Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
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Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $8,451,000
Players 6260

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 150,000

Highlights

Highlights

Steve Billirakis Eliminated in 11th Place ($71,880)

ajlamers • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Steve Billirakis
Steve Billirakis

Steve Billirakis opened to 650,000 from the cutoff and Chris Chong three-bet to 1,825,000 out of the small blind. The action was back on Billirakis who four-bet shoved all in for 9,105,000. Chong thought for a minute and then closed his eyes as he stuck in the chips to call.

Chris Chong: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Steve Billirakis: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

Billirakis held the superior pocket pair and was in great shape to double up. That was until the dealer fanned the flop of {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} with the jack right in the window. The {10-Diamonds} on the turn gave Billirakis an open-ended straight draw, but the {10-Hearts} on the river only improved Chong to a full house. Billirakis was eliminated in 11th place and the remaining 10 players will now redraw for seats at the unofficial final table.

Chris Chong sg
Chris Chong
sg 21,800,000 12,200,000
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us Busted

Tags: Chris ChongSteve Billirakis

Carroll Flops a Boat

will_shill • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

On a {9-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop, James Carroll checked, as did Tommy Nguyen, and Francis Rusnak bet 500,000. Carroll was the only caller.

Carroll check-called a bet of 1,175,000 on the {10-Diamonds} turn and the river was the {a-Spades}. Carroll checked for a third time and Rusnak moved all in. Carroll snap-called with {9-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Rusnak showed {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs} on the way to the muck. Carroll's double was for 3,720,000.

James Carroll us
James Carroll
us 11,000,000 3,500,000
Francis Rusnak us
Francis Rusnak
us 6,900,000 -4,620,000

Tags: Francis RusnakJames CarrollTommy Nguyen

Daniel Sprung Eliminated in 12th Place ($71,880)

ajlamers • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Daniel Sprung
Daniel Sprung

Daniel Sprung was sitting on around five big blinds and moved all in for just over 1,500,000 from under the gun. Francis Rusnak re-shoved all in from the small blind and James Carroll folded his big blind.

Francis Rusnak: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Daniel Sprung: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

Rusnak was ahead with his ace high and things didn't change when the flop came {q-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}. The {a-Clubs} on the turn gave Rusnak a pair and Sprung was left with a straight draw. The {8-Diamonds} on the river bricked off and Sprung was eliminated in 12th place.

Francis Rusnak us
Francis Rusnak
us 11,520,000 2,520,000
Daniel Sprung us
Daniel Sprung
us Busted

Tags: Daniel SprungFrancis RusnakJames Carroll

Corbett Calls Down Chong

will_shill • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

In a blind-on-blind confrontation on a {10-Hearts}{k-Spades}{10-Spades} flop, Daniel Corbett bet 300,000 and Chris Chong raised to 800,000. Corbett called.

Both players checked the {q-Spades} turn and the river was the {a-Clubs}. Corbett checked to Chong who bet 1,500,000. Corbett took his time before eventually calling.

Chong showed {9-Clubs}{5-Spades} allowing Corbett to take down the pot with {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for two pair, kings and fives.

Daniel Corbett gb
Daniel Corbett
gb 16,500,000 3,800,000
Chris Chong sg
Chris Chong
sg 9,600,000 -4,000,000

Tags: Chris ChongDaniel Corbett

Billirakis Hits an Ace from Space

ajlamers • Level 36: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Harald Sammer raised to 650,000 from the cutoff and Steve Billirakis three-bet jammed all in for 4,940,000 in the big blind. Sammer instantly called and the cards were tabled with Sammer in the lead.

Steve Billirakis: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Harald Sammer: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

The flop came {9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Sammer still held a comfortable lead with his pair of queens. The {k-Spades} on the turn was no help to Billirakis, but the {a-Hearts} on the river was just what he was looking for. It was Billirakis' turn to spike the river and he earned himself a double-up.

Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us 10,100,000 5,700,000
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 6,400,000 -5,000,000

Tags: Harald SammerSteve Billirakis

Level:
36
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
50,000

Chip Counts from Table 431

will_shill • Level 35: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante

On a {j-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{5-Clubs} board, Chris Chong bet 2,000,000 and Rittie Chuaprasert called. Chong showed {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and that was good enough to take down the pot.

Here are the counts from the rest of that table.

Chris Chong sg
Chris Chong
sg 13,600,000 -400,000
Daniel Corbett gb
Daniel Corbett
gb 12,700,000 -1,000,000
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 11,400,000 -700,000
Rittie Chuaprasert us
Rittie Chuaprasert
us 9,000,000 3,300,000
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us 4,400,000
Jimmy Chen us
Jimmy Chen
us 3,500,000 50,000

Tags: Chris ChongRittie Chuaprasert

Win One, Lose One for Billirakis

ajlamers • Level 35: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante

Harald Sammer opened to 550,000 from the cutoff and Steve Billirakis three-bet to 1,300,000 from the big blind. The action was back on Sammer who four-bet shoved all in and was quickly called by Billirakis.

Sammer tabled {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and was in a race against the {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} of Billirakis. The flop came {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}, giving Billirakis a set of jacks and the lead in the hand. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Sammer picked up a flush draw. The river brought the {7-Diamonds} as Sammer made his flush and scored a huge double-up.

In the next hand, Rittie Chuaprasert raised to 550,000 from under the gun and Jimmy Chen three-bet to 1,500,000. Billirakis pushed all in for 1,905,000 which got Chuaprasert to fold his hand. Chen quickly called and tabled {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} which was way ahead of the {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} of Billirakis.

The flop came {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Chen was still way out front with a pair of kings. However, the {a-Diamonds} on the turn gave Billirakis the best hand and he would not look back as the {8-Diamonds} completed the board.

Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 12,100,000 3,600,000
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us 4,400,000 -2,200,000
Jimmy Chen us
Jimmy Chen
us 3,450,000 -2,650,000

Tags: Harald SammerJimmy ChenRittie ChuaprasertSteve Billirakis

Raul Manzanares Eliminated in 13th Place ($56,551)

ajlamers • Level 35: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante
Raul Manzanares Lozano
Raul Manzanares Lozano

The aftermath of the big pot reported a moment ago left Michael Benko and Raul Manzanares on the short stacks. The two players got all of their chips in the middle with Manzanares at risk and Benko holding the superior hand.

Michael Benko: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Raul Manzanares: {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The flop fell {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} and although Manzanares paired his nine, Benko flopped a flush to hold a monster lead. The {q-Spades} on the turn meant it was all over for Manzanares who finished in 13th place.

Michael Benko ca
Michael Benko
ca 3,800,000 1,900,000
Raul Manzanares es
Raul Manzanares
es Busted

Tags: Michael BenkoRaul Manzanares