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Friday, 14th of July 2006 10:37 PM
Friday, 14th of July 2006 09:43 PMOn the last hand of the day Harry Demetriou hit a second pair on the river with A 4 to eliminate Harold Cohen in 7th place ($48,507). The televison final table us set in the $2,500 six-player short-handed no-limit hold'em event (#21). It looks like Mike Guttman will have about a 3 to 2 chip lead over Harry Demetriou when play resumes tomorrow afternoon at 2 PM Pacific Time. Guttman finished second in event #16 earlier this week. Nath Pizzolatto is the short stack with approximately 100,000 chips.
Seat assignments have been made:
Friday, 14th of July 2006 09:28 PMMike Guttman raised to 25,000 from the button with A K and was re-raised all in by Don Mullis holding A 7. No help came along. Mullis earned $33,189. for the 10th spot. On the same hand on the other table Gregg Merkow headed to the rail after Alex Bolotin flopped trip jacks with A J and a board of J J 5 6 2. 9th place paid $38,295. Peter Jetten was eliminated in 8th place ($43,401) when his K T was beaten by a diamond flush on the river, the same card that completed his straight.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 09:18 PMBill Lewis got tangled up with the chip leader, Harry Demetriou, and it spelled doom for him. The ever-aggressive Demetriou raised to 30,000 with 7-7. Lewis re-raised with A-9 offsuit and Lewis called. The board was J-T-8-6-8 and Demetriou's pocket pair held up. 11th place paid $28,083.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 09:01 PMMichael Bickel was shown the door by Peter Jetten who moved all in with A 7 and was called by Jetten's A 9. The widow cards of J 9 3 9 4 married Jetten's hand and Bickel had to be satisfied with 12th place money ($23,828).
Friday, 14th of July 2006 08:48 PMA redraw was held for seats at the final two six-handed tables. Level 15 has started. Blinds are 2,500/5,000 with 500 ante.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 08:32 PMTerris Preston made his final stand with A-T and found himself dominated by Willam Chen's big slick. The board brought no relief. Preston was awarded $20,424 for his 13th place result. Chen moved up to 285,000 chips on the hand.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 08:14 PMTai Nguyen was eliminated in 14th place earning $17,871 for his efforts. He went all in with A-7 and was called by Bill Lewis with pocket nines.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 06:42 PMDinner break has started. Back at 8 PM PST. When the players return there will be 30 minutes remaining at Level 14.
CHIP STANDINGS (unofficial counts):
1. Harry Demetriou 250,000
2. Harold Cohen 240,000
3. Bill Lewis 230,000
4. William Chen 200,000
5. Mike Guttman 190,000
6. Dan Hicks 180,000
7. Don Mullis 125,000
8. Peter Jetten 120,000
9. Nath Pizzolatto 90,000
10. Michael Bickel 70,000
11. Terris Preston 65,000
12. Gregg Merkow 50,000
13. Alex Bolotin 35,000
14. Tai Nguyen 25,000
Friday, 14th of July 2006 06:00 PMJordan Morgan left the field in 15th place good enough for a payout of $16,169. Level 13 has ended and the 100 chips will be colored up before beginning the next level with blinds of 2,000/4,000 plus 500 ante. Approximate Chip Counts: 1. Harry Demetriou 300,000; 2. Mike Guttman 250,000; 3.Harold Cohen 210,000; 4.Bill Lewis 200,000; 5.Dan Hicks 180,000; 6.Tai Nguyen 135,000. The short stack is Terris Preston (25,000). Play will be adjourned for the evening after eight more players are eliminated. But first there will be a 90 minute dinner break from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 05:48 PMThe $14,467 prize for 16th place went to Phil Gordon. Gordon re-raised Harry Demetriou all in from the small blind with T 7. Demetriou had raised pre-flop each of the previous three hands. This time Demetriou was holding Q Q. Demetriou has improved his stack to more than 220,000.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 05:38 PMKarlo Lopez busted out in 17th place winning $12,765. Peter Jetten bet 7,000 after a flop of 6 4 3 and Lopez raised all in on a semi bluff with A 5 for an open ended straight draw with an overcard. Jetten called, correctly believing he was in the lead. Neither the turn card K nor the river T changed the outcome.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 05:25 PMRohit Chopra moved all-in before the flop with K 8 for his final 7,600 chips. He was called by Karlo Lopez. Then Gregg Merkow pushed his stack toward the middle with K Q. Lopez folded and Markow prevailed after J 7 6 3 T. Chopra finished 18th and was awarded $11,063.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 05:15 PMThe action has heated up!
