Event 10 - NLHE - $545
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 05:40 AM
Our last 2 combatants have struck a deal and our Champion is Mike Dung who wins his seat to the Main event to The Legends of Poker and $74,925.
Our runner-up is Dennis Beres who earns $37,460.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 05:16 AM
Dennis Beres was OTB and made a raise to 50k. Paul Kim moved all-in and got the call from Dennis who had pocket 6's versus the A-K of Paul. The flop was 4-6-3, giving Dennis the set. The turn was the A and the river was the Q leaving Paul Kim with 90k.
2 hands later, Paul Kim moved all-in OTB and Dennis made the call. Dennis had the inferior 10 2 and Paul Kim had the pocket 10's. The flop was A J 9 and the turn was the 5. This gave an extra set of outs for Dennis who only needed a diamond to win. The river was the K and Dennis sends Paul Kim home in fourth earning $10,705.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 05:00 AM
Not much to see in this game. The remaining 4 players are very relaxed and having a great time with each other. Oh yeah! And the occaisional raise or all-in .
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 04:30 AM
Just a few short minutes after David was sent packing, Dennis Beres made a raise 30k and Denny Lee decided to move all-in. Dennis wasted no time in calling with his A-10 versus the K-J of Lee. The flop was a monstrous K-Q-J giving both players great hands. Denny would need any K or J to get ahead of the straight of Beres. The turn was an 8 and the river was a 5. Denny Lee is sent to the rail in 5th place earning $8,560.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 04:23 AM
The blinds had been eating away at David Chase's stack since the final table was formed. Finally, he moved all-in and theaction folded around to Mike Wong who called. They turned up their hands and David's A-5 had a slight lead over Wong's K-J. The flop was A-Q-7, giving David the top pair, but Wong had a straight draw. The 10 on the turn was the card that Wong needed to fill his straight and that did it for David Chase who finished 6th earning $6,420.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 04:11 AM
David Chase and Dennis Beres have both doubled up from Paul Kim an seaperate hands and we continue to play. The blinds are up to 4k-8k with a 1,500 ante.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 03:40 AM
Right after we have a blackout in the casino, Wenceslao Arceo moves his 25k stack in the middle and got the call from Paul Kim. Paul has the dominating A-K versus the K-Q of Arceo and we are off to the flop. The shared K comes on a flop of K-9-10. The turn is a 2 and the river is a 6. Wenceslao Arceo finished 7th earning $5,350.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 03:19 AM
Pre-flop Sirous Baghchehsaraie moved all-in for his remaining 25k and got a call from Dennis Beres and Steve yoon. The flop is 2-K-2 and Steve yoon moves all-in with 46k more and Dennis Beres insta-calls. Steve has the A-K, Dennis has pocket 8's and Sirous has A-Q. The turn is a 6 and the river is the overkill K and Steve yoon rakes in over 160k. Sirous Baghchehsaraie finished 8th earning $4,280.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 03:10 AM
On a pre-flop raise from Mike Dung, Leopoldo Araneta moved his 40k in the middle. Mike eventually made the call and had Q-J versus the A-6 of Leopoldo. Leopoldo ran into trouble on a flop of Q-9-3. The turn didn't help him either when the 4 came out. The river 5 sealed the deal and Leopoldo Araneta finished 9th earning $3,220.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 02:59 AM
3 hands later, Leroy Le is all-in and gets some protection from Mike Dung who re-raises another 35k and everyone folds. Leroy turns up pocket 10's versus the pocket J's of Mike. The flop is 7-8-5 which is no help to either player. The turn is an 8 and the river is a 4. Leroy Le finished 10th earning $2,675.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 02:53 AM
On the 3rd hand of the final table, Leroy Le made it 6k to go and it folded around to Leopoldo Araneta who took a minute to move all-in. Leroy called and showed his J-10 versus the 10-9 of Leopoldo. The flop gave them both a pair with the 6-10-2. The turn was a 7 and the river was a 9, giving Leopoldo the upper hand and the double up. Leroy Le is left with 9k and he is now the short stack at the table.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 02:39 AM
Our player has been eliminated and we are down to the final table. Here is our chip count and seating arrangements:
Chip counts at start of final table
Seat Player Chips
1 Mike Dung/L.A. Ca. 188,000
2 Paul Kim/Ventura Ca. 99,000
3 Leopoldo Araneta/Anaheim Ca. 22,500
4 Steve yoon/L.A. Ca. 45,500
5 Sirous Baghchehsaraie/Long Beach Ca. 56,000
6 David Chase/Alameda Ca. 101,000
7 Dennis Beres/Monarch Beach Ca. 168,000
8 Danny lee/L.A. Ca. 170,500
9 Wenceslao Arceo/Altadena Ca. 28,000
10 Leroy Le/Huntington Beach Ca. 51,000
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 02:08 AM
Pre-flop and low in chips, Allen Kessler made his move and got a call from his oponent. Allen wasn't too happy to see that his 6 8 was dominated by the A-8o. The flop was A-K-7 rainbow, the turn was another K and the river was a 3. Allen Kessler falls short of his million dollar mark in 12th place.
