Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

A Few Chip Counts From Around The Room

123md • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 72,000 21,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 60,000 -400
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 50,000 29,000
Chris Brammer gb
Chris Brammer
gb 37,000 20,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 35,000 17,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 35,000 21,000
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 30,000 3,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 21,000 6,000
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 17,000 3,000
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 14,500 500
Alex Venovski us
Alex Venovski
us 14,000 4,700
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 6,000 -7,500
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us Busted
Jason Duval ca
Jason Duval
ca Busted
Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
us Busted

Ivey, Ivey, Ivey?

[user101598] • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante

Over on Table 368 Seat 2, there is a lonely, unattended stack of 9,575 chips slowly dwindling away. The owner of the stack is Mr. Phil Ivey, and save for one or two hands, he hasn't played it at all this evening.

What's the reason for Ivey's absence, you ask? He's currently among the chip leaders in Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em with around 40,000 chips. Ivey can't multi-table the event properly either, because his other stack is across the Rio in the Brasilia Room, and the last break was synced in the two events.

We will keep you updated if Ivey makes his way back into the Amazon Room, and if his stack dips into the danger zone.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 9,575 -725

Tags: Phil Ivey



123md • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante

The players are on a 15-minute break.

Smith Eliminated

123md • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante

Dan Smith had been sitting on a short stack for a while, but was making a comeback after eliminating Todd Terry. He was charging his iPhone charger by our media desk and was fast approaching, bringing some bad news.

"Just bluffed it all off, have a good night guys," he said.

Tags: Dan Smith

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated By Mark Herm

123md • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante

Allen Kessler informed us of Phil Hellmuth's pending all in, so we rushed over and found a short-stacked Hellmuth all in from the small blind with {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} against Mark Herm's {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} from under the gun.

The flop fell {K-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} to keep Hellmuth ahead, but the {9-Hearts} turned to give Herm the lead. The {7-Diamonds} river was no help to Hellmuth, ending his tournament.

Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 57,000 5,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us Busted

Tags: Mark HermPhil HellmuthAllen Kessler

Eames Busts One

[user101598] • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante
John Eames (Event #11)
John Eames (Event #11)

We're not sure when the money went in on Table 364, but when we arrived the scene looked like this:

John Eames: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

Board: {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{a-Spades}{5-Hearts}

Eames' opponent hit the rail, while the Brit dragged in a pot to bring his total to 30,700 chips.

John Eames gb
John Eames
gb 30,700 5,700

Galfond Has a Lot Worse Than Kings

[user101598] • Level 6: 200-400, 0 ante
Phil Galfond (Event 16) had a lot worse than Kings
Phil Galfond (Event 16) had a lot worse than Kings

There was an open to 800 from early position. Brock Parker and Hans Winzeler called in late position, and Phil Galfond tanked for a bit before three-betting to 2,600 out of the small blind. All three players called.

The flop fell {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{a-Hearts}, and Galfond led out for 3,200. The original raiser tanked for a considerable amount of time, then called. Parker and Winzeler both folded quickly.

The turn was the {5-Hearts}, the two players slowly knuckled, and the {8-Clubs} completed the board. The pair checked again.

"I have a weak ace," the player said, showing {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

Galfond grimaced, then tossed his hand into the muck.

"Kings?" the player asked Galfond, who smiled.

"Little worse," he responded. There was a beat. "A lot worse, actually."

Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 10,400 -2,600

Tags: Brock ParkerHans WinzelerPhil Galfond