Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Ray Piccin Narrows the Gap

The blinds are still at 400,000-800,000 with a 100,000 ante. Action is heads-up for the title (and $291,087) between Darren Rabinowitz and Ray Piccin.

Hand #130 – Darren Rabinowitz raises from the button to 1,800,000, Ray Piccin reraises from the big blind to 2,800,000, and Rabinowitz calls. The flop comes Kd10d4s, Piccin moves all in for about 23 million, and Rabinowitz folds. Piccin takes the pot.

Ray Piccin  –  29,000,000  (36 bb)
Darren Rabinowitz  –  55,250,000  (69 bb)


Hand #136 – Darren Rabinowitz raises from the button to 1,800,000, and Ray Piccin calls from the big blind. The flop comes Kd7h3h, Piccin checks, Rabinowitz bets 1,500,000, and Piccin calls.

The turn is the 10h, Piccin checks, Rabinowitz bets 2,200,000, and Piccin moves all in. Rabinowitz folds, and Piccin takes the pot.

Ray Piccin  –  35,800,000  (44 bb)
Darren Rabinowitz  –  48,450,000  (60 bb)

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Neville Darrell Out in 3rd Place

3rd Place: Neville Darrell  -  $124,630
3rd Place: Neville Darrell – $124,630

The blinds are still at 400,000-800,000 with a 100,000 ante.

Hand #126 – Neville Darrell raises from the small blind to 1,775,000, Ray Piccin moves all in from the big blind, and Darrell calls all in for about 10.4 million with Ad8c.

Piccin turns over 7h7s, and it’s a race situation as they are nearly even in chips.

The board comes 5s4h2d4cQh, and the pocket sevens hold up for Piccin to win the pot. Piccin has a slight lead over Darrell, who is eliminated in third place.

Ray Piccin  –  21,500,000  (26 bb)
Neville Darrell  –  Out in 3rd Place  ($124,630)

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Darrell vs. Rabinowitz

The blinds are still at 400,000-800,000 with a 100,000 ante.

Hand #114  –  First to act, Darren Rabinowitz moves all in from the button, Neville Darrell calls all in from the small blind for 6,950,000, and Ray Piccin folds 3c3s face up.

Rabinowitz shows Ks4s, but Darrell turns over QhQs, and he’s a big favorite to double up here.

The board comes KdQc6dKc7c — Rabinowitz makes trip kings, but Darrell wins the pot with queens full of kings to double up in chips.

Neville Darrell  –  15,000,000  (18 bb)
Darren Rabinowitz  –  58,000,000  (72 bb)


Hand #118  –  Neville Darrell limps from the button for 800,000, Ray Piccin completes the small blind, and Darren Rabinowitz checks his option in the big blind.

The flop comes Kc7s2h, and it checks to Darrell, who bets 1,800,000. Piccin folds, and Rabinowitz check-raises to 4,000,000. Darrell calls.

Rabinowitz moves all in dark before the turn card comes — it’s the 6c. Darrell folds, and Rabinowitz takes the pot.

Darren Rabinowitz  –  60,000,000  (75 bb)
Neville Darrell  –  7,200,000  (9 bb)

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Darrell Loses Some to Rabinowitz, Then Gets Some Back

Blinds are still at 300,000-600,000 with a 100,000 ante, with three players remaining.

Hand #84  –  Chipleader Darren Rabinowitz raises from the button to 1,400,000, and Neville Darrell calls from the small blind.

The flop comes Js9s9h, Darrell checks, Rabinowitz bets 2,000,000, and Darrell calls. The turn is the Ad, Darrell checks, Rabinowitz bets 2,000,000, and Darrell calls again.

The river is the Qh, Darrell checks, and Rabinowitz moves all in. Darrell folds, showing one card — the As. Rabinowitz takes the pot to increase his chip lead.

Darren Rabinowitz  –  61,000,000  (101 bb)
Neville Darrell  –  8,000,000  (13 bb)


Hand #87  –  Three hands later, Darren Rabinowitz raises from the button to 1,400,000, Neville Darrell moves all in from the small blind for 6,050,000, and Rabinowitz calls with KdJh. Darrell turns over AdQs, and he’ll need it to hold to stay alive.

The board comes 7c6d5c6h9d, and Darrell wins the pot with his ace high.

Neville Darrell  –  12,640,000  (21 bb)
Darren Rabinowitz  –  57,000,000  (95 bb)

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Jon Cohen Out in 4th Place

The final four players return from break to begin Level 39, with increased blinds of 300,000-600,000 and a 100,000 ante.

