Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

The Grind Continues

• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The average of one flop for every ten minutes of play continues here at this final table.

Earlier, Rayan Nathan raised to 90,000 from the hijack and found two callers in the form of Selim Oulmekki and Andy Philachack from the small and big blind respectively to go three ways to a flop that read {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. Oulmekki and Philachack checked to Nathan who led out for 150,000, but when Oulmekki shoved, the others got out of the way.

In the next hand, Nemer Haddad raised to 95,000 from the UTG +1 position, only to fold after Ryan Goindoo re-raised to 235,000 from the cutoff. Shortly after, Oulmekki came in with another raise from the cutoff, making it 90,000 to go, but mucked after Philachack re-raised to 270,000 from the button.

Then John "Rowdy" Borzio raised to 120,000 from the UTG +1 position. He found no takers.

Tags: Andy PhilachackJohn BorzioNemer HaddadRayan NathanRyan GoindooSelim Oulmekki

Oulmekki Gets Busy

• Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

In the most recent action at this final table, Ryan Gooindo raised to 95,000 but folded after Selim Oulmekki shoved. Oulmekki then open-shoved to take down another set of blinds and antes, then he opened for 90,000 and found one caller in the form of Nemer Haddad to go heads-up to the flop of {Q-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{3-Spades}. However, Haddad check-folded after Oulmekki's bet of 125,000.

Gooindo then raised to 95,000 from early position, but Oulmekki re-raised to 225,000 and forced him to lay his hand down before he opened in the next hand for 95,000 to take down another set of blinds and antes.

Tags: Ryan GooindoSelim OulmekkiNemer Haddad

James Boyle Eliminated in 9th Place ($59,705)

James Boyle - 9th Place ($59,705)
James Boyle - 9th Place ($59,705)

Andy "Blackjack" Philachack is now holding over a third of the chips in play after sending James Boyle to the rail in ninth place.

Boyle open-shoved for his last 650,000 before the flop and Philachack called before the others let them have at it; Boyle showed {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} but found himself flipping for his tournament life against Philachack's {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}.

The flop of {7-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} kept Philachack ahead, but the repeat {Q-Diamonds} on the turn improved Philachack to two pair. Needing any ace, jack or ten, the {4-Hearts} blanked out on the river.

Andy Philachack us
Andy Philachack
us 5,310,000 650,000
James Boyle us
James Boyle
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Andy PhilachackJames Boyle

Bryn Kenney Eliminated in 10th Place ($46,209)

Bryn Kenney - 10th Place ($46,209)
Bryn Kenney - 10th Place ($46,209)

Despite having doubled up in the previous hand, Bryn Kenney has been busted at the hands of Andy Philachack to depart in 10th place.

Kenney raised to 100,000 before Philachack re-raised to 400,000, forcing the others out of the way before Kenney shoved the rest of his stack into the middle. Philachack snap-called.

Kenney: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Philachack: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

Neither hand improved on the flop of {8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, but Kenney was far from impressed when the {A-Diamonds} spiked on the turn to give Philachack top-top, which held after the {6-Hearts} bricked out on the river.

And with that, we now have our official final table!

Andy Philachack us
Andy Philachack
us 4,660,000 860,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Andy PhilachackBryn Kenney

Horvatich Doubles

Bryn Kenney has just managed to score a timely double-up through John Horvatich as the action at the unofficial final table continues.

The action folded to Bryn Kenney who raised all-in before Horvatich called from the button. All the others got out of the way and the cards were revealed:

Horvatich: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Kenney: {A-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Kenney's rail erupted when the flop came down {4-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{5-Spades}, giving Kenney the lead, and that held after the turn and river ran out {3-Diamonds}, {9-Clubs} to give him the double-up.

John Horvatich
John Horvatich
900,000 -425,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 860,000 320,000

Tags: Bryn KenneyJohn Horvatich

Borzio - The Silent Assassin

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

John Borzio has not said a single word to anyone throughout the last two-and-a-half days, but he's been quietly accumulating chips and managed to acquire some from Rayan Nathan.

Nathan raised to 80,000 before the flop, but then Borzio re-raised to 240,000. Nathan quickly folded.

"Quiet man, loud actions," Nathan quipped. No response from Borzio.

Tags: John BorzioRayan Nathan


Everyday I'm Shufflin'

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Here are the last three hands we've seen at this final table.

Rayan Nathan raised to 75,000 before the flop and found no callers, and Hasan Anter got the same result after he raised to 80,000.

Then Nathan raised to 80,000 from middle position and found two callers in the form of Selim Oulmekki and Hasan Anter from the big blind to go three ways to a flop of {J-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{6-Hearts}.

Anter and Nathan checked Oulmekki who fired 130,000. The others folded.

Tags: Rayan NathanHasan AnterSelim Oulmekki