2009 World Series of Poker - Event #57 - World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em $10,000 - Day 5
End of Day 5 chip counts can be found here.
Sunday, 12th of July 2009 07:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld and Jackie Witt reporting)
Dennis Phillips made a big bet preflop to take down a pot.
Phil Ivey bet 35k in late position, and got a call from the big blind. The flop came 3 A 9 . Ivey made a bet of 55k, and the big blind called again. The turn was a Q to which the big blind fired a bet of 100k. Ivey looked suspecious and called. The 9 came on the river, and the big blind pushed for the rest of his chips. Ivey mucked his hand.
Despite that last pot, Phil Ivey has continued his climb back throughout the day and he just eliminated a player on the last hand of the night. He now sits with 1,350,000 in chips.
Hieu Luu called a player's all in from the button. He held 8 8 against the K K of his opponent. The board would come A 2 Q T 4 and he would double a player up late in day 5.
A couple hands later he called a different player's all in. He held 8 8 against the Q Q of his opponent. Joe Sebok was heard saying "Your bound to hit it this time, it rolls over". Well, Sebok had good advice for Luu as the flop came 2 T 8 giving Luu the set. The turn came a 3 and the river a K and the player with the pocket queens was eliminated.
The player in seat two made it 55k, and Kasper Cordes raised to 120k. Lou Diamond Phillips pushed all in for over 500k. Seat two said, "Well someone has to double me up," and pushed his remaining chips in for less that Phillips. Cordes also called.
The board ran out 8 9 9 5 9 which was no help to Phillips who busted from the tournament.Cordes split the pot and adds more chips to his ever growing stack.
David Benyamine took in a preflop pot after an opponent raised to 120,000 and Benyamine came over the top with a bet of an additional 240,000 to go.
With ten minutes remaining on the clock, the players were advised that there would be 4 more hands tonight.
The remaining 185 players are currently bagging and tagging their chips.
Come back tomorrow, as the final 185 players return for day 6 action!
Here are notable chip counts:
Dennis Phillips 735,000
Chip leader: Warren Zackey with 5,000,000
Sunday, 12th of July 2009 06:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld and Jackie Witt reporting)
Tom Lutz eliminated: He was all in on a flop of 9 6 3 with A Q and was called by Warren Zackey. Zackey held T T and had the best hand. He also had Lutz covered. The turn would come an 8 , which was a brick for Lutz. The river was a 5 and it ensured that Lutz would be eliminated. However, Zackey takes the pot and is now the chip leader with over 4 million in chips.
Phil Ivey eliminated Claudio Baptista after it was all in preflop. Baptista held pocket nines against Ivey's pocket kings. The flop came out A A 5 A 8 to give Ivey the win.
A few hands later there was a preflop raise of 45k, and four players to the flop. The flop came out 9 2 9 . The small blind fired a bet of 85k. Ivey was next to act in the big blind and put pressure on the small blind to see where he stood. Ivey fired a bet of 200k. It folded around to the small blind who quickly folded as well.
John Monnette was seen winning a pot with a continuation bet on a flop of 5 4 2 .
We walked over to JC Tran's table and there was controversy. Supposedly, a player moved all in and she did not protect her cards and the dealer mucked them without noticing her all in. The action was paused and a floor was called. The floor took the two cards that were supposed to be the players. Looked at them and then pulled the player aside and asked the player what she had. She advised the floorman and the floorman stated that was not the two cards in the muck. Her hand was dead and she got back all of her chips but the call. The action had folded to JC Tran and he takes in her money and the blinds and antes. The player then stated "I had Aces".....
With only 206 players remaining, action is intensifying. There are many pros still in the field.
Here is a recent list of the remaining big names:
The "Phillipians" are guarding the rail near Dennis Phillips' table. He has a huge amount of people here, just like last year. They are all decked out in their white shirts and red baseball caps.
The famous Phil Ivey couple is sitting on the rail near his table. They have been following Ivey for along time.
