Match #13's Teams:
Annie Duke & Huck Seed
Chris Ferguson & Toto Leonidas
Gavin Smith & Jennifer Harman
David Oppenheim & Erick Lindgren
Ferguson & Leonidas: (JC)(2C)
Duke & Seed: (6S)(4H)
THE FLOP: (QC)(2S)(5H)
The all-male team has bottom pair, while Duke & Seed have a gutshot straight draw. After Duke bets 1,300, Ferguson raises to 3,300...and Duke re-raises to 8.5K more to win her team a 15,100 pot.
Ferguson & Leondias: (AD)(6D)
Duke & Seed: (JC)(10S)
THE FLOP: (9H)(5C)(8D)
Ferguson & Leondias are the ones who have a gutshot straight draw in this hand, but Duke & Seed have an open-ended straight draw. The guys answer Duke's 3.5K bet with a 11K raise...and Duke & Seed go ALL-IN! Ferguson & Leondias then...FOLD, resulting in a 56K pot win for Duke & Seed.
The blinds go up to 1,200/2,400.
Harman & Smith: (AC)(9C)
Lindgren & Oppenheim: (10H)(2D)
THE FLOP: (KH)(AH)(7H)
Lindgren & Oppenehim have got a heart flush draw; Harman & Smith have hit Double Aces. Both teams bet 5.5K each.
TURN: 3 OF CLUBS- DUD
RIVER: ACE OF SPADES- HARMAN & SMITH WIN 34,400 POT
Lindgren & Oppenehim: (4C)(3C)
Harman & Smith: (9C)(4S)
THE FLOP: (6C)(KS)(AC)
For the second hand in a row, Lindgren & Oppenheim could make a flush, this time of the clubs variety...but they don't need it, because they raise ALL-IN after Harman & Smith bet 6.5K to DOUBLE UP!
Duke & Seed: (7C)(6C)
Lindgren & Oppenheim: (AH)(3S)
THE FLOP: (4D)(5H)(2S)
Lindgren & Oppenheim make a WHEEL STRAIGHT right off the bat! But Duke & Seed can take over the lead with a three or eight. Following the 6.5K bet by Lindgren & Oppenheim, Duke & Seed issue a raise to 40K and Lindgren & Oppenheim re-raise to ALL-IN...and the continuation call is made!
FINAL POT TOTAL: 97,800
TURN: 9 OF CLUBS- DUD
RIVER: KING OF CLUBS- DOUBLER!
Duke & Seed (ALL-IN): (AC)(KS)
Lindgren & Oppenheim: (10H)(6H)
THE FLOP: BOTH RED TWOS AND THE EIGHT OF CLUBS- DUD
TURN: 9 OF SPADES
A six, seven or 10 will eliminate Duke & Seed from this match.
RIVER: 10 OF DIAMONDS- DUKE & SEED OUT
Ferguson & Leondias (ALL-IN): (AH)(KD)
Harman & Smith: (AC)(QC)
THE FLOP: (KC)(8H)(4C)
If one of the next two cards is a club, Ferguson & Leondias will both be eliminated from this competition and Harman will be the 10th player to qualify for the playoffs.
TURN: 10 OF DIAMONDS
A Jack will also eliminate Ferguson & Leondias.
RIVER: KING OF SPADES- DOUBLER
Ferguson & Leondias: DOUBLE SEVENS (Clubs & Diamonds)
Harman & Smith (ALL-IN via raise): (KS)(3H)
THE FLOP: (2D)(3D)(AC)
TURN: 10 OF SPADES- DUD
If the river displays anything but a three or King, Gavin will definitely be eliminated.
RIVER: ACE OF HEARTS- G. SMITH OUT OF TOURNAMENT
Harman is doubtful to make the cut with a final total of 32 points.
Ferguson & Leondias (ALL-IN via raise): DOUBLE KINGS (Hearts & Spades)
Lindgren & Oppenheim: (AC)(9H)
THE FLOP: BOTH RED FIVES AND THE 3 OF SPADES
TURN: 3 OF DIAMONDS
If a three or five appears on the river, this will be a split pot. If it's an Ace, Ferguson & Leondias are going home. Anything else and we keep going.
RIVER: 2 OF SPADES- DOUBLER!
The blinds have reached the 3/6K level.
