September 15, 2016

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Blinds up

Level 20 is underway with blinds of 10,000 / 20,000 and a 3,000 ante.
September 15, 2016

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Queen knocks out Wells in 17th; Patricia Bott eliminated in 18th

We arrive at the table on the turn with a board of A♦8♦7♦3♥ and a mound of chips in the middle. Queen checks from the blinds and Christopher Wells moves in for his last 80,000 from the cutoff. Queen snap calls and their hands are turned up.

Queen - K♦2♦

Wells - A♥Q♣

Wells's top pair is drawing dead against Queen's flush and the board completes with a meaningless 2♠.  Wells is eliminated in 17th place for $508.

Dave Queen - 415,000

Christopher Wells - Eliminated

Earlier at the other of our two remaining tables, Patricia Bott was eliminated in 18th place and receives $508 for her performance.

September 15, 2016

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Queen benefits from Jones' misstep

Dave Queen limps in from under the gun for 16,000 and action folds to Rizzloe Jones in the hijack who raises to 40,000 straight. AJ Johnston folds his big blind and Queen calls.

The flop comes Q♦T♥2♠. Queen checks and Jones snap-shoves, having Queen covered.  Queen goes into the tank for nearly a minute and reluctantly calls.

Queen - A♣T♣

Jones - A♠9♠

Queen's pair of tens is best and Jones will need running cards to come from behind.  The 8♠ on the turn gives Jones a gutshot straight draw but it fails to complete with the 9♥ on the river.

Dave Queen - 260,000

Rizzloe Jones - 59,000

September 15, 2016

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William Cole eliminated in 19th for $408

William Cole exited the tournament in 19th place and takes home $408 for his performance.

The next player out will receive $508.  With 10 players left, we will again redraw for seats at the final table.

September 15, 2016

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Chip Updates

Our top stacks in the room:

Tim Sipe: 570,000

Rich Clark: 415,000

Julie Anna Cornelius: 410,000

AJ Johnston: 370,000

18 players are left.

September 15, 2016

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Raise it up

Blinds are now 8,000 /16,000 with a 2,000 as we enter Level 19.
September 15, 2016

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Bals, Allen Eliminated

Chad Bals was eliminated in 21st place for $408 in the closing minutes of Level 17.

Andre Allen was eliminated in the early going of Level 18. Action was folded to Allen on the button and he shoved for 160,000. Julie Anna Cornelius called from the big blind.

Allen held 7x7x but Cornelius woke up with AxAx. The board ran out clean for the aces and Allen was eliminated in 20th place for $408.