World Series of Poker Circuit Championship $5,000 NLHE
by Kaelaine Minton
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 07:50 PM
Here are the chip counts for the final 9 players. Play will resume Sunday at noon and they will play until a champion is declared.
Here’s what the final 9 are playing for. In addition to the prize money, the winner will also receive an entry to the 2007 WSOP Main Event and gold WSOP Circuit Championship ring.
Here are the players who left with money today:
Don't miss tomorrow's action! I'll be here bringing you live updates starting at noon!
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 07:37 PM
Travis raised to 13K from early position and Randy Rodgers moved his last chips all in (another 27,500). All folded back to Travis, who counted out the chips to call, then counted his remaining chips, then studied for a minute, and finally pushed his chips forward. Randy was ahead with pocket Jacks; Travis held pocket 9s. The board came 6 5 2 9 T and that 9 on the turn gave Travis the set and the win.
Randy Rodgers finished in 10th place, earning $9,679. That’s quite an accomplishment considering he was headed for the door in 16th place but ended up with one chip left and with that single chip, moved up 6 spots on the board, picking up an extra $2,420.
Play has ended for today with 16:08 left in level 12. The final 9 are now counting and bagging their chips. I’ll post the counts here shortly.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 07:18 PM
Paul raised to 20,500 and Darrell moved all in for another 110K. All folded back to Paul who started chatting Darrell up about the quality of his hand. Darrell seemed very relaxed as he replied he was quite happen when he looked at his hand. Paul finally decided to fold and said he was laying down AJ. Darrell mucked his hand, then implied he had a big pair and that Paul would have been drawing to his Ace only.
Paul opened the next two pots and took it uncontested – on the second hand, he showed pocket Queens.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 07:04 PM
Burt and Scott played a pot and Scott folded to a bet on the river. Burt showed an Ace (there was an Ace on the board) and then when the players asked to see the other card, Burt took the other card and tossed it in Scott’s direction. The card hit Scott in the chest and fell to the floor. The floor was called and several players were asking that Burt be given a penalty for throwing the card at another player. Tournament Director Jack Effel was called to the table. Several players say Burt “threw” the card at Scott, while Burt contended he was tossing the card up to show as a courtesy (and it caught some air). Jack ruled no penalty, but warned that a 20 minute penalty would be awarded if there was any further show of animosity between the two players.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 06:48 PM
Scott raised to 12,500 and Darrell called from the button. Flop was A J 9 and both checked. Turn was a 4 and Scott checked, Darrell bet 22,500 and Scott called. River was another 4 and both checked. Darrell showed KJ suited for Jacks up, but Scott took the pot with AQ suited for Aces up.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 06:38 PM
They played one final hand in level 11, then colored up the black 100 chips. Players took a 15 minute break.
Play has resumed in level 12 with 2K/4K blinds and 500 ante. Here are the chip count estimates from the break:
Play will continue until one more player is eliminated.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 06:11 PM
Here are the new seat assignments at the final table of 10:
Still in level 11 for 1 minute, 40 seconds.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 06:02 PM
Randy Rodgers raised and Duff moved his last chips all in. Randy called, showing A9 suited. Duff rolled over K8 off. Board came T 2 J J 6 and Randy’s Ace was good.
Columba “Duff” Duffy finished in 11th place, earning $9,679.
Play has stopped with just one minute left in this level while the final 10 players re-draw for seats at one table.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 05:50 PM
Duff got his last chips in with QJ off and was called by Scott Clements whose KQ off had Duff badly dominated. The board came 7 6 3 4 5 giving them both a straight and a split pot.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 05:43 PM
Joe got all in with pocket Queens and they got cracked.
Joe Brandenburg finished in 12th place, earning $9,679.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 05:33 PM
Travis vs. Paul. On a flop of K 7 2, Travis and Paul get all in and Paul was ahead with AK for top pair, top kicker. Travis held KJ for top pair, worse kicker, but a Jack came on the turn giving him the lead with two pair. A 7 on the river sealed the deal and Travis took the hand and doubled up.
On the other table, Joe Brandenburg moved in and was called by Randy. Joe’s K8 off was behind Randy’s pocket 7s, but he was drawing live. Board came K 4 A 2 8 giving Joe the double through.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 05:26 PM
Brendan Lynch moved his last chips in and was called by Randy Gil. Randy held T9 off and was trailing Brendan’s K6 off. Board came K Q 3 A 3 and Brendan doubled through.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 05:14 PM
Scott raised to 9500 and Dave Plaskett moved all in. All folded around to Scott who called, showing KQ offsuit. He was trailing Dave’s pocket 7s, but a King on the flop was all it took and Dave was busted.
