Day 1: 2006 World Series of Poker: Event 31 - $2000 No-Limit Hold'em
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 02:28 AM
Play has ended for the day. You can follow all of the Day 2 action here.
Official end of day chip counts are as follows:
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 01:18 AM
We've got an updated list of bust-outs for you. Each of the following players will receive $2,798 for their efforts:
154 - John Bonetti
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 01:11 AM
Riding high from his recent double-up with pocket Kings, Craig Hartman raises to $4,000 before the flop, seeing only one caller. With Q-10-4 on the flop, both players check and find a K on the turn. Hartman shoves in his remaining $10k, is called, sees his opponent flip over K-Q for two pair. Things look bright as Hartman turns over his hand, A-J for the nut straight. Alas, all good things must come to an end, and the river brings another Q to give Hartman's opponent a full house. Another bad beat story, another player out, Craig Hartman is sent home.
Craig Hartman raises to $4,000 preflop and one opponent calls. The flop puts Q-10-4 and both players check. The turn puts a King on the board and Hartman pushes all-in for another $10,000. His opponent calls and shows K-Q for two pair. Hartman shows A-J for the nut straight. The river puts another Queen on the board, filling up Hartman's opponent's boat and eliminating Hartman from the tournament.
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 01:06 AM
Mike Caro leaves us in 173rd place.
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 12:52 AM
We've completed the round-for-round play and have, indeed, made the money. $1,633 goes to the following players:
192 - James Bates
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 12:37 AM
Play is still round-for-round, the blinds having increased to level 10, $600-$1200 with a $200 ante.
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 12:34 AM
William Thorson moves all-in pre-flop for his last $10,200. Sam Rashid can't call fast enough, showing pocket Jacks. Thorson shows A-K, surely causing a little stress for Mr. Rashid. The board does not improve either player's hand, as it turns out, and Rashid's Jacks are good for the pot and the elimination. Thorson has been eliminated in 201st place, leaving Rashid with about $25k.
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 12:24 AM
Jean-Robert Bellande , short-stacked with only $4,400, pushes all-in preflop. Another player re-raises all in, gets no callers, and the two are heads up. Bellande, with 6 4 is dominated by his opponent's 6 6 . With a board of A K 2 J 8 , neither player improves and Bellande is out of the tournament.
Sunday, 23rd of July 2006 12:01 AM
Karlo Lopez just busted a player out, cracking their pocket QQ with his own AK. Karlo called his opponent's $10,500 all-in pre-flop, found an almost perfect flop with A K 5 . With a turn and river of 9 , 2 respectively, his opponent receives no help and is sent home. Karlo now sits at around $45,000.
Saturday, 22nd of July 2006 11:50 PM
We're going round-for-round now, with only 217 players remaining.
Saturday, 22nd of July 2006 11:29 PM
All-in before the flop with pocket 5s, Craig Hartman was disheartened to see his opponent call with pocket Kings. However, the flop hits him hard and Harman spikes his set. No King on the turn or river, and Hartman doubles up to about $16k.
Saturday, 22nd of July 2006 11:12 PM
Tony Nasr raises all-in pre-flop for $10,000, and is promptly called by the button for their last $4,500. Things aren't looking good for Nasr, who turns over A J , only to see his opponent flip over A Q . Dominated. With a board of 7 7 5 A 9 , Nasr receives no help and doubles his opponent up.
Saturday, 22nd of July 2006 11:00 PM
We're back from the break. Blinds will now be $400-$800 with a $100 ante. This is round 9, and we'll be playing through until the end of round 10.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 10:38 PM
End of level 8 and about 250 remaining players are taking a 15 minute break. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 10:29 PM
One player moved all in with AK suited, another played called all-in with pocket Queens, and Javier Sarache called all-in for 22,500 with pocket Kings. Board was 9 7 4 3 T and Javier drags a monster pot, eliminating one opponent. Javier is up to about 56K.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 09:41 PM
Level 8: Blinds 300/600 with 75 Ante.
TJ Cloutier has busted out, as has Jim McManus, Barney Boatman,Jan Sorensen, Juha Helppi, Nick Schulman, Layne Flack, Paul Darden, Tony G., Vadim Trincher, Joe Tehan, Hoyt Corkins, Allen Cunningham, Keith Sexton, James van Alstyne, Brett 'Gank' Jungblut, Dave Colclough, Clonie Gowan, Robert Mizrachi, Andy Bloch, Dewey Tomko, Don Zewin, David Sklansky, Paul Wolfe, Jason Stern, Howard Lederer, Rob Hollink, Julian Gardner, Roland de Wolfe, Erica Schoenberg, Ron Rose, Men Nguyen, Chris Bell, Tiffany Williamson, Can Kim Hua, Jennifer Harman, Erik Seidel, Farzad Bonyadi, and Humberto Brenes. And many, many more that I've missed.
