Event #34: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Fond de premiere $1,466,100
Players 1,629

Informaţii Nivel

Nivel 26
Blinduri 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000


Webjoker • Nivel 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
3611Joe Atllia
 2Jennifer Tilly
 3Robert Bossert
 4Tom Alner
 5Aaron Dolgin
 6Norbert Szecsi
 7Daniel Bishop
 8Joe Ford
 9Marc Macdonnel
3621Russell Crane
 2Yueqi Zhu
 3Benjamin Reason
 4Danny Tran
 5Alexandru Masek
 6Sam Greenwood
 7Jason Duval
 8Sarah Tolagson
 9Russ Krueger
3631Michael Gathy
 2Simon Charette
 3Noah Vaillancourt
 4Gianluca Escobar
 5Jake Cody
 6Sergey Rybachenko
 7Victor Figueroa
 8Aaron Massey
 9Mikk Matiisen

Crane Unstoppable

• Nivel 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The man of the hour, Russell Crane, opened to 13,000 from under the gun, before Todd Brenn moved all in for his last 77,000. Crane made the call, as the cards were shown.

Crane: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Brenn: {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{A-Spades} to see Crane’s kicker play, as he eliminated another player from the tournament, and moving up to 370,000 in chips.

Russell Crane us
Russell Crane
us 370,000 90,000
Todd Brenn us
Todd Brenn
us Eliminat

Taguri: Russell CraneTodd Brenn

Three Fall Down

• Nivel 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Eliminations are happening at such a quick rate, on each of the four tables, that action is getting missed.

Arriving on the flop, with the board reading {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, Philip Tzeng moved all in for his last 22,000 and was called by Simon Charette.

Tzeng: {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Charette: {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

Tzeng had flopped the straight, but Charette caught the {4-Hearts} on the turn, to make his flush, and hold, as the river brought the {6-Diamonds} to see Tzeng eliminated.

On nearby tables, Ognjen Sekularac and Colagero Maltese were also eliminated.

Simon Charette ca
Simon Charette
ca 195,000 -8,000
Calogero Maltese
Calogero Maltese
Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
rs Eliminat
Philip Tzeng
Philip Tzeng

Taguri: Ognjen SekularacPhilip TzengSimon CharetteCalogero Maltese

Crane on Fire

• Nivel 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Jamie Rosen didn’t wait too long to commit the remainder of his chips, opting to move all in from early position for his last 72,000 in chips. After recently eliminating one player, Russell Crane then moved all in over the top from the small blind, in hopes of taking out another.

Crane: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Rosen: {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Big slick would serve Russell well again, as the board ran out {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs} to see him rocket up the leader board.

Russell Crane us
Russell Crane
us 280,000 85,000
Jamie Rosen us
Jamie Rosen
us Eliminat

Taguri: Jamie RosenRussell Crane

Johnston Busts, Tzeng Short

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

Jesse Johnston shoved for 80,000 precise and was met with not one, but two calls. Philip Tzeng moved all in for 97,000 and Joe Ford cold called from the big blind. It was time for the big reveal and it turned out that Tzeng was cruising with his hand:

Jesse Johnston{A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Philip Tzeng{Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Joe Ford{A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The flop would change everything though with {A-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}. Johnston and Ford paired their ace and Tzeng was looking for the last queen in the deck. The {J-Hearts} on the turn didn't change a thing and neither did the {2-Clubs} on the river. Johnston is out, Tzeng is extremely short and Ford is cruising now.

Joe Ford
Joe Ford
260,000 170,000
Philip Tzeng
Philip Tzeng
13,000 -99,000
Jesse Johnston
Jesse Johnston

Taguri: Jesse JohnstonPhilip TzengFord

Vayo Gone

• Nivel 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Russell Crane opened to 12,000 from under the gun, before Gordan Vayo moved all in for his last 85,000 from the cut-off. With action back on Crane, he made the call with more chips behind, as both players tabled their cards.

Crane: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Vayo: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} to see Vayo take the lead on the turn with a pair of queens, but get sent to the rail as the king fell on the river.

Russell Crane us
Russell Crane
us 195,000 95,000
Gordan Vayo
Gordan Vayo

Early Elimination

• Nivel 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The action started with Aaron Massey moving all in for 77,000 from under the gun, as the table folded around to Peter Vitantonio in the small blind. He made the call for fewer chips, as the big blind got out of the way.

Massey: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Vitantonio: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

“Seventy Seven for seven-seven,” said Massey, rolling over his pair. The flop came down {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, which had Vitantonio out
his chair. No help would come on the {Q-Spades} turn and {9-Diamonds} rover to see him be eliminated in 35th place today.

Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
us 160,000 82,000
Peter Vitantonio us
Peter Vitantonio
us Eliminat

Taguri: Aaron MasseyPeter Vitantonio

Where Are You?

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

Jake Cody was just one hand late to the party today, but he he has since arrived and is playing. Two other players are still not here though. Joe Ford isn't here and neither is Russell Crane. Alert them if you know them because they are blinding out right now.

Update: they are here now.


Just 35 Remain

Figueroa in the lead
Figueroa in the lead

The first and only turbo tournament of the 2013 World Series of Poker started with 1,629 players yesterday. After a fast and furious day just 35 remain, all gunning for that first prize of $278,613. The first four levels were just 30 minutes long, level four to seventeen were 40 minutes. Today, on day two, the levels will be what you're used to: 60 minutes. The turbo is not so turbo anymore all of the sudden. Will skill prevail today?

The plan is to play down to a winner, but with 60 minute levels and deep stacks this could very well become a long day. Players are guaranteed $6,729 at this point, but it's a long way to that final table and big first prize. Victor Figueroa is in the lead right now, in 17 levels yesterday he made his 3,000 starting stack into 354,000. Noah Vaillancourt is second with 301,000 while bracelet winner Michael Gathy is third on the list with 256,000. There are still more familiar faces active in this tournament with amongst them Simon Charette (203,000), Jason Duval (193,000) and Jake Cody (190,000). Can they make a final table and lock up (another) bracelet? Find out with us as we report on the second day of the $1,000 Turbo starting at 1 p.m.

Taguri: Jake CodyJason DuvalMichael GathySimon CharetteVictor Figueroa