Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Jaka's Roller Coaster Continues

The roller coaster that is Fara Jaka has continued into the night, with the recent PCA Main Event third-place finisher seeing his stack reach lows of around the starting stack, to the high of almost 200,000. Right now, it is somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.

We recently caught a hand that began when the action was folded to Jaka on the button. He raised it up to 2,400 and the the big player made the call. When the dealer flipped over a {10-Clubs}{j-Spades}{4-Spades} flop, Jaka's oppenent checked and Jaka bet 3,800. A call would see a {j-Clubs} turn hit the felt and both players check. It was then on to the {2-Clubs} river, with Jaka's opponent again checking. This time Jaka bet 20,000 and with a fold from his opponent, Jaka raked in the nice little pot.

Faraz Jaka us 92,000 22,000

Märksõnad: Faraz Jaka

Orange Almost Gone

The Orange Section just has a handful of tables left but that didn't stop us from grabbing some counts.

Taylor Paur 390,000 -20,000
Joseph Rahme 250,000 10,000
Niall Farrell 230,000
Isaac Baron 112,000 12,000
Mike Wolf 75,800 5,800
Nachman Berlin 69,000
Filippo Candio 62,000 2,000
La Sengphet 30,000 -45,000

Last Level of the Night

[user101598] • Tase 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The cards are back in the air, and the remaining players are just 120 minutes away from Day 3!


Last Break of the Night

[user101598] • Tase 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The players are now on their final 20-minute break of the evening. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em.

Updated Chip Counts from the Brasilia Gold Section

Jason Somerville us 325,000 -45,000
Gavin Smith us 245,000 127,000
Bernard Lee 167,000 -24,000
Jerry Schlichting 162,000 22,000
Amnon Filippi 160,000 45,000
Michael Shelton 133,000 -5,000
Brian Hastings us 129,000 21,000
Micah Raskin 110,000 49,000
Guang Lu 110,000 -60,000
Lee Childs 100,000 35,000
Shane Sigsbee 100,000 -55,000
Samantha Cohen 86,000 31,000
Scott Abrams 60,000 -44,000
Don Fujita 50,000 -6,000
Marco Traniello 40,000 -50,000
Barry Greenstein us 27,600 -40,400
Tex Barch us Välja kukkunud

Eastgate Gets Some Much Needed Chips


We arrived at the table to see that Peter Eastgate and Blair Rodman were involved in a three way pot. There was about 8,000 in the middle when we got there, and the dealer had just fanned out a flop of {6-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}. Eastgate checked to Rodman, who fired out 4,500. Both Eastgate and their other opponent made the call, and the turn brought the {10-Hearts}. All three players checked, and the same occurred when the {7-Spades} hit the river.

Eastgate opened up {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for top pair, and that caused his two opponents to muck their cards. After collecting that pot, Eastgate is back up to 50,000.

Peter Eastgate 50,000 -20,000

Märksõnad: Peter EastgateBlair Rodman

Haxton Snags a Double

Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

Isaac Haxton has been sitting behind a fairly small stack for most of the afternoon and evening. That has finally changed just before this last break of the evening, as Haxton has managed to double up. When we arrived at the table, there was already 22,000 in the pot and it was on the turn of a {8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{k-Hearts} board.

Haxton's opponent was first to act and checked. Haxton bet 14,000 and it was back on his opponent , who moved all in. Haxton called for his 41,200-chip stack and the two players turned their hands over.

Haxton: {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Haxton was in front and it stayed that was as a {7-Diamonds} on the river ensured that he doubled his stack.

Isaac Haxton us 105,000 45,000

Märksõnad: Isaac Haxton

Grimes Silences the Mouth

Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

Action folded to Mike "The Mouth" Matusow in the cutoff and he opened for 2,100. Terry Grimes was on the button and pushed back to the tune of 4,200, and after the blinds got out of the way, Matusow shipped for roughly 26,000. Grimes made a quick call and Matusow was in trouble.

Matusow: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Grimes: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

Matusow was in need of some help and found a little on the {J-Spades}{X-Spades}{X-Spades} flop, which gave him a flush draw. Unfortunately for him, neither the {A-Hearts} turn nor {9-Diamonds} river would fill that draw and Matusow's 2012 World Series of Poker came to an end here on Day 2.

Terry Grimes 150,000 30,000
Mike Matusow us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Mike MatusowTerry Grimes