After 7 hours of play, about 280 players remain out of the 2,050 that started. Average stack is almost 15,000. Tony Bloom is in the lead with 62K. Jerrod Ankeman is second with 52K and Anthony Consola is third with 51K.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 09:56 PM
TJ Cloutier is all in for 6K and Nam Le is all in for 8,400 against Jean-Robert Bellande, who had them both covered, and held AK suited. Nam Le had pocket Kings and TJ had 97 suited. Board came 9 5 2 7 8 and TJ triples up to 18K with two pair. Nam takes the 4,800 side pot with his pocket Kings and Jean-Robert is left with about 24K.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 09:24 PM
Friday, 21st of July 2006 09:22 PM
David Williams gets all in with AQ suited against an opponent with J8 suited. Board was A K 2 4 A and David dragged the pot, putting him over 19K.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 09:13 PM
Jeff Shulman bumped it to 1,200 from the middle and the player on the button moved in for another 1,975. Jeff called and showed KT suited. His oppoenent held pocket 9s. Board came A K 4 8 8 and Jeff took the pot, pushing his count up to about 14,800.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 09:01 PM
Phil Laak moved in for 8,350 on the button and gets called by a player with pocket Jacks. Phil is in bad shape with J7 off. Board is 8 6 3 T 5 and Phil bombs out.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 08:50 PM
Payouts have finally been posted for this event.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 08:37 PM
Level 7: Blinds 200/400 with 50 Ante. Play has resumed.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 07:00 PM
After a raise to 900, Allen Cunningham calls from the big blind, leaving only 600 in his stack. Flop is 7 6 5 and Allen mvoed in. His opponent called with KJ off. Allen showed T8 for the open-ended draw. Last two cards were 4 and 6 with the river completing Allen's straight. Allen takes the pot and has about 3,800.
About 440 players remain and they are on dinner break until 8:30pm.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 06:50 PM
After a raise to 1K, Kathy Liebert popped it another 2,125. Another player re-raised to put Kathy all in and she called, showing AK off. He held T9 suited. Board came K J 5 9 Q giving her opponent the straight. Kathy was stunned as she left the table.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 06:08 PM
David Williams makes it 800 to go from the middle and the button moved in for 1,625 more. David figured his pot odds and called, showing J8 off. His opponent rolled over pocket Aces. Board was 4 3 2 4 8 and David is now down to about 5,600.
Level 6: Blinds 150/300 with 25 Ante.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 05:54 PM
Kathy Liebert, in the big blind, called a 475 all in along with another player. Flop was 4 2 2, Kathy had checked in the dark, and the other player bet 400, which Kathy called. Turn was a J and both checked. River was a Q and Kathy bets 1000 -- the third player folds and Kathy shows T2, the "Doyle Brunson", for trips. She takes both main and side pots, putting her up to about 6,900.
Gerg Raymer and Kenna James both get all in against a third player who has them both covered. Greg held pocket 7s, Kenna held pocket Jacks, and the third player held AQ off suit. An Ace on the turn busted them both.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 05:41 PM
Jennifer Harman moved in for 2,075 and the button called. Jennifer's AT off was dominated by the button's AJ off. Two Jacks on the flop just sealed her fate and he was busted.
Jean-Robert Belland made a minimum raise and got action from the small blind. Both players checked the flop of A 9 5 rainbow. Turn was a 2 and the small blind moved in for 7K. Jean-Robert beat him into the pot and turned over AK, dominating the small blind's A4. River was a 9 and the small blind is busted. Jean-Robert is over 20K, good for the chip lead.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 05:35 PM
Barry Greenstein has been eliminated. Since he gives an autographed copy of his book to the player who busts him out of every tournament, I wonder if he has a case of them in his room during the series.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 04:58 PM
Level 5: Blinds 100/200 with 25 Ante.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 04:43 PM
Players on break at end of level. Be back at 4:55pm.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 04:34 PM
Four players see the flop, including Gavin Smith who limped from the button. Flop was 7 6 3 and a player bet 900. Gavin moved in for 1,950 and gets action from the lead better, who held pocket Aces, including the . Gavin's 8 7 was in trouble. The 9 on the turn gave Gavin more outs, but the T on the river was not one of them, as it gave his opponent the nut flush. Gavin was busted.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 04:13 PM
On a board of 3 3 6 Q 7, Dewey Tomko moves in for 1700 and gets called by an opponent with pocket Kings. Dewey rolls over 53 suited for trips and drags the pot. He's up to about 5,400.
Looks like Chris Reslock is the chip leader with about 14,000 chips. David Williams is next with about 12,000 chips, and Tony Bloom is 3rd with about 11,000 chips.
Busted: David Benyamine, Allen Kessler, Norm McDonald, Joe Sebok, Young Phan, Amir Vahedi, Blair Rodman, Max Pescatori, Amnon Filippi, David Singer, Steve Zolotow, Minh Nguyen, Eric Froehlich, Andrew Black, Michael Mizrachi, Isabelle Mercier, Mike Gracz, Shannon Elizabeth, Daniel Negreanu, John "Tex" Barch, Carlos Mortensen, Kenna James, Toto Leonidas, Paul Sexton, David Plastik, Mark Seif, Victor Ramdin, John Juanda, Ted Forrest, Annie Duke, Chau Giang, David Levi, Greg Mueller, Will Wheaton, Huck See, Jennifer Leigh, Jordan Morgan, and Brad Berman. Whew!
