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



Kiriopoulos Strikes Again; Dusts Pahuja

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Vinny Pahuja was all in for only 35,000 and he found his caller in Ilkin Amirov on the button. Demosthenes Kiriopoulos then decided to come along from the big blind.

A dead side pot remained at zero after the flop {7-Clubs}{A-Spades}{2-Diamonds} as both active players checked. Kiriopoulos fired on the {J-Hearts} turn but Amirov didn't want to hang around.

Pahuja briefly showed his queen-high, although it remained unclear which exact cards he had. Pahuja's {Q-}{X-} went into muck before the river was dealt as he couldn't beat Kiriopoulos' {A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. The dealer followed the rules and turned over the {10-Spades} but no one paid attention to the board anymore. Pahuja's tally had already come to an end at that point.

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
ca 1,150,000 -30,000
Vinny Pahuja us
Vinny Pahuja
us Busted

Tags: Demosthenes KiriopoulosIlkin AmirovVinny Pahuja

Eliminations 37-42nd ($8,187)

[user270022] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
37Jeremy Ausmus$8.187
38Toby Lewis$8.187
39Gorki Oliveira$8.187
40Dan Sindelar$8.187
41Justin Bonomo$8.187
42Steve Gross$8.187

Kiriopoulos Hits Jackpot; Eliminates Joseph

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Demo Kiriopoulos
Demo Kiriopoulos

Jeremy Joseph min-raised and the price for 20,000 seemed reasonable for Ilkin Amirov, Daniel Weinman and Demosthenes Kiriopoulos, who all made up for a four-way pot.

The flop fell {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and action checked to the original raiser. Joseph pushed all in, causing a fold from Amirov and a request for a count from Weinman. It was 199,000, which was too much for Weinman.

But when Weinman released his cards, Kiriopoulos instantly threw in one chip, signalling a call. Kiriopoulos turned over {9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} for a flopped nuts. Joseph was drawing very thin with just {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}.

Joseph's chances increased when the {8-Clubs} hit the turn, which was one of the best possible cards to keep his hopes alive. He could still dream about a runner-runner boat or flush, but the {6-Spades} disappointed him.

Kiriopoulos added another victim to his list and regained the chip lead, surpassing James Mackey in the leader board.

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
ca 1,180,000 320,000
Jeremy Joseph us
Jeremy Joseph
us Busted

Tags: Demosthenes KiriopoulosJeremy Joseph

Updated Chip Counts

[user270022] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
ca 860,000 -60,000
Shivan Abdine au
Shivan Abdine
au 775,000 60,000
Royce Matheson us
Royce Matheson
us 765,000 -50,000
Steven Buckner us
Steven Buckner
us 680,000 165,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 600,000 125,000
Jeffrey Tugwell US
Jeffrey Tugwell
US 495,000 381,000
Robert Schulz de
Robert Schulz
de 460,000 351,000
Shane Byler US
Shane Byler
US 360,000 165,000
Andy Spears us
Andy Spears
us 340,000 142,000
Ilkin Amirov az
Ilkin Amirov
az 320,000 -165,000
Brett Murray us
Brett Murray
us 300,000 -245,000
Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
us 296,000 -299,000
Corey Zedo us
Corey Zedo
us 280,000 172,000
Vinny Pahuja us
Vinny Pahuja
us 245,000 148,000
Jeremy Joseph us
Jeremy Joseph
us 227,000 -253,000
Miguel Cieri it
Miguel Cieri
it 210,000 68,000
Kevin Andriamahefa us
Kevin Andriamahefa
us 210,000 20,000
Timothy Ulmer us
Timothy Ulmer
us 200,000 5,000
Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
us 185,000 -55,000
Mike Holm us
Mike Holm
us 178,000 -22,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 142,000 -226,000
Arash Behnam us
Arash Behnam
us 91,000 -134,000

Richards Flops Good; Turns Bad

Jan_Kores • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

John Richards jammed roughly 95,000 from the small blind over Royce Matheson's raise. Big blind Shivanraif Abdine cold-called and Matheson let his two opponents battle one-on-one.

Josh Richards: {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Shivanraif Abdine: {A-Spades}{J-Spades}

Richards liked the {9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop but when he saw the {J-Hearts} land on the turn, he sighed: "Not that one." He still had a solid chance to win the pot, hitting any eight or king in addition to queens and tens. None has emerged on the river, however, as the {5-Diamonds} completed the board to eliminate Richards.

Shivan Abdine au
Shivan Abdine
au 715,000 375,000
John Richards us
John Richards
us Busted

Tags: John RichardsRoyce MathesonShivanraif Abdine

Flack Forced to Fold

[user270022] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack has been chipping up for the majority of the day. Flack just gave some to Matt Stout though.

On a {q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} board, a pot of about 260,000 sat between them. Stout fired a bet of 145,000 and Flack thought for a few moments before giving up.

Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 645,000 -72,000
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 630,000 150,000

Tags: Layne FlackMatt Stout

Fast Doubles Through Andriamahefa

Jan_Kores • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

German player Dietrich Fast raised from under the gun, making it 18,000. Small blind Kevin Andriamahefa woke up with a re-raise to 50,000. Fast paused for a bit and then declared all in. Andriamahefa called.

Dietrich Fast: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Kevin Andriamahefa: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Fast's Cowboys were in good shape even after the {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} flop.

The turn, however, brought an interesting sweat as the {10-Clubs} improved Fast's hand into a straight but at the same time gave Andriamahefa a flush draw.

The river card {3-Diamonds} was the brick-est of the bricks, though. Fast could celebrate his important double.

Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 368,000 273,000
Kevin Andriamahefa us
Kevin Andriamahefa
us 190,000 10,000

Tags: Dietrich FastKevin Andriamahefa

New Leader; Mackey gets the Best of Berkey, Again

[user270022] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
James Mackey (From an earlier event)
James Mackey (From an earlier event)

We heard the "All-in. Call," from across the room and arrived to see a monster pot brewing between Matt Berkey and James Mackey. The two had tangled previously this evening with Mackey stinging Berkey for a double up.

This time, the board read {8-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts} with Berkey holding {q-}{j-} and Mackey having {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. Berkey had Mackey covered, and was forced to pay Mackey's 372,000 stack when the river came a {q-Hearts}, giving Mackey a straight and the chip lead.

James Mackey us
James Mackey
us 1,005,000 505,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 130,000 -330,000

Tags: James MackeyMatt Berkey

Ausmus Falls to Cynn

[user270022] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
John Cynn
John Cynn

"Payout," was heard across the room as Jeremy Ausmus stood up from the table. Ausmus has been at risk by John Cynn. Ausmus had moved all-in with {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Cynn had tabled {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}.

We don't know how the action went down but there was an ace on the board and we know that Cynn backdoored a four-card flush.

Ausmus leaves with $8,187 for his 37th place finish.

John Cynn us
John Cynn
us 300,000 -30,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us Busted

Tags: Jeremy AusmusJohn Cynn