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Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6


Caroline Hermesh Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,135)

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante
Caroline Hermesh
Caroline Hermesh

David Williams brought it in with the {2-Clubs} showing, and Caroline Hermesh completed. Andy Bloch quickly raised, Williams released, and Hermesh called.

Hermesh led out on fourth, and Bloch called. Hermesh slowed down on fifth, checking to Bloch, who immediately fired. Hermesh tanked for over a minute before moving all in, and Bloch called.

Hermesh: ({10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}) / {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}{q-Spades}
Bloch: ({k-Spades}{5-Clubs}) / {k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

On sixth street, Hermesh spiked the {a-Hearts}, making a better pair. The {q-Diamonds} bricked for Bloch. Seventh street was dealt face-down, and Bloch immediately flipped over {5-Hearts}, giving him two-pair. Hermesh needed to pair up or make trip aces, but she didn't. The {j-Spades} was a brick, and Hermesh was eliminated from the tournament.

Scott Abrams Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,618)

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Scott Abrams
Scott Abrams

Scott Abrams brought it in with the {4-Diamonds} showing, and the action folded to Caroline Hermesh, who completed with the {7-Clubs}. Abrams shrugged, and tossed in enough chips to move all in. Hermesh quickly called. Abrams tabled {q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and Hermesh showed {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} for a pair of sixes.

The boards ran out like this:

Abrams: {k-Spades}{3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Hermesh: {5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Hermesh's sixes were good, and Abrams was eliminated in ninth place.

Chip Counts
Caroline Hermesh 33,500 -10,500 neg
Scott Abrams Busted

Misunderstanding Leads to a Hermesh Double Through Williams

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Caroline Hermesh {J-Spades}{10-Spades} / {2-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} / {x-}
David Williams {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} / {9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} / {x-}

This was was a bit interesting in that Caroline Hermesh shouldn't have doubled, but she did. She started the hand with the {2-Clubs} showing and had to bring-in. She asked what the amount was, but the tournament director thought she had asked what the completion amount was. He told her it was 6,000 and she completed the bet. Action folded to David Williams and he just called with the {9-Diamonds} up. When this happened, the tournament director announced that Williams made the call and Williams looked a little puzzled, clearly thinking he was completing the bet as he didn't see Hermesh come in for the complete amount.

Due to being short, Hermesh bet her last chips on fourth and fifth. She bet 6,000 on fourth and then bet all in on fifth for her final 4,000. Williams called both times.

Williams was ahead on fifth when the money went in with a pair of queens, but Hermesh hit a Broadway straight on sixth street to leave Williams drawing dead and officially earn her the double up.

As she was pulling in the pot, Hermesh mentioned that she had originally asked for the bring-in amount and not the completion amount. There was a misunderstanding, but in this case it allowed Hermesh to play her hand differently and double up through Williams.

Chip Counts
Caroline Hermesh 44,000

Abrams Left Short

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Scott Abrams {x-}{x-} / {10-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} / {x-}
Stephen Su {x-}{x-} / {K-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} / {x-}

Picking up with the action on fourth street, Stephen Su checked and Scott Abrams bet. Su check-raised and Abrams called.

On the following three streets of fifth, sixth and seventh, Su bet each time and Abrams called down.

"I have a flush," said Su as he turned over the {K-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Abrams mucked and was left with just about 10,000 in chips.

Chip Counts
Scott Abrams 10,000 -55,000 neg

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Chip Counts
David Williams 450,000
Barry Greenstein 350,000
Andy Bloch 315,000
Lee Goldman 173,000
Huu Vinh 142,000 39,000 pos
Stephen Su 140,000
Scott Abrams 65,000
Caroline Hermesh 17,000

Joseph Ranciato Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,046)

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Joseph Ranciato - 9th Place
Joseph Ranciato - 9th Place

Lee Goldman brought it in with the {2-Diamonds}, and Su completed on his direct left. Vinh tanked before calling, and Ranciato move all in for only 500 more. Goldman released, and both Su and Vinh called.

Vinh called a bet from Su on fourth street, and then Su slow down on fifth street, check-calling bet from Vinh. Both players checked on sixth, and on seventh, Su checked a third straight time. Vinh tanked before betting, and Su released his hand.

Stephen Su: {x-}{x-} / {a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} / {x-}
Huu Vinh: {x-}{x-} / {9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} / {x-}
Joe Ranciato: {x-}{x-} / {5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades} / {x-}

Ranciato, who had stood up in defeat on fourth street, rolled over {j-}{6-}{6-} for a pair of sixes, but it was no good against Vinh's {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for two pair. Ranciato is eliminated from the tournament, while Vinh is now above 100,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Huu Vinh 103,000 25,000 pos
Joseph Ranciato Busted

Big Chip Up for Vinh

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Scott Abrams {x-}{x-} / {9-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades} / {x-}
Andy Bloch {x-}{x-} / {7-Hearts}{J-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Joseph Ranciato {x-}{x-} / {8-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Huu Vinh {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades} / {x-}

Huu Vinh had the bring-in with the {2-Spades} up and Scott Abrams completed. Andy Bloch and Joseph Ranciato both called before action folded back to Vinh. He also called.

On fourth street, Abrams led the betting. Bloch called, Ranciato folded and Vinh called. Then on fifth street, action checked around.

On sixth street, Abrams and Bloch checked. Vinh bet and only Abrams made the call. On seventh street, Abrams check-folded to a bet from Vinh.

Chip Counts
Andy Bloch 295,000 -1,500 neg
Huu Vinh 78,000 51,500 pos
Scott Abrams 70,000 -60,000 neg
Joseph Ranciato 18,000 -17,000 neg

Bloch Beats Barry

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante
Barry Greenstein {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Andy Bloch {x-}{x-} / {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Greenstein brought it in, Bloch completed, and Greenstein called. On fourth, Greenstein check-called a bet, but when Bloch led out on fifth, he released.

Greenstein Takes an Early One

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6

Caroline Hermesh entered the day as one of the shorter stacks, and after losing a hand to Barry Greenstein, she has less than three big bets.

Chip Counts
Barry Greenstein 289,000 35,000 pos
Caroline Hermesh 26,500 -35,000 neg
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Winner Andy Bloch
Winning Hand ♠Q♣Q♥J♥10♣10♣A♠K
Prize 126,363

Level Info

Level 24
Limits 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

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