Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $2,815,200
Players 3128

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Ilya Andreev Eliminated in 6th Place ($83,498)

Ilya Andreev - 6th Place
Ilya Andreev - 6th Place

The action folded to Ilya Andreev on the button, and he moved all in for about 535,000 chips.

Next to speak, Shawn Busse made the call and tabled pocket aces. Andreev showed {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and without help from the {5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} board is our 6th place finisher.

Busse is now up to 2,300,000 chips.

Tags: Ilya AndreevShawn Busse

Raise and Take It


No flops since that last one in which Owen Crowe check-raised Chaun Shi out of the hand.

The pattern has been either one of the two big stacks -- Crowe or Shawn Busse -- taking the blinds and antes with a standard preflop raise, or one of the other four -- Shi, Wenlong Jin, Pekka Ikonen, or Ilya Andreev -- open-raising all in(or occasionally reraising all in) and winning when the others all fold.

Of the short stacks, Shi has been the most active, but all four are still below 1 million and staring up at Crowe's 3.8 million and Busse's 2.4 million.

Crowe Cruising


Chuan Shi raised to 125,000 from the cutoff, and Owen Crowe called from the big blind.

The flop came {6-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Crowe checked, and Shi quickly tossed out eight green (25,000) chips in front of him -- a bet of 200,000. Crowe then announced he was reraising all in, and the 21-year-old Shi sat leaning forward on the table for a couple of minutes studying the situation.

Finally, Shi let his hand go. Crowe extends his chip lead, moving to about 3.8 million. Shi has 790,000.

Tags: Chuan ShiOwen Crowe

Play Resumes; Updated Chip Counts


Players are back. And here are their stacks:

Owen Crowe -- 3.595 million
Shawn Busse -- 2.595 million
Chuan Shi -- 1.075 million
Wenlong Jin -- 690,000
Pekka Ikonen -- 680,000
Ilya Andreev -- 575,000

Fast Break


We're now on a 5-minute break. All the players went to the bathroom.

Shi Doubles Through Busse


Shawn Busse opened under the gun for 125,000, and it folded to Chuan Shi who announced he was all in for his last 380,000 from the small blind. Ilya Andreev folded the BB, and after a moment Busse called.

Busse showed {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Shi {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. The board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, meaning Shi's hand was best. He doubles to about 800,000, while Busse is still over 2.9 million.

Tags: Chuan ShiShawn Busse


Jason Mann Eliminated in 7th Place ($62,553)

Jason Mann - 7th Place
Jason Mann - 7th Place

Owen Crowe opened the pot with a 90,000-chip raise in middle position and the action folded to Jason Mann in the big blind.

Mann moved all in for about 600,000 chips and was called.

Mann: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Crowe: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The board spread {4-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Mann is our 7th place finisher. Crowe is now up to 3,620,000 chips.

Tags: Jason MannOwen Crowe

Allan Bække Eliminated in 8th Place ($47,379)

Allan Bække - 8th place
Allan Bække - 8th place

The table had folded to Allan Bække in the small blind who announced he was all in for his entire stack of about 750,000. Shawn Busse didn't waste much time calling from the big blind.

Bække tabled {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and Busse {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. The flop came {6-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Busse was still in front. The turn was the {Q-Hearts}, giving Bække some more outs, but the river was the {6-Clubs} and the EPT Snowfest Main Event winner was eliminated in eighth place.

With that hand, we have seen our two chip leaders entering the day -- Adam White and Bække -- become the first two eliminations at the final table.

Busse has the lead, moving up close to the 3.3 million mark.

Tags: Allan BækkeShawn Busse

Adam White Eliminated in 9th Place ($36,287)

Adam White - 9th Place
Adam White - 9th Place

Owen Crowe opened the pot in middle position with a 95,000-chip raise. In the cutoff seat, Adam White moved all in for an additional 270,000 chips. Crowe called.

White: {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Crowe: {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Flop: {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} gutshot straight draw for Crowe
Turn: {4-Hearts} a few more outs for Crowe
River: {9-Hearts}

Pair of nines for Crowe and White is our 9th place finisher. Crowe is now up to 2,810,000.

Tags: Adam WhiteOwen Crowe