Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Tyler Trying

Shamus • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Tyler Bonkowski
Tyler Bonkowski

After players returned from the break, Tyler Bonkowski set to work to try to recover some of those chips he'd just lost to Hilton Laborda.

Following a Pius Heinz raise, Bonkowski reraised all in for 280,000 and it folded back around to Heinz who made the call. Bonkowski had {A-Spades}{J-Clubs} and Heinz {K-Spades}{J-Spades}. The board came {5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, and with two pair Bonkowski doubled through. Heinz still has about 6.5 million.

Bonkowski pushed all in on the next hand as well and got no takers, picking up the blinds and antes. He sits with about 650,000 at the moment.

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Gruissem Double Up

Philipp Gruissem opened with a raise to 110,000 preflop only to be three-bet by Stuart Tuvey to 275,000. Action folded back around to Gruissem who decided to four-bet all in and was snap called by Tuvey.

Tuvey: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}
Gruissem: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}

The flop spelled trouble for Tuvey when it came {6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. The turn was no help to dig Tuvey out either, as it came {3-Hearts}. He would need to catch one of the two remaining aces in order to regain the lead. Unfortunately for Tuvey, fifth street brought the {9-Clubs} and his chipped were shipped to Gruissem in the form of a double up.

Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 2,900,000 600,000
Stuart Tuvey us
Stuart Tuvey
us 2,000,000

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Sayonara Salsberg

From the under the gun position, JP Kelly raised to 125,000 and Brian Yoon called from the UTG +1 position, as did Aleksandr Mozhnyakov from the hijack position before Matthew Salsberg shoved for his last 945,000 from the cutoff.

However, Erika Moutinho re-raised all-in from the big blind for 1.235 million and the others got out of the way before the cards were tabled:

Moutinho: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Salsberg: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

Moutinho improved to a set after the flop of {2-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts} and it held after the turn and river ran out {5-Diamonds}, {J-Clubs}, sending Salsberg to the rail. With that, Moutinho, one of the last two surviving female players in the tournament, is up to more than 2.6 million in chips.

Erika Moutinho us
Erika Moutinho
us 2,625,000 1,490,000
Matthew Salsberg us
Matthew Salsberg
us Ausgeschieden

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Bonkowski Crippled

• Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

In the final hand at the secondary feature table before the break, Hilton Laborda and Tyler Bonkowski went heads-up to a flop of {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Laborda check-called Bonkowski's bet after the flop, then the action repeated on the turn of the {7-Diamonds} before Laborda fired out one million on the river of the {4-Clubs}.

Bonkowski called, but Laborda stood out of his chair, flourishing his Brazilian flag cape and roared, tabling {5-}{3-} for the wheel. Laborda's rail almost barn-stormed the table, joyously celebrating their champion as Bonkowski calmly walked away.

Tags: Hilton LabordaTyler Bonkowski

Blend 'em and Send 'em

• Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The cards are back in the air for the final level of the evening.


No Media Inside Ropes = No Chip Counts for Now

[user68268] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Normally, we'd be grabbing chip counts from every single player in the field on break as we're able to get in there and count the stacks. This break is a little different in that no media is allowed inside the ropes. We apologize for being unable to provide the counts, but once we get word we can head back inside the ropes, we'll be on the task.

Final Break of the Day

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Ryan Lenaghan Leading The Field
Ryan Lenaghan Leading The Field

The remaining 70 players are currently on their final break of the day. Each remaining player is guaranteed at least $108,412 in prize money.

Today's third level saw an immediate change in the makeup of the tables, as the yellow, 1,000 denomination chips were colored up and raced off. In the place of yellow are now lavender chips that are worth 100,000 each.

This brought the tournament demise of several players on their quest to be one of the November Nine. Those to hit the rail this level include Frederick Berger, Claudia Crawford, Hoi Lee, PokerStars Qualifier Julian Stuer, and several more.

Ryan Lenaghan has taken over as the current chip leader, sitting with 8,100,000. However, Pius Heinz is nipping at his heels with 8,000,000. Heinz won a fairly substantial pot over at the secondary feature table when his {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} was able to outlast the {4-Spades}{4-Hearts} of shortstack Jared Vengrin and the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} of Sebastian Ruthenberg that had both players covered. Not far behind the two is Phil Collins with 7,900,000.

When we return we will play the last two hour level of the evening before bagging and tagging.