Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Fond de premiere $2,829,600
Players 3,144

Informaţii Nivel

Nivel 30
Blinduri 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Damon Sandor Eliminated in 26th Place ($13,978)

Benjamin Volpe raised to 25,000 in early position and Damon Sandor three-bet to 65,000 in the cutoff. Robbie Verspui re-raised to 120,000 on the button and Volpe got out of the way. Sandor stuck around however and went all in for 360,000 total. Verspui made the call and the players flipped their hands.

Verspui: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Sandor: {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and provided no help to Sandor who was eliminated. The pot vaulted Verspui into the chip lead as the first player to crack the one million chip mark.

Robbie Verspui nl
Robbie Verspui
nl 1,000,000 398,000
Damon Sandor
Damon Sandor

Taguri: Damon SandorRobbie VerspuiBenjamin Volpe

Glen Bertelson Eliminated in 27th Place ($13,978)

• Nivel 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Glen Bertelson
Glen Bertelson

Mitch Shock, for the second time today, moved all in. The first time he was in middle position and didn't receive any calls. This time, he made the move from early position and Scott Shelley not only decided to play, but moved all in over the top on the button. Glen Bertelson immediately made the call from the small blind and the three hands were turned up with Shock at risk.

Schock: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Shelley: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Bertelson: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The flop came {9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades} which gave Shelley a freeroll against Bertelson if it came back to back spades. The turn was the {k-Hearts} though and without an Ace, King or Jack, Shelley and Bertelson would be splitting up Schock's chips. The river was the {A-Hearts}, however, and Schock clapped and fist pumped his way to a 400,000 stack.

After the hand, Shelley was left with just 240,000 while Bertelson had only an ante left. Adding insult to injury, Bertelson was the one who finished him off. His {10-}{10-} boated up on the {9-}{8-} of Bertelson on a {j-}{10-}{2-}{9-}{2-} board.

Taguri: Glen BertelsonMitch SchockScott Shelley


Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Baaaaack...to Day 3

Mike Souza
Mike Souza

We are back in the Amazon room where play is set to resume at 2:30 p.m. PST for the 27 players remaining in Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Michael Souza is leading the pack with 650,000 in chips and is looking for his first WSOP gold bracelet and the $488,283 that goes with it.

The only other player above the 600,000 chip mark is Robbie Verspui although Jeremy Kottler, Paulus Valkenburg, Justin Cohen and Alex Findlay each have over 500,000 in chips.

The plan is to play down to a winner within ten levels of play today. If a champion is not reached by then though, the remaining players will have to return the following day to play it out.

Play is about to get underway in around 20 minutes so stay tuned at PokerNews for all our updates on bustouts, crazy hands, bad beats, suckouts and more.

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw


Three full tables remain for Day 3 in Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Here's the table and seat draw to begin the day.

2801Trevor Vanderveen318,000
2802Randy Kritzer236,000
2803Damon Sandor403,000
2804Robbie Verspui602,000
2805Daniel Sosa369,000
2806Paulus Valkenburg552,000
2807Genefredo Legaspi260,000
2808John Berreman271,000
2809Benjamin Volpe357,000
2861Mark Schmid275,000
2862Jeremy Kottler579,000
2863Jake Flores328,000
2864Jonathan Clancy362,000
2865Justin Cohen524,000
2866Jonas Mackoff363,000
2867Andy Wong183,000
2868Michael Rushton197,000
2869Michael Souza650,000
2921Domenico Palesse370,000
2922Scott Shelley390,000
2923Glen Bertelson122,000
2924Steven Davisson419,000
2925Andrew Rudnik234,000
2926Mitch Schock77,000
2927Wenlong Jin273,000
2928Alex Findlay513,000
2929Ravi Raghavan216,000
Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
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