Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

John Borzio Eliminated in 5th Place ($184,561)

• Ниво 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
John Borzio - 5th Place ($184,561)
John Borzio - 5th Place ($184,561)

We now have no more Johns at this final table after John Borzio was eliminated in fifth place after the biggest pot of the night played out at this final table.

Borzio raised to 160,000 and found two callers in Andy Philachack from the small blind, as well as Hasan Anter from the big blind to go three-handed to the flop of {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

Philachack and Anter checked to Borzio who shoved for 1,080,000 and both Philachack and Anter called, making it heads-up to the sidepot on the turn of the {8-Diamonds}, where Philachack checked dark. Anter shoved, sending Philachack deep into the tank before he open-folded {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

Borzio: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Anter: {J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Anter had managed to pair his nine, while Borzio was left with just six outs to keep himself alive in this tournament. It wasn't to be - the river was the {5-Clubs} - and with four players left, Anter now holds almost nine million in chips.

Тагове: Andy PhilachackHasan AnterJohn Borzio

John Horvatich Eliminated in 6th Place ($137,025)

John Horvatich - 5th Place ($137,025)
John Horvatich - 5th Place ($137,025)

Hasan Anter is now in command at this final table, holding over seven million in chips after sending John Horvatich to the rail in sixth place.

From under the gun, Anter raised to 255,000 before John Horvatich shoved over the top from the UTG +1 position for a further 1,210,000. All the others got out of the way and Anter snap-called.

Horvatich: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Anter: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

Anter needed a miracle, and he got one after the {8-Diamonds} appeared in the window, trailed by the {3-Hearts} and {J-Clubs}. The turn of the {4-Diamonds} was of no help to Horvatich, nor was the repeat {3-Spades} on the river to fill Anter up.

And just like that, we're down to five.

Hasan Anter se
Hasan Anter
se 7,200,000 1,630,000
John Horvatich
John Horvatich

Тагове: Hasan AnterJohn Horvatich

Oulmekki's Still Alive!

Selim Oulmekki has survived two-all in pre-flop situations to move up to two million in chips as the action continues here in the Amazon Room six-handed.

Earlier, Nemer Haddad raised all-in for 1,125,000 but found no takers before shoving the very next hand. Oulmekki re-raised all in over the top and the others got out of the way before the cards were tabled:

Haddad: {A-Spades}{9-Spades}
Oulmekki: {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

A short time later, Oulmekki shoved again, this time with {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}, but found himself in strife against Andy Philachack who called with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}. The flop of {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Clubs} helped nobody, but Oulmekki's rail went crazy after the turn and river came running {J-Spades}, {J-Clubs} to double up!

Andy Philachack us
Andy Philachack
us 3,300,000 -900,000
Selim Oulmekki fr
Selim Oulmekki
fr 2,000,000 1,150,000

Тагове: Andy PhilachackNemer HaddadSelim Oulmekki

Cause I'm Small ... I'm Small Ballin'

• Ниво 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The railbirds have all rushed in to catch up on the action here at this final table, just in time for the first flop we've seen since play resumed.

Earlier, Oulmekki open-shoved from the button and got no takers before he raised to 175,000 from the cutoff in the next hand, only to fold after Hasan Anter's three-bet to 725,000 from the big blind.

Anter then shipped his stack into the middle from the button two hands later and picked up the blinds and antes, but then Oulmekki came in with another raise of 220,000 from under the gun after that, but folded when John Horvatich shoved over the top.

Soon after, Andy Philachack raised to 220,000 from the UTG position before Oulmekki called from the button before both players checked down the flop of {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{A-Clubs}. Oulmekki then check-folded after Philachack bet 400,000 on the turn of the {4-Diamonds}.

Тагове: Andy PhilachackHasan AnterJohn HorvatichSelim Oulmekki

Battle of the Johns (Round 1)

John Horvatich doubles up!
John Horvatich doubles up!

From under the gun, John Horvatich raised all-in for 555,000 and Nemer Haddad folded before John Borzio called from the button. The others got out of the way and the cards were tabled:

Borzio: {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Horvatich: {J-Spades}{2-Clubs}

Borzio picked up some of Horvatich's outs after the flop of {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, but incredibly, the {2-Hearts} appeared on the turn to give Horvatich bottom pair, which improved to two pair after the repeat {10-Clubs} fell on the river to give him the double-up.

John Borzio us
John Borzio
us 1,415,000 -180,000
John Horvatich
John Horvatich
1,280,000 525,000

Тагове: John BorzioJohn Horvatich

The Silence is Deafening

• Ниво 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

With all the players and spectators now having been cleared out of the Amazon Room after the conclusion of Day 1a of the Main Event, the only people watching this final table are all the members of media row. So far, there hasn't been much to see.

Earlier, Nemer Haddad raised to 180,000 from the cutoff to pick up the blinds and antes before John Borzio raised to 200,000 from under the gun in the next hand.

Selim Oulmekki then raised to 175,000 from under the gun, but folded after Borzio re-raised to 825,000 from the big blind. Hasan Anter then picked up the blinds and antes after that.

Тагове: Hasan AnterJohn BorzioNemer HaddadSelim Oulmekki

Play Resumes

• Ниво 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The cards are back in the air! Two more levels until we either crown a winner or bag and tag for the night. At this rate, we're betting on the latter.