Event 17: Krunking It Up Higher

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End of Level 11: 500/1,000/100 ante

Players are on break at the end of the level and according to the clock, there are only 153 remaining.

Just before the break, a big hand played out on Table 10.  The flop read Th5h3c and the player in seat 7 (sb) bet 5k.

Bob ‘Uncle Krunk’ Panitch raised to 10,200 from the big blind, then Richard Kirsch (utg) called.  The button folded and the small blind called.

Turn was the 6c and all hell broke loose.  Seat 7 bet 10,200, Bob messily shoved his whole stack in (54,200) and Richard Kirsch called all in for less.  Seat 7 called, having Bob covered, and showed AcTc for top pair with club flush draw.  Richard rolled over Qh4h for open-ender with heart flush draw.  Bob rolled over pocket 5s for the set and the lead.

Somehow Bob managed to fade half the deck as the river was the 6s giving him a full house.  Richard was busted and Bob chipped up to about 190k.

Event 17: Clash of the November Niners?

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Level 11: 500/1,000/100 ante

Not exactly a WSOP Main Event re-match, but pretty close.

Joe Cada, the 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion has been seated right in front of us on table 7 all day today.

Then John Racener, the 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up got moved to table 7, putting two November Niners on the same patch of felt.

It didn’t last long, however, as table 7 has broken and it’s players scattered into empty seats elsewhere in the room.

Event 17: Farber Fills Up

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Level 11: 500/1K/ 100 ante

David Farber
David Farber

David Farber calls an opponent’s all-in, and shows the nuts after fifth street is dealt when he flips over 8d9c to make a flopped full house 8s9s9d. The turn and river bricks for his opponent, who mucks his cards face down before departing from the tournament. Farber is sitting on about 240K.

171 players left.

Event 17: Krunk it Up!

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Level 11: 500/1K/ 100 ante

Bob 'Uncle Knunk' Panitch
Bob ‘Uncle Knunk’ Panitch

We see 3 players involved on a flop of Js4c2s. The player in the big checks. The player under the gun, who was the original aggressor pre-flop, fires out 7600. Bob “Uncle Krunk” Panitch (Northbrook, IL) then bumps it up to 24K. Both players do not hesitate before folding. “Uncle Krunk” Panitch then happily flips over his Jd to scoop the pot with a pair of Jacks.

Event 17: When One Tablet Isn’t Enough

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Level 11: 500/1,000/100 ante

The long days in big events can be a grind and players need some distraction between hands.

Tablets

The most popular appears to be Open Face Chinese, either on a smartphone or tablet.  Players all around the room have games going.  This is the first time I’ve seen a player juggling two tablets at the same time, however.

Event 17: Lamb Doubles Thru Panayiotou

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Level 10: 400/800/ 100 ante

Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

2011 November Niner and WSOP bracelet holder Ben Lamb (bb) and Eric Panayiotou (middle position) saw a flop of AcTc8c.  Ben checked, Eric bet 3,000, Ben check-raised to 10,400, Eric jammed, and Ben called all-in for 49,700 total.

Eric had QcTh for middle pair with second nut flush draw, while Ben was ahead with Jc3c for the made flush.  Eric had a lot of outs, but Ben faded them all when the last two peeled off Ah3h.

Ben’s flopped flush was good for a double-up to over 100k while Eric’s stack took a big hit.

Event 17: Heating Up

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Level 10: 400/800/ 100 ante

On a board of J Q J 10 5, Michael Wint (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) is all-in and, after some thinking, induces a fold from Marc Lome. A few hands later Wint has the player in seat 9 all-in and scoops the pot after his 7 9 makes a full boat Nines over Sevens, busting his opponent. Wint is sitting on around 120K (150bbs).

Event 17: Dinner Time Chatter

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Level 10: 400/800/ 100 ante

Here’s what some players were tweeting during the dinner break: