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

Geller Doubles Through Farrell

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The early rise of Niall Farrell has seem a dramatic downfall over the past hour, and in the last hand before the break, the Scotsman took another hit to his stack.

Joining the action on the {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, Farrell checked his cards in middle position, and Gregory Geller announced an all in. Farrell asked for a count, and Geller's stack was already prepared for the upcoming chip race of the T-100 chips during the dinner break. His shove was for 59,300, far more than the pot, and Farrell engaged in some table talk.

"You can fold," Geller said.

"That is one option," sighed Farrell, and he called about a half-minute later.

Geller tabled {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and walked away over to the next table, not wanting to watch the outcome of the hand. Farrell had some outs with {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, but the {A-Diamonds} turn and {J-Diamonds} river were both blanks.

"You are good," Farrell said and turned around to Geller, who then walked back.

"I just wanted it to be over with," Geller said and headed into the dinner break with a fresh double.

Gregory Geller us
Gregory Geller
us 150,000 18,600
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 60,000 -135,000

Tags: Gregory GellerNiall Farrell

Canadians Feeling Right at Home

ajlamers • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Some like to say Canada is a place where it is cold all the time. However, walking into the Amazon Room today, the temperature would make you feel like you are in Canada. Maybe that's why some of these Canadians are feeling like they're right at home and starting to run up some big stacks. Kristen Bicknell, Mike Leah, and JC Wallace are all heading into the dinner break with healthy chip stacks as they look to make deep runs in this Marathon event.

Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 148,000 -7,800
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 136,000 -31,000
Joshua Wallace us
Joshua Wallace
us 127,000 48,700
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca Busted
Jean-Pascal Savard ca
Jean-Pascal Savard
ca Busted

Tags: Kristen BicknellMike Leah

Ryan Riess Can Be Persuasive

Yardley • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

There was an open from late position and one caller in the form of 2013 Main Event Champion Ryan Riess, who was in the big blind.

The {5-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop saw no action, and the turn card was the {q-Clubs}. Riess checked and faced a bet of 5,000. He responded with a check-raise to 18,000. His opponent didn’t appear convinced but eventually let his hand go.

At the same table is a player who has made his way over from Venezuela — Jorge Espinoza, who currently has an above average stack of 160,000 chips.

Jorge Espinoza ve
Jorge Espinoza
ve 160,000 119,500
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 120,000

Tags: Jorge EspinozaRyan Riess

Murthy Loses One

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Joining the action on the {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, Neel Murthy bet 10,000, and Austin Peck moved all in for 34,600 on top. Murthy verified the amount and called to put Peck at risk of elimination.

Peck: {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Murthy: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Peck was in need of help, and while the {A-Hearts} turn didn't change anyrthing, the {7-Clubs} river improved Peck to a straight and he doubled.

Neel Murthy us
Neel Murthy
us 158,000 83,500
Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us 105,000 35,400

Tags: Austin PeckNeel Murthy

Pfizer Jordan Gets a Massive Double-Up

ajlamers • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Arriving at the table with the board reading {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}, there was around 50,000 in the pot, and Pfizer Jordan checked his option out of the big blind. His opponent bet of 55,000, and Jordan went into the tank. He thought for two minutes before moving all in for 119,000. Half of the table was already standing and walking around, and those that were still sitting also got out of their seats. His opponent didn't waste much time before calling, and Jordan tabled {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}, while his opponent looked sick to his stomach, showing {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}.

Jordan scooped a massive pot and is working his way towards the chip leaders.

Pfizer Jordan us
Pfizer Jordan
us 288,000 193,300

Le Peau Pains Opponent, Patel Busts One Too

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

A short stack shoved for 21,000 from under the gun, and the action folded all the way to Stephen Le Peau in the small blind. Le Peau had his headphones on and said, "I call," tossing in a single T-1,000 chip. He apparently only then realized that he had indeed called an all in, and Le Peau asked for the floor to clarify the ruling.

The dealer had clearly announced the all-in, it was ruled as a call for the full amount, and Le Peau did so, turning over {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. The player at risk had {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, and Le Peau made a flush on the turn of the {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} board to knock out the short stack. "I am sorry man," he said while stacking the chips.

Saurabh Patel also sent out an opponent to the rail when getting there with the inferior hand preflop. Patel had {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, and the player on the button showed {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}. The board came {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} to give Patel a straight on the river. Upeshka De Silva joked, "How do you have a double gutshot and a flush draw with pocket fives?"

Saurabh Patel US
Saurabh Patel
US 225,000 -15,000
Stephen Le Peau us
Stephen Le Peau
us 85,000 27,100

Tags: Saurabh PatelStephen Le PeauUpeshka De Silva

Updated Chip Counts

Yardley • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
ru 280,000 232,000
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb 240,000 80,000
Upeshka De Silva us
Upeshka De Silva
us 230,000 10,000
Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
ru 210,000 140,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb 210,000 25,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 195,000 5,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 190,000 60,000
Natasha Mercier lb
Natasha Mercier
lb 190,000 49,000
Dara O'Kearney ie
Dara O'Kearney
ie 120,000 -18,000
Ana Marquez es
Ana Marquez
es 110,000 -35,000
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 68,000 18,000
Darryll Fish us
Darryll Fish
us 50,000 -3,000

A Big Double for Yousefzadeh

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

According to Darryll Fish, who had been moved to the table, a raise to 3,500 was called by two players including Mehrdad Yousefzadeh and the flop of {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} was checked through. On the {Q-Diamonds} turn, Yousefzadeh check-raised from 11,000 to 26,000 and a big stack at his table moved all in to see Yousefzadeh snap-call with {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} for the nut straight.

His opponent was drawing dead with {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and the {6-Diamonds} river even gave Yousefzadeh the nut flush to double for more than 125,000. The same table also features another big stack in Adam Berger, who has slightly less than Yousefzadeh.

Mehrdad Yousefzadeh us
Mehrdad Yousefzadeh
us 306,000 160,600
Adam Berger US
Adam Berger
US 285,000 140,500
Darryll Fish us
Darryll Fish
us 53,000 -2,000

Tags: Darryll FishAdam BergerMehrdad Yousefzadeh