Wednesday, March 7, 2012

YouTube video: The Director Cut: Jason Mercier Eliminated by Jonathan Duhamel



The Directors Cut:

Shortly after reaching the money, Jason Mercier runs his pocket tens into the pocket kings of Jonathan Duhamel.

25th-30th Place Finishers

The following players have been eliminated in 25th to 30th places. They will each earn $19,200 for their efforts. The remaining 24 players are guaranteed a payday of at least $22,420.

25th Place: Tyler Patterson

26th Place: Tommy Vedes

27th Place: Jason Mercier

28th Place: Allen Cunningham

29th Place: Joe Nguyen

30th Place: Ben May

31st-36th Place Finishers

The following players have been eliminated in 31st to 36th places.  They will each earn $16,000 for their efforts. The remaining 30 players are guaranteed a payday of at least $19,200.

31st Place: Danny Qutami

32nd Place: Robert Fox, Jr.

33rd Place: Linda Johnson

34th Place: Bryce Yockey

35th Place: Fabrice Soulier

36th Place: Andrew Watson

YouTube video: Jason Mercier Eliminated by Jonathan Duhamel



Shortly after reaching the money, Jason Mercier runs his pocket tens into the pocket kings of Jonathan Duhamel.

Jason Mercier eliminated by Jonathan Duhamel






Jason Mercier was all in preflop holding the [Ts][Tc] against the [Kd][Kc] of Jonathan Duhamel. The board ran out [Ac][5h][5c][Jd][Jh], and Duhamel eliminated Mercier to bring the field down to 26 players. Duhamel will collect $5,000 and pad his chip stack to roughly 960,000.

Tyler Patterson has joined our featured table


Tyler Patterson has just taken the 2 seat on our live featured table, and he promptly tweeted about it.  We caught him in the act!

YouTube video: Kathy Liebert Bubbles the Bay 101



With 36 spots finishing in the money, Kathy Liebert is eliminated on the money bubble by Men "The Master" Nguyen at the Bay 101 Shooting Star.

Fabrice Soulier has been eliminated


Fabrice Soulier has been eliminated when his [5d][5c] was outraced by his opponent's [Ad][6d].  The board came [Ks][Ac][3h][9h][2c], and Fabrice will exit this tournament in 35th place, earning $16,000 for his efforts.

Kathy Liebert is the "bubble girl" / Players now in the money


Kathy Liebert was all in for 92,000 with A-Q against the [Ac][Tc] of Men "The Master" Nguyen.  The flop fell a brutal [Ts][9c][8c], and the club on the turn sealed Kathy Liebert's fate.  She will be the "bubble girl," and the remaining 36 players are now in the money.

The field has redrawn for seats at six 6-handed tables and will continue playing 2,500/5,000 blinds with a 500 ante.

Josh Arieh crippled and tilted


Josh Arieh lost a huge pot on the money bubble with pocket queens against his opponent's pocket kings.  Visibly tilted, Josh decided to take a hand or two off to take a walk.  Josh now has around 100,000, which is about 20 big blinds.

Tournament is now hand for hand

With 37 players remaining, the tournament is now playing hand for hand.  Each table will play one hand and then hold up until one more player has gone broke.  Then the remaining 36 players will be in the money, and they will redraw for seats at six 6-handed tables.

David Pham has been eliminated


David Pham has been eliminated in 38th place, just short of the money, when his aces were cracked by Jonathan Duhamel's Q-J.  Duhamel turned two pair before the money got in, and Pham failed to improve on the river.

YouTube video: David Pham Clicks it Back



Facing a four-bet from the opponent to his left, David Pham clicks back a five-bet near the money bubble of the Bay 101 Shooting Star.

YouTube video: Taylor Von Kriegenbergh knocks out 2 players



Chau Giang, a $5,000 bounty, moves all-in and Owais Ahmed calls. Taylor von Kriegenbergh then moves all-in and Ahmed goes into the tank.

Nine players to the money

The tournament staff has just broken another table, which means that only 45 players remain.  The top 36 players will make the money, with a mincash worth $16,000.  But all players have their eyes on the first place prize of $960,900 (includes a $25,500 WPT Champtionship Seat).  When the tournament hits the money, the players will redraw for seats, and the remainder of the tournament will play 6-handed.  Play will continue tonight until there are 18 players, or until the level completes that is playing at midnight.

