Event 46, No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed - Live Updates

Day 3 Live Updates

06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - Commisso Survives Suck Out City!

Joe Commisso
Winnar!

The drama is finally over here heads just as we were entering an unbelievable 5th hour with more than 200 hands played between the two combatants.

The action heated up right away at the beginning of the hour with Joe Commisso and Richard Lyndaker getting it all again pre flop and this time Commisso was ahead with A 9 versus Lyndaker's 10 8.

However, the flop fell in Lyndaker's favor with K 8 2 and his pair held up on the 5 4 turn and river.

Lyndaker grabbed the slight lead until a few hands later it when Commisso got it all in pre flop with A 8 against Lyndaker's J 10. This time the ace came through when the board showed A 7 5 K 7 and Lyndaker was crippled.

He still wouldn't go away though, getting it all in facing another Commisso ace and doubling up.

This time it was Q 7 for Lyndaker against Commisso's A 8 and when the board dropped 10 7 4 4 9 Lyndaker was still breathing.

The chip lead was still a healthy 7-1 when they butted heads again after playing the 200th hand heads up. Commisso found another ace to call Lyndaker's shove with, but Lyndaker's king paired up and he doubled again.

A few hands later they were at it again with Commisso holding A 3 against Lyndaker's Q J and once again Lyndaker hit.

Eventually the K J 3 6 10 board put the match back in Lyndaker's favor with $5.2 million to $2.9 million as the hour came near to a close.

Joe then got it all in with an open ended straight draw against Richard's top pair and hit his money card on the turn to double and turn the tide in his favor with $6.3 million to $1.8 million.

And finally the two got it all in pre flop with Commisso holding A Q against Lyndaker's 7 9.

The heads up marathon looked to be over on the Q 4 10 flop and was over when the 10 turned.

Commisso had won $911,855 for first and piece of WSOP jewelry, while Lyndaker had to settle for the $570,551 second place cash.

Check back here a little later for an interview with Joe.

Level
29
Blinds
60000/120000
Ante
15000
Average Stack
$8,050,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - We Need A Cooler In Here

This heads-up match can only be called epic now that we're going into the fourth hour and it's clear that Richard Lyndaker is not going away.

Lyndaker had climbed back to even before Joe Commisso put his foot down on the accelerator again and grabbed hold of the match.

In the hand that turned the tide Commisso completed and Lyndaker checked. Once Lyndaker checked the 10 10 6 flop Commisso made it $150,000 to see a turn.

Lyndaker called and the 4 was revealed.

Once again Lyndaker checked called a Commisso bet, but this time it was $375,000. The river was the 8 and Lyndaker checked again allowing Commisso to make a $1 million bet.

Lyndaker passed and Commisso's lead was back.

It wouldn't last though, as Lyndaker won another series of pots then pushed Commisso off a big pot and took control.

Lyndaker made it $225,000 and Commisso reraised to $500,000. Lyndaker made the call sending us to the 8 5 4 flop. Commisso made it $750,000, but when Lyndaker pushed he was forced to lay it down.

Stacking his chips Lyndaker was up to $5.3 million after the hand while Commisso had just $2.6 million.

But as easily as he'd gained it, Lyndaker lost the lead. A $6.9 million pot got shipped over to Commisso when he pushed all in facing a $700k bet from Lyndaker on a A Q 8 7 board. Lyndaker made the call with A K but Commisso had caught two pair holding Q 7. The 10 river changed nothing and Commisso had not only doubled up, but could see the finish line with $6.9 million to around $1 million.

Lyndaker got down to $800k then doubled shoving with A Q while Commisso called with Q 6. The 7 3 3 3 K board couldn't end the match.

The chip lead was still 6-2 for Commisso, however, and he continued to use it.

Lyndaker was back down to $1.4 million when he pushed in again with K J. Commisso made the reluctant call with K 9 and the A 7 4 5 A board didn't end the match either.

Commisso's lead was down to $5 million to $3 million and his inability to close this thing out had turned the match into a marathon heading into the fourth hour of heads up play.

Level
29
Blinds
60000/120000
Ante
15000
Average Stack
$4,025,000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - The More Things Change...

Joe Commisso
Say it aint so Joe.

Joe Commisso had been rolling over Richard Lyndaker for the first part of the past hour building a big chip lead again, but that all came crashing down rather quickly.

Commisso limped the button Lyndaker tapped the table. Both checked the A 4 2 flop bringing us to the 6. The tension began to mount as both players checked letting the Q come down on the river.

Lyndaker checked but Commisso took a stab betting $225,000. Once again Lyndaker check-raised, bumping it to $825k and Commisso made the call.

Lyndaker threw A 6 on the felt showing aces up and Commisso threw his cards in the muck.
Lyndaker was back to $3.6 million and Commisso down to $4.38 million rendering all the pots he'd picked up in the half hour moot.

The players took a 20-minute break soon after and end this hour pretty much exactly where they were at the end of the last one. But of course, the price of poker is going up and if Commisso keeps his foot on the gas we'll get there soon.

Level
28
Blinds
50000/100000
Ante
10000
Average Stack
$4,025,000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - Things Done Changed

Joe Commisso no longer looks like a lock to grab gold here after doubling Richard Lyndaker yet again over the past hour.

Things have tightened since then with Lyndaker now up to $3.48 million to Commisso's 4.56 million.

The big hand played out with Commisso making yet another button raise making it $130,000 to see a flop. Lyndaker called and the flop fell Q 7 2. Lyndaker checked and Commisso came firing again betting $200,000. Not to be outdone, Lyndaker pulled out the old check-raise bumping it to $475,000 and Commisso shoved.

Lyndaker made the call with 10 7 and was ahead of Joe's K 6. With Commisso begging for a spade or a king the Q came down on the turn and the river was the 6 keeping Lyndaker in the lead for good.

Now with forty or fifty big blinds a piece both players are now deep and the match is definitely taking on a tighter feel with smaller pots.

Level
27
Blinds
40000/80000
Ante
10000
Average Stack
$4,025,000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - Final Table - Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure

Joe Commisso has taken two shots at trying to knock out Richard Lyndaker, but failed, though his call might be regarded as somewhat questionable in the first case. Although Lyndaker doubled up, Commisso's relentless aggression knocked Lyndaker right back down to a million, but he's just managed double up yet again. Commisso still retains a 3:1 lead however.

Whaaaaaaaat? 

Joe Commisso raises from the button to $150,000 as he does almost every button. For the third time in a row, Lyndaker moved all-in, but this time, Joe Commisso had clearly had enough and called with K 4, Lyndaker showed A 7 and survived thanks to a 9 9 7 9 4 board.

Ahead This Time

Commisso began pounding down Lyndaker's stack once more, reducing him quickly to just $1,000,000 from the $3,000,000 he'd clawed back to. Lyndaker moved all-in for his whole stack and Commisso made the call with A 7. Lyndaker showed K 6 and managed to win on the 6 8 9 8 Q board, despite his opponent having 17 outs(!) to hit on the turn.

Lyndaker's back in this, but he's going to really to play as many big pots as possible otherwise Commisso will just keep chipping him away.

Chip Counts courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com 

 Joe Commisso
 $6,110,000
 Richard Lyndaker $1,194,000

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$4,025,000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - Final Table - One On One

The two remaining players are playing pretty deep now, so this heads up could well go on for a while. Commisso still retains a 2:1 chip lead over Lyndaker but a single coinflip will reverse the chip counts. Lyndaker is gradually clawing chips back but hasn't made any significant gains just yet.

I Have Teh Ace, Honest!

Commisso raises to $150,000 from the button with Lyndaker making the call. Both check the A-A-9 flop before Lyndaker fires out $180,000 on the 5 turn. Commisso raises to $450,000 and quickly elicits a fold from his opponent, before showing Q-2.

Touche

Commisso raises to $150,000 and Lyndaker re-raises to $520,000. Commisso makes the call, but then folds when Lyndaker bets $450,000 on the K 8 4 flop and Commisso folds. Lyndaker shows 9 6.

