Event 25: Two Tables Remaining

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 12,000/24,000/4,000 Ante

In no time flat, there are just two tables remaining in Event 25 and there seems to be no slowing them down since the money bubble.

19th: Robert Midgette (Boca Raton, FL) $580
20th: Daniel Peila (Aventura, FL) $580
21st: Rafael Ramos (Cape Coral, FL) $580
22nd: Todd Altinbas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) $580
23rd: Christian Rodriguez (Boynton Beach, FL) $580
24th: Barry Neer (Pembroke Pines, FL) $580
25th: Lazaro Capote (Hialeah, FL) $580
26th: William Wilson (Boynton Beach, FL) $580
27th: Bradley Young (New York, NY) $580

Event 25: Recent Departures

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 10,000/20,000/3,000 Ante

Another table has been sent packing including two back-to-back from Kingston 8, Jamaica. Also out are John Holley and Mike Berland making little over a min-cash despite not showing up today.

28th: Dominic Moore (Kingston 8, JM) $497
29th: Gautam Lillaney (Kingston 8, JM) $497
30th: Jeff Rodriguez (Atlanta, GA) $497
31st: Theo Lawson (Miami Gardens, FL) $497
32nd: Luke Doolitte (Delray Beach, FL) $497
33rd: John Holley (Niceville, FL) $497
34th: Michael Berland (Fairport Harbor, OH) $497
35th: John Mullarky (Huntington, WV) $497
36th: David Lithgow (Ft Lauderdale, FL) $497

Event 25: Dropping Fast

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 8,000/16,000/2,000 Ante

The field dropped quickly after the money bubble, a usual process accelerated by the long bubble pushing the blinds. Four tables remain but that might change during the writing process.

Among those gone in the first payout level were WSOP bracelet winner Dan Heimiller and Seminole Hard Rock Poker regular Marty Robbins.

37th: Vladimir Kovalchuck (Hallandale, FL) $414
38th: Dan Heimiller (Las Vegas, NV) $414
39th: Steven Marcozzi (Naples, FL) $414
40th: Santiago Gomez (Hollywood, FL) $414
41st: Derrick Cutler (Marietta, GA) $414
42nd: Marty Robbins (Lake Forth, TX) $414
43rd: Nathan Adler (Naples, FL) $414
44th: Juan Ferrer (Miami, FL) $414
45th: Mary Coopman (Montrose, NY) $414

Event 25: Break Time

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000/2,000 Ante

After the long bubble grind, the players probably needed this second break to relax.

There are 42 players remaining and below is what the payouts remaining.

1st: $21,853
2nd: $12,834
3rd: $8,321
4th: $5,796
5th: $4,181
6th: $3,353
7th: $2,567
8th: $1,822
9th: $1,325
10-12th: $994
13-15th: $787
16-18th: $662
19-27th: $580
28-36th: $497
37-42nd: $414

Event 25: In the Money

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 Ante

After three weeks of covering tournaments, the writing staff became accustomed to brief money bubble action. That all changed in the last tournament of the series.

It took 14 hands, one at a time, to finally put the tournament in the money after more than 30 minutes. There were six all-ins called that only produced double ups until one unnamed short stack found Kings.

There were three live players after he shoved his micro-stack and they checked it down until the board read Ad8s7dThAh. Mike Rumie tossed out a single 25k chip to get folds from the other players and a schoolyard vulgarity from the all-in player.

He probably thought his KhKc was beaten by and Ace but it was Rumie’s Jh9c turned straight which put the field in the money.

Event 25 Bubble Hand

Mike Rumie
Mike Rumie


Event 25: Missing Mike Berland

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000 Ante

We have a curious case of a missing person deep in Event 25 without playing a single hand today. Mike Berland bagged up 217,500 at the end of Day 1B but apparently didn’t read the schedule close enough. A few of his competitors last night indicated he thought it was a one-day event.

Berland is getting blinded down as they close in on the bubble and off on a 15-minute color up break.

Mike Berland empty bag and pile of chips
Mike Berland empty bag and dwindling pile of chips