PCA 2011 $5,000 Bounty Shootout: Final table, level 5 & 6 updates (blinds 1,200-2,400, ante 300)


10.05pm: End of level

10.02pm: Neumann's backdoor double
Marko Neumann has doubled back to 40,000 after shoving from the small blind for 20,000 with 9♠T♦. Scott Baumstein called in the big blind with A♠6♥. Neumann hit a great turn on the 5♦4♦K♠3♦ board and caught the 7♦ on the river. Baumstein back to his starting 100,000. -- RD

10pm: Binger doubles
Michael Binger took trappy line versus Marko Neumann to double-up to 90,000. He limped from the small blind with 8♠8♥ and snap called when Neumann set him in with A♣6♥. The board ran J♣2♦K♠5♣7♣. The German was left with just ten big blinds after the hand. -- MC

9.44pm: Binger three-bet
Michael three-bet to 14,000 from the small blind over a Scott Baumstein raise of 5,300. Baumstein made the call and fired a 16,000 at the 8♣T♣3♥ flop. It was enough. -- RD

9.39pm: Small flush good for Deeb
Scott Baumstein raised from under-the-gun and Shaun Deen called from the big blind. The flop came 6♥A♠2♠ and Deeb check-called a 5,500 c-bet from his opponent. The J♠T♠ turn and river were checked down and Deeb tabled A♦7♠ for a flush and the pot to move up a little to 174,000. Baumstein had an off suit king-queen. -- MC

9.30pm: Deeb tank fold
Shaun Deeb just tank folded to a Marko Neumann shove. Deeb opened to 5,300 and the German moved all-in for 44,000. Deeb obviously had a marginal hand but even with the bounty on offer he couldn't find a call. -- RD

9.15pm: Chen bullying, moves over 200,000
Marko Neumann opened from the button and Chen moved all-in using his big stack to push the German out of the hand. The win takes him up to 201,000. --RD

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Andrew Chen is starting to use his big stack

9.15pm: Four handed?
We thought we were about to go four handed but the board ran out as a full house to end in a chop. Shaun Deeb raised to 5,000 and called when Marko Neumann shoved for 51,000. Deeb was ahead with A♦J♦ to his German opponent's K♥T♦ but the board ran 2♣7♠2♠2♦7♥. Five handed play continues. -- MC

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 1,200-2,400, ANTE 100

9.05pm: Pilossoph snaps, out in 6th
It's taken seven hours but we finally have our first knockout. Billy Pilossoph had called from the big blind with 5♣7♣ after Andrew Chen had raised under-the-gun. Shaun Deeb had also called.

On the 4♠5♦4♣ flop Pilossoph had check-raised all-in for 49,000 after Chen had led for 7,000, which Deeb had called. Chen made the call and Deeb passed. Pilossoph found himself facing J♠J♥ and failed to hit. -- RD

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Billy Pilossoph is out in 6th

8.56pm: Three-way to the flop
Scott Baumstein raised from first position and was called by Michael Binger and Marko Neumann in the blinds. The flop came 8♣A♥3♥ and Baumstein's c-bet for 6,800 was only called by Neumann. The turn came T♣ and the second bullet from Baumstein was enough to take the pot down. -- MC

8.50pm: Pilossoph doubles through Binger
Billy Pilossoph has doubled through Michael Binger with A♠K♠ to 8♠9♠. Binger opened to 4,500 and Pilossoph shoved for 21,300. Binger made the call, no doubt with one eye on the bounty. -- RD

Bounties currently stand at:
Deeb - 7
Baumstein - 6
Binger - 6
Neumann - 5
Pilossoph - 4
Chen - 3

8.40pm: Neumann doubles through Deeb
Phillipp Neumann has just doubled through Shaun Deeb after getting it in with K♥Q♥ to Neumann's A♥T♠. A king on the flop was enough for the German to rake in the 60,000 pot. Deeb still ahead with around 170,000. -- RD

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Marko Neumann flips back into the tournament

8.36pm: Nuemann shoves
Not only is Shaun Deeb ahead with 202,000 but he's got the most bounties with seven. Michael Binger just had a chance to catch up when Phillipp Neumann moved all-in under-the-gun for 27,000 and the action folded to him in the big blind. Binger gave it some thought and passed. "Thanks, I appreciate it," said Deeb patting Binger on the back. -- RD

8.34pm: Deeb doubles to take the lead
Shaun Deeb has doubled-up to 200,600 through Marko Neumann and in turn left the German with 28,200. Deeb raised from under-the-gun and Neumann called to see the Q♠7♦5♠ flop-. Deeb checked then raised to 16,500 when Neumann bet 6,500. Call. The turn came 9♦ and Deeb led for 23,800 and was called. The river came T♥ and Deeb moved all-in for 53,200. Neumann tanked and made the call but mucked upon seeing Deeb's 7♥7♦ for a flopped set. -- MC

8.20pm: Three-betting and four-betting
Andrew Chen is getting involved in pre-flop raising wars with a 50% success rate over two hands. Firstly he raised but folded when Michael Binger three-bet him. He tried his luck again the next hand and this time Shaun Deeb three-bet him. He was having none of it this time and four-bet to take the pot time. -- MC

8.16pm: Nuemann doubles through drawing-dead Baumstein
Phillipp Neumann has just doubled through Scott Baumstein is a very sweet spot. Nuemann raised to 4,700 from the hijack and was called by Baumstein on the button. Neumann led 7,800 into the K♣T♥6♦ flop. Baumstein made the call.

Neumann checked the Q♦ turn allowing Baumstein to take a stab at the pot to the tune of 10,200. Neumann check-raised to 23,0000 and Baumstein moved all-in. Call.

Neumann: K♥K♠ for top set
Baumstein: K♦Q♣ for top two

Baumstein was drawing dead as Neumann chipped up to 120,000. -- RD

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Baumstein wasn't laughing when he found he was drawing dead

8.09pm: Post dinner aggression
The first real bit of aggression seen since the restart saw a Shaun Deeb raise to 4,200 from the hijack and an 11,500 three-bet from Scott Baumstein on the button. Deeb didn't have the goods to continue and folded. -- MC

8pm: Back from the break
The players have returned to the TV table after a 70-minute break. The last level was a dramatic one that could have seen Shaun Dee take a monster lead in chips and in bounties (the player with the most at the end of the tournament takes an extra $25,000). He got it in against Michael Binger with kings to ace-king and lost. He's had to start grinding again and is back up to 120,000. Scott Baumstein is our chip leader with 157,000. -- RD

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Shaun Deeb

PokerStars Blog reporting team in the Bahamas (in order of consecutive days worked here at the PCA): Rick Dacey (11) and Marc Convey (9).