Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Chip Counts at Break

• Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 19,805,000
Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
mx 13,800,000 -870,000
Dan Sindelar us
Dan Sindelar
us 12,660,000 240,000
Bruno Politano br
Bruno Politano
br 10,550,000 640,000
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
gb 10,220,000 320,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 9,065,000 615,000
Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 8,075,000 -10,000
Billy Pappas us
Billy Pappas
us 7,720,000 -1,980,000
Kyle Keranen us
Kyle Keranen
us 7,385,000 850,000
William Tonking us
William Tonking
us 7,170,000 20,000
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn 6,975,000 -225,000
Mark Newhouse us
Mark Newhouse
us 6,620,000 -155,000
Felix Stephensen no
Felix Stephensen
no 6,585,000 260,000
Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
us 6,525,000 -775,000
Scott Mahin us
Scott Mahin
us 6,350,000 550,000
Iaron Lightbourne gb
Iaron Lightbourne
gb 5,360,000 -210,000
Andoni Larrabe es
Andoni Larrabe
es 5,185,000 -2,515,000
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
us 4,615,000 -480,000
Thomas Sarra Jr us
Thomas Sarra Jr
us 4,575,000 -90,000
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 4,545,000 725,000
Yorane Kerignard fr
Yorane Kerignard
fr 4,465,000 -275,000
Maximilian Senft at
Maximilian Senft
at 3,925,000 -130,000
Oscar Kemps nl
Oscar Kemps
nl 3,910,000 -190,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 3,705,000 -130,000
Christopher Greaves us
Christopher Greaves
us 2,915,000 -165,000

Pročitaj sve

Level 28 Expires: Erlichman, Kaiser & Placey Fall; Velador Chips Up

• Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Luis Velador
Luis Velador

Level 28 turned out to be a slow level, at least as far as eliminations were concerned. The level began with 37 players, and after two hours of play 34 of them are still in contention.

Before anyone hit the rail in Level 28, a new chip leader emerged in Luis Velador. The two-time bracelet winner played a big 8.5 million pot against Kyle Keranen in which pocket queens helped vault Velador into the chip lead with nearly 15 million. However, by the end of the level Martin Jacobson would reclaim the top spot on the chip counts.

The first elimination of the level came in a cooler when Gal Erlichman's pocket kings ran into the aces of Dan Sindelar. Erlichman finished in 37th place for $186,388. The final 36 players were guaranteed $230,487 in prize money, and no one was happier about it that Aaron Kaiser, who utilized some controversial stalling tactics to bleed the clock and ladder up. That is as far as he would go though as Dan Smith would send him packing a short time later.

The only other player to fall in Level 28 was Peter Placey, who flopped a pair of aces with a queen kicker, but was way behind Jacobson's ace-king. Placey exited in 35th place for $230,487.

When the players return, they will either play one more level or down to the final 24, whichever comes first. While you wait for action to resume, check out this interview with Bryan Devonshire, who is making yet another deep run in the WSOP Main Event:

Tagovi: Luis Velador

Devonshire Ships, Haugen Folds

• Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Matthew Haugen raised to 250,000 from early position and Bryan Devonshire called from two seats over. The rest of the table folded, allowing the flop of {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} to hit the felt. Haugen continued for 325,000 and Devonshire flatted to see a turn.

The dealer produced the {Q-Hearts} on the turn and Haugen slowed with a check. Devonshire stared him down for a moment before moving 725,000 into the middle of the table. Haugen called and the {10-Spades} touched down on the river. Haugen checked again and Devonshire moved all in for his last 2.755 million. Haugen thought for about 45 seconds before throwing away his cards.

Devonshire picked up the pot and now has 5.095 million in chips.

Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 8,085,000 -1,420,000
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
us 5,095,000 595,000

Tagovi: Bryan DevonshireMatthew Haugen

Jacobson Continues to Add

[user101598] • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Robert Campbell raised to 225,000 in early position, Martin Jacobson defended his big blind, and the flop fell {2-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds}, Jacobson led out for 350,000, and Campbell called.

The {q-Diamonds} completed the board, Jacobson casually tossed out 800,000, and Campbell made the call.

Jacobson showed {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for kings and sixes, and Campbell shook his head before showing {k-Spades}{j-Spades} for a pair of kings.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 19,805,000 2,005,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 1,500,000 -700,000

Tagovi: Martin JacobsonRobert Campbell

Peter Placey Eliminated in 35th Place ($230,487)

[user249920] • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Peter Placey - 35th Place
Peter Placey - 35th Place

Peter Placey raised to 200,000 out of the hijack seat, and Martin Jacobson made it 500,000 from the button. Placey came back with 1.2 million, and Jacobson called. After the flop came out {a-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}, Placey leaned back in his seat and announced that he was all in. He had about four million left, and Jacobson snap-called, turning over the {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}. Placey was in bad shape with the {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}.

The dealer burned and turned the {2-Hearts}, meaning Placey could survive if a {3-} hit for a chop. The {6-Clubs} fell, though, and Jacobson busted Placey to increase his chip lead.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 17,800,000 5,350,000
Peter Placey us
Peter Placey
us Out

Tagovi: Martin JacobsonPeter Placey

Roberts Slipping

• Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Andrey Zaichenko opened to 225,000 and Brian Roberts called from the big blind.

Both players checked the {Q-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} flop with the {4-Spades} on the turn being greeted with a 375,000-chip bet from Roberts. Zaichenko called and then both players checked the {3-Spades} on the river.

Zaichenko tabled his {Q-Spades}{8-Hearts} for top pair to scoop the pot and move to 3.8 million while Roberts tumbled down to 850,000.

Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 3,835,000 175,000
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 850,000 -425,000

Tagovi: Andrey ZaichenkoBrian Roberts

Pocket Sevens For Force

• Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Leif Force popped it up to 250,000 from under the gun and Thomas Sarra Jr called from the big blind. The flop came {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Sarra check-called a continuation of 250,000. The {Q-Hearts} hit the felt on the turn and both players checked to the {A-Spades} on the river. Sarra checked for a third time and Force checked again.

Force showed {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} which was enough to take down the pot. Force now has 3.82 million in chips to Sarrah's 4.665 million.

Thomas Sarra Jr us
Thomas Sarra Jr
us 4,665,000 -1,160,000
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 3,820,000 90,000

Tagovi: Leif ForceThomas Sarra Jr

Small One for Sabat

[user68268] • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Andoni Larrabe raised from under the gun to 200,000, and his only customer was Eddy Sabat out of the big blind. The flop and turn were checked on the {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs} board, before Sabat bet 100,000 on the river. Larrabe folded, and Sabat won the hand.

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeEddy Sabat