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Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Event Info

Players 358

Level Info

Level 4
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Stuart Rutter Eliminated in 3rd Place ($179,617)

Rutter eliminated in 3rd place.
Rutter eliminated in 3rd place.

Just a few hands after eliminating Joseph Elpayaa, Joshua Tieman claimed another victim; Stuart Rutter.

Rutter opened to 68,000 on the button and Tieman three-bet to 185,000 from the big blind. Rutter sat and thought for a few moments before pulling back the chips in front of him and replacing them with green T25,000 chips for a four-bet to 500,000.

Tieman went deep into the tank as he did against Elpayaa, working the hand out from every angle. Finally he double fisted almost 2,000,000 chips into the middle and Rutter immediately announced, "all in."

Tieman called.

Tieman: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Rutter: {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}

"Standard," Rutter said as he shrugged in defeat.

The flop was disastrous for Rutter; {Q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}. The {A-Spades} on the turn ended it, and after the {3-Diamonds} fell on the river his elimination was official.

There will be no English heads up match today, but Rutter should be proud of his 3rd place finish and newly acquired $179,617.

Tags: Joshua TiemanStuart Rutter

Joseph Elpayaa Eliminated in 4th Place ($125,387)

Joseph Elpayaa eliminated in 4th place
Joseph Elpayaa eliminated in 4th place

Stuart Rutter opened to 70,000 from under the gun only to have Joseph Elpayaa three-bet to 205,000 from the small blind.

With action on Joshua Tieman in the big blind, he four-bet to 580,000 total to prompt a quick fold from Rutter. Elpayaa deliberated for a few moments before moving all in for 2,530,000 total to put Tieman to a tough decision.

As Tieman sat there with his brain working overtime the thirty-strong rail kept their silence before after nearly three minutes he reached for his remaining chips and slid them into the pot to put Elpayaa at risk.

Elpayaa: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Tieman: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

With Elpayaa needing to win the race to stay alive, the {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop would keep Tieman out in front and leave Elpayaa needing one of the remaining Aces or Jacks to take the lead.

The {5-Spades} on the turn gave both players a sweat with a four now seeing them chop the pot, but when the dealer burned and turned the {10-Diamonds} on the river, Elpayaa made his way round the table congratulating the remaining three players on a well-played tournament.

Although hoping for a better then 4th place finish, Elpayaa isn't going home empty handed as he heads to the cage to collect $125,387 for his efforts.

Tags: Joseph ElpayaaJoshua TiemanStuart Rutter

Play Tightening Up


It has been an incredibly quiet level so far.

Over the past twenty or so hands a single preflop raise has been enough to pick up the blinds and antes.

However Neil Channing and Joshua Tieman did see a {4-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} flop and put 90,000 in each before the {A-Diamonds} landed on the turn and a 140,000-chip bet from Tieman forced a fold from Channing.

River Shove For Channing

Neil Channing in action
Neil Channing in action

Joshua Tieman entered the pot with a raise to 75,000 from under the gun only to have Neil Channing three-bet to 210,000 from the small blind.

Tieman made the call before both players checked the {3-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop to see the {2-Diamonds} land on the turn and a 175,000-chip bet follow from Channing.

Taking his allotted time, Tieman made the call before Channing pushed his last 847,000 into the pot when the river fell the {A-Diamonds}.

After nearly two minutes, Tieman tossed his cards into the muck to slip to around 2,600,000 as Channing climbs up to 1,760,000 in chips.

Tags: Neil ChanningJoshua Tieman

Channing Releases


Neil Channing opened to 76,000 from under the gun only to have Joseph Elpayaa three-bet to 201,000.

Channing sat there continuing to eat his sushi before deciding on a fold to give Elpayaa the 137,000-chip pot.

Tags: Neil ChanningJoseph Elpayaa

It Must Be The Sushi!


Stuart Rutter bumped it up from the button to 70,000 only to have Neil Channing three-bet to 205,000 from the small blind.

As Rutter contemplated his decision, Channing sat there chomping away on his Sushi that he picked up during the break.

As he struggled with the soy sauce packet he threw some looks back at Rutter to see if he had come to a decision.

Eventually Rutter's decision would be a fold to give Channing the pot.

After leaking chips over the last half hour of play before the break, Channing must have taken his much-needed twenty minute break and used it to his advantage to get his head back in the game.

Tags: Neil ChanningStuart Rutter

Eights Full For Channing


Stuart Rutter limped in from the small blind and Neil Channing checked his option.

The {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs} was checked down to the river where Channing fired out 75,000.

Rutter took his time before making the call, only to muck at the sight of Channing's {8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

Tags: Neil ChanningStuart Rutter

Play Resumes


The cards are now back in the air.

Here are the counts heading into the third level of the day.

Joshua Tieman - 3,005,000
Stuart Rutter - 2,406,000
Joseph Elpayaa - 2,267,000
Neil Channing - 1,269,000