Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,160,350
Players 2341

Level Info

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

Where's the Action?


The player's have tightened up their game. We haven't seen a flop in about 18 minutes.

Steinberg Takes One


Daniel Wjuniski raised to 125,000 on the button and both blinds, Max Steinberg and Pascal LeFrancois, called.

Flop: {9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Steinberg and LeFrancois checked. Wjuniski made it 180,000 and Steinberg raised it to 500,000. LeFrancois and Wjuniski got out of the way and Steinberg took the pot.

Tags: Max SteinbergPascal LeFrancoisDaniel Wjuniski

David Aue Eliminated in 5th Place ($130,617)

David Aue - 5th Place
David Aue - 5th Place

Kevin Howe made it 140,000 from the cutoff before David Aue moved all in from the small blind. Howe made the call and the cards were turned on their backs.

Aue: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Howe: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The French rail contingency was shouting, "Go David!" The flop came down {6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

The turn brought a ten and although it gave Aue a set, it gave Howe a straight draw. Sure enough, the {8-Diamonds} hit the river and Aue was eliminated.

Tags: David AueKevin Howe

We're Back


Everyone's back in their spots and the rails are getting louder. Cards are in the air. It's go time.




We're on a 20. Be back soon.

James Andersen Eliminated in 6th Place ($96,422)

James Andersen - 6th Place
James Andersen - 6th Place

James Andersen made it 150,000 to go before Daniel Wjuniski answered with a raise all in. Andersen made the call for his tournament life and seemed to be in good shape when he table {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}. A deathly hush came over the Brazilian contingency on the rail when they saw their comrade table {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

The flop came down {5-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts} and the railbirds went nuts.

The turn brought the {k-Spades} and the river the {4-Hearts}, sending Andersen to the payout desk and all the chips in Wjuniski's direction.

The Brazilians started chanting the soccer cheer from Wjuniski's favorite team, the Corinthians.

Tags: Daniel WjuniskiJames Andersen

Have You Seen Antonio Nunes?

Daniel Wjuniski or Antonio Nunes?
Daniel Wjuniski or Antonio Nunes?

When we looked at the table from our perch, it looked to us as though Daniel Wjuniski had won the pot, but when the tournament director called the action, he said Antonio Nunes.

We had to do a little investigative work, but we found out from Wjuniski rail that Antonio Nunes is an actor in Brazil on the Panicotv show. We were wondering why they called him that, and it seems that in Brazil, Antonio Nunes became very famous after he disappeared. Everyone is on the lookout for him.

Wjuniski's rail has also given the tournament director a nickname as well, they have begun calling him Gugu, because he looks like a host from another Brazilian television show.

Tags: Daniel Wjuniski

Kurt Disessa Eliminated in 7th Place ($72,087)

Kurt Disessa - 7th Place
Kurt Disessa - 7th Place

Kurt Disessa moved all in for 410,000 from the small blind. Kevin Howe called from the big blind and the cards were on their backs.

Disessa: {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Howe: {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

The flop came down {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{j-Hearts} giving Disessa a flush draw.

The turn brought the {q-Diamonds} giving him a bit more hope.

The river brought a red ace, but it was a diamond and Disessa headed toward the payout counter to get his money.

Tags: Kurt DisessaKevin Howe

One for Brazil


Andersen raised to 100,000 from the small blind and was called by Daniel Wjuniski in the big blind.

Flop: {3-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}

Andersen bet 125,000 and Wjuniski made the call.

The turn brought the {8-Diamonds}.

Andersen checked and Wjuniski moved all in for 625,000.

Andersen folded and the Brazilian rail contingency applauded WjuniskI. Andersen is now left with 450,000.

Tags: Daniel WjuniskiJames Andersen