Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Koon KO'd

[user101598] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Jason Koon - Eliminated
Jason Koon - Eliminated

Faced with a three-bet shove for his tournament life from Jorryt van Hoof, Jason Koon, the original raiser, called.

Koon: {8-}{8-}
van Hoof: {9-}{9-}

Koon thought the Dutchman had a pair, and unfortunately for him it pipped his own holdings. The board ran out pure and Koon was eliminated.

Jorryt van Hoof nl
Jorryt van Hoof
nl 280,000 137,500
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us Out

Tagovi: Jorryt van HoofJason Koon

Ruth Graham Risks It All

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With close to 45,000 in the pot on a board of {K-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, Ruth Graham was facing a bet of 23,500. She moved all in for approximately 135,000 total causing her opponent to shake his head. He stared down at the food in front of him and then looked upwards as if seeking some divine intervention. After nearly three minutes, he released his hand.

Graham has been surviving with a moderately short stack for most of the day but now finds herself over the 200,000 chip mark.

Ruth Graham us
Ruth Graham
us 205,000 118,000

Ezzie Awards a "Courtesy Double Up"

[user101598] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Harry Kaczka raised to 8,000 in late position, Raymond Ezzie three-bet to 21,000 on the button, and a third player cold four-bet all in for 77,500 out of the big blind. Kaczka folded, and the action was back on Ezzie.

"Courtesy double up," he said, tossing in a call.

Ezzie: {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Opponent: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The player improved to a pair of queens on a flop of {4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, but Ezzie had a gut-shot straight draw and a backdoor flush draw. The {q-Clubs} on the turn kept the latter draw alive, but the {a-Diamonds} bricked off on the river.

Ezzie gave the player his courtesy double up, and dipped to 375,000 chips.

Raymond Ezzie us
Raymond Ezzie
us 375,000 -85,000

Tagovi: Harry KaczkaRaymond Ezzie

Chip Counts from Amazon Purple

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb 510,000 -150,000
Chanracy Khun ca
Chanracy Khun
ca 490,000 95,000
Timothy Reilly us
Timothy Reilly
us 480,000 10,000
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
ru 430,000 90,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 410,000 -75,000
Darren Rabinowitz us
Darren Rabinowitz
us 390,000 84,000
Vinny Pahuja us
Vinny Pahuja
us 350,000 -55,000
Paul Tedeschi fr
Paul Tedeschi
fr 350,000 -35,000
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
us 325,000 -15,000
Raymond Ezzie us
Raymond Ezzie
us 280,000 -60,000
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 260,000 72,000
Hans Winzeler us
Hans Winzeler
us 235,000 235,000
Christopher Smith us
Christopher Smith
us 225,000 -65,500
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
au 200,000 115,000
Huck Seed us
Huck Seed
us 185,000 -25,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 170,000 -3,000
Steve Brecher us
Steve Brecher
us 165,000 15,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 130,000 55,000
Harry Kaczka US
Harry Kaczka
US 110,000 -41,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 100,000 -44,500
David Pham us
David Pham
us 85,000 -135,000
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 70,000 28,000
Jason Helder us
Jason Helder
us 70,000 -55,000
Zachary Donovan us
Zachary Donovan
us Out

Play Resumes

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The cards are now back in the air for the final level of the day!


Break Time; Mehrdad Yousefzadeh Hits the Milli Mark, Huck Seed the Last Remaining World Champion

• Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Mehrdad Yousefzadeh
Mehrdad Yousefzadeh

The fourth and penultimate level of Day 3 has been completed with roughly 855 players remaining. Those players are now on a 20-minute break.

On the resumption of play following dinner break, it would be Mehrdad Yousefzadeh taking a sizeable pot off Phil Ivey to launch himself to roughly 660,000. Although Matthew Haugen would have the biggest flirt of reaching a million in chips when he peaked at 945,000 it would be Yousefzadeh who catapulted himself to 1,050,000 late in the level before heading to break with an impressive 1,049,500.

The other story of the level would be the one that left Huck Seed as the only remaining World Champion in the field following the earlier eliminations of Ryan Riess, Johnny Chan, Robert Varkonyi and most recently Chris Moneymaker. After Moneymaker moved to the action table that included Paul Pierce and Michael Binger, Moneymaker would see the last of his chips enter the {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop with his {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} in the lead against Raymond Ezzie's {A-Spades}{K-Spades}. The {J-Spades} on the turn and {4-Clubs} on the river would ensure Moneymaker's exit as Seed became the last Main Event Champion standing.

Speaking of Pierce, the 10-time NBA All-Star would have a heavy rail for the majority of the level but he would float above and below the 200,000-chip mark before ending with 180,000, while the likes of Steve Dannenmann, Marvin Rettenmaier, Aaron Steury, Jason Koon, Bryce Yockey, John Hennigan and Hac Dang weren't as fortunate as they found themselves on the rail.

Joining Yousefzadeh up top on the leaderboard include Haugen (938,000), Raul Mestre (910,500), Andrew Liporace (899,500), Eric Hicks (848,000).

Tagovi: Huck SeedMehrdad YousefzadehPaul Pierce

Turner Snaps Off Torelli

[user249920] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Jon Turner was on the button against Alec Torelli in the big blind, and he bet 20,500 on a {3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop after Torelli checked. Torelli called, and a {10-Diamonds} hit the turn. Torelli checked once more, and "PearlJammer" bet 27,000 this time. Torelli pushed all in, and Turner instantly called.

Turner turned over {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} for a set, and Torelli got up and slid his stacks over to Turner, as he was drawing dead with {k-}{j-}.

Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 340,000 30,000
Alec Torelli us
Alec Torelli
us Out

Tagovi: Alec TorelliJon Turner