Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Preispool $2,857,500
Players 3,175

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Fridvalszki Doubles

• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Travis Atkins folded, first to act, before Richard Fridvalszki raised all in for 680,000. Yashar Darian looked down at his cards and quickly called. Jason Somerville, in the big blind, got out of the way.

Darian had Fridvalszki in bad shape with {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} against {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Before the flop Fridvalszki walked over to his friends and it looked like he anticipated a celebration. The flop came {4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} and they erupted, jumping up and down and cheering. The {2-Diamonds} turn quieted them down, however, because Darian had picked up a flush draw. The {4-Clubs} river bricked though giving the Fridvalszki bucnh a reason to cheer again.

With the double, he now has 1,500,000 while Darian falls to 3,760,000.

Tags: Richard FridvalszkiYashar Darian

Somerville Cools Off A Bit

Yashar Darian raised to 90,000 from the button, Jason Somerville re-raised to 255,000 from the small blind and Travis Atkins moved all in for 675,000 from the big blind.

Darian folded and Somerville said, "Well I have good news, I think you have the best hand, but I don't think I can fold." He made the call with {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and was way behind the {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} of Atkins.

The flop was {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades} which was as good a flop as Somerville could've hoped for. The turn was a {Q-Spades} to take away a few of his outs, and the {4-Hearts} on the river secured the double for Atkins.

Atkins has about 1.5 million and Somerville has around 2.8 million

Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 2,800,000 -740,000
Travis Atkins
Travis Atkins
1,500,000 700,000

Tags: Jason SomervilleTravis Atkins

Alexander Martin Eliminated in 5th Place ($114,414)

• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Alexander Martin Eliminated in 5th Place
Alexander Martin Eliminated in 5th Place

From the button, Alexander Martin raised to 90,000 and Jason Somerville asked for a count of Martin's chips. It came back at 1.2 Million total and Somerville three-bet to 245,000. Martin thought for three or four minutes before announcing he was all in. Somerville double checked his cards and made the call.

Martin: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Somerville: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The flop came {8-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs} which gave Martin six extra outs. The turn was the {4-Spades} which left Martin with just three Aces, two Queens and four Sevens to survive. The river was the {10-Diamonds} and he was sent home in 5th Place.

Yashar Darian and Jason Somerville now control about 80% nearly 10 Million chips in play with 4.5 and 3.5 Million, respectively.

Tags: Alex MartinJason SomervilleYashar Darian

Gian Carlos Oliveri Eliminated in 6th Place ($84,753)

• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Gian Carlos Oliveri Eliminated in 6th Place
Gian Carlos Oliveri Eliminated in 6th Place

From late position, Jason Somerville raised to 80,000 and Gian Carlos Oliveri moved all in for 280,000 next to act. It folded back to Somerville who wasted little time in making the call.

Somerville: {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Oliveri: {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

The flop helped solidify Somerville's lead when it came {3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} but the {4-Hearts} turn gave Oliveri new life. He needed one of the eight remaining hearts to double up and stay alive but the the river bricked out with the {8-Clubs}.

Somerville has now reached 2.8 Million chips.

Tags: Gian Carlos OliveriJason Somerville


• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

This final table is taking place on the featured table right next to the ESPN set. It has room all around it for spectators and boy are there plenty of them. In certain spots they are three or four deep watching these guys go at it for the WSOP gold bracelet. Others are even standing on the top of the ESPN set to try and see over the crowd.

Jason Somerville has had a strong rail going all day and in the past hour or two had quite an impressive run of notable pro's sweating him. Earlier, Jason Mercier came by to wish him luck and now Daniel Negreanu has "court side" seats to watch him try to take it down.

Alex Martin also has a group of over a dozen friends standing behind him who he has consulted with after certain hands. We have already seen how crazy and fun the English can be when they rail so they will certainly be a group to keep an eye on as the tournament goes even deeper.

Tags: Alex MartinJason Somerville


Diana Allen Eliminated in 7th Place ($63,493)

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Diana Allen Eliminated in 7th Place
Diana Allen Eliminated in 7th Place

Jason Somerville opened from under the gun to 75,000 and received calls from Alex Martin on the button and Diana Allen in the big blind.

The flop came {8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Allen led right out with a 100,000 chip bet. Somerville flatted and Martin folded. The turn was the {2-Spades} and Allen slowed down with a check. Somerville took the lead and bet 200,000 which was called by Allen.

The river was the {7-Hearts} and Allen put the aggression back in her hands with an all in bet worth 705,000. Somerville started counting out the chips, trying to figure out how much he would have left and thought on the decision for a couple of minutes. Finally, he looked right at the dealer and announced a call. Allen flipped over {k-}{j-} for a pair of Jacks and Somerville tabled {k-}{k-} for a pair of Kings.

Allen will go home with $63,493 while Somerville takes his role as second in chips with just six left.

Tags: Diana AllenJason Somerville

Somerville versus Atkins

• Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Jason Somerville and Travis Atkins have been at the same table for the better part of Day 3 and tangled again in a recent hand.

Atkins limped in from under the gun, Somerville completed his small blind and Gian Carlos Oliveri checked his option. The three players saw the {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop and all three players checked. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Somerville led out this time for 50,000. Oliveri quickly kicked in his hand but Atkins made the call. The river was the {9-Clubs} and Somerville bet 135,000 this time. Atkins made the call again and Somerville tabled {8-Hearts}{7-Spades} for a rivered straight. Atkins mucked and Somerville has chipped up to 1,500,000

Tags: Gian Carlos OliveriJason SomervilleTravis Atkins

Somerville's All In Takes One From Atkins

Preflop, Jason Somerville raised it up to 60,000 from the button and got a call from Travis Atkins in the big blind.

The flop came {4-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Atkins checked. Somerville bet out 105,000 and Atkins check-raised to 275,000. Somerville then re-raised all in. Atkins tanked for about five minutes before eventually folding the hand and giving Somerville the pot.

After the hand, Atkins falls just below a million and Somerville moves back up over a million

Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 1,350,000 100,000
Travis Atkins
Travis Atkins
950,000 -490,000

Tags: Jason SomervilleTravis Atkins