Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Preispool $1,602,510
Players 587

Level Info

Level 8
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000



Blind vs. Blind

Antonio Esfandiari limped from the small blind and Jeremiah Fitzpatrick checked from the big blind. The flop came {8-Spades} {10-Spades} {J-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn came {J-Diamonds}, Esfandiari bet 30,000 and Fitzpatrick called.

The river came {6-Clubs}, Esfandiari checked and Fitzpatrick bet 150,000. Esfandiari tried talking to Fitzpatrick but he kept his stare straight at the board and wouldn't answer.

Esfandiari called, Fitzpatrick tabled {K-Hearts} {9-Hearts} and Esfnadiari had him beat with {K-Spades} {8-Hearts}.

Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 1,350,000 290,000
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick us
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick
us 700,000 -470,000

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariJeremiah Fitzpatrick

Roberto Romanello Eliminated in 7th Place ($48,924)

Roberto Romanello - 7th Place
Roberto Romanello - 7th Place

Jonathan Lane opened to 55,000 on the button and was called by both Craig McCorkell in the small blind and Roberto Romanello in the big.

The flop was a girl's best friend as it fell {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Two checks went to Lane who continued out for 100,000. McCorkell got out of the way and Romanello reached behind and shoved his entire stack in the middle. Lane announced a call and both hands were tabled to see that neither player held a diamond.

Lane: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Romanello: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Romanello was behind and in need of a queen or a nine, or running diamonds for a chop. He got none of those options as the turn and river brought the {3-Hearts} and the {8-Spades}. Romanello will take home $48,924 for his efforts today.

Jonathan Lane
Jonathan Lane
1,260,000 420,000
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb Ausgeschieden

Tags: Roberto RomanelloJonathan Lane

Lane Wins Key Race Against Esfandiari

Jeremiah Fitzpatrick opened from under the gun with a raise to 50,000. Jonathan Lane replied by moving all in for 385,000 total. It folded around to Antonio Esfandiari in the big blind and he announced a flat call.

Fitzpatrick thought for about thirty seconds before flicking his cards away and the two player's hands were exposed to the table:

Esfandiari: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Lane: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

The board fell {3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Esfandiari was not able to pair up. It ended with Lane making a set on the river and it was good enough for a double up.

Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 1,060,000 -155,000
Jonathan Lane
Jonathan Lane
840,000 290,000

Tags: Jonathan LaneAntonio Esfandiari

Cards Back in the Air

• Level 5: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Cards are back in the air following the break.


Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

Chad_Holloway • Level 4: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

1Phil Ivey539.70
2John Monnette524.25
3Andy Frankenberger384.66
4Phil Hellmuth368.70
5Michael Gathy321.25
6David “Bakes” Baker317.94
7Max Steinberg309.44
8Brian Hastings303.00
9Ashkan Razavi274.06
10Aubin Cazals263.00

Break Time

• Level 4: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Another two levels have come and gone and the field is going on a 20 minute break.