Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,944,000
Players 1,440

Level Info

Level 7
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 5,000

Spinks Five Bets, Cajelais Folds Queens

[user76023] • Level 3: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jonathan Spinks
Jonathan Spinks

Robbie Verspui opened to 25,000 UTG and Andrew Badecker made it 57,000 from UTG+1, it was passed Erik Cajelais in the hijack and he made it 125,000 to go. But then if that wasn't enough, Jon Spinks in the small blind rechecked his cards before moving all in for 550,000 in total. Verspui and Badecker quickly got out of the way and Cajelais tanked for about two minutes before folding {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} face up.

Spinks almost nodded at this but kept his hand firmly face down as it went into the muck

Tags: Robbie VerspuiAndrew BadeckerErik CajelaisJon Spinks


David Pham Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,185)

BenLudlow • Level 3: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
David Pham eliminated.
David Pham eliminated.

Only two hands into our final table, David Pham is out.

The first hand of the table, Pham in early position raised to 32,000 preflop. Robbie Verspui called and Vitaly Lunkin re-raised to 100,000. Pham counted out his chips and then four bet to 235,000. Lunkin didn't think very long before he re-raised all in. Pham folded and was down to 303,000

The very next hand, Robbie Verspui raised to 32,000 from early position, Erik Cajelais re-raised to 75,000 from the button and David Pham went all in for his remaining stack of 301,000. Verspui folded and Cajelais quickly made the call with {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. Pham showed {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and they were off to the races.

The board ran out {10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades} with no help for Pham, and almost as soon as he started the final table, he was finished with it. Cajelais moved over the 1,000,000 chip mark after that hand

Tags: David PhamErik CajelaisRobbie VerspuiVitaly Lunkin

Break Time

[user76023] • Level 3: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

We're now on a break, the restart will begin shortly

Lars Bonding Eliminated in 10th Place ($20,586)

[user76023] • Level 3: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Lars Bonding
Lars Bonding

Dan Kelly opened on the button for 25,000 and Lars Bonding moved all in from the small blind, instant call from the youngster.

Kelly: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Bonding: {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The board came {J-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, Kelly fading the brief danger of a gutshot to increase his stack to just shy of a million chips.

Tags: Lars BondingDan Kelly

Robert Smith Eliminated In 11th Place ($20,586)

BenLudlow • Level 3: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Robert Smith
Robert Smith

On a flop of {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} Joseph Webber bet 55,000 from early position and got a call from Robert Smith on the button.

The turn came a {3-Spades} and Webber bet even bigger this time, 125,000. Smith again just elected to call.

The river was a {6-Diamonds} and Webber started to count out a bet but eventually just said, "You know what, I'm all in." Smith made the call with his last 240,000.

Smith turned over {A-}{4-} for trip aces, but Webber turned over {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for trip aces with the superior kicker. It was close, but Webber had him covered and Smith hit the rail, bubbling the unofficial final table.

The final ten players have condensed into one table on the main stage. One more elimination and we will have our "Official" WSOP Final Table.

Tags: Joseph WebberRober Smith

Andrew Pantling Eliminated in 12th Place ($20,586)

[user76023] • Level 3: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Andrew Pantling
Andrew Pantling

Andrew Pantling had just been moved across tables and Dan Kelly made it 25,000 from early position, Robbie Verspui called from the button and Dan Makowsky made the call in the small blind before Pantling moved all in for just under 200,000.

Kelly quickly mucked, Verspui also thought about it but then folded but most surprisingly of all, Makowsky snap-called.

Pantling: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Makowsky: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The flop couldn't really have been more decisive coming {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Pantling packed his bags as the {3-Spades} turn and {8-Spades} river sent him home.

Tags: Andrew PantlingDan Makowsky

Frank Kassela Eliminated in 13th Place ($16,407)

[user76023] • Level 3: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Frank Kassela
Frank Kassela

Frank Kassela was short-stacked and moved all in from the button, Dan Makowsky made the call in the big blind.

Makowsky: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Kassela: {K-Spades}{8-Clubs}

"A king would be nice," said Kassela but the board came {2-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and he was knocked out leaving 12 players left.

Tags: Frank KasselaDan Makowsky