Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Waki Holds to Double

• Level 4: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Mark Radoja opened the button to 8,000 only to have Yasuhiro Waki three-bet to 25,000 from the big blind. Radoja pushed a stack of 25,000-denomination chips into the pot and Waki called off his 119,000.

Radoja: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Waki: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

With Waki in dominating shape, the {7-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} board would ensure his double to 239,000 as Radoja slipped back to 361,000 in chips.

As Waki was pushed the pot, he went on a celebratory rant running round the room before the Tournament Director issued him his last warning on excessive celebration.

Tags: Mark RadojaYasuhiro Waki

Terry Pushes Out Young

• Level 4: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Jordan Young opened his button with an 8,000-chip min-raise only to have Todd Terry three-bet to 20,000. Young made the call, and when faced with a 22,000-chip bet on the {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop, he called that too.

With the dealer dropping the {8-Spades} on the river, Terry pushed for his last 107,000, and after a lengthy deliberation, Young folded.

Terry flashed his {10-Spades}{7-Clubs} for a semi-bluff as he raked in the pot to move to 192,000 in chips.

Tags: Todd TerryJordan Young

Alan Goehring Eliminated in 19th Place ($13,368); Adam Junglen Advances!

[user196942] • Level 4: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Alan Goehring - 19th Place
Alan Goehring - 19th Place

On a board reading {6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, Alan Goehring checked-called a 21,000 bet from Adam Junglen on the button.

The {10-Spades} river completed the board and Goehring again checked, prompting an all-in bet from Junglen. Goehring called off his remaining stack.

Goehring: {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Junglen: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

"Wow, there was no way for you to get away from that," Junglen said in surprise upon seeing the boat vs. boat cooler.

With that, Adam Junglen has advanced and will return to play at the final table tomorrow.

Tags: Adam JunglenAlen Goehring

The WSOP Poker Hall of Fame

• Level 4: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With Erik Seidel still battling it out three-handed for a place on yet another WSOP final table, it truly is justification for his recent acceptance in the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame.

Consequently, we thought we should look at some of the previous inductees since 1979.

The WSOP Poker Hall of Fame

1979Nick “The Greek” Dandolos
James Butler “Wild Bill Hickok”
Edmond Hoyle
Felton “Corky” McCorquodale
Johnny Moss
Red Winn
Sid Wyman
1980T “Blondie” Forbes
1981Bill Boyd
1982Tom Abdo
1983Joe Bernstein
1984Murph Harrold
1985Red Hodges
1986Henry Green
1987Walter Clyde “Puggy” Pearson
1988Doyle Brunson
Jack “Treetop” Strauss
1989Fred “Sarge” Ferris
1990Benny Binion
1991David “Chip” Reese
1992Thomas Austin “Amarillo Slim” Preston
1993Jack Keller
1996Julius Oral “Little Man” Popwell
1997Roger Moore
2001Stu “The Kid” Ungar
2002Lyle Berman
Johnny Chan
2003Bobby Baldwin
2004Berry Johnston
2005Crandall Addington
Jack Binion
2006Billy Baxter
T.J. Cloutier
2007Phil Hellmuth
Barbara Enright
2008Henry Orenstein
Duane “Dewey” Tomko
2009Mike Sexton
2010Dan Harrington
Erik Seidel

Tags: Erik Seidel

Snap! Snap! It's Photo Time!

Here are some photos from the players contending the Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout!

Justin BonomoGareth TeatumYasuhiro WakiTom MarcheseToddy TerrryToby LewisSean GetzwillerScott BaumsteinNikita LebedevNicholas MitchellMark RadojaKyle FreyJP KellyJordan YoungJeffrey GrossJames AkenheadGavin SmithErik SeidelDan SmithBen TollereneAlan GoehringAdam JunglenTommy VedesAdam Junglen

Thorsten Schafer Eliminated in 20th Place ($13,368); Nicolas Fierrogottner Advances!

• Level 3: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Thorsten Schafer has joined Ben Tollerene in falling just one place shy of an elusive WSOP final table.

Schafer found himself all in preflop holding {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} against Nicolas Fierrogottner's {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}.

The board ran out {2-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds} to see Schafer fall in 20th place, while Fierrogottner advances to the final table joining Sean Getzwiller.

Tags: Nicolas FierrogottnerThorsten Schafer

Gross Four-Flushed on River

James Akenhead looking likely to advance
James Akenhead looking likely to advance

With the board reading {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, Jeffrey Gross pushed out a 17,500-chip bet which James Akenhead called as the {7-Clubs} landed on the river.

Gross checked and Akenhead fired out 62,000 which Gross called.

"Ahhh, had it on the turn!" announced Gross as he tabled his {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} after Akenhead tabled his {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for a rivered king-high flush.

With that pot, Akenhead takes a commanding lead in the hand holding a better than five-to-one advantage on Gross.

James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb 512,000 384,000
Jeffrey Gross us
Jeffrey Gross
us 88,000 -120,000

Tags: James AkenheadJeffrey Gross

Justin Bonomo Eliminated in 21st Place ($13,368)

• Level 3: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Justin Bonomo - 21st Place
Justin Bonomo - 21st Place

Justin Bonomo found himself all in for roughly his last 55,000 with Nicolas Fierrogottner making the call.

Bonomo: {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Fierrogottner: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}

The flop of {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{7-Hearts} gave Bonomo outs to a flush, and when the {K-Spades} landed on the turn, he gained outs to a chop.

Unfortunately for Bonomo, the river landed the {8-Spades} to end his tournament in 21st place as Fierrogottner enters heads-up play with a near two-to-one advantage over Thorsten Schafer.

Tags: Justin BonomoNicolas FierrogottnerThorsten Schafer