Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)

Quads for Chidwick

YorkshirePud • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Stephen Chidwick has been nursing a short stack for the past level or so, but is now armed with 150,000 chips after coming from behind to hit quads against John Juanda.

Chidwick's 68,000 chips went into the middle with the Brit holding {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Juanda made the call with the dominating {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

Chidwick took the lead on a {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop and locked up the hand with the {3-Clubs} turn, giving him quad treys. The meaningless {Q-Spades} was the river and Chidwick doubled up.

John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 285,000 78,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 150,000 -180,000

Tags: John JuandaStephen Chidwick

Myro Garcia Eliminated in 10th Place ($19,662)

YorkshirePud • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Myro Garcia
Myro Garcia

Myro Garcia's tournament has come to an end after a clash with Jonathan D'Souza.

The chips went in preflop with Garcia holding {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} to D'Souza's {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. The flop came down {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}, keeping the queens in front, but Garcia held the {A-Diamonds} so had a redraw to the nut flush. The {7-Hearts} turn was red but the wrong suit for Garcia.

"Small!" pleaded D'Souza as the dealer grabbed the river card, which was the {6-Spades}.

"VAMOS!!" screamed D'Souza as he ran to the rail to celebrate with his friends.

Garcia eliminated in 10th place and now everyone is guaranteed $29,770.

Jonathan D'Souza CA
Jonathan D'Souza
CA 615,000 270,000
Myro Garcia
Myro Garcia

Tags: Jonathan D'SouzaMyro Garcia


DeGilio Tank-Calls, Schwarmann Tables the Goods

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Nicholas Schwarmann is Stacking Once More Here on Day 2
Nicholas Schwarmann is Stacking Once More Here on Day 2

After Daniel Park opened to 12,000 from the button, Michael DeGilio three-bet to 32,000 from the small blind, and Nick Schwarmann flatted from the big. Park got out of the way, and the dealer fanned a flop of {k-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts} across the felt.

DeGilio check-called a bet of 55,000 from Schwarmann on the flop, and both players checked the {7-Spades} on the turn. When the {4-Spades} dropped in on the river, DeGilio checked once more, and Schwarmann fired away with a bet of 104,000.

Going into the tank for more than a minute, DeGilio eventually decided to look Schwarmann up, but he mucked when he saw the {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} hit the table.

After leading the Day 1 chip counts, and dipping below the average midway through this Day 2, Schwarmann is making a major push to put his name back atop the counts by the end of play here this evening.

Nick Schwarmann us
Nick Schwarmann
us 980,000 245,000
Michael DeGilio US
Michael DeGilio
US 470,000 -355,000

Tags: Michael DeGilioNick Schwarmann

"I'll Show You Everytime!"

YorkshirePud • Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Jonathan D'Souza has offered his table mates the chance to see his cards anytime they ask.

We just saw Jared Jaffee open to 12,000 from under the gun and Myro Garcia make it 40,000 from his seat in the small blind. D'Souza was the big blind and he moved all in. Jaffee folded and Garcia's cards also hit the muck.

Garcia said something inaudible to D'Souza and D'Souza replied,

"I told you, I will always show you my cards if you want to see them!"

Tags: Jared JaffeeJonathan D'Souza

Show the Bluff

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Jonathan D'Souza Showed Down the Goods Here at the Secondary Stage
Jonathan D'Souza Showed Down the Goods Here at the Secondary Stage

Like all of the Brazillians who make deep runs here at the World Series of Poker, Myro Garcia has brought a whole host of friends and family along with him to show their support.

Garcia just gave his rail quite the show, although the hand did not go as well as he would have hoped.

The action was caught on the turn, with the board reading {q-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades}. Garcia fired a bet of 24,000 forward, and he called when Jonathan D'Souza popped it to 54,000. When the {8-Clubs} completed the board on the river, D'Souza led into Garcia with an all-in shove for 203,000.

That's when Garcia took full advantage of his prime spot along the secondary stage's elevated stands. With his supporters crowding around anxiously to watch him make this crucial decision, Garcia went for a deep dive into the tank, thinking things over for more than three minutes while the audience stirred in anticipation.

Eventually, Garcia released his hand with reluctance written across his face, and he looked towards D'Souza for any sign that he had been bluffed.

"Show one show all, right?" boomed D'Souza, as he held his hand up for the rail to see. "Are you happy now?"

When D'Souza's {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} finally dropped to the felt, a smile cracked Garcia's pained visage, as he realized that his opponent was holding the goods all along.

Tags: Jonathan D'SouzaMyro Garcia

Goran Filipovic Eliminated in 11th Place ($15,413)

YorkshirePud • Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Goran Filipovic
Goran Filipovic

Goran Filipovic has been eliminated in 11th place and wins $15,413 in prize money.

Michael DeGilio led for 21,000 from the small blind with the board reading {10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and Filipovic, next to act, raised all in for 63,000. Daniel Park had the button in his possession and he cold called the all in bet. DeGilio called and it was three way to the {5-Clubs} river, one man being all in.

Both active players checked the river, DeGilio stating,

"I have a set," and showing {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

Park showed {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} and had hit a flush on the river, prompting an angry muck from Filipovic who we suspect may have been good up to fifth street, but we will never know because he mucked his hand.

Goran Filipovic us
Goran Filipovic
us Ausgeschieden

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Antonio Lafosse Eliminated in 12th Place ($15,413)

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Antonio Lafosse - 12th Place
Antonio Lafosse - 12th Place

Two of the shorter stacks left in contention just went to war, and it was Antonio Lafosse's chip stack that was left ravaged and depleted.

Lafosse called the 74,000 all-in bet of Justin Oliver, who held {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}, and tabled the {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} to put Oliver at risk.

Flop: {j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

The perfect flop for Oliver left Lafosse looking for an ace, but the {10-Diamonds} missed him on the turn. He did pick up a gutshot draw to the Broadway straight, but the {8-Hearts} on the river left him with the second best hand, and a micro-stack with which to attempt his comeback.

Shortly thereafter, Lafosse moved all in with {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, but John Juanda finished him off with {A-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} on the {a-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} board. Lafosse exited in 12th place, while Oliver was left to thank an appearance by his girlfriend Stephanie, and their hoodie-clad pooch Cha-Cha, for the sudden infusion of good fortune.

Justin Oliver ca
Justin Oliver
ca 160,000 63,000
Antonio Lafosse pe
Antonio Lafosse
pe Ausgeschieden

Tags: Antonio LafosseJohn JuandaJustin Oliver

Filipovic Gets a "Stop and Go" Through

YorkshirePud • Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Nick Schwarmann opened to 12,000 from under the gun and found two callers. The first was Daniel Park (button) and the second Goran Filipovic (big blind).

The flop fell {10-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Filipovic instantly moved all in for just shy of 65,000. Both opponents folded and Filipovic's classic poker move worked.

Tags: Goran FilipovicNicholas SchwarmannDaniel Park

And We're Back

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The remaining 12 players have returned from their break and cards are back in the air.