Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $27,559,500
Players 5802

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 100,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1

Santos Doubles Through Madanzhiev

KaleGozer • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

With Craig Timmis out and the other players at the table below thirty big blinds, Stoyan Madanzhiev simply open-shoved from middle position. Joao Santos called one seat over for 9,642,809 total.

Stoyan Madanzhiev: {j-Spades}{8-Spades}
Joao Santos: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}

The {a-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board left little room for doubt and Santos received an extra ten million.

Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 53,972,180 -9,702,809
Joao Santos br 20,395,615 10,692,806

Craig Timmis Eliminated in 13th Place ($161,686)

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante
Timmis eliminated by Madanzhiev
Timmis eliminated by Madanzhiev

Second to act, Thomas Ward opened to 1 million and Craig Timmis then moved all in for 11,787,164 from one seat over in the hijack. Stoyan Madanzhiev called in the cutoff and all other players including Ward folded.

Craig Timmis: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Stoyan Madanzhiev: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop gave Timmis some back door outs and he found one of them on the {9-Hearts} turn. However, the {9-Spades} river brought no help and the Brit was sent to the rail in 13th place for $161,686.

Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 63,674,989 14,697,164
Mariano Martiradonna it 14,218,198 -930,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 11,194,480 -1,180,000
Joao Santos br 9,702,809 -930,000
Samuel Vousden fi 7,990,822 490,000
Tyler Cornell us 7,303,187 -180,000
Craig Timmis gb Busted

Tags: Craig TimmisStoyan MadanzhievThomas Ward

Chip Counts in the Break (full)

KaleGozer • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Updates on the big pots with Samuel Vousden and Stoyan Madanzhiev to follow.

Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 48,977,825 31,010,355
Tyler Rueger us 45,919,411 -3,839,500
Wenling Gao cn 34,048,281 1,380,000
Satoshi Isomae jp 33,362,095 930,002
Stefan Schillhabel de 24,916,902 -550,000
Samuel Taylor us 22,873,268 4,209,500
Mariano Martiradonna it 15,148,198 380,000
Benjamin Rolle de 13,657,229 60,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 12,374,480 -930,000
Craig Timmis gb 11,967,164 -3,600,000
Joao Santos br 10,632,809 -6,456,505
Samuel Vousden fi 7,500,822 -21,903,850
Tyler Cornell us 7,483,187 -370,000


KaleGozer • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

The final 13 players in the WSOP Online Main Event are on a six-minute break.

Taylor Takes From Rueger

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Tyler Rueger opened the action with a raise to 1,105,000 and was called by Samuel Taylor in the big blind. Taylor check-called a bet of 1 million on the {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and did so again for 3,244,500 on the {2-Clubs} turn.

The {5-Diamonds} river was checked and Taylor revealed the {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for top pair, which won the pot as Rueger only had {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}.

Tyler Rueger us 44,229,411 -5,529,500
Wenling Gao cn 34,168,281 1,500,000
Satoshi Isomae jp 32,372,095 -59,998
Stefan Schillhabel de 25,036,902 -430,000
Samuel Taylor us 24,443,268 5,779,500
Benjamin Rolle de 14,527,229 930,000

Xuming Qi Eliminated in 14th Place ($113,465)

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante
Qi Eliminated by Isomae
Qi Eliminated by Isomae

As far shortest stack on their table, former Starcraft player Xuming Qimoved all in from the small blind and received an instant call from Satoshi Isomae in the big blind.

Xuming Qi: {k-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Satoshi Isomae: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

On a board of {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, Qi picked up some counterfeit outs but ultimately bricked off to bust in 14th place for a payday of $113,465.

Satoshi Isomae jp 32,432,093 3,939,994
Xuming Qi cn Busted

Tags: Satoshi IsomaeXuming Qi

Mateusz Rypulak Eliminated in 16th Place ($113,465); Julien Perouse Eliminated in 15th Place ($113,465)

KaleGozer • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante
Two birds with one stone
Two birds with one stone

Mateusz Rypulak open-shoved 5,243,162 from middle position and Julien Perouse reshoved for 8,678,194 in the cutoff.

In the big blind, Stefan Schillhabel tanked for over a minute before calling it off for nearly all of his chips, putting two players at risk.

Mateusz Rypulak: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Julien Perouse: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Stefan Schillhabel: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Schillhabel's jacks remained ahead after the {5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop and the {j-Diamonds} on the turn sealed it, making the {10-Diamonds} river a mere formality. Both Rypulak and Perouse received $113,465 for their deep runs.

Tyler Rueger us 49,758,911 -310,000
Satoshi Isomae jp 28,492,099 -60,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 25,466,902 14,591,806
Samuel Taylor us 18,663,768 -60,000
Benjamin Rolle de 13,597,229 -60,000
Xuming Qi cn 4,259,996 -60,000
Julien Perouse fr Busted
Mateusz Rypulak pl Busted

Rueger Pulls Further Ahead

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Benjamin Rolle limped the small blind and Tyler Rueger checked his option from the big blind. Rolle min-bet the {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop and did so again for 1.74 million on the {6-Hearts} turn, as Rueger called both times.

The {3-Diamonds} fell on the river and Rolle activated his time bank, then bet for 2.48 million. Rueger also needed some extra time and made the call to win the pot with the {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, as Rolle was caught bluffing with {10-Spades}{9-Spades}.

Tyler Rueger us 50,068,911 5,460,000
Satoshi Isomae jp 28,552,099 1,490,000
Samuel Taylor us 18,723,768 240,000
Benjamin Rolle de 13,657,229 -5,960,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 10,875,096 -240,000
Julien Perouse fr 8,738,194 -1,490,000
Mateusz Rypulak pl 5,303,612 740,000
Xuming Qi cn 4,319,996 -240,000

Tags: Benjamin RolleTyler Rueger

Schillhabel Spikes the Kicker

KaleGozer • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Stefan Schillhabel was all-in and at risk just shy of 5M holding {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} against the {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} of Xuming Qi. The board came {j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for Schillhabel to pair his inferior kicker and stay alive in the tournament.

Tyler Rueger us 44,608,911 4,281,400
Satoshi Isomae jp 27,062,099 -5,391,400
Benjamin Rolle de 19,617,229 -2,670,000
Samuel Taylor us 18,483,768 1,560,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 11,115,096 6,232,548
Julien Perouse fr 10,228,194 2,290,000
Mateusz Rypulak pl 4,563,612 -1,920,000
Xuming Qi cn 4,559,996 -4,382,548

Ward Doubles Through Vousden

KaleGozer • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Two hands after the amazing call against Craig Timmis, Samuel Vousden found himself involved in another pot. This time, it was Thomas Ward who shoved all in for 6,192,240 from early position and Vousden who called in the small blind.

Thomas Ward: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Samuel Vousden: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop brought the ace Ward needed, and after the {10-Clubs} turn and {5-Hearts} river he could stack up the virtual chips.

Wenling Gao cn 32,668,281 -930,000
Samuel Vousden fi 29,404,672 -642,240
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 17,967,470 -180,000
Joao Santos br 17,089,314 1,050,000
Craig Timmis gb 15,567,164 -5,180,000
Mariano Martiradonna it 14,768,198 -430,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 13,304,480 6,992,240
Tyler Cornell us 7,853,187 -680,000