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

Assareh Doubles


Shahriar Assareh opened to 200,000 from early position, Nicco Maag called out of the small blind, and Marc Ladouceur defended his big blind.

The flop fell {2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, and Maag checked. Ladouceur tossed out 345,000, Assareh called, leaving 450,000 behind, and Maag folded.

The turn was the {j-Clubs}, and Ladouceur slid out a tower of lavender T100,000 chips worth at least 1.6 million. Assareh quickly called.

"You have a big over-pair?" Ladouceur asked.

"No," Assareh answered, turning over {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. "I have a set."

Ladouceur tabled {4-Clubs}{3-Spades}, and a meaningless {6-Hearts} completed the board, and Assareh doubled.

Marc Ladouceur ca 10,255,000 -745,000
Shahriar Assareh 2,210,000 1,155,000

Märksõnad: Marc LadouceurNicco MaagShahriar Assareh

One for Sylvia


From under the gun, Cylus Watson raised to 215,000. Jesse Sylvia called from the cutoff seat and the flop came down {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Watson bet 285,000 and Sylvia called.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Sylvia bet 470,000 after Watson checked. Watson folded his hand and Sylvia won the pot.

Cylus Watson us 9,300,000 -595,000
Jesse Sylvia us 5,750,000 470,000

Märksõnad: Jesse SylviaCylus Watson

Taylor Paur Eliminated in 33rd Place ($236,921)

Taylor Paur - 33rd Place
Taylor Paur - 33rd Place

Taylor Paur moved all in from middle position for 1.335 million and cleared the field all the way around to Jamie Robbins, who made the call from the big blind.

Paur: {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}
Robbins: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

Paur was dominated and in need of some major help. The {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Spades} flop didn't offer much, but the {2-Spades} turn did give Paur some chop opportunities with a spade on the river. Unfortunately for him, the {7-Diamonds} blanked and he exited the ESPN Main Stage in 33rd place.

Jamie Robbins 8,470,000 3,825,000
Taylor Paur us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Jamie RobbinsTaylor Paur

Charles Coultas Eliminated in 34th Place ($236,921)

Charles Coultas - 34th Place
Charles Coultas - 34th Place

David Balkin raised to 200,000 from early position and it folded to Charles Coultas who moved all in for his last 1,700,000 from the button. It folded back to Balkin who called with {K-}{K-}. Coultas showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and was looking for an ace.

Unfortunately for Coultas, he paired his wrong card as the board came {Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Balkin's kings were able to send him home in 34th place.

David Balkin 6,200,000 1,900,000
Charles Coultas us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Charles CoultasDavid Balkin

Pair of Sixes for Bronshtein


After a raise from Jesse Sylvia in middle position preflop and a call from Yuval Bronshtein out of the big blind, the flop came down {J-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Bronshtein checked and Sylvia bet 230,000. Bronshtein called.

The turn was the {10-Clubs} and Bronshtein checked again. Sylvia bet 480,000 and Bronshtein called.

On the river {2-Spades}, both players checked.

Bronshtein tabled the {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a pair of sixes and Sylvia mucked his hand.

Jesse Sylvia us 5,280,000 -920,000
Yuval Bronshtein il 4,500,000 -275,000

Märksõnad: Yuval BronshteinJesse Sylvia

Marty Zabib Eliminated in 35th Place ($236,921)

David Balkin opened to 220,000 and Marty Zabib re-raised all in for 1,360,000 from the small blind. Balkin called and the hands were tabled:

Balkin: {8-}{8-}
Zabib: {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Balkin retained his lead on the {J-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop. However, Zabib's rail went into a frenzy when the {A-Diamonds} struck the turn, giving Zabib the lead. He wouldn't hold it for long, though, as the {8-Clubs} peeled off on the river, giving Balkin a set of eights and enough to send Zabib to the rail.

David Balkin 4,300,000 1,600,000
Marty Zabib Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: David BalkinMarty Zabib

Jonathan Schoder Eliminated in 36th Place ($236,921)

Jonathan Schoder (from Day 4) - 36th Place
Jonathan Schoder (from Day 4) - 36th Place

Michael Esposito opened with a raise to 275,000 from middle position, and when it folded to the cutoff Jonathan Schoder reraised all in for about 2,600,000 total. It folded back around, and Esposito made the call.

Esposito: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Schoder: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

Neither the {9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop nor the {4-Clubs} turn helped Schoder, and he was down to hoping for an ace on the final card. The dealer burned a card and delivered the river… the {6-Hearts}. Schoder is out in 36th, having made the latest pay jump to earn a handsome $236,921 for his efforts.

Michael Esposito us 6,800,000 3,795,000
Jonathan Schoder Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Jonathan SchoderMichael Esposito

The Final 36

[user68268] • Tase 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Main Feature1Roland Israelashvili
 2Tomas Samol
 3Taylor Paur
 4Elisabeth Hille
 5Steven Gee
 6Paul Volpe
 7Daniel Strelitz
 8Jamie Robbins
 9Andras Koronkai
Secondary Feature1Erik Hellman
 2Robert Salaburu
 3David Balkin
 4Russell Thomas
 5Wilfried Haerig
 6Gaelle Baumann
 7Jan Heitmann
 8Charles Coultas
 9Marty Zabib
Gold 31Jordan Batt
 2Danny Wong
 3Nicco Maag
 4Marc Ladouceur
 5Greg Merson
 6Shahriar Assareh
 7Robert Corcione
 8Robert Buckenmayer
 9Scott Abrams
Gold 41Jeremy Ausmus
 2Jacob Balsiger
 3Cylus Watson
 4Yuval Bronshtein
 5Niels van Alphen
 6Michael Esposito
 7Jesse Sylvia
 8Jonathan Schoder
 9Percy Mahatan

Play Resumes

Shamus • Tase 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

As the 36 remaining players returned from the latest break, another revision to the schedule was announced.

Now the plan will be to play out Level 29 — of which about one hour and 20 minutes remains — then stop for the night. In other words, players will be completing five levels today, and there will very likely be more than 27 players returning for tomorrow's Day 7.