Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Table 2 Hands #1-3: Velador Up and Down

• Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #1: From under the gun, William Tonking opened to 250,000 and Luis Velador three-bet next to act to 800,000. Tonking made the call and the flop fell {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts} with both players checking.

The {A-Spades} turn and {4-Spades} river were checked by both players, then Tonking revealed his {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}. However, it would be Velador's {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} that would see him scoop the pot.

Hand #2: From the small blind, Jorryt van Hoof opened to 360,000 and William Tonking defended his big blind to see a {7-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} flop. Van Hoof continued for 425,000 and Tonking made the call before the {3-Diamonds} and {K-Hearts} was checked down.

Van Hoof tabled his {J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} to scoop the pot and move to 6.25 million while Tonking slipped to 4.26 million in chips.

Hand #3: From the button, Jorryt van Hoof opened to 275,000 and Luis Velador called in the big blind.

Velador checked the {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{Q-Spades} flop as van Hoof bet out 425,000. Velador check-called as the {10-Hearts} landed on the turn and the two-time WSOP bracelet winner checked again. Van Hoof bet out 925,000 and Velador chose to toss his cards into the muck.

Van Hoof is now up to 7.2 million while Velador slips to about what he started the day with — 16.5 million in chips.

Luis Velador mx 16,500,000 -100,000
Jorryt van Hoof nl 7,200,000 1,805,000
William Tonking us 4,260,000 -1,610,000

Tagovi: Jorryt van HoofLuis VeladorWilliam Tonking

Table 3 Hand #1: Kings For Lightbourne

[user20283] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #1: On the first hand of the seventh day of play it was Iaron Lightbourne who raised from the button to 250,000 and Andoni Larrabe called from the big blind.

The flop came down {2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts} and both players checked. On the turn the {9-Spades} popped up and Larrabe led out for 300,000. Lightbourne made the call and the river was the {10-Clubs}.

On the river Larrabe bet another 750,000 and Lightbourne called right away. Larrabe confidently turned over {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, but his hand was no good against Lightbourne's {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}.

Andoni Larrabe es 13,950,000 -1,330,000
Iaron Lightbourne gb 5,250,000 1,375,000

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeIaren Lightbourne

Level:
30
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

From 27 to the November Nine; Martin Jacobson Leads to Start Day 7

Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for Day 7 of the Main Event, the final day until the November Nine return in 119 days to play down until we have a new World Champion!

After nine days of grueling and intense tournament poker, the 6,683-player field — the third largest of all time — has now been reduced to just a final 27 who will all have their eyes on reaching the elusive November Nine and a guaranteed $730,725 payday.

Sweden's Martin Jacobson has been trending his chip count upwards ever since he bagged the Day 1a chip lead. On Day 2a/b he ended in 21st, on Day 3 he sat 29th and Day 4 he rose to 18th before finishing Day 5 in 14th overall. Today will see him return on top after bagging a very impressive 22,335,000 in chips — good for a 47-big-blind lead against the next best. That next best, however, isn't one to ignore as it is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Luis Velador who bagged 16,600,000 in chips to end slightly ahead of Dan Sindelar (16,345,000), Andoni Larrabe (15,280,000), and nine-time World Foosball Champion William Pappaconstantinou (14,640,000).

Several players remaining are very accustomed to the pressure associated with a deep Main Event run, and no one can look past Mark Newhouse who is on the verge of making one of the greatest runs in Main Event history. Newhouse rode a roller coaster of a Day 7 in 2013 after starting the day 15th in chips before reaching the November Nine second-to-last in chips before eventually exiting in 9th. This year he starts the day 11th in chips, and if he can go back-to-back in reaching the November Nine, he will be the first player to do so since Dan Harrington in 2003 and 2004. This basically means that over the past two years, Newhouse has already outlasted 12,999 Main Event players heading into today.

Like Newhouse, several other players still alive know what a deep run in the Main Event feels like. In 2011, Bryan Devonshire finished 12th for $607,882 while Leif Force collected a massive $1,154,527 in 2006 for his 11th-place finish. In total, 10 of the remaining players have reached the money in the Main Event, with Force making the fourth Main Event cash of his career.

Although only a few WSOP bracelet winners remain, the field is still incredibly strong with Dan Smith (10,335,000) looking to add to his plethora of titles that include a win in the Bellagio $100K Summer Super High Roller a few weeks ago, an Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge victory, and WPT and HPT titles. Russian Andrey Zaichenko has a couple of WSOP final tables from his 22 WSOP cashes but the current guaranteed payout of $286,900 is his biggest to date. Dutch players Jorryt van Hoof and Oscar Kemps are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Michiel Brummelhuis who took 7th last year, while perennial nice guy Eddy Sabat will hope his 19th WSOP cash turns into his fourth final table and first WSOP bracelet.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be providing hand-for-hand extensive live updates of all the Day 7 action once play resumes at 12:00 p.m. (PDT), so make sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com as we write the next exciting chapter of the 2014 WSOP Main Event story.

While waiting for the action to begin, take a look at yesterday's Chad Brown Memorial & Charity Poker Tournament that took place at Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel where many from the poker world got together for a good cause and to remember a dear friend:

Tagovi: Martin Jacobson

Day 7 Table and Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Feature Table1Martin JacobsonSweden22,335,000
Feature Table2Brian RobertsUSA1,365,000
Feature Table3Andrey ZaichenkoRussia7,335,000
Feature Table4Felix StephensenNorway7,740,000
Feature Table5Eddy SabatUSA4,670,000
Feature Table6Sean DempseyUSA3,145,000
Feature Table7Mark NewhouseUSA6,820,000
Feature Table8Bruno PolitanoBrazil11,625,000
Feature Table9Kyle KeranenUSA4,465,000
     
Table 21William PappaconstantinouUSA14,640,000
Table 22Jorryt van HoofNetherlands5,395,000
Table 23William TonkingUSA5,870,000
Table 24Luis VeladorUSA16,600,000
Table 25Maximilian SenftAustria3,920,000
Table 26Bryan DevonshireUSA5,765,000
Table 27Dan SmithUSA10,335,000
Table 28Scott PalmerUSA760,000
Table 29Scott MahinUSA1,460,000
     
Table 31Yorane KerignardFrance2,885,000
Table 32Andoni LarrabeSpain15,280,000
Table 33Leif ForceUSA4,035,000
Table 34Christopher GreavesUSA3,935,000
Table 35Oscar KempsNetherlands3,910,000
Table 36Craig McCorkellUK8,765,000
Table 37Thomas Sarra JrUSA6,510,000
Table 38Dan SindelarUSA16,345,000
Table 39Iaron LightbourneUK3,875,000
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
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