2011 World Series of Poker

Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Thorsten Triples

Jennifer Tilly raised to 29,000 under the gun and received a call from Jason Somerville in the small blind. A short-stacked Thorsten Schafer then called all in from the big blinds and it was three players to the {Q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop.

Somerville checked, Tilly bet 75,000, and her live opponent folded, leaving just Thorsten.

Tilly: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Thorsten: {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Tilly was ahead with her tens, but Thorsten had an over with a flush draw. The dealer burned and turned the said over, the {K-Diamonds}, which gave Thorsten the lead and left the rest of table awed in disbelief. The {4-Diamonds} blanked on the river and Thorsten received a much-needed triple.

Jennifer Tilly 215,000 -115,000
Thorsten Schafer 115,000 85,000

Tags/etiquetas: Thorsten SchaferJennifer TillyJason Somerville

Levi Finds Kings

• Nivel 19: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Nicolas Levi is near the top of the counts.
Nicolas Levi is near the top of the counts.

Thorsten Schafer opened for 24,000, Jennifer Tilly called behind and Nicolas Levi popped it to 77,000 from the button. Schafer potted and Levi was able to get all in.

Levi: {K-Hearts} {K-Clubs}
Schafer: {9-Diamonds} {9-Clubs}

The board ran {3-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {5-Spades} {A-Clubs} {4-Hearts} and Levi doubled to 627,000 and Schafer was left with only 30,000.

Tags/etiquetas: Jennifer TillyNicolas LeviThorsten Schafer

Noah Schwartz Eliminated in 24th Place ($20,129)

Noah Schwartz - 24th place
Noah Schwartz - 24th place

Marco Traniello has been on quite a tear here in the first level of the day. He recently raised from early position and received a single caller in Noah Schwartz from the big blind. Both players checked the {7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop, as they did the {9-Clubs} turn.

When the {10-Diamonds} appeared on the river, Schwartz led out for 20,000, Traniello raised all in, and Schwartz called off for less. Schwartz revealed {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a full house, but it was no good against the bigger {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} full house of Traniello. Schwartz has been eliminated from the $10K PLH Championship in 24th place.

Marco Traniello 260,000 166,000
Noah Schwartz Eliminado

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Early Double for Matusow

After Nicolas Levi raised to 23,000 from the hijack, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow reraised from the small blind to get all in for his last 79,000. Levi made the call.

Levi: {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Matusow: {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

Matusow was ahead with his ace, which he paired on the {A-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop to take a commanding lead. The {7-Spades} turn and {2-Spades} river changed nothing as "The Mouth" doubled through Levi.

Nicolas Levi 245,000 -147,000
Mike Matusow 168,000 79,000

Tags/etiquetas: Nicolas LeviMike Matusow

Big Slick for Traniello

McLean Karr raised to 22,000 under the gun only to have Marco Traniello move all in for 42,000 total in the small blind. Karr made the call and found he was behind.

Karr: {A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Traniello: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

The {2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Spades} flop was fairly uninteresting, but we're sure Traniello was relieved to see the {K-Spades} hit the turn to ensure his double. The meaningless {4-Spades} was put out on the river as Mr. Jen Harman doubled his short stack.

McLean Karr 560,000 -33,000
Marco Traniello 94,000 7,000

Tags/etiquetas: Marco TranielloMcLean Karr

Nenad Medic Eliminated in 25th Place ($20,129)

Nenad Medic, who won this very event back in 2008 for $794,112, began the day as one of the shorter stacks and had his work cut out for him. In a recent hand, Medic raised from the hijack only to have Owen Crowe reraise from the small blind. Medic called off his remaining chips and discovered he was in bad shape.

Medic: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Crowe: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}

Medic's best hope to stay alive was to catch a ten, but the {5-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop did not deliver. The {J-Clubs} turn left Medic drawing dead as the {4-Clubs} was put out on the river. Medic was eliminated from the tournament in 25th place.

Owen Crowe 220,000 77,000
Nenad Medic Eliminado

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Tilly Finds Pocket Rockets

Chris Moorman was under the gun and raised to 21,000. which Robert Mizrachi called from early position. When action reached Jennifer Tilly in the cutoff, she put in a reraise to 99,000. Moorman repotted, Mizrachi folded, and Tilly called off her remaining chips.

Moorman: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Tilly: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}

Moorman had a good hand, but Tilly had better. The {J-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop changed little, but the {K-Spades} turn gave Moorman a gut-shot Broadway straight. The dealer burned and put out the {7-Spades}. It was a blank as far as Moorman was concerned and Tilly received an early double.

Jennifer Tilly 330,000 144,000
Chris Moorman 220,000 -162,000

Tags/etiquetas: Jennifer TillyChris Moorman