Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Break Time; Jacobson Climbs the Leaderboard, Notables Topple

• Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

The remaining players are heading on a 20-minute break.

Following the resumption of play after dinner break, the tone of the level would be eliminations with "All American" Dave Swanson being eliminated by Kenny Tran. Swanson called all-in holding {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} on a {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{J-Clubs} board and was up against Tran's {A-Spades}{J-Spades}. The river landed the {8-Spades} and Swanson was headed to the rail.

Jean-Robert Bellande entered late and exited early as Mustapha Kanit had his aces cracked before being eliminated shortly after as Trishelle Cannatella, Blake Bohn, Jeff Gross, Phil Laak and David Chiu all found themselves on the rail also.

However level four would really belong to only one player; Martin Jacobson. Jacobson began the day see-sawing up and down, but this level saw him win a pot holding {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} against {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs} on a {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} before scooping another pot with a bet on the turn to push his stack upwards of 120,000. At-the-time chip leader Jon Broderick then sat on Jacobson's right, but after he lost a pot to John Monnette, Jacobson took the top spot on the leaderboard and ended the level as chip leader with 122,800. Sitting directly behind the Swede include Ezzie (116,250), Broderick (103,600), DiVella (99,350), and two-time WSOP Main Event Champion Johnny Chan (88,000).

The big news that also got announced in the closing few minutes of the level were that a total of 771 players entered Day 1a to be substantially lower then the 943 that took a seat in last year's Day 1a.

WSOPToday’s Flight A of #MainEvent drew 771 entrants. About 600 remain. Flight B starts @ noon tomorrow (Sunday) & Flight C is Monday @ noon.

Tagovi: Johnny ChanMartin JacobsonNick DiVellaRaymond Ezzie

Merson's Five-Bet Shove Gets Through

• Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Greg Merson
Greg Merson

On the final hand before the break at the feature table, the player in Seat 1 opened to 1,200 from under the gun. Bill Perkins called from the cutoff, as did the player on the button, and action folded to Greg Merson who three-bet to 6,000 from the big blind.

Back on the original raiser, he four-bet to 13,200, prompting folds from Perkins (who accidentally flipped over the {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}) and the button. Merson then moved all in and counted down his stack which totaled 25,000. Seat 1 thought it over for about a minute before releasing, and Merson took down a big pot without even seeing a flop.

Greg Merson us
Greg Merson
us 40,500 15,500

Tagovi: Greg Merson

Another November Niner Falls

[user101598] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin

2013 November Niner Marc-Etienne McLaughlin was just spotted exiting the Amazon Room, and we went to his table to investigate the situation.

According to Raymond Ezzie, the player who eliminated him, the two players made a flush, and Ezzie's was higher.

Ezzie is up to 120,000 chips.

Raymond Ezzie us
Raymond Ezzie
us 120,000 30,300
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin ca
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin
ca Out

Tagovi: Raymond EzzieMarc-Etienne McLaughlin

Chewy Chews It Over

• Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger had bet 2,100 on the river of a board reading {6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and his opponent had raised him 6,100. Lichtenberger had 12,750 behind and was deep in thought.

Too deep in thought for the player in seat two who called the clock. The player who had raised seemed irritated at the clock being called and said, “You’re not in the hand.”

“I’m in the game, right?” came the response, and he was within his rights to call time on Lichtenberger. The floor arrived and began the countdown but Lichtenberger soon released his hand.

Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 12,750 -250

Tagovi: Andrew Lichtenberger

Schemion Continues to Add to His Stack

[user169806] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Ole Schemion has won back-to-back pots that have helped push his stack northwards of 50,000.

The first saw Schemion raise to 750 from under the gun and the button called. Both players checked the {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop, but Schemion led for 1,200 on the {A-Hearts} turn and the button folded.

The second saw Jamie Roberts complete in the small blind and Schemion check in the big blind. Roberts fired a bet of 525 on the {Q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop but then folded when Schemion, under the gaze of a television camera, raised to 1,350.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 53,700 -2,800
Nachman Berlin US
Nachman Berlin
US 51,000 30,000

Tagovi: Jamie RobertsOle Schemion

Friedman Gets Check-Raised on the River

[user101598] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Matt Carrier checked on Adam Friedman on a flop of {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, and he tossed out 625. Carrier called, both players checked on the turn ({k-Spades}), and the river was the {6-Diamonds}.

Carrier checked a third time, Friedman bet 1,375, and Carrier check-raised to 4,500.

"Call," Friedman said instantly.

Carrier ripped over {a-Hearts}{4-Spades} for two pair, and Friedman flicked his cards into the muck.

Matt Carrier
Matt Carrier
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 29,000 -23,000

Tagovi: Adam FriedmanMatt Carrier

German Advance Halted

• Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Ole Schemion completed the small blind when it was folded to him and gave the player in the big blind a glare. He checked his option and they went to the flop of {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Schemion led out for 400 and got a call.

The turn card was the {10-Diamonds} and Schemion bet bigger this time making it 1,250. His opponent raised him to 3,650 and after a quick glare Schemion put out the call. On the {j-Hearts} river card Schemion checked and faced bet of 4,850. After some more protracted glaring at both his opponent and the board and some card shuffling, Schemion had a last look at his hand and folded.

“Show one?” The German wunderkind asked, and his obliging opponent showed the {9-Hearts}.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 56,500 10,500

Gross, Laak, and Chiu Gone

[user20283] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Jeff Gross, Phil Laak, and David Chiu have been eliminated, and Gross tweeted about being happy with the way he played the tournament.

Jeff GrossMy WSOP is over. Tough way to end it getting slow rolled pre in #wsop65 main event but played my best poker by far ths summer ##
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us Out
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
partypoker Twitch Team
us Out
David Chiu us
David Chiu
us Out