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

Somerville Climbing Back Up

Shane Rose raised it up to 35,000 on the button and Jason Somerville called from the big blind.

The flop came {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Somerville checked. Rose bet out for 50,000 and Somerville made the call.

The turn was the {9-Diamonds} and Somerville again checked. This time, Rose bet out 100,000 and Somerville elected to call again.

The river was the {4-Spades} and Somerville checked for the third time. Rose took his time, but eventually checked behind. Somerville showed {8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for the turned straight and Rose mucked.

Somerville has finally hit the 1,000,000 chip mark and Rose is now sitting with 700,000

Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 1,000,000 300,000
Shane Rose
Shane Rose
700,000 -210,000

Tags: Jason SomervilleShane Rose

Chip Count Updates

At the end of the first break we have already narrowed our starting field of 27 players down to just 12. Here are their current chip counts as we are just two players away from our unofficial final table.

Alexander Martin
Alexander Martin
1,985,000 1,385,000
Diana Allen
Diana Allen
1,600,000 -50,000
Yashar Darian
Yashar Darian
1,050,000 250,000
Shane Rose
Shane Rose
910,000 -40,000
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 700,000
Gian Carlos Oliveri
Gian Carlos Oliveri
680,000 180,000
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 635,000 -185,000
Brett Shaffer us
Brett Shaffer
us 560,000 30,000
James Schaaf us
James Schaaf
us 525,000 -475,000
Travis Atkins
Travis Atkins
500,000 200,000
Thomas Conway us
Thomas Conway
us 450,000 50,000
Richard Fridvalszki hu
Richard Fridvalszki
hu 447,000 -63,000

Martin Doubles through Schaaf

• Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Gian Carlos Oliveri raised to 38,000 from middle position. Both Alex Martin and Lex Veldhuis called in position before James Schaaf three bet to 150,000 from the small blind. Oliveri folded but Martin moved all in for 654,000 total. Veldhuis folded and Schaaf went deep into the tank. After a few minutes he decided to call but was upset to see his {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} behind the {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} of Martin.

The board ran out a sweat free {j-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and Martin doubled up. At the break, he is our chip leader with 1.985.

Tags: Alex MartinGian Carlos OliveriJames SchaafLex Veldhuis


• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

We are on a 20-minute break.

Dejuante Alexander Eliminated in 13th Place ($22,317)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Dejuante Alexander
Dejuante Alexander

From early position, Gian Carlos Oliveri raised it up to 35,000 and from late position, Dejuante Alexander re-raised all in for 180,000. Oliveri made the call and flipped over {9-}{9-}. Alexander hung his head and flipped over {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} to be way behind.

The board ran out {J-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Spades} and Alexander hit the rail. Oliveri is now up to 500,000 after the elimination.

Two more eliminations and we will have an unofficial final table.

Tags: Dejuante AlexanderGian Carlos Oliveri

Maximilian Lehmanski Eliminated in 14th Place ($22,317)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Maximillian Lehmanski
Maximillian Lehmanski

Maximilian Lehmanski went all in preflop for his last 140,000 and was called by Shane Rose.

Rose had {7-}{7-} and Lehmanski showed {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}.

The flop was {7-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} nearly locking it up for Rose. The turn and river were {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Lehmanski was sent packing. Rose is close to a million with 950,000 after the hand

Tags: Maximilian LehmanskiShane Rose

Tim West Eliminated in 15th Place ($22,317)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Tim West Eliminated in 15th Place
Tim West Eliminated in 15th Place

Tim West opened the action with a raise to 38,000 in middle position. Diana Allen made the call in the hijack and Jason Somerville came along from the button. While the big blind was thinking and asking the dealer a question, a slight altercation occured between him and Allen about the amount of the raise. The argument moved to the way she was wearing her sunglasses and eventually, the player in the big blind decided to fold,

Allen composed herself and saw the {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop three ways. West checked, as did Allen and Somerville bet 55,000. West check-raised all in and Allen asked for a count. After both West and the dealer counted out about 550,000, Allen announced that she was all in and Somerville got out of the way.

Allen had flopped a set with {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} both was not in the clear yet. The {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} of West was still very much alive. The turn was the {2-Hearts}. Allen asked for a black card on the river and she got it. The {9-Clubs} gave West a meaningless two pair and he finishes the tournament in 15th place.

With that pot, Allen now has 1.6 Million of the 9.5 Million chips in play with 14 players remaining.

Tags: Diana AllenJason SomervilleTim West

Michael Clark Eliminated in 18th Place ($17,659), Steven Miller Eliminated in 17th Place ($17,659)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Shane Rose opened the action with a raise to 35,000. Michael Clark in the small blind moved all in for 110,000 and Steven MIller immediately re-jammed for 326,000. Rose, who didn't seem happy about the action, made the call nevertheless and the hands were turned up.

Rose: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Clark: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Miller: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The flop was {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} and kept Clark in the lead with his pair of Nines. The turn was paint with the {q-Hearts} but missed all of the over cards that would make a pair. It did, however, give Miller a flush draw and each Rose and Miller made a gut-shot straight draw. The river was the {j-Diamonds} which made Miller a pair of Jacks but gave Rose broadway.

After the stacks were counted out, Rose had just 10,000 more than Miller. He now has 825,000 after knocking out those two players.

Tags: Michael ClarkShane RoseSteven Miller