Table 369 Chip Counts
We are down to just 54 players. We are in the process of getting updated chip counts on every person left in the field. With that last pot, Matt Stout is now your huge chip leader, but there is still plenty of play left tonight, as we will be playing two more levels.
Its a good thing that we just had a break, because I don't know if the table could have dealt any cards, because it took Matt Stout about 5 minutes to stack his newly earned chips in a pot that has given him the chip lead. Action folded around to Cameron Wiley, who raised it to 18,000. Stout was next to act, and he made it 44,000. It folded back to Wiley, and he decided to re-pop it to 118,000. Stout called, and we already had a pot over 250,000.
The flop came out and Wiley wasted little time in firing out 200,000. Stout moved all in for about 390,000 total, and while he may not have loved it, there was too much in the pot for Wiley to fold. He made the call, and saw he was in big trouble.
The turn was a beautiful card for Stout, coming the . Wiley would need a jack and a jack only to take the pot. The river came the , and Stout scooped the ginormous pot to make him the big chip leader as we are down to our final 6 tables.
Players are now on a 20-minute break in order to color up all of the 500-denomination chips.
In breaking news, in a hand just before the break Matt Stout was part of a huge pot that saw him knocking out one of the other chip leaders to bump his stack up to around the 1-million mark. We'll have all the details about the hand for you shortly.
Justin Conley ended up all in preflop against Jason Seitz. Conley unfortunately found himself way behind when the cards were revealed.
The flop gave Conley a little hope when it came giving him a gutshot straight draw, but the on the turn and the on the river weren't enough to save him and he was sent to the rail.
This is Seitz's second knock out in a fairly short amount of time and he has chipped up to 250,000.
Simon Charette opened to 13,500 from middle position and Paul Botelho went all in for his last 75,000 from late position. Charette asked for a count and called.
"I may actually lose one of these," Charette said, referring to the race situation he was in.
Sure enough, the board ran out and Botelho's nines held, doubling him up.
Charette is still our chip leader, however, with 660,000.
Mike DeMichele was down to about 65,000 before he got in a big hand with Mark Dumonski. There were a few preflop raises we missed, but when we got to the table, DeMichele had shoved the rest of his stack in, worth about 41,000, and Dumonski was in the tank. There was already about 40,000 in the pot, and Dumonski decided that the pot odds were too good to pass up on, and made the call.
The flop made DeMichele's hand even stronger when it came . Dumonski would now need a non-heart King, but he wouldn't get it on the turn, the , or the river, the . DeMichele took the hand, and got a much needed double up.
Action folded to Paul O'brien in the hijack who raised to 15,000. Jason Seitz was next to act in the cutoff and moved all in. The button and blinds all got out of the way and after a bit of deliberation, O'brien decided to call.
Seitz's nines were leading and the board ran out giving O'brien no help. The two players had similarly sized stacks at the beginning of the hand but after the chips were counted out Seitz had O'brien covered and O'brien was sent to the rail.