Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em



Yann Cohen Eliminated in 26th Place ($12,999)

• Nivel 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Yann Cohen's tournament came to an end like so many short stacks before him: with his ace dominated by the bigger kicker of another.

Cohen got it all in before the flop holding {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, but when he was called down by a player holding {A-Clubs}{k-Clubs}, he was at risk in a terrible spot.

The final board rolled out {7-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}, and Cohen was sent to the payout desk to collect his $12,999 for a 26th place showing.

Yann Cohen FR
Yann Cohen
FR Eliminat

Norman Smyth Eliminated in 27th Place ($12,999)

• Nivel 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

With one of the shortest stacks in the room entering the final three tables, Norman Smyth made his stand holding {A-Hearts}{7-Spades}, calling off his last 65,000 or so chips after an all in move in front of him.

Another player made the over call, and when both of the bigger stacks tabled {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} respectively, Smyth knew he was in bad shape.

The flop fell {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{10-Spades}, and when the {3-Spades} dropped on the turn, Smyth's tournament was over. He hit the rail in 27th place, and pocketed $12,999 for his deep run in this event.

Norman Smyth CA
Norman Smyth
CA Eliminat

Table Draw For The Final Three Tables

[user217945] • Nivel 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
4471Orjan Skommo
4472Marcus Aurelius
4473Barry Hutter
4474Gabriel Nassif
4475Thomas Hall
4476Andre Sochovsky
4477Kenneth Gregersen
4478Louis Salter
4479Michael Zucchet
4521Jacob Bazeley
4522Michael Katz
4523Norman Smyth
4524Monte Hoover
4525Nicco Maag
4526Dana Castaneda
4527Emile Petit
4528Matthias Bednarek
4529Kelly Slay
4531Rupesh Pattni
4532Joseph Wertz
4533Molissa Farber
4534Aaron Mermelstein
4535Philippe Clerc
4536Chris Kozlowski
4537Lee Downing
4538Yann Cohen
4539Jason Bigelow

The Matt Weber Explosion

[user217945] • Nivel 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

At the start first level after dinner break, Matt Weber had about 700,000 chips going into the 3000/6000 level. Now he has zero after being on the losing end of several big hands. We were able to catch the hand that ended his tournament.

Action had folded to Weber and he opened 20,000 from middle position. Action folded to Michael Zucchet in the small blind and he raised to 37,000. Dana Castaneda called from the big blind and action was back on Weber. He moved all in for his last, roughly, 190,000. Instantly Zucchet called. Castaneda folded quickly.

"S***," Zucchet said upon seeing the hands.

Zucchet: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Weber: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The flop came down {4-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{7-Spades} staying safe for Weber to double. The turn was the {5-Diamonds}, still safe. But when the dealer burned and turned up the river {K-Spades} Weber shot right out of his chair, launching it several feet back.

He mumbled several expletives about bad players and running bad and grabbed his things, waiting first for a chip count before finding out he was eliminated. He nodded his head, grabbed his payout slip, and walked out the door.

The final 27 players are now redrawing in the blue section of the Amazon room.

Michael Zucchet us
Michael Zucchet
us 400,000 135,000
Matt Weber
Matt Weber

Back From Break

• Nivel 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The last break of the night has ended, and the last two levels of the night are now underway.



[user217945] • Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Players are taking their last 20-minute break of the night and then will color up the T500 chips before getting back to action.

Dana Castaneda Does it With Aces

• Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Dana Castaneda Here on Day 2
Dana Castaneda Here on Day 2

We heard Dana Castaneda announce a call and watched her table {A-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}, before she stood and walked away from the table.

Matt Weber had moved all in for his big stack, and with {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} he was put in an unenviable position after Castaneda snapped him off.

"Give me a sweat at least," pleaded Weber, knowing he would need a miracle overcome the pocket rockets.

When the flop came {5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{q-Clubs}, Weber got his wish, and he was now drawing to a ten, but the turn ({9-Spades}) and river ({8-Diamonds}) left him lacking.

Castaneda circled the table the whole time, unable to look at the board cards being delivered. When the hand was won, she exhaled in relief, saying "I just don't want to go home." With her huge stack late on Day 2, she most likely won't be going home until tomorrow at the very latest.

Dana Castaneda us
Dana Castaneda
us 584,000 364,000
Matt Weber
Matt Weber
123,000 -232,000

Taguri: Dana CastanedaMatt Weber

Salsberg and Therme Railed

[user217945] • Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Salsberg
Matt Salsberg

Matt Salsberg was eliminated just after the new table draw but we missed the hand. Here's what he had to say about his bust out on twitter:

matt salsberg42 left 3rd in chips at dinner and I bust 31st. A non stop series of unfortunate events.

In an unknown hand at another table, Jonathan Therme was eliminated by Thomas Hall who is on a massive heater and now owns the second biggest stack in the room.

Thomas Hall gb
Thomas Hall
gb 680,000 200,000
Jonathan Therme fr
Jonathan Therme
fr Eliminat
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
ca Eliminat

Putting the Mo in Molissa

• Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

With the final table in sight, the short stacks left in the field know moves must be made to attain that all important goal, and one of those short stacks just doubled through in a highly advantageous position.

Molissa Farber watched Jason Bigelow move all in for the pressure play, and holding {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} she soon fund herself all in as well. Bigelow tabled the {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for a crushed ace-high, and the final board ran out {8-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{3-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} to give Farber a dsperately needed double.

Molissa Farber US
Molissa Farber
US 192,000 133,000
Jason Bigelow ca
Jason Bigelow
ca 64,000 -81,000