Two hands later:
Ferguson & Leonidas: (QH)(10C)
Lindgren & Oppenheim (ALL-IN): (QD)(9H)
THE FLOP: (4D)(6D)(7H)- DUD
TURN: KING OF HEARTS- ANOTHER DUD
Anything but a nine and Ferguson & Leondias will have a new lease on life in this competition.
RIVER: 10 OF HEARTS- WIN!
Match #14's Teams:
Mike Matusow & Tom Dwan
Allen Cunningham & Phil Ivey
Andrew Lichtenberger & Justin Smith
Annette Obrestad & David Benyamine
Lichtenberger & Smith: (AS)(KH)
Dwan & Matusow (ALL-IN): BLACK SEVENS
THE FLOP: (AH)(9D)(7D)
Lichtenberger & Smith have hit the best possible pair, but Dwan & Matusow lead them with triple sevens.
TURN: ACE OF CLUBS
Dwan & Matusow need to dodge the last remaining Ace, or any King or nine or else Matusow will be heading home along with Dwan.
RIVER: KING OF CLUBS- MATUSOW ELIMINATED
Lichtenberger & Smith: (AD)(6D)
Benyamine & Obrestad: (AC)(KD)
THE FLOP: (5D)(6C)(AH)
Lichtenberger & Smith have paired both of their base cards and raise to 8,200 after a 3,600 bet by the other team...and the continuation bet is made.
TURN: 8 OF CLUBS- DUD
Lichtenberger & Smith's next bet of 14,400 forces Benyamine & Obrestad to call timeout...after which they call.
RIVER: 3 OF SPADES- LICHTENBERGER & SMITH WIN 74,200 POT
Lichtenberger & Smith: (QD)(8S)
Benyamine & Obrestad: (JH)(7C)
THE FLOP: (9C)(6D)(10C)
Both pairs have an inside straight draw.
TURN: 8 OF CLUBS- BENYAMINE & OBRESTAD STRAIGHT!
Benyamine & Obrestad also have a open-ended straight flush draw and Obrestad raises to ALL-IN on her team's behalf after a 3.5K bet by Lichtenberger & Smith, who then take their TO...and give the DOUBLER to Benyamine & Obrestad.
Cunningham & Ivey: (KH)(3D)
Benyamine & Obrestad: (QH)(10D)
THE FLOP: (KD)(JD)(5H)
Benyamine & Obrestad have got themselves an open-ended; Cunningham & Ivey have top pair. The next bet by the current leaders is two grand, and Cunningham & Ivey raise to triple value...after that, Benyamine & Obrestad call.
TURN: 9 OF CLUBS- BENYAMINE & OBRESTAD MAKE THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT IN A ROW AND WIN A 35,200 POT!
RIVER: 9 OF DIAMONDS
Cunningham & Ivey (ALL-IN w/ raise): (AC)(3D)
Lichtenberger & Smith: DOUBLE SIXES (Clubs & Hearts)
THE FLOP: (5H)(10D)(6S)
TURN: QUEEN OF CLUBS- CUNNINGHAM & IVEY OUT OF THIS MATCH
RIVER: THE OTHER BLACK QUEEN
Ivey's all but in the playoffs with 35.
Lichtenberger & Smith (ALL-IN w/ raise): (KH)(10C)
Benyamine & Obrestad: DOUBLE EIGHTS (Diamonds & Spades)
THE FLOP: (3C)(10H)(8C)
TURN: ACE OF CLUBS
The only way to keep this match alive is for one more club to pop up.
RIVER: THE OTHER BLACK ACE- BENYAMINE & OBRESTAD WIN, AND THEY BOTH CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTHS!
1. Erick Lindgren- 62
2. Johnny Chan- 60
T3. Annette Obrestad & Phil Galfond- 51 each
5. Andrew Lichtenberger- 46
6. Phil Gordon- 44
T7. David Benyamine & Huck Seed- 40 each
9. Allen Cunningham- 39
T10. Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Nick Schulman, Phil Ivey & Toto Leonidas- 35 each
15. Justin Smith- 33
16. Jennifer Harman- 32
T17. Carlos Mortensen, Erik Seidel, Greg Mueller, Tony Guoga & Vivek Rajkumar- 31 each
22. Gavin Smith- 23
T23. Andy Bloch, Antonio Esfandiari & David Chiu- 19 each
26. Phil Laak- 15
ALSO OUT: Annie Duke, David Oppenheim, Gus Hansen, Mike Matusow, Phil Hellmuth & Tom Dwan