Alex Kravchenko wins his first WSOP bracelet!
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 08:14 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Final table payouts for this event:
Devo got his last chips in on the turn with the board showing 4 Q Q 4 and Alex called Devo held A A 8 5 for Aces up, but Alex held A T 9 4 for trip 4s. Devo had some outs, but the river was not one of them: 8 .
Alex Kravchenko finished in 1st place, earning $228,446 and the gold WSOP bracelet.
Bryan 'Devo' Devonshire finished in 2nd place, earning $140,336.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 08:00 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Devo scooped a big pot, taking about 250k from Alex.
And then Alex returned the favor.
On a flop of KsQc7s, Devo check-raised Alex, who called. Turn was Kc and Alex called Devo’s bet. River was 3h and both checked. Devo showed QJ97 for two pair (Kings and Queens) and Alex mucked. Devo made some progress on that hand, growing his stack to about 970k.
On the turn, the board read KdTs2sAc and Alex bet, Devo raised, Alex re-raised, and Devo called. River was the 5h making a low possible. Alex checked, Devo bet, and Alex check raised. Devo stood up, obviously frustrated, and contemplated his decision. He finally made the crying call and Alex showed KQJ2 for the Broadway straight. Devo mucked (he had AAKQ with AK ) and was down to about 450k.
On the last hand of the level, the board read J 7 Q 5 8 and Alex bet, Devo raised, and Alex called, Devo held K986 for the 9-high straight and no low. Alex held K964 for the same straight AND a low, so Devo got quartered. He was left with about 300k and Alex has all the rest (about 1.77 million).
Another level gone and they’re taking a short break.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 07:00 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
John was crippled when he mucked his hand on the river when Alex bet with the board showing 6 Q 9 7 7 . After that laydown, John only had 45k and 20k went into the small blind. He tossed the rest in (raising 5k) and Devo called in the dark, showing A Q T 9 . John held A T 7 6 . Board came 6 A 5 J Q and Devo made the flush to scoop and send John home.
John Varner finished in 3rd place, earning $92,301.
Here are the chip counts at the start of heads-up play:
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 06:41 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
They’ve been pushing chips around the table for a while now. Alex is in the lead with about 1 million and the other two share the rest. John’s stack has been dwindling while Devo seems to be fighting for every chips.
In one hand, Devo raised from the button and both called. Flop was 9 A 5 and Alex checked, John bet, and Devo and Alex called. Turn was K and all three checked. River was 2 and it was checked to Devo, who bet the 60k. Alex called and Devo showed K Q Q 7 for the Queen-high flush (no low). Alex mucked and Devo scooped.
Then in a reverse of the above, Alex bet the river and Devo called with the board showng T 2 5 3 9 . Alex showed K 5 2 2 for the baby flush and Alex scooped the pot (Devo mucked).
Another level has flown by and the guys are on a break. Here are the current chip counts:
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 05:53 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
JR got his chips in against Alex and John, who ended up splitting the pot and sending him to the rail.
J.R. Reiss finished in 4th place, earning $60,749.
Current chip counts:
The final 3 have stopped the clock and are having a little pow-wow. Hmmm....I wonder what they're talking about?
Well, they're back. That didn't take long....don't know what that means.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 05:33 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
PokerPages own Bryan 'Devo' Devonshire just scooped a monster pot, busting Bryan Andrews in the process. Devo had pocket Queens and the flop was Q J J -- 'nuff said. Devo now has over 1 million chips and the chip lead.
Bryan Andrews finished in 5th place, earning $43,796.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 04:56 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Jeff was left short-stacked after getting quartered on an earlier hand, then got all in against two opponents who checked it down. They split the pot and Jeff just split.
Jeff Calkins finished in 8th place, earning $18,837.
Jordan Morgan finished in 7th place, earning $25,430.
Rich got his last chips in with 8776 against Bryan Adams, but the board came with paint and Bryan took him out.
Yueqi 'Rich' Zhu finished in 6th place, earning $33,907.
And just like that, the three shortest stacks have been eliminated and we're down to 5.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 04:30 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Rich got his chips in pre-flop against Alex:
Alex: A K 6 3
Board came 9 4 J Q J and Rich made Jacks-full to double up.
Jordan took a pot from JR when his A722 flopped a deuce, then Bryan Andrews doubled through Jordan. Then Jordan, Rich, and JR got tangled in a 3-way and Rich made a full house to take half the pot and split the low with Jordan, who was hanging on with about 60k.
They finished out that level and took a break while coloring up the yellow 1k chips. Here are the current standings:
Play has resumed with blinds of 10k/20k with limits of 20k/40k.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 03:36 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Play got underway shortly after 3pm, but there hasn't been anything exciting to report, until now. Blinds are 8k/15k with limits of 15k/30k. Rich Zhu was heads-up against Alex. With the board showing 3 6 8 6 2 , Rich showed AQ72 for a 7-low and two pair, but Alex showed A653 for a 6-low and 6s full of threes to scoop the pot. Rich was left with only about 30k after that hand.
Then Devo and Jordan got tangled up in a pot (battle of the blinds) and Jordan got quartered. He's still got almost 200k, though. Devo has a bit over 360k.
Event #9 Omaha Hi Lo Split
Total prize pool $941,850
Final starts 3pm Thursday
690 players handed over $1,500 each to play in Event #9, Omaha Hi-Lo split. Now 681 of those players have split. The eight who have managed to hold on to some chips will return at 3pm Thursday to continue the battle for the bracelet and a share of the near 1 million dollar prize pool. Here they are with their seat assignments, chip counts, and what they're playing for:
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