Thursday, May 13, 2010
left: Bernard Lee, right: Dennis Phillips
Bernard Lee and Dennis Phillips were both eliminated from the tournament at virtually the same time at separate tables.
Lee was eliminated by Paul Harris when his A-K failed to improve against Harris's pocket nines.
The Phillips elimination hand video will be posted shortly.
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Alex "ags104" Santiago is in the field on day one of the $560 NLHE Mega Stack event.
Just over one week ago, Alex took down the SCOOP #2 High event on Pokerstars. It was a $2,100 NLHE event and the victory netted him $387,720.
The day before he took down the SCOOP event, he final tabled the FTOPS #25 on Full Tilt for another $60,000.
With the blinds at 300-600, Dennis Phillips moved all in for his last 5,050 chips. The player behind him reraised to 10,100. It was folded around to the big blind, who called all in for about 7,000. They turned up their hands:
Opponent #1 [Kc][Kh]
Opponent #2 [Kd][Ks]
Phillips was well behind in the hand but saw all that change on a flop of [9d][9h][8h].
The turn came the [2c] and the river was the [Qs].
Phillips tripled up to over 15,000 and his two opponents chopped the side pot.
2008 WSOP November Nine member and PokerStars Team Pro Dennis Phillips talks to Jay "WhoJedi" Newnum about the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge, the World Series of Poker and being named U.S. Team Captain for the America's Cup.
The payout structure is as follows:
1st - $51,527
2nd - $27,273
3rd - $16,001
4th - $13,989
5th - $11,975
6th - $9,964
7th - $7,950
8th - $5,938
9th - $3,933
10th-12th - $2,637
13th-15th - $2,616
16th-20th - $1,811
21st-30th - $1,308
31st-40th - $1,107
41st-45th - $1,006
Just minutes into Day 1 at the $560 NLHE Mega Stack event, Bernard Lee gets all of his chips in the middle with a set of sixes against his opponent's pocket kings.
left: Dennis Phillips, right: Kevin Schaffel
Two members of the World Series of Poker November Nine are serving as hosts for the 2010 May Mega Stack Challenge.
2008 WSOP Main Event November Nine member Dennis Phillips and 2009 WSOP Main Event November Nine member Kevin Schaffel are here all week playing in the Mega Stack events as well as meeting with fans.
Bernard Lee just doubled up when he hit a set of sixes against his opponent's pocket kings. The video of the hand will be posted shortly.
Just a few tables over, Kyle Loman flopped quads versus his opponent's full house and got all the chips in the middle.
Both are now over 40,000 in chips.
2008 November Nine member Dennis Phillips gives the "Shuffle Up and Deal" call at the $560 NLHE Foxwoods Mega Stack Event.
The $560 NLHE event features 20,000 chip starting stacks and 50 minute levels.
Registration will be open for the first two levels of play.
Andrew Kloc moved all in from the button for his last 875K and was called by both David Kluchman and Tony Nguyen.
They checked down a board of [Kd][Jc][Ts][5s][7h]. All the players showed:
Nguyen's pair of tens won the pot and eliminated Kloc in third place.
Tim Fisher gets his last few chips in the middle against the 7-6 of David Kluchman. Unfortunately for Fisher, things did not exactly go his way and he was eliminated in 6th place.
Michael Clark shoved all in from the button for his last few chips and was called by Tony Nguyen in the big blind. They turned over:
The board came [Ah][Td][4h][Qd][2h] and Nguyen's jacks held up to win the pot and eliminate Clark in 4th place.
David Kluchman raised to 400K from under the gun and Billy Cunningham moved all in for less from the small blind. Michael Clark called from the big blind.
They checked a board of [Qc][6c][4c][2h][Ac] to the river, where Clark checked and Kluchman bet 200K. Clark folded and Kluchman turned up [Ks][Jc] for a flush.
Cunningham mucked and was eliminated in 5th place.