High Roller: Barry Hutter Eliminated by James Halverson

$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 12:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  40 of 145

James Halverson
James Halverson

Barry Hutter moved all in from the button for 137,000, and James Halverson called from the big blind with Ac9c. Hutter turned over As5h, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 7s6c2c7c6h, and Halverson turned a club flush to win the pot and eliminate Hutter from the tournament.

James Halverson  –  375,000  (47 bb)
Barry Hutter  –  Eliminated

Ray Qartomy passed along the brief tale of his chips ending up in Darren Elias’s stack, courtesy of Rodney Seymour.

After a flop of QxQxJx, Qartomy checked, Seymour bet 50,000, and Qartomy called. The turn card was a 10x, and both players checked. The river was inconsequential, Qartomy checked, and Seymour moved all in for 75,000. Qartomy called with Qh4h for trip queens, but Seymour turned over Kx9x to win the pot with a king-high straight.

Ray Qartomy  –  480,000  (60 bb)

Shortly after that, Seymour was eliminated by Darren Elias.

Darren Elias  –  725,000  (91 bb)
Rodney Seymour  –  Eliminated

With 40 players remaining from a field of 145, the average chip stack is about 363,000 (45 big blinds). Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 15, around 12:30 am.