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James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst Eliminated in 6th Place (AU$7,700)

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
James Obst - 6th Place
James Obst - 6th Place
James Obst was all in under the gun for his last 10,000 chips after just being crippled . Ken Eastwood, Jesse Maguire, and Craig Bergeron all made the call.

The flop of {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} was checked through, but Maguire fired 12,000 on the {3-Clubs} turn. Bergeron folded and Eastwood made the call. The river was the {A-Hearts} and the two remaining live players checked.

Maguire showed {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and his pair of tens were good to collect the pot at Eastwood and Obst mucked.

In the first live cash of his career, James Obst collects AU$7,700 for his 6th place finish. We think it might be the first cash of many to come.

Levy's Turn To Double

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
This time it's Grant Levy's turn to double up after he took his short stack to war with {Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} against Jesse Maguire's {K-Clubs}{J-Spades}.

The board fell {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Levy doubles to 43,000 chips.

Obst Doubles After Break

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
James Obst raised preflop to 12,000 and Grant Levy popped it up to 18,000 from the big blind. Obst capped the action and Levy called.

The flop was {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Levy bet enough to put Obst all in. Obst snap-called with {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs} but Levy had outs with {6-Spades}{5-Spades}.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and river {9-Clubs}. Obst recovers to 64,000 with Levy slipping to 19,000.

Play Resumes

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
The players are back and the cards are once again in the air.

Level 19 started

Level:
19
Blinds:
3000/6000
Ante:
0

Break

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
The players are now taking a ten-minute break.

Bruno Portaro Eliminated in 7th Place (AU$5,600)

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Bruno Portaro - 7th Place
Bruno Portaro - 7th Place
Zach Gruneberg opened with a raise from middle position to 10,000 and Bruno Portaro bumped it up to 15,000 from the big blind. Gruneberg capped the action and Portarto called.

The flop was {5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and Portaro moved all in for his last 3,850. Gruneberg called and the cards were tabled:

Gruneberg: {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Portaro: {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

Portaro had flopped top set and Gruneberg would need a running miracle. The funny thing about this game is that sometimes miracles can happen. The turn brought the {9-Spades} and the crowd and other players suddenly livened as they cheered, "Ten, one time!"

Incredibly, the {10-Clubs} fell to the roars of the rail and Portaro was eliminated in devastating fashion. He'll collect AU$5,600 and a bad beat story for his efforts.

Chip Count Update

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
If only the action was this fast....!
If only the action was this fast....!
Zach Gruneberg - 190,000
Ken Eastwood - 155,000
Craig Bergeron - 90,000
Jesse Maguire - 86,000
Grant Levy - 70,000
Bruno Portaro - 48,000
James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst - 45,000

Portaro Triples with Ace from Space

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Craig Bergeron raised from the cutoff and Bruno Portaro three-bet all in for 15,000 from the button. Zach Gruneberg cold-called the raise from the small blind and Bergeron came along.

The flop landed {10-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Gruneberg checked to Bergeron, who bet 5,000. The bet was enough to force Gruneberg out of the pot and Bergeron was now heads-up with the all in player.

Bergeron: {K-Spades}{9-Spades}
Portaro: {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

Bergeron held top pair, but Portaro had outs with his straight draw. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and the river delivered the {A-Hearts}, which brought Portaro a straight to triple up! He now sits with 48,000 and Bergeron slips to 90,000.

Eastwood Rockets Ahead

Posted 2009-01-14 GMT+11
Ken Eastwood
Ken Eastwood
Though Ken Eastwood has been playing snugly at this final table, he's just collected a nice pot from Craig Bergeron.

Bergeron raised from under the gun and Eastwood put in the three-bet from the button. Bergeron called, then check-called the bets from Eastwood on every street on a board of {5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}.

Eastwood showed down {a-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}, which won the pot. He has climbed to 145,000 and left Bergeron on 80,000.
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