Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed



Chip Counts, Inc.

James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb 50,000 15,000
Robert Williamson
Robert Williamson
Chris Bjorin se
Chris Bjorin
se 35,500
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
gb 32,800 6,800
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 27,400 22,900
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 27,000 22,500
Steve Brecher us
Steve Brecher
us 25,500 15,500
Matt Perrins gb
Matt Perrins
gb 25,000
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 21,000 16,500
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 21,000 15,200
Lars Bonding dk
Lars Bonding
dk 20,000 15,500
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 20,000 12,000
Matthew Matros us
Matthew Matros
us 20,000 3,600
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
us 19,500 2,500
Adam Junglen us
Adam Junglen
us 19,000 -4,500
Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
us 18,000 2,500
Frank Kasella
Frank Kasella
16,500 -23,500
Dan Fleyshman us
Dan Fleyshman
us 13,500 4,300
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 13,500 -500
George Lind us
George Lind
us 9,300 -6,500
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb 8,500 4,000
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 7,500 -8,500
Terrence Chan ca
Terrence Chan
ca 6,500 -2,675
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us 2,300 -2,200

Terry Climbing


With about 3,000 in the pot already, Toddy Terry was in a pot against a lone opponent.

Both players checked the {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop and {K-Spades} turn. However, Terry's opponent fired 2,000 into the middle from under-the-gun when a {7-Hearts} landed on the river. Directly behind him, Terry thought it over and raised to 6,000 total. His opponent tanked, but eventually rapped the table in acknowledgement and conceded the pot to Terry.

Terry is sitting on 27,000 at the moment.

Todd Terry us
Todd Terry
us 27,000 5,000

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Blom's Stack Takes a Hit

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

We caught up with the action just as a player was getting all-in against Viktor Blom. It appeared that Blom had raised from the cutoff and was re-raised all in for about 5,000 from his opponent in the big blind. Blom called and hands were revealed.

Blom: {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Big Blind: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} board left Blom's opponent with aces and sixes and he scooped the pot.

The young Swedish pro is still in decent shape, however, with 17,000.

Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 17,000 -5,000

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Matusow Muscles a Pot

Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

We caught up with the action on a {2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{9-Diamonds} board. A player under-the-gun checked to Matusow, who was to his immediate left. Matusow fired 1,925 into the middle and his lone opponent called.

The river brought a {3-Diamonds} and Matusow's opponent again checked, prompting a 4,300 bet from Matusow. His opponent fell deep into the tank before finally sliding his hand into the muck.

"Would you have called if I shoved the river?" Matusow's opponent inquired.

Matusow nodded his head in silence. He is up to 31,000.

Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 31,000 5,000

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PokerStars Pro Akkari on Life Support

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Andre Akkari
Andre Akkari

PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari, Brazil, is down below the starting stack. Akkari cemented himself as one the top Brazilian poker players last year when he won his first WSOP bracelet.

Akkari has some serious chipping up to do if he's to get his second in this event.

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Yang Mashing His Table

• Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

2007 WSOP Main Event Champ Jerry Yang has been mashing his table ever since he was moved into the Brasilia Room. We've walked by his table a few time and time the players are ribbing him.

On the last pass we overheard, "Every time I want to play a hand Jerry Yang three-bets me out of it."

Yang is taking it in good nature, at least as long as he has the healthy stack he's sitting on.

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Riccobono Ousted

Al Riccobono
Al Riccobono

Al Riccobono was working with about 12,000 chips when we saw him put in a standard three-bet preflop. Another opponent came in with a cold four-bet, and Riccobono's subsequent shove was eventually called. Mr. Opponent showed up pocket fours, hoping for a coin flip. But Riccobono's two aces were in a big lead.

That advantage was short-lived, however, as the dealer dropped a third four promptly on the flop. Riccobono could not catch back up, and he's been sent off in frustrating fashion.

Al Riccobono us
Al Riccobono
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Al Riccobono - out