Page 1 of 2World Poker Tour - Day 4 of the Borgata Poker Open Main Event
Action is set to resume at 5pm eastern time Thursday. Here are the chip counts and seat assignments for the WPT final table:
Thursday, 20th of September 2007 12:25 AM
Mike limped from the cutoff; John completed the small, and Heung checked. Flop was A 8 6 and they all checked. Turn was the 6 and Heung bet 125k. John moved in (Mike folded) and Yoon called all-in showing J6 offsuit for trip 6s. John held A4 suited for the pair of Aces. River was the 3 and Heung doubled up.
John moved in from the button for 1.1 million. After getting a count, Roy made the call from the big blind, showing A4 off. John was trailing with K9 off. The flop came K 5 2 giving John the pair and leaving Roy with only 3 outs, so it looked like this long day was getting longer, but one of those Aces landed on the turn giving Roy the lead again. River was a deuce and Roy won the pot.
John 'craniac' Kranyak finished in 7th place, earning $217,280.
The TV final table is now set! Chip counts will be posted shortly.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 11:50 PM
They have played about 130 hands since getting 7-handed, over about 4 and a quarter hours of playing time, which comes close to a hand every two minutes. That sure makes it sound like things are moving faster than they are.
Here are the chip counts:
Level 30: Blinds 50k/100k with 10k antes. Play has resumed.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 11:29 PM
Did I mention that they are using a shuffle-machine on this final table? It speeds things up and gets more hands dealt in the same amount of time. And they're STILL unable to burst this bubble.
Mike made it 240k early, then John raised to 740k from the cutoff. Mike moved in for about 1.3 million (total) and John called, showing A Q . Mike held A K and was way out front. The cards fell A 4 2 3 8 and Mikey doubles up.
That's the end of the level and it's time for another break. Take 20.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 11:01 PM
Well, there was a little excitement to break up the monotony. John made it 180k from the button and Heung moved all in from the small blind (780k). John makes the call showing K 8 and Heung is ahead with pocket 7s, but it is essentially a race, again. The flop was K T T giving John the lead with a pair of Kings. It looks like Heung is headed for 7th place with only two outs, but remember today's theme? You guessed it. The turn was a 7, giving the lead back to Heung with a set. Now John can only win with a King. But the river was a Queen and Heung doubled up.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 10:47 PM
This level has continued right where the previous one left off: pushing blinds and antes around the table.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 10:14 PM
Level 29: Blinds 40k/80k with 5k antes. Play has resumed. Here are the chip counts as of the break:
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 09:53 PM
There was a bit of excitement a while ago when Roy moved in over the top of Mark, who had come over the top of Haralabos (who folded). Everyone rushed the table. Spectators leaned in to get a look as the dealer counted Roy down. The media surged forward in hopes of getting the perfect shot and the first glimpse of the hands, but in the end, Mark surrendered his hand and everyone had to return to their places, unsatisfied.
Another level has ticked away and players are taking 20.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 09:29 PM
Another half-hour has crawled by and the final 7 are still pushing blinds and antes around the table. They've made it clear that no one is going out easily.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 08:58 PM
Eugene made it 155k and Mark made the call from the small blind. Flop was 9 4 3 and Mark check-raised all-in. After several minutes in the tank, Eugene made the call, showing pocket 7s. Mark had him pipped with pocket 8s. Last two cards were J A and Mark doubled up.
John raised to 165k and Heung moved all in for 840k. John called, showing A6 offsuit. Heung held pocket 5s and it was a race. Miraculously, the best hand held up and Heung doubled up.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 08:54 PM
Mike made it 120k early and Haralabos called from the big. Flop was T 8 6 and Haralabos checked, Mike bet 200k, and Haralabos called. Both checked the 9 on the turn. River was the A ; Haralabos checked, Mike fired 200k, and Haralabos called. Mike showed A 9 for two pair and Haralabos mucked his hand.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 08:35 PM
Level 28: Blinds 30k/60k with 5k antes. Play has resumed.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 08:17 PM
Haralabos made it 135k from the middle and John made the call from the big blind. The flop was J 9 6 and John lead with 185k. Haralabos made it 600k, which was about half of his remaining chips. John moved in and Haralabos insta-called, showing pocket 9s for the set. John held KQ offsuit for nothing but a gutshot draw - 4 outs, the Tens. The last two cards were 5 J and Haralabos doubled up again!
That's the end of the level and it is break time!
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 08:02 PM
Haralabos moved in this time and got called by Mike 'the Mouth', after asking for a count (581k). Mike showed AQ offsuit and was way ahead of Haralabos' J8 offsuit, but you know how it goes here in suckout city! The board came 8 4 4 9 7 and Haralabos doubled up to about 1.2 million, leaving Mike with about 1.3 million.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 07:57 PM
For such an aggressive bunch, there seems to be a lot of very passive play going on. After Eugene opened, John and Roy both called. All three players checked down the board of Q Q 6 8 J. Roy showed pocket Tens and the other two mucked.
In the first all-in since dinner, Heung Yoon moved in pre-flop. He got no takers, however.
Wednesday, 19th of September 2007 07:27 PM
Very few hands are making it all the way to the river. Most are surrendered pre-flop to a single raise.
Mark raised to 175k from the cutoff and Eugene called from the small blind. Both checked the K Q 4 rainbow flop and the Q on the turn. River was the 2 and again they both checked. Mark showed A3 suited for Ace high; Eugene held pocket Tens and pulled the pot.
The next hand was a three-way limp pot, checked to the river, where Mike showed pocket deuces to take the pot.
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