Event #6: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 675

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

William Davis Eliminated in 4th Place ($64,625)

[user135779] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
William Davis eliminated in 4th place ($64,625)
William Davis eliminated in 4th place ($64,625)

William Davis has just found himself on the wrong end of a cold-deck to bust out of this tournament in fourth place, good for $64,625.

John Myung raised from early position and Harrison Wilder reraised from next door before Davis four-bet it with {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Thomas Jamieson got out of the way, so it was three-handed to the flop of {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. Wilder checked, Davis bet and Myung called before Harrison check-raised. Both Davis and Myung called, so it was off to the turn of the {2-Diamonds}.

This time, Wilder led out and Davis was the only caller, making it heads-up to the river of the {K-Clubs}, where Wilder called Davis' raise-all-in after he led out.

Davis showed {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, but had been outdrawn by Wilder's {J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and as a result, we are now down to our final three!

Tags: Harrison WilderJohn MyungWilliam Davis

Matthew Elsby Eliminated in 5th Place ($47,138)

[user135779] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Matthew Elsby eliminated in 5th place ($47,138)
Matthew Elsby eliminated in 5th place ($47,138)

We were right about that curse - no sooner than we had put up that last post, we just saw Matthew Elsby walk out the door in fifth place ($47,138).

The action folded to Elsby who raised before the flop; Elsby then called Thomas Jamieson's reraise to go heads-up to a flop of {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}. Jamieson opened, Elsby raised, Jamieson reraised and Elsby called before raising all-in after Jamieson opened again on the turn of the {A-Hearts}.

Elsby showed {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for top pair and the nut flush draw, but Jamieson had him dominated with {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for two pair. The river did run red - but it was in the form of the {Q-Hearts} - and Elsby, who had been looking rather rattled since the start of this post-dinner session, quickly picked up his back and rushed out of the Amazon Room.

Tags: Matthew ElsbyThomas Jamieson

Curse of the Chip Lead?

[user135779] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

It seems that holding the chip lead at this final table is not the blessing in disguise that it appears to be, with Matthew Elsby having spewed off more chips, this time to Harrison Wilder.

The action folded to Wilder who raised before the flop, only to see Elsby reraise before Wilder called to see a flop that read {J-Spades}{7-Spades}{Q-Spades}. Elsby opened and Wilder called both after the flop and after the turn of the {9-Clubs} before Elsby check-called Wilder on the river of the {8-Spades}.

Wilder tabled {K-Clubs}{4-Spades} for a flush and Elsby mucked angrily - fair enough, seeing as he's now under half a million in chips.

Tags: Matthew ElsbyHarrison Wilder

A Million Doesn't Get You Much These Days

[user135779] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

No sooner that Matthew Elsby had reached the magical million-chip mark, he shipped a pot over to John Myung in dramatic fashion.

After a raised pot preflop, Elsby and Myung went heads-up to a flop that read {8-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. Elsby bet, Myung raised, Elsby reraised and Myung called before the dealer produced the turn of the {Q-Hearts}.

Elsby opened once again, Myung raised all-in and Elsby beat him into the pot, rolling up {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} but Myung's {J-Spades}{J-Clubs} for the straight! The river {7-Diamonds} didn't change anything, except for the chip counts - Myung is now up to 640,000 while Elsby has slipped to 850,000.

Tags: John MyungMatthew Elsby

Sean Nguyen Eliminated in 6th Place ($34,864)

[user135779] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Sean Nguyen eliminated in 6th place ($34,864)
Sean Nguyen eliminated in 6th place ($34,864)

Sean Nguyen was on a downhill spiral and just couldn't fight his way back. Matthew Elsby opened up the action from UTG+1. Sean Nguyen called from the cut off postion and John Myung called from the big blind.

The flop came up {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Myung checked, Elsby bet, Nguyen raised, Myung re raised, and Elsby and Ngyuen both called. The {k-Spades} showed up on the the turn.

Myung checked, Elsby bet, Nguyen called all in, and Myung folded.

Elsby flipped up {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and Nguyen showed {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

Nguyen was sent packing in 6th place.

Tags: John MyungMatthew ElsbySean Nguyen

Nguyen Spreads His Chips Around

Josh_Cahlik • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Nguyen was involved in yet another substantial pot, this time with Thomas Jamieson. Jamieson raised under the gun and was called by Nguyen in the small blind.

The flop fell {5-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}. Nguyen check-raised Jamieson's bet on the flop only to find that Jamieson fired back with a three-bet. Nguyen made the call. The {5-Diamonds} on the turn caused Nguyen to check-call Jamieson's bet. The {2-Spades} on the river led to both players checking.

Jamieson exposed {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and took yet another pot off Sean Nguyen. This brought Jamieson up to 430,000 and Nguyen down to 130,000.

Tags: Thomas JamiesonSean Nguyen

Nguyen Drops Again

[user198140] • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Matthew Elsby
Matthew Elsby

It seems like Matthew Elsby and Sean Nguyen can't stay away from each other. The two were involved in another hand when Elsby raised from the small blind and Nguyen called from the big blind.

The flop ran out {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. Elsby bet and Nguyen called. The {j-Clubs} came up on the turn. Elsby led out, Nguyen raised, and Elsby called. The {5-Clubs} was the final card to come out on the river. This time Elsby checked, Nguyen bet, and Elsby called.

Nguyen insta-mucked and Elsby showed {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}.

Shorty after that hand Nguyen dropped another 100,000 in chips. He is down to 310,000 and Elsby becomes the new chip leader with 900,000.

Tags: Matthew ElsbySean Nguyen

Elsby Builds His Stack

Josh_Cahlik • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Thomas Jamieson raised from the cutoff only to be three-bet by Harrison Wilder. Matthew Elsby made the call from the big blind and Jamieson called as well.

The flop fell {6-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}. Wilder led out with a bet and was raised by Elsby. Jamieson got out of the way and Wilder made the call. The {7-Clubs} turned and Wilder checked this time. Elsby put out another bet and Wilder called.

When the {2-Diamonds} fell on the river, Wilder checked once again and Elsby bet once again. After some pondering, Wilder mucked and Elsby grabbed the pot.

Tags: Harrison WilderMatthew ElsbyThomas Jamieson