Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
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The View from Behind Slotboom's Stack

Shamus • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

It folded around to Rolf Slotboom on the button, who carefully checked his cards. Carefully so as not to tip over the tall column of chips he has sitting before him, topped by a number of black chips, a few yellows, a couple of oranges, and a precariously balanced box of wintergreen-flavored Tic Tacs.

The toboggan-wearing Dutch player looked down from underneath his mirrored visor glasses, looked at his cards, and raised to 1,325.

It folded to the short-stacked player in the big blind. "Please let me have something," he said, noting with distress his sub-5,000 chip stack. "Now would be the time." He looked at his cards, exhaled, and folded face up -- {2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Slotboom showed one card -- the {A-Clubs} -- and took the small pot, adding the chips to his tower. Slotboom has about 26,000 now.

On the next hand there was a raise and reraise and it folded back to Mr. Short Stack.

"Now would be the time," he said.

"You say that every hand!" grinned Slotboom.

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Jack Master Hollink

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It was folded around to Dan Fleyshman who raised to 900 on the button. Rob Hollink called from the big blind and then check-called an 1,125 bet from Fleyshman on the {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop. Both players checked the {3-Clubs} turn and Hollink led for 3,100 on the river. Fleyshman made the call and was shown the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} of Hollink which was good to take down the pot.

Rob Hollink
Rob Hollink
44,000 14,000
Dan Fleyshman
Dan Fleyshman
30,000 -2,500

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Chippies!

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We just went through the orange sections, and here are the updated counts of the notables as we enter the last level of play.

David Diaz
David Diaz
115,000 -9,000
Chris MacFarland
Chris MacFarland
115,000 -35,000
Raymond Rahme
Raymond Rahme
110,000 16,000
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 102,000 -7,000
Jani Sointula
Jani Sointula
73,000 -7,000
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra
73,000 4,000
Scott Montgomery ca
Scott Montgomery
ca 72,000 -5,525
Fatima Moreira De Melo
Fatima Moreira De Melo
68,000
Mickey Appleman
Mickey Appleman
67,000 28,000
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 60,500 -4,500
Chris Bjorin
Chris Bjorin
60,000 19,000
Kenny Nguyen
Kenny Nguyen
52,000 -13,000
John Cernuto
John Cernuto
51,000 -9,000
Soi Nguyen
Soi Nguyen
51,000 1,000
Tristan Clemencon
Tristan Clemencon
37,000 1,000
Tommy Le
Tommy Le
36,000 24,000
Nam Le
Nam Le
34,000 -1,000
Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
32,000 800
Rob Hollink
Rob Hollink
30,000 2,000
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 29,000 -2,400
Mel Judah
Mel Judah
28,000 3,000
Dutch Boyd
Dutch Boyd
27,000 4,500
Jan Heitmann
Jan Heitmann
27,000 -2,000
Sammy Farha
Sammy Farha
27,000 -5,000
Tatjana Pasalic
Tatjana Pasalic
25,000

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A Few Chip Counts From Around the Room

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Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem
123,000 3,000
Ronnie Jackson
Ronnie Jackson
94,000 -26,000
Barry Shulman
Barry Shulman
64,000 34,500
Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
61,000 -10,000
59,000 -11,000
Vince Van Patten
Vince Van Patten
51,000 13,000
41,000
Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings
31,000 -1,000
Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad
30,000 -3,000
24,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 23,000 -41,000
20,000 -2,500
20,000 6,000
Lee Markholt
Lee Markholt
20,000 -5,000
16,000 -27,000
Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz
15,000 -2,500

Sammy Scoops on New Table

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A player in mid-position opened for 850 and Sammy Farha who was freshly moved to the table immediately raised to 2,500 right behind him in the hijack. The player called and checked on the {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop. Farha fired 3,500 which was enough to take down the pot when his opponent folded.

Sammy Farha
Sammy Farha
32,000 9,500

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Yellowsub Gives Up

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When we got to the table, we saw the button with 2,550 in front of himself and Jeff Williams with 7,750 in front of himself which we assume was his raise. The button came back with another raise to 14,750 total and Williams folded fairly quickly. The hand brought Williams back down to just over his starting stack.

Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams
31,200 -8,800

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"Scramble and Gamble"

Shamus • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

So said the tournament director just now to the dealers, coming up with yet another creative bit of cliché avoidance. The last level of the night is underway.

A rough count shows that 639 of the 897 who began the day have made it through to the start of Level 5.

Level:
5
Blinds:
200/400
Ante:
50

Let's Take a Break

Shamus • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Time for one last 20-minute break tonight, after which players will return for one more 120-minute level before calling it a night.

Queens for Maria

Shamus • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Maria Ho was just all in with her tourney life on the line with {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and up against an opponent's {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}.

The flop came {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}, and Ho's hand remained best. The {10-Hearts} fell on the turn, eliciting an "uh oh" from one of her tablemates. But the river was the {K-Clubs}, and Ho doubles back to about 28,000 as we head to the break.

"Never easy," said Ho afterwards as she stacked her chips.

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