Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Lenaghan Leapfrogs the Field

Bryan Follain - @2012wsopchamp?
Bryan Follain - @2012wsopchamp?

In middle position, Ryan Lenaghan opened to 110,000, and Bryan Follain three-bet to 355,000 a couple seats over. When it came back to Lenaghan, he asked how much his opponent was playing, a number that would end up factoring into the hand in the end -- 4 million straight. Lenaghan reraised to 865,000, and Follain didn't delay too long before he announced, "One point two," on a five-bet. Lenaghan double-checked his cards, and he very quickly announced an all in with his massively covering stack putting the pressure on. Follain was still in the middle of counting out the bet he'd made, and he froze dead in his tracks and fumbled the chips into the pot. He was clearly a bit shaken by the decision facing him, and he'd go on to spend the next several minutes struggling over it. With 2.2 million chips in the pot, he only had 1.8 left behind. Follain stood up, took a quick lap around behind his chair, then sat down and rubbed his forehead beneath his hat. "Dude! Come on!" he lamented. Finally, he stood up and announced, "All right, I had fun, I call!" He was at risk, and the largest pot of the tournament was heaped in the middle of the table and up for grabs.

Lenaghan: {J-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}
Follain: {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}

There were a few quizzical looks exchanged around the rail as some expected to see stronger hands than that turned up. Regardless, it was a flip, and Follain was clearly the one doing most of the sweating. He jumped up and down like a boxer, pleading for help while Lenaghan sat calmly in his seat, almost uninterested in the whole thing.

The board ran out {9-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {6-Clubs} {4-Diamonds} {10-Clubs}, never fully materializing for Follain. He goes by the name @2011wsopchamp on Twitter, but his dreams of winning WSOP gold have been put on ice until at least later this fall in Cannes.

Lenaghan has his sights set on this bracelet right here. That knockout gives him a huge chip lead now, sitting pretty atop the counts with at least 12.3 million in his massive castle.

Ryan Lenaghan us
Ryan Lenaghan
us 12,300,000 4,200,000
Bryan Follain
Bryan Follain

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Gelencser Shoves Into Kings

Stuart Tuvey Back Up Over 2 Million
Stuart Tuvey Back Up Over 2 Million

Stuart Tuvey raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and the action folded around to Peter Gelencser in the big blind. Gelencser announced that he was all in and Tuvey snap called, flipping over {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} which was crushing Gelencser's {K-Hearts}{7-Hearts}.

The flop brought the case king, coming {10-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{4-Spades}. The turn and river were {7-Diamonds} and {8-Spades} respectively, and just like that Gelencser was sent packing while Tuvey added some wiggle room to his stack.

Stuart Tuvey us
Stuart Tuvey
us 2,300,000 300,000
Peter Gelencser hu
Peter Gelencser
hu Ausgeschieden

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Esposito Bluffs Brokos

Shamus • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
John Esposito
John Esposito

Andrew Brokos opened with a raise to 100,000 from the cutoff and got one caller in John Esposito from the big blind. The flop came {8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades} and Esposito checked. Brokos continued with a bet of 125,000, then Esposito check-raised all in for 910,000 total.

Brokos tanked for some time, then pushed his cards dealerward. Esposito showed his cards -- {J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} -- as he dragged the pot.

Esposito has about 1.15 million now, while Brokos slips to 1.88 million.

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Kelly Slips

With the action now beginning to slow (gradually), hands at both the feature and secondary feature have been few and far between, but we did manage to catch some significant action between Konstantinos Mamaliadis and JP Kelly.

The action folded around to Mamaliadis who raised to 115,000 from the cutoff preflop, only to be called by Kelly from the big blind, making it head-up to the flop of {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

Kelly checked and Mamaliadis bet 200,000, but Kelly then check-raised to 550,000 Mamaliadis called, but then shoved over the top of Kelly's bet of 725,000 on the turn of the {J-Clubs}. Kelly quickly mucked his hand.

Konstantinos Mamaliadis
Konstantinos Mamaliadis
6,710,000 1,355,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 3,335,000 -1,590,000

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Schwalich Swipes a Few from Collins

Shamus • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Scott Schwalich
Scott Schwalich

It folded around to Phil Collins who raised to 120,000 from late position. Scott Schwalich checked his cards, then called from the button.

