Event #36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

We've Got A Flop

• Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Except for one hand that was a chopped pot, we've just had our first flop at the table. Thomas Miller opened for 75,000 from the small blind and James St. Hilaire called from the big blind. The flop came {J-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {7-Hearts} and Miller bet out 90,000 and St. Hilaire folded.

Тагове: Thomas MillerJames St. Hilaire

Ten Handed Final Table Redraw

• Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

The players have moved to the secondary final table and are seated in the following order.

1Mikhail Lakhitov
2Hassan Babajane
3Thomas Middleton
4Kent Padgett
5John Zentner
6Conrad Monica
7Thomas Miller
8James St. Hilaire
9Matthew Berkey
10Eddy Sabat

On the Move

[user66118] • Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

We're down to our unofficial final table, and the chips have been racked up. We're migrating over to the secondary featured table to play another five levels.

Be right back!

Alexis Bouchiouane Eliminated in 11th Place ($41,775)

[user66118] • Ниво 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Alexis Bouchiouane - 11th place
Alexis Bouchiouane - 11th place

Alexis Bouchiouane was down around 600,000 when he took his stand, open-shoving from late position. Next door, Mikhail Lakhitov took his time considering before announcing the call, and Bouchiouane was officially at risk. The other folded out of the way, and the cards were on their backs.

Bouchiaoune: {K-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}
Lakhitov: {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts}

Bouchiaoune was in as good a spot as he could hope for with his cards, but he'd find no help from the dealer. The board ran {5-Clubs} {10-Spades} {6-Spades} {5-Spades} {9-Clubs}, and the ace holds to give Lakhitov the pot. For his efforts over the last three days, the last remaining Frenchman will take home more than $40,000.

Тагове: Mikhail LakhitovAlexis Bouchiouane


Get Some Color

[user66118] • Ниво 25: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

We're on a quick non-break to race off and color up the yellow T1,000 chips. We'll be back in just a moment.

Richard Gryko Eliminated in 12th Place ($41,775)

[user66118] • Ниво 25: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Richard Gryko - 12th place
Richard Gryko - 12th place

We're not sure how the money got in, but a flurry of action put Richard Gryko all in for close to a million chips with {K-Spades} {9-Clubs}. Across the table, his fellow Brit, Thomas Middleton was his enemy for this hand, and his {A-Clubs} {J-Hearts} was a small favorite to come out on top in this pot worth about twice the average stack.

The {K-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} flop was good for Gryko, but the turn {A-Hearts} was much, much better for Middleton. He was in front with one to come, and the river {10-Diamonds} kept him there. With aces up, Middleton takes care of the stack of Richard Gryko, nearly doubling up in the process. Gryko gets a pay bump up over $40,000 for his work here the last three days.

Тагове: Richard GrykoThomas Middleton

Michael Michnik Eliminated in 13th Place ($33,294)

[user66118] • Ниво 25: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Michael Michnik - 13th place
Michael Michnik - 13th place

Conrad Monica opened to 60,000 from the cutoff, and Michael Michnik three-bet shoved for about 470,000 total. We didn't know that yet, and Hassan Babajane moved all in from the big blind as well. It looked like Babajane had more chips, but it was hard to tell with the tall stacks. Monica laid it down, and the cards were on their backs.

Michnik: {8-Hearts} {8-Clubs}
Babajane: {A-Clubs} {K-Clubs}

The {J-Clubs} {5-Spades} {10-Spades} flop was good for Michnik's pair, but Babajane did add four outs to his arsenal. He'd add another eight more when the {3-Clubs} hit fourth street, now looking for any club, queen, king, or ace to drag the million-chip pot.

River: {9-Clubs}. Babajane let out a celebratory yell, and the dealer began counting down the stacks. In the end, Babajane's 572,000 was the covering amount, and Michnik hit the rail in 13th place, good for more than $30,000.

Тагове: Conrad MonicaHassan BabajaneMichael Michnik

Bouchiouane Straightens Up

• Ниво 25: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Alexis Bouchiouane and Mikhail Lakhitov got into a pot together and by the turn they had around 230,000 in the middle. The board read {5-Spades} {3-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds}, Bouchiouane checked and Lakhitov bet out 165,000. Bouchiouane called and the river came {Q-Clubs}. Bouchiouane checked again and Lakhitov bet 325,000. Bouchiouane called and tabled {A-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} for the six high straight. Lakhitov mucked his hand and Bouchiouane collected the pot.

Тагове: Alexis BouchiouaneMikhail Lakhitov