2010 PCA: Level 32 live updates
Live updates from Day 6, level 32 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event brought to you by Howard Swains and Brad Willis.
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Level 30: 80,000-160,000-20,000
7:47pm: Moving on up
This level is over. We're moving the blinds up.
7.40pm: Lots of action, not much chip movement
The first flop of heads up play earns a small pot for Ty Reiman. Harrison Gimbel raised to 500,000 pre and Reiman called. The flop was Q♣8♣4♥ and Gimbel bet 600,000. Call. That was the last betting though as both the turn 2♥ and river J♦ was checked. Gimbel said that he had nothing and Reiman showed his 4♣5♠ to take it.
On the next hand they get to a turn card with the following four out: 8♠A♣2♦2♠ and it all kicks off. Harrison bets 600,000 and Reiman adds another million. Harrison tanked but came out with a re-raise, making it 3,600,000 (a raise of two million). Call. The river is 7♠ and Gimbel is first to act. He announces all in. Reiman asks for a count - he's serious about this one - and the dealer tells him he'll have to find another 11,990,000 of his stack to call. He does call.
Ah, it's a chop. Gimbel has 2♥4♥ and Reiman 2♣3♣. That's a mighty anticlimax.
7:28pm: Time to get going
We're back in our seats and ready to play some heads-up poker.
6.25pm: Dinner break
The TV crew needs some food, so we all get an hour's break before heads up. When they return, these will be the stacks:
Tyler Reiman: 28,265,000
Harrison Gimbel: 17,255,000
6.22pm: Barry Shulman out in third, winning $1,350,000
Barry Shulman's short-stack water torture is over. He moved all in pre-flop with Q♣[10s] and Gimbel called from the big blind with A♥9♦. Shulman has managed to double up on more than one occasion, but not this time. The flop came 5♥3♣6♠ and although the turn had paint on it: J♦ it wasn't the right kind. The 7♣ on the river sent him to the rail.
6.10pm: Shulman stays alive
Ty Reiman raised to 420,000 and Barry Shulman moved all in for his last 2.5 million. Reiman called.
Shulman was behind and facing elimination, but the flop was kind. It came [10h]K♣6♥. The 8♠2♦ on turn and river completed another double up for Shulman. "Another couple of those and we're back in business!" whooped Shulman's supporters.
6:04pm: Barry bluffin'?
Ty Reiman came for in for a raise to 420,000 (...), and Barry Shulman called. On the A♥[6d9♠ flop, Reiman led for 540,000, Shulman raised to 1.6 million, and Reiman moved all-in. Shulman folded. This opens the door to a lot more raises to 420 by Mr. Reiman.
6pm: Reiman straightens out Gimbel
The short-stacked Barry Shulman must be loving this. Tyler Reiman and Harrison Gimbel are continuing to mix it with one another. Reiman made up Gimbel's blind and the flop was 4♣6♣5♦. Gimbel bet 250,000 and Reiman called. The turn was 4♦ and both players checked. (Checking the turn really is the new black, isn't it.) The river was 8♣ and Reiman bet 680,000. Gimbel called, but was beaten. Reiman showed 9♠7♠ for the nine-high straight, better than Gimbel's eight-high version.
5.50pm: Shulman doubles to four million
With only two million left, Barry Shulman didn't have much option but to shove any ace. So he did when he found A♥4♠. Tyler Reiman called with K♠J♠ and the board brought a huge sweat for Shulman: [10s][10d]5♠. Reiman missed all of his outs through turn and river, though. The next two cards out were 4♥Q♥ and Shulman doubles.
5:44pm: Ben Zamani eliminated in 4th place ($1 million)
Ben Zamani and Harrison Gimbel have been at each other all day. Today, they just had their final flip. It came when Zamani opened for 400,000, and Gimbel moved all-in. Zamani had 5,715,000 in front of him and thought for a good three minutes before calling. The hands:
The drama was short lived when an eight came in the door on a 8♠5♠6♥. We got a little excitement back on the 7♣ turn. The J♣ on the river was of little consequence and Zamani, the last PokerStars qualifier in the bunch, was out in fourth for a million bucks.
5.35pm: Shulman shoves
Barry Shulman moved all in pre-flop and got no takers. It's his only option at the moment, with he and Benjamin Zamani the short stacks against the two monsters.
5.30pm: Reiman flushes Gimbel
Tyler Reiman makes up Harrison Gimbel's big blind and Gimbel checks his option. The flop is 7♦4♥7♥ and Reiman checks. Gimbel bets 200,000, which Reiman calls, and they see a A♣ turn. Then is gets messy. Reiman checks, Gimbel bets 500,000 and Reiman raises to 1,420,000. Call. The river is 8♥ and Reiman fires 1,750,000 at it. Gimbel seems reluctant, but makes the call, announcing that he has an ace. Reiman shows J♥6♥ for the rivered flush and takes it.
5:22pm: Level 32...the end
It's actually just the end of the published blind structure. It's likely to go on a bit longer than the next hour.