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Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Royally Flushed


Christian Jeppsson is up to 188,500 after eliminating a short-stacked player in a most unfortunate fashion.

The player's chips all in preflop with {a-}{k-} against Jeppsson's {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

Board: {k-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

Yup, that's a royal flush right there. First one this blogger has seen personally this Series. The hapless player hit the rail with nothing more than an almost-min-cash and a very sad story.

Tags: Christian Jeppsson

Chip Count-a-Rama

Sasha Rosewood
Sasha Rosewood
320,000 15,000
Stephen Cellucci
Stephen Cellucci
310,000 60,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 260,000 5,000
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 257,000 -23,000
Adam Sandelovsky
Adam Sandelovsky
240,000 30,000
Christopher Kolla
Christopher Kolla
238,000 73,000
Jean Larosiliere
Jean Larosiliere
225,000 35,000
Thien Nguyen
Thien Nguyen
225,000 -45,000
James Mackey us
James Mackey
us 200,000 -20,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 185,000 -10,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 145,000 -15,000
Tomer Berda us
Tomer Berda
us 140,000 -55,000
Cherie Beasley
Cherie Beasley
95,000 15,000
Rayan Nathan
Rayan Nathan
Tom Franklin us
Tom Franklin
us 88,000 -64,000
Gabe Costner
Gabe Costner
86,000 -54,000

Singing the Blues


David Singer is down to 158,000 after doubling up another player. The happy doubler-upper was holding {a-}{q-} on a queen-high board when we arrived and Singer was holding {a-}{10-}; our best guess is that the chips went in preflop. Singer didn't look at all like he wanted pay up but eventually he did, and then immediately set to texting someone - presumably to tell them the bad news.

He's still in no trouble though - he's at 158,000 after that.

Tags: David Singer

Payout for Yuen


Young British hopeful Sida Yuen is bust. We didn't catch what he had, just that he couldn't beat his opponent's pocket nines. They bumped fists in a most gentlemanly manner and Yuen was gone.

Tags: Sida Yuen



We can only hope that whatever gremlins were plaguing the payout system have now been exorcised. Either way cards are now back in the air with 44 minutes remaining of this level.

Stop the Action


We're having computer difficulties with the payout system. The clock is stopped with 44 minutes left in this level. The tournament director requested that we take a 20-minute break, but the request was denied - at first. While writing this however, it was announced that we are in fact taking a 20-minute break. Fault technology for this one folks.