Dave Plaskett finished in 14th place, earning $8,469.
Over on the other table, Erle moved his last chips in from the button and was called by Michael Scott Arents in the big blind. Erle’s QJ off was way ahead of Michael’s 64 off, but the board came A 7 6 7 K giving Michael the win with two pair.
Erle Mankin finished in 13th place, earning $8,469.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 05:06 PM
Randy Rodgers got all in again, got one caller, then Paul moved in to shut out the other player. This time Randy’s pocket Kings were leading Paul Kobel’s pocket 6s. Board came Q 4 8 7 4 and Randy more than triples up. He’s up to 58,000, from a single 500 chip a short while ago!
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 05:00 PM
Joe Brandenburg moved his last 14K in and Brendan Lynch moved all in over the top to isolate. All folded and Joe showed A5 suited. He was trailing Brendan’s AQ suited, but the board came 8 5 7 A 2 giving Joe two pair and the double-up.
Over on table 43, Brian and Jerry get all in. Brian’s AK was trailing Jerry’s pocket Kings. Board came Q 7 4 6 9 and Brian was done.
Brian Kelley finished in 15th place, earning $8,469.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 04:48 PM
Randy Rodgers moved all in again and this time everyone folded and he took the blinds and antes.
Over on table 42, Joe Petro raised to 9K and Darrell Steed moved all in. Joe called, showing pocket 7s. Darrell held AK off and was trailing until he hit an Ace on the flop. Another Ace on the river sealed the deal and Joe was busted.
Joe Petro finished in 16th place, earning $7,259.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 04:45 PM
Play has resumed in level 11 with 1500/3000 blinds and 400 antes.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 04:42 PM
On the next hand, Randy Rodgers moved his chips in and was called by Jerry and Duff. They checked down the board of T 2 2 K 9 . Randy rolled over the A Q for the nut flush and took the pot!
End of level 10 and players are on break. Here are the estimated chip counts:
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 04:26 PM
Travis raised from the button and Ninh Cu moved all in from the big blind for another 20,900. Travis held AJ off and was ahead of Ninh’s QT of diamonds. The board came 3 6 6 4 2 and Ninh was busted.
Ninh Cu finished in 17th place, earning $7,259.
Randy Rodgers was moved into Ninh’s seat to balance the two tables.
Duff opened the pot and Randy Rodgers moved all in from the small blind. Duff called, showing pocket Kings. Randy was trailing with pocket Tens. Board came 4 6 9 K A and Duff’s set was good. The stacks were close and had to be counted down. Randy was left with one 500 chip after losing that pot.
Randy got his last chip in on the next hand in three way action against Jerry and Paul. On the flop of Q Q 6, Paul bet and Jerry folded. Paul had pocket 6s for the full house and was ahead. Randy had KQ for trips and was in need of a King or Queen. Turn was a Jack giving Randy three more outs – he needed any face card to win. The river was the case Queen giving Randy quads and the main pot. He started the hand with 500 chips and ended with 3300!
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 04:05 PM
Travis Erdman raised and Brian Kelley moved all in for another 19K. After some thought, Travis called, showing pocket Queens. He was ahead of Brian’s pocket Tens. Then the board came 7 4 2 K T and Brian caught his two-outer on the river to deliver the bad beat to Travis. Brian doubled up and stays alive.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 03:54 PM
Dave Plaskett moved in and was called by Travis Erdman. Dave’s pocket Kings were way ahead of Travis’ pocket 7s. The flop came KQQ and Travis was dead to running 7s, which didn’t materialize. Dave doubled up.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 03:48 PM
Here are the seat assignments for the final 18 players:
Before I could get the last update in, Scott raised to 6K and Steve moved all in for 18,200. Jerry called as did Scott. Flop was A 7 7 and Jerry moved in. Scott folded and Jerry showed AK for Aces up. He was crushing Steve’s pocket 3s and the last two cards (T 8) didn’t help.
