Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Frankenberger Coolered Out Of Tournament

Andy Frankenberger
Andy Frankenberger

Andy Frankenberger opened for 600 from early position and was called by player in middle position. Another player in late position raised to 2,000 and action folded back around to Frankenberger, who announced he was all in for several thousand more. The original caller folded, but the player in late position snap-called to put Frankenberger at risk.

Frankenberger: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Opponent: {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}


The {10-}{J-}{5-}{7-}{3-} board failed to improve Frankenberger's hand and he was sent to the rail.

Andy Frankenberger us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Andy Frankenberger

Tran Toast

In a hand that would cripple J.C. Tran, Tran open-pushed all in for his last 2,975 and was called by the player in the hijack seat. Another player then pushed all in himself for his last 2,900 from the button and the original caller called him as well.

Tran: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Hijack: {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Button: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.....{A-Hearts}, pairing the player on the button on the river for the win. After he scooped the main pot and Tran scooped the side, he was left with just 150.

Tran was eliminated on the very next hand after his {8-}{2-} was bested by two other opponents.

J.C. Tran Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: J.C. Tran

Sizing Up the Field

Shamus • Tase 7: 150-300, 25 ante

The tourney staff just explained the plan to the remaining players to play through Level 8 plus another 18 minutes' worth of Level 9. It was also announced there are about 830 players remaining from the 2,880 who began Day 1b, which means the average stack in the room at present is around 10,400.

We'll be making note of total players left in Event 59 over in the right-hand margin, a number that includes the 256 who survived Day 1a. Thus with 830 Day 1b players still alive, that means a total of 1,086 out of the 4,620 who originally entered the tourney are still part of the overall field.

Queens Mean Chips for Channing


A player opened for 600 from middle position, then Neil Channing shoved all in over the top from a couple of seats over, a reraise to 5,025 total. It folded back around and Channing's opponent called without too much hesitation.

Channing tabled {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and appeared in fine double-upping form versus his opponent's {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}. Five cards later — {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} — Channing's queens had served him well, and he now sits with an above-average stack.

Neil Channing gb 11,725 2,725

Märksõnad: Neil Channing

A Fleeting Glimpse


Following a quick loop of the Red and Bronze sections, here's a glimpse at some notables' stacks at the moment — before they move. Tables will be breaking from those sections into Gold and Silver during these next couple of levels.

Ben Yu us 27,000 24,000
Humberto Brenes cr 18,800 5,300
Bret Gross 13,800 -4,800
Stacey Lynn Nutini 7,400
Jeff Madsen us 7,200 2,100
Nam Le us 6,200 -300
Tony Dunst us 5,900 -500
Joe Serock us 3,600
Shane Schleger us 3,050 -3,750
Matt Affleck 2,700
J.C. Tran 2,300 -100
Bryn Kenney us 1,400 500

Post-Dinner Poker

Shamus • Tase 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Players are back from dinner and Level 7 has begun.

Following the precedent set last night by those playing Day 1a, the plan tonight will be to play two more one-hour levels, then another 18 minutes' worth of Level 9 before stopping for the night. Then whoever survives Day 1b will joined the 256 players who made it through Day 1a as a combined field for tomorrow's Day 2.


Dinner Break

• Tase 6: 100-200, 25 ante

That's six levels in the books. The field is on a 90 minute dinner break. Play will resume are 8:15 p.m. PST.

With a Stack of 2525, Will the Man Survive?


A player in middle position raised, and it folded to Shane "Shaniac" Schleger who reraised all in. A count revealed his reraise was for exactly 2,525 more.

It folded back to the original raiser who thought a good while, then finally called. Schleger grinned when he saw his opponent's hand — {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} — then he tabled his own {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The board rolled out {3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}, and Schelger's fours held up, enabling him to survive.

Shane Schleger us 6,800 2,700

Märksõnad: Shane Schleger