Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Mayrinck Greets Chewy

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger

Anton Makiievskyi opened for 2,000 and Maria Mayrinck defended her big blind. Just as the flop was being dealt Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger arrived at their table with his chips in a rack and took a seat to her right. Mayrink gave a cry-mock dismay and asked her friend, “Don’t you have another village to terrorize?”

Luckychewy replied that he was just there to spread the love as the dealer spread the flop of {q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Mayrinck check-folded to a bet, telling Makiievskyi that she played honestly and would only play back at him if she had something.

After eight hours of poker, there is no sign of Mayrinck slowing up on her determination to make her table the fun table. It would be unwise to bring a serious demeanor to table and Lichtenberger certainly won’t do that.

Tagovi: Andrew LichtenbergerMaria Mayrinck

Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Blue

[user249920] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Tim Stansifer US
Tim Stansifer
US 356,500 69,000
Curtis Rystadt us
Curtis Rystadt
us 318,000 -52,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 210,100 -9,000
David Pham us
David Pham
us 158,200 8,200
Jonathan Dimmig us
Jonathan Dimmig
us 154,000 9,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 103,700 -39,300
Christian Pham us
Christian Pham
us 94,000 23,200
Adam Dahlin us
Adam Dahlin
us 74,500 74,500
Dan Martin us
Dan Martin
us 66,600 10,700
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 55,200 -1,400
Kenny Milam us
Kenny Milam
us 44,300
Kevin Vandersmissen be
Kevin Vandersmissen
be 35,000 -21,000
Oliver Price gb
Oliver Price
gb 29,800 -45,600
Aaron Johnson us
Aaron Johnson
us Out

Kuether Leads the Way

[user20283] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Joe Kuether
Joe Kuether

Joe Kuether has just become the first player to eclipse the 400,000-chip mark in the 2014 WSOP Main Event.

Our colleagues from ESPN, busy shooting clips of the big stacks, just told us how Kuether managed to win a big pot with a flopped flush.

Kuether held {J-Spades}{9-Spades} against a player's {K-Spades}{K-} and he managed to get value on all three streets.

Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 410,000 109,000

Tagovi: Joe Kuether

Brasilia Silver Chip Counts

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Daniel Wirgau US
Daniel Wirgau
US 270,000 -30,000
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 210,000 -5,000
Julio Belluscio ar
Julio Belluscio
ar 185,000 -77,000
Jeremy Wien us
Jeremy Wien
us 164,000 4,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 152,000 12,000
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 131,000 -24,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 124,000 42,000
Nancy Birnbaum us
Nancy Birnbaum
us 99,000 14,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 92,000 -2,500
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 62,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 56,000 -22,000
Bryan Campanello us
Bryan Campanello
us 45,000 -21,000
Ryan Tepen us
Ryan Tepen
us 39,000 -1,000
Nate Meyvis US
Nate Meyvis
US 32,000 -25,000
Kristy Arnett us
Kristy Arnett
us 15,500 -24,500
Chris Conrad us
Chris Conrad
us 15,000 -15,000
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
us 13,000 -11,300
Brian Meinders us
Brian Meinders
us Out

Zaczac Takes One Out

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Picking up the action after the river of a {j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds} board with about 40,000 in the middle, Nabih Zaczac bet effectively 45,000-ish. His opponent called all in after about 30 seconds and Zaczac tabled {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a rivered set. His opponent shrugged and showed his defeated {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} before making his exit.

Nabih Zaczac
Nabih Zaczac
150,000 75,000

Tagovi: Nabih Zaczac

Who's That Guy?

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Eric Cloutier is being very loquacious at one of the secondary feature tables where Ryan Riess is looking to defend his title. As our reporter came over to Riess to grab his chip count, Cloutier joked, "Why you talking to him? Who's that guy?" and then referenced his stack, which was the largest at the table at 225,000 in chips.

Riess laughed, and the dealer nodded over to the banner that hung about 50 yards away bearing Riess' winner photo from last year's Main Event.

"Oh, he's that guy," said Cloutier, a sly grin coming over his face.

Eric Cloutier ca
Eric Cloutier
ca 225,000 102,000
Tuan Vo
Tuan Vo
170,000 170,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 130,000 -10,000
Susie Isaacs us
Susie Isaacs
us 105,000 47,000

Tagovi: Eric CloutierRyan Riess

Little Scores KO

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We arrived in time to see a player three-bet ship all in over the top of a Jonathan Little open. The all in was for roughly 15,000 and Little plopped forward a call, only to find that he was dominated.

Little: {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Little quickly came from behind, however, flopping two pair with {Q-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{5-Hearts}. His opponent stood up from the table and he held his lead through the turn ({J-Diamonds}) and the river ({3-Spades}). With this elimination, Little's stack now sits around 154,000.

Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 154,000 14,000

Tagovi: Jonathan Little

Jacobson Over 300K

[user68268] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson, who finished with the Day 1a chip lead, has just jumped up and over the 300,000-chip mark thanks to this recent pot.

After a player in early position opened with a min-raise to 2,000, Jacobson reraised to 6,500 from the cutoff position with a dead button at the table. Action folded back to the original raiser, he called, and the dealer fanned out the {J-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop. After the first player checked, Jacobson bet 7,000. He was called.

The turn was the {7-Spades} to pair the board, and both players checked to see the {3-Diamonds} come out on the river. After the first player checked, Jacobson bet 20,000. His opponent wasted little time in making the call.

Jacobson tabled the {K-Diamonds}{J-Spades} for two pair, jacks and sevens, with a king kicker, and he won the pot.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 311,000 27,000

Tagovi: Martin Jacobson

Cannuli Makes a Huge Call

[user249920] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We found Thomas Cannuli deep in the tank in a huge pot. The board had come {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, and Cannuli had 37,800 in front of him. His opponent on the button had the all in button, as well as 87,300 cut out. Cannuli tanked until Matt Affleck softly asked the dealer for the clock a few minutes after we arrived. About halfway through his final minute, Cannuli made his choice, announcing a call.

"You're an amazing player," the button said, flipping {j-}{3-} for a pair of threes.

Cannuli showed {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a straight, and he dragged the massive pot, saying it was his opponents' reaction to something earlier in the hand that prompted the call.

Tom Cannuli us
Tom Cannuli
us 283,000 283,000

Tagovi: Tom Cannuli