Steve Irion finished in 18th place, earning $7,259. Not a bad payday considering he won his seat in a $200 satellite.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 03:32 PM
The round has completed with no other busts, so Gino gets zip and the rest of the players are in the dough. They are re-drawing seats at the final two tables now.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 03:25 PM
Gino Cavallini got his last chips in with KQ but ran into the pocket Queens of Michael “Scott” Arents. Board came 7 7 4 3 7 and Gino was busted in 19th place. The rest of the room has to complete the round and if anyone else busts, Gino will share in the prize money. All remaining players are in the money.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 03:20 PM
After a couple of limpers, Alex Jagodik moved his last chips in from the small blind. All folded to Brendan Lynch on the button, who decided to call with his pocket 4s. Alex held A2 of diamonds. Board came Q 7 7 6 5 with only two diamonds and Alex was busted in 20th place.
19 players remain and they are now playing ‘round-for-round’ until the bubble bursts. If multiple players bust during the round, they will share the prize money.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 03:06 PM
End of level 9 chip guess-timates:
Play has resumed in level 10 with 1K/2K blinds and 300 antes. 20 players remain making the average stack about 63,500. When one more player busts out, they will go to “round for round” mode until the bubble bursts.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 02:49 PM
Don Barton made the mistake of tangling with big stack Randy Gil and fell victim to Randy’s quads. Don is busted in 21st place.
Approaching the end of level 9, 20 players remain.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 02:05 PM
Danny Smith got his last chips in with Q8 which let him down and he was busted in 22nd place. 21 players left and 3 more must go home without getting paid.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 01:57 PM
Jason Stern got his last chips in with two pair, but went down to a straight and was busted in 23rd place.
22 players remain.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 01:52 PM
Alex Jagodik got his last chips in from the small blind and got called by Gino in the big blind. Alex’s T4 was in trouble, but he caught both a four and a ten on the board to make two pair and double up.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 01:47 PM
Play has resumed in level 9 with 800/1600 blinds and 200 antes. During the break, these were the approximate chip counts:
23 players remain. Before the break, we lost David Lim, Miguel de los
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 12:54 PM
Brandon Barton had his last chips in for the big blind. Randy Gil raised it up and all other players folded. Randy held pocket Kings and Brandon’s T2 suited (the Doyle Brunson) was in bad shape. Board came J 9 4 K 8 and Brandon was busted in 27th place.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 12:46 PM
On a board of 7 3 3 4, Paul Kobel moved in and was called quickly by Terry Leger. Terry held 74 suited for two-pair on the turn, but Paul held pocket 9s for two bigger pair. River was an irrelevant King and when counted down, Paul had Terry covered and Terry was busted in 28th place.
With 27 players remaining, they are redrawing for seats at the final 3 tables. 9 more players must go home without getting paid.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 12:39 PM
Big action on table 43! David Lim got his last 3200 chips in and Burt Boutin raised another 10K on top. Then Terry Leger popped it another 12K. Back to Burt, who moved all in. Terry had him covered and called, showing AK suited. Burt rolled over AK offsuit, and David was drawing to one live card with his K8 offsuit. The board came 3 7 Q T 8 and the river card gave David the main pot and the triple-up. Burt and Terry split the side pot with their AK-high hands.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 12:31 PM
John Esposito got his last chips in with AK suited and was called by Minh Cu on his left, who held pocket Jacks. Board came T 5 3 8 8 with none of John’s suit and he was sent to the rail.
28 Players remain.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 12:22 PM
On table 43, Burt Boutin and Danny Smith took a flop of A T Q and both checked. The turn was a 6 and Burt fired 5K at the pot, which Danny called. River was another 6 and both players checked. Danny rolled over AJ for Aces up and Burt mucked his hand.
Kevin Nathan and Robert Brown have both been dispatched. 29 players remain.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 12:16 PM
Over on table 41, Scott Clements moved his last chips in and got called by Robert Brown on the button. Robert held KJ off and was dominated by Scott’s AK off. Board came 3 4 4 K 8 and Scott survived and doubled up.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 12:00 PM
Jimmy Sommerfeld is running a tight ship! Cards are in the air right on time. Level 7, 600/1200 blinds with 200 antes. A couple of players have still not arrived, but I'm sure they will be along shortly.
To balance the tables, Robert Brown was moved from table 37, seat 1, to table 41, seat 5.
Saturday, 16th of September 2006 11:35 AM
31 Players remain of the 127 who began this event yesterday. Here they are with their chip counts:
Play will resume at noon today and they will play until only 9 remain. Stay tuned to PokerPages.com for the latest updates!
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