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Phaedonos' Turn to Double

Posted 4 hours 56 minutes ago • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Andrew Phaedonos
Andrew Phaedonos

Well, that escalated quickly.

Scott Seiver open-shoved again - this time for around 800,000 in the cutoff - and Andrew Phaedonos called all in for less from the small blind.

Seiver: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Phaedonos: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

As we highlighted earlier, Phaedonos is the only Aussie at the final table, so his rail was up on their feet before the cards were on their backs. The {2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop gave Seiver backdoor straight and flush draws to go along with his two over cards, and both draws remained live when the turn was the {10-Diamonds}.

“Too many outs!” someone yelled from the rail.

Phaedonos was amongst his brethren, pacing in between streets, and they all fell silent as the dealer rapped the table for a final time.

The {4-Spades} on the river was a brick, and Phaedonos’ rail exploded. The Aussie doubled through, while Seiver is back on the short stack.

Chip Counts
Andrew Phaedonos AU AU 880,000 480,000 pos
Scott Seiver US US 340,000 -460,000 neg

Seiver Gets It in Against Jake Balsiger

Posted 5 hours 6 minutes ago • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Jake Balsiger opened for 100,000 and was met by an all-in three-bet to roughly 400,000 by a short-stacked Scott Seiver. Action folded back around to Balsiger and he made the call.

Seiver: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Balsiger: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The crowd was on their feet to watch the race, and many of them seemed disappointed when the {j-Hearts}{6-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop paired Seiver and made him a huge favorite to double. Neither the {5-Clubs} turn nor {3-Diamonds} river changed a thing, and Seiver extended his tournament life.

Chip Counts
Jake Balsiger US US 3,700,000 -400,000 neg
Scott Seiver US US 800,000 400,000 pos

Gettin' Mizzi With It

Posted 5 hours 12 minutes ago • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

Ami Barer was first to act, and raised to 100,000. Sorel Mizzi called on his direct left, the rest of the players folded, and the dealer fanned {3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Barer continued for 90,000, Mizzi called, and the turn brought the {7-Clubs}.

Barer fired a second bullet worth 270,000, Mizzi called, and the {4-Clubs} completed the board.

Barer emptied the chamber, plopping 665,000 in front of him - roughly three quarters of the pot - and Mizzi went into the tank. The Canadian riffled chips with his left hand while studying the board, then finally reached for chips.

With two hands full of chocolate T25,000 chips, Mizzi pushed forward a raise to 1.55 million. Barer sat back in his chair, breathing deeply, then started to fidget a bit. He moved his mouth back and forth while he thought about the decision, then finally flicked his cards into the muck, conceding the pot.

Chip Counts
Sorel Mizzi CA CA 5,250,000 1,550,000 pos
Ami Barer CA CA 4,100,000 -1,500,000 neg

Barer & Balsiger Battle in Big Pot

Posted 5 hours 20 minutes ago • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Ami Barer opened for 100,000 and Jake Balsiger defended the big blind. The latter player proceeded to check-call a bet of 80,000 on the {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop, and then the dealer burned and turned the {5-Diamonds}.

Balsiger checked for a second time, and Barer kept the pressure on with a bet of 225,000. Balsiger thought for a few moments before putting together a call, and the {Q-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Once again Balsiger checked, and Barer paused for about 20 seconds before coming out with a bet of 530,000.

Balsiger wasted little time in calling with the {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for a full house, which bested Barer's {5-}{6-} trips.

Chip Counts
Ami Barer CA CA 5,600,000 -995,000 neg
Jake Balsiger US US 4,100,000 865,000 pos

Three Straight for Barer

Posted 5 hours 35 minutes ago • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Ami Barer
Ami Barer

For a third straight hand, Ami Barer raised to 100,000. This time his open came from under the gun, and Vincent Rubianes defended his big blind.


Rubianes checked, then folded when Barer continued for 120,000. The Canadian has raked in the last three hands, one with a preflop raise and two with continuation bets on the flop.

One for Mizzi

Posted 5 hours 46 minutes ago • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

On a flop of {k-Clubs}{2-Spades}{k-Spades}, Ami Barer put out a bet — how much we're not sure — and Sorel Mizzi called. When the {6-Diamonds} turned, Barer led out for 160,000 and Mizzi popped it to 375,000. The raise did the trick as Barer released his hand.

Big Pot Sent to Sorel

Posted 5 hours 59 minutes ago • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

We picked up the action on a board reading {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} with a considerable amount already in the pot. Vincent Rubianes was first to act and bet 250,000, which Sorel Mizzi called. When the {6-Spades} completed the board on the river, Rubianes slowed down with a check and then folded when Mizzi bet 605,000.

Chip Counts
Sorel Mizzi CA CA 3,700,000 595,000 pos
Vincent Rubianes US US 3,450,000 -500,000 neg

Level 26 started


Updated Chip Counts at the Break

Posted 6 hours 12 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Chip Counts
Ami Barer CA CA 6,595,000 25,000 pos
Vincent Rubianes US US 3,950,000 85,000 pos
Jake Balsiger US US 3,235,000 35,000 pos
Sorel Mizzi CA CA 3,105,000 275,000 pos
Darren Rabinowitz US US 1,260,000 -440,000 neg
Andrew Phaedonos AU AU 995,000 -20,000 neg
Scott Seiver US US 710,000 -70,000 neg

First Break of the Day

Posted 6 hours 23 minutes ago • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Players are now on their first 15-minute break of the day.

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Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Players Left 5
Entries 668
Average Chip Stack 4,008,000
Total Chips 20,040,000
Prize Pool 6,680,000
Next Pay Out Place 5, 335,000 AUD

Top Chip Counts

1 Sorel Mizzi 8,100,000
2 Jake Balsiger 3,710,000
3 Darren Rabinowitz 3,290,000
4 Ami Barer 3,100,000
5 Vincent Rubianes 2,150,000


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