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

Tollerene Takes Some Off ElkY


On a flop of {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, Ben Tollerene check-called a bet of 55,000 from Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. When the dealer burn and turned the {K-Spades}, Tollerene check-called another bet, this time 122,000, and the {5-Hearts} was put out on the river. Both players checked, prompting Tollerene to show the winning {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}.

Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 2,900,000 360,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 1,020,000 -460,000

Tags: Ben TollereneBertrand Grospellier

Action Slowing

Chad_Holloway • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

We've had a lull in the action since combining to two tables. Here are two examples of the sort of hands we've been seeing:

#1: Chris Moorman raised to 45,000 under the gun and watched as action folded to Taylor Paur in the big blind. Paur thought for a few moments before three-betting to 104,000, which prompted Moorman to fold.

#2: Jeremy Menard raised to 55,000 under the gun and Matthew Hyman defended from the big blind. Both players checked the {7-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{J-Hearts} flop, leading to the {4-Diamonds} turn. At this point, Hyman bet out 62,000 and Menard snap-folded.

Tags: Chris MoormanTaylor PaurMatthew HymanJeremy Menard

Redraw Part Deux

[user101598] • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Table 279

1Taylor Paur610,000
2Chris Moorman1,250,000
3Jeremy Menard1,510,000
4Matthew Hyman570,000
5Mike Sowers460,000
6Ben Lamb615,000

Table 280

1Tristan Wade835,000
2Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier1,480,000
3Ben Tollerene2,540,000
4Joe Ebanks2,100,000
5Nick Grippo1,260,000
6Christopher DeMaci920,000

William Thorson Eliminated in 13th Place ($43,976)

William Thorson (13th Place- $43,976)
William Thorson (13th Place- $43,976)

Tristan Wade raised to 42,000 from the cutoff and William Thorson responded by moving all in for 260,000 on the button. The blinds got out of the way and Wade made the call.

Wade: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Thorson: {K-Spades}{J-Spades}

Thorson was behind, but he held live cards and was looking for a king, jack, or spade. Unfortunately for him, the {2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop delivered none of them. The {3-Spades} wasn't any help, leaving Thorson looking for a king or jack on the river. The dealer burned and put out the {A-Diamonds}, the last card Thorson would see in this tournament.

He was eliminated in 13th place while Wade chipped up to over 800K.

Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 835,000 284,000
William Thorson se
William Thorson
se Busted

Tags: William ThorsonTristan Wade

Gabe Patgorski Eliminated in 14th Place ($43,976)

[user101598] • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Gabe Patgorski - 14th Place
Gabe Patgorski - 14th Place

After a series of raises, Gabe Patgorski was all in and at risk holding {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} against the {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} of Nick Grippo. Grippo had Patgorski crushed, and remained ahead as the board ran {3-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

Patgorski was eliminated in 14th place, good for $43,976, while Grippo is now above a million chips.

Tags: Gabe PatgorskiNick Grippo


Approximate Chip Counts

Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 2,332,000 52,000
Joe Ebanks us
Joe Ebanks
us 2,273,000 273,000
Jeremy Menard us
Jeremy Menard
us 1,512,000 -218,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 1,506,000 -304,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 1,282,000 82,000
Christopher DeMaci us
Christopher DeMaci
us 812,000 -48,000
Matthew Hyman mx
Matthew Hyman
mx 732,000 -43,000
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
us 632,000 22,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 628,000 -142,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 584,000 -136,000
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
us 554,000 -96,000
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 551,000 -13,000
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 503,000 -172,000
William Thorson se
William Thorson
se 332,000 -58,000

Break Time

Chad_Holloway • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Players are now on their first 20-minute break of the day.

Tollerene Takes from Moorman

[user101598] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Chris Moorman opened to 36,000 from the cutoff seat, Ben Tollerene three-bet to 125,000 from the big blind, and Moorman called.

The flop fell down {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs}, and Tollerene led for 120,000. Moorman tank-called.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds}, and Tollerene led again - this time for 260,000. Moorman decided to get out of the way, and Tollerene picked up the pot.

Tags: Ben TollereneChris Moorman

Tyler Smith Eliminated in 15th Place ($43,976)

Tyler Smith (15th Place- $43,976)
Tyler Smith (15th Place- $43,976)

Action folded to Joe Ebanks in the cutoff and he put in a raise to 37,000. Both the button and small blind folded, but Tyler Smith resisted with a three-bet all in for around 400,000. Ebanks made the call and Smith was at risk,

Ebanks: {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Smith {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

Smith had some major kicker problems and the {4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop wasn't much help, though it did give him chop outs. The {2-Clubs} turn added to those chop outs, but the {J-Spades} river sealed Smith's fate as our 15th-place finisher.

Joe Ebanks us
Joe Ebanks
us 2,000,000 820,000
Tyler Smith us
Tyler Smith
us Busted

Tags: Tyler SmithJoe Ebanks