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Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
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Greg Dyer Eliminated in 17th Place ($43,976)

Chad_Holloway
Greg Dyer (17th Place- $43,976)
Greg Dyer (17th Place- $43,976)

Greg Dyer raised to 30,000 from the cutoff and received a call from Jeremy Menard in the big blind. Menard then checked the {3-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} flop, allowing Dyer to continuation bet 50,000. Menard sprang to action with a check-raise to 132,000, Dyer moved all in for right around 400,000, and Menard made the call.

Dyer: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Menard: {K-Spades}{9-Spades}

The king on the flop no doubt made Dyer's big slick more appealing, but Menard had outflopped him with two pair. The {8-Clubs} turn changed nothing, and neither did the {7-Hearts} river. Dyer was eliminated in 17th place while Menard is up to 1.73 million.

Jeremy Menard us
Jeremy Menard
us 1,730,000 620,000
Greg Dyer us
Greg Dyer
us Busted

Tags: Greg DyerJeremy Menard

Daniel Reijmer Eliminated in 18th Place ($43,976)

[user101598] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Daniel Reijmer - 18th Place
Daniel Reijmer - 18th Place

The action folded to Daniel Reijmer who open-shoved for around 270,000 from the small blind. Chris Moorman called out of the big, and the hands were turned over.

Daniel Reijmer: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Moorman: {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

There was a jack on the {8-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{j-Spades} flop, but Moorman retook the lead when the {a-Clubs} fell on the turn. The {5-Clubs} on the river was a brick, and Reijmer was eliminated in 18th place, taking home $43,976.

Tags: Chris MoormanDaniel Reijmer

Lamb & Grospellier in Contention for their Second Bracelet of 2011

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Yesterday, we ran a little blurb on two story lines to keep an eye on. Given that both players are still in and it is applicable to Day 3, we thought we'd run it again!

With the field rapidly dwindling, there are a couple of interesting storylines to keep an eye on, both involving 2011 World Series of Poker Bracelet winners.

The first is that of Ben Lamb, who is fresh off a victory in Event #42 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Lamb navigated a stacked field of 361 players to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet and the accompanying $814,436 first-place prize. Combine that with his second-place finish in Event #31 Pot-Limit Omaha, for which he earned $259,918, and you’re looking at the current leader in the WSOP Player-of-the-Year Race. Not including this event, Lamb has 486.25 points, which is more than 60 points ahead of his nearest competitor.

Lamb’s deep run in this event is especially impressive as he literally entered it less than an hour after winning the PLO Championship. With a second gold bracelet, POY points, and the biggest first-place prize of the WSOP (thus far) up for grabs, Lamb is certainly worth keeping an eye on headed to Day 3.

Joining Lamb in the spotlight is none other than Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, who has three cashes so far this WSOP. Of course his most notable came in Event #21 Seven Card Stud Championship when he defeated Steve Landfish in a back-and-forth heads-up match to claim the $331,639 prize, not to mention his first gold bracelet. Grospellier currently sits in 18th on the POY Leaderboard with 299.25 points, a total he is guaranteed to add to no matter where he finishes in this event.

Capturing two bracelets in the same year is rare, let alone in two Championship Events. Both Lamb and Grospellier have the opportunity to accomplish that here in Event #46. If either are able to do so, it’ll no doubt go a long way in helping them compete for the coveted POY title.

Tags: Ben LambBertrand Grospellier

Redraw!

[user101598] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Table 278

SeatPlayerChips
1Matthew Hyman475,000
2Daniel Reijmer270,000
3Chris Moorman1,620,000
4Lee Markholt540,000
5Ben Lamb770,000
6Ben Tollerene750,000

Table 279

SeatPlayerChips
1Nick Grippo700,000
2Gabe Patgorski650,000
3Greg Dyer480,000
4Tristan Wade230,000
5William Thorson390,000
6Jeremy Menard1,110,000

Table 280

SeatPlayerChips
1Joe Ebanks1,180,000
2Chris DeMaci980,000
3Taylor Paur1,125,000
4Tyler Smith190,000
5Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier1,710,000
6Mike Sowers900,000

Chris Klodnicki Eliminated in 19th Place ($35,377)

Chad_Holloway
Chris Klodnicki (19th Place- $35,377)
Chris Klodnicki (19th Place- $35,377)

Action folded around to a short-stacked Chris Klodnicki on the button and he shoved for his last 140,000. Gabe Patgorski responded by moving all in from the small blind, which ended up isolating Klodnicki.