David Pham has joined our featured table

David Pham has taken the empty seat 2 on our featured table, along with Fabrice Soulier in seat 1, Chau Giang in seat 3, Owais Ahmed in seat 6, Jonathan Duhamel in seat 8, and Taylor Von Kriegenburgh in seat 9.

You can view the live stream by going to www.Bay101Live.com.

Cards are back in the air

Players are back from their dinner break and are now playing 2,000/4,000 blinds with a 500 ante.

Tweets from the Dinner Break














Players are on dinner break

Players are now on their one hour dinner break.  When they return, they will be playing 2,000/4,000 blinds with a 500 ante.  There are 48 players remaining, which means the average stack is 227,500.  The top 36 players will make the money, and there will be a redraw into six 6-handed tables when that happens.

Our live stream at www.Bay101Live.com will be back online at approximately 8pm PST.

Chau Giang has joined our featured table

Chau Giang has just joined our live streaming table in the 3 seat, though he comes to the table short-stacked with under 20 big blinds.  You can watch by heading to www.Bay101Live.com, where you can also see Fabrice Soulier (seat 1), Jonathan Duhamel (seat 8), and Taylor Von Kriegenbergh (seat 9).

Chau Giang doubles up


Chau Giang has just doubled up in dramatic fashion.  He was all in preflop with the best hand, holding pocket nines against his opponent's pocket sixes.  The flop fell 2-5-4, giving Chau's opponent a gutshot straight draw to go along with his draw to a set.  The miracle fell an unfortunate six, leaving Chau drawing to a bigger set, or a chopped pot if a 3 hit the river.  The river gave Chau the nine he needed, and he will survive and double up.

Vanessa Selbst has been eliminated

Vanessa Selbst has been eliminated when her set fell to her opponent's straight


Blinds are up to 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante

Tweets from the Break






















Players are now on break


The tournament staff are now coloring up and racing off the 100 chips while the 68 players remaining take a 15 minute break.

YouTube video: Michael Mizrachi Eliminated



Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is eliminated on Day 2 of the 2012 Bay 101 Shooting Star event.

Michael Mizrachi has been eliminated


Michael Mizrachi was all in preflop holding the [Ad][9d] against his opponent's [Ac][Kc].  The Grinder picked up a flush draw when the flop fell [Qd][Kd][Qh].  He picked a straight draw as well when the turn fell [Jc].  But the river blanked out for Mizrachi, and he was eliminated with 69 players left.

YouTube video: Marko Trapani, Jr. with an Emotional Double Up!


Marko Trapani, Jr. doubles up late on Day 2 of the event his father made so great, the Marko Trapani Bay 101 Shooting Star.

YouTube video: Michael Mizrachi Triples Up



Michael Mizrachi is all-in against two opponents on Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star.

JC Tran new chip leader, over 400k

JC Tran now has over 400,000 chips and is the current chip leader.

YouTube video: Marko Trapani, Jr. at the Bay 101 Shooting Star



Marko Trapani, Jr. talks with Matt Savage on break at the event named after his father.

YouTube video: Christian Harder Eliminated



Christian Harder is eliminated on Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event.

Players are now on break

The 81 remaining players are now on break.  When they return, they will be playing 1,200/2,400 blinds with a 400 ante.  The average stack is currently 133,000.

Christian Harder has been eliminated



YouTube video: Jason Mercier Making Moves on Day 2

After starting Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star with just over 20,000 in chips, Jason Mercier is now up to just under 200,000. He talks with Tournament Director Matt Savage on a break.

Click here to view the video in HD

Marko Trapani, Jr. Runs Deep on Day 2

Marko Trapani, Jr. signs an autograph

With 88 players remaining, one player to watch is Marko Trapani, Jr.  His brother Chris Trapani made a deep run when he got 12th place in last year's event.  Not to mention that the full title of this event is "Marko Trapani's Shooting Star," named after their father.  Marko currently sits on a stack of 120,000.

