Day 14 of the Stars and Stripes series of poker tournaments
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 03:28 AM
The final three players have agreed to an equitable division of remaining funds, so this tournament is done! Here are the final results:
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 03:24 AM
Chip counts for final three:
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 03:18 AM
Matt moved in with Ax and Ernie called with pocket 8s. No help for Matt on the board and he was done.
Matt Rolph finished in 4th place, earning $3,105.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 03:11 AM
Matt moved in and Eric went into the tank for a couple of minutes before deciding to call. Matt's A7 was in the lead; Eric held KT suited. Board came J 9 6 8 6 and Matt's Ace-high was good for another double-up.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 03:00 AM
Anthony got all in against Ernie. Anthony held AQ and was dominating Ernie's QT. Board was 7 6 Q 8 5 and Anthony doubled up.
Matt got all in against Anthony. Anthony's A9 was ahead of Matt's KQ, but a King on the flop gave Matt the lead and Anthony couldn't catch up, so Matt doubled up.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 02:54 AM
On the third hand of final table play, Eugene moved all in and was called by Ernie. Eugene held pocket Tens and Ernie had QJ off. A Jack came on the turn to give Ernie the bigger pair and the pot.
Eugene Park finished in 6th place, earning $1,820.
On the fourth hand of final table play, Tom moved all in and was called by Ernie. Tom held AT and Ernie was ahead with pocket 5s. A 5 on the flop sealed the deal and Tom was done.
Tom Tran finished in 5th place, earning $2,340.
After just four hands, six players have been eliminated from this final table!
Level 14: Blinds 2k/4k with 500 antes. Play continues.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 02:52 AM
On the second hand of final table play, there was another 3-way all-in:
Richard Melville finished in 8th place, earning $1,040.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 02:39 AM
On the first hand of final table play, Chris moved all in for 14k, which Al ' Sugar Bear' called. Then Eric raised another 28K on top. Back to Al, who moved all his chips in. When they tabled their hands:
ChrisTremblay finished in 10th place, earning $650.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 02:33 AM
Play has resumed. Still in level 13: Blinds 1,500/3,000 with 500 antes.
Chip counts for the final table:
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 02:22 AM
In a battle of the blinds, Robert Terzyan (small) got in against Hung Nguyen (big). Robert's J2 was dominated by Hung's AJ, but the board came x x x J 2 and Robert made two pair on the river to bust Hung.
Hung Nguyen finished in 12th place, earning $650.
On the next hand, on a flop of 3 K 6, Ernie Trujillo got all in against Robert Terzyan. Ernie's K4 (top pair) was in bad shape against Robert's pocket Aces, but the last two cards were 4 5 and Ernie made two pair to bust Robert.
Robert Terzyan finished in 11th place, earning $650.
The final 10 players are moving to the final table now and taking a short break.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 02:13 AM
Level 13: Blinds 1,500/3,000 with 500 antes. Play has resumed. Here's the current leader-board:
If you look at the bounties, Al Barbieri is in the lead -- he's collected 16 bounties already.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 02:02 AM
End of level 12 and they are coloring up the black 100 chips. 12 players remain.
On the last hand of the level, Todd Ullman moved all in and was called by a player holding pocket Tens. todd held pocket deuces and was in bad shape. Board was J 9 6 3 8 and Todd was busted. Here are the latest departures:
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 01:54 AM
Lewis 'L.D.' Gray got all in with AK against pocket Queens, but Lewis couldn't catch a pair and was busted.
Here are the latest departures:
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 01:30 AM
Level 12: Blinds 1k/2k wiith 300 antes. Play continues.
These folks have departed, with cash:
Remember Mr. Anonymous? That's David Orchard, who finished in 19th place.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 12:58 AM
Level 11: Blinds 800/1,600 with 200 antes. Play has resumed.
Al 'Sugar Bear' Barbieri is the chip leader with 38,100.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 12:48 AM
End of level 10 and players are on break.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 12:44 AM
Play has resumed, still in Level 10.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 12:41 AM
The bubble has burst and the final 27 players are drawing seats and moving to the final three tables.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 12:32 AM
Tracy Young got her last chips in, seat 6 was all-in, and seat 4 called. When the cards were exposed, it was pocket Queens for seat 6, 9 7 for seat 4, and 6 4 for Tracy. The board came A 9 3 9 9 giving seat 4 quads and busting two players, including Tracy, the last woman remaining in this event.
