2011 World Series of Poker

Event #10: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Zilele: 2
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Rezultate finale
Mâna câştigătoare
Event Info
Fond de premiere
Informaţii Nivel
50,000 / 100,000

Joseph Ebanks Eliminated in 22nd Place ($15,552)

Nivel 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Joseph Ebanks' brain fade has cost him dearly, having lost his tournament life to Eddie Blumenthal.

On a board that read {5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Spades}{J-Hearts}; Ebanks shipped the rest of his stack into the middle after the river; Blumenthal looked puzzled, but called anyway.

Turns out Ebanks had {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for only two pair, and by the way he reacted, he genuinely hadn't seen the straight draw out there. Blumenthal did - and in fact had it - with {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, thus Ebanks was sent off to collect $15,552 for his 22nd place finish.

Taguri: Eddie BlumenthalJoseph Ebanks

Mauro Stivoli Eliminated in 23rd Place ($15,552)

Nivel 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

With the board reading {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, Mauro Stivoli and Bryan Colin got all the chips in the middle and their hands were revealed.

Stivoli: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Colin: {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Stivoli was ahead with a pair of kings but the turn gave Colin more outs when it brought the {2-Hearts}. The {7-Hearts} on the river completed a flush for Colin and sent Stivoli to the rail.

Stivoli's 23rd place finish nets him a $15,552 payday.

Taguri: Bryan ColinMauro Stivoli

Keith Donovan Eliminated in 24th Place ($15,552)

Nivel 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Keith Donovan lost most of his stack holding {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} against Joshua Mullen's {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} on a board reading {k-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. After the hand Donovan was down to 78,500 while Mullen's stack grew to 539,000.

On the next hand Donovan put his remaining chips in the pot with the {k-Spades}{q-Hearts} and was called by George Jalkotzy who held the {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{5-Spades}{k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} giving both players two pair, but Jalkotzy the win.

Donovan will recieve $15,552 for his efforts.

Taguri: Joshua MullenKeith DonovanGeorge Jalkotzy

We've Got Our First "Millionaire"

Nivel 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

After a series of back and forth raises Gregory Dyer and Alexander Wice got all the chips in the middle.

Dyer: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Wice: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

Dyer's entire body slumped when the flop came {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} leaving him drawing slim to a chop. The turn and river brought the {5-Hearts} and {9-Diamonds} which were of no help and Dyer was eliminated in 25th place.

After all the chips were stacked and counted, Wice's stack totaled 1,075,000 making him the first place to eclipse the 1,000,000 chip mark.

We're now down to 24 players and the final four tables of the tournament.

Taguri: Alexander WiceGregory Dyer

Bradley Craig Eliminated in 27th Place ($12,493) Shankar Pillai Eliminated in 26th Place ($12,493)

Nivel 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

On a flop of {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts} Sean Grover bet 40,000, Bradley Craig moved all in for 200,000 and Grover made the call. Grover has {7-Spades}{8-Spades} and Grover had {K-Spades}{J-Spades}

The turn came {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Grover took it down.

At a different table, Shankar Pillai was all in preflop with {Q-}{Q-} versus the {A-}{K-} of Ryan Welch. A {K-} hit the turn and that was enough to send Pillai to the rail

Taguri: Bradley CraigRyan WelchSean GroveShankar Pillai

Nivel: 19

Blinduri: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 1,000

Small Ballin'

Nivel 18 : 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The remaining 27 players have really stepped on the brakes now as we approach the penultimate level of the night, and as a result we've been scraping the bottom of the barrel to find any action. Here's the best of a bad bunch.

On a board of {Q-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts} with a 35,000 pot in the middle, Ryan Welch led out for 25,000 from the small blind and Joshua Mullen called from the button before Welch opened for 55,000 on the river of the {8-Clubs}. Mullen mucked, but Welch was quick to open up his {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}.

A similar thing happened on the secondary feature table; Efren Garcia raised to 13,000 under the gun and the action folded around to Steven Gross who reraised to 31,000. Ravi Raghavan then four-bet-shoved for 170,000 from the big blind, forcing both Garci out of the way, and after some time in the tank, Gross open-folded {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}!

Taguri: Ryan WelchJoshua MullenEfren GarciaRavi Raghavan

Papola Trumps Taylor

Nivel 18 : 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Chip Leader Jeffrey Papola
Chip Leader Jeffrey Papola

Jeffrey Papola is continuing to motor along as the field dwindles down.

Papola raised to 12,000 preflop, Anders Taylor re-raised to 30,000, Papola re-raised to 60,000, and Taylor re-raised again, this time to 95,000. Papola decided that the fun and games were over as he declared "all in" and Taylor called.

Papola: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Taylor: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Taylor is no stranger to high pressure situations as he came in 3rd place in last years $1,500 PLO8 WSOP tournament.

Through the turn Taylor was set to double up as the board read {j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{k-Spades} but then a devastating {9-Hearts} hit on the river giving Papola a set and the win. Taylor was visibly crushed and Papola amassed a mountain of chips.

Papola, the "king of six-max" now is sitting pretty as our chip leader with 875,000.

Taguri: Anders TaylorJeffrey Papola