Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Yu Pushes Puchkov Off Hand


Konstantin Puchkov raised to 1,300 from early position, then Ben Yu in the hijack seat made it 3,200 to go. It folded back to Puchkov who made the call.

The flop came {5-Spades}{7-Spades}{K-Clubs} and Puchkov checked. Yu pushed out a bet of 3,500, and after thinking for a few moments Puchkov stepped aside.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 18,500 5,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 10,200 -6,300

Oznake: Ben YuKonstantin Puchkov

A Few Counts


As well as a few eliminations (from one side of the Brasilia).

David ODB Baker us
David ODB Baker
us 54,000 2,400
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us 37,000 -1,000
Stacey Lynn Nutini
Stacey Lynn Nutini
29,000 3,500
Jamie Armstrong us
Jamie Armstrong
us 27,000 13,200
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
us 26,000 15,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 23,000 4,500
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 22,000 5,600
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 22,000 9,300
Andy Black ie
Andy Black
ie 21,000 15,000
Henry So us
Henry So
us 20,500 -3,500
Tim Duckworth au
Tim Duckworth
au 19,000 5,500
Jennifer Leigh us
Jennifer Leigh
us 18,500 2,600
Robert Cheung ca
Robert Cheung
ca 18,000 -18,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 16,500 3,700
Jeff Sluzinski us
Jeff Sluzinski
us 11,000 5,300
Alex Komaromi uy
Alex Komaromi
uy 8,500 -14,500
Ana Marquez es
Ana Marquez
es Izpadel
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
us Izpadel
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr Izpadel
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us Izpadel
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us Izpadel
Jackie Glazier au
Jackie Glazier
au Izpadel

Back to Business

Shamus • Nivo 9: 300-600, 75 ante

The 619 players still with chips have returned from the break and Level 9 has begun.

Slepe stave:

Everybody Take Twenty

Shamus • Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Players have left for another 20-minute break. The plan for the rest of the evening is to play one more level, have another break, then play two more one-hour levels before concluding for the night.

And Then... Get This... Your Chips Were Gone

Will Failla, from Event 49
Will Failla, from Event 49

Will "The Thrill" Failla has been moved into the Gold section and is currently enthralling his table mates with nonstop stories.

Everyone's enjoying the tale telling, but Failla is doing more than just eliciting laughs from them, having grabbed a number of chips to add to his stack as well.

Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 47,000

Oznake: Will Failla

Ho Hems, Haws, Lets Hand Go


With about 2,500 in the middle and the board showing {J-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Spades}, a player in early position checked, Maria Ho bet 1,550, and her opponent called. The river then brought the {6-Diamonds} and a bet of 3,400 from Ho's opponent.

Ho thought for two full minutes, riffling her chips throughout, then finally let her hand go.

Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 18,500

Oznake: Maria Ho

Baker Cookin'


David "ODB" Baker, winner of Event 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix, has been steadily accumulating chips today, having crossed the 50,000-chip mark to claim one of the bigger stacks in the room at present.

Baker already has four cashes at this summer's WSOP. In addition to his Event 25 win, Baker has made another final table (finishing third) and a near-miss (finishing 10th).

David ODB Baker us
David ODB Baker
us 51,600

Oznake: David ODB Baker

Please Don't Touch My...

Shamus • Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante

"Weenis? Wait a minute...? Is that what it's really called?"

So asked a player at Table 41 where Andrew Lichtenberger was recently moved. Someone had introduced the slang term to the table, a word sometimes used to refer to the loose skin at one's elbow. A quick check of the smart phone by the questioner confirmed the one making the claim wasn't bluffing.

Players laughed. Then all seemed to lean back a little, bringing their elbows inward.