Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
Day 3 completed

Nguyen Leads After Day 3; Duhamel, Ly, and Hennigan Survive

[user101598] • Level 16
Don Nguyen
Don Nguyen

Day 3 of The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship is in the books, and leading the remaining 26 players is Don Nguyen. Nguyen was the only player to bag over two million chips, and is one of only eight players who will enter the penultimate day with a seven-figure stack. Joining him in the millionaire club are Mike Gorodinsky, Minh Ly, Michael Glick, John Hennigan, David Benyamine, Troy Burkholder, and Jonathan Duhamel.

Also surviving the day were notables Matthew Ashton, George Danzer, Bryn Kenney, Huck Seed, Greg Mueller, Joe Hachem, Gary Benson, and a host of others. You can find full chip counts below, along with the Day 4 table and seat draw.

Seventy-eight players started the day, which means exactly two-thirds of the players hit the rail today. Doyle Brunson's elimination may have been the biggest, since he had several side bets that could've netted him up to $800,000. Unfortunately for Texas Dolly, he was eliminated in a hand of seven-card stud against Ofir Mor, where Mor made aces up. Brunson had two pair and a gut-shot straight draw heading into seventh street, but was unable to make trips or a straight.

Jared Bleznick and Jason Mercier, two of the players with bets against Dolly, also hit the rail, along with Jean "Prince" Gaspard, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, David Oppenheim, Scott Bohlman, Jason Gray, Roman Yitzhaki, Paul Volpe, Tom Koral, and Justin Bonomo.

Play will resume on Wednesday at 2 p.m. PDT. Be sure to join us then as the tournament plays down to an official final table of eight players. Until then, good night from Sin City!

Tags: Don Nguyen

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts and Day 4 Table Draw (full)

[user68268] • Level 16
TableSeatPlayerChips
4461Tommy Hang450,000
4462Mike Leah980,000
4463Mike Gorodinsky1,650,000
4464Don Nguyen2,059,000
4465--empty----
4466Max Pescatori246,000
4467Minh Ly1,458,000
4468Stephen Chidwick291,000
    
4471--empty----
4472Kevin Song392,000
4473--empty----
4474John Juanda84,000
4475Joe Cassidy299,000
4476Matthew Ashton912,000
4477Bryn Kenney906,000
4478David Benyamine1,052,000
    
4521Huck Seed690,000
4522--empty----
4523Justin Smith163,000
4524Jonathan Duhamel1,038,000
4525John Hennigan1,088,000
4526David Bach346,000
4527Mike Wattel1,272,000
4528Troy Burkholder1,047,000
    
4531Greg Mueller555,000
4532Joe Hachem425,000
4533Michael Glick1,130,000
4534George Danzer779,000
4535Gary Benson338,000
4536--empty----
4537--empty----
4538Erick Lindgren165,000
Don Nguyen us 2,059,000 259,000
Mike Gorodinsky us 1,650,000 40,000
Minh Ly us 1,458,000 508,000
Michael Glick us 1,130,000 130,000
John Hennigan us 1,085,000 -15,000
David Benyamine fr 1,052,000 -298,000
Troy Burkholder US 1,047,000 507,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca 1,038,000 38,000
Mike Leah ca 980,000 135,000
Matthew Ashton gb 912,000 152,000
Bryn Kenney us 906,000 -194,000
George Danzer de 779,000 279,000
Huck Seed us 690,000 20,000
Greg Mueller ca 555,000 -245,000
Tommy Hang us 450,000 -325,000
Joe Hachem au 425,000 143,000
Kevin Song us 392,000 -148,000
David Bach us 346,000 -146,000
Gary Benson au 338,000 193,000
Joe Cassidy us 299,000 24,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 291,000 -594,000
Max Pescatori it 246,000 71,000
Erick Lindgren us 165,000 -361,000
Justin Smith us 163,000 -37,000
John Juanda id 89,000 -261,000

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One More Hand!

[user101598] • Level 16

2-7 Triple Draw

After getting crippled in a 2-7 Triple Draw hand against Minh Ly and Don Nguyen, where-in Ly cold-called a three-bet before the first draw then took the pot down with a bet after the second draw, Juanda tripled on the final hand of the night.

Juanda moved all in from late position, Huck Seed called on the button, and Minh Ly called in the small blind. Ly drew two, Juanda and Seed both drew two, and all three players checked.

On the second draw, all three players drew two, and Ly bet out. Seed called.

Juanda stood pat on the final draw, Ly and Seed both took one, and Juanda lifted his hand off of the felt so that John Hennigan could see {j-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{4-}.

