$100,000 Challenge
Tage:
12

One for Robl

[user68268] • Level 6: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

From under the gun, Chris Lee raised to 6,000. Andrew Robl made the call from the small blind, and Mike Watson called from the big blind.

On the flop, the {8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} fell, and action checked around to see the {Q-Diamonds} land on the turn. Robl bet 11,000, and Watson folded. Lee also gave it up, and Robl won the pot.

Tags: Andrew RoblChris LeeMike Watson

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[user68268] • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

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"That was Probably a Bad Fold"

[user153638]

Tony Bloom opened for 7,600 from the cutoff only to have Dan Shak three-bet to 25,000 from the button. After the blinds folded, Bloom raised the pot (remember it's pot limit preflop), making it 81,300 to go.

Shak looked as if he was going to make a quick call, but then he slowed down and took inventory of his chips. Over the course of about 90 seconds he cut out enough chips to make the call, but then unexpectedly grabbed his cards and dropped them into the muck.

"That was probably a bad fold," Shak said as the pot was pushed to Bloom. Shak then claimed to have folded {10-}{10-}.

Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 195,000 -25,000
Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb 160,000 33,000

Tags: Dan ShakTony Bloom

Level:
6
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
300

Chips Counts at the Dinner Break

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Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 235,000 10,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 220,000 -105,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 188,000 62,000
Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa
171,000 71,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 136,000 50,000
Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb 127,000 -3,000
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
dk 126,500 -8,500
Eric Liu us
Eric Liu
us 125,600 -40,400
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 115,000 15,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
hk 107,000 21,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 93,000 23,000
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 84,000 -4,000
Chris Lee us
Chris Lee
us 76,700 -13,300
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 72,500 -16,500
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 70,000 -26,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 63,300 -20,200
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 61,400 -10,600

Dinner Break

[user153638] • Level 5: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Players are now on a 90-minute dinner break and will return at 9 PM local time. We'll have updated chip counts for you in a bit.

Pritchard Pinched

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Jason Pritchard
Jason Pritchard

In the last hand before the dinner break, Jason Pritchard managed to get his last 30,600 all in preflop holding {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} only to run into the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} of Igor Kurganov. The rail was clearly in favor of their fellow Australian, but much to their disappointment, their man wouldn't catch as the board ran out an uneventful {K-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 225,000 68,000
Jason Pritchard au
Jason Pritchard
au Ausgeschieden

Tags: Igor KurganovJason Pritchard

Quoss' Comeback Bid Falls Short

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Fabian Quoss
Fabian Quoss

Fabian Quoss was recently crippled by Vanessa Selbst, and now she returned to finish the job.

It happened when Selbst opened for 4,300 from the button and Quoss moved all in from the big blind for right around 20,000. Selbst made a reluctant call with the {K-Clubs}{7-Spades}, and she needed help as Quoss held the superior {A-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. The {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop wasn't particularly interesting, but the {8-Hearts} turn did deliver Selbst a gutshot straight draw. Much to the shock of some at the table, that draw came in as the {5-Hearts} peeled off on the river to put an end to Quoss' tournament... unless of course he opts to re-enter before the end of Level 6.

Meanwhile, Andrew Robl has opted to fire a second bullet and is now sitting in Quoss' former seat.

Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 100,000 100,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 72,000 17,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de Ausgeschieden

Tags: Fabian QuossVanessa Selbst

Mercier Gets Lucky to Extend Tournament Life

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We're not sure of the preflop action, but a raising war broke out between Jason Pritchard and Jason Mercier that resulted in the latter being all in for 40,200.

Mercier: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Pritchard: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

It was a bad spot for Mercier, and his best bet of winning was an ace. Fortunately for him, he got it right away as the {A-Hearts} appeared in the window and was followed by the {6-Hearts} and {4-Spades}. Neither the {5-Clubs} turn nor {4-Hearts} river helped Pritchard, and Mercier doubled through.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 83,500 43,500
Jason Pritchard au
Jason Pritchard
au 31,000 -56,000

Tags: Jason MercierJason Pritchard

The Ladies Take from the Love Shak

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Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa

Dan Shak, who won this event back in 2010, has been on a heater here today and was responsible for the eliminations of both Andrew Robl and Patrik Antonius. He tried to add Masa Kagawa to that list, but it proved easier said than done.

It happened when Kagawa opened for 4,500 from the cutoff and Shak three-bet to 16,700 from the small blind. Kagawa called and watched Shak move all in on the {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Kagawa, who had 81,400 behind, thought long and hard before calling off with {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, which was out in front of Shak's {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}.

The {Q-Hearts} turn gave Kagawa a set, but it was a bad card as Shak picked up a flush draw. Fortunately for Kagawa, the {J-Diamonds} blanked on the river and he doubled through the chip leader.

Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 227,000 -98,000
Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa
198,000 98,000

Tags: Dan ShakMasa Kagawa