WSOP National Championship

The Plan

• Tase 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Tournament officials have just announced that the remaining players will play Level 20 and then take a dinner break. This will happen whether or not the bubble still looms.


Two Outer on the Turn for Le

Hao Le put in a raise preflop from under the gun and was called by David "ODB" Baker in the cutoff. Le proceeded to fire out 40,000 on the {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop, Baker called, and the {9-Diamonds} appeared on the turn.

This time Le checked, opening the door for Baker to slide out a big stack of pink T5,000 chips, enough to cover his opponent. Le made a quick call and the cards were tabled:

Baker: {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Le: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Baker had flopped trips, but Le hit a two-outer on the turn to fill up. The {3-Clubs} river was no help to Baker, and Le doubled on the bubble.

Hao Le 330,000 165,000
David ODB Baker us 150,000 -220,000

Märksõnad: Hao LeDavid ODB Baker

Katchalov & Stein Have Tense Moment

• Tase 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Sam Stein on the bubble.
Sam Stein on the bubble.

Sam Stein opened for 13,000 and Eugene Katchalov raised to 27,000. Stein called and the flop came {2-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {8-Clubs}. Stein check-called 30,000 and the turn came {3-Spades}. Stein check-called a second time, this time to a tune of 42,000. The river came {6-Diamonds} and both players checked.

Stein tabled {J-Clubs} {J-Hearts}, Katchalov mucked and the bubble dragged on.

Märksõnad: Sam SteinEugene Katchalov

Schock All In & Called By Stone

A short-stacked Mitch Schock moved all in under the gun for 62,000 and cleared the field to Mark Bonsack in the small blind. He thought for a solid two minutes before folding, and Nikolas Stone made the call from the big blind.



Bonsack seemed upset and indicated he had folded a pair, but it turned out to be for the best as the flop came down {K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}. The {10-Clubs} turn and {3-Hearts} flop meant it was a chop, and the already lengthy bubble.

Nikolas Stone us 415,000 5,000
Mitch Schock us 66,000 4,000

Märksõnad: Nikolas StoneMitch SchockMark Bonsack

Back to the Grind

• Tase 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The post-break action seems to be right where it was last level . . . very tight. It's been a lengthy bubble, and based upon the stacks (the short stack still has 15 big blinds or so), it could be quiet awhile. With that said, the clock is running, so it's only a matter of time before someone earns the unfortunate distinction of the WSOP National Championship bubble boy (or girl).

Cards Back in the Air

• Tase 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Cards are back in the air following the break. We are still on the money bubble and playing hand-for-hand. They have spent approximately 80 minutes of hand-for-hand play.