Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Kabrhel Sniffs One Out

We were making our rounds when we noticed Martin Kabhrel was playing another pot with two other players. Kabrhel was first to act on a flop of {8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{J-Spades} and he bet out 850. The player in middle position after a minute of thinking raised and made it 1,825. A couple of moments later we saw Kabrhel make the call.

On the {4-Clubs} turn both players checked very apprehensively. They did the same thing on the {3-Spades} river. WHen it was time to show cards Kabrhel very sheepishly showed {K-Spades}{4-Spades} for a turned pair of fours. His opponent mucked and Kabrhel won another pot.

Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 28,000 5,000

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Shipping it to Selbst

We just found Vanessa Selbst and right when we got there she was calling the all in of a short stacked player.

Short Stack: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

After all the chips were put in the pot the cards came out {A-}{8-}{6-}{7-}{7-}. Selbst won the pot with a pair of aces, her opponent wasn't even able to grab hold of a draw and was subsequently eliminated.

Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 15,500 3,100

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Prizepool and Payouts

• Level 7: 150-300, 50 ante

The prizepool and payout structure has been announced by the World Series of Poker tournament staff and boy does $1,500, 2,500 times add up fast. The total prizepool is $3,375,000 even, $599,153 of which will be paid out to just one player. Along with, of course, the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

For those more interested in a min-cash, 270 of the 2,500 entrants will make a profit and get paid no less than $2,733 when they go to the cage. You can find the full prizepool breakdown listed under the "Payouts" tab if you're interested. In all likelyhood though, we won't be worried about it here at the Rio until tomorrow.


Dinner Break Time

• Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Players are now on a 90 minute Dinner Break to gorge and relieve themselves.

Jacks for Jaka

Faraz Jaka started a recent hand off by raising 450 preflop, it looked like it might fold around, but Stephen Chidwick decided he'd gamble.

On a {2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} flop Jaka again lead with aggression by betting out 500. Chidwick called and it was to the turn we go. A {5-Spades} graced the turn and it was here Jaka slowed down by checking. Chidwick jumped on this opportunity and fired out 1,200, Jaka called.

On the {6-Hearts} river both players checked and cards were turned over. Jaka showed {J-}{J-} for a pair of jacks, and it was apparently the best hand as Chidwick mucked his cards.

Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 11,400 900
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 5,300 5,300

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A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

Chad_Holloway • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

John Juanda33621$410,067
Amir Lehavot330.7521$578,454
Viacheslav Zhukov31511$465,216
Jake Cody30011$851,192
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier299.2531$364,565
Jason Sommerville291.5021$525,274
Sean Getzwiller28011$611,185
Eddie Blumenthal279.8020$589,784
Allen Bari279.5011$877,262
Richard Ashby273.6020$305,212

*Standings through Event #23