Eventos ao Vivo 1
Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)

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
Matt Waxman
155,000 50,000
Vladimir Shchemelev ru
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 pt
Jonathan Aguiar
pt 228,000 93,000
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 205,000 -109,000

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• 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.


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


• 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

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

Waxman Falls Below 100K

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

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