Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Updated Counts

Ari Engel
Ari Engel
45,500 4,500
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 44,000 3,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 41,000 24,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 40,000
David Chicotsky us
David Chicotsky
us 21,000 17,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 18,000 3,000
Bryan Micon us
Bryan Micon
us 18,000 1,500
Maridu Mayrinck
Maridu Mayrinck
Kristy Arnett us
Kristy Arnett
us 17,000 -6,000
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 15,000 -2,000
Barry Shulman us
Barry Shulman
us 13,000 9,800
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 11,000 3,800
Shane Schleger us
Shane Schleger
us 10,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 8,000 -2,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 7,000 -1,000
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
es 5,000 -1,000
Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling
us 2,500 -9,500

Blend 'em and Send 'em

• Nivo 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Cards are back in the air here in the Brasilia room.

Slepe stave:

Amanda Musumeci In Contention

• Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Amanda Musumeci During Her Deep Run in the 2011 Main Event
Amanda Musumeci During Her Deep Run in the 2011 Main Event

Upon browsing through the Silver section of the Brasilia room, we found Amanda Musumeci sitting on a healthy stack of about 25,000. Musumeci burst on to the poker scene last year with an impressive four cashes at the 2011 WSOP.

Most notably of Musumeci's finishes last year was her deep run in the Main Event. Musumeci was able to best the gigantic field and finish in 62nd place, which puts her run among the top 1% of last year's field. Since then, Musumeci has been tearing up the WSOP Circuit, with final tables in events at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, Atlantic City, Council Bluffs, and St. Louis.

Last October, Musumeci sat down with PokerNews hostess Kristy Arnett to discuss strategy and her WSOP Main Event run.

Musumeci is still in the hunt for her first WSOP bracelet, and with the healthy stack that she is currently sporting, this time around may certainly be a possibility.

Oznake: Amanda Musmeci

Another Break

• Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante

The remaining players have been sent on what could be one of the last breaks of the evening.

See you back here in 20 minutes!

Baker Battling

David "ODB" Baker is struggling and we caught the action of the hand that sees him sitting on a tiny, tiny stack.

Baker held {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and his all-in opponent held {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. It was all-in preflop and by the time we got to the table, the dealer was busy spreading out a {2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop.

Baker would have to dodge some clubs to survive. The {k-Hearts} on the turn was a safe one, but when the {8-Clubs} was turned over on the river, it was trouble for Baker.

David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 1,200 -11,800

Oznake: David Baker

Fabrice Soul-Crushing

Fabrice Soulier, winner of last year's $10,000 HORSE Championship has managed to fly under our radar for most of the day. Last time we checked on him, however, we've found that his stack has grown to one of the largest in the room.

We caught up to see a player bet out on a {K-Hearts}{A-Spades}{10-Spades}{Q-Spades} board, only to find Soulier move all in. His opponent called and showed {J-Clubs}{10-Spades} for Broadway, but was ultimately behind Soulier's {8-Spades}{7-Spades} flush. The river was the {A-Hearts} and Soulier was able to send a player home.

Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 56,000 51,500

Oznake: Fabrice Soulier

Antonio's Aggression

• Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Antonio Esfandiari raised to 1,000 preflop and found the player in the big blind push out a three-bet to 2,400. Esfandiari would not be pushed around by her raise, however, as he moved out a four-bet, making it 5,500 to go. His opponent called and the flop of {J-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{7-Spades} was spread out in front of the two.

After about a minute of thinking, Esfandiari's opponent rapped the table, prompting the Magician to instantly announce that he was all in. His opponent mucked her hand, and he was able to scoop the pot, boosting his stack to around 17,000.

Oznake: Antonio Esfandiari

Aces, Ari, Aces, Ari

In the last 20 minutes we have witnessed Ari Engel not only pick up aces twice, but take down the pot both times.

The first time it was against David Chicotsky when Engel's {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} saw him barrel all streets and get a fold from Chicotsky before tabling his hand.

Engel then picked up the {a-Clubs}{a-Spades} against an unknown opponent who put his stack all-in preflop holding {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}. the aces stayed in front and Engel took down another nice pot.

Ari Engel
Ari Engel
41,000 15,000

Oznake: Ari Engel

Petersen Pushes

• Nivo 8: 200-400, 50 ante

With a flop of {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, PokerStars Team Online Pro Mickey Petersen bet out 2,100. His opponent thought for a moment before calling.

Fourth street brought the {Q-Hearts} and Petersen inquired as to how much his opponent. After finding out, Petersen pushed out a bet of 3,300. Once again his opponent thought for a moment before opting to call. The river was the {4-Hearts} and Petersen decided to fire a third barrel, this time with the magic number set at 5,800. His opponent quickly threw his hand to the muck and Petersen was able to drag in the pot, boosting his stack to a healthy 34,000.

Oznake: Mickey Petersen