Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
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Highlights

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Staszko Not Happy with Fan

• Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The flop read {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and there was about 78,000 in the middle already. Both Terry Fan in the big blind and Martin Staszko in early position had checked.

The turn brought them the {6-Spades}. Fan check-raised the 30,000 bet of Staszko to 94,000. Staszko considered it for a bit and then called.

The river completed the board with the {q-Diamonds}. Fan now bet 350,000 and Staszko looked bewildered. He went through all his options in his head, glanced at Fan several times, and then reluctantly folded.

Terry Fan tw
Terry Fan
tw 877,000 82,000
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 358,000 -158,000

Moorman Quickly Dispatched

[user217945] • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

Chris Moorman opened in early position with a raise to 26,000 and he was called by one player before Matthew Davidow moved all in with a covering stack from the small blind. Moorman thought for a bit before calling and the other player in the hand folded.

Chris Moorman: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Matthew Davidow: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

Moorman was well in the lead but the {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop brought things a bit closer in Davidow's favor. The {6-Spades} on the turn was a blank but the river was the {Q-Diamonds} and that gave Davidow the flush, sending Moorman to the rail in 60th place. He will collect $9,616 for his run in this event.

Matthew Davidow nz
Matthew Davidow
nz 1,250,000 485,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb Ausgeschieden

Tags: Chirs Moorman

Rosenblum Gets First Fold

• Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Peter Rosenblum raised to 30,000 from the under-the-gun position and Scotty Nguyen decided to three-bet to 80,000 from mid-position. Rosenblum four-bet to 205,000. Nguyen looked at his cards once more and then folded them.

Peter Rosenblum us
Peter Rosenblum
us 1,170,000 115,000
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
us 401,000 -82,000

Sleet Pays Off Addamo

[user217945] • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Picking up the action on the river with the board showing {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and more than 300,000 already in the pot, Michael Addamo put out a bet of 325,000 which sent Mark Sleet into the tank.

"I'm trying to think of what I could beat here," Sleet said thinking through the hand.

Eventually, he plopped in the chips to call, but was dismayed to see Addamo's {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for the ace-high flush. Sleet flashed his {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs} before sending it into the muck and Addamo took down the big pot.

Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 1,700,000 604,000
Mark Sleet us
Mark Sleet
us 950,000 -600,000

Tags: Mark SleetMichael Addamo

Goff Kicks Things Off With a Four-Bet

[user217945] • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

From middle position, Dustin Goff opened with a raise to 27,000. Action folded to Mike Azzaro in the hijack seat who put in a three-bet, making it 82,000.

Action folded to the button where Jiandong Xu dropped into the tank. He thought for a couple minutes with his short stack before someone at the table called the clock on him. As his time ticked down, he eventually decided to fold.

Action folded back to Goff who asked Azzaro for a count, before eventually deciding to put in a four-bet to 265,000. Azzaro pitched his hand away quickly and Goff took down the pot with no showdown.

"What did you have?" someone at the table asked Xu.

"Two cards," Xu responded.

Dustin Goff us
Dustin Goff
us 900,000 86,000
Mike Azzaro us
Mike Azzaro
us 490,000 -90,000

Tags: Dustin GoffJiandong XuMike Azzaro

Level:
19
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
2,000

Paur, Morgenstern, and Jacobson Aiming for Day 4 of THE MARATHON

Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Welcome back to the penultimate day of Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold’Em where 60 players remain in the hunt for the bracelet. Day 4 will start at 12 noon local time and WSOP bracelet winner, Taylor Paur, who bagged 2,958,000 in chips took the top spot in the chip counts last night which equals around 248 big blinds. This will be Paur’s fourth and biggest cash up till now for this summer at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino as he sets his sights on that first-place prize of $653,581 and another gold WSOP bracelet.

Second in the chip counts is Anton Morgenstern with 1,775,000 which is a gap of almost 100 big blinds to Paur. The German had deep runs in the Main Events of 2013 and 2015, making it all the way to the final three tables. For Mark Sleet, who tagged 1,550,000 in chips last night, this will be his biggest WSOP cash to date. After a deep run in Event #13, the Big Blind Antes tournament, he will be looking to better that result.

