Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout



Dempsey Hoping for a Day 2

MarcC • Level 3: 50-100, 0 ante

James Dempsey's playing his 10th event of the summer here today, and all he wants is to make a day two. He's making a good fist of it as he rose to 13,500 chips after getting Simon Charette off a hand.

Charette opened from the hijack and Dempsey was the only caller from thew small blind. The flop was spread as {8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{j-Spades} and Dempsey check-called a 350 bet before both players checked the {7-Clubs} turn.

Dempsey took this as his opportunity to to lead for lead for 1,100 on the {6-Spades} river. Charette didn't have the goods and folded.

Tags: James DempseySimon Charette

Mercier Two Tabling

MarcC • Level 3: 50-100, 0 ante

Daniel Negreanu and table mates have it a little easier for a while as Jason Mercier is over in the Amazon room playing day two of the $1,500 Limit Holdem event. He Tweeted:

"I'm #2tabling right now. Played the shootout cuz I'm short going to day 2 of the LHE 1500... I've run it up so far in that. CL of my SO tbl."

Tags: Jason Mercier


Delayed Restart Due to Bracelet Ceremony

MarcC • Level 3: 50-100, 0 ante

The start of level 3 was delayed due to the daily bracelet ceremony.

Aubin Cazals picked up his bracelet for winning Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max.

John Monette took home his second bracelet after taking down Event 10: $5,000 Seven Card Stud.

Break Down

MarcC • Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

Two levels down mean the players refresh for 20 minutes.

Greenstein Gone

• Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante
Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein

An unknown player opened from under the gun to make it 125. Barry Greenstein who was next to act raised to 450. Action folded around to the under the gun player who three-bet to 1,450. Greenstein countered by moving all in, a call was made and cards were tabled.

Greenstein: {A-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Opponent: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

With a {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} board being spread in the middle Greenstein blanked out and was subsequently eliminated.

Tags: Barry Greenstein

Number of Players

• Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

With the event registration being closed at 12:00 PM it has been pretty easy to get the field size early on today. We have 1,138 players in today's tournament spread out over 114 tables. Play will conclude for the day when a winner has been reached for each table.

Duhamel and Ivey News

MarcC • Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

Jonathan Duhamel's table is down to five players already but the former WSOP Main Event champ is one of the short stacks on 2,200 after losing a pot to his neighbour.

The river was out to leave a {j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} board and Duhamel check-raised his opponent's 375 bet up to 1,075. His opponent tank-called with {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and it was good as Duhamel only had {7-}{x-}.

It's looking ominous for Phil Ivey's opponents as he's running good.

He was in the big blind and called the small blind's raise to 125 and the 150 c-bet on the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop. The turn came {j-Diamonds} and Ivey called a 400 bet before both players checked the {a-Clubs} river. The small blind opened {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} but was tripped up by Ivey's {10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. He's up to 7,700.

Tags: Jonathan DuhamelPhil Ivey

Somerville Sold on Big Slick

• Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

Yevgeniy Timoshenko started a recent hand out by opening from under the gun for 125. Action folded around to Jason Koon who made the call. The table then folded around to Jason Somerville in the cut-off who repopped it to 525. The blinds folded and Timoshenko went into tank mode, for some pondering. After a few moments of contemplation Timoshenko three-bet to 1,125. Koon folded, and Somerville waited a few seconds before making a bet of 5,000 that would put Timoshenko all in. Timoshenko made the call and cards were tabled.

Timoshenko: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Somerville: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

Both players had a great chance to win this pot, but a {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{k-Hearts} flop put the hand drastically in Somerville's favor. Unless Timoshenko could hit the queen of spades his day would be done. He received no such luck as the board ran out {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

Somerville now sits with around 9,500 in chips.

Tags: Jason KoonJason SomervilleYevgeniy Timoshenko

News From Twitterville

MarcC • Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

John "@johneamespoker" Eames: "Gifted a double to 8100. 2nd time this week I've been told I look like mark zuckerberg. Better than tony g?"

Howard "@TheHBomb" Smith: "Not first out at my table :)"

David "@davidv1213" Vamplew: "#wsop14 @phil_hellmuth at my shootout tbl. He's not been v chatty so far but surely only a matter of time til everyones getting called buddy."

"David "@dwpoker" Williams: "Was patient and folded a few rounds. Shipped 450 with AK and doubled through @USCphildo who had 86s. 1100 now. #wsop14."

Tags: John EamesHoward SmithDavid VamplewDavid Williams