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

Big Call by Vousden Rewarded With a Double

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante
Vousden doubles Through Timmis
Vousden doubles Through Timmis

First to act, Samuel Vousden raise to 1 million and Craig Timmis opted for a three-bet to 2.5 million in the cutoff, which Vousden called.

Both players checked the {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop and Vousden activated his time bank before leading the {q-Spades} turn for 1,557,500, as Timmis came along.

Onto the {8-Spades} river, Vousden made it 1.5 million to go and Timmis then moved all in with the superior stack. Vousden was sent deep into the think tank and he called for the 8,850,956 on top that he had behind.

Timmis flipped over {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Vousden earned the double with {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Wenling Gao cn 33,598,281 2,540,000
Samuel Vousden fi 30,046,912 13,718,456
Craig Timmis gb 20,747,164 -14,098,456
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 18,147,470 2,060,000
Joao Santos br 16,039,314 -1,940,000
Mariano Martiradonna it 15,198,198 -920,000
Tyler Cornell us 8,533,187 60,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 6,312,240 -1,420,000

Tags: Craig TimmisSamuel Vousden

Isomae Chips Up Without Showdown

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

Satoshi Isomae opened to 1 million on the button and was called by Samuel Taylor out of the big blind, who had chipped up in previous hands.

Taylor check-called a bet of 819,000 on the {q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop and the {3-Diamonds} turn was checked by both players.

Taylor then used a portion of his time bank and made it 3 million to go on the {10-Diamonds} river. Isomae raised to 8,702,400 and that forced a fold from Taylor.

Tyler Rueger us 40,327,511 1,730,000
Satoshi Isomae jp 32,453,499 5,669,000
Benjamin Rolle de 22,287,229 -3,220,000
Samuel Taylor us 16,923,768 -1,719,000
Xuming Qi cn 8,942,544 1,120,000
Julien Perouse fr 7,938,194 -360,000
Mateusz Rypulak pl 6,483,612 -1,110,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 4,882,548 -2,110,000

Vousden Takes From Cornell

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

Tyler Cornell raised to 1,050,000 from early position and Samuel Vousden defended the big blind. On a flop of {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Spades}, Vousden check-raised from 750,000 to 2,250,000 and Cornell tossed in calling chips to see the {4-Clubs} on the turn.

Vousden then bet 1,832,500 and that shut down all resistance of Cornell.

Craig Timmis gb 34,845,620 -1,940,000
Wenling Gao cn 31,058,281 -1,290,000
Joao Santos br 17,979,314 -40,000
Samuel Vousden fi 16,328,456 3,740,000
Mariano Martiradonna it 16,118,198 1,190,000
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 16,087,470 -810,000
Tyler Cornell us 8,473,187 -360,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 7,732,240 -490,000

Tags: Samuel VousdenTyler Cornell


Taylor Takes From Perouse

KaleGozer • Level 21: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Samuel Taylor completed the small blind, Julien Perouse raised to 1,160,000 and Taylor called. On the {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop, Taylor checked, Perouse bet 897,600, Taylor check-raised to 2,800,000, and Perouse called.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Taylor bet 3,440,000. Perouse took nearly two minutes off his time bank before giving it up.

Tyler Rueger us 38,597,511 1,340,000
Satoshi Isomae jp 26,784,499 -1,060,000
Benjamin Rolle de 25,507,229 -1,260,000
Samuel Taylor us 18,642,768 5,430,000
Julien Perouse fr 8,298,194 -4,870,000
Xuming Qi cn 7,822,544 740,000
Mateusz Rypulak pl 7,593,612 -1,060,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 6,992,548 740,000

Santos On the Rise

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Wenling Gao raised to 800,000 and was called by Tyler Cornell from one seat over.

Joao Santos then jammed for nearly 13.5 million and won the pot uncontested.

Soon after, Santos min-raised to 800,000 and Thomas Ward defended out of the big blind. Ward check-called a first bet of 726,000 on the {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop and check-folded the {10-Spades} turn when facing a second barrel for 2 million.

