Event 11: 11th Place – Lubitz

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 16: 1500/3K/ 500 ante

Bernard Lubitz
Bernard Lubitz

Ilias Liapis is in the small blind and shoves in the dark (without looking at his cards) into his neighbor Bernard Lubitz in the big blind. Lubitz makes the call.

Lubitz: Ah4h
Liapis: 3c9s

Lubitz is ahead pre-flop, but the board is not kind to him as it runs out 3s2s9d4cQc and Liapis makes 2 pair to eliminate Lubitz in 11th place. Lubitz gets $769 for his efforts today. We are now at our final table of 10.

Event 11: Chiappetta Bubbles

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 16: 1500/3K/ 500 ante

It may have taken a long time to burst the bubble from 13 to 12 players but they got there in a hurry once they returned from break.

Michael Chiappetta was contemplating his action with the board reading TcTd3c when he finally decided to move all-in. Ilias Liapis called about as quickly as possible.

Chiappetta picked up AxAx on the money bubble but they were in a lot of trouble against Liapis’ flopped full house with 3h3d. There was no help for Chiappetta on the 8d turn or 5h river to make him the unlucky bubble boy.

Liapis picked up another $200 bounty and all players are now in the money.

Michael Chiappetta

Event 11: Bubble won’t burst

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 16: 1500/3K/ 500 ante

Players are now on their 15 minute break. They are at 13 players, with 12 getting paid, and have been for the past hour. The closest we got to an elimination was when Bernard Lubitz went all in for his last 7300 and was looked up by Mike Chiapetta.

Lubitz: JsJh
Chiapetta: JcKh

The board didn’t burst the money bubble as it came 3d10h6d5h8s and Lubitz doubled up.

As players return from break, they’ll be moving onto Level 16 of play.

Event 11: Bubble Approaching

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 13: 800/1600/ 200 ante

We’re down to 15 players out of the 122 that started, so 3 more bustouts to go until we make the money in today’s Bounty tournament.

Here’s a reminder of what their eyes are on:

1st – $12,079
2nd – $6,844
3rd – $4,538
4th – $3,257
5th – $2,379
6th – $1,830
7th – $1,427
8th – $1,061
9th – $878
10th – $769
11th – $769
12th – $769

Event 11: Rockets No Good

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 11: 500/1K/100 ante

We have 27 players left in Event 11, and on one of the 3 tables we see Jonathan Marks (Weston, FL) re-raise after a 10 falls on the river. His opponent makes the call and Marks tables pocket 10s for a rivered set. His opponent turns over his AhAd in frustration, which was good until that final card was dealt.

Marks is currently the chip leader in Event 11 with around 225K (225bbs) to his stack. Some other notable stacks are Zoltan Czinkota (Davie, FL) with 150K and Mohamed Maghraoui (Tampa, FL) with 112K.

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year point leader Angel Vu is also still in the hunt after her AhQc held up to eliminate her opponent who was holding Ac9c.

Jonathan Marks
Jonathan Marks

Event 11: Payout Numbers

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 1: 25/50

While the ballroom was busy on one side of the room popping the money bubble in Event 8, the registration desk closed for admission to Event 11. The one-shot freeze-out drew 122 players to the field with $200 of their buy-in going to knockout bounties.

The final 12 players will all make the money with min-cash earning $769 and the winner taking home $12,079 plus whatever black chips they collect along the way.

1st – $12,079
2nd – $6,844
3rd – $4,538
4th – $3,257
5th – $2,379
6th – $1,830
7th – $1,427
8th – $1,061
9th – $878
10th – $769
11th – $769
12th – $769

Event 11: About to Close Shop

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 1: 150/300/25 ante

The tournament rolled into the final level available for late registration with 113 players showing on the board. Some of those trying to pick up bounties include Zach Kessler, Angel Vu, Robert Campbell, and Dimas Martinez. Kessler and Vu are two more who entered the tournament after busting Event 8 short of the money.

One player not around anymore, 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer.

Event 11: Building the Field

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 3: 75/150

It was a slow start for the big bounty tournament but action is picking up. There were just a few tables running when it kicked off at noon but it is quickly filling up with newcomers, including several who busted out from Day 2 of Event 8.

There are currently 80 players registered with plenty of time to register. Tournament staff did have to issue a reminder that this is a freeze-out as a few people assumed they could re-enter if they were eliminated.

Event 11: Double Black Chip Bounty

$560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out
Level 1: 25/50

It’s a big day at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as the ballroom will be packed with four separate tournaments running throughout the day.

The first of the day is built for those poker players who love action. Event 11 is scheduled as a 1-day $560 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament where players earn $200 for each opponent they knock out of the tournament. It is also running as a freeze-out so players only have one shot at the title, no re-entry is allowed so players need to do the most with their one bullet into the tournament.

Players will sit behind stacks of 10,000 and play 30-minute levels with late registration open until the start of Level 7.

Tournament instructions are complete and cards are in the air.