Putting The Squeeze On

Commisso has pushed his younger opponent right back down, Lyndaker had button raised and continuation bet on the T 6 2 flop for $220,000. Commisso check/raised to $660,000 and Lyndaker agonized before folding. He's down to just less than $2,000,0000 against Commisso's $6,000,000

Chip Counts courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Joe Commisso
$6,550,000
Joe Lyndaker
$1,500,000
Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$2,683,333
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - Final Table - Commisso Takes Over

Joe Commisso has begun take complete control since we've gone three-handed, he's picked up big pots from both players and regularly re-raised putting a lot of pressure on the other two guys, neither of whom seem to want to bust out in 3rd.

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!

Joe Commisso raises from the button and Edward Ochana makes the call from the blinds. The flop comes out 2 9 J and Commisso bets $160,000, Ochana makes the call and then leads out for $280,000 on the 5 turn. This time Commisso makes the call, the river is the 5, now Ochana bets $500,000 and Commisso makes the call again showing J 7. Ochana mucks and Commisso is almost at the $5,000,000 mark.

Ochana The Goner! (Out in 3rd)

Edward Ochana raises from the button with Richard Lyndaker calling from the blind. Both players check the 8 3 2 flop, Lyndaker check raises Ochana's $130,000 bet to $310,000 on the 9 turn. Ochana made the call and the river was the T. Lyndaker moved-in and Ochana felt priced in to call with his Q T, but Lyndaker had caught him, making a straight with J 7 on the river. We're head-up!

Chip Counts

Joe Commisso
$5,365,000
Richard Lyndaker $2,685,000

 

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$2,683,333
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - Final Table - And Then There Were Three...

Wow, what an action-packed hour we've had! Six-handed play is well known for it's aggressive play but the action really has been furiously quick today as we've lost three players in less than an hour

Davidi Done! (Out in 6th place)

Davidi Kitai was the short stack at the table but couldn't crucially pick up that double up to catch up with the field, he got all-in with T T against Richard Lyndaker's K K but couldn't improve on the A A 3 2 A board. He takes home $120,693.

Lutz Spills Gutz! (Out in 5th)

Richard Lyndaker was again the executioner as he raised to $85,000 and Lutz re-raised to $210,000 from the button. Lyndaker made the call before leading out for $275,000 on the 9 Q 8 flo. Lutz min-raised to $550,000 and Lyndaker quickly moved in with Lutz calling just as fast, turning over A A, but Lyndaker flipped 9 9 for a set, and Lutz failed to catch his two outer. He wins $174,041 for his fifth placed finish.

Can't Play It Again, Sam! (Gone In 4th)

The lone Brit, Sam Trickett has been knocked out in 4th place having, like Lutz, an overpair into a set. Trickett had raised to $90,000 with Edward Ochana calling from the blinds, the latter then lead out on the T 8 6 flop for $105,000 and Trickett raised to $425,000 and Ochana moved in with Trickett calling. Ocahna flipped his sixes, way ahead of Trickett's kings. No help came for the boy from Nottingham and he's out in 4th place winning $245,927

Chip Counts courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Joe Commisso
$3,557,000
Richard Lyndaker
$2,490,000
Edward Ochana
$2,023,000

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$2,683,333
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/28/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 46 - Final Table - Saddle Up!

And play has just kicked off in one of the arguably toughest events in the WSOP calendar, the $5,000 6-handed event. The table, apart from the short stack Davidi Kitai, who won an earlier pot-limit event, are all mostly unknown players, but by the end of this event, at least one will be the WSOP's newest bracelet winner.

Chip Counts courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Richard Lyndaker
$2,248,000
Joe Commisso $1,892,000
Tom Lutz
$1,792,000
Sam Trickett
$918,000
Edward Ochana
$855,000
Davidi Kitai $355,000

 

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
$1,341,667
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1

Event Information

Event Name
Event 46, No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed
Venue
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2008-06-26
Final Day
2008-06-28
Buy In
$5,000
Entrants
805
Prize Pool
$3,783,500
First Prize
$911,830

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Joe Commisso $911,855
2 Richard Lyndaker $570,551
3 Edward Ochana $368,891
4 Sam Trickett $245,927
5 Tom Lutz $174,041

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