The tournament clock is now showing 156 players left and we've just picked up the first round of payouts from the cage. All these players have received $2,954 for their efforts.
|163||Bryan Barrile||United States|
|164||Ryan Carter||United States|
|165||Tyler Sumrall||United States|
|166||Grantland Hillman||United States|
|167||Daniel Buzgon||United States|
|168||Karl Pirkopf||United States|
|169||Bill Chen||United States|
|170||Michael Minetti||United States|
|171||Karl Mahrenholz||United Kingdom|
|172||Cliff Josephy||United States|
|174||Denise Molloy||United States|
|175||Jesse Sylvia||United States|
|177||Jordan Morgan||United States|
|178||Eric Schwartz||United States|
|179||Tommy Vedes||United States|
|180||Kurt Jewell||United States|
From here, our remaining contenders (and those who have since busted) are guaranteed at least $3,214 of the American variety.
Chip leader Anthony Spinella raised to 2,300 from under the gun and was called by Moshin Charania from the big blind. The flop came , Charania checked, Spinella bet 3,500 and Charania called. The turn brought the and again Charania check-called a bet of 8,700 from Spinella. The river was the and Charania once again opted to check-call Spinella's bet of 16,500.
Charania showed for two pair and Spinella mucked his hand.
With the board reading , Geffrey Klein checked the action to Darren Elias who bet 3,700. Klein then raised to 7,500 and Elias called. The turn brought the and Klein bet 12,000 which Elias called. The river was the and Klein moved all in. Elias decided to call, putting his tournament life at risk, and when Klein showed the for a rivered flush, Elias mucked his hand and headed to the payout table.
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Jacob Naquin raised to 3,500 from the hijack and Paul Loh re-raised to 10,500 from the small blind. Naquin then pushed all in and Loh called.
The board ran out and Naquin doubled his stack to 83,000 while Loh's stack dropped to around 97,500.
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Players have been dropping like flies ever since we hit the money here in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed.
Phuc Chau busted when he went all in preflop and his lost to the of Clayton Newman on a board.
One of our overnight chip leaders, Anders Taylor, took out Tod Holley with vs. on a board of . Taylor is up to 121,500.
Other players to have recently busted are Jeremy Maher, Johnny Woolen, Phillip Meulyzer and Kenichi Takarabe.
With the board already showing , Kenichi Takarabe bet 11,000 and Nicholas Blumenthal called. The hit on the river and Takarabe declared all in. Blumenthal snap-called and the hands were revealed.
Takarabe seemed to be trying to pull a fast one on the river and was none too happy to find that Blumenthal had flopped a straight. Blumenthal said "Of course I'm calling there, but I didn't like the river." The river did pair the board but didn't help Takarabe, who was eliminated.
After the hand Blumenthal had a mountain of chips in front of him totaling around 195,000.
2009 APPT Macau Main Event champion Dermot Blain has just been eliminated from the tournament only minutes before the break, courtesy of Paul Loh.
All the money was in the middle before the flop. Blain had shipped the last of his stack into the middle with , but he failed to improve on the board. No luck of the Irish today.