PCA 2011 $5,000 Bounty Shootout: Day 2, flight 2, level 7 & 8 updates (blinds 800-1,600, ante 200)
12.55am: Pilossoph the last through
William Pilossoph is the final player through to Sunday's final after defeating Team PokerStars Pro Ville Wahlbeck heads-up. Wahlbeck started as the short-stack but doubled-up with 4♦3♦ versus Pilossoph's A♦Q♦.
Ace-queen worked for Pilossoph moments later though when he doubled-up up through the Finn, holding pocket jacks. He was soon taking the rest of those chips as well as he cracked the Finn's A♠A♥ with A♦8♦ on the 9♥8♠5♥8♥K♠ board.
So this crazy day of poker has come an end. After a long day, we bid you good night. A full wrap will be up for reading pleasure very soon. -- MC
12.50am: Filippi unhappy to finish second, Neumann through
Amnon Filippi has finished second to Marko Neumann and had a little verbal with him at showdown. The action got all the way to the river where the board read 7♦J♣9♦8♦4♣. Filippi moved in for his last 16,000 and the German called. Filippi tabled J♥6h] for top pair and Neumann picked up his cards but took a few seconds before tabling J♦8♣ for two-pair.
"Why did you take so long to show your cards?" said Filippi. "You've got no class," he added before throwing over his bounty chip and heading towards the exit. -- MC
12.40am: Chartier shafted
Samuel Chartier has been eliminated by William Pilossoph in another cooler of a hand. He shoved for 21,600 from the button with A♦K♦ and ran straight in to the K♣K♠ of Pilossoph in the big blind. Good game. Now heads up at both tables. -- MC
12.30am: Brutal demise for Koldnicki
Christopher Klodnicki is feeling pretty down about life right now after being crippled and then booted out after five-and-a-half hours of determined play. He raised from the button and was called by Marko Neumann in the big blind to go to the 7♥J♦J♠ flop. The action was checked to the turn where Klodnicki's 3,000 bet was raised to 8,000 by Neumann. Call. The river fell 4♠ and in a rush of action both players were all-in.
Klodnicki proudly revealed 7♣7♦ for a flopped full-house but Neumann had rivered a bigger full house with J♣4♣. Klodnicki was all-in in the big blind the next hand and eliminated by the German who now takes a monster chip lead in his heads-up battle with Amnon Filippi. -- MC
LEVEL UP: BLINDS 800-1,600, ANTE 200
12.20am: Filippi takes one away
Amnon Filippi took Christopher Klodnicki off a pot on the river to even up their 30,000 stacks. Klodnicki raised to 2,600 from the button and Filippi called from the small blind. The flop came 5♦2♦J♦ and Filippi check-called a 3,000 bet before they both checked the 8♣ turn. The river came Q♥ and Filippi led for 7,500. Klodnicki begrudgingly folded. -- MC
12.10am: Two tables left
Play finished in level eight for flight one, will this be longer or shorter wuth two tables left? Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen. -- RD
12.02am: Baumstein takes down Barer and Barry to win heat
Scott Baumstein has just won back to back all-ins to win his heat. He first got it in with J♥8♣ against short stack Ami Barrer's K♦5♥ winning on a 6♠T♥Q♦J♦2♥ board, then managed a major suckout against Barry Greenstein with A♠6♥ to A♦J♣ binking a solitary six on the turn in an 80,000 pot.
That win puts him through to the six-handed final table which will take place on Sunday. -- RD
11.55pm: Tepper's time is up
Rob Tepper never recovered from his micro stack and busted to Marko Neumann with K♠9♣ to the German's J♠8♠ on a 6♠9♠7♦Q♠5♣ board. --MC
11.50pm: Back into the throng
The chip stacks are as follows:
1 Amnon Filippi USA - 47,200
2 David Baker USA - bust
3 Marko Neumann Germany - 47,300
4 Dario Minieri Italy Team PokerStars Pro - busted
5 Rob Tepper USA - 3,500
6 Christopher Klodnicki USA - 53,000
1 Andrew Seidman USA - bust
2 Barry Greenstein USA Team PokerStars Pro - 44,375
3 Scott Baumstein USA - 88,200
4 Jude Ainsworth Ireland Team PokerStars Pro - busted
5 Amichai Tzvi Barer Canada - 17,425
6 Daniel Colman USA- bust
1 William Pilossoph USA - 67,950
2 Darren Elias USA - busted
3 Samuel Chartier Canada - 38,700
4 Ville Wahlbeck Finland Team PokerStars Pro - 43,350
5 Jesse Martin USA - busted
6 George Lind USA Team PokerStars Online- busted
PokerStars Blog reporting team at the Bounty Shootout (in order of caffeine levels): Marc Convey (sufficient) and Rick Dacey (could do with rubbing double espressos into his eyeballs).