Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

'Lucky' Dovzhenko, Ainsworth Climbs & Shulman is Out

Two-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Barry Shulman is out

A quick jaunt around the Silver Section reveals a few stories to sell and here they are.

Jude Ainsworth is flying high with around 12,800 chips. Our enquiries reveal that he managed to stack someone very early, after his pocket aces had a fatal scrap against the pocket jacks of his opponent on a 9-high board.

Tony Cousineau has cashed fifty-one times in World Series of Poker (WSOP) events - including one in this years tournament - but he will not be making it number fifty-two during Event #44. Rumor has it that Cousineau's demise came in a three-bet pot with the board was reading {K-} {J-} {6-} {3-Diamonds}. Cousineau found himself all-in holding {A-} {K-} and his opponent was holding {8-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} for the baby flush.

Two more players who are out in the early stages of Event #44 are Barry Shulman and Kevin Mathers. Shulman was eliminated at the hands of Enrique Garza. Garza told us that he was holding {A-} {K-}, Shulman was holding {A-} {J-} and when the flop came down containing an ace - that was the end of that. Kevin Mathers has also gone. We asked countless people on the table how he met his maker, but it appears the Mathers exit was not a memorable one. Back to work Kevmath, the poker world needs you in your rightful place!

New faces in the Silver Section belong to Erik Seidel, Melanie Weisner & the 'lucky' Alex Dovzhenko. Dovzhenko had a fantastic World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), in the Autumn, when he secured a 4th place finish in a €1,500 event and an 11th place finish in the Main Event. We just caught Dovzhenko raking in a pot against an eliminated player, who said Dovzhenko was, "so lucky dude." When we last left Dovzhenko he was laughing his head off, and muttering the words lucky under his breath. Lucky or not the Ukrainian grinder has 12,000.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Jude Ainsworth ie
Jude Ainsworth
ie 12,800 9,800
Alex Dovzhenko ua
Alex Dovzhenko
ua 12,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 7,600 4,925
Bram Cops
Bram Cops
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 6,000 3,000
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us 5,400
John Eames gb
John Eames
gb 3,300 300
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 2,800 -200
Michael Telker us
Michael Telker
us 2,125
Gabriel Nassif
Gabriel Nassif
1,625 -1,375
Jason Senti us
Jason Senti
us 1,550 -750
Barry Shulman us
Barry Shulman
us Ausgeschieden
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us Ausgeschieden
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
us Ausgeschieden
Kevin Mathers us
Kevin Mathers
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Alex DovzhenkoBarry ShulmanJude AinsworthKevin MathersTony Cousineau