The blinds got out, and the flop came all diamonds -- {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Collins checked, and Schwalich took the opening to bet 175,000. Collins then raised to 410,000, which prompted an all-in shove from Schwalich for about 2 million total. Collins considered a bit, then let his hand go.

Collins still sits with a handsome 7.6 million-chip stack, while Schwalich chips up to around 3.1 million.

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Cunningham Coolered, Eliminated

Allen Cunningham - Eliminated
Allen Cunningham - Eliminated

Marc-Andre Ladouceur opened to 105,000 from middle position, and Allen Cunningham moved all in for around 880,000 on his direct left. The action folded back to Ladouceur who snapped it off.

Ladouceur: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Cunningham: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Cunningham could do nothing but laugh at the sight of Ladouceur's aces. The {9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop was as dry as the Nevada desert, and even though the turn and river were both paint, neither the {j-Hearts} nor the {q-Clubs} could save Cunningham. He received a very warm round of applause as he shook Ladouceur's hand and headed towards the exit.

Ladouceur is now back around average with 2.7 million chips.

Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 2,700,000 560,000
Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
us Ausgeschieden

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Sinopoli Sends Some to Pateychuk

Andrey Pateychuk
Andrey Pateychuk

Frank Sinopoli opened to 120,000 preflop and was called by Andrey Pateychuk from the button. The two men saw a flop of {J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs} fall. Sinopoli checked the flop and Pateychuk fired out 155,000. Sinopoli decided to put in a check-raise and made it 330,000 to go. Pateychuk made the call and the {7-Spades} hit the turn.

Both players checked fourth street and the {2-Clubs} came on the river. Sinopoli pushed out a bet of 650,000 and Pateychuk quickly made the call. Sinopoli flipped up {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} for ace high which was far behind Pateychuk's flush with {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. Pateychuk was able to drag in the pot which brings him to 5,500,000 in chips.

Andrey Pateychuk ru
Andrey Pateychuk
ru 5,500,000 1,680,000
Frank Sinopoli
Frank Sinopoli
1,100,000 -1,100,000

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Howe Doubles Through Heinz

As Erika Moutinho raked in her chips after eliminating Mathew Salsberg, back over on the secondary feature table, Jody Howe had moved the last of his money in with {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}, ahead of Pius Heinz who had called with {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}.

Neither hand improved on the board of {2-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Howe doubled up to more than one million in chips. Heinz is now back down to around the six million-chip mark.

Pius Heinz de
Pius Heinz
de 6,200,000 -350,000
Jody Howe
Jody Howe
1,090,000 270,000

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Sick Fade For Shih

Kenny Shih
Kenny Shih

Kenny Shih raised to 95,000 in early position, and Ruben Visser three-bet shoved from the button. When it came back around to Shih, he quickly called off his last 520,000 total to put himself at risk.

Shih: {A-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}
Visser: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}

The {3-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {8-Diamonds} flop was an awful sweat for Shih, and the turn {10-Hearts} did him no favors, either. Visser had nine outs to the diamond flush, three more jacks to make a straight, and three queens to make the winning pair. The river was a {7-Spades}, though, and Shih got to celebrate the fade and the double-up.

Kenny Shih us
Kenny Shih
us 1,160,000 520,000
Ruben Visser nl
Ruben Visser
nl 850,000 -750,000

Tags: Kenny ShihRuben Visser

Recent Eliminations and Payouts

Chad_Holloway • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

79th- Alex Moore (Athens, GA . . . $90,343)
78th- Michael De Gilio (Port St. Lucie, FL . . . $90,343)
77th- Paul Spitzberg (Tenafly, NJ . . . $90,343)
76th- Hoi Lee (Hong Kong, China . . . $90,343)
75th- Ben Mintz (Oxford, MS . . . $90,343)
74th- Aaron Ruppert (Norman, OK . . . $90,343)
73rd- Jared Vengrin (Austin, TX . . . $90,343)
72nd- Niall Charlton (Cardigg, United Kingdom . . . $108,412)
71st- Mitchell Cogert (Mill Valley, CA . . . $108,412)