Live Events 1
Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Prize Pool $2,241,000
Players 996

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 100,000

Highlights

Highlights

Two Table Redraw

ajlamers • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
SeatTable 402Chip CountTable 403Chip Count
1David “Bakes” Baker550,000Truyen Nguyen620,000
2Josh Arieh1,450,000Ryan Olisar1,700,000
3Pablo Melogno1,100,000Pedro Marques295,000
4Jose Brito630,000Barny Boatman600,000
5James Hughes470,000Wilbern Hoffman390,000
6Ben Keeline300,000Harald Sammer540,000
7Ian Steinman245,000Kenny Hallaert510,000
8Michael Finstein1,350,000Ari Engel1,930,000
9Gal Yifrach210,000Baitai Li1,690,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 1,930,000 285,000
Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
us 1,700,000 -20,000
Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us 1,690,000 -190,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 1,450,000 50,000
Michael Finstein us
Michael Finstein
us 1,350,000 -61,000
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 1,100,000 -60,000
Jose Brito pt
Jose Brito
pt 630,000 -10,000
Truyen Nguyen us
Truyen Nguyen
us 620,000 120,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 600,000 -122,000
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 550,000 -138,000
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 540,000 -20,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 510,000 -16,000
James Hughes us
James Hughes
us 470,000 93,000
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 390,000 10,000
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us 300,000 97,000
Pedro Marques pt
Pedro Marques
pt 295,000 -251,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 245,000 -115,000
Gal Yifrach us
Gal Yifrach
us 210,000 -27,000

Tuan Phan Eliminated in 19th Place ($12,244)

ajlamers • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Tuan Phan
Tuan Phan

Tuan Phan was the shortest stack still remaining and he moved all in for 92,000 in the cutoff. Ari Engel just called on the button and both of the blinds folded.

Ari Engel: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Tuan Phan: {j-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Engel was in a commanding position and the flop of {k-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} left Phan grasping at straws. The {k-Diamonds} on the turn sealed the deal and the {7-Clubs} on the river was a formality.

The final 18 players will now redraw for seats at the final two tables.

Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 2,080,000 435,000
Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
us Busted

Tags: Ari EngelTuan Phan

Kristen Bicknell Eliminated in 20th Place ($12,244)

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell

After dropping to under 300,000 in chips, Kristen Bicknell made a bid for a comeback, moving all in uncalled, and raising the next pot, but her build-back was abruptly ended by Ryan Olisar. He opened to 33,000 on the button, and she moved in again. He called with pocket eights, dominating her fives and ending up as a full house on a {8-}{9-}{q-}{10-}{q-} board.

Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
us 1,720,000 324,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca Busted

Tags: Kristen BicknellRyan Olisar

Mark Radoja Eliminated in 21st Place ($12,244)

ajlamers • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Mark Radoja
Mark Radoja

It looked like a great flop for Mark Radoja who flopped top pair with a flush draw but unfortunately for him, Jose Brito flopped a set of eights with {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}. All of the chips got in the middle on the flop and Radoja needed some help.

The turn was a brick and the river brought another eight to give Brito quads. Radoja was forced to exit the tournament and headed to the payout desk to claim his prize.

Jose Brito pt
Jose Brito
pt 640,000 220,000
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca Busted

Tags: Jose BritoMark Radoja

Arieh Ascending

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Josh Arieh, stack arranged with triangular base crowned with towers of pink and yellow chips, just took a 400,000 chip pot from Kristen Bicknell to add to his battlements. On a board of {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{a-Clubs} big blind Arieh led out for 63,000 and Bicknell called. The river paired the deuce ({2-Spades}) and Arieh led out again, this time for 138,000. Bicknell tanked for a while (this represented a third of her remaining chips). She flicked in a single chip signifying her call, but mucked when Arieh showed her {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 1,400,000 250,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 290,000 -95,000

Tags: Josh AriehKristen Bicknell

Hon Cheong Lee Eliminated in 23rd Place, Robert Heidorn Eliminated in 22nd Place ($12,244)

ajlamers • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Hon Cheong Lee
Hon Cheong Lee

The action folded to Baitai Li on the button who raised it up to 34,000. Hon Cheong Lee three-bet shoved all in for 271,000 in the big blind and Li asked for a count before making the call.

Baitai Li: {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Hon Cheong Lee: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

The flop came {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Li took the lead with a pair of nines. The {j-Spades} and {2-Spades} runout would not help Lee as he became the next player to fall.

Meanwhile, at the table next door, Ari Engel and Robert Heidorn collided in a massive pot that resulted in Heidorn leaving the tournament area. Engel was stacking the chips to join the leaders with a seven-figure stack.

Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us 1,880,000 380,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 1,645,000 735,000
Hon Cheong Lee hk
Hon Cheong Lee
hk Busted
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
de Busted

Tags: Ari EngelBaitai LiHon Cheong LeeRobert Heidorn

Anatoly Filatov Eliminated in 24th Place ($12,244)

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Anatoly Filatov
Anatoly Filatov

The lowest in chips of those returning today, Anatoly Filatov found a spot to jam with {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} needing to hit against the {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} of Robert Heidorn. A queen-high runout means the end of his Day 3. The current stacks at the table now without Filatov are below.

Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 1,160,000 182,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 910,000 95,000
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
de 640,000 209,000
Jose Brito pt
Jose Brito
pt 420,000 -73,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 360,000 -103,000
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 255,000 -72,000
Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
us 145,000 -202,000

Tags: Anatoly Filatov

Michael Stephenson Eliminated in 25th Place ($12,244)

ajlamers • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Michael Stephenson
Michael Stephenson

The action folded to Michael Stephenson in the cutoff who shipped all in for his last 162,000. Harald Sammer re-shoved all in on the button and the blinds got out of the way.

Harald Sammer: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Michael Stephenson: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}

Stephenson was looking to find an ace but the flop of {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} made things awfully challenging. The turn was the {j-Diamonds} and the river was the {6-Spades} to send Stephenson to the payout desk.

Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 583,000 -37,000
Michael Stephenson GB
Michael Stephenson
GB Busted

Tags: Harald SammerMichael Stephenson

James Carroll Eliminated in 26th Place ($12,244)

ajlamers • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
James Carroll
James Carroll

Josh Arieh and James Carroll were heads-up in a hand with the flop reading {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Carroll came into the day as one of the short stacks and had the majority of his chips already in the middle. The two players got the rest in the middle and the cards were tabled.

Josh Arieh: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
James Carroll: {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The {k-Clubs} on the turn provided Carroll with a flush draw to go with his two live cards but the {q-Diamonds} on the river bricked off and he was the first casualty of the day.

Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 1,150,000 196,000
James Carroll us
James Carroll
us Busted

Tags: James CarrollJosh Arieh

No-One is Here to Fold

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Under the gun, first hand of the day and the first shove. Ben Keeline put his 203,000 on the line right away, receiving no call.

When Wilbern Hoffman did the same, however, for 183,000, he did find a caller in Day 1 and Day 2 overnight chip leader Baitai Li, who called with {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Hoffman's {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} held up across the {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades} runout and he moved up to the middle of the pack in chips.

Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us 1,500,000 -186,000
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 380,000 189,000

Tags: Baitai LiBen KeelineWilbern Hoffman