Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Fond de premiere $3,839,000
Players 817

Informaţii Nivel

Nivel 32
Blinduri 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Eric Froehlich Eliminated in 4th Place ($240,876)

• Nivel 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Antonin Teisseire celebrates Eric Froehlich's elimination.
Antonin Teisseire celebrates Eric Froehlich's elimination.

Antonin Teisseire opened under the gun, and Eric Froehlich shoved in for about 2 million from the big blind. Teisseire quickly called, and Froehlich was at risk. And flipping.

Teisseire: {A-Spades} {K-Hearts}
Froehlich: {J-Clubs} {J-Hearts}

Both men stood up to sweat this big pot, and this final day has certainly not disappointed in the drama department so far. When the dealer burned and turned, the {K-Clubs} was right in the window, and the flop rolled out {5-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {K-Clubs} to pull the Frenchman into a big lead with two to come. Froehlich needed to find a jack now, but the turn {6-Spades} and river {9-Spades} failed to save his tournament life.

There'll be no third bracelet for E-Fro today, cut down as the first casualty on this cooler of a Day 4. He'll take $240,876 for his work, but it looks like it's not much consolation now as a slightly flush Froehlich heads off the stage.

Taguri: Antonin TeisseireEric Froehlich

Geyer Doubles Back

• Nivel 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

On the next hand, Darryl Ronconi open-shoved from the small blind, and Adam Geyer called with {Q-Hearts} {5-Hearts}. He was dominating the {3-Hearts} {5-Spades} that Ronconi had shoved with, and the {8-Spades} {10-Clubs} {K-Spades} {9-Hearts} {4-Hearts} board allowed Geyer to double back into contention.

Taguri: Adam GeyerDarryl Ronconi

The Big One!

• Nivel 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Darryl Ronconi on Day 3
Darryl Ronconi on Day 3

Under the gun, Adam Geyer raised to 200,000, and Darryl Ronconi defended his big blind to go heads-up.

The flop brought {Q-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {8-Clubs}, and Ronconi knocked the table. When Geyer bet 275,000, though, he snuck in a check-raise to 700,000 straight.

Geyer only took about thirty seconds to call. That led them to the {10-Spades} turn, and Ronconi took a short pause before announcing a hoarse, "Ch-eck." Geyer took his cue, stacking out another 775,000 and sliding it into the middle. After another short pause, Ronconi announced that he was all in, verbally committing all 2.2 million of his chips to the pot. Geyer quickly called, and we've got the biggest pot of the tournament up for grabs!

Ronconi: {J-Hearts} {9-Clubs}
Geyer: {5-Clubs} {5-Diamonds}

Geyer had flopped a set, but Ronconi had turned the nuts, a queen-high straight. Geyer needed the board to pair now, looking a little glum. The river was a blank, though, the {6-Clubs}, and it's Ronconi spiking the monster double. He's all the way up to 6.29 million now, in command of more than half the chips in play. It took about three minutes to count down the stacks and pay off the double, Geyer looking pained the whole time. Ronconi had that "not-me" look, and the only thing he said was, "I was trying to bluff him off. And I hit the Christmas card."

Geyer is left with just 435,000 now.

Taguri: Adam GeyerDarryl Ronconi

Oh, By the By...

• Nivel 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Each of the four players are guaranteed more than a quarter-million dollars here today -- $240,876, to be exact.

The winner will earn a handsome $825,604 and, of course, the bracelet.

Ronconi Steals Pot #1

• Nivel 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

On the first hand of the day, Antonin Teisseire had the button. The first two players folded, Darryl Ronconi opened to 225,000 from the small blind, and Adam Geyer let him take it.

Taguri: Darryl RonconiAdam GeyerAntonin Teisseire

Blend 'Em & Send 'Em

• Nivel 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante



Now Introducing...

T.D. extraordinaire Robbie Thompson is on the mic introducing the players to the gathering masses. We should be underway in just a moment.


Quadruple Chance

Welcome back to the Amazon Room for the fourth and -- we can say this with some certainty now -- final day of the $5,000 Triple Chance event, the 50th event on the schedule. We started with 817 players, and four of them are being stubborn. Thirty levels of play haven't been enough, and our final four are set to return to the felt shortly to finish this thing out.

All four of our players have had their hands on the chip lead at one point or another this week, but it's Adam Geyer boasting the big stack at this point. He's trailed by the boisterous Frenchman (Antonin Teisseire), a quiet but excitable one from the Midwest (Darryl Ronconi) and the top-tier pro (Eric Froehlich). Here's how they stack up:

Adam Geyer3,730,000
Antonin Teisseire3,425,000
Darryl Ronconi3,000,000
Eric Froehlich2,125,000

We'll be playing 50,000/100,000 to start, so everyone has at least 20 big blinds. Still, it shouldn't take more than a couple levels to play down to a winner, although we've likely just jinxed that by printing it. Play begins at 2:30 P.M., just about 15 minutes from right now. You'll be able to watch the live stream over here, and our coverage will be right here alongside it.

Don't wander off!

Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
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