There is currently 40 minutes left on the level. The number of players are continuing to decrease. They are supposed to take a dinner break after this level... We will see what happens! Stay Tuned!
Sunday, 12th of July 2009 05:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld and Jackie Witt reporting)
Players took a 20 minute break and returned at 4:45 p.m. local time.
New levels of:
Kara Scott eliminated: A few hands before her all in, her pocket aces were cracked. She then was all in preflop with A 2 against the 5 3 . The board layed out Q 6 5 5 9 sending her to the rail. Kara Scott is the only female player to cash in the 2008 Main Event and the 2009 Main Event.
With about 600k in the pot, the board read 9 Q T . Seat two was all in, and Hieu Luu was faced with a decision to call or fold. He opted to make the call showing J T for middle pair and an open ended stright draw. The player in seat two turned over pocket aces for the lead. The turn and river brought the K 7 which wasn't good enough for Luu to catch up.
Grant Hinkle moved to Peter Eastgate's table after his broke and on one of the first hands, he eliminated an opponent.
Joe Sebok raised from middle position. Hieu Luu reraised to 95,000 from the small blind. Sebok then put in a reraise to 215,000. Luu glanced over at Joe Sebok before he announced that he wasall in. He had Sebok covered. Sebok went into the tank before he eventually released his hand.
FACT: There are currently 3 Trans (Kenny, JC and Theo) and 3 women left in the field.
Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier was all in against an opponent on the main table stage. Elky Held A A against the T T of his opponent. THe board came Q 6 3 K 6 and Elky doubles up.
Nichoel Peppe called a big bet from an opponent on a board of Q 7 8 T 2 . Her opponent showed AQ and Nichoel Peppe mucks and says "Nice Hand". She drops down to 1,660,000
Joe Hachem moved to the main stage. Within the first couple of hands, He called a players all in bet on a board of A 8 Q with J 9 . His opponent held Q Q . Hachem held a gutshot straight flush draw and would need to improve to eliminate the player. The turn was a 3 . It was down to the river. The river was a J and Hachem doubles up an opponent.
The clock reads 222 players remaining.
Sunday, 12th of July 2009 04:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld and Jackie Witt reporting)
On a board of A T K K , Dan Harrington and seat 2 both check. The river was a 3 . Seat 2 bet out 40,000. Dan Harrington raised to make it an additional 150,000 more. Seat 2 went into the tank for about 7 minutes. He finally throws in the call and Harrington announces "Nice call". Harrington tables 98 for a stone bluff and seat 2 shows Q Q .
Dan Harrington eliminated: He was all in on the flop of K 2 9 and Harrington held A Q against A K of his opponent. The turn would come 3 . Harrington would need to hit a club to stay alive. The river would be a 7 and Dan Harrington is sent to the rail on day 5 of the main event.
The action was getting pretty intense on Joe Sebok's table. The player in seat seven raised to 26k, and the player in seat eight reraised to 86k. Sebok pushed in over the top for all of his chips which was 172k more. Seat eight made the call and turned over Q 7 against Sebok's A K . The flop came 6 5 4 which gave seat eight an open ended straight draw. The 7 came on the turn to give seat eight the lead with a pair. However, the K on the river was enough to put Sebok back in the lead and double up.
Phil Ivey raised to 27,000 preflop and got one caller. The flop came K 8 3 and the player checks the action over to Ivey who puts in a bet of 48,000. The player folds and Ivey takes in the pot to build up his stack.
Peter Eastgate called a players all in bet on the board of 5 7 T Q and Eastgate held J 9 for a flush against his opponent's Q 5 for two pair. The river bricked for the all in player when it came a 2 and Eastgate raked in the pot.
Mike Minetti raised 30k preflop, and the player in the small blind took out a stack of orange and dumped them in the pot for a raise. Minetti announced all in, and a quick call came from the small blind. Minetti turned over 9 9 , and the small blind turned A K . The board ran 4 5 3 A 9 . It was a suck resuck moment for Minetti as he was able to stay alive and double up.
