Event #12: $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Prijavnina $1,500
Nagradni sklad $1,809,000
Players 1,340

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 27
Slepe stave 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Dinner Break

• Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The six remaining players have just colored up the yellow 1,000 chips for some brand new dark green 25,000 chips and headed off to dinner. We will resume play in about an hour.

Justin Sternberg Eliminated in 7th Place ($42,059)

• Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Justin Sternberg eliminated in 7th Place
Justin Sternberg eliminated in 7th Place

Justin Sternberg, having just been crippled, moved all in for his last 180,000 and found a call from Anders Meli.

Sternberg tabled {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and needed to win a race against the {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds} of Meli. The flop was {7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} making Sternberg a 97% favorite to Double Up. Meli needed runner-runner straight cards to eliminate Sternberg and as you can tell by the title of this post, that is exactly what he got. The turn was the {8-Diamonds}, the river was the {6-Clubs} and just like that we are down to six.

Meli now has 825,000 while Sternberg hits the rail in one of the toughest ways possible.

Oznake: Anders MeliJustin Sternberg

Dato Does It Again

• Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

On a {2-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{k-Clubs} board, Justin Sternberg bet 200,000 and Andrea Dato called. The river was the {J-Diamonds} and Sternberg bet again, this time enough to force Dato all in. Dato called and showed {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs} for a rivered two pair. Frustrated and in disbelief, Sternberg showed the table two Aces.

Dato now has 1.575 Million and Sternberg becomes our new short stack with just 150,000.

Oznake: Andrea DatoJustin Sternberg

Rail Birds

• Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Final Table of Event 12
Final Table of Event 12

This final table is taking place on the ESPN set which is a great place for people to sweat their friends or just watch great poker. It has three rows of seats on either side of the set and an open area that makes the table viewable from the floor of the Amazon Room. Mixing in among the rail birds already are Gavin Griffin and Filippo Candio.

Another Double for Dato

• Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Andrea Dato Gets Another Double Up
Andrea Dato Gets Another Double Up

From early position, Bill Chen raised to 60,000 and action folded around to Andrea Dato in the big blind. Dato decided to move all in with his new found chips and Chen made the call.

Chen: {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Dato: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}

The two were racing and Dato's pair of Fours remained in the lead after the {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop. The turn brought an interesting {j-Hearts}. While it gave Chen an open-ended straight draw, it also gave Dato a flush draw. As a result, Chen lost two outs but gained six others.

The {10-Clubs} river was none of them though and Dato quadrupled up in just two hands. He now has 850,000 while Chen, still our chip leader, falls to 1,500,000.

Oznake: Andrea DatoBIll Chen

Dato Finds a Double Up

• Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

First into the pot, David Diaz raised to 48,000. It folded to Andrea Dato who moved all in for 172,000. Corey Hastings isolated the action by re-raising all in. Diaz folded and the cards were on their backs.

Dato: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Hastings: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

Dato had to avoid an Ace, something he was unable to do against Trigg. The flop fell {3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs}. So far so good. The {7-Diamonds} hit the turn and Dato continued to pace around while his rail remained silent for the time being. When the river was the {6-Hearts} and Dato had officially doubled, he and his friends gave a great big roar that could be heard around the Amazon Room.

Dato's double get him to 415,000 while Hastings is just under that as the new short stack with 400,000.

Oznake: Andrea DatoCorey Hastings

Chen Increasing His Lead

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Diaz opened the pot with a raise to 47,000 and Chen defended his big blind again by making the call.

The flop was {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Chen let Diaz keep the aggression when he bet 50,000. Chen, however, check-raised to 150,000 and Diaz thought for a minute before making the call.

The turn was the {2-Clubs} and Chen wanted to end it right here. He moved all in and forced Diaz to let go of his hand. Chen has moved up to 2.15 Million with the pot while Diaz has fallen back into six figures.

Oznake: Bill ChenDavid Diaz

Andrea Double Up Trigg

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Andrea Dato opened the action with a raise to 48,000 before Richard Trigg moved all in over the top for 400,000. Action folded back around to Andrea who quickly made the call.

Dato: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Trigg: {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Trigg was in a lot of trouble but you wouldn't know it by his rail. One of the more vocal groups all day, Trigg has about a dozen friends looking in through from the floor of the Amazon Room. They screamed for an Ace and got on right on the flop. The dealer spread out {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}{k-Spades} as the fan base erupted in chants and cheers.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and they began screaming for a deuce while Dato paced back and forth looking for a Queen or a Jack. The river wasn't a deuce, but it still shipped Trigg the pot when it fell the {K-Diamonds}.

Trigg is now up to 864,000 while Andrea has become our short stack with 165,000.

Oznake: Andrea DatoRichard Trigg

Nicholas Rampone Eliminated in 8th Place ($32,381)

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Nicholos Rampone Eliminated in 8th Place
Nicholos Rampone Eliminated in 8th Place

Bill Chen opened the action to 51,000 and Nicholas Rampone flatted in position. David Diaz, in the blinds, three bet to 180,000 and Chen moved all in with little hesitation. Rampone began his tank as a call here would put his tournament at risk. After a couple of minutes, he eventually did make the call and Diaz began a tank of his own. He leaned back and forth a few times before finally folding.

When the cards were flipped over, Rampone, our Day 2 chip leader, did not like what he saw. His {J-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} was dominated by the {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades} of Chen. The board ran out {5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts} which did not improve Rampone's hand and just like that, he is gone.

At one point today, Rampone had nearly 1.6 Million chips with ten players left. But some coolers and lost flips have put him on the rail as our 8th place finisher. With Rampone's chips, Chen has now moved into the chip lead with 1.93 Million.

Oznake: Bill ChenDavid DiazNicholas Rampone