Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed



Chip Stacks Around the Room at Final Break of the Day

• Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Below are some recently updated counts just before the final 20-minute break of the day. They are racing off the 25-denomination chips, and the 342 remaining players will return to play two more levels before the survivors bag for the night.

Prize pool information can be found in the Payouts tab.

John Cynn us
John Cynn
us 97,000 67,000
Cate Hall us
Cate Hall
us 97,000 70,000
Phillip Hui us
Phillip Hui
us 94,000 39,500
Sean Berrios us
Sean Berrios
us 75,000 2,000
Terrence Chan ca
Terrence Chan
ca 58,000 31,000
Aaron Steury us
Aaron Steury
us 56,000 43,000
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn 44,000 4,000
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
us 36,000 -23,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 33,000 -24,000
Dustin Fox us
Dustin Fox
us 30,000 8,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 23,000 -9,400
John Richards us
John Richards
us 22,000 5,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 21,000 -6,000
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
us 14,000 14,000

Lewis Among Chip Leaders after Taking Bite from Guo's Stack

Jan_Kores • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

While we didn't catch the clash in question, some simple math seems to confirm what happened. Toby Lewis' stack suddenly boasts five more yellow towers worth 20,000 apiece, along with other chips. In all, he's sitting on about 130,000 at the moment while Dong Guo, who sits on the opposite side of the table, has dropped significantly.

Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 130,000 114,000
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn 40,000 -74,000

Tags: Dong GuoToby Lewis

Selbst's Kings No Good

Jan_Kores • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

It's not an unusual view seeing Vanessa Selbst in a raising war, and that was the case in the following hand, too.

Selbst was in the cutoff, battling versus her neighbour Danny Noam, who was on the button. Selbst had a four-bet in front of her, although the amount remained unclear as Noam called just when the reporters arrived.

What was a huge fight preflop didn't escalate through the remaining streets, as the {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} board was checked through.

Noam turned over {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, and that was enough to take down the pot as a frustrated Selbst showed {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}.

Danny Noam us
Danny Noam
us 90,000 -20,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 40,000 15,000

Tags: Danny NoamVanessa Selbst

Justin Bonomo Doubles Through Faraz Jaka

• Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

The player under the gun opened to 1,400, the button three-bet to 4,000, and Faraz Jaka made it 12,200 in the small blind. Action was on Justin Bonomo in the big blind, and after a couple minutes of thought, he moved all in for 43,100. It folded back to Jaka, and once Jaka got a look at Bonomo's stack, he called and had Bonomo covered.

Bonomo: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Jaka: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

It was a coin flip, and the board ran out {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Bonomo's queens held up, and he more than doubled up in the hand.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 92,000 28,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 25,000 2,000

Tags: Faraz JakaJustin Bonomo

Diaz Hits a Ten to Survive

Jan_Kores • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Guillaume Diaz was down to last 7,300, and his tournament was on the edge as he was all in with {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades} against {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}. The much-needed ten appeared on the flop, however, and the board of {9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades} helped Diaz double his stack.

Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
Winamax Team Pro
fr 15,650 -4,350

Tags: Guillaume Diaz

Colin York Gets Paid by Rainer Kempe

• Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

With the board reading {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {2-Spades}, Rainer Kempe checked in middle position, and Colin York made a nearly pot-sized bet of 9,500 on the button.

Kempe thought for a while and said, "Okay, I have to call."

He called, and York showed him {3-Spades}{3-Hearts} for a set to win the pot.

Colin York us
Colin York
us 31,000 31,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 25,000 11,000

Tags: Rainer Kempe

Dong Guo Has Heaps

Jan_Kores • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Dong Guo's main WSOP achievement came three years ago when he went deep in the Main Event, finishing in 29th place worth $230,487 — his career-best payday.

Guo has been doing some good work in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed today. Recently, he added another 10 thousand or so when he scored a knockout.

The chips went in on the flop, with {9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} lying on the table. Guo showed {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and only needed to avoid a deuce, as his opponent turned over {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. The turn {4-Spades} and the river {5-Clubs} brought no harm to Guo as he vaulted to 114,000.

Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn 114,000 114,000

Tags: Dong Guo

Anna Antimony Chipping Up

• Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

A little while ago, Anna Antimony doubled up when she was heads-up in a three-bet pot.

The flop came {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{5-Spades}, and Antimony checked under the gun. Her opponent in middle position bet, and Antimony went all in for around 24,000. Her opponent called and was drawing slim.

Antimony had a set with {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} against {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}, and it held up for the double. She moved up to 76,000.

Anna Antimony us
Anna Antimony
us 76,000 76,000

One Runner-Runner for David Peters

Jan_Kores • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

David Peters defended his big blind, facing a player in an early position. Peters check-called a bet of 1,350 on the {3-Spades}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop before they both checked the {6-Hearts} turn.

Another six landed on the river, the {6-Diamonds}, and Peters fired 5,500. He received a call in the blink of an eye and was likely happy with that result. The American WSOP bracelet winner was drawing for a straight on the flop, but he got better than that as his {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} made a runner-runner full house.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 28,500 1,500

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Hugo Perez Hits a Set

• Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

On Hugo Perez's table we could see the player in the cutoff limping, Perez limped on the button. The player in the small blind raised to 3,000, the big blind and the player in the cutoff folded and Perez called.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and both players checked.

The turn brought the {3-Clubs}, his opponent checked, Perez bet 3,000 and the other player called.

The {8-Diamonds} on the river completed the board. Again the other player checked-called when Perez bet 7,300.

Perez showed {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} for the turned set and the other player mucked.

Hugo Perez us
Hugo Perez
us 45,000 11,500

Tags: Hugo Perez