Event 29, Pot-Limit Hold'em - Live Updates

Day 3 Live Updates

07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

John Gale takes the Crown

John Gale has battled back one more time and won the 2006 WSOP Event 29: Pot-Limit Hold'em. It was an exciting final hand that saw Maros Lechman bet the pot blind before the flop. The flop came up 10 9 7 and Gale moved all-in. Lechman called showing A 6 while Gale flipped up K 9 for the lead. The turn came 5 and Gale was so excited he couldn't look. The river let Gale rest easy because it was 2. Gale takes home $374,849 and a WSOP bracelet.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

Lechman climbing back

Maros Lechman has been relentless the last few hands. He has either raised or re-raised John Gale on almost every hand. Gale has been folding frequently. Lechman is chip leader again with $870,000 while Gale has seen his stack dwindle to $540,000.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

Play swings the other way and Gale leads

John Gale has forced his way back into the game is now leading Maros Lechman. Gale has $865,000 while Lechman now holds $545,000.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
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1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

Play swings the other way and Gale leads

John Gale has forced his way back into the game is now leading Maros Lechman. Gale has $865,000 while Lechman now holds $545,000.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

Lechman takes the chip lead

Maros Lechman holds all of the momentum at this moment, having just taken over the chip lead after moving all-in with the board showing T 7 3 8 and while holding T 8 to Gale's T 7. Both men had two pair but Lechman's Ten and 8s put him in the lead, and the river sealed the deal with the Q.

Lechman now has $740,000 to Gale's $655,000.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

Lechman doubles again

Maros Lechman has escaped elimination again after doubling up at John Gale's expense. He reraised Gale's $35,000 bet to $105,000, and after Gale called, moved all-in blind. The flop came 4 3 2 and Gale called with T 7 to Lechman's A T, meaning Lechman needed to avoid a spade to stay alive. The turn came 2, and miraculously the river came neither seven nor spade but A, doubling Lechman up and keeping him in contention.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

Gale Claims Ho as Yet Another Victim

Kevin Ho has been eliminated by John Gale in 3rd place, taking home $103,408 in winnings, and most likely propelling John Gale to an unfortunate victory. Unfortunately for Ho, this time Gale was actually playing reasonable poker. Here's how it went down: Kevin Ho raised $43,000 from the button. Gale raised it up to $115,000 from the big blind, and Ho called. The flop came A T 8. Gale bet $200,000, which prompted Ho to move all in. Gale swiftly called, showing A J. Ho turned over J 9 for a straight draw. But the turn of K and the river of 3 showed Ho no love, and he was a goner. Gale now has $1,200,000 in chips, and is looking at heads up with Lechman, who has $208,000.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

Lechman Doubles Up Two Times

Maros Lechman has doubled up twice in a row, once off Kevin Ho and once off the unpredictable John Gale. The first time, Lechman's K Q held up against Ho's 8 4 (um, what?), and the second time when his A K held up against Gale's T 9. If Gale had taken Lechman out with that hand, that would have been the THIRD player eliminated today by Gale, and the second he eliminated by getting extremely dumb luck... John Gale...
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

So long, Joe

2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joseph Hachem has been eliminated from this event. He moved all-in with the board showing K 4 3 8 and was called by John Gale, who showed A 3 to the Aussie's K 9. Hachem's top pair advantage disintegrated on the river, however, when Gale caught the A to make two pair and bounce Hachem from contention. Hachem takes home $90,482 for his efforts.

John Gale is the chip leader with $685,000, followed by Kevin Ho with $516,000. Maros Lechman will need to make some moves to survive, as he is the small stack with $78,000.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
07/22/2006 (8 years ago)

And Alas, Alex Jacob is Out

After starting the day with a large lead, and then making one or two seriously questionable (bad) calls, Alex Jacob has been eliminated in 5th place. It all happened when Jacob tried to steal the blinds with a 9 4. He bet out $56,000, but was put all-in by Hachem, who woke up to Q Q. The board came like this: A Q 9 2 K. Alex takes home $77,556, and Hachem now looks down upon a semi-respectable stack for the first time today. He now has $228,000.
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
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Players Left
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Event Information

Event Name
Event 29, Pot-Limit Hold'em
Venue
Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2006-07-19
Final Day
2006-07-21
Buy In
$2,500
Entrants
562
Prize Pool
$1,292,600
First Prize
$374,849

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 John Gale $374,849
2 Maros Lechman $197,768
3 Kevin Ho $103,408
4 Joe Hachem $90,482
5 Alex Jacob $77,556

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