"If this doesn't win," Juanda told him. "I am quitting."

Ly and Seed both checked, and Juanda fanned his hand on the felt. Seed showed an ace-high low, Ly a pair of deuces, and Juanda tripled up.

"One more hand!" Juanda begged the tournament director.

Tags: Huck SeedJohn HenniganJohn JuandaMinh Ly

Chiu Can't Make It Through Day 3

[user153638] • Level 16
David Chiu
David Chiu

2-7 Triple Draw

Bryn Kenney raised from early position and David Chiu called off from the hijack. The rest of the players folded and both players proceeded to take one on each draw. Before they looked at the last one, they tabled their cards.

Chiu: {3-}{4-}{7-}{8-}
Kenney: {2-}{3-}{4-}{5-}

It was anyone's pot, but Chiu asked that Kenney show first so he knew what he had to beat. Kenney obliged and flipped over the {8-Diamonds}. It was bad news for Chiu, who was drawing dead. He tabled the {10-Hearts} to complete his hand and then took his leave from the tournament with less than ten minutes left in the night.

Bryn Kenney us 1,100,000 50,000
David Chiu us Busted

Tags: David ChiuBryn Kenney

Is Kenney Rolled Up?

[user101598] • Level 16
Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney

Stud-8

Justin Smith: {x-}{x-} / {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} (FOLD)
Bryn Kenney: {x-}{x-} / {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Hearts} / {x-}
David Chiu: {x-}{x-} / {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades} / {x-}

Max Pescatori brought it in with a six, Smith completed, and Kenney raised. Chiu cold-called, and the action folded back to Smith, who called as well. On fourth street, Smith and Kenney checked, Chiu bet, Smith called, and Kenney check-raised. Only Chiu called.

Chiu check-called bets on fifth and sixth, then checked again on seventh. Kenney fired out a final bet, and Chiu went deep into the tank.

"You got rolled up queens?" Chiu asked, before finally calling.

"I got rolled up queens," Kenney responded, showing {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Hearts}.

Chiu tabled {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} for trip sevens, then mucked his other card.

Bryn Kenney us 1,050,000 400,000
David Chiu us 45,000 -280,000

Tags: David ChiuBryn Kenney

Ly Straightens Out Mor

[user153638] • Level 16

Stud-8

We saw Ofir Mor standing at his table and made our way over to discover that he was all in against Minh Ly. We're not sure when the money went in, but here are the cards were saw in front of each player.

Mor: {a-Hearts}{8-Spades} / {8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} / {2-Hearts}
Ly: {3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-}{7-}{9-Spades}{X-} (Not in order as cards had been jumbled)

Ly had made a straight to put an end to Mor's 2013 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players' Championship.

Minh Ly us 950,000 150,000
Ofir Mor us Busted

Tags: Ofir MorMinh Ly

Ly Takes Two Off Seed

[user68268] • Level 16

Limit Hold'em

From under the gun, Minh Ly raised before action folded to Huck Seed in the big blind. Seed called, and the flop came down {J-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. Seed checked, Ly bet, and Seed called.

The turn was the {7-Clubs}, and both players checked to see the {6-Clubs} land on the river. Seed led with a bet, and Ly raised. Seed thought for a minute, then folded, and Ly won the pot.

On the next hand, action folded to Seed in the small blind. He raised, and Ly called from the big blind. The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, and Seed bet out. Ly raised, and See folded.

Minh Ly us 800,000 170,000
Huck Seed us 670,000 -40,000

Tags: Huck SeedMinh Ly

Seven Spades Up

[user101598] • Level 16

Stud-8

David Chiu: {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{k-Clubs} (FOLD)
Gary Benson: {x-}{x-} / {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} / {x-}
Max Pescatori: {x-}{x-} / {4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs} / {x-}

After pitching two downcards to the seven players at Table 353, the dealer then dealt seven spades face up, the {10-Spades}, {4-Spades}, {6-Spades}, {8-Spades}, {3-Spades}, {2-Spades}, and {q-Spades}. At this point, the players at the table - who have well over a hundred years of playing under their belts collectively - went nuts. None of them had seen such a thing occur.

When things calmed down, Chiu brought it in, Benyamine completed, and both Pescatori and Chiu called.

Chiu checked on fourth street, Benyamine bet, and only Pescatori called. Benyamine bet enough to put himself all in on fifth, and Pescatori called.

Benyamine: {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Pescatori: {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

Benyamine's hand improve with a {2-Hearts} on seventh, giving him a full house, and Pescatori flipped over a {6-Diamonds}. The two chopped the pot.

Tags: David BenyamineDavid ChiuMax PescatoriGary Benson