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Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Players 1479

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 140,000 / 280,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1479

Highlights

Highlights

Kuhn Gets Aggressive With Pocket Threes

AnthonyThompson • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb opened under the gun for 480,000 and Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn three-bet jammed for 6,833,175 from the big blind. Action was back on Gottlieb who snap-called.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

Kuhn woke up in a bad spot and things got worse after the {9-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop gave Gottlieb a set of ladies.

The {6-Spades} turn left Kuhn drawing dead and the {7-Clubs} river gave Gottlieb the massive double-up with five players left.

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb
us 12,546,896 7,692,672
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
874,727 -9,006,552
Level:
41
Blinds:
120,000/240,000
Ante:
30,000

Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,365.83)

BrandonTemple • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring limped in from the small blind, and Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell jammed for 3,803,270. Goehring called, having O'Connell barely covered.

Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell : {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The {5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{k-Hearts} flop was safe for Goehring, but the {4-Spades} gave O'Connell a gunshot. The {10-Hearts} river bricked off, and Goehring knocked out O'Connell.

Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring US
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring
US 7,970,464 3,602,020
"dudeguydrew"
"dudeguydrew"
Busted

Tags: Alan Goehring

Timothy "aceviper" Stearns Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,307.65)

AnthonyThompson • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Action on the table folded around to Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn who raised all in for 8,594,759 from the small blind and Timothy "aceviper" Stearns called for less from the big blind holding 1,111,520 from the big blind.

Timothy "aceviper" Stearns: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}

Stearns held the better hand and connected with the {8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{q-Hearts} flop but it also gave Kuhn the straight draw.

The {4-Spades} turn added more outs to Kuhn's hand and the {j-Diamonds} river completed his straight to send Stears out in seventh place.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
9,881,279 811,520
"aceviper"
"aceviper"
Busted

Tags: Timothy Stearns

Scott "miamicane" Davies Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,580.57)

BrandonTemple • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Scott Davies
Scott Davies

Robert "BustinBalls" Kuhn raised to 400,000 from middle position, and Scott "miamicane" Davies three-bet shoved for 2,062,092 from the button. Kuhn tanked for a bit, then made the call.

Scott "miamicane" Davies: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Robert "BustinBalls" Kuhn: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}

Davies was looking to win the flip to continue his hunt for a second WSOP Bracelet, but he would be left wanting after an {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts} board kept Kuhn's fours in command.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
9,069,759 4,793,592
Scott "miamicane" Davies us
Scott "miamicane" Davies
us Busted

Tags: Scott DaviesRobert Kuhn

Level:
40
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000

Louie Anthony "xILoUieIx" Torres Eliminated in 9th Place ($8,918.37)

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb opened under the gun for 360,000 and Louie Anthony "xILoUieIx" Torres three-bet jammed for 1,625,444. The blinds folded and action was back on Gottlieb who called.

Louie Anthony "xILoUieIx" Torres: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Gottlieb was ahead with his made hand and nothing changed after the {2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{q-Hearts} flop.

The {j-Clubs} turn gave added more outs to Louie Torres as he picked up a broadway draw but the {j-Hearts} paired the board on the river ending their tournament in ninth place.

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb
us 4,854,224 2,241,694
"xILoUieIx"
"xILoUieIx"
Busted

Tags: Louie Anthony Torres

Steve "gborooo" Gross Eliminated in 11th Place ($6,921.72); Matthew "MartyCohen" Weiss Eliminated in 10th Place ($6,921.72)

BrandonTemple • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Steve Gross
Steve Gross

In the final hand before the final table was reached, Steve "gborooo" Gross jammed roughly 1.5 million with {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, and Matthew "MartyCohen" Weiss called off for just a few chips less with {6-}{6-}.

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel was lurking in the big blind with {10-}{10-}, however, and he would end up with a set to send the final nine players to the final table.

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel us
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel
us 7,706,459 5,059,299
Steve "gborooo" Gross us
Steve "gborooo" Gross
us Busted
Matthew "MartyCohen" Weiss us
Matthew "MartyCohen" Weiss
us Busted

Tags: Steve GrossRandy OhelMatthew Weiss

Level:
39
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

Jeffrey "bortzork" Miller Eliminated in 12th Place ($6,921.72)

AnthonyThompson • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey "bortzork" Miller open-jammed under the gun for 183,285 and Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring,. Action was on Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb who gave Miller isolation after he came over the top for 1,975,960 on the button.

Jeffrey "bortzork" Miller: {k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Miller was dominated and didn't find any luck with the {7-Clubs}{10-Spades}{2-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts} runout ending his tournament in 12th place.

Miller Exits in 12th Place
Miller Exits in 12th Place
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring US
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring
US 4,368,444 1,735,367
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb
us 2,612,530 -144,180
Jeffrey "bortzork" Miller us
Jeffrey "bortzork" Miller
us Busted