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

Märksõnad: Ben YuKonstantin Puchkov

A Few Counts


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

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

Back to Business

Shamus • Tase 9: 300-600, 75 ante

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


Everybody Take Twenty

Shamus • Tase 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 47,000

Märksõnad: 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 18,500

Märksõnad: 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 51,600

Märksõnad: David ODB Baker

Please Don't Touch My...

Shamus • Tase 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.

850 Remain


There are almost 200 fewer players still with us in Event 56 than were here at the start of Level 7. Among the fallen — Joe Cada, John Monnette, and David Chiu.

Just 850 remain, all now situated within the Brasilia room.

Joe Cada us Välja kukkunud
John Monnette us Välja kukkunud
David Chiu us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: David ChiuJoe CadaJohn Monnette