There was a flurry of activity and bust-outs so we had to wait for the dust to settle to get a head-count. Down to 28 players now, so they are going hand-for-hand.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 12:19 AM
Lewis 'L.D.' Gray got all in for 12,300 with J9 on an 8 T 8 flop and was called by an opponent who held JT. He caught lightening on the turn when the Queen came to close his open-ended straight-draw. He dodged the full-house possibilities on the river, which was a Jack, and doubled up.
Level 10: Blinds 600/1,200 with 200 antes. Play continues.
31 players remain.
Thursday, 26th of April 2007 11:45 PM
Level 9: Blinds 400/800 with 100 antes. Play continues.
32 players remain. 5 more to go before the money.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 11:32 PM
47 players remain. 27 will get paid (not counting bounties). Average stack is a bit over 11k.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 11:15 PM
Level 8: Blinds 300/600 with 100 antes. Play has resumed.
The current chip leader is Mr. Anonymous. He felt it might be bad luck to give me his name this early -- said I should check back in about an hour. I'll keep an eye on Anonymous and see how things go.
Jose Canseco, Shirley Rosario, Randy Suzuki, Chris 'Armenian Express' Grigorian, and Freddy Legaspi are all gone.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 10:59 PM
End of level 7 and they are coloring up the green 25 chips, then taking a break.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 10:42 PM
The final 8 tables have been adjusted to 9-handed. 68 players remain.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 10:29 PM
Level 7: Blinds 200/400 with 75 antes. Play continues.
78 players remain. Average is about 6,600.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 10:21 PM
Cramer has busted out, but he did collect two bounties.
Looks like Eric Tener is the chip leader with about 17,000. Eric finished 7th in event #3.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 10:00 PM
Level 6: Blinds 150/300 with 50 antes. Play continues.
103 players remain, making the average stack a bit over 5,000. I've never had such a hard time picking out a chip leader. Right now, there are 3 guys hovering around 13,000.
JB Penn has busted out.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 09:29 PM
Level 5: Blinds 100/200 with 25 antes. Play continues.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 09:24 PM
No clear chip leader has emerged yet. The chips seem to be spread around fairly well. Jorge Pineda and Ronnie McMillan have both departed. 14 tables remain, so somewhere between 130 and 140 players are still in the hunt.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 08:59 PM
Level 4: Blinds 100/200. Play has resumed. 164 players remain and the average stack is approaching 3,200.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 08:49 PM
End of level 3 and players are taking a break.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 08:34 PM
Jose Canseco in in the house again today, as is Chris 'Armenian Express' Grigorian. Ron Cramer (just Cramer here at the Bike) is playing today also, and has landed at the table with Ronnie McMillan. Two-time winner JB Penn is back again, going for the hat-trick. Event #4 winner Randy Suzuki is back to try to follow in JB's footsteps and make it a deuce. Freddy Legaspi, who made the final table yesterday, and Anthony Lee have also returned.
Representatives of the fairer sex: Shirley Rosario of Poker-Babes.com is in the house, as is Mikki Kim, who finished 7th in event #12 and Tracy Young who has cashed twice already during this series.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 08:18 PM
Level 3: Blinds 50/100. Play continues.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 08:08 PM
260 players is the final count. That's $5,200 in bounties and a $52,000 prize pool. Besides the bounties, 27 players will get paid, as follows:
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 07:50 PM
Level 2: Blinds 25/50. Play continues.
Here is how the bounties work: each player has a Bounty Button. When they are all-in, their bounty button goes into the pot along with their chips. Whoever collects the pot, gets the bounty button. A player can collect lots of bounty buttons and then when he or she gets knocked out, they cash in all the bounty buttons for $20 each.
Wednesday, 25th of April 2007 07:22 PM
Level 1: Blinds 25/25. Cards are in the air.
Players start with 2,000 chips and levels are 30 minutes long.
The interesting twist in today's event is that every player has a $20 bounty on their head. The player who busts them will collect the bounty.
Kaelaine Minton Reporting
Kaelaine is one of the hardest working reporters on the tournament cicruit, and she can play poker, too! She won the 2007 World Poker Open Media Tournament at the Goldstrike in Tunica, besting a field of 50 to win the event and the WPO gold bracelet!
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