Chip leader photos

Currently Jason Mercier sits in 1st place with almost 300,000 chips

Tyler Patterson is hot on Jason's heels in 2nd place

Jonathan Little is also in the top 10

Tweets from the Break


















Players are now on break

Photos from around the room

Elky awards his bounty to Jonathan Duhamel

Allen Cunningham

Antonio Esfandiari's bounty is collected

Chau Giang is all in

Mike Matusow is eliminated by Jonathan Little

David "Doc" Sands

YouTube video: Elky Eliminated by Jonathan Duhamel


Bertrand Grospellier is eliminated by his friend Jonathan Duhamel on Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star. Duhamel not only gets Elky's chips, but a $5,000 cash bounty and the commemorative t-shirt.
Click here to view the video in HD

YouTube video: Jonathan Duhamel Takes a Monster Pot Early


Jonathan Duhamel takes a huge pot to eliminate Nicholas Grippo early on Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star.
Click here to view the video in HD

YouTube video: Mike Matusow in a wild hand on Day 2


In a crazy hand of AA vs. KK vs. QQ (with another player who open folded QQ before the flop), Mike Matusow is eliminated from the Bay 101 Shooting Star.
Click here to view the video in HD

Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier eliminated by Jonathan Duhamel


Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier was all in preflop with AQ vs the pocket threes of Jonathan Duhamel.  Elky picked up a straight draw to go with his two overs on the turn, but the river bricked, eliminating Elky and giving Jonathan the bounty.

A video will be posted shortly.

Players are now on break

When the players return, they will be playing 800/1,600 blinds with a 200 ante.  The board reads 119 players remaining.

Mike Matusow has been eliminated


Mike Matusow was all in with pocket queens, but ran into the pocket aces of Jonathan Little.  Amazingly, another player was all in with pocket kings, and Gabe Walls folded the other two queens face up.  With little hope for surviving, Jonathan's aces held up to eliminate Mike Matusow.

Day 2 is Underway

Cards are in the air, and the 149 players from Day 1a and Day 1b are now playing 600/1,200 blinds with a 200 ante.  The plan is to play down to the final 18 players, or not start a new level after midnight.

You can watch our live streaming table by going to www.Bay101Live.com.  Here are the featured table participants:

SEAT FIRST LAST CHIP COUNT
1 Nicholas Grippo 110,800
2 David Frazee 14,800
3 Ronald Lee 84,100
4 Randy Gil 46,100
5 Bertrand Grospellier 46,100
6 Steve Silva 26,200
7 Steven Michaelis 52,200
8 Jonathan Duhamel 102,200
9 John Clenney 79,600

Red indicates a Shooting Star bounty

Day 2 Seating Assignments (with chip counts)