One of the remaining female players in the main event, Nichoel Peppe is now sitting in second place. She has just over 2.7 million in chips.
Eliminations this hour:
Some big names still in the field
The clock reads 237 players remaining....
Sunday, 12th of July 2009 03:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld and Jackie Witt reporting)
Players returned from break to levels of:
We did not see the hand completed, but Kevin Saul was eliminated in a huge pot against Tom Schneider. Saul got all of his money in with AK against the AA of Schneider. Saul had around 1 million in chips and Schneider had him covered. Schneider is now the chip leader with 2.2 million.
On a board of K 8 8 9 J , Blair Hinkle bet 65,000. A player in seat 1 makes the call. Hinkle shows K Q for a pair of Kings. His opponent put a bit of a slowroll on him when he did not immediately turn over his T7 for a straight. After the hand, Hinkle was heard saying "What a slowroll".
Action was on Gabe Walls with a board of J 5 4 T 3 . Gabe thought carefully on what to do, and eventually decided on a bet of 250k. Peter Eastgate quickly made the call, and Walls turned over T 8 for a rivered flush. Eastgate shook his head and mucked his hand.
Nick Binger moved all in preflop. A player in seat 2 thought for a bit before eventually calling. Binger did not think he had much of a hand and turned over A T . However, the player in seat 2 slowrolled his pocket kings. THe board would come 6 3 2 9 5 and Nick Binger would be eliminated from the tournament.
Ben Kang doubled up this hour when his AK was called by a player's AQ.
Here are some chip counts from around the room:
Joe Sebok- 250,000
Peter Eastgate raised to 26,000 preflop in late position. Billy McMahon made the call from the highjack. The two players would see a flop. The flop came 5 A Q and Peter Eastgate led out with a bet of 35,000. Billy McMahon made the call. The turn was a J and Eastgate checked the action over to McMahon who led out for a bet of around 70,000. Eastgate made the call. The river was a J and both players checked. Eastgate turns over KJ to take the pot, while McMahon mucks his hand.
On another table, two players were in a standoff with an 8 T 7 5 board. The player in seat six put in a bet of 154k, and the decision was on seat two to decide what to do. Seat two took a long time counting and recounting the bet and the chips he had left behind. He finally announced an all in for 274k more. Seat six made the call and turned over T 9 for top pair and straight draw, but seat one had the best of it with 5 7 for two pair. "I can't believe you call a raise with that crap," said the player in seat six. The river was delivered and it was a 9 to give the player in seat six a higher two pair and bust the player in seat two out.
Here are some eliminations this hour:
Tables are breaking as there are only 274 players remaining. Fans are continuing to gather on the rail. There have been a couple of pay jumps already today.
Sunday, 12th of July 2009 02:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld and Jackie Witt reporting)
Preflop,Josh Mancuso raised to 22,000. Kevin Saul in late position made it 96,000 to go. Josh Mancuso called and the two players would see a flop. The flop came 9 7 2 and Kevin Saul moved all in for 350,000. Josh Mancuso goes into the tank for around 5 minutes before he eventually calls. Saul turned over A A . Josh Mancuso turned over Q Q . The turn would come an 8 , giving Mancuso a flush draw. If a club or a queen came on the river, Kevin Saul would be eliminated. The river was a K and Kevin Saul doubles up to around 1 million in chips. A few hands later, Josh Mancuso would be sent packing from the tournament.
Burt Boutin eliminated: He was all in preflop holding A A against the K K of his opponent. The board would come K 5 6 J 6 and Burt Boutin screamed "How does that Happen?" He immediately runs away from the table after being eliminated from the tournament.
On a flop of K 9 2 , Antonio Esfandiari bets 38,000. A player to his direct left raised the action to 105,000. Antonio thinks for a bit before eventually mucking his cards.
Joseph Michael was all in on a flop of T48 and was called by Noah Boeken. Boeken held 88 for three eights and Michael showed QQ. The turn would come a 6. Michael would need to hit a queen on the river to improve. The river was a 7 and Michael was sent packing on day 5.