4th Place: Jon Cohen - $104,635
4th Place: Jon Cohen – $104,635

Hand #77 – Chipleader Darren Rabinowitz raises from the button to 1,400,000, Jon Cohen moves all in from the big blind for 8,975,000, and Rabinowitz calls with As7s. Cohen turns over Ks5d, and he’ll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Qd8d6h8s7h, and Rabinowitz wins the pot with two pair, eights and sevens, to eliminate Cohen in fourth place.

Darren Rabinowitz  –  51,000,000  (85 bb)
Jon Cohen  –  Out in 4th Place  ($104,635)

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Official Chip Counts (Final Four)

The level comes to an end, and the players take a 12-minute break. (That’s the amount of time they requested.) The 10K chips are being colored up, and when play resumes, the blinds will be 300,000-600,000 with a 100,000 ante.

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 3.  Darren Rabinowitz  –  40,750,000  (67 bb)
Seat 4.  Neville Darrell  –  21,555,000  (35 bb)
Seat 6.  Jon Cohen  –  6,010,000  (10 bb)
Seat 7.  Ray Piccin  –  15,980,000  (26 bb)

1st:  $291,087
2nd:  $190,125
3rd:  $124,630
4th:  $104,635

5th:  Bryan Campanello  –  $85,150
6th:  Ben Zamani  –  $66,935
7th:  Kohnny Miller  –  $49,140
8th:  Wendy Freedman  –  $33,045
9th:  Sam Barnhart  –  $23,725

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Cooler Alert! Rabinowitz Doubles Thru Darrell

The blinds are still 250,000-500,000 with a 75,000 ante.

Hand #53 – Darren Rabinowitz raises from the button to 1,050,000, Neville Darrell calls from the small blind, and Jon Cohen calls from the big blind.

The flop comes QcJd2s, Darrell checks, and Cohen bets 1,300,000. Rabinowitz folds, and Darrell calls. The turn card pairs the board with the Jh, and both players check.

The river is the 6c, Darrell bets 2,000,000, and Cohen calls. Darrell shows Jc10c to win the pot with trip jacks, and Cohen mucks.

Cohen has gone from chipleader with five players left to the short stack with four players left.

Neville Darrell  –  42,000,000  (84 bb)
Jon Cohen  –  4,900,000  (9 bb)


New chipleader Darren Rabinowitz
New chipleader Darren Rabinowitz

Hand #61 – Ray Piccin raises from the cutoff to 1,100,000, Darren Rabinowitz reraises from the button to 2,700,000, and Neville Darrell calls. Piccin folds.

The flop comes Qs6c3d, Darrell checks, Rabinowitz bets 1,400,000, and Darrell calls. The turn is the 5h, Darrell checks, Rabinowitz bets 3,300,000, and Darrell calls.

The river card pairs the board with the 3c, and Darrell moves all in. Rabinowitz snap-calls.

Darrell shows 6d6h for a full house, sixes full of threes, but Rabinowitz turns over QcQd to win the pot with a higher full house, queens full of threes.

Darren Rabinowitz  –  38,200,000  (76 bb)
Neville Darrell  –  21,300,000  (42 bb)

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Bryan Campanello Out in 5th Place

5th Place: Bryan Campanello  -  $85,150
5th Place: Bryan Campanello – $85,150

The blinds are still 200,000-400,000 with a 50,000 ante.

Hand #47  –  Jon Cohen raises from the cutoff to 850,000, and Ray Piccin calls from the button. The flop comes 10c7s3s, Cohen bets 1,000,000, and Piccin calls.

The turn is the 9s, Cohen bets 1,700,000, and Piccin calls.

The river pairs the board with the 10d, Cohen bets 3,200,000, and Piccin moves all in for 6,580,000. Cohen folds, and Piccin takes the pot.

Ray Piccin  –  17,700,000  (44 bb)
Jon Cohen  –  22,400,000  (56 bb)


The blinds increase to 250,000-500,000 with a 75,000 ante. Play continues without a break.

Hand #48  –  Bryan Campanello moves all in from the cutoff for about 5 million, and Darren Rabinowitz moves all in over the top from the button for 7,325,000. In the big blind, Jon Cohen asks for a count of Rabinowitz’s chip before he calls as well.

Here are their cards, in descending order of chip counts:

Jon Cohen:  AhKd
Darren Rabinowitz:  AdAs
Bryan Campanello:  Jh8h

The board comes 9d9c5c8sQs, and the pocket aces hold up for Rabinowitz to win the pot and double thru Cohen while eliminating Campanello in fifth place.

Darren Rabinowitz  –  19,800,000  (39 bb)
Jon Cohen  –  14,900,000  (29 bb)
Bryan Campanello  –  Out in 5th Place  ($85,150)

 

 

The next hand (Hand #49), Cohen plays a smaller pot against Piccin, and loses about 5 million in chips.

Jon Cohen  –  10,000,000  (20 bB)
Ray Piccin  –  22,500,000  (45 bb)