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Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $2,359,800
Players 1,748

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 15,000

Highlights

Highlights

Ismael Bojang Eliminated in 8th Place ($46,887)

ajlamers • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Ismael Bojang
Ismael Bojang

It was limped pot with three players and the flop came {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Ismael Bojang checked and Steven Buckner bet 50,000. Matt Berkey called and the action was back on Bojang who pushed all-in for around 550,000. Buckner instantly called and Berkey got out of the way. Buckner had flopped the nuts with {8-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Bojang had two pairs with {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. The turn was the {2-Clubs} and the river brought the {J-Hearts} and Bojang was taken out in eighth place.

Steven Buckner us
Steven Buckner
us 2,200,000 400,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de Busted

Tags: Ismael BojangMatt BerkeySteven Buckner

Anthony Marquez Doubles Through Royce Matheson; Takes Over Chip Lead

[user323482] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Anthony Marquez
Anthony Marquez

Royce Matheson raised to 60,000 from under the gun and Anthony Marquez put in a three-bet to 205,000 from the big blind. Matheson four-bet to 560,000 and Marquez five-bet shoved for 1,780,000. Matheson asked for a count and eventually called.

Marquez was at risk with {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}, but well ahead of the {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} of Matheson.

The flop came {8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and Marquez was still in the lead with two kings. The turn sealed the deal with the {k-Clubs}, and Marquez's rail erupted as the {5-Hearts} hit the river.

Marquez has now taken over the chip lead and Matheson is left with a little more than 11 big blinds.

Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
us 3,600,000 2,200,000
Royce Matheson us
Royce Matheson
us 350,000 -1,800,000

Tags: Anthony MarquezRoyce Matheson

Level:
25
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
5,000

Break Time!

[user323482] • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The remaining eight players are on another 15-minute break.

When play resumes, there will be one more elimination before the unofficial final table of seven comes together.

Brett Murray Eliminated in 9th Place ($35,075)

ajlamers • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Brett Murray
Brett Murray

There was 160,000 in the pot and the flop came {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and the action was checked to Steven Buckner on the button who bet 86,000. Brett Murray check-raised to 230,000 and got a call from Buckner. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and Murray bet 255,000 followed by another call from Buckner.

The river landed the {8-Diamonds} and Murray checked this time. Buckner enthusiastically moved all in for 346,000 and said to his opponent, "Come get me now, big shot!".

Murray threw in some chips, indicating a call, and Buckner turned over {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for a rivered flush. He then proceeded to dance around the room, cheering, and shouting that he isn't scared to play with the young kids. Murray was left with just 145,000 after the hand.

In the next hand, the action was folded to Murray in the small blind who shipped all in and was called by Daniel Weinman in the big blind. Murray held {J-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and was behind Weinman's {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, but still had live cards. The board ran out {K-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{K-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Weinman's full house was too much, eliminating Murray in ninth place.

Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
us 3,250,000 450,000
Steven Buckner us
Steven Buckner
us 1,800,000 550,000
Brett Murray us
Brett Murray
us Busted

Tags: Brett MurrayDaniel WeinmanSteven Buckner

Shivan Abdine Eliminated in 10th Place ($35,075)

[user323482] • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Shivan Abdine
Shivan Abdine

Royce Matheson raised to 52,000 from under the gun and Shivan Abdine moved all in on the button for his last 450,000. Matheson asked for a count and eventually called.

Abdine was at risk with {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} in a coinflip scenario with Matheson holding {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}.

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Abdine was eliminated.

Royce Matheson us
Royce Matheson
us 2,150,000 -70,000
Shivan Abdine au
Shivan Abdine
au Busted

Tags: Royce MathesonShivan Abdine

Anthony Marquez Check-Shoves on Shivan Abdine

[user323482] • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Royce Matheson raised to 52,000 from the cutoff, and Shivan Abdine three-bet to 155,000 on the button. Anthony Marquez called from the small blind, and Matheson folded.

The flop came {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Marquez checked. Abdine reached into his stack and cut out a bet worth 165,000. Marquez paused for a moment and eventually called.

The turn was the {j-Spades} and Marquez checked again. Abdine bet 160,000 this time. Marquez went into the tank, and after about a minute he moved all in. Abdine snap-folded.

Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
us 1,400,000 650,000
Shivan Abdine au
Shivan Abdine
au 475,000 -725,000

Tags: Anthony MarquezRoyce MathesonShivan Abdine

Matheson's Raises Stump Amirov

ajlamers • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Royce Matheson has put a puzzled look on his opponent's face after winning back-to-back pots against Ilkin Amirov. The board was {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} with four players still in the hand and the action was checked around to Amirov on the button. Amirov bet 135,000 and Matheson elected to raise to 505,000. The other two players folded and Amirov asked for a count. He tanked for a minute or so and then tossed his cards away in disbelief.

In the very next hand, Matheson opened with a raise to 52,000 from the cutoff and Amirov three-bet to 150,000 from the big blind. Matheson called and the two players saw the {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop. Amirov bet 132,000 and Matheson didn't waste any time moving all in for 1,300,000, putting his opponent at risk.

Amirov thought about what to do for nearly five minutes, scratching his head and asking Matheson all sorts of question trying to get some more information. "Why so much?", "Why don't you just raise a little bit?", "Did you start the hand with a pair?", were all question coming from Amirov.

The only response Matheson could muster was, "That's the puzzle, you need solve it." Amirov would eventually lay his hand down still with a confused look on his face.

Royce Matheson us
Royce Matheson
us 1,800,000 520,000

Tags: Royce MathesonIlkin Amirov

Payouts: 11th Through 21st Place

[user323482] • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Action has been fast and furious in the last level. Some notable players to hit the rail include James Mackey (11th place - $26,591), Andy Spears (16th place - $20,434), and Matt Stout (18th place - $20,434).

Here is a look at the eliminations from the day so far:

PlacePlayer NameCountryPrize (USD)
11James MackeyUnited States$26,591
12Jeffrey TugwellUnited States$26,591
13Alexander CondonUnited States$20,434
14Steven Jair CabasUnited States$20,434
15Miguel CieriVenezuela$20,434
16Andy SpearsUnited States$20,434
17Bradley LubetkinUnited States$20,434
18Matt StoutUnited States$20,434
19Matthew ZarcadoolasUnited States$15,919
20Arash BehnamUnited States$15,919
21John CynnUnited States$15,919

Tags: Alexander CondonAndy SpearsArash BehnamBradley LubetkinJames MackeyJohn CynnMatt StoutMiguel Cieri