Dan Harrington was seen winning a pot with a bet of 40,000 on a flop of 8 6 3 .
Lou Diamond Phillips was seen calling Scott Bausmstein's all in preflop. Scott Bausmstein held A 5 and Phillips' held the best hand of A K . The camera crews came in and it was time to see a flop. The flop came T 2 3 . Phillips held the best hand and here came the turn. The turn was a 6 . Scott Bausmstein would need to hit either a 4 or a 5 to win the pot. The river was a ........ 4 . Scott Bausmstein hit his 7 outer on the river to take a huge pot from Lou Diamond Phillips. Lou Diamond Phillips was heard saying after the hand "Wow, WOW, WOW".
Dennis Phillips called Ben Kang's all in preflop. Phillips held T T against the K J of Kang. The board would come 9 A 4 2 . Kang would need to hit either a K or a J on the river. The river was a...... J and Kang goes over to his friend and yells "Yes, Yes, Yes". Phillips was heard saying "Oh by the way, He won, if anyone wanted to know". Phillips had Kang covered. Kang was then issued a one hand penalty after the hand for excessive celebration. Kang did not understand why he was getting a penalty and was complaining to one of the tournament directors. Players at the table, including Phillips, said they disagree with the "No excessive celebration rule" as this is the main event.
Phil Ivey has slowly been losing chips today. He just cant seem to get anything going.
The players are now on a 20 minute break.
Sunday, 12th of July 2009 01:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld and Jackie Witt reporting)
Welcome back to Day 5 of the 2009 Main Event.
The players took their seats promptly at 12:00 p.m. local time.
The clock reads 407 players to begin the day. They start with levels of:
Todd Lundwall moved all in preflop for his last 200,000 in chips. He was called by Marco Mattes who had him covered. Lundwall turned over J J and Mattes turned over A K . The board ran out 9 8 Q 6 K and Lundwall's tournament had come to an end.
On a board of 3 3 9 6 , Sarne Lightman bet out 150,000 into the pot. David Benyamine thought for a bit before he eventually moved all in for his last 160,000. Lightman went into the tank for about 5 minutes before he eventually folded his hand.
CK Hua was all in preflop against Scott Bausmstein. Hua held A Q against the 9 8 of Bausmstein. The board came K 8 Q 6 K giving Bausmstein the flush and sending Hua to the rail on day 5.
JC Tran moved all in preflop but did not get any callers.
On a flop of K J J , Lou Diamond Phillips bet 30,000 into the pot. Everyone folded and Phillips took down a pot early on in day 5. Antonio Esfandiari is now sitting at Phillips' table. There is alot of laughter coming from that side of the Amazon room.
Thor Hansen eliminated by Dennis Phillips. The action was all in preflop. Everyone heard the dealer announce "All in and Call". It was a rush over to see what each player held. Phillips held A K against Thor Hansen's K Q . The board would come 7 6 3 7 5 and Hansen would be eliminated from the Main Event. After the hand, Dennis Phillips, went over and shook Thor's hand and then raked in the good sized pot.
On a flop of J 4 9 , Kenny Tran checked the action over to Mark Fisher. Fisher did not notice that Kenny Tran checked and then when he noticed it was his turn for action, he moved all in. He had Kenny covered. Kenny Tran then went into the tank for around 5 minutes. He eventually folded his QQ face up. Fisher showed Tran a bluff, when he turned over A T . After the hand, Tran was heard saying "Nice hand".
It is very tense in the Amazon room right now. With many all ins, the number of players is now down to 367. Stay tuned for more action!
407 players return today. Already in the money, many are looking to hang on a little longer to make it to the next bump in the payout scale. Others only have thought of first place, over $8.5 million and their place in history. Last nightís chip leader Elky Grospellier has slid a bit down. Phil Ivey, Norman Chadís favorite to win the Main Event, is closing fast in 11th place. Poker Pages will keep you up to date as the chip stacks rise and fall in the Main Event.
|< Prev Blog||Next Blog >|