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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
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Pierce Probably Makes the Right Laydown

[user196975] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Paul Pierce has been busy on the felt all day. It seems each time we pass by his table he's in a hand. We found this hand on the turn with the board reading {2-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} and a 7,000 pot. WIth two other players in the hand the big blind checked, Pierce bet 2,500 and an older gentleman called. The big blind folded and the river came {5-Clubs}.

Pierce led out with 5,000 and the older gentleman min-raised to 10,000. Pierce kept his gaze on the man and folded his cards. Pierce has slipped a bit, chipping down to around 65,000.

Tags: Paul Pierce

Rainbow Orbicular November Dream Enhancers

[user135779]
Roger Jensen
Roger Jensen
85,500 55,500
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi
81,900 6,800
Jim Kendrick
Jim Kendrick
68,500
Jameson Painter
Jameson Painter
64,700 12,000
Michael Skender
Michael Skender
61,600 26,000
Justin Cohen
Justin Cohen
60,500 16,400
Sarah Herzali
Sarah Herzali
55,300 -6,000
Claire Renault
Claire Renault
51,900 -8,200
Jason Potter
Jason Potter
44,000 9,400
Bryan Huang
Bryan Huang
43,000 5,700
Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson
37,500 8,000
Paul Pritchett
Paul Pritchett
34,400 -21,600
Braden Murphy
Braden Murphy
30,400 3,600
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb 28,000 -10,100
Amanda Baker
Amanda Baker
28,000 17,400
Matt Hawrilenko
Matt Hawrilenko
28,000
Svetlana Gromenkova
Svetlana Gromenkova
26,300
Tyler Patterson
Tyler Patterson
25,400 3,400
Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante
24,000 -2,900
Barny Boatman
Barny Boatman
17,900 100
Tom McEvoy us
Tom McEvoy
us 13,300 -19,200
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us 11,600 -6,500
Karina Jett us
Karina Jett
us 6,100 -1,600
Casey Kelton
Casey Kelton
Busted

From Inside the Mothership

Shamus • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

The main feature table -- located inside the so-called "mothership" -- has been a fairly quiet scene for most of the day, with the surrounding seats mostly empty as the players have mostly wordlessly played through the first almost-four levels.

Defending champ Jonathan Duhamel scored an exciting double-up mid-afternoon, but has slipped over the last couple of hours to a below-average stack. He now sits with about 17,000. Michael DeMichele has been short since early on, and presently is nursing a stack of about 8,500.

Meanwhile, Nathan Amar is the one whose enjoyed the day and early evening the most over there, amassing a stack of about 115,000.

Tags: Jonathan DuhamelMichael DeMicheleNathan Amar

C-H-I-P-P-I-N-G U-P

2002 Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner Praytush Buddiga has steadily been adding to his stack all day. Most recently he raised to 700 from middle position and the player on the button called.

After the flop came {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} all it took was a bet of 800 chips from Buddiga to convince his opponent to fold. After the hand he was up to around 60,000.

Praytush Buddiga
Praytush Buddiga
60,000 11,000

Tags: Praytush Buddiga

Hellmuth Getting Short

123md • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Picking up the action on an {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{10-Spades} board, Phil Hellmuth called 6,000 from Rick Rahim to see the {9-Spades} hit the river.

Hellmuth checked to Rahim who fired 15,000. Hellmuth went into the tank, telling Rahim he flopped a flush.

"You are supposed to be a professional? What a bad read," said Rahim.

"I have the flush," responded Hellmuth.

Hellmuth called after about 30 seconds, but was none too happy to see Rahim turn over {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a full house.

Hellmuth is down to about 8,000, while Rahim is up to roughly 55,000.

Tags: Phil HellmuthRick Rahim

Dan O'Brien Out

[user196975] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Dan O'Brien ousted.
Dan O'Brien ousted.

We passed by Dan O'Brien's former table and found his chair unoccupied. From what we gathered he hand an up and down Broadway draw but was against someone who flopped two pair holding {K-} {Q-}. O'Brien didn't hit any of his outs and has been knocked out.

Tags: Dan O'Brien

Boatman on the Rocks

[user135779]

Our PokerNews reporter picked up the action on a board that read {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, where a player in middle position checked to Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman, who led out for 2,200 from the button.

The middle position player check-raised to 8,000 and Boatman called before the river {J-Hearts}, where the middle position player splashed out 10,000. Boatman called, but wasn't all that thrilled to see that his rival had tabled {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}.

"I had a set too," Boatman lamented. "I had sixes."

Yikes. It could have been worse!

Barny Boatman
Barny Boatman
17,800 -7,200

Tags: Barny Boatman

Brecardinal Sin

Homer

Julien Brecard has dropped to 61,000. He opened in middle position to 725 and got one caller as they saw an {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop. Brecard fired out 1,100 and was call before he tried a second bullet on the {A-Clubs} turn for 1,600 but again he was called.

The river was the {K-Clubs} and this time the Frenchman check-called a bet of 3,000 only to muck when he was shown {A-Hearts}{J-Spades} for the pot.

Julien Brecard
Julien Brecard
61,000 10,000

Tags: Julien Brecard