One more player and we see who makes the final table. The blinds have just gone up to 2k-4k with a 1k ante.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 01:42 AM
We are down to 16 players with the blinds at 1,500-3k with a 500 ante.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 01:34 AM
Larry gordon moved all-in in the cutoff and got a call from the sb who had pocket J's and Larry had 7-8. The flop was a big one...5-7-9 giving Larry 9 outs to win. The turn was a J and we take back some outs. The river was another 9 and that did it for Lary Gordon who is sent to the rail short of the final table.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 01:26 AM
We had 2 all-in players and Allen Kessler who was holding pocket 5's against his opponent's A-J and A-Q. The flop was J-4-3, the turn was 7 and the river was a 2. The A-J is good and Allen losses 6k on that hand.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 01:13 AM
We are on a break and are down to 19 players. 1more and we go to 2 tables. Allen Kessler is down to roughly 20k.
The new chipleader is David Chase who has 125k.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 12:37 AM
Allen Kessler came up to me and said he didn't like his chances with the tournament. He only needs $15,053 to eclipse the million dollar mark. This equates to 3rd or better to do that tonight. If he isn't feeling good about the tourney, then the day will have to wait for him to make his mark on his poker career. He is still in the lead, but by a slim margine. In fact, the player on his right is Larry Gordon who made the fiinal table last night in the $2,500 tournament and also has a big stack at 40k.
Saturday, 11th of August 2007 12:31 AM
Diana Korkis tried her best...but:
In a blind versus blind hand, Diana called off the 5,600 raise by her opponent and the two exposed their hands. Diana was in the lead with her A-J and her opponent had A-3. The flop was a brutal 5-10-3. Diana needed to see a J, but got a 2 instead. Now a 4 would tie them up and a J would win it, then the 8 landed and sent a large portion of he chips to her opponent.
Then, she put her last 20k in the pot and got a call by Sirous Baghchehsaraie who turned up the pocket K's versus the Q-10 of Diana's. The flop was hopeful for diana with the 2-4-10, the turn was the J and the river was the 5 and Diana Korkis is gone form the tournament.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 11:46 PM
Allen Kessler is now the chipleader and is very relaxed and calm. He has 58k.
Diana Korkis just took a hit to her stack when she called the all-in of her opponent with pocket 7's. Her opponent had pocket Q's and the board bricked for Diana. She lost 9k on that hand.
The field has grown much wuiter than an hour ago when they got in the money. The jovial feel has been replaced with a bit of nerve-wracking silence. The last 4 tables have slowed down their play as of late and it's now time to play big stack poker!
Friday, 10th of August 2007 11:40 PM
Paul Kozusko was in the sb and Alan Kessler raised an unopened pot to 4k in the cutoff. Paul decided to make his move for his remaining 30k and got called by Allen. Kozusko turned over his K-10o and allen turned up his pocket Q's. The flop was 8-10-6, giving paul some extra outs. the turn was a 3 and the river was a 5. Paul Kozusko was out in 31st.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 11:24 PM
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Friday, 10th of August 2007 11:08 PM
Sirous Baghchehsaraie just doubled through with pocket Q's versus his opponent's pocket 9's. Sirous is holding 34k (roughly).
I wanted to mention a player that, for a brief 10 minutes held the chiplead before Diana Korkis made the big jump. His name is Paul Kozusko and he was holding the chiplead right before the bubble busted and has since fallen a little in chips. He now holds 27k.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 11:01 PM
This one's for Gaby! Diana Korkis just pushed all-in against her opponent who took a minute to fold and she turned up the A-K and scooped in the pot. She is currently our chipleader with 50k. Allen Kessler is holding 30k and he just brought it to my attention that if he places in the top 3 tonight, he will eclipse the 1 million mark in career earnings. This will prove to be a tough game tonight!
