Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Samuel Bernabeu Takes the Chip Lead as the Bubble Bursts

The money bubble lasted one hand and came in the form of a double elimination. One of the hands, though, resulted in a new chip leader emerging.

With the board reading As9c5s4c, a series of raises led to the player on the button all in for about 570,000 with 5d4d. Samuel Bernabeu, in the small blind, had him drawing dead with AcAd and secured the pot after the inconsequential 2c river completed the board.

The board reads 271 players remaining now and the blinds have increased to 6,000/12,000 with a 1,000 ante.

Samuel Bernabeu – 1,350,000 (112 bb)

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Chipleaders Near the Money Bubble

The remaining 326 players have returned from their break to begin Level 20, with increased blinds of 5,000-10,000 and a 1,000 ante. The average chip stack is about 260,000 (26 big blinds).

We carefully scanned the field during the break to find all the chipleaders, and here they are:

1.  Chino Rheem  –  1,137,000  (113 bb)
2.  Michael Marrero  –  892,500  (89 bb)
3.  Alcides Gomez  –  830,000  (83 bb)
4.  Yaron Wasserman  –  807,000  (80 bb)
5.  Dave Mochon  –  790,000  (79 bb)

The final 300 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $1,169, and the next pay jumps are for 250th place ($1,220) and 200th place ($1,288).

First prize is $291,087, but even though the schedule indicates playing to a winner tonight, that seems highly unlikely. (We expect this to roll over to tomorrow.)

 

Event 7: Chip Update

Level 19
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 500

The board reads 390 players remaining and the average stack is about 217,000. Only 300 players make the money.

Here are a few chip counts from around the room:

Chino Rheem – 915,000 (114 bb)
Benjamin Zamani – 590,000 (73 bb)
Sam Barnhart – 560,000 (70 bb)
Pedro “Pete” Rios – 545,000 (68 bb)
Tom Nguyen – 480,000 (60 bb)
Ty Reiman – 365,000 (45 bb)
Nicolas Cardyn – 340,000 (42 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 330,000 (41 bb)
Abbey Daniels – 310,000 (38 bb)
Loni Harwood – 290,000 (36 bb)
Kyle Bowker – 285,000 (35 bb)
Zo Karim – 275,000 (34 bb)
Ylon Schwartz – 270,000 (33 bb)
Bill Mullins – 260,000 (32 bb)
Andrew Watson – 215,000 (26 bb)
Justin Zaki – 210,000 (26 bb)
Dwyte Pilgrim – 210,000 (26 bb)
Michael Rocco – 200,000 (25 bb)
Bryan Campanello – 200,000 (25 bb)
Scott Baumstein – 195,000 (24 bb)
David Diaz – 195,000 (24 bb)
Brian Hawkins – 175,000 (21 bb)
Matt Giannetti – 165,000 (20 bb)
Michael Tait – 150,000 (18 bb)
Marsha Wolak – 140,000 (17 bb)
Shawn Busse – 96,000 (12 bb)
Scott Zakheim – 85,000 (10 bb)
James Calderaro – 80,000 (10 bb)
Darryll Fish – 65,000 (8 bb)
Noah Schwartz – 60,000 (7 bb)

Among the players who have recently been eliminated are Bill Gazes and Keven Stammen.

Event 10 ($240 HORSE): Jason Like Leads the Official Final Table

The $240 HORSE returned to action for Day 2 with 11 players remaining, and as the first break was beginning, Ralph Broderick was eliminated in ninth place during a hand of seven-card stud.

That leaves the final eight players who make up the official final table. Here are their official chip counts from the break, with the limits increasing to 6,000-12,000.

1.  Barry Levy  –  48,000  (4 BB)
2.  Bruce Zalkin  –  78,000  (6 BB)
3.  Ed Ward  –  61,000  (5 BB)
4.  Jordan Chizick  –  137,000  (11 BB)
5.  Mark Robinson  –  156,000  (13 BB)
6.  Gary Flur  –  124,000  (10 BB)
7.  Jason Like  –  206,000  (17 BB)
8.  BoB Poolos  –  11,000  (1 BB)

And here is a look at the remaining prizepool, along with the players who have already cashed:

1st:  $6,120
2nd:  $3,468
3rd:  $2,468
4th:  $1,714
5th:  $1,306
6th:  $1,000
7th:  $796
8th:  $592

9th:  Ralph Broderick  –  $428
10th:  Ronald Unger  –  $428
11th:  Christopher Kasper  –  $428
12th:  Arnold Cohen  –  $428
13th:  Ky MacPherson  –  $306
14th:  Wendell Morse  –  $306
15th:  Michelle Lau  –  $306
16th:  Joseph Antelo  –  $306