Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Haugen Doubles

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Luis Velador raised to 100,000 from early position and it folded over to Matthew Haugen in the small blind who shipped all in for 130,000. Velador called and the hands were tabled.

Haugen: {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Velador: {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The board fell {Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, giving Haughen a straight for the double. He now has about 280,000 in chips.

Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 280,000 170,000

Tagovi: Luis VeladorMatthew Haugen

Tuthill Doubles

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Michael Finstein opened to 100,000 from the cutoff and David Tuthill moved all in from the button for 445,000. Finstein made the call.

Finstein: {9-Spades}{8-Spades}
Tuthill: {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop gave Finstein outs to a straight, but when the turn landed the {A-Clubs}, they reduced to just four of the sixes in the deck.

The dealer delivered the {2-Hearts} on the river and Tuthill doubled to over 1 million.

Michael Finstein us
Michael Finstein
us 1,840,000 -85,000
David Tuthill us
David Tuthill
us 1,045,000 545,000

Tagovi: Michael FinsteinDavid Tuthill

Guo Ships on Mahin

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The flop read {7-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{8-Spades} when we found Dong Guo and Scott Mahin heads up in the hand. Guo checked over to Mahin who tossed out 80,000. Guo slid out a check-raise to 200,000 and Mahin called.

The {J-Clubs} dropped down on the turn and Guo quickly announced that he was all in. This was actually a bet for Mahin's tournament life and in the end he opted to lay his cards down. Guo pulled the pot and now has 3.9 million in chips.

Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn 3,900,000 440,000
Scott Mahin us
Scott Mahin
us 1,160,000 -230,000

Tagovi: Dong GuoScott Mahin

Placey Pulls Off a Stunner

[user20283] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

After a preflop raising war it was Peter Placey who ended up all in for 1,740,000 and he was up against Matthew Haugen, who started the day as the chip leader.

Haugen: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Placey: {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} and Placey made a flush, as four spades popped up. Placey couldn't believe what had happened and in shock he received the chips from Haugen.

Peter Placey us
Peter Placey
us 3,575,000 2,545,000
Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 110,000 -1,490,000

Tagovi: Peter PlaceyMatthew Haugen

Sindelar Busts Taylor in Four Million-Chip Pot

[user101598] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Lee Taylor - Eliminated
Lee Taylor - Eliminated

After a series of preflop raises, Lee Taylor was all in and at risk for roughly two million chips holding {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. Unfortunately for him, Dan Sindelar had him crushed with {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}.

The pocket aces held as the board rolled out {2-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, and Taylor was eliminated. Sindelar climbed to 5.45 million chips.

Dan Sindelar us
Dan Sindelar
us 5,450,000 3,145,000
Lee Taylor GB
Lee Taylor
GB Out

Tagovi: Lee TaylorDan Sindelar

Four More Hands

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

We're halfway through Level 25, which is the appointed time to conclude Day 5 action. The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining players will play four more hands at each table before bagging and tagging for the night.

We're headed out to the field to capture any last-minute action and to compile official chip counts. Stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the Day 5 action.

Hastings Gets Lucky to Eliminate Applegate

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

We're not sure how the preflop action unfolded, but we do know it resulted in Thomas Applegate getting his stack of 545,000 all in against Brian Hastings.

Applegate: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Hastings: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Applegate had Hastings dominated thanks to his kicker, but he still got up out of his seat to watch the flop. A look of disappointment crossed Applegate's face when the {8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} flop gave Hastings the lead with jacks and eights. As the dealer burned and turned the {2-Hearts}, Applegate grabbed his backpack and slung it over his shoulder. The dealer then burned one more time and put out the {9-Diamonds}. Applegate failed to catch a queen and his 2014 WSOP Main Event came to an end.

Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 3,800,000 600,000
Thomas Applegate US
Thomas Applegate
US Out

Tagovi: Thomas ApplegateBrian Hastings

Senter Shoves

[user101598] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Paul Senter raised to 80,000 in the cutoff, Jason Johnson called on his direct left, and Stuart Rutter three-bet to 245,000 out of the small blind. Senter moved all in for 970,000, Johnson folded, and Rutter tossed his cards into the muck as well.

Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
us 3,700,000 155,000
Paul Senter GB
Paul Senter
GB 1,380,000 195,000
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 825,000 -485,000

Tagovi: Paul SenterJason JohnsonStuart Rutter

Baron Takes Out Cichy

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hunter Cichy raised from middle position, Isaac Baron three-bet to 180,000 on the button, Cichy four-bet to 320,000 and Baron called.

The flop fell {Q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Cichy bet 235,000. Baron called, the {10-Diamonds} hit the turn and Cichy checked to Baron who bet 175,000. After about 30 seconds Cichy raised all in for about 640,000 and Baron quickly called.

Cichy: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Baron: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}

The {J-Hearts} river was no help to Cichy, ending his Main Event. Baron is up to about 2.73 million.

Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 2,730,000 990,000
Hunter Cichy us
Hunter Cichy
us Out

Tagovi: Hunter CichyIsaac Baron

Nardello Exits

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

From late position, Jorryt van Hoof opened to 85,000 and Nicholas Nardello three-bet shoved all in for 305,000 from the hijack. Van Hoof made the call and the cards were tabled.

Nardello: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Van Hoof: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

The dealer spread a {Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{K-Spades}{A-Hearts}{5-Clubs} board to see Nardello eliminated while van Hoof climbed to 3,815,000 in chips.

Jorryt van Hoof nl
Jorryt van Hoof
nl 3,815,000 480,000
Nicholas Nardello US
Nicholas Nardello
US Out

Tagovi: Jorryt van HoofNicholas Nardello