Friday, 10th of August 2007 10:13 PM
We were getting the announcement from our tournament director, Ron Cramer about the hand for hand play that was about to start, when one of the tables started yelling that they just lost one. I didn't get to see the hand for the mass confusion that was going on, but if it's all the same, everyone is in the money.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 09:28 PM
Diana Korkis has manged to give...and take away from her stack. In one hand she moved all-in UTG and the table folded around to the BB who made the crying call. The BB held Q-10 and Diana had pocket J's. The board bricked for the Q-10 and Diana scooped in a 12k pot.
2 hands later she moved all-in against her opponent pre-flop and he too made the call with pocket 9's to her A-Ko. The flop was 7-6-3, the turn was 4 and the river was a J and Diana lost 10,100 on that one.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 09:11 PM
The players ahve returned from their break to 300-600 blinds and 100 ante's. The field started out with 462 players and the total prize pool is $224,070 + a $10k seat to the WPT main event. 45 places will get paid and 45th starts out with $750. We are down to 7 tables so the money draws near.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 08:55 PM
The players are taking a break and will return in 15 minutes. They are coloring the green chips off and racing them off.
The Field is down to 8 tables and we are in the process of going 9 handed. Diana Korkis is holding on to 25k and is the last woman left in the field.
Allen Kessler is also holding on to 30k and will be a threat to anyone who sits at his table.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 07:58 PM
Name Le is playing in the 1k cash game and doing well. He has like 6k in front of him. What does this mean for our tournament you ask? He's not in anymere! I kill myself.
Paul Darden just got put in a bad situation. Pre-flop, he put his last 8,200 with pocket Q's and ran into pocket A's. The board was K-J-J-5-5 and Paul is out. After the hand I had to congratulate him on his weight loss and find out his secret. He basically told me that he stayed away from all the bad food's for a month and slowly introduced it back in a little at a time and in extremely small quantities. He did say it was 50 pounds that he lost, but he's looking to lose more.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 07:23 PM
Ok, so I'm walking around the room and I see a face that I know I should recognize. I look closer, but it can't be true. The person I'm looking at is much thinner than when I last saw him. Paul Darden has been dieting for the last year and taking good care of himself. He's told one of the floormen that he's lost nearly 100 pounds! I don't care who you are, 100 pounds is not an easy loss. Congrats to him. And he's got chips...4k's worth.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 07:05 PM
Allen Kessler just ambled over to me to and asked, "How is it possible that I have this many chips in a small tournament?" I walk over to see this:
All of this in the first 6 levels of play. We usually don't see this big of a stack until much deeper in a tournament.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 06:05 PM
Of the names I've mentioned before, the only one's left in the field are Nam Le with 3k, and Diana Korkis with 9k. Some new names I did find were allen Kessler who has an impressive stack of over 11k. Sirous Baghshehsarie is holding on to 3,300 and keeping relatively low key in his playing.
We can now fit everyone in one room. we are down to 16 tables of 10 handed play. The blinds are at 100-200 and te players will be taking a 10 minute break shortly.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 05:29 PM
So far, the notables in the tournament incluse: Men "The Master" Nguyen, Bryan Devonshire, Diana Korkis (winner of the ladies event last week) Nam Le, Ronnie Mcmillan (Winner of the NLHE tourney a few days ago), Minh Nguyen, Chris "The Armenian Express" Grigorian, and Amir Vahedi.
Diana Korkis took a large pot earlier in the tournament. She made a re-raise from 300 to 800 and got a call from her opponent. The flop was 7-10-5 and Diana put her opponent all-in. He tanked for a few minutes before calling with pocket J's and Diana had the A-K. The turn was an A and Diana stole the lead back. The river was a 4 and Diana sent her opponent packing.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 05:25 PM
The blog is up and running again! So as soon as I can get the info in, I will post it up. I'm typing as fast as my little fingers will go.
Friday, 10th of August 2007 05:02 PM
Play started at 3:15. We have more than 400 players, but due to technical difficulties, the Internet is down at the Bicycle Casino. We will keep you posted on the action as soon as Internet access becomes available.
Play is about to get underway in the $545 No Limit Hold'em event, which promises to bring in several hundred players. The room is buzzing with activity right now. The blinds will start at 25-25 and the levels will increase every 45 minutes. The tournament will get going in just a few minutes.
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