dinner break now, even though seven minutes remain in the level.

Play will resume at 8:45 pm PST!