Main Event Champion and 888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson (811,000) has great company with fellow Main Event Champion Scotty Nguyen (483,000), and fellow 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman (445,000). Other notable players to keep an eye on include Jonas Mackoff (1,356,000), Javier Fernandez (1,320,000), Michael Hada (1,236,000), Michael Addamo (1,096,000), Matt Affleck (884,000), Julien Sitbon (868,000), and Stoyan Obreshkov (769,000) who have all bagged above the average chip count.

For players like Javier Zarco (628,000), Cate Hall (574,000), Ivan Deyra (558,000), Martin Staszko (516,000), Jonathan Abdellatif (492,000), Bart Lybaert (483,000), Faraz Jaka (429,000), Lexy Gavin (405,000), Lee Markholt (376,000), and Christian Pham (211,000), they still have some work ahead of them today.

The schedule for today features seven 100-minute levels of play with a 15-minute break after each level. After the fourth level, a 60-minute dinner break will take place. When the 60 remaining players return for play today at noon local time, they will play Level 19 which feature a small blind of 6,000, big blind of 12,000 and a running ante of 2,000.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor from the start to provide you with all the updates from THE MARATHON, so stick around.

Tags: Anton MorgensternCate HallChris MoormanJavier FernandezJavier ZarcoJonas MackoffJulien SitbonMark SleetMartin JacobsonMartin StaszkoMatt AffleckMichael AddamoMichael HadaScotty NguyenStoyan ObreshkovTaylor Paur

Day 4 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4241Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom445,00037
4242Michael AddamoAustralia1,096,00091
4243Artin OuzenianUnited States216,00018
4244Julien SitbonFrance868,00072
4245Mark SleetUnited States1,550,000129
4247Daniel ChioUnited States447,00037
4248Matthew DavidowUnited States765,00064
4249Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium492,00041
      
4251Arsenii KarmatakiiRussia1,315,000110
4253Hugo AlfaroUnited States861,00072
4254JJ De La GarzaUnited States1,021,00085
4255Salvatore DiCarloUnited States819,00068
4256Jonas MackoffCanada1,356,000113
4257Dylan HoneymanAustralia1,103,00092
4258Ivan ZhechevBulgaria406,00034
4259Vincent ArevaloUnited States454,00038
      
4261Sameer AljanediUnited States357,00030
4262Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria769,00064
4263Bryden BaxterUnited States1,187,00099
4264Martin JacobsonSweden811,00068
4265Peter RosenblumUnited States1,055,00088
4266Terry FanTaiwan795,00066
4267Scotty NguyenUnited States483,00040
4268Martin StaszkoCzech Republic516,00043
4269Javier ZarcoSpain628,00052
      
4321Anton MorgensternGermany1,775,000148
4322Boyan AsenovBulgaria241,00020
4323Yvonne McquillanUnited States384,00032
4324Hiep DoanUnited States1,442,000120
4325Joe PietrafesaUnited States913,00076
4326Elia AhmadianUnited States819,00068
4327Johnathan DahlbergUnited States277,00023
4328Cate HallUnited States574,00048
4329Spencer ChamplinUnited States827,00069
      
4331Jeremie SardaFrance537,00045
4332Christian PhamUnited States347,00029
4333Rocco SofioUnited States608,00051
4334David DopsonUnited States247,00021
4335Bart LybaertBelgium483,00040
4336Sean EichendorfCanada206,00017
4337Jason DarlandUnited States485,00040
4338Taylor PaurUnited States2,958,000247
4339Yin WuUnited States425,00035
      
4402Joe ElpayaaUnited States259,00022
4403Zu ZhouUnited States675,00056
4404Yew KanChina596,00050
4405Dustin GoffUnited States814,00068
4406Sanjay DulabhUnited States488,00041
4407Mike AzzaroUnited States580,00048
4408Lee MarkholtUnited States376,00031
4409Jiandong XuUnited States113,0009
      
4411Ivan DeyraFrance558,00047
4412Faraz JakaUnited States429,00036
4413Ben AchrafFrance310,00026
4414Matt AffleckUnited States884,00074
4415Michael HadaUnited States1,021,00085
4416Ihar SoikaBelarus386,00032
4417Ying ChanHong Kong347,00029
4418Lexy GavinUnited States405,00034
4419Javier FernandezUnited Kingdom1,320,000110
Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
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