Live Events 2
Event 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Frank Rusnak Takes The Lead


With 215 players remaining we have a new chip leader and a three way all-in where nobody was eliminated. Firstly, let's introduce you to the man who has just surpassed Ryan D'Angelo at the top of the counts. His name is Frank Rusnak and he has fifteen World Series of Poker (WSOP) cashes that include a final table, in this very event, back in 2008. Rusnak's biggest cash to date was his first! He won $247,234 when he finished 6th in a World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event held in the Caribbean. That final table included the likes of Ryan Daut (who won it), Isaac Haxton, Robert Mizrachi and Jonathan Little, so Rusnak has mixed it with the big boys before. He currently has 225,000 and he won them in two particular pots. In the first he three-bet jack-six-suited on the button, flopped {J-} {6-} {x-} and received a chunk from {8-} {8-} and next he flopped the nuts holding {5-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} and Yordan Jeliazkov chose the wrong time to bluff the lot. Luckily, for Jeliazkov, he had Rusnak covered at the time and escaped that fracas with just 17,700 chips from a starting stack of 126,000.

So that is Frank Rusnak, now let's get to that three way all-in. Bobby Moore raised to 3,600 in mid-position, Steven Kerr moved all-in for approx. 35,000, Alexander Meidinger also moved all-in for 30,200, Griffin Abel moved all-in for 20,300 and Moore folded.

Abel{K-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}
Meidinger{J-Spades} {J-Clubs}
Kerr{10-Spades} {10-Hearts}

"I had an the ace come down," said Moore.

Board: {Q-Spades} {3-Spades} {A-Spades} {4-Diamonds} {4-Hearts}

There was that ace, but nobody cared. Amazingly, nobody was eliminated as Abel received 60,900, Meidinger was left with 9,600 and Kerr around the same with 9,100.

Player Chips Progress
Frank Rusnak us
Frank Rusnak
us 225,000 135,100
Griffin Abel us
Griffin Abel
us 60,900 25,900
Yordan Jeliazkov BD
Yordan Jeliazkov
BD 17,700 -108,300
Alexander Meidinger DE
Alexander Meidinger
DE 9,600 -23,100
Steven Kerr ca
Steven Kerr
ca 9,100 -70,000

Tags: Alexander MeidingerFrancis RusnakGriffin AbelSteven KerrYordan Jeliazkov