Patgorski: {K-}{J-}
Klodnicki: {10-}{6-}

They weren't the best of hands, but Patgorski was ahead. The {4-}{9-}{10-} flop paired Klodnicki and gave him some hope; however, ti was quickly dashed when the {Q-} spiked on the turn and gave Patgorski the nut straight. Klodnicki was drawing dead and eliminated in 19th place.

Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
us 650,000 152,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us Busted

Tags: Chris KlodnickiGabe Patgorski

David Benefield Eliminated in 20th Place ($35,377)

Chad_Holloway
David Benefield (20th Place- $35,377)
David Benefield (20th Place- $35,377)

Taylor Paur opened for 26,000 from the cutoff and was met with an all-in three-bet to 316,000 by David Benefield on the button. The small blind got out of the way, but Chris Moorman surprised everyone by moving all in from the big.

"Whoops," Benefield said after Paur had folded.

Benefield: {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Moorman: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

While Benefield had picked a bad spot, it seemed his ill timing might pay off when the {10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop delivered him a flush draw and gut-shot straight draw. Benefield allowed a smile to creep across his face as he had picked up a decent sweat. With two chances at it, the dealer burned and turned the {2-Hearts}. A blank if there ever was one.

Down to his last chance, Benefield leaned in close as the {10-Hearts} was put out on the river. Benefield bricked and was subsequently eliminated in 20th place; meanwhile, Moorman vaulted into the chip lead.

Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 1,660,000 202,000
David Benefield us
David Benefield
us Busted

Tags: Chris MoormanDavid BenefieldTaylor Paur

Menard Doubles

[user101598]
Jeremy Menard doubles
Jeremy Menard doubles

Jeremy Menard had the button and opened to 26,000 when it folded to him. Mike Sowers three-bet to 52,000 from the big blind, Menard four-bet to 126,000, and Sowers called.

The flop fell down {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, Sowers checked, and Menard slid out 170,000. Sowers swiftly grabbed a large stack of green T25,000 chips and dropped them in front of him.

"Would that put me all in?" Menard asked the dealer, who nodded, "yes."

Menard called all in for 395,000, and the hands were flipped.

Menard: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Sowers: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Menard was in great shape, and secured the double when the turn and river came {4-Spades}, {3-Clubs} respectively.

Jeremy Menard us
Jeremy Menard
us 1,075,000 538,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 910,000 -558,000

Tags: Jeremy MenardMike Sowers

Russell Carson Eliminated in 22nd Place; Thorsten Schafer in 21st ($35,377 Each)

Chad_Holloway
Thorsten Schafer (21st Place- $35,377)
Thorsten Schafer (21st Place- $35,377)

Ben Lamb raised to 30,000 under the gun and was met with an all-in reraise of 254,000 by Russell Carson. Action really picked up when Thorsten Schafer, who was on the button, moved all in over the top for 484,000. As if that wasn't enough, Joe Ebanks quickly called from the big blind. Lamb seemed shocked by the turn of events and wisely decided to get out of the ways.

Ebanks: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Schafer: {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Carson: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

Both Carson and Schafer knew they were in big trouble, especially considering they were sharing cards. After the flop came down {5-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, the two at-risk players stood from the table and prepared to make their exit. The {8-Diamonds} fell harmlessly on the turn, followed by the {5-Hearts} on the river.

Carson, who started the hand with the smallest stack, was eliminated in 22nd place; meanwhile, Schafer was sent packing in 21st place.

Joe Ebanks us
Joe Ebanks
us 1,500,000 607,000
Thorsten Schafer de
Thorsten Schafer
de Busted
Russell Carson ca
Russell Carson
ca Busted

Tags: Ben LambJoe EbanksRussell CarsonThorsten Schafer