Event 33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Gold Section Round-Up: Chao Eliminates Jaffee; Fuller First Over a Century

As we approach the last third of Level 9 the stacks are growing as the players dwindle. 450 players are left and there is nobody seated in the Gold section with more chips than Thomas Fuller. Fuller has over $300,000 in World series of Poker (WSOP) earnings spanning a 7-year period and has become our first player, today, to hit the 100,000 mark.

Moving swiftly from Table #5 to Table #4 and a baffled looking Jared Jaffee has just left the tournament courtesy of a hero call from William Chao. We are using the words hero based on the dazed look on the face of Jaffee. We caught the action on the turn with the board showing {J-Clubs} {6-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds}, Chao had checked from early position and Jaffee had moved all-in. Both players had similar size stacks and so it was a huge decision for Chao. Eventually, after lot's of time pondering, Chao made the call and Jaffee was not a happy-chappy.

Chao{J-Hearts} {10-Hearts}
Jaffee{A-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}

Chao was begging for a deuce and when the {J-Spades} hit the river he let out a whelp of delight.

"Man, I nearly folded that hand," said Chao.

"I can't believe you didn't" said Jaffee as Chao moved up to 78,000 in chips.

Other big stacks that have popped up in the Gold section belong to last years runner-up in this very event, Justin Cohen (65,000), Brad Libson (70,000) and Andy Bradshaw (64,000).

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Thomas Fuller us
Thomas Fuller
us 100,000
William Chao us
William Chao
us 78,000
Brad Libson us
Brad Libson
us 70,000
Justin Cohen
Justin Cohen
Andy Bradshaw
Andy Bradshaw
Ryan Austin
Ryan Austin
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb 50,000 28,300
Sergey Lebedev ru
Sergey Lebedev
ru 48,000
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 46,000
Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 41,000 21,400
Mohsen Tayfeh
Mohsen Tayfeh
39,000 4,000
Todd Terry us
Todd Terry
us 36,000 27,000
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
28,000 -7,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 26,000
Mihai Manole ro
Mihai Manole
ro 25,000 10,000
Nesrine Kourdourli
Nesrine Kourdourli
25,000 9,000
Chris Dombrowski us
Chris Dombrowski
us 19,000 -19,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 19,000 -1,000
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
gb 15,000 5,000
George Lind us
George Lind
us 13,500
Nicolas Yunis cl
Nicolas Yunis
cl 12,000 -2,000
Alessandro Longobardi it
Alessandro Longobardi
it 12,000 -4,800
Robert Deppe mx
Robert Deppe
mx Ausgeschieden
Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us Ausgeschieden

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