FIRST LAST CHIP COUNT TABLE SEAT
Nicholas Grippo 110,800 22 1
David Frazee 14,800 22 2
Ronald Lee 84,100 22 3
Randy Gil 46,100 22 4
Bertrand Grospellier 46,100 22 5
Steve Silva 26,200 22 6
Steven Michaelis 52,200 22 7
Jonathan Duhamel 102,200 22 8
John Clenney 79,600 22 9
Marco Johnson 70,500 23 1
Gavin Griffin 27,400 23 2
Dzung Nguyen 110,000 23 3
Mike Heshmati 34,100 23 4
Allen Cunningham 122,200 23 5
Shayae Heine 23,000 23 6
David Sands 52,400 23 7
Mike LaBarbera 44,400 23 8
Cheryl Svenson 99,800 23 9
24 1
Gabe Walls 57,800 24 2
Ian Steinman 27,200 24 3
Sakat Botra 13,500 24 4
Mike Matusow 83,800 24 5
Gary Tighe 102,800 24 6
Bruce Kramer 62,500 24 7
Jonathan Little 101,100 24 8
Ron Burke 78,000 24 9
Thomas Marchese 62,000 25 1
Jake Solis 33,500 25 2
25 3
Philippe Boucher 21,500 25 4
Linda Johnson 76,000 25 5
May Silver 155,200 25 6
John Davies 22,600 25 7
Janet Agonoy 49,000 25 8
Joe Nguyen 46,600 25 9
David Pham 86,300 26 1
Ryan Lawrence 68,700 26 2
Tam Nguyen 32,900 26 3
Saurabh Patel 50,900 26 4
Kathy Liebert 61,500 26 5
Tri Huynh 54,000 26 6
Jimmy Zeledon 49,100 26 7
Alexandru Gorevich 82,200 26 8
Randy Melton 41,600 26 9
Owais Ahmed 82,300 27 1
Anthony Ajlouny 66,600 27 2
Chris Swan 43,700 27 3
Kevin McGowan 91,600 27 4
David Williams 61,200 27 5
John Zayas 19,000 27 6
Shannon Shorr 183,400 27 7
Joseph Elpayoa 95,100 27 8
Sacain Hudi 70,400 27 9
Stephen Chidwick 107,000 28 1
Karthik Sundaram 35,100 28 2
Layne Flack 96,900 28 3
Mario Delis 77,700 28 4
Nam Lee 54,800 28 5
Josh Bergman 93,200 28 6
Baltazar Villa 14,700 28 7
Brian Brubaker 55,400 28 8
Ubaid Habib 58,200 28 9
Mark Violetti 20,400 29 1
Dan Shak 59,100 29 2
Scott Vener 31,000 29 3
Ngoc Tran 32,900 29 4
Vanessa Selbst 125,400 29 5
David Peters 142,100 29 6
Grantland Hillman 97,000 29 7
Robert Fox 99,800 29 8
Tyler Patterson 59,600 29 9
Michael Wywroc 51,400 30 1
Tommy Vedes 111,000 30 2
Tom McCormick 28,800 30 3
Mike Harvey 117,400 30 4
Men Nguyen 80,600 30 5
Danny Le 95,700 30 6
Steve Gross 50,400 30 7
Neil Blumenfield 139,400 30 8
Paul Richardson 95,000 30 9
Michael Kamran 18,000 31 1
Terrence Byrnes 37,200 31 2
Sameer Aljawepi 38,600 31 3
Eric Nickelson 73,400 31 4
Antonio Esfandiari 35,300 31 5
Kiran Desai 26,000 31 6
Pho Tri 11,200 31 7
David Marshall 43,200 31 8
David Miller 20,500 31 9
Kent Washington 131,000 32 1
Bryce Yockey 245,300 32 2
Kevin Nguyen 88,200 32 3
Evi Woong Kim 32,000 32 4
Marvin Rettenmaier 87,200 32 5
Leland Neal 115,500 32 6
Joe Serock 90,800 32 7
Ben May 77,600 32 8
John Nguyen 13,300 32 9
Josh Arieh 88,400 33 1
Amir Lehavot 45,400 33 2
Pete Nguyen 148,800 33 3
Christ Summers 188,200 33 4
Chau Giang 41,000 33 5
Andrew Watson 128,800 33 6
Cliff Lee 89,800 33 7
Andrew Badecker 48,900 33 8
Mark Mosqueda 32,700 33 9
Shawn Buchanan 83,600 34 1
Moon Kim 114,800 34 2
David Chow 38,000 34 3
Danny Qutami 97,300 34 4
J.C. Tran 114,300 34 5
Nghia Chu 71,100 34 6
Todd Terry 30,300 34 7
Amir Khaziri 177,700 34 8
Scott Eskenazi 34,400 34 9
Christian Harder 107,700 35 1
Marko Trapani 72,900 35 2
Sean Getzwiller 56,100 35 3
James Calderaro 40,300 35 4
Michael Mizrachi 129,900 35 5
Brandon Wong 195,600 35 6
Billy DeRego 76,400 35 7
Taylor Van Kriegenberg 181,300 35 8
Adam Geyer 63,900 35 9
36 1
Andrew Sakai 113,100 36 2
Erik Cajelais 128,900 36 3
Michael Aron 104,600 36 4
Fabrice Soulier 78,300 36 5
Scott Baumstein 133,600 36 6
Haroun Dalaig 119,200 36 7
JJ Liu 81,400 36 8
Narendra Banwari 86,000 36 9
Larry Odegard 35,200 37 1
Mike McClain 121,800 37 2
Dang Kellsrvon 16,900 37 3
Henry So 73,700 37 4
Jason Mercier 20,300 37 5
Mike Byrnes 52,900 37 6
Jeff Sluzinski 58,900 37 7
Brian Park 98,900 37 8
Darren Elias 73,800 37 9
Alexandru Masek 38,000 41 1
Jim Collopy 79,400 41 2
41 3
Eli Beg 56,200 41 4
Scott Seiver 56,500 41 5
David Bertelsen 30,400 41 6
Tu Van Dinm 60,900 41 7
Kevin O'Donnell 57,200 41 8
Matt Keikon 57,400 41 9