Event 13, Day 2; $5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em; 398 players; 1st: $487,287
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 10:56 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
The final table is set for 2pm Sunday. Here's the final table lineup with seat assignments and chip counts:
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 10:39 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Jeff Lisandro busted Mike Hauptman shortly after play resumed from dinner. Then on the other table, Humberto Brenes raised the pot from the button. Joe Sebok moved in over the top for about 96k. Humberto called, saying 'BlackJack' and turning over 8 3 ! Joe was in front with K J , but the board came 8 7 3 5 8 and Humberto took the pot with a full house.
The final 10 moved to a single table and play resumed. Keith, who returned from dinner a half-hour late and had lost a good amount to the blinds, got all in with AQ against Gavin Griffin's K9. Board was 4 2 2 4 A and Keith doubled up.
Then Chris Sandrock got all in with pocket 5s against Joe Patrick's pocket Aces (both black). The board came K 4 6 7 5 and Chris made a set, but Joe made the spade flush to take the pot and end the night.
Here are their finish positions and payouts:
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 09:26 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
12 remaining players are off on dinner break now until 10pm. When they return, three more will leave before play concludes for the night. These guys won't be coming back after dinner:
Jeff Lisandro is in the lead with ~740k; Travis Rice is second with ~568k; Gavin Griffin is third with ~550k; and Joe Patrick is fourth with ~450k.
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 08:32 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Jeff Lisandro has heated up to the point of going nuclear. First, he gets all in with pocket Tens against Alan Cunningham's KQ. Board was 6 2 7 8 7 and Jeff doubled up. Then he gets all in again against Scott Fischman. Scott has AK offsuit and once again, Jeff has pocket Tens. The board came 4 J 4 T 4 and Jeff makes Tens-full and doubles up again to about 530k. (Scott Fischman busted out shortly after that hand.) Then Jeff puts Gary Rabin all in. Gary's got KQ offsuit and dominates Jeff's K9 offsuit, but the board came 3 J 4 9 J, Jeff paired his 9 and busted Gary. After that pot, Jeff became the chip leader with about 640k. Gavin Griffin is at about 630k.
14 players remain. Most recent bustages:
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 07:11 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Down to 22 players now and they are playing the 4k/8k level. Gavin Griffin is still out in front with 360k. He's hot off his win at the EPT and could go all the way and earn his second WSOP bracelet. Keith Lehr is second with about 341k and Mike Hauptman is third with about 320k.
Here are the lastest departures:
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 06:08 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
They're down to 29 players now and it appears that Gavin Griffin is in the lead with about 290k.
Alan Cunningham raised to 18k and Jan-Christoph von Halle moved all in for another 26k. Alan made the call and sheepishly showed his Q T . Jan was in the lead with A K , but the flop was A 8 9 . Jan got his pair of Aces, but wasn't comfortable with it as Alan had flopped a gutshot straight-flush draw. Any diamond or Jack would give Alan the better hand. The last two cards ran out 9 7 though and Jan doubled up.
Jason Lester raised to 18k under the gun and Chris Sandrack called on his left, as did Gavin Griffin in the big blind. Flop was 2 K 4 and Jason fired 40k, which Chris called (Gavin folded). Turn was the Q and Jason checked. Chris bet 80k and after a little think-time, Jason mucked.
Here are the folks who have been paid so far:
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 05:06 PM(Jennifer Newell reporting)
There are 38 players left, and they're playing hand for hand, as the money kicks in at 36th place.
Humberto Brenes, Joe Sebok, and Farzad Bonyadi seem to be out, as they're gone or just milling about. Also, Greg "FBT" Mueller is on the rail, watching the rest of the action from the sidelines.
Jason Lester is still hanging in there, looking for the chance to win the event for the second year in a row.
And Alexander Kravchenko, the winner of the Omaha Hi-Lo Split event two days ago, is making a run at another final table and possibly another bracelet. He is one intense player.
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 04:39 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
Michael Binger has finished in the top 20 twice already this World Series and is frustrated by the fact that he's come short of making the television table. Once again he has put himself in good position as he is still playing with less then 50 players remaining. Michael just doubled up and told me he likes his chances.
Another player that is having a good series is Gavin Griffin. Everytime I turn around I see his bright pink hair and it's late in the day.
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 04:32 PM(Jennifer Newell reporting)
And the last woman standing - Kathy Liebert - is out.
The rail is difficult to penetrate, as everyone is aiming their camera phones at Humberto and Jesus. The fans watch from the sidelines, hoping to see an incredible hand to tell their friends back home. It's great that there are so many fans, but it makes updates difficult. Will update as possible!
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 03:34 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
In addition to the big names Jennifer mentioned there are several players who are relatively unknown but have done well in this World Series thus far. Greg "FBT" Mueller finished 2nd recently to Steve Billirakis in Event #1 the Mixed Limit/No-Limit Hold'Em event. Mueller started the day 1st in chips while his new rival Billirakis was 15th in chips. Alex Kravchenko won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo event the other day and is in about 20th place coming into today. Alan Jaffrey and Alex Melnikow have both made it deep already and are among the top half prior to play commencing today.
Kathy Liebert is the only woman remaining in the field -- thus far the women have struggled as only three women have made a final table, Meaghan Larivee in the Employee's event, Annie Duke in the mixed Stud/Omaha Hi-Lo event, and Oriane Teyssiere in the Stud High event.
Saturday, 09th of June 2007 03:06 PM(Jennifer Newell reporting)
Play has begun! There are 51 players remaining with some big names among them.
Farzad Bonyadi, Kathy Liebert, and Dan Alspach are at the same table. (JJ Liu is sweating her husband from the rail.)
Gavin Griffin, Scott Fischman, and Eric Hershler are at the same table.
Another table contains Eric "Rizen" Lynch, Mickey Appelman, and Chris Ferguson.
Yet another includes Allen Cunningham and Humberto Brenes.
And finally, Joe Sebok and Jason Lester are at the last table. It's important to note that Jason Lester is the defending champ from last year, and a chance to repeat the win adds some exciting flavor to this tournament.
The rail is thick with spectators, and the playdown of this event should be exciting!
The start of the event has been pushed back one hour to 3 p.m.
End of day 1 chip counts and day 2 seating assignments:
Play resumes at 3pm Saturday in this World Championship event. Day 2 was originally planned for 2pm, but it is being pushed back to 3pm due to the size of the field in Event 15 which begins at noon.
398 players surrendered $5,000 each to participate in this event. After playing for 14 hours, only about 50 remain. These players will return Saturday afternoon and play until only 9 are left:
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