PCA 2011 $5,000 Bounty Shootout: Day 2, flight 2, level 4, 5 & 6 updates (blinds 500-1,000, ante 100)

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11.30pm: Huge hand for Baumstein at the break
Scott Baumstein is up to 89,000 after doubling through Ami Barrer. Baumstein had flopped two pair with A♠9♥ on a K♠9♦A♣ flop and had bet 2,000. Barrer called and caught a terrible card, the 7♣ that gave him two pair with A♠7♠. A blank hit the river.

Greenstein is in second with 45,000 and Barrer is very short with around 15,000. That was the last hand before a 15-minute break. -- RD

11.26pm: Tepper crippled just before the break
Rob Tepper was crippled down 4,300 in the second to last hand before the break. He was all-in with J♠J♠ versus Marko Neumann holding Q♥Q♣. The board ran K♠K♥2♣6♠T♦ to double the German up to 47,000. -- MC

11.18pm: Early leader Ainsworth busts out
Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth has seemed like a shoe-in to win his heat when he held 80,000 of the 150,000 chips with five players left. Then it all went wrong. Baumstein landed the killer blow with pocket tens to Ainsworth's A♥3♦ when the Irishman moved all-in for just over 20,000 from the big blind over Baumstein's small blind raise. -- RD


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Jude Ainsworth's early lead soon went south


11.15pm: Amnon Filippi gets lucky
Amnon Filippi was all-in for his 10,200 in the big blind with 6♣6♠ and ready to leave until he spiked a set on the river. Marko Neumann had him dominated with 7♥7♦ but the board ran 4♥T♠3♥9♠6♥. -- MC

11.11pm: Adios Elias
Team PokerStars Pro Ville Wahlbeck has eliminated Darren Elias. The two were heads-up to the turn where the board 6♣2♠T♦J♥. Elias bet 6,200 and Wahlbeck called to see the 6♥ river where he faced a 13,150 all-in bet from Elias. He called with J♣2♣ which was good to knock out Elias who held A♠T♥. -- MC


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Darren Elias is our latest casualty


11.02pm: Yet another double-up
Marko Neumann was the player handing out the double-ups a while back but now he is on the receiving end. He got his last 14,350 in with K♥K♦ and Amnon Filippi gave him a spin with 7♥7♣ but he failed to catch-up on the J♠A♣J♦2♥[qh[ board. Filippi drops to 14,000 chips. -- MC

10.57pm: Chartier works his small blind magic again
Two orbits after doubling-up through Ville Wahlbeck in the small blind, Samuel Chartier has done it again. The two saw a 4♥K♦3♠ flop before all the chips went in. Chartier had top-top with A♠K♣ versus the open ended straight draw the Finn. The 9♦5♥ turn and river changed not a thing and Chartier is up to 40,000 whereas Wahlbeck drops to 19,000. -- MC


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Samuel Chartier is causing Wahlbeck some problems


10.52pm: Greenstein wins a monster pot, knocks out Seidman
Andrew Seidman has been knocked out in a hand that has propelled Barry Greenstein into the chip lead. Jude Ainsworth opened the pot and Seidman moved all-in. Greenstein moved all-in over the top and Ainsworth slowly made the call.

Seidman: A♦8♣
Greenstein: A♣K♣
Ainsworth: 8♠8♦

The 6♠9♣J♣ flop was great for Greenstein, the T♦ brought more outs and the K♦ sealed it for Greenstein. The Team PokerStars Pro is leading with 54,000. -- RD


LEVEL UP: BLINDS 500-1,000, ANTE 100


10.43pm: Baumstein doubled to 46,000
Jude Ainsworth has just doubled up Baumstein with whom he now shares the chip lead. Ainsworth had made a small three-bet of Baumstein's button raise and had led 2,000 into a Q♦Q♠8♣ flop and called Baumstein's raise to 4,500. An ace on the turn saw the rest of the money go in. Ainsworth had [a][4] and Baumstein J♥Q♥. -- RD


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Scott Baumstein


10.43pm: Tepper's turn to have the chips
Rob Tepper is the latest player to double-up. He was all-in for 16,150 with J♣J♠ versus Marko Neumann and his A♣J♦. The board ran 3♦4♠7♠Q♠8♣ meaning the German is now the short-stack with 13,000. -- MC

10.41pm: Baumstein doubles through Barrer
Scott Barrer doubled through Ami Barrer with pocket sevens to A♣4♣. Both players now have aroudn 24,000. -- RD

10.38pm: Chip roundabout
The chips are just moving from one player to another on the outer tables as they both remain four-handed. The latest player to get a double-up on table was William Pilossoph. He completed from the small blind before Darren Elias raised to 6,600 from the big blind. Pilossoph made it 11,200 and called when Elias moved all-in.

