PCA 2011 $5,000 Bounty Shootout: Final table, level 7 & 8 updates (blinds 2,000-4,000, ante 400)

PCA-2010-thumbnail.jpg12.25pm: Deeb aggression pays
Shaun Deeb is back up to 140,000 after four-betting all-in. He min raised to 8,000 from the cut-off to face a 21,000 Michael Binger three-bet from the button. His answer was to shove for 117,300 to take the pot down as Binger folded.

The very next hand Deeb three-bet all-in from the big blind after a Scott Baumstein button raise. The raise got through to add another 14,000 to his stack. That was the last hand of the level and the players are on a short break. -- MC

12.17am: Calling quickly didn't help Deeb
Shaun Deeb raised to 8,000 from the button and faced a 62,000 shove from Scott Baumstein in the big blind. Deeb said as he called: "If I call quickly, I might win."

Deeb: A♥2♣
Baumstein: A♣3♣

The board ran K♦J♦9♣3♠4♣. The pot had looked good for a chop but that three on the turn doubled-up Baumstein. Deeb is down to 111,500 chips. -- MC

12.11am: Deeb let back in
Shaun Deeb is back into second with 176,700 after a big bluff from Scott Baumstein. Baumstein opened from the button and Deeb defended the big blind. Deeb then check-raised the A♠T♦4♣ flop from 9,200 to 27,000. Baumstein came back over the top for 55,000 and Deeb shoved. Baumstein passed and is now the short stack. -- RD


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Shaun Deeb is chipped up again


12.05am: Chen finds a river
Andrew Chen played a dangerous game with his short stack but found a pair on the river to move up to 136,100. He raised to 8,000 on the button and both Shaun Deeb and Michael Binger called out of the blinds. The flop came 3♦T♦5♣ and Deeb led for 12,000 and was only called by Chen. Deeb fired 22,500 on the turn and Chen called again to see the K♦ river. Deeb stared at Chen's 50,000ish stack and decided to check as did Chen who tabled K♥Q♥ for the pot as Deeb mucked.

The very next hand Deeb shoved from the button and took the blinds and antes. -- MC

11.50pm: Baumstein raises and takes, then shoves
Scott Baumstein opened for 4,500 from the cut-off and swept the blinds. The next hand Michael Binger raised into his big blind and Baumstein shoved all-in for around 120,000. Binger open-folded pocket deuces. -- RD


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Scott Baumstein forced a fold


11.46pm: Binger extends lead
Michael Binger is up to 239,000 after catching Andrew Chen bluffing pre-flop. Chen raised to 9,000 from the button to face a big blind 25,000 three-bet from Binger. Chen's answer was to four-bet to 47,000 and that prompted Binger to stare down his opponent before moving all-in. Chen smiled and threw his cards into the muck. -- MC

11.35pm: Binger takes chip lead from Deeb
Deeb opened from the cut-off and was three-bet by Michael Binger to 20,500. Deeb made the call. Both players checked the Q♥7♣A♦ flop. Deeb led 26,200 into the J♠ turn and Binger made the call. Both players checked the 5♠ river. Binger showed down pocket kings to take the lead with 189,000.

Deeb looks very frustrated right now. -- RD


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Michael Binger has had a huge turn in fortunes


11.30pm: Binger doubles after sneaky river bet
Michael Binger has doubled up to 137,300 through Andrew Chen. Chen raised from the button and Binger defended to the 8♥J♠5♦ flop where both players checked. The turn came 5♥. Binger led out and Chen called to the T♥ river. It was here that Binger led for a relatively small 11,000 and this induced Chen to shove with A♦K♣ but Binger snap called with A♥7♠ for the nuts. William Reynolds in the commentary box was in love with Binger's play. -- MC

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 2,000-4,000, ANTE 400


11.22pm: Chen wins with nines
Andrew Chen cautiously played pocket nines out of position but won the pot to move into the chip lead with 198,800. Scott Baumstein raised to 6,500 from the button and Chen called from the small blind to see the 2♠A♣Q♥ flop. Baumstein c-bet for 7,000 and Chen check-called. Those were the last chips to find their way into the middle as the 2♥7♠ turn and river were checked down. Chen tabled 9♥9♠ and took the pot as his opponent folded. -- MC

11.10pm: Boom switch as Neumann departs
It's taken a while but we've finally lost another player and it's Marko Neumann. His bounty chip goes to Scott Baumstein which takes him into a tie of first with Shaun Deeb on seven. All the chips went in pre flop with Baumstein holding Q♥Q♦ to Neumann's 5♦5♠ and the board ran 7♥3♠2♦K♥6♠. Play, in theory, should quicken up as players widen their ranges.-- MC

11.04pm: Small one for Chen
Andrew Chen has won has small pot off Michael Binger. He raised from the button and Binger defended to see the K♣5♠6♥ flop. That was as far as he was going in the hand though as he check-folded to a 9,000 bet from Chen. -- MC

10.56pm: Deeb overbets the pot
Shaun Deeb opened the button for 6,500 and was called by Michael Binger in the small blind and Marko Neumann in the big blind. The board was checked down to the 8♠9♠J♠T♣3♦ river which Deeb over bet for 25,500. Binger tank folded, Neumann tossed his hand as Deeb moves up to 203,500. -- RD

10.48pm: Deeb retakes chip lead
Shaun Deeb is back into the chip lead with 188,000 after a battle of the blinds with Michael Binger. The limped pot brought a K♦6♠3♣ flop and it was checked to the 8♦ turn. Deeb checked once more then unexpectedly raised when Binger bet 4,000. Binger called the raise to 12,200 before both players checked the Q♦ river. Deeb tabled K♣5♣ and took the pot as Binger mucked. -- MC

10.35pm: Hours and hours
This is going to go on for hours. Not much has been going on. There's still a total of 200 big blinds on the table and if Nick Binger is correct we're not going to be done before 3am. That sounds about right.

In the last hand Deeb raised from the small blind and Binger three-bet from the big blind. Binger back to 104,000. -- RD


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Michael Binger desperately trying to see the end... it is not in sight


10.25pm: Back to it
The first hand back from break saw Scott Baumstein raise from under-the-gun to 6,500 but fold to Shaun Deeb's three-bet to 17,100 from the button.

The next hand Baumstein was folding again when Marko Neumann shoved from the small blind. -- MC

10.15pm: Players returning to the studio floor
We've still got five players here at the Bounty Shootout with just Billy Pilossoph having been knocked out. Andrew Chen was the man to deliver that blow, picking up his $1,000 and moving up to four overall. -- RD

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


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The trophy they're all playing for (and $213,000)


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