Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Fond de premiere $1,032,750
Players 765

Informaţii Nivel

Nivel 25
Blinduri 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Ted Lawson Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,183)

• Nivel 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Ted Lawson - 8th Place
Ted Lawson - 8th Place

Ali Eslami entered the pot with a raise to 45,000 from under the gun only to have Ted Lawson move all in from the button for 165,000. Eslami made the call.

Eslami: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Lawson: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

With Lawson in a race for his tournament survival, the {3-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} flop gave him no additional outs before the dealer dropped the {8-Hearts} on the turn.

Now needing one of six cards in the deck to remain in Event #15, the {2-Clubs} on the river wouldn't be one of those as he was forced to wave goodbye to the tournament in eighth place as Eslami moves to 680,000 in chips.

Taguri: Ali EslamiTed Lawson

Endo Bets Out Rast

• Nivel 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Brian Rast opened the button to 48,000 and Daisuke Endo made the call from the big blind.

Endo took the lead on the {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} flop with a bet of 50,000 as Rast kicked his cards to the muck.

Taguri: Daisuke EndoBrian Rast


Eslami Clips Gordon

• Nivel 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

John Gordon completed the small blind only to have Ali Eslami bump it to 39,000 from the big.

Gordon made the call, but check-folded to Eslami's 42,000-chip bet on the {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} flop.

Taguri: Ali EslamiJohn Gordon

Lawson Like a Boss

• Nivel 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Ted Lawson opened to 37,000 and John Gordon made the call from the big blind to see a {10-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop fall.

Gordon checked and Lawson pushed out 50,000. Gordon mucked, and Lawson flashed his {Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds} like a boss to move to 155,000 in chips.

Taguri: Ted LawsonJohn Gordon

Ronald Lee Eliminated in 9th Place ($17,298)

• Nivel 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Ronald Lee - 9th Place
Ronald Lee - 9th Place

John Gordon limped from under-the-gun and Ronald Lee moved all in for his last 23,000. Dajuan Whorley called from the cutoff, as did Allen Kessler from the big and Gordon.

Everyone checked all the way down on the {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} board and Whorley showed the winning {10-Spades}{7-Spades} for two pair. Lee mucked and was sent to the rail in ninth place for his efforts.

Taguri: Dajuan WhorleyRonald Lee

Andrew Cohen Eliminated in 10th Place ($13,601)

• Nivel 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Andew Cohen - 10th Place
Andew Cohen - 10th Place

Andrew Cohren open-raised to 39,000 from middle position and John Gordon raised the pot to 159,000 on Cohen's immediate left. Cohen deliberated, but landed on a call.

The flop came {Q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Cohen immediately moved all in. Gordon snap-called.

Cohen: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Gordon: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

"Ohhh!" the rail gasped, seeing the cooler in front of them.

The {7-Diamonds} turn sealed Cohen's fate and an irrelevant {4-Diamonds} fell on river, sending Cohen to the rail.

Gordon is now up to 590,000.

Taguri: Andrew CohenJohn Gordon

Images of a Final Table

The lucky players still battling it out:

Ronald LeeRonald LeeMika PaasonenMika PaasonenJohn GordonJohn GordonFinal TableFinal TableDajuan WhorleyDaisuke EndoDajuan Whorley Survives his all inDaisuke EndoBrian RastDaisuke EndoAli EslamiAllen KesslerAllen KesslerAllen KesslerAndew CohenAndew CohenBrian RastBrian RastRonald LeeTed Lawson

Whorley Doubles through Lee

• Nivel 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Dajuan Whorley opened to 37,000 from under-the-gun and Ronald Lee reraised to 105,000 from the cutoff, which was enough to put Whorley all in. Whorley made the call.

Whorley: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Lee: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The board came {3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, knocking Lee down to just 25,000.

Taguri: Dajuan WhorleyRonald Lee