Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)
Dias:
1234

Vladimir Schemelev Falls to Bring the Bubble

When the table folded around to the blinds, Vladimir Shchemelev looked down at {Q-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} and shoved his last ~55,000 into the pot. The last man to get through, big blind Matt Waxman squeezed out {9-Spades} {9-Diamonds}, though, and he quickly made the call with a chance at the knockout.

Shchemelev drew a gutterball on the {3-Diamonds} {10-Spades} {9-Hearts} flop, and the {7-Diamonds} on the turn added another set of outs as he now had the diamonds to sweat, as well. The river was the black {7-Clubs}, though, and Waxman superfluously improved to the full house to earn the knockout.

So then, it's Shchemelev out in 18th place, and the 17 who remain are now playing hand-for-hand on the direct bubble. The next man out gets nothing except the proverbial wooden spoon.

Matt Waxman 155,000 50,000
Vladimir Shchemelev ru Eliminado

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Aguiar's Crazy Eights

Jon Aguiar
Jon Aguiar

It was a bit of a cooler that found Jon Aguiar running his {8-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} into the {10-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} of Shawn Buchanan, but the last ~110,000 of Aguiar's chips found themselves in the middle with their owner drawing slim. He shut his iPad, gathered his things, and shifted his weight to stand up.

Some of the dealers, such as this one, deal the board cards one at a time, and this life-saving dealer burned and put the {8-Spades} right in the window for Aguiar. The rest of the board ran out {8-Spades} {6-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {K-Spades}, and Buchanan has been forced to part with a good chunk of his own stack. The two men have similar stacks now, each with a bit over 200,000.

Jonathan Aguiar us 228,000 93,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 205,000 -109,000

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Go!

• Nível 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Another level is off and running, and we're two eliminations away from the money and the end of Day 2. It's one of the biggest bubbles in WSOPE history, though, so this might take a while.

Nível:
17
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
500

One More Round of Shots

Some eye candy while you wait for the action to resume.

Vladimir ShchemelevJoel NordkvistDennis BejedalBrian HastingsRoger HairabedianKent LundmarkNoah SchwartzBruno FitoussiDmitry MotorovAnatolii OzhenilokJonathan AguiarShawn BuchananMatt WaxmanJason MercierDmitry MotorovBrian PowellErik SeidelMichael MizrachiAlexander RoumeliotisBryn Kenney

Break

• Nível 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

We and our 18 final players will return in 20 minutes.

Aguiar Tanks

• Nível 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

"I really, really have to pee," Jason Mercier said a few minutes ago.

Jon Aguiar turned to Mercier and joked, "You might not want to say that. I might need to raise on the last hand and then tank for, like, six minutes." The two shared a laugh, but that exact scene just happened to play out. On the last hand.

As the last few minutes of the level ticked off, Aguiar opened to 8,000 from middle position, and Mercier asked to see his stack. Then he three-bet shoved. Both men had a bit over 125,000, but Mercier did have the covering stack by a small margin, and his move sent Aguiar deep into the tank. It had to be about six or seven minutes for Aguiar, and if he was just acting, he was doing a damn good job. He truly looked pained by the decision, but he eventually surrendered about three minutes into the break, folding with a frustrated flick.

It's break time.

Updated Chip Counts

donpeters
Brian Powell us 405,000 53,000
Roger Hairabedian fr 400,000 40,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 314,000 -11,000
Erik Seidel us 300,000 -30,000
Brian Hastings us 280,000 10,000
Alexander Roumeliotis se 262,000 82,000
Noah Schwartz us 220,000 -11,000
Kent Lundmark se 208,000 23,000
Bryn Kenney us 185,000 10,000
Jason Mercier us 177,000 4,000
Dan Fleyshman us 170,000 -12,000
Dmitry Motorov 159,000 -86,000
Joel Nordkvist se 147,000 28,000
Jonathan Aguiar us 135,000 -4,000
Michael Mizrachi us 130,000 2,000
Matt Waxman 105,000 20,500
Anatolii Ozhenilok 80,000 -30,000
Vladimir Shchemelev ru 76,000 -16,000

Waxman Falls Below 100K

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Matt Waxman
Matt Waxman

We picked up the action on this hand with the board reading {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} between Shawn Buchanan and Matt Waxman. After Waxman checked, Buchanan bet 21,000. Waxman check-raised to 47,500 and Buchanan called.

The river completed the board with the {3-Hearts}. With 84,500 behind, Waxman took a few moments and then checked. Buchanan mentioned possibly betting, but then said, "I don't want to valuetown myself," and checked behind.

Waxman turned over the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, but lost to Buchanan's {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}.

Shawn Buchanan ca 325,000 60,000
Matt Waxman 84,500 -47,500

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