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Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship

Dinner Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Players are now on a 90-minute dinner break, which means we are too. Be sure to check back then as we bring you all the latest action, eliminations, and hands from the last four levels of the night.

Maimone Bemoans Chance Encounter

Shamus • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Nick Maimone and Chance Kornuth just got all of the latter's chips in the middle following a {4-Hearts}{9-Spades}{Q-Spades} flop. Maimone had {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for a set of fours, while Kornuth had {A-Spades}{6-Spades} and hopes to see a third spade on board.

Those hopes were fulfilled with the {K-Spades} turn, at the sight of which Maimone voiced his displeasure. And after the {7-Hearts} river Kornuth had doubled to 63,000. Meanwhile, Maimone slips to 27,000.

Tags: Chance KornuthNick Maimone

Farha Flushed

Sam Farha
Sam Farha

On a flop of {Q-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Spades}, Sammy Farha checked from the small blind and the big blind fired out 2,000. Nenad Medic, who was in the cutoff, then popped it to 5,000 only to have Farha wake up with a check-raise to 13,400, which was all of his chips. The small blind got out of the way, Medic made the call, and the cards were turned on their backs.

Farha: {9-Spades}{5-Spades}
Medic: {A-Spades}{10-Spades}

It was a cooler for Farha as he flopped a flush only to run into the nut flush of Medic. The {J-Spades} turn left Farha drawing dead as the {K-Hearts} was put out on the river for good measure. Farha made his way to the exit as Medic chipped up to 39,000.

Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us 39,000
Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
us Busted

Tags: Nenad MedicSammy Farha

More Chip Counts

Eugene Todd us
Eugene Todd
us 70,000 26,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 61,000 50,500
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 53,000
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
us 48,000 -4,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 48,000 7,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 44,000 -17,000
Shane Schleger us
Shane Schleger
us 42,000 -11,000
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
ru 42,000 -17,925
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us 39,000 9,400
Huck Seed us
Huck Seed
us 38,100 1,100
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 36,000 -100
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 35,400 14,650
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 34,500 -12,750
Steve Zolotow us
Steve Zolotow
us 32,550 -10,250
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 28,300 -8,100
David Peters us
David Peters
us 26,500 7,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 23,000 -7,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 21,000 -5,500
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 20,225 3,100
Neil Channing gb
Neil Channing
gb 16,175 -8,275
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 14,275 -2,025
Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
us 13,500 -11,200
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 12,500 -30,500

Nacho Crunched

Shamus • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

The board read {6-Spades}{A-Clubs}{4-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{2-Spades}, and Jose "Nacho" Barbero was facing an all-in shove from Mike Sowers. To call would cost Barbero his full stack of 20,000-ish. Finally he called, and Sowers flipped over {9-Spades}{7-Spades} for the nine-high flush. Whatever Barbero had couldn't beat that, and soon he beat a path out of the Pavilion.

Sowers is up to 84,000.

Tags: Jose BarberoMike Sowers

Racener Loses with Flopped Set


On a flop of {Q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, the player in the big blind checked and John Racener bet 1,400 from the cutoff. The big blind didn't call, but check-raised to 4,300 instead. Racener made the call and then called another 5,000 on the {5-Hearts} turn.

Both players checked the {10-Spades} river and the big blind flipped over {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a flopped flush. Racener showed {3-Spades}{3-Hearts} for a set before tossing his cards in the muck.

John Racener us
John Racener
us 24,350 -23,950

Tags: John Racener

Horses Riding in Tandem

Shamus • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien

Brent Hanks was moved over to Table 44 a little while ago, and when he saw the player sitting to his right, he had four words to say about it.

"Oh, no! Oh, no!"

It was Dan O'Brien. Both players are currently backed by Jason Mercier, as is Allen Bari. "Bring Jason and Allen over here, too," cracked Hanks. Mercier is in this one, although Bari, who is under the weather, is skipping it.

O'Brien currently sits with 50,500, while Hanks has 47,000.

Tags: Brent HanksDan O'Brien

Bonomo Busts Juanda


After action folded around, John Juanda raised to 1,600 from the small blind. Justin Bonomo was in the big blind and three-bet to 4,300. Juanda responded with a four-bet to 10,000, Bonomo moved all in, and Juanda called off for 22,000.

Bonomo: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Juanda: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Juanda was essentially flipping for his tournament life, and he wasn't happy to see the coin fall against him as the flop came down {5-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Bonomo had paired his queen to pull ahead, leaving Juanda looking for one of the two remaining tens. The {2-Hearts} turn wasn't helpful, and neither was the {7-Spades} river.

Juanda failed to make it to the dinner break while Bonomo is sitting with a healthy 53,000.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 53,000 19,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id Busted

Tags: John JuandaJustin Bonomo

Froehlich Tests Lester

Shamus • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

An interesting little blind-vs.-blind hand between Eric "E-Fro" Froehlich and Jason Lester just took place. Back-and-forthing between the two built a pot of about 5,000 by the river, with the board showing {9-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Spades}{7-Spades}. Froehlich tossed out a bet of 3,200, and after a bit of a think Lester made the call.

Froehlich tabled {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}. "King high," intoned the dealer. Then Lester turned over his hand -- {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}. The pair shared a laugh as the pot was divided between them.

Froehlich has a little over 70,000 at present, while Lester has about 60,000.

Tags: Eric FroehlichJason Lester