Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em

Last Break of the Day

Yardley • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The field is on a 15-minute break. When they return, they'll play one more level of 100 minutes before they bag and tag.

Bicknell Calls the Clock, Gets Called

ajlamers • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell

The action was opened by a player in early position, and Kristen Bicknell three-bet to 15,000 from middle position. The action was folded back around to her opponent, who called, and they went heads-up to the flop.

The flop came {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{6-Spades}, and the action was checked to Bicknell, who bet 15,000. Her opponent called, and the {4-Diamonds} came on the turn. Both players checked, and the {4-Spades} landed on the river. Her opponent bet 18,000, and Bicknell moved all in. She had her opponent covered, as he only had around 57,000 remaining. He went into the tank for over five minutes.

The room had already cleared out for the 15-minute break, and Bicknell apparently wanted to enjoy some of that break, as well. She finally called the clock on her opponent. The tournament official got down to his last second before Bicknell's opponent said, "Call."

Bicknell tabled {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}, and that was good enough to earn her a big pot.

Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 325,000 95,000

Tags: Kristen Bicknell

Turton Rising

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Three players saw a {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop, and Jonathan Dimmig and Mike Leah were the only two that stayed in. They checked through the {3-Spades} turn, and Dimmig bet the {5-Clubs} river for 11,500. Leah called and said, "You got lucky," before the cards were shown. Dimmig flashed {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and Leah tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} for a split pot. Both players hold one bracelet thus far and are looking to increase that number by one.

Another big stack is Jeffrey Turton, who just scooped a bigger pot. After calling a raise by the hijack, he was on a three-way flop of {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{10-Spades} and bet. The small blind called, and the hijack check-raised to 25,000, which only Turton called. On the {7-Hearts} turn, the hijack bet 47,000, and Turton moved all in. His opponent sighed and folded, claiming to have had ace-jack.

Maurice Hawkins, however, remains the current chip leader with more than half-million in chips.

Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 530,000 24,500
Jonathan Dimmig us
Jonathan Dimmig
us 300,000 55,000
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 290,000 -6,000
Jeffrey Turton us
Jeffrey Turton
us 285,000 195,000
Matthew Vaughan us
Matthew Vaughan
us 280,000 210,400
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 230,000 89,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 230,000 35,800

Tags: Jeffrey TurtonJonathan DimmigMike Leah

When Will the Bubble Burst?

Yardley • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

With Level 11 drawing to a close and one more 100-minute level to play after the final break of the night, there are 324 players still remaining and 264 places getting paid.

The discussion on several tables has turned to whether or not the money bubble will burst tonight

Time will tell, but it's going to be close.

Stuer Fires Three Barrels, Mucks

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Julian Stuer raised from the cutoff and ended up firing all three streets on a board of {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{J-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. Caroline Dupre in the big blind called the first two bets and checked the river, then faced a bet worth 26,000 by Stuer. Dupre called, and Stuer mucked to forfeit the pot, but the German still remains among the bigger stacks in the room.

Niall Farrell, on the same table, has recovered nicely, as well, and sits on an above-average stack.

Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 365,000 220,000
Caroline Dupre US
Caroline Dupre
US 200,000 142,000

Tags: Caroline DupreJulian StuerNiall Farrell

[Removed:342] Busts a Shorty To Claim Some More

Yardley • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

[Removed:342] limped under the gun for 2,000, and the player next to her raised to 7,500. A third player called, leaving about the same behind. Action was then on Adrian Mateos in the small blind, who raised to 26,000. That raise didn’t deter [Removed:343], who called. The original raiser folded, and the other player called all in for less.

The flop was {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and a check from Mateos saw [Removed:343] bet 25,000. Mateos mucked.

The all in player had {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, but [Removed:343] tabled {q-Spades}{10-Spades}.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and the river the {2-Hearts}, and [Removed:343] won the pot with queens up.

[Removed:342] US
US 310,000 100,000

Tags: Adrian Mateos

Maurice Hawkins Leads the Pack

ajlamers • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The tournament is currently reading 342 players remaining, and Maurice Hawkins leads them all as the first player to cross the 500,000-chip mark. Hawkins has been having himself a great time, dancing around the table, joking with other players, and he's been crushing on the felt, as well. There are many other notables still alive in the Marathon event; below are some updated stacks:

Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 505,500 105,500
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 296,000 19,000
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 233,000 109,000
Joshua Wallace us
Joshua Wallace
us 231,000 104,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 194,200 49,200
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 184,000 34,000
Sam Cohen us
Sam Cohen
us 179,000 49,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 162,300 -147,700
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 141,000 5,000
Ryan Reiss US
Ryan Reiss
US 40,000 1,200

Tags: Maurice Hawkins

[Removed:342] Leaves the Table in Awe

ajlamers • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

[Removed:342] has been spicing up the table with her aggressive play, and now she has some chips with which to splash around, as well.

In a recent pot, the board read {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}, and [Removed:343] bet, only to be raised by her opponent to 25,000. [Removed:343] called, and the river was the {7-Spades}. [Removed:343] checked, and her opponent moved all in. Unsure of who had more chips, [Removed:343] made a quick call.

Her opponent tabled {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}, and [Removed:343] showed {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for two pair, as the eyes of other players opened wider and wider in shock at what they just saw. [Removed:343] had plenty of chips in her stack for the dealer to count, so she quickly took off to the restroom. It turned out [Removed:343] had 65,500, and she was the player at risk, so she received a full double-up and will have a big stack when she returns.

[Removed:342] US
US 210,000 35,000

Lukac Wins Big Off Yurasov

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Brennan Benglis was the biggest stack at his table for a short while, but Emil Lukac just took over the role after scooping a big pot against Dmitry Yurasov. The board was already completed and showed {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, and Yurasov checked out of the small blind with some 80,000 in the pot.

Lukac was in the big blind and bet 43,000. After plenty of consideration, Yurasov tossed in the chips for the call and was shown {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for a straight by Lukac. That knocked down Yurasov below the average with fewer than 350 players remaining, and their table is one of the next to break.

Emil Lukac sk
Emil Lukac
sk 300,000 260,700
Brennan Benglis us
Brennan Benglis
us 225,000 55,000
Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
ru 100,000 -140,000

Tags: Brennan BenglisDmitry YurasovEmil Lukac

Vang Doubles; Drossel Among Chip Leaders

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Out of the small blind, Kou Vang shoved for his last 36,500, and the big blind called and tabled {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. Vang had the slightly superior pocket pair in {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and held up, thanks to a board of {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. The same table also features one of the current chip leaders with around 360 players remaining, and that is Ryan Drossel.

Along with Alexander Lynskey and Maurice Hawkins, they are the men to beat right now in the penultimate level of the day.

Ryan Drossel us
Ryan Drossel
us 400,000 278,200
Kou Vang us
Kou Vang
us 78,000 28,300

Tags: Alexander LynskeyKou VangMaurice HawkinsRyan Drossel