Pilossoph: K♥K♦
Elias: A♥Q♥

The board ran 8♣T♣J♦T♥4♦. Elias is down to 18,000 chips now. -- MC


10.32pm: Greenstein doubles
Barry Greenstein moved all-in from teh small blind with J♥Q♦ and was called by Scott Baumstein in the big with A♥3♠. Greenstein was all ready to sign his book when he caught a queen on the river. -- RD

10.30pm: VPIP stats
Thanks to TV coverage we're beiing festooned with extra stats. Barry Greenstein has a VPIP of 21% and Jude Ainsworth a whopping 47%. -- RD

10.25pm: Chartier works the blind battle
Samuel Chartier has doubled up through Team PokerStars Pro Ville Wahlbeck in a battle of the blinds. He open shoved for 13,225 from the small blind with T♥T♦. The Finnish pro called with A♥7♣ and the board ran 7♥2♥6♦J♦9♥. Wahlbeck down to around 30,000 chips after the hit. -- MC

10.20pm: Another big shove from Barer
Andrew Seidman opened for 1,600 and was three-bet by Jude Ainsworth to 4,400. Am Barrer cold four-bet shoved for 32,000 and both players passed. Ainsworth monster lead has been pulled back. The Irish Team PokerStars Pro has 62,000, Barrer has 40,000. -- RD

10.16pm: Klodnicki settles for a double-up
Christopher Klodnicki is up to 45,000 after doubling through Mark Neumann. Amnon Filippi opened the pot with a 2,000 raise from first position and Nuemann called before Klodnicki shoved for 22,000 from the big blind. Filippi folded but Nuemann called.

Klodnicki: 3♣3♠
Neumann: A♣Q♣

Filippi said: "Don't put any diamonds out there," just before the flop came J♦9♦4♦! The turn came 3♥ to seal the double-up before the inconsequential river came 8♥. -- MC

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 400-800, ANTE 100


10.05pm: Tepper getting ever shorter
Rob Tepper is down to 12,000 chips after losing another pot to Mark Neumann. The hand had reached the turn stage and the board read J♣5♥9♦2♠. Neumann led for 2,100 and called when Tepper raised to 5,000. The river came 2♦ and Nuemann check-called a 5,000 bet. Tepper tabled A♥9♥ but lost out to the German's K♣J♦. Tepper seemed really annoyed at himself at showdown and he's going to need some help to get back in this. -- MC

10pm: Seidman snaps off Barer, chops then doubles
Andrew Seidman was down to 7,000 after three-betting from the big blind over the top of Ami Barer's small blind raise. Barrer min-raised 1,200, Seidman three-bet and snap-called when Barrer moved all-in for 16,000. Seidman showed pocket sixes and Barrer tabled T♠J♠. Barrer hit a pair and Seidman failed to catch another six.

Seidman shoved the next hand with ace-jack and chopped against Jude Ainsworth's ace-jack. He shoved again with A♠5♦ and was called by Scott Baumstein in the big blind with K♦T♥. Seidman's hand held up and both those players are on 17,000. Greenstein still trailing on 11,000. -- RD


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Andrew Seidman


9.54pm: Ainsworth punishing the table
Jude Ainsworth is up over 70,000 now, almost half the chips at the table with five players remaining. The Irishman is using that stack effectively and attacking a lot of pots both pre- and post-flop. -- RD

9.52pm: More all-ins but still no callers
Two players were all-in at the same on the two outer tables but got no customers.

On table four, Marko Neumann raised to 1,525 from the cut-off and was called by Rob Tepper on the button to see a T♥4♥7♣ flop. Neumann c-bet for 2,100 to face a raise to 5,000 by Tepper. Neumann threw in his bounty chip to declare he was all-in and Tepper folded leaving himself with 16,000.

At the same time on table six, Darren Elias raised to 1,500 from the cut-off to face a three-bet to 4,200 from Ville Wahlbeck. Elias' response was to four-bet to 11,600 and fold when the Finn shoved for another 25,225. -- MC

9.45pm: Barer liking the big shove
Ami Barer just moved all-in for 15,000 from the button over the top of a Jude Ainsworth cut-off open. It's the second time that he's pulled that move. Unexploitable shove? Value shove? Call it what you will, he's still in. -- RD


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Ami Barer loves a shove


9.45pm: All-in but no takers
Samuel Chartier shoved all-in for just under 17,000 but got no callers. Ville Wahlbeck raised to 1,500 from under-the-gun and was called by William Pilossoph on the button before Chartier made his move. Wahlbeck folded quickly but Pilossoph took a longer. "I wish I re-raised to commit myself," said the American. -- MC

9.40pm: Deeb happy about the bounty bonus
Shaun Deeb has seven bounties after his earler demolition of his flight one table and is leading the bounty count of this tournament. Dario Minieri and David Baker, who both knocked out all five of their first round opponents, are now out. The player that takes the most scalps in the tournament - which are worth $1,000 each - will win $25,000. -- RD

9.30pm: Back into the action
A chip count at the break shows that Amnon Filippi and Team PoekerStars Pros Jude Ainsworth and Ville Wahlbeck are leading the tables at the moment.

Table four
1 Amnon Filippi USA - 55,750
2 David Baker USA - bust
3 Marko Neumann Germany - 37,525
4 Dario Minieri Italy Team PokerStars Pro - busted
5 Rob Tepper USA - 25,600
6 Christopher Klodnicki USA - 33,125

Table five
1 Andrew Seidman USA - 21,000
2 Barry Greenstein USA Team PokerStars Pro - 18,725
3 Scott Baumstein USA - 28,000
4 Jude Ainsworth Ireland Team PokerStars Pro - 66,0005 Amichai Tzvi Barer Canada - 16,000
6 Daniel Colman USA- busted

Table six1 William Pilossoph USA - 30,775
2 Darren Elias USA - 47,675
3 Samuel Chartier Canada - 24,575
4 Ville Wahlbeck Finland Team PokerStars Pro - 46,975
5 Jesse Martin USA - busted
6 George Lind USA- busted


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Team PokerStars Pro Ville Wahlbeck is chip captain of his table

PokerStars Blog reporting team at the Bounty Shootout (in order of consternation about tonight's predicted late finish): Rick Dacey (mild anguish) and Marc Convey (spittle flecked invective).