September 15, 2016

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Big Slick holds, money bubble continues

Level 16 - 4,000 / 8,000 / 1,000

We arrive at the table to see a flop of K♥J♥4♦ and 70,000 chips in the middle. Rich Clark moves all in for 50,000 and Tim Sipe calls.

Clark - A♣K♠

Sipe - Q♥9♥

Clark has top pair against Sipe's flush draw and must hold or be eliminated on the bubble. The dealer completes the board with the 8♦ on the turn and the Q♠ on the river. Clark survives and hand-for-hand play continues.

Rich Clark - 130,000

Tim Sipe - 340,000

September 15, 2016

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Level up

Blinds are up as we start Level 16 with blinds of 4,000 / 8,000 and a 1,000 ante.

Patty Bott is the overall chip leader with 280,000.

September 15, 2016

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Rizzloe Jones eliminates opponent, takes chip lead

Level 15 - 3,000 / 6,000 / 1,000

Rizzloe Jones raises to 12,000 from under-the-gun and an unknown player three-bets all in for 57,000 total. The action folds back to Jones and he goes into the tank.  After two minutes in the tank, Jones calls and asks, "Do you have a pair?"

"I don't have anything," is the reply, "I was just making a move."

Rizzloe Jones - A♣J♣

Opponent - A♥8♣

The board runs out Q♣T♠4♥2♦T♥ and Jones stacks the pot, which puts him in the chip lead.

Jones - 265,000


We are now down to 37 players remaining and are playing hand-for-hand on the money bubble.

September 15, 2016

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Chip Leaders - Level Up

The clock was paused briefly to race off the 500 denomination chips and when the clock restarted, we entered Level 15 with blinds of 3,000 / 6,000 with a 1,000 ante.

Looking around the room, our chip leaders are:

Tim Sipe - 240,000

Candace Caley - 235,000

Julie Anna Cornelius - 180,000

September 15, 2016

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Nam Phan Runs Good

Level 14 - 2,500 / 5,000 / 500

Pat Olsen has been eliminated following back-to-back confrontations with Nam Phan. In the first, according to tablemate Jonathan Gaviao, Olsen held QQ against Phan's KK. Olsen spiked a set on the river, but it put a fourth diamond on the board, giving Phan a winning flush.

In the very next hand, Olsen moved all in for his last 14,500. Nick Burris called in middle position, and Phan three-bet to 37,000 from the small blind. Burris folded and the hands were turned up.

Olsen - K♥Q♦

Phan - A♦A♣

The board ran out in Phan's favor, Q♣9♦6♣4♦J♣, and Olsen's tournament has come to an end.

Nam Phan - 205,000

Nick Burris - 75,000

Pat Olsen - Eliminated

September 15, 2016

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LeTourneau slow plays for value

Level 14 - 2,500 / 5,000 / 500

Andre Allen raises from the hijack to 11,000 and Matt LeTourneau calls from the big blind. The flop comes A♠3♥3♦. LeTourneau checks and Allen thinks for a bit before checking behind.

The turn is the J♠. LeTourneau leads for 16,000 and Allen quickly calls.  The river is the Q♠.

LeTournaeu checks after a few moments thought and Allen starts putting together chips for a bet, ultimately putting out a bet of 20,000. LeTourneau thinks it over and calls.

"Do you have the flush?" Allen asks, turning over A♥7♥. LeTourneau silently turns over A♦J♦ for two pair and drags the pot.

Matt LeTourneau - 118,000

Andre Allen - 65,000

September 15, 2016

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Status update

45 players remain as Level 14 is underway with blinds at 2,500 / 5,000 with a 500 ante.