Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
Days:

Peng Pinged

[user66118] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Vanessa Peng
Vanessa Peng

It looks like Vanessa Peng was the preflop raiser from under the gun, but we only joined the three-way flop as the dealer was spreading out {7-Spades} {8-Hearts} {2-Diamonds}. Peng's continuation bet of 2,200 got her heads-up with one opponent, but he'd end up being a pest for the remainder of the hand. Peng check-called a bet of 3,500 from the gentleman after the {A-Diamonds} turn, and he bet another 5,000 following the {3-Diamonds} river. Peng didn't like it, but she flicked the single calling chip into the pot.

The gentleman showed {A-Clubs} {8-Clubs} for top two pair, and Peng silently mucked, dropping back under starting stack to about 24,000.

Tags: Vanessa Peng

Lightning Loses Some

[user101598] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Shawn Keller
Shawn Keller

Shawn "Lightning" Keller opened to 1,100 in late position, and was called by a player on the button, and another in the small blind. The dealer fanned {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, the player in the small blind checked, and Keller continued for 1,700. Only the player on the button called.

The two knuckled after the {5-Spades} turned, and the river was the {7-Diamonds}. Keller checked, and his opponent tossed out 3,900. Keller tank-folded, and saw his stack drop to 62,000 chips.

Tags: Shawn Keller

Kim Eliminated

Chad_Holloway

As we were working at our desk, we noticed former November Niner Kelly Kim make his way through the exit doors. A quick check of his old seat confirms that he has been eliminated from the tournament.

Kelly Kim us
Kelly Kim
us Busted

Tags: Kelly Kim

Deep in Purple

Homer
Lars Bonding
Lars Bonding
82,000 4,000
Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton
51,000 18,400
David Vamplew
David Vamplew
49,000 20,500
Marc Karam
Marc Karam
48,000 -20,000
Jan Philippi
Jan Philippi
46,500 -16,500
Steve Dannenmann
Steve Dannenmann
45,000 14,000
Johan van Til nl
Johan van Til
nl 44,000
Scott Clements
Scott Clements
43,000 22,000
Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert
43,000 14,500
Robert Varkonyi
Robert Varkonyi
40,000 2,000
Jeff Lisandro
Jeff Lisandro
38,500 -11,500
Matt Matros
Matt Matros
37,500 -46,500
Dave Williams
Dave Williams
32,500 -29,500
Matt Stout
Matt Stout
27,000 -8,000
Julian Thew gb
Julian Thew
gb 26,500 11,900
Chau Giang
Chau Giang
25,000 -8,000
19,000
Francesco Torres
Francesco Torres
Busted
Alex Bolotin us
Alex Bolotin
us Busted

FBT DBLS 2 6K

[user196975] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

A very short stacked Greg "FBT" Mueller put his remaining 3,250 all in from the button. The small blind called, the big blind folded and the hands were tabled.

Mueller: {K-Clubs} {6-Spades}
Small Blind: {5-Spades} {5-Hearts}

The board ran {2-Spades} {4-Clubs} {7-Clubs} {6-Clubs} {A-Hearts} and Mueller doubled to just over 6,000. As the hand was being played out the ESPN camera swarmed his table. "That double up ended up costing me money, I'm still getting a massage," Mueller said.

The camera crew gave him a few chuckles and left the table. "Hey, don't go too far," Mueller said pointing to his stack.

Tags: Greg Mueller

Suied Life

[user66118] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Danny Suied was just the beneficiary of a pretty nice pot that nearly doubled him up.

It began with Mr. Soon-to-be-eliminated raising to 1,500, and Suied three-bet him to 4,100. The gentleman called, and they check-checked through the {J-} {K-} {6-} flop. The turn came a red {10-}, and Mr. Opponent fired out with a big bet of 10,000. Suied raised all in for the ~20,000 effective chips his opponent had left, and the call came quickly.

It was ace-king for the at-risk player, and Suied's {A-} {Q-} already had him drawing dead to a chop. The river was a blank, though, and Suied is up over 80,000 after sending another player to the exit.

Tags: Danny Suied

Chen Cruising Along

[user66118] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

On the turn of a {4-Spades} {2-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} board, we watched Andrew Chen flat-call a bet of 2,400 from the small blind. The river was the {6-Spades} to fill out the board, and Chen called another bet, 6,200 this time.

Chen showed down the best hand, {10-Hearts} {10-Spades}, and that pot moves him up to 133,000 as his steady push through Day 1d continues.

Tags: Andrew Chen

Hinkle Folds on River

donpeters

With a paired board of {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{9-Spades} laid out in the middle, two players checked to Grant Hinkle. Hinkle bet 800 and the first player, a woman, check-raised to 2,100. The next player folded and Hinkle called.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and the woman bet 2,000. Hinkle called.

The river was the {9-Clubs} and the woman bet 5,000. Hinkle folded and gave up the pot.

Grant Hinkle
Grant Hinkle
40,000 -4,000

Tags: Grant Hinkle

Who Will Join the List?

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Today is the last of the four starting days, meaning by night's end we'll have four chip leaders from their respective days. The big question is, who'll represent Day 1d?

Top Day 1 Chip Counts

DayPlayerHometownChip Count
1aFred BergerLas Vegas, NV209,000
1bBen LambTulsa, OK188,925
1cKevin SongDiamond Bar, CA163,325
1d?????????