Craig Timmis gb 36,785,620 -1,600,000
Wenling Gao cn 32,348,281 -2,600,000
Joao Santos br 18,019,314 8,088,000
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 16,897,470 -600,000
Mariano Martiradonna it 14,928,198 -2,162,000
Samuel Vousden fi 12,588,456 674,000
Tyler Cornell us 8,833,187 -1,600,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 8,222,240 -200,000

Triple Up for Qi

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Triple Up for Qi
Triple Up for Qi

Tyler Rueger opened to 800,000 and Xuming Qi jammed for the last 2,160,848 in the hijack. Julien Perouse called from the big blind and Rueger did so, too.

Both remaining active players then checked down the {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} board and all three flipped over pocket pairs.

Qi's {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} was best as Perouse only had {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} an Rueger's {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} were no good either.

Tyler Rueger us 37,257,511 854,152
Satoshi Isomae jp 27,844,499 -750,000
Benjamin Rolle de 26,767,229 -370,000
Samuel Taylor us 13,212,768 50,000
Julien Perouse fr 13,168,194 -3,350,848
Mateusz Rypulak pl 8,653,612 2,250,000
Xuming Qi cn 7,082,544 3,971,696
Stefan Schillhabel de 6,252,548 -2,475,000

Tags: Julien PerouseTyler RuegerXuming Qi

WSOP Legend: Doyle Brunson’s final bracelet, 15 years later

KaleGozer • Level 21: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Doyle Brunson
Doyle Brunson

At the beginning of the 2005 WSOP, Doyle Brunson remained the co-king of the all-time bracelet count, tied along with Johnny Chan at nine. However, as the series drew toward its close in late June, that was no longer the case — Chan had overtaken him by winning No. 10 to stand atop the mountain alone.

Brunson was already phasing out his tournament play, having cashed precisely zero times that summer and just three times in the previous two combined, although one had resulted in a bracelet victory.

When it came time for Event #31: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, Brunson dusted off his tournament chops and made a run. Through a field of 301, he made the final table, where he sat second in chips behind fellow multiple-bracelet winner Layne Flack, with Scotty Nguyen also occupying a seat.

Relive Doyle's last bracelet win

Timmis Jams Into Martiradonna

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Craig Timmis used his big stack and opened to 800,000 in the cutoff, which was called by Stoyan Madanzhiev on the button. Mariano Martiradonna then opted for a three-bet to 3,700,000 only for Timmis to quickly move all in with the biggest stack among the three involved players.

Madanzhiev quickly folded and Martiradonna used his time bank to come to the same conclusion.

Craig Timmis gb 38,385,620 5,050,000
Wenling Gao cn 34,948,281 -50,000
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 17,497,470 -850,000
Mariano Martiradonna it 17,090,198 -3,750,000
Samuel Vousden fi 11,914,456 -50,000
Tyler Cornell us 10,433,187 -50,000
Joao Santos br 9,931,314 -250,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 8,422,240 -50,000

Chip Counts in the Break (full)

KaleGozer • Level 21: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Tyler Rueger us 36,403,359 3,736,000
Wenling Gao cn 34,998,281 7,880,000
Craig Timmis gb 33,335,620 -1,873,680
Satoshi Isomae jp 28,594,499 -100,000
Benjamin Rolle de 27,137,229 3,644,750
Mariano Martiradonna it 20,840,198 850,000
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 18,347,470 -4,889,400
Julien Perouse fr 16,519,042 -1,150,000
Samuel Taylor us 13,162,768 2,375,000
Samuel Vousden fi 11,964,456 -1,285,000
Tyler Cornell us 10,483,187 439,400
Joao Santos br 10,181,314 -2,986,320
Stefan Schillhabel de 8,727,548 -950,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 8,472,240 -450,000
Mateusz Rypulak pl 6,403,612 -1,210,750
Xuming Qi cn 3,110,848 -2,560,000