Friday, 21st of July 2006 03:44 PM
Phil Hellmuth comes over the top of a 350 raise for all 2100 of his chips with AQ, but runs smack into AK. No help for Phil and he's busted.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 03:39 PM
Barry Greenstein bumped it to 300 from the back and a player moved in for 450. Barry called the extra 150, showing pocket deuces. His opponent held QJ off and needed help, which he got on the flop. Board was J J 4 7 8 and Barry's deuces go down to trip Jacks.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 03:33 PM
After a raise to 300, Phil Hellmuth moved in for another 750. His opponent called, showing A 6 to trail Phil's A T . Board was 9 3 2 4 5 giving his opponent the straight, but giving Phil the flush and the double-up.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 03:25 PM
Clonie Gowan moved in for 1,950 over the top of a raiser, who calls her with pocket Tens. Clonie's pocket Kings are looking good. Board was 8 3 3 J 5 and Clonie doubled up.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 03:09 PM
Level 3: Blinds 50/100.
Joe Cassidy moved his last 750 chips in and got called by David Williams. Joe's pocket 9s were racing David's AJ off. Board was A K Q 4 7 and Joe was felted. David is up to about 7,600.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 02:39 PM
On a flop of 9 7 4 rainbow, Jennifer Tilly bets enough to put her opponent all-in, about 2,000. She's holding pocket Aces. He calls, showing pocket 9s for the set and she gets no help. Her Aces are cracked, leaving her with about 3,200 chips.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 02:19 PM
In a 5-way unraised pot, Mike Matusow moves in his last 425 on the flop of T 8 7 . One player calls, then another moved in over the top. The original caller commits all his chips, showing pocket 9s for a pair and open-ended straight draw. Both Matusow and the other player held T8 offsuit for two pair, for the lead and probably split pot. But running diamonds on the turn and river put a 4-flush on the board and the pocket 9s included the diamond and his flush took the whole pot, eliminating Mike in the process.
On a board of Q 9 7 4 J , a player moved his last 1,475 into the pot which already held 2,400. Jennifer Tilly counted out her chips and found that she would only have 600 left if she called and lost. Apparently she was concerned about the possible flush, but she finally decided to call. Her opponent turned over J T for second pair and she showed her Q4 off for two pair and dragged the pot, sending her opponent to the rail. That pot put her up to about 6,000 chips. You go, girl!
Friday, 21st of July 2006 02:02 PM
Jan Sorensen got his last chips in with pocket 4s, only to run into pocket Tens. No help for Jan and he is done.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 01:43 PM
Level 2: Blinds 25/50.
On a flop of K T 5, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson bet 300 and his opponent raised 350, which was enough to put Chris all-in. Chris called, showing KJ for top pair. His opponent held pocket 9s. Chris' Kings held up and he doubled up to over 2,100.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 01:30 PM
Phil Laak moved in with KJ off on a board of J 9 5 8 4 (top pair) and got called by Young Phan with A2 suited (Ace-high). Phil gets the pot and Young gets the afternoon off.
Chip Jett has also busted out.
Greg Mueller has moved into the chip lead with 5,500.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 01:09 PM
Josh Arieh calls an all-in with AK on a flop of 6 3 2 . Too bad for Josh that his opponent held pocket deuces for the set and left Josh drawing slim. J and 5 were no help and Josh is done for the day.
David "Devilfish" Ulliott got all in with pocket Kings against an opponent with pocket Queens. Things were looking good for the Devilfish, until the board came 5 4 3 2 6 for the straight and a split pot.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 12:49 PM
Craig Hartman has taken an early lead with about 5,000 chips.
JC Tran has already busted out.
Chip Jett doubled up when he moved in his last 300 chips on a flop of 5 4 3 and his opponent called with AJ off. Chip held pocket 8s and they stood up to bring him up to about 1,000 chips.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 12:30 PM
Level1: Blinds 25/25. Players begin this event with 2,000 chips and levels are 60 minutes long.
Friday, 21st of July 2006 10:25 AM
Event #31 is the third $2,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em tournament at this year's WSOP.
Event #6 was the first $2K NLHE event this year and it was won by Mark Vos, who pocketed $803,274 on July 3rd after outlasting 1,918 other players.
Event #22 was the second $2K NLHE event this year and it was won by Jeff Madsen just 5 days ago. Jeff earned $660,948 for conquering a field of 1,579 players.
The field sizes have been declining as this year's WSOP wears on, so today's field should be even smaller. Then again, time is running out for folks to shoot for that coveted WSOP bracelet, so who knows?
Last year's WSOP only featured two $2,000 buy-in NLHE events, so today's tournament is considered a new event this year.
2005 WSOP $2000 NLHE
Event #9 was won by Erik Seidel. There were 1,403 players and he won $611,795 and his seventh WSOP bracelet.
Event #29 was won by Lawrence Gosney, who beat a field of 1,072 players to earn $483,195.
Action begins at noon!
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