21st Place Mark Stubbs
20th Place Dan Hicks
19th Place Jeremiah Smith
The third stack, Bill Lewis, doubled through the second stack, Tai Nguyen, to become king of the mountain. Lewis, with K Q, conquered Nguyen's J T on a board full of paints K Q T T K with the better full house.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 04:45 PMThe players are on a 20 minute break before commencing Level 13. Blinds will be 1,500 and 3,000 with 400 ante. Chip Leaders: M.Guttman 260,000; T.Nguyen 180,000; B.Lewis 160,000.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 04:19 PMPhil Galfond busted in 22nd place, also earning $8,085. Robert Durant doubled up with pocket nines when he hit his set on the flop.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 04:08 PMPhil Gordon was able to double through the chip leader Guttman. Gordon was dealt A A and Guttman called with A K. The board was K 8 3 8 5. The exchange moved Gordon up to nearly $70,000 and put Guttman back to 220,000, still good enough for the lead. Tai Nguyen is second with just over 200,000.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 03:37 PMMIke Guttman has increased his chip stack to 216,000. Dan Hicks has moved into second position with 145,000. William Chen and Harry Demetriou each have approximately 130,000. Guttman made the final table of Event #16 earlier this week, finishing second to Lee Watkinson and winning $360,659.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 03:22 PMAdditional finishers awarded $8,085 each:
26th Michael Cribb
25th Jason Sagle
24th Anthem Ramsden
23rd Wayne Boich
Anthem Ramsden moved all in pre-flop with A 3. He was called by the chip leader Mike Guttman holding K Q. The board was 7 4 3 K 7. Guttman's two pair padded his lead and Ramsden went to the rail.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 03:02 PMThe tallest stack with five tables remaining is Mike Guttman (137,000). Bill Lewis (135,000) and Tai Nguyen (120,000) are next. Level 12 will increase the blinds and antes by 50% to 1,200/2,400 and 300.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 02:48 PMCorey Cheresnick was crippled when he allowed Jason Sagle to double up. A few hands later Cheresnick went out in 34th place ($8,085). The blinds come around more quickly at the short handed tables. That, combined with the escalating dead money in the middle to start each hand, should increase the action as we proceed. $8,085 will be paid to all places down to 19th. Other departures:
33rd Henry Nguyen
32nd Johan Kretz
31st Kristian Liwell
Liwell went out with K T against A T and K 2. Karlo Lopez, who had moved all in pre-flop with the underdog hand, nearly tripled up when the board revealed A 3 2 8 K making two pair on the river.
30th Joe Beevers
29th Kenna James
28th Glynn Beebe (his 4-4 lost to Mike Guttman's A-Q)
27th Samir Shakhtoor
Friday, 14th of July 2006 02:25 PMMike Spiegel was eliminated in 37th place. ($5,957). His A J was beaten by Jordan Morgan's pocket queens. Anselmo Villarreal (36th place) and Aleksander Strandli (35th place) both received $8,085 for their efforts.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 02:19 PMRalph Levine was busted in 38th Place for $5,957. Tai Nguyen has increased his stack to 120,000.
Friday, 14th of July 2006 02:12 PMWe are at Level 11 with 800/1,600 blinds and 200 antes. Short stack Kristian Liwell went all in with K-T and was called by Nath Pizzolatto with 5-5. A king came on the board to allow Liwell to double through.
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