Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Preispool $2,601,000
Players 2890

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Manuel Labandeira Eliminated in 21st Place ($13,031)

Shamus • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Manuel Labandeia - 21st place
Manuel Labandeia - 21st place

It was the very first hand of Day 3. In fact, Aaron Massey hadn't even finished stacking his chips after unbagging them when he opened with a raise to 30,000 from middle position. The table folded around to Manuel Labandeira in the small blind who reraised all in with the 218,000 he had left. Tamas Lendval folded from the BB, and Massey quickly called.

Ladandeira {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Massey {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {A-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Spades}{A-Spades}{J-Clubs}, and Ladandeira is out in 21st. Massey, meanwhile, has a lot more chips to stack. He up to 645,000.

Tags: Manuel Labandeira


Final Day of Event # 45: No-Limit Hold'em Set to Begin

Antonio Esfandiari Seekes His Second Bracelet Here On Day 3
Antonio Esfandiari Seekes His Second Bracelet Here On Day 3

Heading into the third and final day of Event # 45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, the narrative of the tournament has been defined by contrast. Day 1 witnessed thousands of amateurs with little experience trying to overwhelm the professionals in the field, and players being culled at a dizzying pace. In one of the last chances to take home gold in this year’s WSOP, both the average joes and the grizzled pros flocked to the Rio for their chance to win a bracelet.

During the more methodical Day 2, a pair of poker greats emerged from the wreckage and built commanding chip stacks. Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari both displayed distinctly different styles as they made their runs, and the Poker Brat’s vocal play eventually saw him exit in 28th place.

Now that Day 3 has arrived, our chip leader Jonathan Driscoll (1,247,000) has stamped his name on the tournament with authority. After moving to Hellmuth’s table late in the night, Driscoll proceeded to dismantle the 11-time bracelet winner with devastating precision. The native of Quebec, who is sharing a house with friend and defending Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel, managed to get under Hellmuth’s skin. He eventually finessed an ill-timed semibluff shove from the legend and claimed his entire stack in stunning fashion.

Driscoll will do battle with fellow million dollar man Kenneth Griffin (1,133,000), as well as young tournament pro Andrew Teng (723,000). His most formidable opponent, however, may just be Antonio Esfandiari (663,000). The Magician burst on the poker scene in 2004 by winning both the $10,000 L.A. Poker Classic ($1,399,135) and the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em ($184,860), and after a bit of a dry spell, he has retaken his seat at the table of poker’s best players. A win here today would give Esfandiari his second bracelet, elevating him to the upper echelon of poker players who have climbed the mountain twice.

The PokerNews team will be here until the final hand is dealt, so check in with us throughout the day to follow all of the action as a new champion is crowned here at the WSOP.

Tags: Andrew TengAntonio EsfandiariJonathan DriscollKenneth GriffinPhill Hellmuth

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

2801Antonio Esfandiari663,000
2802Jonathan Driscoll1,247,000
2803Jonathan Lane509,000
2804Michael Marks224,000
2805David Haiman528,000
2806David Baker252,000
2809Jeremiah Siegmund512,000
2861Stuart Fischbein141,000
2863Jean Luc Marais224,000
2864Jelger Wiegersma215,000
2865Nicolo Calia150,000
2866Philip Hammerling650,000
2867Eric Baudry266,000
2868Paulo Gomes308,000
2921Andrew Teng723,000
2922Manuel Labandeira226,000
2923Tamas Lendvai169,000
2924Kenneth Griffin1,133,000
2926Aaron Massey413,000
2927Manuel Davidian106,000
2928Kent Novick91,000
Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
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